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Stayed in this hostel for 3 nights in November 2013.
I have to say i wasnt sure about it when i booked it as compared to some other hostels it hadnt go the best reviews on other sites such as hostelworld, but i have to...More
Booked for its low price and central location, this beautiful little guesthouse had the look and feel of an actual Japanese house and had fast free WiFi, a helpful map and directions to the local sights, including bus routes to keep the cost down and...More
Stayed here for almost a week on my two-week solo trip through the Kansai region, and loved it! Mr Harada, the lovely gent who runs the hostel, was a wonderfully warm host. His English isn't super-fluent, but it's more than enough for getting points across....More
Stayed here for one week in August, I found it to be a very nice experience. I was staying in the single person room, on the second floor. The place was super hot, and the air conditioning was basically just a fan, but I was...More
I stayed here for two nights in April and loved it. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, with beautiful traditional Japanese architecture.
The owner was fantastic and made me feel at home. He was very polite and attentive and wanted you to enjoy Kyoto....More
Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
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.