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“good spot in a wonderfull city” 4 of 5 stars
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Guest Inn Chita
Ranked #44 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“good spot in a wonderfull city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

nice, clean, friendly and good rooms! Found this by tripadvisor. Met a lot of nice people there who informed us where to go in the city. The city it self i well set for biking. We did this two days and it was wonderfull. On the skirts it gets more hilly but as soon as you are back in the city: THE BEST. Would definetley come back (stayed here in 2008)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Spent a night here. We got a big dadami room in excellent condition. The guesthouse was extremely clean, nicely decorated and well-organized. Also has a good location, for being right in front of higashi honganji. It takes 10 min walk from kyoto station. If you are looking for a traditional and superb guesthouse with budget price and great location, this is the one. Needless to mention the hopitality.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank calvadosv
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Lodging in Kyoto is expensive like the rest of Japan - so if you want to experience traditional Japanese style living on a budget then this is a good place to stay. Kahori is very hospitable, speaks & writes fluent English and is very prompt on the email.
The Inn is a 10 minute walk from the station, but if this is your first visit to Kyoto, its a bit difficult to find, especially at night. But we called up Kahori and she came walking to pick us up. The house itself is quite tiny & you have to remove your shoes and wear the slippers provided by the Inn. We had 2 rooms as we travelled with extended family. I think the rooms were a bit dated and quite basic, but they were clean, with sleeping arrangement on futons on the floor. There are no en-suites, the bathroom, toilets & washing are on the other side of the house - a little inconvenient if you have small kids (especially for those late night wee-wee runs), but the wash area is absolutely clean. Two hi-tech toilets, one shower room & a communal wash room.
Kitchen is provided with refrigerator, microwave & kettle & can be used by guests. And there is a small living area for making new friends.
Kahori is a great hostess, with some great tips to see Kyoto & restaurant recommendations. It was a good experience of the traditional ryokan living!

Room Tip: The Triple room is a little more spacious
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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ENGLAND
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I stayed here after reading excellent reviews and I wasn't disappointed. I have never stayed in a traditional guest house before so I wasn't sure what to expect. Guest Inn Chita couldn't have been better. Only a 10 minute walk from Kyoto JR train station. As soon as the owner Kahori introduced herself I felt at home. Kahori speaks excellent English and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The rooms are very clean and a great size with air-con and TV. I was a little worried about sleeping on the floor but I slept like a log. There are adequate toilets for the number of rooms and 2 showers. We never once had to wait for the shower. There is also a kitchen and we cooked most nights. There is a large Yodabashi store across from the train station which has a supermarket in the basement. Free internet access and for those of you that don't have a laptop with them there is a computer available to use also. There is a washing/drying machine for 200yen. Higashi Honganji Temple is across the road from the Guest House. We met so many interesting people from all over the world and often sat at night chatting to them in the lounge area. I honestly didn't want to leave here and will definitely be stopping here again on my next visit to Kyoto and I will be staying in touch with Kahori and her family.

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank GELLIOTT
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Jakarta
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The inn is an old japanese house. Located in a small alley opposite Higashi Honganji Temple, 15 minutes walk from Kyoto Station.

The hostess was very welcoming and she spoke fluent English. I emailed her the possibility to drop my luggage before check in time and she replied quickly. I got to check-in early around 1pm though, so my luggage went straight to my room in the first floor. The stairs were kinda steep you have to be careful, especially if you carrying suitcases.

The ground floor has japanese bathroom with huge bathtub to soak in, western style shower rooms and toilets, laundry, and common room where you can use microwave and other facilities.

The room I stayed was not too big, but more than enough for a single room. It has TV, side table and futon laid down in the middle. Yukata and towels are provided. The walls are thin but it didn't matter to me. The neighborhood itself was quiet so there are not much noises from the street. It also has vending machine and computer in the lobby.

What impressed me the most was the hospitality of the hostess that makes me feel like home :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank lunathique
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Dapto, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I stayed here with a friend, and the hostess was fantastic! The house is an older building, with lots of traditional charm. The room was comfortable and clean, and although the bathrooms were shared, they were still individual cubicles, with western facilities, so you still had privacy. Location wise, it's right opposite Higashi Honganji temple, and very close to the Kyoto JR Station. Only about a 5-10 minute walk. Easily accessible, and well signposted. Overall, I really enjoyed my time here, and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Gem537
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is a typical Japanese style house, which is nearby kyoto station (5min walk), and I was so amazing it's totally made of wood! The room is spacious, and decorated by tatami. When I went back after my busy trip, I felt very relax! The bed is so soft (even better than hot spring hotel), and the whole house is so clean!
Staff here can speak English, and they are kind and helpful! I quite enjoyed my stay. Great value!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Guest Inn Chita
Address: 343 Takatsukicho, Hanayamachisagaru, Akezudori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8174, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
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Ranked #44 of 225 Specialty lodging in Kyoto
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Number of rooms: 14
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