Me and my cousin stayed in one of Takushi's ryokan called Kiyomizu Tensei-An. It is within walking distance from the Kiyomizu Temple and Gion shopping street. We stayed there for 3 nights. The house is located at the end a street in a very quiet neighborhood. We have the entire house to our own. The room is very clean. Everything we need is there including laundry detergent. Takushi-san speak decent English so communicate with him is not a problem.
Takushi stop by every night to give us recommendation for what to visit and eat the next day. On our last day he took his car and drive us to Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) and several places around the area since it is a little far from the Ryokan.
Finally, the price is amazing as well. The place is cheaper than any Ryokan I can find in Kyoto. If I visit Kyoto again I will definently stay here again. Make sure to reserve in advance because this place can fill up fast around peak season since they only rent out the entire house to one family/group.
You can find information on Kiyomizu Tensei-An here http://www.tenseian.com/tenseian/eng/index.html
His other ryokan is Salon Haraguchi Tensei-An, http://www.tenseian.com/haraguchi/eng/index.html
- Also Known As:
- Salon Haraguchi Tenseian Hotel Kyoto