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The place really needs a make-over. The pictures must be from the opening many years ago. The toilet can't flush properly, drain is broken, tapestry is loose everywhere, NOT clean at all. You have to carry your luggage up a very narrow staircase. I think...More
Clean hotel in a safe location, just up the street from Gojo Station or a 10 minute walk to Kyoto Station. Hotel was a little difficult for us to find (Google Maps is useless), but if you're coming to Kyoto Station, leave through the Central...More
The owners are very kind and friendly. We stayed for 5 days April 2015. The rooms are basic, but very clean and comfortable. The kitchen and laundry feels like being at a friendly neighbor's house. The location is near the Fresco grocery and bus and...More
Good location and cheap, yes. But that's about it, and you get what you paid for, which is not a lot. The pictures must have been taken when the place open, during the Meiji era, because the reality is very different. We booked and paid...More
The people running the guest house are very kind and friendly. We were travelling with our teenage children and the owners would often leave snacks and treats out for them. The rooms are traditional, so basic, but very clean and comfortable and perfect for what...More
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.