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Guesthouse Engakudo

8-2 Yanagicho, Himeji 670-0023, Hyogo Prefecture
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

混雑している姫路城へ朝一番で見学するために泊まりました。 お城に近いので夜の姫路城のライトアップも楽しめました。(美しいです) お部屋は2段ベッド4人泊まれる部屋でした。 荷物を置く十分なスペースがなくスーツケースをベッドの中に入れているようでした。 古い建物ですのでお風呂はシャワーのみで寒かったり、洗面所は水しか出ず、外にあるような状態なので寒さに弱い人は要注意です。 トイレは男女共同  共用スペースにはコーヒー、お茶が用意され ポット・冷蔵庫もあります。 近くにコンビニがないので(歩いて10分ぐらい行かないとない) 駅周辺で食事は調達しておいた方がいいと思います。 共用スペースは薄い壁で仕切られているだけなので夜遅く使用されると響いて寝れません。 私の場合は他の宿泊客にそのように説明をし、お静かにしてくれましたが 人によってはトラブルを招くこともあるので オーナー側で「22時以降は使用しないように」などルールを設けても良いかと思います。 若いオーナーさんはとても気さくで良い人でした。 お宿からお堀を歩いてのお城散策はじっくり風情を味わえます。 It very close to Castle, so also to see night view beautiful Castle. There is fridge , electric pot and some green tea, coffee set. I recommend to get some food and drink on the way to hostel, becouse there is no convenience store... More 

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Wittenberge, Germany
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Guest House Engakudou in Himeji can be succinctly described as reasonably priced and rustic. The toilets are ok, but the washing facilities are absolutely not up to date. Similarly, the shower is absolutely not up to date. A modernization of the sanitary facilities would be highly desirable. Comfort is a foreign word here, however the simple design of the... More 

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Thank Mario230576
HCMC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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 August 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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 reviews
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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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Thank StroemCarl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

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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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 20, 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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Thank Nikki M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
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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