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Kiraku Inn

251 Umemotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0064, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for 2 nights, the owner is very friendly. There is shared toilet and Japanese style bathroom. Good price for those who want to live in traditional japanese room. And if you are lucky, you can see 2 cats (should be owner's pets) walking around the common area.

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South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Excellent value! The location is very central and Gion is the best area for Geisha spotting and exploring Kyoto. The inn itself is situated down a quiet but arty alley and is a short walk to the riverside. From here you can find all the nice restaurants, bars and train stations.The decor was so cute and beautiful and the owner... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The host is very eager to help although he is a quiet man. The place is located in an alley between sanjo and shijo of Gion where Keihan Gion-shijo/sanjo station, subway sanjo station, Kyoto city bus stop all in walking distance. The place has some distance to the main shopping street so it's quiet however quite dark if you return... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This little inn was a great place to explore Kyoto from. It is in a small alley not very far away from Gion and also other forms of transportation. Taking public transport from the shinkansen station might be a little difficult, but I would recommend going via taxi. Can't remember exactly how much it was but it makes locating the... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It is my first time to stay in an Japanese guesthouse with my friend. The owner is very friendly,polite and is active to advise us the surrounding area, guide us and stuff. The location is very convenient, we also really enjoyed walking through Shirakawa 白川 every morning to the subway. The shared bathroom and the room is cozy and clean.... More 

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Munich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Kiraku Inn combines in a very charming way best location (in the district of Gion) with a homey atmosphere, cleanliness and nice hostel operators, and all that for quite a reasonable price. The rooms are extremely small, but very clean. At full occupancy the entrance was rather crowded with all the shoes of the guests, and also the common... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had trouble with their online reservation system and weren't able to get a confirmation so we called a couple of times. Their English is so poor and when we tried to speak in Japanese they were extremely rude and told us that if we dont want to stay there then we shouldnt. I was so shocked to see such... More 

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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

room is tiny, dirty,and more worse,the owner,not like other Japanese, rude with customer, I obey all the rules of the Hostel,but the staff is so cold and proud, complain about everything, and the owner is poor at English, don't recommend any foreigner choose this hostel. maybe they only like Japanese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Great location, cleanliness, I highly recommend this place to stay in Kyoto Gion. We stayed in dorms( probably ladies only but it was only 2500 yen for a night) and everything was very clean and neat. There was subway station and Hankyu main station near the hostel you can easily walk. The staff was very friendly, we had a comfortable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed at Kiraku for a few nights in summer 2011. It was a fantastic place to stay and very good value. The Japanese style room was tiny, but had everything we needed and the shared bathroom was very clean. There were lovely big towelling robes so it didn't feel awkward walking down the hall. The owner was very charming... More 

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