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Guest House Kobako
Private Room - Japanese Style, Guest House Kobako in Kyoto
a living room filled with furniture and a window, Guest House Kobako in Kyoto
Interior view, Guest House Kobako in Kyoto
Interior view, Guest House Kobako in Kyoto
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a kitchen with a table and a refrigerator, Guest House Kobako in Kyoto

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9

Exceptional

124 reviews

124 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.2 kilometers from city center
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Daiyasu

90 m

Okazaki-Koen Area

220 m

Heian Shrine

220 m

Okazaki Park

270 m

Kyoto, Festival of the Ages Building Toni Toni

310 m

Popular landmarks
Gion

1.5 km

Ginkakuji Temple

1.8 km

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2.3 km

Nishiki Market Shopping District

2.4 km

Nijō Castle

3.2 km

Closest landmarks
Kyoto Prefectural Library

390 m

Okazaki Shrine

410 m

Kyoto Budo Center

410 m

National Museum of Modern Art

440 m

Miyako Messe

440 m

Guest House Kobako

40-10 Okazakiminamigosyo-cho,Okazaki,Sakyo-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8334 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Gion part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

830 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Staff Vaccination

Hygiene Plus

100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Kitchen

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kyoto are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.4
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport40.6 km

Rooms available at Guest House Kobako

Holiday Home
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds & 2 single be...
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Private Room - Japanese Style
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 futon
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 futons
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Single Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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Male Dormitory
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Guest House Kobako?

        Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        What is the smoking policy at Guest House Kobako?

        Guest House Kobako does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Kobako?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Kobako is Higashiyama Subway Station, 820 m away.

        What restaurants are nearby Guest House Kobako?

        Restaurants including Yamamotomenzo, Junsei and Grill Kodakara are popular in Guest House Kobako’s neighborhood which is known as Gion.

        What popular shopping places are close to Guest House Kobako?

        Shopping options in Guest House Kobako’s Gion neighborhood include Daiyasu, Kyoto, Festival of the Ages Building Toni Toni and Garlie Monet.

        What are popular attractions near Guest House Kobako?

        Guests at Guest House Kobako can easily visit Gion, Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Heian Shrine located in the Gion area.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Guest House Kobako?

        Guest House Kobako’s nearby natural sights include Konchi-in located in the same Gion area.

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        What people love about Guest House Kobako

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "Traditional Japanease house, clean and cozy, comfortable beds."

          Dorin

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          April 24, 2019

        • 9.6

          Exceptional

          "Highly recommended."

          Dorin

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          April 24, 2019

        • 9.6

          Exceptional

          "The host (Yuki) is super-nice."

          Dorin

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          April 24, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 2,503 Kyoto properties
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        Service score
        9/10
        Room comfort score
        6.8/10
        Value for money score
        8.4/10
        Location score
        8.2/10
        Better than
        88
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        Better than
        88
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        Better than
        85
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        Better than
        82
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        Overall rating:

        9

        Exceptional
        124 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.3
        Facilities
        8.1
        Location
        8.2
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        More about Guest House Kobako

        More about Guest House Kobako

        Guest House Kobako

        Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Kyoto with a stay at Guest House Kobako.
        At Guest House Kobako, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage. Packing light is possible at Guest House Kobako thanks to the hostel's laundromat keeping your clothes clean.
        For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
        All rooms at Guest House Kobako are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal. Guest House Kobako also provides toiletries in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


        Dining and things to do

        Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.


        Around the property

        Experience Kyoto like a true local. Don't forget to stop by Gion located 1.4 km away, where everyone who visits Kyoto wants to have their photo taken.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 88% cheaper than other options.
        Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 88% of the city's other accommodations.
        Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 88% of the city's options.

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        Amenities and facilities

        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.1

        Languages spoken
        • Japanese
        Internet access
        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas
        Dining, drinking, and snacking
        • Kitchen
        • Shared kitchen
        Cleanliness and safety
        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Body thermometer
        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Doctor/nurse on call
        • First aid kit
        • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Room sanitization opt-out available
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff
        Services and conveniences
        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Elevator
        • Heating in public area
        • Invoice provided
        • Laundromat
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area
        For the kids
        • Family room
        Access
        • CCTV in common areas
        • CCTV outside property
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Safety/security feature
        • Smoke alarms
        Getting around
        • Bicycle parking
        Sports equipment rental
        • Bicycle rental
        Available in all rooms
        • Air conditioning
        • Free bottled water
        • Heating
        • Non-smoking
        • Wi-Fi [free]

        Location

        40-10 Okazakiminamigosyo-cho,Okazaki,Sakyo-ku, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8334
        Excellent
        Location

        8.2

        Airports
        • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
          40.6 km 55 min drive
        • Kobe Airport (UKB)
          66.0 km
        Public transportation
        • Higashiyama Subway Station
          820 m
        • Keage Subway Station
          950 m
        Hospital or clinic
        • Radiotherapy
          940 m
        Shopping
        • Kyoto Station Building
          4.1 km
        Convenience store
        • Lawson
          240 m
        Cash withdrawal
        • ATM
          250 m

        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks
        • Gion
          1.5 km
        • Ginkakuji Temple
          1.8 km
        • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
          2.3 km
        • Nishiki Market Shopping District
          2.4 km
        • Nijō Castle
          3.2 km
        • Sanjusangendo Temple
          3.2 km
        • Kyoto Station Building
          4.1 km
        • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
          5.5 km
        • Kinkakuji Temple
          5.7 km
        • Arashiyama Monkey Park
          10.1 km
        Nearby landmarks
        • Daiyasu
          90 m
        • Okazaki-Koen Area
          220 m
        • Heian Shrine
          220 m
        • Okazaki Park
          270 m
        • Kyoto, Festival of the Ages Building Toni Toni
          310 m
        • Kyoto Municipal Zoo
          320 m
        • Honganji Temple Okazaki Betsuin
          320 m
        • Byakko-ike
          340 m
        • Otatsuinari Shrine
          380 m
        • Rohm Theatre Kyoto
          380 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

        Property policies

        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

        Others
        • Accept child between 0 to 4 years old to sleep with existing bed.
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out
        • Check-in from16:00
        • Check-out until11:00
        • Reception open until22:00
        The property
        • Number of floors2
        • Number of rooms 3
        • Room voltage100
        • Year property opened1927
        • Most recent renovation2009

        Property announcements

        There are many coin parking lots around, which is very convenient for traveling by car.
        Please use them when you come to events such as Heian Jingu, ROHM Theater Kyoto, and Okazaki Park, which are nearby.

        Reviews of Guest House Kobako from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.3
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.3
        Facilities8.1
        Location8.2
        Room comfort and quality6.8
        Service9.0
        Value for money8.4
        High score for Kyoto
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (10)
        8-9 Excellent (4)
        7-8 Very Good (3)
        6-7 Good (2)
        <6 Below Expectation (3)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Liz from Canada
        Family with teens
        Triple Room with Balcony
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

        Historic guest house full of charm”

        Guest House Kobako is located on a quiet alley close to many temples and nearby Gion. The 100 year old house has been lovingly restored by the hosts Aki and Yuki. It is a traditional Japanese home, beautiful in its simplicity. The tatami room we had was spacious and comfortable. The shared kitchen is perfect to make a cup of tea or coffee after a long day of sightseeing. The hosts Aki and Yuki were extremely hospitable and helpful. They recommended several excellent restaurants and had good suggestions for sights to see. There are bikes for rent, which we took advantage of. This was a great way to see some of the city's gardens and temples. We have been travelling for almost 1 year, and this is our favourite accommodation by far.

        Reviewed April 28, 2018

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Lee
        Couple
        Triple Room with Balcony
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Wonderful, absolutely wonderful - people don't get much lovelier than Yuki!”

        What a great place to stay. It's a little out of the way from Ponto Cho but if you want to explore places like Fushimi Inari Taisha by bike, I couldn't recommend anywhere better. You will love Guest House Kobako from the moment you're first welcomed there. Take the bikes out too, it's an absolute bargain and a great way to explore such a beautiful city. Thank you again, Yuki!

        Reviewed April 25, 2019

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Dorin from Israel
        Solo traveler
        Triple Room with Balcony
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Great place! Clean and cozy, friendly host ”

        Highly recommended. Traditional Japanease house, clean and cozy, comfortable beds. The host (Yuki) is super-nice. Location is a bit far from the turistic center, but is a few min bus drive (bus stop is 3 min walk from the house).

        Reviewed April 24, 2019

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Mason from United States
        Solo traveler
        Male Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in September 2015

        Fond memories”

        comfortable atmosphere, nice staff, and easy travel.

        It was great, the people there were friendly and easy to work with. I felt very comfortable staying there.

        Reviewed September 09, 2015

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        yi from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        Stayed 1 night in July 2015

        Nice place nice staff ”

        Good

        a joyful experience

        Reviewed August 02, 2015

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        4.8
        harry from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

        Oke”

        Good location and also have a bicycle for rent

        Reviewed November 02, 2016

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        3.0
        HOCK from Singapore
        Group
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

        Not one of my best stay in Japan as a whole.”

        Easy access to parks and bus stops. Quiet surroundings.

        This booking was not noted by the staff so I was given a dorm bed instead. I was refunded with some cash but was less than the amount I paid Agoda after deducting the cost of 3 nights dorm stay.

        Reviewed April 17, 2013

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        8.3
        Excellent
        Bartosz from Germany
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

        Traditionelles Ryokan in Kyoto”

        tolle Lage und guter Preis

        Ich hatte einen schoenen Aufenthalt in diesem von einer Familie gefuehrten Ryokan. Es war leider sehr kalt, da ich im Winter dort geblieben bin und auch die Heizung nicht viel gebracht hat. Das Englisch des Personals war eher schlecht, so dass der Service darunter litt. Die Hilfsbereitschaft war aber ueberdurchschnittlich gut. Auch die Lage war sehr gut. Alles in Allem war ich sehr zufrieden. Ps: Das Kobako ist nicht ausgeschildert!!!

        Reviewed December 30, 2012

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        IKEUCHI from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Triple Room with Balcony
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

        思い出に残る素敵な宿です”

        とても快適な宿でした。 いつでも自転車が借りられ、銭湯に行って帰りに 地元のお店で買い物して、宿で食べたりして暮らすような旅が出来ました。 朝7時からぐらいなら観光客が居ません。知恩院まで自転車でひと漕ぎして、お経を聞いたり僧侶のお話を聞かせてもらったのがとても良かったです。 とても冷え込んだ夜でしたが電気毛布が用意されておりぐっすり眠れました。

        Reviewed December 04, 2021

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        7.6
        Very good
        MASAYA from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Single Room with Balcony
        Stayed 1 night in November 2021

        長閑で静かなロケーション”

        カフェ巡りと紅葉狩りで半年ぶりに上京しました。大変趣きの有る古民家でにトースターや電子レンジ、ガスコンロ、ドリップコーヒーは良く有りますが、タジン鍋にお米迄用意されていてたのは驚きでした。洗面所には化粧水と乳液迄置いてあり、料金以上の大変行き届いた心遣いが感じられました。遅い時間でセルフチェックインだったのですが、朝の出掛けに掃き掃除されてる女性スタッフの方に「ご挨拶出来て良かったです」とお声を掛けて頂き気持ちの良い一日を始められました。

        Reviewed November 26, 2021

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Masao from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in May 2017

        東山周辺の観光によろしいかと”

        平安神宮の近くにあります。少し北に行けばローソンがあります。入り口が道の奥まった所にあるので分かりにくいですが道中、自販機の前に手製の看板があります。夜だと奥をのぞけばライトが点いているのでわかると思います。二階に共用の四人部屋があります。シーツはスタッフの方がセット済みでセルフでやる必要はありません。タオルや歯ブラシが無料で使えます。お隣りは民家ですので夜はとても静かです。外人さんが多いですね。私は四人部屋に泊まりましたが、他の三人は外人さんでした。ヨーロッパ、韓国、中国と様々です。東山周辺の観光によろしいかと思います。

        Reviewed May 20, 2017

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        kouichi from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

        コスパ最高”

        値段も安く、夜静かで、近所にレストランも何件かあり、宿も清潔で良かった。 京阪電車の駅から遠く、バス停も若干離れてて、それが苦にならなければ最高な宿。

        Reviewed May 13, 2017

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        CHIA-YU from Taiwan
        Group
        Single Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        很棒的住宿經驗~感謝老板的招待!!”

        離平安神宮非常近,附近也有餐館和便利商店,雖然離電車車站有點距離,但在平安神公前面就有一站。 房間寬敞,第一次睡日式地鋪,睡起來很舒適,一覺到天亮。 辦理報到時太晚,還帶我們去找便利商店,隔天退房讓我們寄行李到晚上。要離開時,因為我們買太多土產,老板還協助我們找紙箱打包,確認我們趕得上電車。 老闆英文非常流利,可以體驗日本古民家風格,浴缸大小不用介意,老闆在其他地方也裝潢的比較時尚,雖然只有短短的一晚,賓至如歸,是很開心的住宿體驗,之後有機會會再來的!!

        Reviewed September 09, 2018

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        8.3
        Excellent
        kuok from Macau SAR, China
        Solo traveler
        Male Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in September 2015

        位置方便,員工親切”

        位置方便,員工親切,有家的感覺
        Reviewed September 26, 2015

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        7.3
        Very good
        Steven from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Solo traveler
        Private Room - Japanese Style
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

        價錢便宜”

        地點,價錢,環境

        環境好,近平安神宮,特別晚上風景瑋流,早上很多人放狗,適合喜歡狗的人。車不難搭,公車5號或者100到動物園前下車,行2,3分鐘就到,最好有Google map,好快找到。價錢便宜,即使日本公眾假期,都不貴。而且太子爺英文流利,又年輕陽光靚仔。建築物是90年歷史建築,間房十足大雄的房間,哈哈。只是房間的清潔有改善的空間,如果要十分乾淨的人就不合適了。另外,房間隔音好差,即使講明請晚上十時候安靜,我有一晚被幾個老外大聲傾計嘈醒,其時是晚上11:35!他們被老闆「勸告」都是仍然大聲講大聲笑。怕嘈雜的人不要選了。

        Reviewed July 30, 2014

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        6.8
        Good
        Jieun from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

        교토롬시어터 이용에 최적”

        교토롬시어터에서 이벤트가 있어서 숙박했습니다. 회장에서 접근성이 정말 좋아요. 걸어서 5~10분정도. 동네도 조용하고 고즈넉했음. 1인실 써서 방은 넓었지만 조명이 좀 어두웠네요. 샤워룸은 열악했어요. 화장실이랑 세면대는 괜찮았습니다.

        Reviewed March 06, 2018

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        yong-jun from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in August 2017

        이런 곳이 또 어디있겠나~~”

        부담 없는 가격에 하룻밤 지내려고 갔다가 놀랬다. 처음에 오래된 건물이라고 했는데...리모델링을 싹 했고 아마 계속 진행중인거 같다. 화장실 샤워실 키친 다 있고 커피까지 있을거 다 있다. 도미토리로 신청했는데...빈방이 있어서 그런지...1인실로 주었다. 여성매니저님의 배려에 감사를 드린다. 위치는 교토역과 많이 떨어져 있어..걱정했는데...5번(새벽~저녁까지), 100,110번 버스들이 수시로 교토역을 지나니 걱정 없이 귀국날 하루카를 타러 교토역에 닿을 수 있었다.

        Reviewed August 31, 2017

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        6.3
        Good
        ki from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Private Room - Japanese Style
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

        그냥 그래요”

        위치.차편.샤워실

        실래가 너무어둡고 주위에 식사할곳이 별로없어 마트에서 사다먹음 추워서 밤에자다 몇번 깼음 화장실이 방옆에같이있어서 좋았음 사진만보고 선택하면 실수요 밤에 방에 고양이가들어와 놀랬다 다시 선택하라면 안함

        Reviewed November 28, 2015

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Qing from China
        Family with teens
        Triple Room with Balcony
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        很有味道的日式房子”

        就在平安神宫的旁边,沿途风景也非常漂亮

        Reviewed August 14, 2018

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        8.8
        Excellent
        WEI from Taiwan
        Group
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        很有日本味的民宿”

        一進門就聞到滿屋的檜木香~ 很棒

        Reviewed December 17, 2016

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