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Yado HARUYA Aqua

1-12 Waki-cho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8834, Kyoto Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bruges, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy accessible, central location and very friendly staff in beautiful buildings. Highly recommendable and we'll certainly stay there next time we're in Kyoto. Traditional Japanese style rooms are nice and clean. Common living rooms and restrooms/bathrooms for your daily social contacts and general services :)

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Tainan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easily accessed by Kyoto bus and close to a beautiful park and Kyoto aquarium. Staying in an old house is a brand new experience. Although steps from upstairs are loud (because of the old structure of the wooden house), we were pleased to take part in the historic city by actually staying in an old house like this. It's... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so sad we could only stay for a night at such a lovely place. Wonderful old building full of charm and flair, extremely friendly staff. This might not be the right address for party animals, as the rooms are not exactly soundproof. But if you want to experience a traditional ryokan stay, Haruya Aqua is the right choice... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I will have my comment in Chinese, and then in English. 這家旅館有傳統千的町家建築, 加上旅館預先準備的共用屐子, 令居住經驗很有風味。員工都十分有禮和樂於助人, 而且能夠以英語溝通, 適合不懂日語的外國人。惟有要注意的是旅館晚上9時關門, 所以CHECK IN不能遲到, 否則即使有預早通知, 也可能沒有人開門。 我住的是單人女宿, 房間要上一層, 房間內有三張雙人床, 空間有限, 比較適合背包客或是提限型行李的。町家以木為主要建築材料, 所以可能會有一點點噪音, 但我三晚都沒有受噪音問題影響。單人女宿房內除了我, 都是日本人, 但其他房都有香港和台灣人入住。 The traditional Japanese house with some clogs prepared for the guests makes me feel like I become a Japanese in those few days. The staff are nice and helpful. This will... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I stayed in Haruya Aqua only for one night but it was a very pleasant stay. The staff there is super helpful. They show you around the whole property (Hostel Haruya has several buildings very close together - Aqua and Book. It's basically one hostel but on-line you can find it as separate properties.) and give you advice on places... More 

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Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

All the recommendation to visit from the staff are great and they gave our no planning travel more funs. The room we stayed uesd to be a tea room, very historical building, but tatami, linen and any properties are new or very clean! One of my favorite thing is that there is not too many information or warning on the... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was amazing and very comfortable! Every staff was very kind and helped us a lot. Whenever we ask something, whether it is minor or major, they gave me help with warm smile. The building is old(I've heard it's more than 100 years old.) so there's some noise from the wooden floor but it wasn't big problem. The room, toilet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I'm still in hostel Haruya while I'm writing this. I like because it's comfortable and clean. Although it's small but the staff are really friendly and they even let me use their shower room before my night bus to Hiroshima at Kyoto station. They have bicycle rental at reasonable cost. The hostel is located few minutes walk to kyoto station.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I stayed here two nights and enjoyed my stay quite a bit. My only complaint was the spotty wifi, which made it hard to plan our trip. I stayed in both the Western and Japanese style private suites. The Japanese style was a bit cramped from a Western perspective but had a private bathroom. The western style was awesome. The... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed for a night in Yado Haruya Aqua. Warmest hospitality you can ever have, you can tell they are really enjoying their job and willing to take one step further to make sure you will have a wonderful time in this historical city. The guest house is convenient located, just a few bus stops away from the JR Kyoto Station,... More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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