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Guest house RAKUZA

2-255 Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan 605-0801 (Show on map)

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  • Area: Higashiyama
  • Rooms : 7
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Guest house RAKUZA

car park

laundry service

luggage storage

safety deposit boxes

smoking area

Sports and Recreation



free Wi-Fi in all rooms


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Located in the lovely area of Higashiyama, Guest house RAKUZA enjoys a commanding position in the culture, restaurants, sightseeing hub of Kyoto. Only away, this 1.5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Kennin-ji Temple, Minami-za Theatres, Hankyu Department Store.

At Guest house RAKUZA, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, car park, laundry service, safety deposit boxes.

The hotel features 7 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, fan, hair dryer. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including garden, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Guest house RAKUZA is a smart choice for travelers to Kyoto, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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Please be informed that the Dormitory Room is available for the age of over 10 years old only.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Check-In From
04:00 PM

Check-In Until
08:50 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
0.5 Km

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Reception Open Until
09:00 PM

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Joshua W. Couples United States of America, January 12, 2015
Fantastically located little old guest house

Location, staff, location
Great stay in a nice little place right next to the Gion shopping area and the river with all the restaurants/drinking locations.
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Malgorzata N. Groups Poland, August 29, 2014
very special place

the building, location, climate
The house itself its amazing - small, cute and really old. Nicely restored, located in the coolest part of Kyoto (Gion), but also walking distance from the station. The only minus was the traffic outside our window (the other side of the house faces a quiet little street).
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Meryx V. Solo travelers Australia, January 13, 2014
Beautiful friendly traditional guesthouse

Culturally appealing, close to everything, comfy
Rakuza is situated in the centre of the Geisha district, Gion, which also holds many festivals and is home to many great souvenir shops and shrines. Staff were good at English and very helpful - they will have a map for you to see what shops are around. I was here in winter and the heaters were great even though I have chronic bronchitis I wasn't even cold at all when I slept. Highly recommended.
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Heung Y. Solo travelers China, December 5, 2013
very close to Gion, worth the money

price clean free wifi
Share bathroom may be problem to some people, but it is ok for me and really worth of what you pay for.
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Pui Y. Solo travelers Hong Kong, December 4, 2013

Budget, convenient, nice staff
The place is very convenient, just five minute walk from the train station, and there is a bus stop nearby. The room is cheap and the style is nice.
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Xiaohong Z. Couples China, September 18, 2013
great night views, wafuku ladies

century old architecture, family style, hard to find
comfortable surroundings, near a large variety of restaurants along a river and many souvenir shops
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Sow W. Solo travelers Malaysia, September 14, 2013
Experience staying in traditional Japanese House

Nice Staff, Location, Atmosphere
Near nice temple and shopping center. The nearest bus station walking distance within 5mins.
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Yuan Y. Solo travelers China, September 9, 2013
perfect stay

service, friends, local
This is a really local hostel. historical, with strong background of Japanese culture. Great experience
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Laura C. Couples Italy, August 5, 2013
Atmospheric place, but not so comfortable

Free use of pc, authentic surrounding, ok mattress
This is a really atmospheric place to be. The common spaces are in an authentic teahouse, full of charm. The downside is that the double room was incredibly small (just the space for a small double bed), everything is narrow and cramped, even the stairs. Obviously it was not conceived as a hotel, with people coming and going and dragging luggage around. The only window of the room was on a corridor, where guests walk to their rooms, and from which we could hear everything. We had to make up the bed ourselves, and to undo at the end. There was no available toilet on the floor, and only one shower for all the rooms. Another negative point is that we also had a lot of troubles finding the place, even with the address in hand, because the only sign to the guest house is a curtain which is withdrawn at night. All in all we enjoyed to be inside a teahouse fro one night, but in terms of practicality it is not such a good place, also far from the bus stop (have to cross the bridge).
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Ho K. Solo travelers Hong Kong, June 20, 2013
A Great Place to live

It's comforable and beautiful. Staff are nice and helpful!
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Customers like this guest house for:
Nearest transport:
  • Kawaramachi Subway Station (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Customer comments:
  • "Great atmosphere" , "Nice staff" , "Reasonable price"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Gion District Street (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Takashimaya Department Store (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Kawaramachi Shopping Area (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Nishiki Food Market (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
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