Ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Cosy and functional residence with good location

Posted Dec 11, 2016
Location: Good location, close to good food and shopping.
My family loves the residence. My wife likes the little kitchen and washing machine. My youngest daughter likes the cosiness. Everybody has their special corner.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Owsome place in Kyoto

Posted Aug 2, 2016
This place is a japanesee home away from home. Would come back anytime and many times
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 20, 2016
Extraordinary experience living as Japanese in a traditional home. Perfectly located close to the action yet on a quiet street.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Simi Valley, CA

Small traditional house in the heart of Kyoto

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Pros: It gave you the feeling of actually living in the city as opposed to just staying in a hotel with lots of other travelers.
Cons: It would be fun to have a guest book so that you could see where other people staying there are from and get advice on places people ate in the area.
Location: Two blocks from the Kama-gawa river in the Gion area of Kyoto
The house is located on a narrow street one block from a beautiful street with a waterway and two blocks from the river with a nice paved walkway along it. There are definitely lots of restaurants and shopping within walking distance, and the bus stops are close and easy to use once you get the hang of it. It is nice having a small house where the two kids slept upstairs and my husband and I slept downstairs on the mats. Having the ability to separate at the end of the day of sight seeing is awesome. As I read in the other reviews, while the washing machine works the drying cycle does not. You will need to hang your clothes up to dry. They provide a drying rack and hangers so definitely include using them in your laundry plans! This is great option for families.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Melbourne, Australia

A great and traditional Japanese experience.

Posted May 29, 2016 on Wotif
Pros: Experiencing japanese style of accommodation.
Cons: The beds were a little hard and the pillows were to low and hard. Also you must be very careful on the stairway - as it is steep and narrow.
Location: Residence was situated in a good position close to Gion and next to a peaceful stream. Restaurants, Geisha/Maiko spotting and Pontoncho Alley close by
House was in a wonderful spot, close to Gion, for sight seeing and in walking distance to many places. Residence was what I'd imagine a traditional Japanese house is like and met my expectations. I would recommend a stay!
4 out of 5
by Mahasin from Riyadh

Good place to stay

Posted Mar 9, 2016 on Hotels
The most great thing about the hotel is the location, it is perfect for anything you want to do in Kyoto. The house itself is good and clean, has all you need regardless of how long your stay is. One downside of the house that prevent me of enjoying the place, the house is divided into two floors by a very steep satirecase, bedroom and sitting room upstairs, bathrooms and kitchen downstairs if you are tall and big you may find it difficult to use it, either you stay up with no bathroom (problem with sleepy eyes in the morning or midnight or have children), or stay downstairs with no TV or sitting room if you can not sit on the floor until bedtime. The place will be perfect if a bathroom built upstairs, or get 50% of the problem solved by getting the sitting room with the tv downstaires. Other than this problem, the place is perfect.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from New York

Nice Hotel, Perfect Location

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Pros: Location
Location: Nice Location, near to every where
Overall, this is very nice hotel. There are few minor cons: 1. Stair is too steep for elders 2. cooking equipment and washer/dryer machine do not have full translation how to operate 3. cookware and dishware need to be improved the cleanliness.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from south florida

Nice snd cozy 2 story condo with lots of charm

Posted Jul 26, 2015
Great location, tidy and has all the essentials. 4 star accommodation and lots of character for the adventurous seeking the local lifestyle. Only downside are that beds are too hard, futons uncomfortable and not enough pillows.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney Australia

Loved this wonderful little house.

Posted Jun 27, 2015
Wonderful japanese house. Small but perfect. Lovely Japanese details everywhere. Great facilities. Beautiful and convenient location. A bit miniaturised but perfect.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Melbourne

Quaint Japanese house in heart of Kyoto.

Posted May 29, 2015
Pros: Perfect Japanese home stay.
Cons: Stairs to bedroom and sitting room very steep. Would not be suitable for anyone with a disability.
Location: At the hub of restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Location could not be better.
Wonderful stay in authentic Japanese house. Own kitchen and washing machine tucked behind sliding screens. Walking distance to Gion geisha district, southern Higashima temple and lane area. Also close to markets and main shopping strip. Lots of restaurants with open air tables beside the river. A perfect location.perfer