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Kiraku Inn

251 Umemotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0064, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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46 helpful votes 46 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This inn is very close to chi-onin mae bus stop. You can get bus no.206 direct from Kyoto station direct to this bus stop. It's one stop after Gion . Raku bus no.100 pass this stop but not stop at this bus stop BEWARE !!!. From bus stop ,walk back 10 metres opposite direction of bus, you will see big... More 

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Hong Kong
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Well, it's a guest house in Japan, I've been to Kansai for few times and stayed in hostel / guest house in these few times. The old style Japanese room is small, so live with it. If you are fine with the just enough room like me, I felt very very comfortable when staying there for the three days (in... More 

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Address: 251 Umemotocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0064, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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