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Kurashiki Guesthouse YUURIN-AN

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

=Meet Local Kurashiki & Meet World Traveler=

Kurashiki Guesthouse YUURIN-AN is a property located in the middle of the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. This quarter preserves traditional Japanese streets and houses from Edo, Meiji, and Taisho period. In addition, Kurashiki is famous for art (e.g. Ohara Museum of Art) and folk craft.

Every day between 6:30pm and 7pm we get together in our common area where we check in new guests and have some quality time to meet and interact with other guests. We create a space where they can introduce themselves, get to know each other and create long lasting friendships.
It is our goal to provide this unique encountering so that our guests can take a memorable experience back home.

The building of YUURIN-AN is a 100-year-old Japanese style wooden house. You can experience the traditional lifestyle of Japan.
During the day YUURIN-AN operates as a café serving delicious light meals and desserts and at night it turns into a guesthouse. Guests staying longer than 1 day can leave their belongings in a secure common area at the property.

We offer 5 Japanese tatami-floor dorm rooms, each accommodating up to 2 ~ 6 people.

○Feel traditional Japan
- Stay in a 100-year-old Japanese style wooden house
- ‘Tatami’ flooring rooms and ‘futon’ bedding
- Small beautiful garden
- We have air conditioning in all rooms

○Good location
- 1 min. walk to the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
- 2 min. walk to the Ohara Museum of Art
- 5 min. walk to the Achi shrine
- 12 min. walk from JR Kurashiki station
- post office, supermarket, convenience store, some restaurants are within a walking distance

- Free Wi-Fi access
- ‘Futon’ bedding equipped with sheets, pillows, and blankets
- Shared shower room with shampoo, soap, towels and a hair dryer ( 6:30 pm – 9am)

- Shared kitchen with a microwave, a fridge, a toaster, and kitchenware (7pm – 10:30am)
- Free of charge laundry and drying area
- Free of charge lockers
- No curfew. After 10pm no loud noise in order to respect neighbors and sleeping guests.

○Business hours
- Check in time: 6:30pm – 8pm
- Check out time: by 10am
- Free baggage keeping reception : 8am ~ 18:30pm
*You can leave your baggage on the day of check-in and check-out.
If you want to leave the baggage before check-in in the morning, please tell us in advance.

- Café hours: 11am – 5pm
*The lounge space and rooms are not available during the café hours. There is another common space for guests to have a break and to put baggage. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    It's not your standard hostel, far from it. The building is beautiful, an old 100 year old wooden house. You feel a part of history staying here! The staff are excellent and very welcoming. They have also thought well about how to integrate guests (only about 8-10 guests stay at one time). The breakfast is good value as well! I shared a room (Japanese style, futon on the floor) with three others. Earplugs went in, eye mask went on and I was out like a light. The village is also wonderful.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2019
    I came here 4 years ago on a solo travel and came back because I remembered the warm welcome I received the first time. Obviously faces have changed, but I was not disappointed and the atmosphere is as great as I remembered. The staff super helpful and incredibly friendly, the traditional house comfy and ideally located, and if you have the chance to stay for lunch and try the food they serve in the café, it’s absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend and thanks to all the staff!
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2019
    The best I've ever been to!!!!! Such friendly atmosphere!!! You have to go!
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2019
    I can't recommend enough! Location is perfect, very close to Ohara museum and canal, also a slide away from stores and 10mins away from Kurashiki Station. The staffs are GREAT! Very warm and kind. They will help you with what you need - I was planning my trip to kojisan with their help. Some of them speak very good english. Don't I wish I stay longer! Their check in is at 6:30pm, try to come on time to join their introduction session. It was a great way to know each other.
    Indonesia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Nov 2019
    It’s a bit expensive, but definitely worth it. The staff is great and it’s easy to meet people in the common space.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 Oct 2019
    This hostel was great to meet new people. When you check in everyone takes a group tour together. It allows you to meet everyone easily. The facilities were also nice and a cafe is downstairs with traditional dishes and desserts.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Apr 2019
    Great location . Traditional building that’s why noise travels very easily . Other than that nice little hostel . Staff is the best ! Recommend !
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2019
    Very cool experience if you never tried living in a traditional japanese house. Staff is super friendly and speak good enough english. Kurashiki historical quarters are a must visit. The guest house is situated perfectly
    Sweden, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Jul 2019
    The staff was super friendly and helpful but some of the info on website wasn't accurate. I was expecting a 4 person room with traditional futons like the photos. One room was like that but two of us ended up in a 6 person room in small bunk beds. It was pretty noisy and bright in the room at night, so I wish I had known to bring earplugs and an eye mask. The location in the historic district is great and it's not too hard to get to from Kurashiki station.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    23 Apr 2019
    This guesthouse is very traditional Japanese, the walls are very thin and the dorm doors don't lock.There is nowhere to put your valuable.The atmosphere was good, mainly Japanese guests, which made communication hard.There is an introduction round at check-in, which everyone does at the same time. Staff is incredibly nice.I didn't feel well the day I checked out, so they let me lie down during the day.Overall clean, but not very modern.Unfortunately you can hear everything outside.Good location.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi