My husband and I stayed our last night in Kyoto at this lovely place. I wish we could have had more time. Mr. Haraguchi was an amazing and gracious host. Since we were moving from one location in Kyoto to his place, he allowed us to stop by in the morning to drop our luggage off while his wife was there.
The place is located in/above Maruyama Park, which is nice to stroll through. It is about a 10 minute walk up a fairly steep hill, which when walking with our luggage there, was probably not the brightest idea (should have taken a cab). Without the luggage, it isn't so bad. Also located very close to the heart of Gion and lots of different temples/shrines.
We went back in the evening and Mr. Haraguchi drove us around to see some sights that were further away - The Golden Pavilion, as well as his favorite spot in Kyoto. For the evening he drew us a great map of the different sights to go see and where to eat. He also arranged for a cab to come and get us early in the morning as we needed to catch the train.
We were at the place ourselves, and it was very quiet and would have definitely liked to stay longer.
- Also Known As:
- Salon Haraguchi Tenseian Hotel Kyoto