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We stayed four people in a tatami room for two nights and despite is was rather small we had an amazing stay. The staff was super helpful, attentive and certainly impossible to forget.
The showers and toilets were spotless. The kitchen and terrace were small...More
I stayed at Jiyu-jin for five nights in October 2013, and it has been a perfect experience. The staff was exceptionally welcoming, friendly and helpful, and overall the guesthouse has a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. I stayed in a private single room, which was basic,...More
Spent two nights at the hostel (April 2013), the staff were really helpful, and went out of their way to make my stay in Kyoto amazing, especially with local details. The room was a little small, with limited space to store and pack bags, but...More
Jiyu-jin is a basic guest house. Very reasonably priced for lodging in Kyoto. Everything, from room itself to shared bathroom and sinks, was clean. Staff was friendly and spoke very good English (for Japan). Unfortunately took a star off for location. Guest house is located...More
$39 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.