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Excellent choice for solo travellers looking for a middle point between a crowded hostel and and lonely Hotel. It has the possibility to talk to others travellers while keeping the privacy and security(individual rooms). The staff is nice and friendly; gives you a map with...More
Awesome service, especially kind, informative and caring staffs. Even if one does not know Japanese, communication with the staffs are no problem due to their english level is very good. Clean room and facilities.
This is a lovely little friendly place to stay if you are on a budget in Kyoto. Clean , quiet and well run , the staff are very helpful and friendly. Close to the subway or a nice 20 minute walk to many of the...More
Super friendly and helpful staff. Private rooms so not a very social atmosphere, but all in all, no complaints. Great stay. We stayed in one of the private ryokan rooms and it was a nice spot. Easy to get around town and easy in and...More
Super helpful and informative people in Jiyujin. Whenever you leave the guesthouse, they will ask what we did yesterday and will provide helpful information on where are the must go places and how to go. Oh and they do speak english!
They also sell a...More
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.