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152 Nishiyaoya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8269, Japan
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Ranked #61 of 232 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Room is facing the door and next to the street so a little noise to be expected (as well as from the dining room crowd above). Tatami room size is big, usual by Jap standards for its pricing.. The guesthouse experience may be a tad too biosterous/rowdy... a first for me, while overall experience is not bad but would choose... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed there because I could not get on an overnight train to tokyo. The hostel is around 15 minutes walk from the Kyoto station. Do print a map out from Google Map because it is not easy to find it. Even though I reached the hostel after 11pm(the designated check-in timing), the owner was very kind and helped me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed here for 8 nights with family at the family suite room. It is a Japanese style room, pretty spacious and enough for 4-5 people. Arrived at Kyoto station and took a cab there (5 min drive). The place is not exactly well-known so I suggest to print out a map and showed it to the driver. Check-in was smooth,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We spent 8 days in tokyo and we stay in Lantern for 4 nights. It's really good. Clean and warm guest house and owner can speak fluent Mandarin!! Excellent haha. And location is close to Kyoto station. Highly Recommend~

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Ra'anana, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We definetely recomment this place! We stayed at a BEAUTIFUL and spacious japanese style twin room. The guesthouse itself is really spacious and very well kept. There are comfortable air conditioned Common areas like fully equipped kitchen, dinning room, living room with big screen tv, laundry room and several nice bathrooms). Whatever you need... staff is great. The place is... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Two Aussies travelling through Japan. Can recommend Lantern. Clean ryokan setting, friendly vibe, not too crowded. Close to the main attractions and the station. Nice bathrooms and tea room. Wishing everyone happy travels, Max

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Address: 152 Nishiyaoya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8269, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
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