I'm no good with words but I think it's worth to share our best stay experience in Kyoto for other travellers. We (a group of 4) stayed at the Tenseian at the beginning of april 2013 and we don't regret it a bit. We had the whole house for us (the policy of Mr. Haraguchi) and it couldn't have been any better. The house is full of characteristics, everything arranged by Mr. Haraguchi himself and all is functioning well. Now, the location is just a 10 mins walk from Gion. The view along the way from Gion is breathtaking. Well, so did the walk, as it was an uphill walk, but it was just fun! The sleep was comfortable, rooms are big, with cherry blossoms view from the upper room window.
The raves from other reviewers were all true 100%. We just don't think we could've found a host better than him. He often offered us to take our luggages (4 of them) from our previous accomodation, with this own private car!! With this car, he also brought us to his studio where he created his magnificent works and showed us some of his masterpieces. He helped us book one of our best lunch in a 2-star michelin restaurant in Kyoto. I'm running out of words of praise :) I don't know about your stay preference when travelling but it did not fail us.
- Also Known As:
- Salon Haraguchi Tenseian Hotel Kyoto