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This place is awesome!! It's location is perfect, was really accessible and easy to find. The furniture, ambience, and look of the place is really relaxing and I felt very comfortable there. But the absolute highlight of this place was the brilliant staff! They are...More
This guesthouse is located in Gion. It's central and Gion is wonderful to walk around after dark. The staff here is very nice, and they got a pair of adorable daughters that might be there during the afternoon. The place is well cleaned everyday and...More
IchiEnSou was such a beautiful place to stay, highly recommended. Located in the geisha neighborhood of Gion, it's situated down a little side street with shops, cafes, restaurants abound, within walking distance to almost everything Kyoto has to offer. The owners were kind and friendly,...More
I lived in Kyoto for 2 months but I still found it hard to look for the place for the first time. The sign in front is really small I missed it despite the taxi dropping me right there. So this may be my fault...More
I stayed in the 7-person dorm for a few nights on a solo trip to Kyoto and couldn't recommend it more!
The hostel is minutes away from Gion-shijo station (Keihan) and Kawaramachi station (Hankyu), right in Gion disrict and walking distance to several temples, restaurants,...More
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.