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Guest House Kyoto Shirakawa

460-1, Doinouchicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0024, Kyoto Prefecture
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 4, 2016

We stayed at the Guest house and I absolutely adored it. Aside from the central location we were given the friendliest welcome and the place was impeccably clean and had all we wanted. We stayed in a traditional room with tatami mats and futons. In the landing area we had wash basins along with toiletries. Downstairs we had a kitchen,...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed April 24, 2016

This guest house has a couple of old Japanese houses, called machiya. They are small with small rooms in Japanese style, that means tatami mats, futons and not much other furniture, small steep stairs and thin walls, only one floor. They have very nice Japanese little gardens, very cute. Everything is very clean. There are two showers, toilets and sinks...

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Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Very clean. Comfy beddings and just enough space to rest. Definitely good value for what you paid for. Near Gion site and good hub for travelling to most tourist sites. Owner is accomodating but have difficulty in conversing in English. Nice stay and great value.

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Reviewed January 12, 2016

We stayed here 4 nights after moving from an other lodging which we very much enjoyed, priced only a few dollars more than Guest House. Guest House is a very poor value. Very stark, no closets or drawers for clothing,no amenities, small rooms. The family's kitchen was touted as being available for use, but there was no help in navigating...

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Makati, Philippines
Reviewed December 11, 2015

This ryokan was actually our 2nd choice. After reading all the reviews between the 2 choices, this ryokan had better reviews mainly because of how nice & accommodating the owners are. We were not disappointed. This ryokan is in the alley right behind the Higashiyama Train Station (which is what you will be taking if you want to be in...

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2Thank MacSwinny
Reviewed April 22, 2015

I stayed here for three nights in Cherry Blossom season and I really, thoroughly enjoyed it. My room was cozy although small, and I liked to come home at night and sit down listening to some music while enjoying the warm lights. My room was detached from the "main" building, you walk on a wooden path to its door and...

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brisbane
Reviewed October 21, 2014

As said, the walls are thin, the heating is not the best, rooms are small. But it s definitely worth to try. You can really experience the japanese way of life. The bed is comfortable. It s super clean. The lady was cleaning the floor with a white towel in the morning, the towel didn t even get grey. It...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed here for three nights, not having stayed in this type of accommodation before. As other have said, the walls are quite thin but we take ear plugs with us anyway. The beds are made up of some thin layers on the floor, but not too thin to be uncomfortable, and the room was warm enough with a heating...

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Detroit
Reviewed May 21, 2013

I only stayed here one night, but I was made to feel at home, and had no problems getting around from this central location. Kyoto is packed with beautiful sites, so it's hard not to be near something! Guest House Kyoto Shirakawa was a little difficult to find (I stopped for directions twice), but only because it's not off of...

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was a wonderful two night stay for us in Kyoto. The two families that run it are very helpful, and the daughter of one of the families speaks good English (and plays Chopin like you wouldn't believe). The location was excellent, just down the laneway is a market, shops, an excellent bar and almost directly across the road, a...

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Additional Information about Guest House Kyoto Shirakawa

Address: 460-1, Doinouchicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0024, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $57 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Best one on the second floor, as they have walls and a door to lock.”
 of 5 bubbles Caro-in-Japan, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
“Ours was the Japanese Style C Room. Didn't get to see any others”
 of 5 bubbles I3605XPlauraw, Apr 25, 2014 | Read review
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