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Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House

167 Nishisakaicho Shichijodori Karasuma Nishi Iru, Kyoto 600-8218 Kyoto Prefecture
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#158 of 911 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Tanaka Gokurakudou Guest House is located approximately 3~5 minutes by foot from Kyoto station. It features a lounge, two shower room and a rooftop terrace has a view of Kyoto Tower and Yodobashi Camera.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Bicycle rental
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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1 star
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
Quaint, Budget


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94Great for walkers
Grade: 94 out of 100
605Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
44Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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The place is located in a quiet area, it's super convenient because it's close to Kyoto station and it's the place I come to, every time I go back to Kyoto. The owner is super nice and keeps the place clean and tidy, he will help you if you have questions and make sure you are doing great. The beds are comfortable and there is a shared living room, very nice!
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We stayed in a private room and it was clean, comfortable and homely. Tanaka-san is soft-spoken but pleasant and helpful. He allowed us to store our luggage in the foyer even after we checked out, allowing us to go and view the sights of Kyoto on our last day. This guesthouse is great for people who wish to experience sleeping in the traditional Japanese way on a futon in a tatami room, but do not wish to spend a lot of money. A convenience store, Porta underground mall and Kyoto station are extremely close by, making this an ideal stay for travellers who do not want to stray too far from Kyoto station. If you have mobility issues, however, it may be best to find alternate accommodation as the property does not have a lift and there is a fairly large step between the foyer and the genkan. The stairs are also quite steep so it's important to be careful, especially when heading down to the bathroom at night.
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Quaint and cozy guesthouse with an incredibly convenient location right next door to Kyoto JR Station. If you're coming from the Shinkansen exit be sure to take Exit 2 towards Kyoto Tower (Kyoto station can be disorienting) Also, a couple of suggestions for improvement: 1) guesthouse should specify right out that there is an additional accommodation charge on top of the actual reservation (I reserved a single room for $65CAD) and they charged an added ¥100 also if you dont have a towel it's an additional ¥100). 2) Room was clean and cozy but they really need to change the futon because it was well used and fattened to the thickness of a leaf (not very comfortable). But apart from that, highly recommend esp for 1 night stay
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A very neat and aesthetically pleasing place to stay. The host was lovely and warm. The guest house is located very close to Kyoto Station - walking distance. Makes it easy to travel about town. Groceries, lots of food places and cafes around.
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At first when I arrived I was concerned because it looked closed so I sent an email and the staff was very reactive and told me to come cause it was opened. The hostel is literally straight from Kyoto station you can't be closer and easier to find its the perfect location. It's a quiet place with a very authentic feeling, nice decoration, very clean and the staff is here to help. I would definitely recommend this place and go back there if I had to come back to Kyoto!
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$28 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Kyoto Station Building (0.2 miles), Higashi Hongan-ji Temple (0.1 miles), and Shosei-en Garden (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
What are some restaurants close to Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hokuto, Tajimaya, Kyoto Yodobashi, and Kyochabana Minami-Shinmachi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Tanaka Gokurakudo Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kiyomizu-dera Temple (1.6 miles), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (1.7 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (0.8 miles).