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Guest house Rakuza

3.0 of 5 Japanese Guest House   |   2-255 Miyagawasuji Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0801, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014
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Odate, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stayed here for one night. They said that the check-in was evening after 16:00 when I made a reservation on the telephone, so I asked to put my baggage in the day and they said OK. On that day, when I go to put my baggage, the owner was absent, and there was one boy of the caretaker. I... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I love my stay in this a century old traditional Japanese house which used to be a Maiko teahouse. It gives me the real taste of Kyoto with the wooden interior and furniture. The location is unbeatable as it's in the center of Gion area, near to Kawaramachi (Hankyu line) & Gion Shijo (Keihan line) stations and there are a... More

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Perak
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We have a good stay at Rakuza Guest house (a Japanese 100 year old houses in the center of Gion area). You can experience a real traditional ryokan in Kyoto. The flooring is all wood and it is covered with tatami mat. We booked a double room (consist of 2 rooms). There’s a lock for your room ie tiny little... More

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bkk
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

the guesthouse sits in a quite yet center of gion-shijo area, 3 mins walk to shopping/eating busy kawaramachi street. The room is clean and has no smell. though only 2 toilets and 1 bathroom, but clean and well arranged. Walking from the place to kiyomizu dera temple takes only 20 mins. And staff was helpful too.

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kuala lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We spent 4 nights here. The rate was reasonable and the location was so strategic. The main Kawaramachi station was just minutes away and we used the public transport most of the time to go to Nara, Arashiyama, etc. We also had a good walk to Kiyamizudera, etc. from this ryokan. It's located next to the Kamo river at Gion... More

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Kyoto was our first stop on our whirlwind tour of Japan. We stayed here for four nights, in the Western Double Room (we chose this room for it's low cost, though I'd rather have stayed in the more traditional rooms). The personnel were friendly, helpful and always available when needed. The common rooms were beautiful. The location was perfect for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I was just in Kyoto and Osaka. I stayed in this guest house, a budget ryokan and a business hotel. I also went to a minshuku. Of all of these lodgings, this place really felt the most Japanese. True, the floors creak, there is one shower, etc. but I appreciated the experience despite these small inconveniences. People were considerate and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Enjoyed my 3 nights stay at this guesthouse. The futon was comfy and had a good sleep. It is extremely quiet at night though, that I can hear snippets of conversation of my opposite room neighbour. There is a 24hr small supermarket about 2mins walk away.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

It was very easy to get there from the Gion-shijo subway exit 1, probably within 1-2 minute walk. We arrived before the offical check-in time. But the front desk lady told us the room was ready, and we could check-in and settled our things there. It is an authentic old Japan house which made of wood, dim lights, living/common rooms... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Rakuza is located in the ancient quartier of Gion, in the centre of Kyoto. There are many traditional restaurants and beautiful gift shops around. The ryokan is entirely traditional style, clean and confortable. They provide a laptop, free wifi, hair dryer and some fruits in the morning in the lobby. They rent bikes for 500 yen/day. We took them for... More

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Address: 2-255 Miyagawasuji Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0801, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Guest house Rakuza 3*
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"Guest House RAKUZA" is Japanese style guest house, cheap hostel in Kyoto, Gion. ... more   less 
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