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Guest House "Bon"

63-2 Murasakino Kamimonzen-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8217 , Japan
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Ranked #11 of 236 Specialty Lodging in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Namwon, South Korea
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The owner of the guesthouse is very informative. When we had a question he would listen carefully and go through the steps with us step by step. We also went for a Maiko-transformation photo shoot and he phoned the place for us so we could change our time. The map he sends you or that is available online is good... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Iresidentialfirst solo travel and this place was recommended to me. I booked it through Hostelworld and inadvertently booked for a day later than I actually arrived. Instead of turning me away because they were full, they made up a room in their own house for my first night. The rooms are very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, there are bikes... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

What more can I say that hasn't been said here? This place is just wonderful. I have traveled quite a bit in several different countries and it is no exaggeration when I say that this is the most pleasant place where I have ever stayed. The words "home away from home" are often used by many hotels and guesthouses, but... More

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Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the traditional setting wonderful. The guest house is located ~1.2 km from Kitaoji station which can be walked fairly easily, although a bus would be ideal if you are carrying a lot of luggage. There is also a main road nearby (2 min walk from the guest house) and a number of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This fabulous little guesthouse was a dream to return to after hectic sightseeing days among the crowds. Kazo the owner is a lovely man - so very welcoming and informative and nothing was too much trouble. Very helpful too with supplying bus routes and ideas for places to visit. He is a real mine of information and I loved the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The owner of the guest house picked me up from the train station. A superman. He is the tour guide, driver, cleaner and receptionist. Room is average size for single. Love the communal room where I met other travelers and shared tips and interesting stories. It takes approx 10 minutes to get to nearest bus stops. Along the way to... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Yes, it is not near the Kyoto station. It takes 30-45 minutes to get there but I love it. I love the traditional atmosphere. The bed on the floor, the tatami, the ordinary kitchen, the wooden sandals to the toilet, the traditional sliding doors and the hospitality of the owner. I also like all the writing giving you instructions how... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This review is late already I stayed in Bon Guesthouse in Summer 2013. The owner is a friendly helpful guy who takes care of his guests in all details. I stayed here for 1 whole week with 4 days having the whole house myself since it was low season. The tatami and mattress in the room are in top quality,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is the most impressive guesthouse of our trip to Japan. The host "Taniguchi-San" is very kind and helpful and he can speak English very well. He picked up us at the Kitaoji Station and escorted us to Kyoto Station when we checked out. He explained how to travel in Kyoto quiet clear. He took care us like relative. The... More

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11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Located in the northern end of Kyoto city it is in a small side street surrounded by residential homes. If you like being around the locals when you travel rather then the tourist hordes I would choose this guest house. The owner (who's name I forgot.. oops) is friendly and very helpful. He knows the best public transport connections to... More

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Address: 63-2 Murasakino Kamimonzen-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8217 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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