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Gojo Guest House

3-396-2 Gojobashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0846 , Japan (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 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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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This traditionally styled guest house is situated on a not so traditional busy street, although close to the famous Kiyomizu dera temple and there are some nice little crafting shops and restaurants nearby. The guest house itself is cozy, especially when you visit during the winter when everyone will gather around the woodstove in the common room for a free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Gojo Guesthouse for 5 nights in the 4 bed female dorm and 3 of those nights Ihad the room to myself. What a great experience this place was. Their futons are very comfy, the air conditioner works wonderfully, the staff is extremely kind and are very accommodating! The cafe downstairs is chill, the staff have a good... More

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Fantastic little guesthouse. Located at the south end of Higashiyama (the east side of Kyoto). Higashiyama is where most of the famous sightseeing places are such as shrines and temples. This guesthouse is a straight shot down the road from Kiyomizudera, Kyoto's most famous temple. About a 15 minute walk up the river to Kiyamachi, the nightlife center of Kyoto.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed two nights at this place and absolutely loved it. The location is very good, close to main buses and trains. The staff was extremely nice and helpful with all our needs (I forgot a shirt there and they shipped it back to me for free, emails were answered in a very timely fashion with all the information needed,... More

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Manila, Philippines
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16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This guesthouse was quite an experience in itself, complementing my tour of Kyoto with its traditional ambiance, rustic facade and interior, and the mellow and old aura it exudes. It felt like I was transported back in time and I loved it. I think this is a great choice if one wants to experience authentic and traditional Japan at great... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My wife and our 3 children spent a week at the Gojo Guest house. What a great experience! We stayed in the triple room, which is at the back of the property. It was very quiet, and we especially loved the sliding paper and glass windows. We ended up having breakfast there almost every morning, a nice thick piece of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stayed here with 2 friends in November 2013 and wished I could have stayed there longer! I started looking for places much too late, and was lucky enough that a room suddenly freed up here. A private room for all three of us! (advice: book early) The staff is extremely helpful, there is a bar downstairs where you can drink... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stayed here two times, and will always come back! This was the second accommodation we tried in Kyoto, and we were totally blown away. From a thoroughly enjoyable few beers with the bar staff and owners the day we arrived, so immaculate and spacious rooms on both our stays, Gojo Guest house is an experience you just can't afford to... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

When I was visiting Kyoto I was looking to have a more traditional Japanese experience. I found Gojo and was more than happy. Everything in this guesthouse was steeped in tradition from the front door to your bed. I would highly recommend Gojo if you're after traditional. I loved my time here and the staff were saints as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spend 4 nights in a twin traditional (futons) room, as a couple. Bedroom was quiet clean, we had clean bed sheets whenever we wanted. Toilets and shower rooms are spartiats but for low budget travelers, it's ok. I used the public bath map and tried all of them around. I loved it. Best part of the Gojo's guest house... More

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Address: 3-396-2 Gojobashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0846 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A place where you would want to come back. We try to keep a cozy, home-like atmosphere where you can relax and chill out after your long day of traveling. In our 100-year-old “machiya”(an old traditional Japanese house) we have shared bathrooms, shower rooms and a kitchen, also free WI-FI which can be used anywhere inside. In our cafe on the first floor, you can choose to sit alone and enjoy your moment, or share the long table with other travelers and share your fun experiences from your trip.Located in Eastern Kyoto within walking distance from ・Kiyomizudera Temple・Higashiyama・Sanjusangendo・Gion・Kodaiji Temple・the downtown areaand・Ginkakuji・Philosopher's Path・Heian Shrine・Yasaka Shrine・Maruyama Park・Fushimi Inari Shrine・Tofukuji Templeby bicycleetc.・We provide futon and linen for each guest.・Shared Shower room and Toilet・All guests receive a Map and Free drink ticket for the frist night.・We provide breakfast set from 8:30 am for 2 hours,at 300 yen.【Facilities】・All rooms are Air conditioned・3 Shower rooms(There are some public baths nearby)・Kitchen・Lounge room・Safety Box・Free Wifi・Cafe【Rental , Sale】・Bicycle rental 500 yen per day(only 4)・Bath towel 100 yen・City Bus 1 day pass 500 yen【Check-in / Out】・Check-In time is 15:00 ~ 22:00 and Check-Out time is 11:00 ~.・No curfew・Reception open from 8:00 ~ 22:00.・We can keep your luggages at reception,before Check-In or after Check-Out.・We don't accept credit card. We require full payment upon Check-In time. ... more   less 
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