Ratings based on 221 Verified Reviews
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
Posted May 26, 2017 on Hotels
We really enjoyed the special care shown by the owner and his wife, even though neither of us possessed the best language skills. From the first showing us where to park and all the things about staying at the guest house, to having tea and treats each evening. Location is great. Just a short walk to a bus stop or walking through eastern Kyoto to all its sights. A personal place to stay.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Next to Kiyomizu-deraPosted Dec 28, 2016
Very nice place. The hosts are very nice. The place is very clean and comfortable. It is in the middle of Kiyomizu area- in the side ally on the right hand side of the picture below
by A verified traveler
Nice hotel , definitely recommendPosted Nov 20, 2016 on Hotels
Very nice Japanese garden , excellent location
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from BC, Canada
So close to Kiyomizu dera!Posted Aug 9, 2016
Cons: if it served breakfast, it would have been great.
Location: Kiyomizu dera, Yasaka Jinja, Kodai-ji temple, numerous shops with traditional items.
It was not the easiest to find because I arrived after dark, but the room was clean and comfortable. The hosts were kind and the best part was that it was so close to Kiyomizu dera. Unlike other temples and shrines in Kyoto, Kiyomizu dera opens at 6 am. I could go there and enjoy before the arrival of the tour buses.
Posted Jul 7, 2016 on Hotels
Great location, very friendly hospitality by the host and nice and convenient rooms. Highly recommended!
by Thomas from Liberec, Czech Republic
Great place to stay in KyotoPosted Jul 5, 2016 on Hotels
We spent a week here in the Japanese style room with futons on the floor, the room was very quiet and comfortable, they have typical Japanese construction with thin walls so you are at the mercy of your neighbors but during our stay all the other guests were quiet, in the evening you are given a tray with hot water in a thermos and green tea bags so you can make fresh tea in the evening and morning, the sounds of the birds and temple gong in the morning was a great way to wake up, the guest house is on a quiet street just a few hundred meters from a major tourist area, they are near a lot of the major temples and museums and shopping areas, it was a half hour walk from the railway station, the older couple who run the place were very nice but their English is not too good but with Google translate we were able to communicate. We would definitely return here and highly recommend it.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Austin
a cozy and convenient and old-style Japanese innPosted Jun 20, 2016
Pros: convenience, decor, cleanliness, graciousness
Cons: Without putting additional burdens on the lovely couple who run it, it would be nice for there to be the option of breakfast at the inn.
Location: Inn is a five-minute walk from Kiyomizudera, one of the most-visited sites in Kyoto, but also convenient to the Gion and the Kamogawa dining area.
Steps away from the street leading up to Kiyomizudera, this little guest house offers a distinctly Japanese experience to travelers prepared for it. Tatami mats, futon, Japanese style fixtures and decor -- all are here, as well as a Western-style room or two. The result is an elegance NOT what the hotel star rating measures. This is a minimalist aesthetic: sleep on the floor? sit on a stool when you shower? tailor your schedule to the rhythms of the whole house? It's not for everyone. The couple who run the guest house are pleasant, kind, and well-versed in running a small inn. Some Japanese language, however, would be a necessity for any guest in the case of unexpected issues!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Scotland
Nice guest housePosted Apr 24, 2016
Everything you need. 4 guest rooms with 2 toilets and 2 showers. Room that we had was spacious. Although the owners didn't speak much English we could still communicate. Nice little touches like getting green tea when we came back in each evening.
Posted Feb 10, 2016 on Hotels
by A verified traveler from UK
Lovely people, great location & price but uncleanPosted Nov 22, 2015
Pros: The owners were lovely and the location was very convenient for Kiyomizu Dera temple and walking to areas such as Gion.
Cons: Cleanliness. It is not acceptable not to have cleaned bedding before new residents.
Location: Convenient for several temples and restaurants. Great okinomiyaki restaurant nearby.
The hotel is very conveniently located, although quite a walk uphill from the nearest station - not great if carrying heavy luggage. Owners lovely, but English very basic and communicated via pre-written cards. Welcome drink provided and hot drink every evening. Two cats on property but I like cats, so not a problem. Biggest problem with this room was cleanliness. Not cleaned at all in 5 days was there and bedding dirty when arrived. Got bug bites from bedding. Shared toilets and sink also unclean. One very small and uncomfortable pillow meant I had to sleep on my cardigan most nights.