THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E

550-2 Karatohanacho, Sanjodoriminamiurahutasujimeshirakawasujinishiiru, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0069 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
7.4
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Housekeeping5
Shops2
Breakfast1
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THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E

"overall, the sleeping area was clean, comfortable - this was enough for us."

Tan - August 11, 2019

Triple Room THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
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Popular landmarks
Gion 570 m
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.54 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 1.64 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 2.35 km
Nijō Castle 2.66 km
Ginkakuji Temple 2.68 km
Kyoto Station Building 3.14 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 4.66 km
Kinkakuji Temple 5.65 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 9.54 km
Nearby landmarks
Higashiyama Subway Station 110 m
Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu 190 m
Utsuwa Akando 190 m
Manzoku inari Shrine 210 m
Kagoshin Shop 240 m
Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum 280 m
Issaikyozan Kongo-ji Temple 280 m
Kanze Kaikan Nō Theatre 320 m
Onouechikuzaiten Shop 320 m
Own hand 390 m
8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

650 meters from city center
What guests are saying:Read all 412 reviews
Very good cleanliness
7.3 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.1 facilities on premise

There's also a small kitchenette, with a microwave, refrigerator, stove, and washing machine, which we appreciated very much.

Jose | January 9, 2020

We liked it that the subway station was close and we could buy some foodstuff at the market in which the hotel is situated.

YEE | November 15, 2019

Luckily our room had been cleaned already, so we’re able to drop our bags into our room and get on with our day.

John | October 19, 2019

We enjoyed the setup at Japaning Hotel, fully self service to get into our room and do what we needed.

John | October 19, 2019

To re-iterate the facilities in the room were great, we had everything we needed.

John | October 19, 2019

The location was very good - not in the center of Kyoto but close enough to walk.

YEE | November 15, 2019

  • 100 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Elevator

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Value for money7.7
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport39.8 km

Rooms available at THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E

Triple Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Kitchenette
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Kitchenette
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Kitchenette
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Kitchenette
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E?

      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.

      What is the smoking policy at THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E?

      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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      • 8.4
        Excellent

        "The towels were the best we've had - super soft."

        YEE

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        November 15, 2019

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "Found the hotel easy enough after alighting."

        Horacio

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        November 11, 2018

      • 7.6
        Very good
        Spaciousness

        "The room is very spacious, with a closet."

        Jose

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        January 9, 2020

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      Overall rating:
      7.4
      Very good
      412 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.3
      Facilities
      7.1
      Location
      8.0
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      I was very satisfied about all equipment I found in the room...
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      More about THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E

      More about THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E

      Ideal for fun and relaxation, JAPANING HOTEL HIGASHIYAMA SANJO is located in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto. With its location just from the city center and from the airport, this 2-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kyoto hotel. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

      Step into one of 11 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as clothes rack, linens, mirror, television in bathroom, towels which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. JAPANING HOTEL HIGASHIYAMA SANJO is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kyoto.

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      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "There is a kitchen and washing machine facility in this room..."

      mui

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      December 21, 2018

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      Japanese cuisine
      Japanese cuisine
      Konohana
      60 m Japanese
      Sumojaya Ikoro
      70 m Japanese
      Banboo Higashiyama Sanjo
      110 m Japanese
      American cuisine
      American cuisine
      Usagi No Ippo
      500 m American, Japanese
      Kyo Cafe Komusa
      580 m American
      Starbucks Coffee Kyoto Gion Hotel
      610 m American
      Asian cuisine
      Asian cuisine
      Tenkaippin Chionenmae
      330 m Asian
      Gion Naritaya
      370 m Asian, Halal, Healthy
      Korean Restaurant Goseong
      550 m Asian, Korean

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      Reviews of THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E from real guests

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      7.4
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      Cleanliness7.3
      Facilities7.1
      Location8.0
      Service6.8
      Value for money7.7
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      9+ Exceptional (44)
      8-9 Excellent (29)
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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Horacio from Philippines
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      A Pleasant But a Bit Adventurous Experience :-) ”

      My first time with a minimal-human interaction hotel. Arrived Kyoto station mid-morning, walked to the office as instructed by email (about 10-15 minutes, with help from Google maps), left our luggage, advised to wait until 4pm for check-in. Did some sight-seeing and eating, returned to office at 4pm. Shuttle bus to the Japaning Higashiyama Sanjo (there are other Japaning locations in Kyoto). Found the hotel easy enough after alighting. Happy to see a Family Mart and a grocery (good news). Located the hotel after a five-minute walk. No one at the reception; everything automated—check in by tablet on the reception desk, which instructed us to enter our check-in code, which I never got by email. Picked up a phone on the desk, thank God for English-speaking agent. After which no problem getting to our room. Small, but adequate for 3 of us. Kitchenette well provided. 10 mins walk to subway station. Easy walk to nearby restos. No human staff interaction but all ok incl chk out.

      Reviewed November 11, 2018

      Thank you for staying. Please come again.

      Responded March 11, 2019
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      8.8
      Excellent
      sylvia from Indonesia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Lovely place to stay”

      The staff is very helpful and friendly. The location is very good you can go walk to gion yasaka shrine or shijo dori just a few minutes. There’s also a bus stop and subway station near the hotel. The room is big. I booked the family room for 4 people but i think its enough for 6 or more. I’m very recommend you to book this hotel if you go to kyoto

      Reviewed May 15, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Ian from Australia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

      Squeezy but good”

      Unusual business model where check in and out is electronic (you will need your phone!), but the rooms are well equipped if somewhat compact. Location was a bit out of the way, but transport options were close. Great value in a tourist city like Kyoto, especially for a family. Shuttle bus from near the station made getting there for the first time easy enough. Very helpful friendly staff at the main office.

      Reviewed May 15, 2018

      Thank you so much for staying at our hotel. We are very happy with the review, huge appreciation. We set our hotel locations to the best locations we could have. Our price range changes constantly with the seasons so please book when it is the time. Also, there is a fixed line phone at the hotel lobby, it connects to our main office which operators answering calls for 24 hours. Please feel free to call us for anything! Thank you so much again for your review. We will be waiting for your other use of our hotel. Best regards

      Responded June 12, 2018
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      7.6
      Very good
      INDAWATY from Indonesia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      best experience”

      best experience because hotel is not have receptionist..but the hotel staff very detail to guide check-in by email... location a bit far from kyoto station n inside a shop area..i'm a little difficult find hotel by bus... kyoto bus and driver information is not really help us..not friendly...so i'm late to checkin hotel and finally go by subway and easy to find the hotel.. small hotel room and found a lot of dust.. i found used food in refrigerator that are not thrown away.. tableware,soap,detergent n ameties is very complete to use..

      Reviewed June 18, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      John from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

      Self service room with all we needed, would stay again”

      We enjoyed the setup at Japaning Hotel, fully self service to get into our room and do what we needed. The local area guide was also very handy. Although we were confused at first, because the reception area photos shown in the listing are from HQ not here, we assumed based on the photos that there was somewhere to leave our luggage securely, but there wasn’t. Due to the location being mostly unstaffed, we couldn’t ask anyone. Luckily our room had been cleaned already, so we’re able to drop our bags into our room and get on with our day. The off site staff were quick to answer emails, which meant we got answers we needed reasonably promptly. If we needed to leave our luggage there on the last day it would have been problematic, but thankfully we didn’t need to. To re-iterate the facilities in the room were great, we had everything we needed. A touch more cleaning generally would be nice, such as under the beds being very dusty, but the main areas were clean.

      Reviewed October 19, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Wanda from Indonesia
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Great!”

      The location is okay. Not too touristy but really near Gion. It’s really cheap actually because it’s a private room and you can even cook and do your laundry. They also have bathtub so you can have a nice dip after traveling the whole day (and it has TV). The downside is they don’t have elevator so make sure you don’t have big luggage. I didn’t meet any staff, it’s all computerized but you can call them anytime if you need help.

      Reviewed June 17, 2018

      Thank you for your stay with us. We are happy to know you had a good stay with us. Our staff is going around all of our Japaning Hotels in Kyoto, so sometimes you will see our staff and sometimes don't. But we can assist guests anytime when you call us such as for check in and or for check out. We are waiting for your next reservation soon in the future. Best Regards,

      Responded July 29, 2018
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nurhazwani from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

      Superb”

      Complete with home facilities. Value for money. Near to the train & subway station (less than 5 minutes walk). Also walking distance to Halal Restaurant (Halal Ramen Gion Naritaya & Halal Yakiniku). Recommended.

      Reviewed July 03, 2018

      Thank you for your stay with us. We are happy to know you had a good stay with us. We are looking forward to have your next reservation soon.

      Responded July 29, 2018
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      8.0
      Excellent
      SZE from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

      Worth Value ”

      Triple room with apartment facilities (Fridge, Washing machine, microwave, kettle, cooking stove), bathroom with heater & TV screen, full toiletries. 1-2 minute walk to Higashiyama Station and convenience store, near bus stop and walking distance to Gion walking area. No reception, self check in based on email received on the check in date with key in the passwords given on a ipad at counter. Self check out by key in the room password. Save the laundry fees!

      Reviewed December 22, 2018

      この度はご利用頂き誠にありがとうございます。 またのお越しをお待ちしております。

      Responded March 11, 2019
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      8.0
      Excellent
      SZE from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Worth Value”

      Triple room with apartment facilities (Fridge, Washing machine, microwave, kettle, cooking stove), bathroom with heater & TV screen, full toiletries. 1-2 minute walk to Higashiyama Station and convenience store, near bus stop and walking distance to Gion walking area. No reception, self check in based on email received on the check in date with key in the passwords given on a ipad at counter. Self check out by key in the room password. Save the laundry fees!

      Reviewed December 22, 2018

      この度はご利用頂き誠にありがとうございます。 またのお越しをお待ちしております。

      Responded March 11, 2019
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mark from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

      Great posirion”

      Very quiet and in an excellent area of Gion, close to transport with food available in same covered shopping arcade

      Reviewed March 23, 2019
      6.4
      Good
      Yik from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

      Good enough for the price”

      Hotel was located very near Higashiyama station, making it very convenient for getting around to other parts of Kyoto. No receptionist at the front desk, the only time we saw staff was on our last day when checking out. No elevators, so those living on upper floors will need to carry their luggage up. Hotel cleanliness was poor as the bed linen seemed to be really old, maybe even recycled from another hotel. There were multiple stains visible on the blankets. The hotel room was actually apartment-style, with a kitchenette and a washing machine, which is a big plus point. Bedroom itself was small (standard for Japan) so packing / unpacking stuff was sometimes a challenge.

      Reviewed December 10, 2017

      Thank you for staying in our hotel. We are grateful to hear that you were happy about the hotel. We deeply apologize for the stains. We will make sure not to make this happen again. Once again, thank you for staying and we hope to have you back again.

      Responded December 12, 2017
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      6.8
      Good
      Daniel from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

      Not bad, but far from great.”

      Self check-in was nice and simple. WiFi did not work when we arrived. After a couple of phone calls to their customer service, they told us to just use the next door's WiFi (?), which was a bit weak and dropped out at times. Had a balcony with no view (tall frosted glass). No lifts on premises. 'No smoking' anywhere on the premises meant we had to walk about 5 minutes down the road to the nearest convenience store just for a cigarette. But that's just how Kyoto is, I guess.

      Reviewed March 22, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Chaowat from Thailand
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Good location”

      Easy for travel in kyoto landmark

      Reviewed February 18, 2019

      この度は当ホテルをご利用いただきまして誠にありがとうございます。また、ご感想をお寄せいただきありがとうございました。ご滞在中は、当ホテルサービスにご満足いただけたようで、一同大変うれしく思っております。

      Responded March 01, 2019
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      8.4
      Excellent
      Fendy from Indonesia
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

      Different kind of hotel in old market Kyoto.”

      1. A different experience to stay in no lobbied hotel. No person manned the lobby. All queries can be directed though video call to main office. 2. The room looks like typical japanese private apartement who we ve seen in typical Japanese bloggers. 3. There is a kitchen and cookware to use. 4. Everything is small but effecient, Also cleanliness is good. 5. the room looks basic but decet. Cant complaint as we know what we are getting of. 6. This completes our Japanese experience in Japan by stying in typical local apt.

      Reviewed April 21, 2018

      Thank you so much for staying at our hotel. We are very happy with the review, huge appreciation. We set our hotel locations to the best locations we could have. Our price range changes constantly with the seasons so please book when it is the time. Also, there is a fixed line phone at the hotel lobby, it connects to our main office which operators answering calls for 24 hours. Please feel free to call us for anything! Thank you so much again for your review. We will be waiting for your other use of our hotel.

      Responded June 11, 2018
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      6.0
      Grace from South Korea
      Family with teens
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

      Above average”

      Good location for walking to Yasaka shrine and Gion, and close to Higashiyama subway. Bedroom was small, and difficult to move around with 3 people and luggage. No noise insulation, as could hear everything outside on ground floor, and from room above (upstairs rooms must have more space as could hear kids running around). Window looked straight into shopping/eating area, so couldn't really open curtains at all (ground floor room). There was no TV (only in bathroom)or safe - worth knowing in advance if you're travelling with valuables. The duvet covers were stained, and not changed when the cleaners made their one visit in a 4 night stay. The sheets and towels were clean and changed. Check in was easy at the office located near the station (where they will store luggage) and the shuttle bus was great to get there, though no check-out shuttle bus was available. Check out via the ipad onsite was really easy.

      Reviewed March 31, 2018

      Thank you for your stay to our hotel. We are sorry about the noise and the sheets that was stained. Our cleaning staff will be more then careful of the sanitation we make. We will be waiting for our next time stay to us. Thank you again for staying at our hotel Best regards

      Responded June 11, 2018
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      6.0
      chloe from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Give me more space”

      Definitely not worth the money paid. As I had booked two Japaning hotels during my trip, the other one being the Karasuma-Oike branch. Can't help but to compare both in terms of space. The Karasuma-Oike branch was way better as ample space was given. Hardly any space to walk in the Higashiyama branch for 3 petite Asian girls. We had to take turns opening our luggage. Imagine if three Caucasian guys booked the room. The room could do with one less bed and should be advertised as able to fit only 2 people comfortably. It's located in a quiet covered market area. Walkable distance to Gion area.

      Reviewed October 17, 2018

      Thank you for staying. Please come again.

      Responded March 11, 2019
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      7.2
      Very good
      Amelia from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

      Convenient”

      The hotel is inside a market. Once you exit the Higashiyama station, turn let and you'll see a covered alleyway (the market) and the hotel is located inside it. The room is very small, it squeezed one queen sized bed, and two super single beds. The bathroom is separated into 2, one for shower and the other is the modern toilet. There's a complete kitchen, fridge and washing machine. TV is in the bathroom which makes it even more unique and funny. The hotel is self service, you'll need to enter the password given just a few hours before check in (via email) to open the entrance door and room door. You must also check your email constantly for the room password since they only release it a few hours before you check in. As for my case, the email arrived at 2.45pm and the check in time is at 4pm. Sometimes emails get into the junk folder so be sure to check carefully. The front desk staff is invisible most of the time so you'll need to be independent.

      Reviewed February 07, 2019

      この度はご利用頂き誠にありがとうございます。 またのお越しをお待ちしております。

      Responded March 11, 2019
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Harrietta from Hong Kong
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      Have everything needed for travelling”

      Soft beds, clean sanitary, washing machine and cooking tools ... really good for travelers. Although no staff present, still easy for check-in and check-out. But you have to get assistance if you've reserved 2 rooms ... someone would still be able to help via telephone. Close to restaurants, subway station and convenient store. Staff are very helpful if you wish to deliver your luggage beforehand. Worth staying.

      Reviewed September 02, 2017

      Thank you for you nice review, we are very happy you had a good stay. Hope to see you again in Kyoto! ou for you nice review, we are very happy you had a good stay. Hope to see you again in Kyoto!

      Responded October 20, 2017
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      10.0
      Exceptional
      mui from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      A good stay”

      It is so near to the subway station. We had a family room. Very comfy beds. Can put in small and mid size luggages. Would be nice if there is a table for us to eat our dinner. There is a kitchen and washing machine facility in this room. All in all, value for money stay.

      Reviewed December 21, 2018

      この度はご利用頂き誠にありがとうございます。 またのお越しをお待ちしております。

      Responded March 11, 2019
      THE PLUM-Residence KYOTO E
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Dale
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

      Very good”

      The facilities and instructions to check in and check out were very straightforward. However, we had a JR pass and its very tricky to find transportation that only uses the JR pass. But if you dont have the JR pass this place us perfect! Warning though, they dont have elevators so if you have lots of luggage, its something to think about. It is very clean and had lots of usable amenities!

      Reviewed October 22, 2019
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