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In addition to its excellent location the guesthouse is a beautiful, traditional Japanese dwelling. The owners went above and beyond in both hospitality and advice for sight seeing. Follow their advice and you will be sure to have a memorable trip. Staying in this type...More
The location of this home is excellent and the rooms are clean and lovely. The house itself is very clean and has lovely decor. Our host went above and beyond giving us advice about where to go, what to see, what to eat, etc...
Kyoto was the highlight of our trip to Japan and Divyam's sage advice made sure we made the most of our short stay. Highly recommend taking Divyam's advice on where to eat and what to see. We will be going back next time we're in...More
Yonbanchi was our first stop in our Japan stay & it was a great introduction to staying in a Ryokan as it is clean, homely & peaceful, a great place to come back to after a long day of walking or cycling around the sights....More
The best part of the Yonbanchi experience is the conversation and insight from your hosts, who speak English, are knowledgeable about Kyoto, how to get around, and what places are worth seeing.
Accomodations are not luxurious, but are not meant to be. You'll find yourself...More
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.