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In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes
In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes
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Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse

2.5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationShijo Omiya20 min walk
    Popular LocationNijō Castle1 min drive
    Popular LocationKitano Tenmangū3 min drive
    AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)54 min drive

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Quadruple Room

  • 301 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Twin Room

  • 237 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area


Located in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighborhood, Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse is in the city center. Notable landmarks in the area include Nijō Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace, and travelers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Gion Corner. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Kyoto Railway Museum, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shijo Omiya - 20 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 1 min drive
  • Kitano Tenmangū - 3 min drive
  • Doshisha University - 4 min drive
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Nijo Station - 8 min walk
  • Emmachi Station - 16 min walk
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 82 min drive


  • TENKAIPPIN — 6 min walk
  • Shinrin Shokudo — 8 min walk
  • Cafe Phalam — 8 min walk
  • MOS BURGER — 9 min walk
  • Siam — 11 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse

Kyoto apartments in Central Kyoto, near Nijō Castle
Along with concierge services, this smoke-free apartment building has laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. Each apartment boasts a fireplace and a deep soaking tub, while offering a washer/dryer and a kitchenette. Guests can appreciate conveniences like a refrigerator and a microwave, and other amenities include free WiFi and a balcony. Limited housekeeping is available.
Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse offers 7 accommodations with fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchenettes offer full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and hair dryers.

This Kyoto apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Family friendly

  • Children stay free


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • 20-inch flat-screen TV

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace


  • Washer/dryer
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Desk

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Braille signage
  • No elevators
  • Soundproofing
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free bottled water
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • In the city center
  • In the historical district

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site


  • 7 rooms
  • 4 floors
  • 1 building
  • Individually decorated



Check-in from 3 PM - 6 PM
Late check-in fee: JPY 3000 for check-in between 6:30 PM and 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: JPY 3000

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 6 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 6 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee: JPY 3000 for check-in between 6:30 PM and 8 PM
  • Late check-out fee: JPY 3000 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Property Registration Number 京都市指令保保医第572号

We should mention

One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

Kyoto Yoko Akira Guesthouse Apartment
Yoko Akira Guesthouse Apartment
Kyoto Yoko Akira Guesthouse
Yoko Akira Guesthouse
Kyoto Yoko & Akira Kyoto
Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse Kyoto
Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse Apartment
Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse Apartment Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 37 out of 51 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 51 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 51 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 51 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Great hospitality!
Great hospitality; the room was clean, quiet and spacious. Highly recommended!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We weren't sure what to expect for our first guesthouse experience but the reviews don't lie and this place is just as special as everyone says it is. Upon arrival we were greeted by Akira, who is just the most amazing host! He helped my mum carry her suitcase to her room and has thought of everything and I mean everything! He walked us through all of the amenities before providing us with maps of the city, explanations on how to get the buses, food recommendations and even a token gift! Akira speaks Japanese, Italian and English so if you need to confirm any details before staying here you can call without any issues with the language barrier. Location: The guest house is a 10 minute walk from Nijo station or can be reached by just one bus stop. There is a supermarket on the way from the station too if you need to pick up any supplies. Kyoto is a sprawling city and we found Nijo to be a great spot. It's on the main bus routes into Gion and the main street of Kyoto while being close to the JR line. Room: The rooms have everything you need. The bathroom has a bath, shower and clothes drying system. It also has a washing machine, fridge and freezer. The rooms are really spacious and ours even had a small balcony out the back. There's an instruction manual on how to use everything and don't worry if you're confused Yoko or Akira will be more than happy to help explain!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Unbelievable hospitality!
Family of 4 stayed here for 4 nights. This place had everything, kitchen, WiFi, clothes washer. Very clean and modern. Near bus stops to get anywhere in Kyoto. 10 min walk to Nijo Station. Close to restaurants, bakeries, convenience stores. The owners are so nice! They gave us a small gift every day (fruit, cakes, etc). I forgot a power adapter, which they promptly sent to us in Tokyo. Japan has to be the most respectful and courteous culture in the world!
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
room was spacious. staff was very nice and helpful. I asked Akira San to help me with my next hotel and even he booked a hotel for me under his name(he paid) but card transaction to pay him back didn't go through so I had to book another hotel. long story to short, he will help you with his heart and I really appreciated and sorry for what happened

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful stay
Akira was so welcoming. Many steakhouses were full without a reservation but Akira helped get us one!