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“Pristine, Excellent location, Gracious service”
Bedroom (futon) and Reading Area (2nd floor)
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18 reviews
Bedroom (futon) and Reading Area (2nd floor)
Front Door
Beautiful Front Door Details
Living / Dining Room
Display Area
Handmade Display in Living Room
Beautiful wooden door designed by Osamu Nishikawa, Studio N.
Beautiful Japanese Calligraphy
Living / Dining Room (chairs)
Living / Dining Room (zabuton)
Wash Basin
Beautiful shower room high flow shower head and thermo tiles for winters.
Kitchen was renovated in 2016
Bedroom (futon)
Bedroom (futon)
Bedroom (futon)
Reading Area
Display Area
Display Area
Kitchen was renovated 2016
Front Door Details
High-Tech Toilet
Gion Festival in July (just a few blocks from the house)
Nishiki Market (10 minute walk
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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LisaM9920...
Dallas, Texas
1 review
“Pristine, Excellent location, Gracious service”
Reviewed November 22, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

I was in Japan 3 1/2 weeks staying at a combination of ryokans and hotels. The stay at this house was one of our favorites and the most memorable. The owner met us upon arrival to orient and show us around. She also arranged taxis and took calls from drivers when they had difficulty finding the house. It turned out to be an excellent location to walk around downtown Kyoto. Everything in the house worked beautifully and was excellently maintained. We so appreciated laminated large font instructions for heating, AC and washer/dryer. This can be a challenge in Japan for non Japanese speaker/readers. The beds were heavenly. It is obvious that the owners take extreme pride in this property. I could not think of anything that could be improved.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2017
Thank you for the excellent review of Senraku. It is all about location and Senraku is located conveniently in Kyoto. We have many compliments about the bedding (Japanese futon). Just to let you know there are the same ones used at top ryokans in Kyoto. Even a Michelin stared ryokan is rumored to have used the same ones.
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jgvanvoor...
Auburn, California
1 review
“Amazing!”
Reviewed October 19, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

One of the best experiences in a travel rental yet. We we're truly blessed with all that this home offered we would highly recommend.

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Management Response
Oct 20, 2017
A fantastic review of Senraku! We have to agree. The location and the neighborhood are excellent and Senraku has all the amenities that one needs when they are away from home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience of your stay at Senraku.
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Paul V
1 review
“This one is a winner!”
Reviewed October 8, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This property is in a great location. has great facilities and is very clean.
Access to the property was easy.
Our host Rieko is lovely and very helpful, thoughtful and kind. She went above and beyond to ensure our stay was pleasant. 4th time visiting Kyoto. Best accommodation yet.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2017
Four times to Kyoto and Sernraku was the best accommodation. Thank you for the excellent compliment. We try to help our guest in any way we can. That is what real Kyoto hospitality is. Hope to see you on your fifth visit to Kyoto. Thank you once again for your winning review.
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transam
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great centrally-located rental with caring owner”
Reviewed April 10, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This rental house is in a convenient location that is 10 minute walk to Nishiki Market, Ippudo ramen, Daimaru Department Store with huge basement food store and many other restaurants. Rieko is very responsive to all questions/emails and try to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, The house is nice and clean and has everything we need for a comfortable stay for 3 of us.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2017
Thank you for your review. We are happy that you all enjoyed your stay at Senraku. It is in a very convenient location, especially during Gion Festival. One of three main festivals that take place in Kyoto City annually. Thank you for your caring review.
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MrKNewbur...
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An attractive house in excellent condition and a great location”
Reviewed November 4, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in Senraku. It is in a quiet and secluded spot within walking distance of central Kyoto. The facilities are of a high standard and in very good condition. The beds, although on the floor, were very comfortable. The dining table is Japanese height (low) so may not suit all western travellers, but we managed fine. The only negative was that there was very little hot water flow in the bathroom basin - but there was plenty of hot water for the shower and kitchen. The written guidance provided by Thomas and Rieko was excellent and they were very welcoming and helpful.

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Liked best: Clean spacious modern bathroom and newly fitted kitchen
Liked least: Poor hot water flow in bathroom basin
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Senraku House. The futon bedding is one of the features that many of our guests comment highly about. They are very comfortable and warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Thank you for letting us know about hot water flow in the bathroom basin. You are the first guests in six years of operation that have mentioned it. The problem has been examined by a plumber. Senraku House was built in the Taisho Era approximately 100 years ago, but we hope to have the issue resolved by January 2017. Thank you again for your review and informing us of the situation.
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YBCheng
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic house for a memorable stay”
Reviewed June 13, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Senraku is a great house in a very convenient location for visiting Kyoto. It is also very clean, well furnished and has everything we need for a great vacation. Reiko and Thomas had been very helpful and had made our stay feel very welcoming.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2016
Location is one of the keys to a great guest house like Senraku. We have tried to make Senraku convenient with modern amenities and furnishings. Thank you for your review. We are sure that your review will help others to choice Senraku for their Kyoto stay.
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KitKato7
Camarillo, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Kyoto Experience”
Reviewed October 27, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

From initial contact to arrival communication was exceptional. Given perfect directions in english and japanese so the driver knew exactly where to drop us off. Loved keyless entry so know worries about misplacing a key.

The house itself was an experience. Everything was in great condition and labelled in english so we could understand. It truly had traditional feel with just enough western comforts, especially in the bathroom. Kitchen contained enough items so we could make a meal and then having a washer/dryer available was a bonus.

The location was very convenient and having the maps available made day trips a breeze. I would definitely recommend this place and the owners to anyone wishing to discover Kyoto!

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Liked best: Communication with the owners
Liked least: Stairs
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 8, 2015
Thank you for your recommendation. What make a vacation truly memorable are the small things. We try to make the guests vacation in Japan as friendly as possible by having directions both in English and Japanese, and once inside Senraku everything is labelled and the instructions are in English. When the designer was creating Senraku we asked that there be a blend of traditional machiya living along with the modern western comforts that would make it comfortable for extended stays. Again thank you for your recommendation of Senraku.
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