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Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   22-58 Ikenouchicho, Nishinokyo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8375, Japan
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Ranked #24 of 236 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013
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Springbrook, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our family of 5 stayed for three nights at the Roujiya. It was a terrific experience for us all. Great location just a short bike ride from the city centre and right adjacent to markets. Would return in a heart beat

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The house looks from outside not so special. But when I entered the house, I felt home. Nice and clean. I booked over the internet and got a confirmation. When I arrived, they excused that there was a problem and no free bed. But he would give me as excuse an apartment for free of charge. He drove me free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed 4 nights at Roujiya in April 2013 with a friend. It was a great break from the typical hostel. This is a more intimate guest house where the owners actually live too. It's newly renovated with a blend of modern and traditional Japanese aesthetic, from the nicely appointed streamlined kitchen to a room with old school tatami mats... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I've stayed at many guesthouse in Japan including the widely acclaimed K's. I have to say that this guesthouse is absolutely great for me. After reading many reviews about this place I also have to agree that it's not for everyone. If you are looking for a clean, friendly, and quiet environment (after a long day of site seeing) than... More

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Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

A very nice place, managed by a very nice couple. Room is clean and comfortable. Location is also good, near the supermarket, a couple of small restaurants and a public bath. Only 5-10 minutes walk to the train station.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

It's been 1 and a half years since my stay, I should have reviewed on this guesthouse earlier because it was Sooooooo GOOD. I got a lot of time before I went to Fukushima for some sorts of disaster relief project, so I decided to stop at Kyoto for a few days, it’s always been my favourite destination. The guest... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This place is so cute, and really a well kept secret that many local Japanese tourists stay at. Situated about a 5 min walk away from JR Nijo station - it is a super clean and small hostel. Very pretty design, floorboards are all unpolished japanese cedar and rooms are super clean and have curtains for a bit a privacy... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I stayed here in August of 2011 for about 3-4 weeks. The place itself is wonderful-very clean, nicely decorated, and overall very nice. There was a kitchen available, free wi-fi access, bike rentals, a computer with internet if you did not have your own, etc. During my stay there were not very many foreigners so it was nice to hear... More

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Ito-gun, Wakayama, Japan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Roujiya is the best place to be if you stay in Kyoto!! You would feel like as if you lived in Kyoto.The owner are very kind and they can offer a good insight into kyoto city as well as some insider's tips on the best place to go.And the facilities are spotless. I'd strongly recommend Roujiya !!!!!!

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Shizuoka, Japan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Kaori and Nao own this wonderful hostel, though it feels more like a home when you're there! They were more than helpful in every way possible, and gave me recommendations of places to go both in Kyoto and when traveling Japan (their recommendations were excellent by the way). The hostel is located in a great location right below Nijo Castle,... More

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Address: 22-58 Ikenouchicho, Nishinokyo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8375, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kyoto Guesthouse Roujiya 2.5*
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Our guesthouse opened in the end of Jun 2010!Roujiya-feel right at home in the heart of Kyoto.Roujiya is a cozy and modern (yet distinctly Japanese) family-owned guest house in the heart of Kyoto.We are situated in a quiet area just a short walk from Nijo Station and close to......-Many historic sites,including Nijo Castle-Huge market for local people -Delicious restaurants for local people-The biggest 100yen shop in Kyoto ... more   less 
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