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Hostel Nishijin Kanouya

493-3 Aizenji-cho Senbonhigashi-iru, Kamichojamachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8278 , Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Hostel Kanouya was a real cultural experience. I have made several trips to Kyoto (I live in another city), but never have I learnt so much about Japanese traditional culture in just one weekend. The hostel was very easy to find, in a lovely traditional area, surrounded by really interesting places - a German bakery, kimono shop etc. and all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Kanouya is located in the heart of Kyoto, near the Nijo castle and halfway to temples in the East and the West. If you take the time to walk around the Machiyas (old houses) you will feel like you are in a small village with older people, craftsmen, and artists. It is also walking distance to the Nishijin Textile center... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

First and foremost, this is NOT A HOSTEL. It is deceitful to market it as one. It is a sub-par homestay at best. It took us 2 hours to find this place, hidden down a side alley in a dingy area filled with gambling joints. The website does not provide the address in English, only kanji which we cannot read.... More

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traditional_house, オーナー at Hostel Nishijin Kanouya, responded to this review

This is not a Motel. This is Hostel. Did you stayed here? You wrote many wrong information. Reguler price is 2,500yen. Not a 25,000yen. You didn't stay. You created based on the opinion of others. Why war is forever in the world? Nobody understand for each other. Justice is what? Attack the different values? Travelling is what? Enjoy the different... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My friend warned me about a bad review regarding Kanouya on Trip Advisor. This worried me but I must say I had a very nice stay. The owner was kind and helpful showing me the way to local restaurants and a bath house. Yes, there are many things in a small space (most of which are gifts from previous guests),... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

I'm realy sorry to say, but this hostel was nothing I expected from so called traditional Japanese house. First of all this is private home, not real hostel. So you basically live with the young owner. This place is small, smelly, uncomfortable and above all DIRTY. It also has a lot of unreasonable rules that makes no sense - especially... More

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traditional_house, オーナー at Hostel Nishijin Kanouya, responded to this review

Every contry has different culture and manner and rules. Every customer can contact manager anytime. I can do any request for customers. Nobody say "smell" It is first time comment for us. 7 another customer stayed together on same days. They doesn't say smell. Dirty? What dirty? This is old house. Aging house is looks dirty. Please don't deny an... More

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Address: 493-3 Aizenji-cho Senbonhigashi-iru, Kamichojamachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-8278 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Japanese style house.We provide Japanese style culture.I attention If you walk on Tatami with any footwear. ... more   less 
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