If you want to stay in a traditional but comfortable and thoughtfully decorated Japanese house and get an inside view on Japanese culture through the eyes of expats, this is the place. I wanted to stay in an affordable spot in a good location that still had style and character. Juno was all this and more. The hosts went out of their way to explain the ins-and-outs of Kyoto. They gave us city and bus maps, a sheet with nearby restaurant recommendations, and upon learning I was vegetarian, a sheet to give to restaurants that explained this in Japanese and English. The breakfast was yummy and such a welcome break from Japanese food and eating out for every meal. The conversations with the hosts were even better. They really helped us sort through all there was to do and see to find stuff aligned with our interests. Ian made reservations at a temple vegetarian restaurant, and they sweetly did my laundry. We loved this place more than any other spot we stayed during our 2 weeks in Japan. It's right next to a bus stop with buses going lots of convenient places and walking distance to a commuter rail line. The main street nearby has lots of interesting spots to check out - restaurants and cafes. We didn't see any need to stay downtown in the crowds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B & B Juno, Kyoto, Japan is an international Japanese bed and breakfast that is all about great service from start to finish: clear guidance and friendly service in English, Portuguese, and Spanish; wireless internet; quality breakfasts; minutes on foot from Kyoto University, the Silver Pavilion, the Path of Philosophy, many major bus routes, all kinds of restaurants, laundry mat nearby; the friendly, super-helpful proprietor Keiko Kariya also run B & B Keiko (listed under Kyoto specialty accommodation on TripAdvisor); We look forward to taking care of you in Kyoto . . . ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bed And Breakfast Juno
- b & b Juno Hotel Kyoto