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Review of Guest House The Earthship Chikyugo

Guest House The Earthship Chikyugo
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Guest House The Earthship Chikyugo
Ranked #137 of 256 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Good experience!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Had an excellent time at the Earthship!! Staff was very friendly and helpful! they suggested a lot of sight seeings that we should see and always insisted us to sit down with them and chat! was invited to spend new years with the staff and their friends and they shared their holiday Japanese styled meal with us! Every time we arrived at the guesthouse to retire for the night, staff always asked what we had done for the day and we were able to share our experiences. One of the staff spoke very good English and was their to help the rest of the staff out. A friend and I stayed in a private room consisting of 2 bunk beds (one for each of us). Although the room was small, it was clean and served our purpose to rest and retire for each night. The Guesthouse was nicely located near walking distance (5 min) to a 206 bus stop, which got you to Kyoto station (within 20 minutes) which could than take you anywhere. There is a Family Mart within a 2 minute walk of the Guesthouse, in which you could purchase any last minute snacks or forgotten necessities left behind at home for your trip. There are many Shrines within walking distance of the Guesthouse as well, including one in which a Japanese traditional wedding took place (very cool!). Also nearby are several very good restaurants (within 5 minute walk) that you can grab breakfast, lunch, or supper at (consisting of Noodles, Curry, Rice, etc.). I do recommend experiencing The Earthship if you have a chance!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

The guesthouse is located in a residential area, just 10 minutes walk from Demachiyanagi station. There is a very laid-back, hippyish vibe about the place. There is a common living / kitchen area downstairs where the owner is always hanging about. He's pretty friendly and helpful. In fact, he gave us a map and pointed us the way to a local festival happening that day.

We had a room on third floor. The air-conditioning was great for hot and humid Kyoto summer. There's also an attached bath in our room which is handy. The shared toilet is just next door. Very clean. The room was pleasant and cosy but the futons were a bit thin and uncomfortable. Also, the loft area is pretty dusty and warm (the cold air from the air con doesn't travel up to the loft).

Overall, it's pretty good value for money for accommodation in Kyoto. The university is nearby so it is a students' area. There is a bike rental shop at the station for only 500yen a day. Very handy for hitting up all the attractions. The only downside is that it is a little far from downtown (shijo, sanjo area) but it is walkable in about 20-30minutes.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2010

We stayed for three nights and the facilities are ok, but the service wasn't that great. I don't need staff to pander to us but when ever we walked in the owner/manager had friends over and it felt like you were walking in crashing the party.. We were told bikes could be hired but one was broken, and they were nice enough to not charge us for the bikes that we hobbled around on through the day. Pretty good position to be in, but after the amazing service in the Osaka guesthouse we were at (for less money) it was hard to enjoy the accomodation here.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Guest House The Earthship Chikyugo
Address: 33-15 Nakaadachicho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8306, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #137 of 256 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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Hotel Class:2 star — Guest House The Earthship Chikyugo 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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