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Guesthouse Kingyoya

243 Kankicho 3-Chome, Omiya-Teranouchi Agaru-Nishiiru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8492, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #21 of 171 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My stay at Kingyoya was great. I slept in women's dormitory. Hotel can be easily reached by the bus from Central Station. I loved the calm atmoshpere, nice Japanese garden, delicious breakfasts, helpful staff. I want to stay there again in the future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We fell in love with this ryokan at first sight. It is very tastefully decorated and has a homely atmosphere. The house itself is very traditional (this means thin walls, but earplugs are provided free of charge). There is a lovely zen garden where you can spend some relaxing moments while surfing the internet on the computer provided outside. Barley... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a pleasant stay in the luxury room. The atmosphere is very "authentic" and the staff are extremely friendly. They respond quickly to emails, which was most helpful on several occasions. Breakfast is delicious. Internet works perfectly. You can rent bikes from the hosts for a very reasonable price. As noted by earlier guests, the walls are made of... More 

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makati city, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I booked a twin room in Guesthouse Kingyoya after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. And I wasn't disappointed. The house is old but well-maintained, and I loved the feeling of being in a traditional Kyoto machiya. We followed the instructions on the access map on the Kingyoya site and found no problems finding the place. The room was a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This house is very traditional with a lovely garden. It is a good sample for who wants to experience Japanese traditional house. However, I booked for 3 nights but stayed 2 nights only, I felt annoyed as I could hear other rooms' noise but other people might not feel the same. It is convenient location to visit Golden Temple but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Stayed in a 2-preson dorm room, it is basic but full of style. it is clean and cozy, the building itself is beautiful. However the wall of the dorm room is too thin and I hear noise from the neighbors. Shower room is great and they offer bathe too. Breakfast is the traditional one, it is expensive so just try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The guesthouse is located in a residential area, easily reached by bus. The interior is 100% Japanese style. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I stayed in a 4 female dorm for 4 nights, the Japanese style futon was comfortable. But the main problem is the poor soundproof, I can hear everything from next room.

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Belgique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I was in Japan during 2 weeks and for the two first nights in Kyoto, i was in this place. Easy to find when you take the bus and have a map. I really wanted to sleep in this kind of place and it was just beautiful, not a big place.. People are so nice (like most japanese people, that's... More 

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

It's one of the best choice if you are ready to experience some Japanese style: the way you sleep, you talk, shared bathroom, and food. Some may think privacy is a bigger issue while many tourists find it interesting to spend several days in this guesthouse to complete their experience in Japan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The staff here are lovely and helpful. The house is 10 years old and beautiful with incense burning by the stairs. The location is fine as there is a bus stop nearby and the temples are scattered everywhere in Kyoto anyway there is not fixed point you will need to be at. There cosy restaurants nearby too. Breakfast is really... More 

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