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Yado HARUYA Aqua

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This place was a real gem of a find, when we booked it we weren't expecting what we got! Having spent the night before in their sister ryokan on the east side of Kyoto we were expecting similar, as it was very good. But it was better! The rooms seem better maintained and have more plugs! you get the same... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This place is not new, but thats not important for me because its its clean and has a kind staff, they can purpose you everything you need and answer every requires if they can so if i have a chance to go kyoto again, For sure i'll go to this hostel again :)

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

It's a beautiful minshuku in the walking distance to Kyoto station where you can find everything including mountain bike and car rental. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They all speak english fluently and act professionally. The public bath was another great way to experience how local people enjoying the hot spring. The reason I didn't give 5 stars... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Plus: traditional ancient Japanese style living, good room amenities esp the warm jackets, hospitable front desk staff who could speak good Eng, 10 min walk from Kintetsu station, 1 min walk to convenient stores n a good veggie restaurant for good dinner buffet, bus stop nearby for going to major attractions. Yet as it is a hostel, although we requested... More 

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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend got allocated to a room upstairs, the room is mini sized but rustic and lovely. Sharing facilities are very clean and tidy. Everything is wonderful until late night around 11pm ( there's no curfew time but rule no.1 is to stay quiet from 10pm) A group of Chinese speaking tourists moved into a room next to... More 

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Jeju, South Korea
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

If part of the reason you're going to Kyoto is seeing the cool old buildings, check out Haruya. As someone who's interested in history and old houses, I just found it really neat. Having said that- it is an old Japanese house: so creaky. Really creaky. And holy cow does the sound travel. Just pray the other guests follow the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

The place is clean and quiet. Staff was really friendly too. However it is quite old and the room is really small. In addition, we were allocated a room on the top floor with very narrow stairs. With the communal bathroom and toilet downstairs, it is really not ideal for guest who needs the toilet in the middle of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

good side: clean (and a bit small) room, comfortable and quiet environment, nice polite and helpful staff, easy access to train station by bus bad side: not much dinner choice in such a quiet environment, but you cant have everything

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SPAIN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

A charming accomodation with a very central location in Kyoto, within a walking distance from the train station and well connected with other typical spots. The staff is very helpful and extremely kind

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Hualien, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Though it's a old house, everything is quite well managed in this place ! Super friendly staff and showed a lots places to go upon check in and the beds and toilets are all clean . Free tea and coffee everyday ! Met lots of friendly Japanese travelers here and had some awesome memories :) If you want to get... More 

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

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Shimogyo-ku
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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 2nd store "Hostel HARUYA Aqua" in Kyoto station Area. Located in 8 minutes from Kyoto station. The 100years old typical Japanese traditional townhouse it is. Geisha district and Golden pavilion are on the one access. Since it is easy to access JR Kyoto station, you can easily make day trips to Nara and Osaka. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yado HARUYA Aqua

Address: 1-12 Waki-cho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8834, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Price Range: $18 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Yado HARUYA Aqua 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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