Location rating score
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!
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||1 km|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||39.0 km|
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.
If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.
Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
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.
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: 18 year(s).
Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern Gion
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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! 😊
Cozy place with an awesome 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!
A homey hostel”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Nice, simple and clean”
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.
Wonderful experience! ”
Best price for budget travelers. Easy access to every attractions. The guesthouse is comfortable and the manager is also quite helpful.
Truly best Kyoto experience”
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.
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.
a very good experience for old style house in kyoto!
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.
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
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.
good guesthouse in a reasonable price
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.
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).