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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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Ranked #43 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perak
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

.. I suggest you to stay here. It's very affordable yet it gives you that authentic feeling. We stayed there for two nights after our trip to Hiroshima and we decided to stay in a ryokan after a series of stay in business hotel to experience living in a real traditional Japanese house. The ryokan, to our surprise, is not... More

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Foshan, China
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33 hotel reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

This is a small guesthouse in a fantastic traditional building. Wooden walls and doors, with mat flooring - shoes do need to be removed when inside. Sliding doors, and I liked there was a padlock on the door, which has not been the case in other places. We stayed in Dec so the air con was not needed. We were... 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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #43 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Guest house Rakuza 3*
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