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Guesthouse Jiyu-jin

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newcastle upon tyne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 popular sights and nightlife.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

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 out. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank Jordan P
Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 one day bus/train pass over their counter and their location is just 5min away from...

Thank Beng C
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Brilliant. Extremely friendly hosts. They could not have been more helpful or polite. Very clear instructions on how to get there from the train. Can even rent a bike. If we visited Kyoto again would use. Rooms clean with air con. Good range of maps and activities on offer too.

1Thank traveller723723
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend Jiyu-jin to any travellers looking for somewhere basic but clean, quiet and friendly to stay. I can't stress enough how nice the staff here were! They were extra friendly and really helpful, telling us about festivals and events going on in the area, transportation and how to get to sightseeing spots. They provide loads of maps and info...

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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Jiyujin was everything that I could have hoped for in a hostel, and was actually better than a hotel in a lot of ways. The staff was great and very helpful, and that place was extremely clean and organized. There are plenty of bathrooms, a great open kitchen for anyone to use, and laundry facilities for 100 yen per load....

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Medan, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights. What a pleasant experience staying here. Friendly and helpful staff, showed me how to get to my destination by bus (in which Kyoto's bus is really confusing to ride). Practiced my self-taught Japanese language with one of the staff. Even it is only a guesthouse, they really show the "omotenashi" spirit in every way they...

Thank chris_AK91
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I went there with two friends, so they gave us our own Japanese style room (mattress in the floor). It was really clean, really confortable, the heat worked perfectly and the staff were ridiculously nice. The baths were very clean, but if you go in high season i don´t think there will be enough for so many people. Location was...

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Dortmund, Germany
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Stayed at Jiyu-jin for three nights. It's one of the nicest places I've been to in Japan. Especially because of the very nice and extremely helpful staff. They really try to make your stay as pleasant and convenient as possible. They gave good recommendations for restausrants, sights, public transport. Location is good, close to subway and Kyoto station. Enjoyed my...

1Thank Alex M
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Jiyujin was one of our favourite hostels. It was a hostel with a mature age group and everyone was friendly and approachable. They facilities was exceptionally clean and beds were comfortable. They even had a bathroom which had a bathtub for us to soak in if we had the time. It was a home away from home.

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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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.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jiyu-jin is a just new Guest House, opened on 10 October, 2010.The shortest 4 mins. from KYOTO stationKyoto station is only 2 minutes train ride away or you can also walk to the station. It is very easy!Inside of house is very warmth with Japanese paper and healing woods.Wallpaper and curtain are used special material for soundproof and fire prevention. ... more   less 

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Address: 524 Izumicho, Higashino Toin-dori 5-jo sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8188, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $36 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“if you travel with not more than 4, book for the Japanese Style room as you will share room with stranger in the Dorm room”
487bengc, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a Japanese room for your own if you travel with 2 or more friends.”
53janav, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“they offer japanese style room as well as rooms with normal bed, choose on the website and email them through they will be able to help out.”
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FoodandCrits, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“I dont want to say anything bad..I have said enough”
840martae, 23 Jun 2012 | Read review
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