Kyoto is world famous for its wonderful temples and shrines and many tourists visit every year. Here, We recommend 5 reasonable and nice guest houses in Kyoto. They are not only reasonable but also have a good atmosphere of unique Japanese culture.
No.5 SAKURA KOMACHI
Sakura Komachi is a guest house with cafe-bar opened in 2011. It is located only 3 minutes from a famous tourist spot, Kinkakuji Temple. The cafe-bar serves nice foods and a variety of alcohol. You can have a good time with the friendly owner and local people there. Sakura Komachi has a homelike atmosphere.
The room is very clean. You can sleep on a soft comfortable bed and can relieve fatigue after sightseeing or activities. Because of its comfortableness and the owner’s nice personality, there are many repeat customers.
Address:10-2 Kinugasa Kaidocho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8372 Fees: From 3,000yen Tel:+81 (0) Website: SakuraKomachi
Itoya was built more than 80 years ago and has typical Machiya ( old Kyoto town houses ) structure. So you can have an experience of real Kyoto life for a while. It is very comfortable as if it was like your home and you will feel you don’t wanna leave. Itoya is located in Nishijin and just a one minute to the nearest bus station. You can visit famous tourist spots very easily.
Nice points about Itoya is its shared space and kitchen. The shared space facing the garden is the best room of Itoya. In the kitchen you can use cookwares, seasonings, a refrigerator, a rice milling machine, and even Niigata rice for free. Please have a experience of Kyoto life in comfortable and relaxed place.
Address: 202 Arima-cho Kamigyo-ku Kyoto City, Kyoto 602-8472 Fees: From 2,500yen Tel:+81 (0)75-441-0078 Website: ITOYA
No.3 GION GUEST HOUSE IKKUU
Ikkuu is a hideaway guesthouse remodeled a tea house where Geisha entertained customers old day. So it has very unique and traditional Kyoto atmosphere. It is located in Gion and very close to famous tourist spots like Kiyomizudera Temple, Yasaka Jinja Shrine and a leading shopping district Kawaramachi.
The owner is very friendly and nice. If you want, he will recommend you nice places to eat or Sento ( public bath ) near Ikkuu. The name Ikkuu means one sky. The owner named this, hoping you tourists feel the connection with the world, regardless of nationalities and religions. You can enjoy communication with the owner and other foreign tourists at a warm atmosphere in Ikkuu.
Address: 440-6 Nishigomon-cho Higashiyama-ku Kyoto city, Kyoto 600-8107 Fees: From 2,500yen Tel:+81 (0)75-741-6544 Website: IKKUU
Kazariya is a guest house opened in 2009 and is located in a very convenient place for transportation. 3 minutes to Gojo subway station and 12 minutes to Kyoto JR Station on foot. So it is very easy for tourists to go to see the city sights.
The rooms are clean and spacious. They have a very good atmosphere of both Japanese tradition and nice modern style and popular especially among female tourists. Small goods and accessories in rooms are cute and have a good sense. Also you can rent a bicycle for 500 yen a day. It will be a very special experience to look around Kyoto city by bicycle on sunny day.
Address: Higashi-Kazariya-cho Gojo-Dori Muromachi Nishiiru Minamigawa Shimogyo-ku Kyoto city, Kyoto 600-8107 Fees: From 2,500yen Tel:+81 (0)75-351-1711 Website: Kazariya
The Guest house Kingyoya is located in Nishijin which is one of the most traditional areas in Kyoto. Nishijin is famous for Nishijin Weaving and also a great place to see Machiya ( old Kyoto town houses ). So you can feel real Kyoto culture.
The rooms in Kingyoya are nostalgic Japanese style and you can enjoy Japanese traditional cuisine made with fresh chemical-free vegetables and seasonal foods in the morning. The inner garden is also nice. Furthermore it’s easy to access to famous tourist spots like Kinkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine etc.
Address: 243 Kanki-cho Kamigyo-ku Kyoto city, Kyoto 602-8492 Fees: Without Breakfast from 2,700yen, With Breakfast from 3,400yen Tel:+81 (0)75-411-1128 Website: Kingyoya