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Guest House Yululu
Guest House Yululu
Guest House Yululu
Guest House Yululu
Guest House Yululu
Guest House Yululu
Guest House Yululu

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8.5

Excellent

355 reviews

355 reviews

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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Kawara Juku Study Center

10 m

Museum of Kyoto

70 m

Rakushi-kan Shop

80 m

Fresco Oike

170 m

Nippon Life Insurance Company Kyoto Sanjo Building

190 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

550 m

Nijō Castle

1.2 km

Gion

1.5 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

2.5 km

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2.6 km

Closest landmarks
Nakagyo Post Office

180 m

Old Yabetoku Clock Shop

270 m

Kyoto Yaoichi Honkan

280 m

Rokkakudo

330 m

Chohoji Temple

340 m

Guest House Yululu

288, Kinoshita-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8104 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Kawaramachi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kyoto

300 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

550 meters to Nishiki Market Shopping District

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Smoking area

Shared kitchen

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kyoto every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0 Km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.7 km

Rooms available at Guest House Yululu

Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 futons
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Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 futons
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GuesthouseYULULU Group-room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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GuesthouseYULULU Triple-room for 2-3 per
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 futons
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Group Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Triple Use
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Double
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  • Garden view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Guest House Yululu?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

What is the smoking policy at Guest House Yululu?

Guest House Yululu does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Yululu?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Karasuma Oike Subway Station, 260 m away from Guest House Yululu.

What restaurants are nearby Guest House Yululu?

Guest House Yululu’s neighborhood is Kawaramachi which includes popular restaurants such as Renard Bleu, Kikkoya and Azami Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to Guest House Yululu?

Located in the Kawaramachi area, Guest House Yululu is close to great shopping choices like Shin-Puh-Kan Shopping Center, Avril Sanjo and Kyoto Yaoichi Honkan.

What are popular attractions near Guest House Yululu?

Guest House Yululu’s location in the Kawaramachi neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho.

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Property ranking|Compared to 2,357 Kyoto properties
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Room comfort score
7.4/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Location score
8.6/10
Service score
9/10
Better than
89
%
of Kyoto properties
Better than
88
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
88
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
355 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.6
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More about Guest House Yululu

More about Guest House Yululu

Guest House Yululu

Guest House Yululu is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kyoto. Experience an urban escape in Kyoto with a stay at Guest House Yululu, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Guest House Yululu. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundromat provided on-site.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Guest House Yululu guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Guest House Yululu include separate living room and balcony or terrace as part of their design layout. The hotel also offers a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
It's good to know that a hair dryer and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Recreational facilities at Guest House Yululu are designed for escape and relaxation. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Kyoto while in the city. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Gion located 1.4 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 87% of the city's accommodation.
This hotel beats 88% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 88% of other accommodations in Kyoto.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free bottled water
  • Full kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Linens
  • Microwave
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate living room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Towels
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
288, Kinoshita-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8104
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.7 km
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    64.0 km 1.5 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Karasuma Oike Subway Station
    270 m 3 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station
    280 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Ogasawara clinic
    420 m

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    2.7 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    320 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    190 m 3 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    550 m
  • Nijō Castle
    1.2 km
  • Gion
    1.5 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    2.5 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.6 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    2.7 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    3.7 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    4.5 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    4.8 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    8.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Kawara Juku Study Center
    10 m
  • Museum of Kyoto
    70 m
  • Rakushi-kan Shop
    80 m
  • Fresco Oike
    170 m
  • Nakagyo Post Office
    180 m
  • Nippon Life Insurance Company Kyoto Sanjo Building
    190 m
  • Honke Katsura
    220 m
  • Cocolo
    220 m
  • Shin-Puh-Kan Shopping Center
    230 m
  • Sacra - Former Fudo Chokin Bank Kyoto Branch
    230 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

Others
  • Check-in is between 04:00 PM and 09:00 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • Additional charges will apply for luggage storage service before 09:00 AM and after 04:00 PM.
  • Reception is open from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 03:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Guests arriving outside these hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • The property does not accept credit cards. All charges must be settled by cash.
  • Additional charges will apply for the accommodation fee of JPY 200 per person per night and will be collected at the property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0 Km

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 9
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1920
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of Guest House Yululu from real guests

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8.3
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Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.7
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service9.0
Value for money8.7
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8-9 Excellent (41)
7-8 Very Good (32)
6-7 Good (16)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
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8.8
Excellent
Hoh
Family with teens
Group Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Traditional Japanese house ”

The staff there were friendly and helpful. Great for a short stay. The guesthouse is just near Nishiki market. However there is no privacy as you have to share the bathroom with other guest.

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Siu from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Very convenient location”

Good Price Good location Friendly staff

For those who want to experience the traditional Japanese style home stay and with limited budget, Yululu would be the best choice. The bed and whole setting is comfy and cozy. The staff are very friendly. But the only limited is that it is not noise proof at night. Also, it has the best location, located at the city center, lots of coffee shops, gallery and boutiques around, only 5 minutes walk from the nearby subway and 15 minutes walk to Kiyamachi (night pub street). Will definitely choose here again when come to Kyoto.

Reviewed September 22, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Chow from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Japanese Double
Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

Having such a wonderful experience living in the traditional Japanese guesthouse”

Amazing place to stay, I have such a wonderful experience chatting with the girls from Taiwan which having the period of working holiday currently. The environment of the guesthouse is absolutely gorgeous as I loved the nostalgic and vintage Japanese room design. I would definitely recommend other guest to choose this guesthouse if they stay in Kyoto for a short period of time.

Reviewed December 18, 2017

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6.8
Good
Ian from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Good location”

This was my first time in Kyoto - there for Gion Matsuri. Yululu is a basic guest house and was easy to find. Room had five (I think) cubicles with tatami and futon only. Very small but close to all I wanted to see and do. In a very traditional neibourhood (old style houses all around) but many little shops and also close to main shopping center. While it was very basic, I quite enjoyed it.

Reviewed July 23, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Cameron from United States
Group
Group Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Cute + location ”

Great location, kind staff, and friendly atmosphere. I recommend for budget travelers and backpackers - no room or privacy for families. It really feels like staying in someone’s (Japanese) house, so there’s little space but lots of charm!

Reviewed January 23, 2018

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7.0
Very good
Primrose from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Tiny room with comfort”

Cheap, good location, good wifi

We stayed in a double room which was very tiny. The futon for two people fitted the width of the room. However, it's a very comfortable futon. It was just like staying in a traditional Japanese house. There were only 1 shower room with a bath and 2 toilets for all but that didn't cause us any problem because each person had a different schedule. There was a kitchen where we could use. Quests could make tea and coffee from freshly grounded coffee beans any time. The staff was friendly. The location was good. We could explore the old Kyoto on foot.

Reviewed March 31, 2014

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7.6
Very good
Lim from Malaysia
Group
Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in November 2017

A lovely tiny hostel good for short staying”

the hostel is very small, every single space is fully utilized. I have difficulty to find a space to sit at leaving room since there always someone sitting on there. that place only fit 3 persons maximum. Staff is very friendly and helpful. the room is small but enough to put my stuff and sleep. in summary, it is good experience to stay in a Japanese house

Reviewed November 15, 2017

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7.0
Very good
krystean from United States
Couple
Japanese Style Triple Use
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Great Lighting ”

Lighting, Location, Staff

The price was a bit much but the lighting in the room was what sold us on the place. Pretty good location even though the directions weren't very clear. Walking distance to Gion and it was a good walk to get there. Nearby shops and plenty of restaurants in the area. The shower business was a bit tricky because the whole house had to share one shower and only 2 bathrooms.

Reviewed February 11, 2014

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7.7
Very good
Roy from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Double
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Excellent experience!”

Location, ambience, price.

Great for a short stay over a night or two. The experience of staying in a tatami-flooring room at this price is not easily available, but it's not for the fussy. My wife and I enjoyed the experience despite being a little apprehensive at first. Once we got to explore the area, we realised the location was really good. Family Mart was just 2 mins down the street, Nishiki Food Street just 5 mins further. The owner spoke fairly good English and we didn't have any communication issues at all.

Reviewed June 20, 2014

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7.3
Very good
YungChang from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

nice staff and a good experience staying here”

convenient location, money saving and comfotable

I stayed in this hostel for three nights and six people dorm is pretty comfortable to stay. Staff is very helpful and friendly, providing many good advice for backpackers to travel in kyoto. I definitely will consider to stay in this hostel again in coming future.

Reviewed March 29, 2014

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7.3
Very good
YungChang from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

cozy and saving accommodation to stay in kyoto”

comfortable, nice staff and money saving

I booked three nights in this backpackers inn. Location of this hostel is convenient, centrally located in kyoto's business area. Staying here is a pleasant experience within old fashion japanese wooden house. I definitely will stay here again.

Reviewed March 29, 2014

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6.8
Good
WATTANAPORN from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

OK”

Staff was very friendly and attentive to greet us and the bathroom was clean. However, the house is very old, so it always make noises when you walk or close the door. Nice experience for staying in Japanese house but one night is probably enough for me. Pillow is too flat and not comfy.

Reviewed October 25, 2017

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7.2
Very good
Stephane from Belgium
Couple
Japanese Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Very good”

not a super wonderful option but still great. it's a very traditional house, sleeping on tatami with paper door on the back. so nice experience but spend a week isn't the best. still good for 2 days

Reviewed February 25, 2018

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8.3
Excellent
Arielle from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

For the chilled traveller”

Cute Interior, really friendly and accommodating staff

I arrived very late in the night and was surprised they let me stay without having given them any notice, but I was very grateful. The staff were humble and caring as they guided me through the guesthouse. The interior was very charming and not fussy at all. It was simple, clean and homely. I didn't really get to speak to many people as I only stayed for one night, checking in late and departing early, but the atmosphere was really warm and the interior had an earthy, uncommercial feel to it. It was chill and calm and I couldn't help but I feel relaxed. The interior and music selection in the social and reception area all added to the open feel and calmness. I would definitely return and regret not being able to stay longer. A great break for a backpacker that's always on the move.

Reviewed January 11, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
KONG from Singapore
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Really nice place”

Very nice place and nice staff. Clean room and enough space for resting. Will recommend to my friends.

Reviewed April 26, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
SooYeon from South Korea
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Very nice”

This hostel let me feel I'm in traditional japanese home. Staffs are also very kind. One thing that was lacking is there's some noise when walking.

Reviewed July 22, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
POJUNG from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

AMAZING”

Good location, good host and amazing japanese style dormitory. Highly recommended to everyone who want to experience japan life : )

Reviewed November 16, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Omar from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Authentic Machi-ya experience”

Great price too!

Reviewed June 02, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Esterline from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Exceptional”

though the place is small, but it's really nice and suitable for me who just looking for a place to sleep. thank you ^^

Reviewed September 29, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
Yuet from Canada
Couple
Japanese Style Triple Use
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Hotel is very nice and local Japanese experience”

Very helpful + friendly staff. Price + quality good

Very pleasent, relaxing environment. Only thing is there maybe line up for shared washroom, and only stairs so if you bring lots of luggage, may be a bit inconvenience

Reviewed October 03, 2015

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