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Barcelona, España
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We fall in love with this beautiful place! We felt very comfortable and we felt that this traditional hostel, full of details, is really special! Staff are so nice, everything is very clen, location is good...when we come back in Kyoto we'll come back to Kazariya :)

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

The people here are really nice, but the place is not the best. It’s walking distance to the Kyoto station so it’s good for going out to Nara, Himeji, Osaka, etc. but of this whole place, there’s only 1 shower, and I’ve lined up for it a few nights. One of my roommates would just go to a local bathhouse... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

A gem of pure happiness were thrown at my friends and I (4 of us) during our stay in Kazariya guesthouse. It's an antique style compact guesthouse but with all necessary facilities available including bicycle for rental, laundry room, kitchen, tea room, garden etc. The bicycle rental charged as 500 Yen per day (from 8am to next morning 8am) is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

The house has a bit of a traditional feel to it and we were surprised as it is situated in the middle of the city. Located very near to Gojo station on karasuma subway line as well as the karasuma-gojo bus stop. Very convenient for tourist planning to travel using these two choices. Very clean and quite a spacious room... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Kazariya is a tiny guesthouse located at central Kyoto. It takes less than three-miniute walk from Gojo subway station. Kazariya is a historic but well preserved Japanese "machiya". The owner of the guesthouse, Ms. Uesaka, is also a designer. Her enthusiam is reflected from all the delicate decorations and well-preserved antique furniture. The kitchen could be used freely to prepare... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

5 of us went to Kyoto and stayed in this guesthouse. We think this is the best accommodation we have in Japan. It is very clean and nice. We love the kitchen very much. It is so cozy and we feel that we are like at home. This guesthouse is only 2 mins walk from Gojo station, which we find... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

Nice tatami rooms and very friendly staff, rooms lack a bit of light though at night. Internet works very well (close to 5 Mbps download speed). Unfortunately, the place gets road noise from Gojo-road, traffic keeps going the whole night with vehicles stopping and accelerating at the nearby traffic light.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2010

The ryokan is very near Gojo Subway station and there are a few bus stops around where one can easily access Kiyomizudera or Kinkakuji. Kyoto Station is only about 10-15 minutes walk away. You can also rent a bicycle for 500 yen/day to Kiyomizudera, Higashi Hongganji and Nijo Castle and Nishii Hongganji which are all around the area. The staff... More 

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The Bronx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2010

I loved this guest house, It was in a very good location Very close to the gojo station which was only one stop from kyoto station, I loved the atmosphere and the service, the room was spacious and even though I have never slept on a futon I slept soundly each night and woke feeling refreshed. we were very happy.

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Additional Information about Kazariya

Address: 184 Higashi Kazariyacho, Gojo-dori, Muromachi Nishiiru Minamigawa, Kyoto 600-8107, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku , Kyoto Station
Number of rooms: 11
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“But you can't get it at the last room, best reception in the kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles Bluerose979, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Room on second floor with balcony attached is a great place to chill.”
  • Room for four
  • Japanese Private Garden
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 of 5 bubbles Haylee6006, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The private double room and "Tatami" room are popular. Reservation may have to be made as early as three months ago, especially during peak season.”
 of 5 bubbles natwong, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
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