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Salon Haraguchi Tenseian

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7-3 Maruyama-cho, higashiyama-ku,, Kyoto 605-0071 , Kyoto Prefecture
Salon Haraguchi Tenseian
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This place is magical and so very special...from its location, to the wonderful 100 plus yo old, authentic Japanese home (that has his exquisite pottery on display to admire) to above all its most fabulous and generous host /owner Mr. Haraguchi himself.. A master potter and delightful, thoughtful person..His special home and his hospitality and concern with our needs and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Kyoto for the old and the new. This house is a bit of the relative old. It is about a hundred years old and was built to the high standards of the time. I am a contractor and woodworker so I'm aware of the detail and appreciate the mastery of the craftsmanship. I feel it is a privilege... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allthough arriving in the middle of the famous Gion festival we were lucky to get this place all by ourselves. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They even drove us in their car to see some of Kyoto's most famous sites. The room was very clean and quiet. In the morning we got a fantastic traditional Japanees breakfast. The... More 

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Zimmerwald, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a good decision to stay at Salon Haraguchi Tenseian! Mr. Haraguchi really deserves his ranking on trip advisor. We've never experienced such a friendly and willing-to-help host. He took the time and showed us the nearby town Uji, the temple, we went for a walk along the river and had a green-tea-ice cream together. And on the way back... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Salon Haraguchi the last week of May. There are lots of positives about this beautiful old traditional house. It's in a quiet location in a park. The walk might not be for everyone but the taxi will take you to the door if required. The hike to the top of the mountain behind the house is fantastic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my wife for 4 days in June and it was just what we expected. A charming old house with the most delightful owners. They took their time to show us the house, the area and even offered to drive us around to various tourist sites. My wife and I are active so we borrowed their two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I with three young children (6, 3 and 8mo)stayed at the Salon for 5 nights. We had the house to ourselves with two futons set up in the downstairs room and two in the upstairs room where my husband and I stayed with our baby in a portacot. A lot of the reviews here say that the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stayed there during the cheery blossom season. The house is in the middle of the park, it was a pleasant walk everyday going out and coming back. The host was very nice and helpful. We learnt lots of good tips of what to see and where to eat etc. We would love going back again!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Positive: - Location is beautiful (but not necessarily convenient) - rooms look very authentic (not western) - friendly Staff host - clean - in the middle of a beautiful park - wifi - nice ambience - Japanese flair - very welcoming hosts Negative: - nothing

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SF Bay Area California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stayed at Haragaguchi-san's apartment, after finding that the Salon wasn't available for our dates. What a great find!! After staying at about 6 places in Japan, we agreed that when you take into account price, size, comforts and location, this was the best accommodation we had. The Salon house would have been shared with another family, but the apartment... More 

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