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Pension Kitashirakawa

2.5 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking available
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKyoto University5 min walk
    Popular LocationPhilosopher's Walk15 min walk
    Popular LocationShimogamo Shrine5 min drive
    AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)64 min drive

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Japanese Style Room, For 4 People, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Futons

Single Room (Shared Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Japanese Style Room with Private Bathroom, Single Use

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Futon

Twin Room, Private Bathroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Sofa Bed

Japanese Style Room with Private Bathroom, For 2 people

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Futons

Triple Room (Shared Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Twin Room (Shared Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Quadruple Room (Shared Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

About this area


Pension Kitashirakawa is located in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward neighborhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa, while Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Kyoto Racecourse or Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kyoto University - 5 min walk
  • Philosopher's Walk - 15 min walk
  • Shimogamo Shrine - 5 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 8 min drive
  • Kyoto Institute of Technology - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Keage Station - 4 min drive
  • Mototanaka Station - 15 min walk
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 64 min drive


  • Rakuda — 7 min walk
  • Masutani — 8 min walk
  • Kafuka — 10 min walk
  • Goya — 10 min walk
  • Omen — 11 min walk

About this property

Pension Kitashirakawa

Kyoto pension in Sakyo Ward, walk to Kyoto University
Self parking and free WiFi in public areas are available at this pension. This pension has 20 rooms.
Pension Kitashirakawa offers 20 accommodations. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (JPY 1000 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)


  • Electronic bidet
  • Hair dryer (on request)


  • TV

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Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The entrance to the property closes between 10:30 PM and 6 AM. Guests are not permitted to enter or leave the property during this time.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

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.

  • Self parking fee: JPY 1000 per night

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 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 only accepts cash for all onsite payments
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Pension Kitashirakawa Kyoto
Kitashirakawa Kyoto
Pension Kitashirakawa Kyoto
Pension Kitashirakawa Pension
Pension Kitashirakawa Pension Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Pension Kitashirakawa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Pension Kitashirakawa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Pension Kitashirakawa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Pension Kitashirakawa pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Pension Kitashirakawa?
Self parking is available for JPY 1000 per night. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Pension Kitashirakawa?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 10 PM.
What time is check-out at Pension Kitashirakawa?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Where is Pension Kitashirakawa located?
Located in Sakyo Ward, this pension is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto University and Philosopher's Walk. Heian Shrine and Nanzenji Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km). Mototanaka Station is 15 minutes by foot and Chayama Station is 15 minutes.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 24 reviews
5 - Excellent 29%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 24 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 24 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 24 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 24 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Too little comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Terrible customer service from owner's mother
At check-in, I was not informed shower is only open from 6PM - 11PM and 6AM - 10AM. So, I woke up late next morning and took a shower at 11AM. The next day, I did the same at around 10AM. There was a cleaning lady and I asked if I can take a shower. Then, out of no where an older lady rush in and scream at me in my face and she check everything and shoo me away. The Host later explained to me that is her mother and the mother was angry because she has to clean up after my late shower the day before. I did not understand the policy since it was not explained to me. The mother did not apology. I was not happy with the customer service. The host, however, is very apologetic and agree to refund my 1 night stay because I cancel my reservation after the incident. There is also a curfew at 10PM the front door will lock so you need to be back in the building at 10PM

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

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