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Guesthouse Engakudo

8-2 Yanagicho, Himeji 670-0023, Hyogo Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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HCMC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guesthouse is run by two exceptionally friendly hosts who made me feel completely at home during my three days there. Chieko was great throughout, setting up my traditional futon style accommodation and teaching me basic Japanese as myself and other guests shared stories and cooked ramen. It was a very authentic experience and I would recommend it for anybody... More 

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Privas, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me this is the typical thing to do while visiting in Japan, staying in a traditional house. All those tatamis and few pieces of furniture made this stay one of the most lovely ones I had while visiting this beautiful country. Plus the room they gave us was huge! Someone said here in the comments: "The climb up the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Guesthouse Engakudo ! Location was great, 5 mn walking from Himeji Castle and Koko-en garden. Staff was very nice, offered us some tea and had a chat with us. The twin room was Japanese traditional, 6 tatamis and personal futons, really comfortable, even with AC. The guesthouse is beautiful with really good vibrations ! Highly recommended if you... More 

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

At first glance Engakudo packs a punch, situated close to the famous Himeji castle it is just a short taxi ride or 15 mins of walk away from the Shinkansen train station. The hostel is small and cosy with winding stairs and narrow hallways. The guest house is creatively furnished with japanese and rasta influences and is run by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed in this lovely guesthouse for one night. The guy managing it was extremly friendly and helpful. But especially the house itself made the stay an experience. We were told it is 104 years old and they furnished its small and narrow rooms in the most lovely and creative way. Old Japanese style meets bamboo matts in rasta colours.... More 

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

i stay in Engakudo Guesthouse 4 years ago and i love this place so much. nice host , nice are and lovely accommodation . I feel so comfortable for staying here and it is short distance to the castle .

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This guesthouse is run by the nicest guys!! I was an idiot when I booked this place and accidentally booked hostel world's default three night instead of my intended one. I know, I'm an idiot. But upon arrival he was so nice about it and didn't even penalize me, he just requested I pay for my one night's stay. That... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Engakudo was very lovely. The authentic Japanese-style guest house with a tatami-matt floors and sliding doors. The owner was really friendly with a great DVD collection. I wish I could've stayed another night just to feel so at home :)

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Columbus, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Engakoudu is a small hostel in the back alley not far from Hemiji Castle. Nice, clean room, lovely host. However, there was disappointment that there was no onsen or directions to reach one. The climb up the stairs was very steep ( like a ladder) and awkward with a pack sack. The kitchen was a simple hot plate and small... More 

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Fukuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This backpacker style guesthouse is located at just in front of Himeji castle, which is Kokuho(national heirloom) in Japan, and close enough 15min walk from Himeji station. Owner is very friendly and easy going, happy to share anything with tourist. Though shower is little shabby but who cares with this sort of real deal experience! (Much better than India anyway,... More 

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