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8.8
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8.3
Excellent
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Excellent location - 560 meters from city center
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  • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple160 m
  • Rokudochinnoji Temple190 m
  • Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki Sakuraten200 m
  • Shiki Sakura210 m
  • Kyoto Cermaic Center240 m
  • Tokodo240 m
  • Hanabirahitotsu, Higashioji-dori270 m
  • Ikai Tsuboya Kobo270 m
  • Chikukodo270 m
  • Tomita Workshop340 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Rak kiyomizu

    110-1, Rokuro-cho, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0813 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 21 times

    "Location was spectacular with all major temples nearby and the old buildings of the Goon area around every corner."
    Mahmut - 26 October 2018
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.4 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 86% of guests
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.2 facilities on premise
    • 590 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Blackout curtains

    • Ticket services

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    Cleanliness score
    9.4/10
    Value for money score
    8.7/10
    Service score
    9.1/10
    Couples review score
    8.9/10
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
    96
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    Better than
    96
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    Better than
    95
    %
    of Kyoto properties
    Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center2.5 Km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport38.1 km

    Rooms available at Rak kiyomizu

    Bunk Bed (Two Persons)
    Bunk Bed (Two Persons)
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 futon
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    Double Bed Non-Smoking
    Double Bed Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Twin Room
    Standard Twin Room
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    • Non-smoking
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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      Private Bunks (Shared Bathroom)
      Private Bunks (Shared Bathroom)
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          Double Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
          Double Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom
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            Double non-smoking
            Double non-smoking
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              What people love about Rak kiyomizu

              • 6.8
                Good
                Location

                "Its very accessible to go to gion and kiyomizudera area."

                Margarita

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                15 April 2017

              • 8.4
                Excellent

                "Highly recommend to all type of travellers."

                William

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                26 June 2018

              • 10.0
                Exceptional

                "Will definitely stay here at my next visit."

                Mahmut

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                26 October 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional

              "Will definitely recommend to my friends who will stay in Kyo..."

              Fey A.

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              12 December 2018

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              14 mentions
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              1 mention

              What they offer

              10.0
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Staff were pleasant and extremely accommodating."

              Mahmut

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              26 October 2018

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              Food and dining

              Nearby restaurants

              Japanese cuisine
              Japanese cuisine
              Chikaramochi Shokudo
              150 m Japanese
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              240 m Japanese
              Yasakadori Enraku
              250 m Japanese
              Indian cuisine
              Indian cuisine
              Indian Bengal Food Chakra
              220 m Indian
              Cafe & Curry Sakakura Kyoto Teramachi
              900 m Indian
              Shinshokusai Akasaki
              1.4 km Indian
              Asian cuisine
              Asian cuisine
              Shigemori
              180 m Asian
              Abura Soba Nekomata
              210 m Asian, Japanese
              Chakra Restaurant
              210 m Asian, Indian

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              Reviews of Rak kiyomizu from real guests

              Overall rating
              8.7
              Excellent
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              Cleanliness9.4
              Facilities8.2
              Location8.3
              Service9.1
              Value for money8.7
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              8-9 Excellent (15)
              7-8 Very Good (18)
              6-7 Good (6)
              <6 Below Expectation (5)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ongga from Indonesia
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 2 nights in April, 2019

              Love this place”

              We found this place last min. And really suits our budget during the high seasons (Sakura Season) was so hard to find the right place with the right location within our budget. Very happy with this place. Super clean and the room is always smelled nice. Worth every penny. Thank you Junya & the staff. Will def recommend this place to our friends.

              Reviewed April 09, 2019
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Irene from Malaysia
              Solo traveler
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 4 nights in March, 2019

              Clean and comfort”

              Recommended for those who like to stay near to tourist spot. If you don't mind walking, you can walk from hostel to Gion station in 10mins and enjoy the street with cherry blossom. The bathroom and toilet is sharing but there is basin in the room where you no need to go out every time to wash the hands which I like most. The hostel is super clean and make me feel comfortable.

              Reviewed April 03, 2019
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Sherylynn
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in May, 2019

              Very clean and cozy ”

              Rak Kiyomizu was really clean (room and shared toilets) and it was also cozy. It served basic needs with water and coffee as well. The staff was also friendly and helpful. There was also a nice outdoor area.

              Reviewed May 20, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Fey from Philippines
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 2 nights in December, 2018

              Best Hostel”

              I love every bit of Rak Kiyomizu. The door is way too cool, the shower’s so big and the room is neat. It’s a plus that I love the concept and color of Rak. Will definitely recommend to my friends who will stay in Kyoto. ♥️

              Reviewed December 12, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! I am looking forward to seeing you again.

              Responded December 23, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Maria from Philippines
              Couple
              Bunk Bed (Two Persons)
              Stayed 2 nights in November, 2018

              Excellent!”

              Place is very clean and comfortable. Junya provided very detailed instructions(videos) on how to get to the place from Kyoto Station. Security is state of the art. Was provided an email to unlock the front door as we arrived after 10pm. Toiletries were provided on both floors. They also provide free drinking water, they have a microwave and fridge for the guests. It was raining on our first day and Junya let us borrow umbrellas at no extra charge. There’s a cute cafe about 2-3mins walk from the place. Near a Family Mart and bus stop. Had to pay accommodation tax of 800yen and was provided a sheet explaining why. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends!

              Reviewed November 18, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! I am looking forward to seeing you again.

              Responded December 23, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              10.0
              Exceptional
              aldi from Indonesia
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 2 nights in September, 2018

              I love Kyoto, I love Rak Kiyomizu, I'm pretty sure to go back to this place!!”

              Yes, if I go back to Kyoto, I'm pretty sure that I will stay at this property again. (+) It is located in the middle of residential area, it will be very quite at night (+) 5 mins. walk to bus stop (+) Have bath tube in the shared bath room, you can make your own onsen on it hahahaha. So cool! (-) The wall isn't so thick. Believe me, you'll hear what's happened on the next room

              Reviewed November 14, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! I am looking forward to seeing you again.

              Responded December 23, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Regine from Philippines
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in October, 2018

              Very Clean!close to major tourist spots!”

              We will definitely stay here again when we go back to kyoto.we had a very short stay here,but loved everything about the hostel. Location was close to gion,kiyomizu-dera temple and nishiki market. There’s a nearby bus stop if you plan to go to elsewhere. We loved that our room is clean and the shared bathroom and toilet is too. Junya the owner of the hotel is very helpful with regards to recommending restaurants and places to visit.

              Reviewed October 12, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! I was pleased to meet you! I am looking forward to seeing you again.

              Responded October 13, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Carl
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 3 nights in August, 2018

              One of Kyoto's best!!!”

              I loved everything about Rak kiyomizu! From a state-of-the-art security to approachable and English-speaking staff, to spacious rooms and clean CR and shower rooms, everything is perfect! Though the nearest train station is 10 minutes away, still, I highly recommend this posh hotel to my friends and to all travellers to Kyoto. It is also situated near a supermarket where you can buy some supplies. The hotel is also very near some of Kyoto's sought-after temples and shrines. Very quiet at night. You can sleep peacefully. In a scale of 1 to 10, I'll rate them 9.

              Reviewed September 04, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! I am looking forward to seeing you again.

              Responded September 04, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Erin from Canada
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 3 nights in June, 2018

              Can’t believe this place is a hostel!”

              We loved our stay here in the double bedroom. I’ve never stayed anywhere so clean and new before for such a fantastic price. It’s hard to believe it’s a hostel because it’s such a sophisticated property. Staff were helpful too. Amazed to see Aesop products being used. Really a luxury hostel - there’s no kitchen or common area but still we would stay here again.

              Reviewed June 25, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! When I stayed, a big earthquake occurred. Let me worry and worry, sorry. Please come to Japan again. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you!!

              Responded July 05, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Sherylann from Canada
              Couple
              Bunk Bed (Two Persons)
              Stayed 2 nights in May, 2018

              Exceptional”

              Amazing place, hidden gem in Gion! Location is very close to grocery stores and main sites (Temples, shrines, geisha district). The rooms are big for Japanese standards. Wi-fi is strong. Owner is very dedicated at keeping this place clean. He also has a really nice play list in the morning everytime he cleans. We will definitely come back if we ever go back to kyoto as well as recommend this place to our friends. Ps. He even lent us an umbrella when it was raining. Thank you Junya! You are a very good host

              Reviewed May 29, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! Please come to Kyoto again. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Until the day we meet again !!

              Responded June 01, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              9.6
              Exceptional
              ATRIZAL from Indonesia
              Family with young children
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in November, 2017

              Clean Hostel”

              Eventhough the location is a bit difficult to find, but this hostel location is actually in central of Kyoto. The room is very clean and tidy. It is only walking distance to Kiyomizu temple, Subway station, and bus stop.

              Reviewed November 13, 2017

              Thanks for the post !! Also please come to RAK KIYOMIZU if you come to Japan with your family. I am looking forward to seeing you next time. Thank you

              Responded November 14, 2017
              Rak kiyomizu
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Emelyn from Malaysia
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 4 nights in September, 2017

              Clean and value for money”

              Loved the location of the hotel. Right in middle of Higashiyama and just walking around the streets was great. The hotel itself was modern, smelled real nice and was clean. We didn't have many people during our stay, so we pretty much had the bathroom to ourselves. The walls between rooms are thin and the bed is on the harder side. The pillow was also quite thin too but it was not a huge problem for me. The hotel's owner was also very nice and courteous. Do check out the local Japanese bar (recommended in the information sheet given) which is close to the hotel.

              Reviewed September 30, 2017

              Thanks for the post !! If you have the opportunity to come to Kyoto, please come to RAK KIYOMIZU. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you

              Responded October 02, 2017
              Rak kiyomizu
              8.4
              Excellent
              Ramon from Philippines
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 3 nights in November, 2018

              Stayed 4 nights. Quiet neighborhood. Will stay again.”

              Rak Kyumizu is a small but extremely clean boutique hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood near Gion and Kiyomizu Dera Temple (within 10 minute stroll). Theres a bus station about 5 minutes away, and subway is about 7 minutes away. Junya the owner is very friendly and responds to messages fast (Facebook Rak Kiyomizu). Room is small barely room to move with 2 med suitcases but it was very comfortable. All amenites are provided but note that the Shower and Toilets are separate from the room (not a big deal, its just outside the door and its for individual use). Will stay again.

              Reviewed December 03, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! I am looking forward to seeing you again.

              Responded December 23, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              8.0
              Excellent
              Lee from Malaysia
              Group
              Bunk Bed (Two Persons)
              Stayed 2 nights in November, 2018

              Clean and quiet hostel”

              Walking distance to Kiyomizudera and about 15 mins walk to Gion. Quiet neighbourhood away from the busy street so you definitely can get a good night's sleep. Overall clean, well maintained and sufficient facilities were provided.

              Reviewed November 15, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Mahmut from Australia
              Family with teens
              Bunk Bed (Two Persons)
              Stayed 3 nights in October, 2018

              What can I not say about this place. Absolutely perfect!!!”

              I was travelling with my 14yr old son on his first ever overseas holiday. He's never slept in anything smaller than a pillow top queen size bed. He loved the room and slept well on the bed. NOTE: if you happen to be one of those people that packs 20kg carry on luggage, along with a massive handbag and max's out your carry; then don't stay here. Go pay $400 a night on a fancy unnecessary room elsewhere. This place is Japanese in absolute essence; quaint yet functional, practical and clean as a whistle. For a Ryokan (shared amenities) it was newer and cleaner than the homes of many of my married friends. You would eat off many of the surfaces. Staff were pleasant and extremely accommodating. Location was spectacular with all major temples nearby and the old buildings of the Goon area around every corner. Nishiki market was a leisurely 10min stroll. Will definitely stay here at my next visit. All in all, I wish I had two more hands, so I could give it four thumbs up :)

              Reviewed October 26, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! It was a pleasure staying at my hostel for family trip !! Please come to Japan again. See you again!!

              Responded October 27, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              8.0
              Excellent
              shihui from Singapore
              Couple
              Bunk Bed (Two Persons)
              Stayed 2 nights in March, 2019

              Very good”

              Clean and nice guest house in the middle of Kyoto. Guesthouse owner is very friendly and responsive.

              Reviewed April 04, 2019
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Agung from Indonesia
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in February, 2019

              Nice hotel to stay”

              The room are small but it convince to stay for outdoor activities, there’s an extra charge 200¥ for government tax and you need to share bathroom with the others

              Reviewed February 03, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Leung from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Bunk Bed (Two Persons)
              Stayed 2 nights in April, 2018

              Value from money”

              The location is very nice! you can take the bus easily form , even you can walk to temples very closely! The room is very big! even we do the make up and dress up for our pre-wedding photo shooting in the room! The hostel decoration and style is very simple but very nice! You must go the supermarket which located close to the hostel, the Bento is very yummy! one thing can be improved, which is there should be a timer outside the shower room. and the time can be set up by room guest, so the other guest can notice about how long to be waited for shower.

              Reviewed April 11, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! Your dress figure was very beautiful! Please come to Kyoto again. I am looking forward to seeing you again. See you again!! Thank you

              Responded April 11, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Natcha from Thailand
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in January, 2018

              Excellent!!!”

              The owner can be easy to keep in touch. The video that explain how to go to the hotel, the direction is very clear. You can walk to bus station or Kiyomizu dera. Everything is good and valued for the money. Recommend!!

              Reviewed January 31, 2018

              Thanks for the post !! Please come to Kyoto again !! I am looking forward to seeing you again next time!

              Responded February 07, 2018
              Rak kiyomizu
              9.6
              Exceptional
              ruben from Philippines
              Couple
              Double Bed Non-Smoking
              Stayed 2 nights in November, 2017

              Stylish hotel”

              10min walk from the nearest train station. walking distance on tourist spots. if you use google map to find the location, you will get confused the map will show you are in the hostel already only to find out it's a different property (tricky) the hostel is actually right at the back of the pointed property. The hostel is in front of the carpark, it's not very obvious until you go inside the carpark. The staff who assisted us is friendly. Hotel is relatively new, stylish (loved it!). I got no issues on bathrooms and toilets though limited. I like the smell of this hotel. It's so quiet that i can hear someone's snoring next door (lol). We travelled around autumn so the sun sets (dark already) as early as 5.30pm so if you have plans on taking photos, go out earlier. Supermarkets are just around the area, can buy cheaper takeaways on food. Enjoy!

              Reviewed December 04, 2017

              Thanks for the post !! I am glad that you made a good evaluation. Please come to Kyoto again. See you again!!

              Responded December 06, 2017
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