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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Guest House Rakuza. The double western room was the last room available when I booked my 2night stay & i was actually hoping for 3nights. It’s in a great location in near proximity to many of the shrines &...More
The beauty of Guest House Rakuza is only matched by the friendlyness of their staff. We stayed for 2 night while exploring Kyoto and it was an absolute bliss! The 100 year old house is such an authentic experience to stay in and helps keep...More
Very affordable, clean, and quiet.
The floors creak when you walk but its not an issue, really.
They have two toilets - western style on the 1st flr and traditional japanese toilet on the 2nd flr. Only one shower room so you may have to...More
Guesthome located in traditional, quiet neighbourhood. Great to explore all the side streets and little cafés. Shared restrooms and showers but overall cozy, friendly, and traditional homey feel.
We had the double room. Very comfortable comforter but bedsheets didn't fit the bed. Recommended.
We stayed here early March, and I have nothing but kind words. The staff members are so nice; they always greet you with smiles on their faces. They speak good English, too, so foreigners are more than welcome to stay. Don't hesitate to ask them...More
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.