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Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my seconds stay here which says a lot about how happy I am with this quaint guesthouse. On the first two nights, I stayed on the same room so you can just read my review here (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298564-d1818511-Reviews-Guest_house_Rakuza-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html). On the last night, since all the private rooms were booked, I transferred to the dormitory (ladies only) room good for...

1Thank chel v
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I stayed here with my mom in the twin room which is on the first floor and near the toilet and bathroom and the stairs. We had no problem whatsoever with our stay here. The rooms were lovely and the futons, comfortable. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. They will do their best to assist you and answer your...

3Thank chel v
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

The young lady on staff was very kind and helpful; her English is quite good. We dropped our luggage (backpacks) off before noon and the exchange was very easy and friendly. Our twin room was clean and spacious, wifi excellent, the location great. Only lacking is the ofuro if you want one, but there are public sento nearby. An excellent...

1Thank Martin K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Honestly, I was skeptical to staying in an establishment that contained a shared bathroom, which wasn't in the form of a sento, but I was pleasently surprised as to how welcoming this place was. It was clean, extremely traditional, and so comfortable that I couldn't help but have a wonderful slumber. The room was big enough to house all our...

Thank Rohan E
Deventer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 January 2015

In the city center of Kyoto there are many many places you can choose to sleep. In short, we would recommend. What happens if you choose this one? Location: Location is very god. You are in the middle of the action. Gion is around the corner, Higashiyama also. Shops, restaurants, bars are plenty. Atmosphere is plenty, just walk outside and...

2Thank Arlo P
Odate, Japan
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I stayed here for one night. They said that the check-in was evening after 16:00 when I made a reservation on the telephone, so I asked to put my baggage in the day and they said OK. On that day, when I go to put my baggage, the owner was absent, and there was one boy of the caretaker. I...

7Thank J_Oct30
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 May 2014

I love my stay in this a century old traditional Japanese house which used to be a Maiko teahouse. It gives me the real taste of Kyoto with the wooden interior and furniture. The location is unbeatable as it's in the center of Gion area, near to Kawaramachi (Hankyu line) & Gion Shijo (Keihan line) stations and there are a...

Thank aikawayen
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We have a good stay at Rakuza Guest house (a Japanese 100 year old houses in the center of Gion area). You can experience a real traditional ryokan in Kyoto. The flooring is all wood and it is covered with tatami mat. We booked a double room (consist of 2 rooms). There’s a lock for your room ie tiny little...

2Thank YvnLee
Reviewed 5 October 2013

the guesthouse sits in a quite yet center of gion-shijo area, 3 mins walk to shopping/eating busy kawaramachi street. The room is clean and has no smell. though only 2 toilets and 1 bathroom, but clean and well arranged. Walking from the place to kiyomizu dera temple takes only 20 mins. And staff was helpful too.

1Thank biosomkid
kuala lumpur
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We spent 4 nights here. The rate was reasonable and the location was so strategic. The main Kawaramachi station was just minutes away and we used the public transport most of the time to go to Nara, Arashiyama, etc. We also had a good walk to Kiyamizudera, etc. from this ryokan. It's located next to the Kamo river at Gion...

1Thank HC F

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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.
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"Guest House RAKUZA" is Japanese style guest house, cheap hostel in Kyoto, Gion. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guest house Rakuza

Address: 2-255 Miyagawasuji Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: $33 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Guest house Rakuza 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“If budget allows and if available take the deluxe room in the upper floor.”
 of 5 bubbles arlop2013, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to book a few months earlier as only little rooms available.”
 of 5 bubbles YvnLee, 24 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Book your room at least 3 months earlier.”
 of 5 bubbles 948hcf, 9 Sep 2013 | Read review
“We chose the Western Double Room, but if I wasn't on such a budget, I would've chosen a traditional room. The Western Double Room, though small (like everything in Japan), was perfectly adequate for two adults, including suitcases, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles mkriegal, 17 Dec 2012 | Read review
“The deluxe room is said to faced the Kamo River. We would like to take that room but it was fully booked during our stay. Staying on the Twin Room on the first floor is also another affordable option, but then you will have to hear people going through in front of your door (it's right next to the stairs) everytime.”
  • Our room
  • The mirror, the aircon and the lamp.
  • The alcove
  • Our blanket.. I didn't do a good job.
  • There's how-to cheat sheet on how to fold your bed.
  • The futon closet and sheets for futon, blanket and the pillow
  • Kamo River in front of the guest house. If you choose to stay on the Deluxe Room, you'll get thi
  • The hanger and next to it is the bedding closet
 of 5 bubbles Kim_Nana, 21 Sep 2012 | Read review
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