Guest House Taiko-Ya
Guest House Taiko-Ya
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"The house is beautiful and makes for a great experience."

Alicia

March 30, 2016

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7.6
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center1. Km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.5 km
Has restaurantNo
  • 460 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Garden

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Tatami Room with Garden View
Tatami Room with Garden View
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  • Garden view
  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 3 sofa beds
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Japanese Style
Japanese Style
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  • Garden view
  • 18 m²/194 ft²
  • 3 sofa beds
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Double
Double
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  • 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory -- Female Only
Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 super king bed
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Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Ground Floor
Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Ground Floor
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  • 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 4 futons
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Dormitory for Women Only
Dormitory for Women Only
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  • Non-smoking
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Windowless Double Room 1 Bedroom
Windowless Double Room 1 Bedroom
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  • Non-smoking
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Garden View Japanese-Style Room
Garden View Japanese-Style Room
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  • Non-smoking
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Scenic View Japanese-Style Room
Scenic View Japanese-Style Room
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  • Non-smoking
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Semi Western-Style Room
Semi Western-Style Room
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  • Non-smoking
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What to eat nearby

Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Manpuku
40 m Japanese
Japanese Kaiseki cuisine Hyoki
40 m Japanese
Shunsai Imari
40 m Japanese
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Kushikura Honten
40 m Asian, Barbecue, Japanese
Korean Kitchen Anpan
100 m Asian, Korean
Sanjo Sarashina
190 m Asian
Cafe
Cafe
Tabi Cafe & Dining Odekake Hiyori
210 m Cafe
Marukyu Koyamaen Nishi Notoin
280 m Cafe
Iyemon Salon Kyoto Cafe Lounge
280 m Cafe, Japanese

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Agoda Reviews (161)Booking.com Reviews (161)
7.6
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.1
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service7.9
Value for money7.8
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8.0
Excellent
Nardsiri from Thailand
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in August 2018
Very good”
Guest House Taiko-Ya is a very nice place to stay. It feels like living at home. The place is a little bit small but I like the design of the house. Every space can be useful.
Reviewed August 24, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
azemiyah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
Good location”
5 min walk from Karasuma Oike Station. 15 minutes walk from Shijo shopping street. The house is very old and authentic, although that also means the staircase and door frames are small and narrow. Security lock after 9pm and quiet zone in all rooms from 11pm. Pleasant hostel with Kyoto atmosphere.
Reviewed May 04, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Wai from Hong Kong
Family with young children
Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Ground Floor
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
Exceptional”
Children need to be quiet in order not to disturb others
Reviewed April 03, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Kanyapak from Thailand
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2018
Not recommended for those who are into slow life. They are so many rules. ”
Although, the guest house have a great household so you can enjoy it like you are st home but they are really strictly. Before checking in, time, if you come early you have to “wait outside” and after checking out, you have to get rid of yourself immediately. No flexibility.
Reviewed January 07, 2018
7.2
Very good
AKIO from Japan
Group
Tatami Room with Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
A traditional town house, there are good points and disadvantages.”
If you want to stay at the Kyomachiya in the city, you can reach that goal. You can experience the traditional wodden house. There are rooms with a beautiful garden and a Japanese style bathroom. You can taste the silence of Japan 'wabi' inside the house. However, due to the old structure, I stayed on the first floor, but as the guests on the second floor walked, vibrations were transmitted and it seems that it is not that big voice of the guest on the second floor, but the night when the talk is quiet is heard well. The next room, which was also partitioned by a shoji and curtains alone, was a comment room, an entrance to the second floor. Guests kept the house rules well, so the speech never leaked from 7 o'clock to 23 o'clock in the use hours. However, the staff was playing music in the hall early in the morning, but there was nothing other than noise. There are many Kyotoly eateries nearby. Traffic is at a central location where you will not mind going anywhere.
Reviewed December 19, 2017
4.0
YUK from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
I was not respected”
It's my first time to have such bad experience during my stay. I put my baggage at 8:30am, however, every guest have to check in during 4:30pm to 8:30pm, if not, there is penalty for you. It's very hard for me to arrange time to come back to the guesthouse all the time. The use of kitchen, living room, hair dryer and showers must be with 8am to 11pm. The staff are rude and impolite, I was totally unrespected. If I were you, I won't have come to stay here. Never and ever!
Reviewed December 13, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Debra from United States
Couple
Tatami Room with Garden View
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
Hostel not guesthouse ”
I really wanted to love this place, but it is really more of a hostel, not a guesthouse. Walls are thin so if other guests are inconsiderate you will have a hard time sleeping. Also shower is located near downstairs room, and people are using it constantly. Only 1 shower for all guests so getting a shower when you want it is impossible. Can’t enjoy the garden view from room because it is actually a public hallway, which is stated on its website but not on third party booking sites. It is clean and the owner has done a great job in decor. Location convenient to subway. But saying that it is more of a hostel for younger crowd.
Reviewed November 27, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
ong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
Strategic location”
Location is good in central Kyoto which you can access to any atttaction places within 30 minutes by bus or bicycle. The bicycle rental is 750 Yen and you need to return it before 8pm. If you choose to go by bus you just need to buy Kyoto unlimited bus ride pass 500 Yen. If you want to have a feel of staying in Japanese traditional house i'd recommend this guesthouse but the owner is very strict. The living room is only available from 8am-11.30pm and there is few rules you have to follow.
Reviewed November 19, 2017
7.6
Very good
Timothy from France
Group
Japanese Style
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017
Traditional House”
An old house in Kyoto. We had the top floor bedroom opening on the garden, big and comfortable. Indeed, there is only one ofuro shower, but 3 toilets, and the bottom room is close to the sanitary area, probably explaining the previous reviews. But all went well for us.
Reviewed April 22, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Meng from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2017
Interesting”
Handle of Stair is loose, I am afraid to fall when I moved my luggage down stair due to the handle is not strong enough. But luckily I am okay .
Reviewed April 05, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Nicole from Germany
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016
Felt like home !!!”
Lovely and helpful stuff in all situations. Bus booking, recommendations where to eat local food and so much more. I really recommend this place, there is also a kitchen if you want to eat at home at night.
Reviewed June 03, 2016
5.2
Lourdes from Philippines
Family with teens
Tatami Room with Garden View
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
Its OK”
The Inn is not that so clean especially the living room, where all the occupants have to meet and have their meal. There was one small table for all and not allowed to eat in the room. There was a noise at around 3:00 am that disturb all the guest. My expectation for the Japanese people is well disciplined when it comes to the holy hour or sleeping time. There was no direction provided on getting into the Inn. Example from the train station, on what exit to be used for easy access.
Reviewed April 18, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Sofia from Germany
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
Cozy japanese style hostel”
I stayed 2 nights in the guesthouse Taiko-Ya and enjoyed it very much. The interior is very lovely and the place really cozy, the building itself is very old. It feels a bit like historic japanese movie setting. And I felt a little bit like a giant inside :-D so I would not recommend it, if you're like 2m tall or seriosly overweight, otherwise its fine! Other guests were mostly japanese, very nice and quiet.
Reviewed April 15, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Shu from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
Nice and comfy stay”
Friendly staffs. This was a tranditional Japanese house and had a great experience in it.. Awesome
Reviewed April 05, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Alicia from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Centrally located, nice, traditional guest house”
Friendly staff, clean, excellent location
The staff at Taiko-Ya were extremely friendly and helpful. The house is beautiful and makes for a great experience. The bed was very comfortable, and the sleeping area and bathroom were clean. WiFi is provided and works very well. The guest house is centrally located in Kyoto so it's easy to get around the city from there. I had a wonderful stay here and would happily go back if ever in Kyoto again. :)
Reviewed March 30, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Yu from Taiwan
Group
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in May 2015
Wanna vist again”
room;service;public space
Reviewed January 27, 2016
4.3
THARINAN from Thailand
Family with young children
Tatami Room with Garden View
Stayed 1 night in November 2015
very small room, and no privacy, only 1 bath ”
low price but not reasonable
not pleasant since it is very small and no privacy. You cannot even talk as normal since the wall is very thin as Japanese style. Hotel said the room can live maximum 4 but actually we can only put 3 of bed-sheet. there is only 1 bath room which for whole hostel.
Reviewed January 17, 2016
7.7
Very good
notarianus from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Real Japanese HOUSE”
Simple, Clean and Real Japanese Room Style
my stay at Guest House Taiko-Ya is fun, but i must pay extra 2.000 Yen for late check-in, so if you want to stay in this Guest House make sure you check-in at the right time :D
Reviewed January 12, 2016
6.0
Hanae from Switzerland
Couple
Tatami Room with Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
Familiar, japanese style guest house.”
Kind hosts, nice tatami room, comfortable sleeping on floor
There is only one shower, which is in my opinion too less for all guests. Also is the "garden room" very close to the toilet and shower, so you should be noise resistant. It is quite expensive for the comfort you get and also you have to pay extra money for towels (which could be included to the price of the room). But all in all it was a good experience.
Reviewed November 22, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Ivar from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015
Comfortable accommodation”
Location, interior style, staff
I've had a pleasant stay at this guest house. It is located close to Kyoto's main road so every high light is accessible by foot or by bicycle. You can rent these at the guest house for around 5 USD for a whole day. The interior of the guest house is typical japanese which makes the trip more authentic and fun. The staff was really friendly and helpful and overall I've had a great stay.
Reviewed August 23, 2015
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