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TANAKA-ya Reviews

5-352-8 Miyagawa-suji, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

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77 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Very nice guest house with friendly and helpful owner! The guest house is situated in the Gion district and it is easy to see Geishas on the street which is amazing! It is also close to Kiyomizudera and close to other sightseeing spots. The room was simple but clean and nice! The perfect place to stay for a young couple or people who are happy to stay in a calm and traditional surrounding! I can totally recommend this place!


had a great stay in july. we were in a two-person private, very spacious and tatami mats were comfortable. definitely a quieter place in terms of guests -- i think i saw one guest during our 3 nights and 4 days. floors creak a lot but not really an issue. location is great; quiet and nice neighborhood. saw some geishas. main kyoto sites easily accessible by bus or bus+train once you figure out the bus system, which is easy. get the day pass. thanks!


If you want a no-frills Japanese stay experience in an outstanding location, look no further. Tanaka-san was a delightful host, and even gave a small gift upon departure. Highly recommended stay near the Gion area.

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This was an excellent ryokan style hotel, with amazingly friendly hostess. Her umbrellas were a godsend on a rainy day! Good location, and so much cheaper than the inferior western style hotel we stayed in in Kyoto later on our trip. Highly recommended!

  • 25th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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