Tanaka-ya Inn

Tanaka-ya Inn

5-352-8 Miyagawa-suji. Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0801
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    8.7
    Excellent
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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Best is still the owner and her family that run the hostel."

    Liisa

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    March 24, 2016

    9.2
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 100% of guests

    Property highlights

    • 400 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Non-smoking

    Excellent
    Location
    8.9
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    Excellent location - 140 meters from city center
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  • Maica40 m
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  • Kennin-ji Temple250 m
  • Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple290 m
  • Koun-an Temple320 m
  • Ryosokuin330 m
  • Rokudochinnoji Temple390 m
  • Tomita Workshop400 m
  • Value for money8.6
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport38.0 km
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    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 futons
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 futons
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    What people love about the property

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "I will choice this hotel again."

      Pao-Li

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      November 29, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Tanaka-ya Ryokan is situated in heart of historic Gion district yet also very peaceful."

      Thomas

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      April 5, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "It is close to many Buddhist Temples and attractions, and there are lots of good family run restaurants nearby."

      Thomas

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      April 5, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "This is a great traditional area."

    Leanne

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    April 10, 2018

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    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent

    "The futons are comfortable and cozy, perfect to sleep in aft..."

    Kaitlyn

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    December 8, 2017

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    Agoda Reviews (293)Booking.com Reviews (106)
    8.7
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    10
    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities7.8
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.6
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Suyen from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019
    Amazing stay, good host”
    Tanaka-san was very welcoming and efficient. The facilities were very clean, comfortable, and classically Japanese. The area we stayed in was a great location and in a beautiful side street. I would gladly stay here every time I come to Kyoto. The value for my money is top notch. I highly recommend.
    Reviewed March 05, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Heather from Canada
    Group
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
    Great location and traditional experience.”
    Loved the traditional rooms with all the modern comforts. The hostess was spectacular. We were able to check in early and were greeted with tea and snacks. The rooms were gracious and clean and there were multiple bathrooms facilities so sharing was no issue. The location in the gion district was amazing and in close walking distance to many sights and the subway to explore other areas of the city. It was not hard to find as many other reviews suggest. Prior to check in the owner provided detailed information in English and Japanese to find the hotel. The directs were clear and very helpful. We took a taxi from Kyoto station and the driver found the place quickly and easily and cost was less than 1000 yen. There is also a subway nearby and many buses which was very convenient.
    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kimberly from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
    Exceptional”
    Loved our stay at Tanaka-ya! Great location in a very traditional neighborhood, but also very close to walk to main shopping areas, temples, restaurants. Rooms were spacious and traditional futons were comfortable. Even though it was a shared bathroom, we never saw anyone else using it. Comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
    Reviewed December 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lauren
    Group
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Perfect, Cozy Place”
    Location: Incredible — right in the heart of the quiet, quaint historic Gion district in Kyoto. A four minute walk across the bridge to the bus stop to/from Kyoto Station (which is only an 8 minute bus ride away!). The various metro stations nearby are only a 5-15 minute walk away, too, depending on which one you need to go to. Fushimi Inari was only ten minutes away! Arashiyama was much farther, but within reach of bus + metro transfers. There are lots of yummy restaurants around, and a 7/11 and a Lawson are also in short walking distance. We were very lucky to see giggling maiko/elegant geiko walking around the alley of the ryokan and one alley over. It was such an honor to see!! Accommodation: Tamie-san was a phenomenal host. It felt like we were visiting an old friend’s home, as she was extremely hospitable and kind. She offered hot matcha and snacks and gave us a plethora of tips/advice on our Kyoto itinerary. The ryokan itself was very warm and cozy and beautifully decorated. There were four rooms in the main guesthouse with two bathrooms on the second floor and a shower room on the first. She gave us each a towel and slippers to use around the ryokan, and had a toothbrush and mouthwash for use in the sink area. The shower room had bath soap and shampoo and heater, too. The tatamis/futons were great and the blanket was soooo lovely. It was clean, well-managed and the perfect place of rest during two rainy, cold December days. Even though the floors were rickety with each step, it was a great honor to experience. I would highly recommend this casual, cozy ryokan for its significant value of ambience and experience.
    Reviewed December 18, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Leanne from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
    Wonderful genuine ryokan experience ”
    Totally enjoyed our stay. This is a great traditional area. And a wonderful traditional home. Many places put up photos of rooms that look traditional, but they are not. The guest houses in this area all appear to be genuine traditional homes.. Our hostess was absolutely wonderful. Had a surprise punnet of strawberries for us when we got home after a long first day out. What a treat. There is coffee /tea facilities just outside the room. The futon beds were wonderful and the fluffy comforters ever so warm. The facilties are shared, but are very clean and well maintained. No issues at all there. The location is fantastic. We were located smack in the middle of the geisha district. We saw maiko (geishas in training) going to their lessons, as well as geikos in the evenings. 5 in total during our 2 night 3 day stay. Highly recommended for those looking for a true ryokan experience. (not the snazzy posh ones) Do note that there are stairs, so for those unable to manage flights of stairs, this accommodation may not be suitable.
    Reviewed April 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katherine from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2018
    HIghlight of our trip”
    I have been thinking about whether to tout the kind hostess Mrs. Yamike...other people may be disappointed not to get so much one on one time, help, advice, and strawberries from this delightful lady. It made us feel like we were with a host family but with full privacy. The room is spotless, the bathroom (separate from the shower room) is shared but spotless. The heater was great and the decorations brought you back to a time.... It was a wonderful experience. Please stay here!
    Reviewed March 16, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Maria from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Triple
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
    Excellent little tatami room guesthouse in the heart of Kyoto”
    There are only 4 rooms, so availability is hard to come by. That's the only down side. Everything else is EXCELLENT. The host speaks very good English, the tatami rooms are very authentic, everything is in good repair, there are two bathrooms for the four rooms. I couldn't be happier having stayed there.
    Reviewed November 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kirk from Philippines
    Couple
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Exceptional”
    Highly recommended. We had a very pleasant stay. Tamie-san is so accommodating. Very near gion-shijo station and bus stop. Walking distance also to gion and iconic yasaka pagoda view.
    Reviewed January 30, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    nawee from Thailand
    Group
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
    Very Warm Welcome in KYOTO”
    I met a luxury hostel in kyoto. There are clean and convinion in this price. Your owner and her son was attentive our the best. I feel like stay at my family home. ps. love you and thanks for fruits and gifts that for come back.
    Reviewed November 26, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Thi from Vietnam
    Group
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
    Nice area to stay”
    Very nice area to stay. We stayed here for 3 nights and saw Maiko every time we went back or forth. A little bit longer walk to subway stations (bus station is nearer) but it's nice enough to walk :) The owner is so kind. She even prepared the 2,000Y notes when returning the key deposit for us - it is lucky money in Japan. The house is old, so please be careful when you walk around the house, if not your steps will cause some sounds. Among 3 rooms we stay, Sakura room seems to have the smallest space but the most quiet as no sound when people are walking by.
    Reviewed September 14, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gay from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2016
    Best place to stay in Kyoto”
    We really loved this place - it is authentic and a lovely place that is right at the heart of kyoto. The lady who owns the place is very polite, kind and cute. The shared bathroom was so clean and no one uses it, we felt like we had the entire place to ourselves for the 3 nights there and we spotted a few geishas. I highly recommend this place and i will stay in it the next time i am back.
    Reviewed April 30, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nikolai from Netherlands
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Triple
    Stayed 6 nights in April 2017
    A very pleasant stay on a strategic location”
    We travelled with a kid and stayed in Tanaka-ya Inn for six nights. We enjoyed the stay in the tatami bedroom. The room and shared bathrooms were very clean. Tami-san really helped to make us feel at home. There is a wide range of breakfast options close to the inn. Many of Kyoto's attractions are within walking distance. If you walk out of the door there is a big chance you'll walk into someones picture, because the inn is located in a very cosy and pittoresque alley.
    Reviewed April 16, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    William from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
    Review Tanaka-ya Inn”
    Located this place using the Agoda Direction App. Checked in after 4pm. Every went smooth. No hassle. Location is perfect for visits around Higashimaya and Gion. Short walk to city centre. Highly recommended. Madam Tanaka , the owner, friendly and courteous.
    Reviewed July 25, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Stanislav from Czech Republic
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
    Absolutely satisfied”
    Staying in this small facitility located in heart of historic part of Kyoto was great. We were provided with unforgetable hospitality and we could experience Japan as it was long time ago on traditional tatami and with related furniture. I can warmly recommend to everybody who wants to experience traditional Japan. I was just little bit dissappointed to pay additional 1000yen for our child (17 months) per night. I haven´t experienced anything like this in other countries.
    Reviewed July 08, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kieu from Vietnam
    Group
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2016
    Excellent location”
    This ryokan is in Gion right at the street where the geiko and maiko would appear around late afternoon (and indeed we did see 3 of them right after checking in!). The room and common area were all nice and clean too. The owner was so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place for an affordable stay in Gion.
    Reviewed February 13, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Ajit from India
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
    Value for Money”
    Excellent location; Good for family stay, Value for money
    We had booked two rooms and due to off-season, we did not have any other guests during our stay. This guest house has no attached toilet/bath-room. We were put up at Annex building which is about two blocks away. All rooms are clean and a/c works just fine.
    Reviewed January 02, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Anthony from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014
    My new Kyoto secret ”
    Location Staff
    Tucked away in Gion, this Ryokan in a hidden but very accessible gem. Tamie-San is a great host, very friendly and accommodating. Spotlessly clean room with all the amenities one needs. The ryokan is located near many geisha houses and you'll be sure to see Maiko and Geisha scurrying around the nearby streets.
    Reviewed December 04, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Natalie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Triple
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2014
    Wonderful experience of Kyoto”
    Comfortable large room, excellent welcome, close to everything!
    A great place to stay in the old town in Kyoto. Owner was lovely and only 4 rooms, so she gets to know you and gives great advice. Would stay here again if I was to return. Will be recommending to friends.
    Reviewed April 19, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Benedek from Hungary
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2012
    Perfect location in Gion&Great Japanese atmosphere”
    Great location / Friendly flexible service / Japanese style living
    I actually ended up cancelling my Nara hotel because of this, decided to just stay here and soak in a day more of this atmosphere. A perfect place to stay, just 20 meters away from the main Maiko / Geiko street where you can spot them walking around doing their errands during the day.
    Reviewed September 21, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Eileen from United States
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style Non-Smoking Triple
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
    Very good”
    One thing to be aware of, when you leave every day you need to turn off the air conditioning to your room. This means it gets very hot in the room and takes an hour or so to cool down if the weather is very hot. Otherwise the lady who runs the place is very nice. We had free water bottles each day and a fruit bowl when we got back our first day.
    Reviewed July 22, 2018
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