Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion

44-49, Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto city, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0812 - See map
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Popular landmarks
Gion 410 m
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 980 m
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.37 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 1.38 km
Kyoto Station Building 2.27 km
Nijō Castle 2.8 km
Ginkakuji Temple 3.57 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 3.69 km
Kinkakuji Temple 6.11 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 9.46 km
Nearby landmarks
Yasui-Konpiragu 60 m
Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater 170 m
Ryosokuin 180 m
Yasaka-dori 190 m
Gion Corner 220 m
Rokudochinnoji Temple 220 m
GION NITI 230 m
Kyototo Honten 240 m
Ishibe Alley 250 m
Sensho Kitamura 250 m
9.0

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510 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
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Excellent service
8.8 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.6 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.5 room quality and comfort
Very good facilities on premise
7.9 facilities on premise

The house was over 118 years old, and thus an amazing place to stay at.

Jane | May 23, 2019

Clean, nice & helpful staff, nice Japanese building, comfort bed.

Siu | November 25, 2019

The lady owning the establishment is super super friendly!

Jane | May 23, 2019

A very good experience for old style house in kyoto!

WAI | April 23, 2018

Overall it's a good place.

siti | November 27, 2019

  • 540 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport39.0 km

Rooms available at Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion

8.5
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Japanese Quad for 4 Adults
Japanese Quad for 4 Adults
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 futons
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Japanese Style Room (5 Adults)
Japanese Style Room (5 Adults)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 5 futons
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Superior Japanese Room
Superior Japanese Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Double Room Shared Bathroom
Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Economy Quadruple Room
Economy Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 4 bunk beds
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Quadruple Room with Bunk Bed and Private Bathroom
Quadruple Room with Bunk Bed and Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 4 bunk beds
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Japanese-Style Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Economy Quadruple Room
Economy Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Japanese Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion?

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.

How do I get to Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion?

Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
483 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
7.9
Location
9.0
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More about Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion

More about Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion

Well-positioned in Higashiyama, Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Kyoto. Set 1 km from the excitement of the city, this 1-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, taxi service, luggage storage.

Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion is home to 10 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as fireplace, linens, mirror, slippers, sofa. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kyoto.

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Nearby restaurants

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80 m Japanese
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American cuisine
Kashiwaya Mitsusada
100 m American
Starbucks Coffee Kyoto Gion Hotel
380 m American
Kyo Cafe Komusa
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Asian cuisine
Kyo Yakiniku Kaiseki Hiro, Yasakatei
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Bineizaka Inari Kyo
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Ajoshi
260 m Asian, Korean

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Reviews of Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion from real guests

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8.5
Excellent
From 483 reviews
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8.5Cleanliness
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Cleanliness8.6
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Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.8
Value for money8.5
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9.6
Exceptional
Erin from Australia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Lovely, traditional-style Kyoto guesthouse”

PROS: - extremely friendly, helpful, multilingual, efficient staff/owner (She was so sweet!) - gorgeous house - nice facilities - excellent location - less than 10 mins’ walk to Gion area CONS: - glass-panelled sliding doors on single room allowed in light from sensor lights every time another guest walked around the house - other guests somewhat disregarded the nighttime noise reduction guidelines put in place by the owner Overall, I had a lovely stay at Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern in Gion, and would gladly suggest it to anyone! 😊

Reviewed August 19, 2018
9.3
Exceptional
Niklas from Sweden
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Cozy place with an awesome host! :) ”

Good price, new, great host

I travelled together with a friend and had no place to stay in Kyoto. Luckily we found a guesthouse through this site which made our stay in the city so much better! The guesthouse was so new they didn't even have a proper sign outside, but that "problem" is no more. When we entered inside (a few hours early) our host Takeshi-san met us up with a bright smile. With my not so overly amazing skills in japanese I made myself understood and we could leave our luggage and come back later and walk around in Gion while waiting to check in. When we got back we had a small tour in the house and met a lot of interesting people! The host can speak and understand english, but it was more fun trying to speak with him and some of the others in japanese. Tl;dr - Great guesthouse!

Reviewed April 13, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Rebecca from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in March 2016

A homey hostel”

Homey, convenient location

It's great to have a social area in lantern, people can easily make friends. The host is nice. However, at night it would be a little bit noisy if there are insensitive tourists living there. If u have high demand on sleeping environment then lantern might not be a very good choice.

Reviewed March 30, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Manuel from Germany
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Nice Guesthouse in Gion”

The location is very good. With the bus 206 it is not far from Kyoto Station. And you do not have to walk far for the many things to see in Gion. The place is nice an thr owner friendly and helpful. The only thing is that the curtains in front of the beds could be thicker to create more privacy. And the coffee and tea is not for free.

Reviewed May 29, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Kathryn from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Central, traditional and beautiful”

Location was outstanding, right behind a beautiful temple, and so close to the geiko area, near Gion corner and close to the delicious eating strip of Pontocho Alley. Easily accessible by bus - city line, and the bike rental is competitive. There's a 7 11 around the corner for international money exhange too.

Reviewed February 13, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Vimonphan from Thailand
Family with young children
Bunk Bed - Room - 4 People with Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Very Traditional”

This is a great place to stay in Kyoto. The price is decent, and the staff is very friendly. The room is clean and very traditional. The wall is quite thin so if you plan to be loud, then it is not a good place to be. I love staying here with my family. It is really peaceful.

Reviewed April 18, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Gordon from United States
Group
Japanese Quad for 4 Adults
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

Excellent value and location, quirky house rules”

Provided great value and location is not far from Gion street. House rule was for all occupants to vacate during cleaning hours 11am - 3pm. Remember to smile when checking in. Taiwanese staff member is enthusiastic.

Reviewed September 15, 2016
7.7
Very good
Vairavan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Overnight stay”

Value for money, location, cleanliness

This was a great place to crash for the night. Extremely clean inc toilet, shower and comon areas. Located in Gion - a little difficult to find initially but turned out to be a great location to explore kyoto. Night staff ( Yo, i think) was very friendly and helpful

Reviewed December 07, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Chakras from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

best,, nuff said”

nice staff with good english, you can ask everything about kyoto to staff. he's very helpful nice experience cause the house itself is so japanese with thin wall, it's just awesome experience for me. clean shower room, good wifi... couldn't ask for more

Reviewed March 22, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Patrick from Belgium
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in May 2015

Nice, simple and clean”

Location, staff, services (bycicle, advice...)

I used the dormitory room, clean, simple and effective. The owner is jolly, helpfull, and maintains his guest house to an impeccable clean state. He is keen to help you organise trips and on top he can rent you (electric) bikes, which is essential if you want to move efficiently through Kyoto.

Reviewed May 17, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
JUNG-PING from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Wonderful experience! ”

Best price for budget travelers. Easy access to every attractions. The guesthouse is comfortable and the manager is also quite helpful.

Reviewed April 14, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Truly best Kyoto experience”

Location, interior, staff friendliness (Yo)

It was perfect. My bed was ready and Yo was more than willing to help me throughout my stay with the places where I wanted to go or have breakfast at. I love the interior. Definitely will come back if I return to Kyoto.

Reviewed November 12, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Huang from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Location is perfect”

Overall it's very clean, but as its typical Japanese old style house, quite noisy if your room is closer to public area. However, location is super convenient, can reach some landmarks and Kyoto center by walking.

Reviewed November 21, 2016
8.8
Excellent
WAI from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Excellent”

a very good experience for old style house in kyoto!

Reviewed April 23, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
YU-JUI from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

a nice home”

The hotel is very near bus stop. It's easy to travel around the city. The environment is very clean and it's Japanese style house. I like the lovely front yard in the house. The space for each person is big and comfortable. The owner is very patient and kind. He tried his best to help me and offered me a lot information. It's really nice to meet the owner and staffs. It's the place that I want to back and to recommend friends.

Reviewed May 26, 2016
5.6
Monica from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Alright (list of pros and cons)”

PROS - The best thing about this place is it is so convenient. You walk to Yasuka temple, kiyomizu-dera, maruyama park (one of Kyoto's biggest gardens) and you can walk through many "alleys" (instead of the main street) for traditional-looking shops, most beautiful at night where you can even spot geishas and maikos. It's close to Gion, which is bustling with many shops, restaurants and temples plus a subway station. And it's a 3 minute walk from the bus stop.There's a list of places you can go with helpful bus info too, and a map of good restaurants around (including Okutan for the tofu dishes and Tsujiri main store!). - the lounge is pretty nice - there's books and a big flat screen TV people sometimes watch the news or sports on, and it's very conducive to meeting people (I met tons!) BUT it closes at 11pm and you get kicked out by the manager who murmurs "sorry for the inconvenience" with an annoyed, sarcastic expression. (more on him later) CONS - Dirty. The first bed I slept on was in the girl's room (8 people), and had blood stains on it, gross lol. Nothing I can't handle, I just spread the sheets on top of it. There was dust and garbage in the gap between my bunk bed and the wall (a pretty big gap, dunno why). And this is not their fault, but people's clothes and bags littered everywhere on the floor. No lockers of course, and not really much space to put your luggage in the rooms. The second bed I slept on was in the mixed dorm (12 people I think) and it was cleaner but a lot noisier. They also forgot to give me sheets so I had to ask for it. Washrooms are generally alright, the fan is super dusty and gross to look at and there's hair in it sometimes. I mean, 3 showers for the entire place is not very many. Sometimes I'd have to wait but it's not so bad. They also have hairdryers, yay, but you can use them only up till 11pm due to the thin walls. I had to use it once at midnight but because of the rule I headed to bed with wet hair and, surpri

Reviewed August 18, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Jane from Netherlands
Couple
Japanese Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Super friendly owner ”

The house was over 118 years old, and thus an amazing place to stay at. It is quite noisy because of the wooden walls but at night everyone tries to be as quiet as possible. The lady owning the establishment is super super friendly! She made us feel so welcome, and was always in for a chat. Once I told her I liked learning Japanese she taught me a few words and told me welcome home in Japanese everytime we came back. Since they clean the house between 11 and 16 you have to be out, which isn't always convenient but we worked our way around that.

Reviewed May 23, 2019
7.6
Very good
JEEYAE from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

good”

good guesthouse in a reasonable price

Reviewed April 12, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Phivan from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Gion Hostel”

Location, cleanliness, and room comfort

It would be great if I could stay in facility all day long if I have to. They close from 11AM to 4PM. No one allows to be in the facility due to cleaning. If I know this ahead of time I wouldn't choose it.

Reviewed September 29, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Gorka from Spain
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Friendly staff”

Quiet area near to attractions, if that's what you're looking for. Noisy guests can be a problem in a Japanese style house (paper walls).

Reviewed May 06, 2016
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