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Guest House Taiko-Ya
Tatami Room with Garden View, Guest House Taiko-Ya in Kyoto
Interior view, Guest House Taiko-Ya in Kyoto
Interior view, Guest House Taiko-Ya in Kyoto
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7.6

Very good

209 reviews

209 reviews

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7.7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Miyabi Yuki

200 m

Miyai Furoshiki & Fukusa Gallery

230 m

Sohya Tas

280 m

Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten

290 m

WAnkodo Kyoto

300 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

680 m

Nijō Castle

810 m

Gion

2.0 km

Kyoto Station Building

2.5 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

2.6 km

Closest landmarks
Terasu Yoga Studio

440 m

Cocolo

470 m

Shikunshi Shop

490 m

Kyoto Yaoichi Honkan

490 m

Sumao

500 m

Guest House Taiko-Ya

105-1 Nishirokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8217 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Kawaramachi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

Highlights

410 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

680 meters to Nishiki Market Shopping District

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Kitchen

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kyoto are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center1. Km
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.1 km

Rooms available at Guest House Taiko-Ya

Tatami Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 sofa beds
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Japanese Style
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 sofa beds
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Double
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 super king bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Group Room Non-Smoking
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  • 4 bunk beds
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Standard Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Non-smoking
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Regular Beds Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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    Room Deluxe Superior
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      Frequently asked questions

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

      Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Guest House Taiko-Ya?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Guest House Taiko-Ya has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

      What is the smoking policy at Guest House Taiko-Ya?

      Guest House Taiko-Ya 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 Taiko-Ya?

      The closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Taiko-Ya is Karasuma Oike Station, 420 m away.

      What restaurants are nearby Guest House Taiko-Ya?

      Restaurants including Inoda Coffee, Smart Coffee and Inoichi are popular in Guest House Taiko-Ya’s neighborhood which is known as Kawaramachi.

      What popular shopping places are close to Guest House Taiko-Ya?

      Shopping options in Guest House Taiko-Ya’s Kawaramachi neighborhood include Miyabi Yuki, Sohya Tas and Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten.

      What are popular attractions near Guest House Taiko-Ya?

      Guests at Guest House Taiko-Ya can easily visit Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho located in the Kawaramachi area.

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      What people love about Guest House Taiko-Ya

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "We highly recommend staying here and getting to know Yu -- we cannot wait to come back one day!"

        Cathlea

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        September 28, 2019

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "My husband and I spent one week of our honeymoon here and had a truly wonderful experience!"

        Cathlea

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        September 28, 2019

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "Felt really special to be staying in a traditional house."

        Hanna

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        May 14, 2019

      Property ranking|Compared to 2,506 Kyoto properties
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      Room comfort score
      7.2/10
      Value for money score
      7.8/10
      Cleanliness score
      8/10
      Location score
      7.7/10
      Better than
      89
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      of Kyoto properties
      Better than
      80
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      Overall rating:

      7.6

      Very good
      209 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.0
      Facilities
      7.1
      Location
      7.7
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      More about Guest House Taiko-Ya

      More about Guest House Taiko-Ya

      Guest House Taiko-Ya

      Guest House Taiko-Ya is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kyoto. Experience an urban escape in Kyoto with a stay at Guest House Taiko-Ya, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
      Guest House Taiko-Ya provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
      For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
      Feel right at home during your stay at Guest House Taiko-Ya. Some rooms at Guest House Taiko-Ya are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. The hotel also offers a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
      Guest House Taiko-Ya lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


      Around the property

      One doesn't need to look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Gion located 1.9 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto.


      Reasons to stay here

      Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 88% of the city's accommodation.
      Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 88% of the city's accommodation.
      It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 88% of other accommodations in Kyoto.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Very good
      Facilities

      7.1

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Food & Dining

      1 mention

      Internet

      1 mention

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Japanese
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Garden
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Kitchen
      • Shared kitchen
      Services and conveniences
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      For the kids
      • Family room
      Access
      • Pets allowed
      Getting around
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Car park [on-site]
      Sports equipment rental
      • Bicycle rental

      Location

      105-1 Nishirokkakucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8217
      Very good
      Location

      7.7

      Airports
      • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
        38.1 km 54 min drive
      • Kobe Airport (UKB)
        63.4 km 1.4 hour drive
      Public transportation
      • Karasuma Oike Station
        420 m
      • Karasuma Oike Subway Station
        460 m
      Hospital or clinic
      • Kyotoshijo Hospital
        630 m
      Shopping
      • Kyoto Station Building
        2.5 km
      Convenience store
      • 7 Eleven
        320 m
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM
        120 m 2 min walk

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Nishiki Market Shopping District
        680 m
      • Nijō Castle
        810 m
      • Gion
        2.0 km
      • Kyoto Station Building
        2.5 km
      • Sanjusangendo Temple
        2.6 km
      • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
        3.0 km
      • Kinkakuji Temple
        4.3 km
      • Ginkakuji Temple
        4.4 km
      • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
        4.8 km
      • Arashiyama Monkey Park
        7.5 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • Miyabi Yuki
        200 m
      • Miyai Furoshiki & Fukusa Gallery
        230 m
      • Sohya Tas
        280 m
      • Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten
        290 m
      • WAnkodo Kyoto
        300 m
      • Rokkakudo
        400 m
      • Chohoji Temple
        400 m
      • Karasuma Oike Station
        420 m
      • Fruitist
        420 m
      • Shin-Puh-Kan Shopping Center
        440 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: 6 year(s).

      Others
      • Luggage storage service is available from 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
      • Due to cleaning from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM, guests are required to be outside of the property/room during these mentioned hours.
      • Check-in or check-out outside the mentioned hours may be subject to an additional charge.
      • Check-in is between 04:00 PM and 08:30 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
      • Reception is open from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM​.​
      • 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-in until20:30
      • Check-out until10:00
      • Reception open until21:00
      Getting around
      • Distance from city center1. Km
      Extras
      • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
      The property
      • Number of bars/lounges0
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of restaurants0
      • Number of rooms 4
      • Room voltage100
      • Year property opened1894

      Reviews of Guest House Taiko-Ya from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.6
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.0
      Facilities7.1
      Location7.7
      Room comfort and quality7.2
      Service7.9
      Value for money7.8
      High score for Kyoto
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (52)
      8-9 Excellent (23)
      7-8 Very Good (30)
      6-7 Good (12)
      <6 Below Expectation (33)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (50)
      Jun - Aug (30)
      Sep - Nov (43)
      Dec - Feb (27)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Cathlea from Australia
      Couple
      Double
      Stayed 7 nights in September 2019

      A wonderful time!”

      My husband and I spent one week of our honeymoon here and had a truly wonderful experience! Yu was an exceptional host, who has now become our good friend :) We really felt like we were part of beautiful little community at Taiko-Ya, and not just customers at a guesthouse. We highly recommend staying here and getting to know Yu -- we cannot wait to come back one day!

      Reviewed September 28, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Hanna from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

      Beautiful experience ”

      BEAUTIFUL HOSTEL! Felt really special to be staying in a traditional house. I disagree with other reviews hat the rules are too “strict”, it’s just more suited to people that want a relaxed hostel experience :) totally worth it in my opinion. If you’re a light sleeper you might struggle as you can hear people moving around but I would definitely stay again. Insane value for money considering where you get to stay!

      Reviewed May 14, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Pindar from Thailand
      Family with teens
      Tatami Room with Garden View
      Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

      Excellent”

      Beautiful traditional style house with modern facilities. Well located. Friendly and helpful staff.

      Reviewed January 18, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Thi from Vietnam
      Family with young children
      Group Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

      double tax - one for country and one for Kyoto city”

      when I booked this hotel, I have to pay tax for a Japan country. and I have to pay tax again to Kyoto city.

      Reviewed November 18, 2019

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Sara from Egypt
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      Amazing hostel”

      Friendliness, traditional, clean

      I loved Guest House Taiko-Ya. It is a tiny traditional Japanese house turned into a hostel. Everything has been well thought out and is extremely clean and comfortable. The staff were very accommodating and friendly, and helped us plan our stay in Kyoto. The bathroom was wonderful, although I must say that it wasn't that practical to have only one bathroom for the whole hostel. Overall, I would recommend this hostel to anyone wanting to experience Japanese culture in a friendly and cheap way!

      Reviewed September 27, 2014

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Alicia from United States
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      Centrally located, nice, traditional guest house”

      Friendly staff, clean, excellent location

      The staff at Taiko-Ya were extremely friendly and helpful. The house is beautiful and makes for a great experience. The bed was very comfortable, and the sleeping area and bathroom were clean. WiFi is provided and works very well. The guest house is centrally located in Kyoto so it's easy to get around the city from there. I had a wonderful stay here and would happily go back if ever in Kyoto again. :)

      Reviewed March 30, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sofia from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Cozy japanese style hostel”

      I stayed 2 nights in the guesthouse Taiko-Ya and enjoyed it very much. The interior is very lovely and the place really cozy, the building itself is very old. It feels a bit like historic japanese movie setting. And I felt a little bit like a giant inside :-D so I would not recommend it, if you're like 2m tall or seriosly overweight, otherwise its fine! Other guests were mostly japanese, very nice and quiet.

      Reviewed April 15, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Nardsiri from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

      Very good”

      Guest House Taiko-Ya is a very nice place to stay. It feels like living at home. The place is a little bit small but I like the design of the house. Every space can be useful.

      Reviewed August 24, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      ong from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

      Strategic location”

      Location is good in central Kyoto which you can access to any atttaction places within 30 minutes by bus or bicycle. The bicycle rental is 750 Yen and you need to return it before 8pm. If you choose to go by bus you just need to buy Kyoto unlimited bus ride pass 500 Yen. If you want to have a feel of staying in Japanese traditional house i'd recommend this guesthouse but the owner is very strict. The living room is only available from 8am-11.30pm and there is few rules you have to follow.

      Reviewed November 19, 2017

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      7.7
      Very good
      notarianus from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016

      Real Japanese HOUSE”

      Simple, Clean and Real Japanese Room Style

      my stay at Guest House Taiko-Ya is fun, but i must pay extra 2.000 Yen for late check-in, so if you want to stay in this Guest House make sure you check-in at the right time :D

      Reviewed January 12, 2016

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Ivar from Netherlands
      Solo traveler
      Double
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

      Comfortable accommodation”

      Location, interior style, staff

      I've had a pleasant stay at this guest house. It is located close to Kyoto's main road so every high light is accessible by foot or by bicycle. You can rent these at the guest house for around 5 USD for a whole day. The interior of the guest house is typical japanese which makes the trip more authentic and fun. The staff was really friendly and helpful and overall I've had a great stay.

      Reviewed August 23, 2015

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      azemiyah from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Good location”

      5 min walk from Karasuma Oike Station. 15 minutes walk from Shijo shopping street. The house is very old and authentic, although that also means the staircase and door frames are small and narrow. Security lock after 9pm and quiet zone in all rooms from 11pm. Pleasant hostel with Kyoto atmosphere.

      Reviewed May 04, 2018

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      7.3
      Very good
      Kanjana from Thailand
      Group
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

      The hotel is nice with good location&atmosphere.”

      location, cleanliness,friendly

      It was a nice guest house with a reasonable price. First, it was difficult to locate the guest house, but luckily, Japanese woman kindly brought us to the guest house. The house is the traditional Japanese style, so we had to be careful about making noise. Also, it was easy to visit the shopping area in central Kyoto from the guest house.

      Reviewed April 26, 2015

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      7.2
      Very good
      AKIO from Japan
      Group
      Tatami Room with Garden View
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

      A traditional town house, there are good points and disadvantages.”

      If you want to stay at the Kyomachiya in the city, you can reach that goal. You can experience the traditional wodden house. There are rooms with a beautiful garden and a Japanese style bathroom. You can taste the silence of Japan 'wabi' inside the house. However, due to the old structure, I stayed on the first floor, but as the guests on the second floor walked, vibrations were transmitted and it seems that it is not that big voice of the guest on the second floor, but the night when the talk is quiet is heard well. The next room, which was also partitioned by a shoji and curtains alone, was a comment room, an entrance to the second floor. Guests kept the house rules well, so the speech never leaked from 7 o'clock to 23 o'clock in the use hours. However, the staff was playing music in the hall early in the morning, but there was nothing other than noise. There are many Kyotoly eateries nearby. Traffic is at a central location where you will not mind going anywhere.

      Reviewed December 19, 2017

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Kanyapak from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Not recommended for those who are into slow life. They are so many rules. ”

      Although, the guest house have a great household so you can enjoy it like you are st home but they are really strictly. Before checking in, time, if you come early you have to “wait outside” and after checking out, you have to get rid of yourself immediately. No flexibility.

      Reviewed January 07, 2018

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      7.6
      Very good
      Timothy from France
      Group
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

      Traditional House”

      An old house in Kyoto. We had the top floor bedroom opening on the garden, big and comfortable. Indeed, there is only one ofuro shower, but 3 toilets, and the bottom room is close to the sanitary area, probably explaining the previous reviews. But all went well for us.

      Reviewed April 22, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jonathan from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 1 night in September 2014

      Guest House Kyoto”

      Great location. Friendly and helpful staff and very comfortable rooms

      I had a really happy time here and all the staff were amazing and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Kyoto. Its so much better than a hotel and more traditional.

      Reviewed September 18, 2014

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Debra from United States
      Couple
      Tatami Room with Garden View
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

      Hostel not guesthouse ”

      I really wanted to love this place, but it is really more of a hostel, not a guesthouse. Walls are thin so if other guests are inconsiderate you will have a hard time sleeping. Also shower is located near downstairs room, and people are using it constantly. Only 1 shower for all guests so getting a shower when you want it is impossible. Can’t enjoy the garden view from room because it is actually a public hallway, which is stated on its website but not on third party booking sites. It is clean and the owner has done a great job in decor. Location convenient to subway. But saying that it is more of a hostel for younger crowd.

      Reviewed November 27, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Shu from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

      Nice and comfy stay”

      Friendly staffs. This was a tranditional Japanese house and had a great experience in it.. Awesome

      Reviewed April 05, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      KA from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Couple
      Tatami Room with Garden View
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

      experiencing japanese traditional housing”

      decoration, traditional japanese home experience, japanese style garden

      To experience the traditional japanese guesthouse, its good choice, nice room at the ground floor, nice kitchen, living room, especially, the garden which is located near the room on ground floor. the surrounding of the guesthouse especially at night gives us a quiet and peaceful feeling. awesome to experience somewhere different from a city.

      Reviewed June 24, 2014

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