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7.9
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Very good location - 140 meters from city center
  • Sanjusangendo Hall2.38 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine2.64 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple3.71 km
  • Nijo Castle4 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace5.28 km
  • Eikando Zenrinji Temple5.85 km
  • Ryoanji Temple6.82 km
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple7.05 km
  • Kinkaku Temple7.06 km
  • Arashiyama Mountain7.7 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    The Pagoda Experience

    111-4 Nishikujo Hieijocho, Minami Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 6018437 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 41 times

    "The Pagoda Experience was an apartment located along the road directly opposite Toji Temple (takes up to 10mins walk from Toji station and a 15mins wa..."
    Jerald - March 30, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.1 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.3 facilities on premise
    • 390 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Luggage storage

    • Linens

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Kyoto in the last 24 hoursCompared to 6,087 Kyoto properties at Agoda for various dates
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    8.9/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.1/10
    Value for money score
    8.6/10
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    Value for money8.6
    Location rating7.9
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport34.9 km

    Rooms available at The Pagoda Experience

    Standard (Japanese Style)
    Standard (Japanese Style)
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed and 1 futon
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    Standard (2 Beds)
    Standard (2 Beds)
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 semi double beds
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    Tatami Triple Room
    Tatami Triple Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 3 futons
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    Deluxe (Japanese Style)
    Deluxe (Japanese Style)
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 3 futons
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    Standard Japanese Room
    Standard Japanese Room
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Non-smoking
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    Standard Japanese Style
    Standard Japanese Style
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Non-smoking
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    Standard Japanese Style Room for 3 People
    Standard Japanese Style Room for 3 People
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Non-smoking
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    Standard Japanese Style Room with Bed
    Standard Japanese Style Room with Bed
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    • Non-smoking
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Non-smoking
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    Standard Japanese Style Room A
    Standard Japanese Style Room A
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    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about The Pagoda Experience

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Location

      "There are many good and nice and affortable restarurants nearby."

      WINSSEY

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      January 25, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "The room was a good size, large bathroom and good amenities."

      Julie

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      October 20, 2017

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "There are convenient stores and supermarkets near the hotel."

      Voradon

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      April 22, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Bathroom is good size and a washing machine (detergent is pr..."

    Bee C.

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    September 28, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Mini kitchen has fridge, kettle, microwave and induction coo..."

    Bee C.

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    September 28, 2017

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    Food and dining

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    Japanese cuisine
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    Uoman
    470 m Japanese
    Himawari
    480 m Japanese
    Yakiniku Hayashi, Toji
    500 m Japanese
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Pusan
    1.1 km American, Asian, Korean
    Ramen Dai Kyoto-Fukakusa
    2.7 km American, Asian, Sushi
    Wine Dining Umi Usagi
    3.1 km American, Italian, Japanese
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Manten Kyodai
    590 m Asian
    Chegoya Aeon Mall Kyoto
    670 m Asian, Korean, Sushi
    Kyotoramenkenkyusho
    700 m Asian, Sushi

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    Reviews of The Pagoda Experience from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.5
    Excellent
    From 212 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.5
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    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.3
    Location7.9
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.6
    High score for Kyoto
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    9+ Exceptional (38)
    8-9 Excellent (18)
    7-8 Very Good (13)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (7)
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    Mar - May (15)
    Jun - Aug (18)
    Sep - Nov (25)
    Dec - Feb (25)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amelinda
    Family with young children
    Standard (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Awesomee”

    It was great staying in here. The staff were really nice and fun to talk into, he helped us a lot when we were here and he was ready to help if there are something wrong with the facilities. The place is really great with kitchen and all it was easier if you have low budget. It is also really close to bus stop so you can easily go to any area, there are market that is really close too though station was a little bit far but still really near. Overall it was really great staying in here!

    Reviewed January 22, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Siew from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Tatami Triple Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    nice tatami room ”

    no lift , when check in , staff will help to carry the luggage, but check out , u need to carry ourself as we stay at 2nd floor . parents with old age not suitable to climb up 2nd floor and tatami sleep.

    Reviewed June 18, 2018

    Thank you very much for staying with Pagoda experience. We are very sorry for your inconvenience and will try to improve your next stay

    Responded July 10, 2018
    The Pagoda Experience
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Siew from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Standard (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Nice room n very friendly staff”

    No lift, not suitable for my parents who leg pain to climb up to 2nd floor. Tatami room was nice, clean. Just aircond like switch off or restart outomaticly at midnight of all our rooms (7 rooms we stay for 3days 2 nights).

    Reviewed June 18, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jerald from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Proximity from station was too far, apartment had limited space”

    The Pagoda Experience was an apartment located along the road directly opposite Toji Temple (takes up to 10mins walk from Toji station and a 15mins walk from Kujo subway station) . When we checked-in, the receptionist was ultra nice and welcoming even though we came at around 930pm. Our room was located on the third floor so we had to lug our luggage up in a narrow stairway that looked like an emergency staircase. Our room was quite cramped for three people to stay as only two futons could fit onto the elevated platform so my other friend had to sleep in a narrow space in between the platform and the wall (The other space being used to put our luggages). The amenties were sufficient as they had a microwave, fridge, kettle, induction cooker and even a washing machine with detergent provided. Overall, the three nights there was quite enjoyable albeit it could be improved about the design so that it could be more suited for three to stay in one room.

    Reviewed March 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Serena from Singapore
    Group
    Standard (2 Beds)
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2018

    Exceptional”

    the room is clean, comes with kitchenware, washing machine, iron etc. It is value for money, highly recommended especially for traveler who needs to cook, it has 2 supermarket nearby if need to shop for groceries

    Reviewed March 05, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    WINSSEY from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Tatami Triple Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

    Excellent”

    Very new hotel. Clean and compact, it's like a home. The heating in the room is comfortable. There are many good and nice and affortable restarurants nearby. 7-11, family mart, Lawson and Fresso are nearby. We hired a taxi for 5 of us and 3 pcs big luggage from Kyoto station to the hotel cost us 1000yen. The front desk officer is very friendly and helpful to guide us to nearby train station and recommend restaurant to us. Overall, very satisfy with the staff service, cleanliness and facilities in the room.

    Reviewed January 25, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    James from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    What a surprise ”

    Arriving in the area of the hotel you could be forgiven in thinking ‘it’s a bit old around here’ but when arriving what a pleasure immaculate if small great welcome and lovely room with all that you could ask for and the thrill of sleeping on a raised tatami bed floor with futon pads just like country japan. Opposite the hotel is a temple just along the road an amazing pagoda, short step right out of the door a great local restaurant and left then first right and on next corner an amazing nothing fancy locals restaurant small choice but amazing food and great prices. A great selection all round

    Reviewed December 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lee from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Standard (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Good very nice n clean new apartment, very satisfy, this apartment is very clean and very new !!!”

    Is near to Toji Station n near to toji temple, very good

    Reviewed April 06, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Victoria from Philippines
    Group
    Tatami Triple Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Exceptional”

    Pros- the toji temple is just around the corner. No admission fee so you can go early before the other tourists arrive. The temple is approx 3minutes walk... toji station is also very close by. They also provide towels. I think the best part was they already laid out the futon for you. So after a long day of travel, you need not have to make your own bed. Cons- no elevator

    Reviewed November 17, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Julie from Australia
    Couple
    Tatami Triple Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Great room, good location ”

    I wish we’d stayed here longer! Although I like futons it was nice to sleep in a regular bed after a week on the floor. The room was a good size, large bathroom and good amenities. The bus stop was close by and it was only about 15 minutes walk to Kyoto station if you prefer the exercise! Staff were nice and it was a quiet building.

    Reviewed October 20, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review. I hope you enjoyed your stay and I would love to welcome you back next time.

    Responded October 22, 2017
    The Pagoda Experience
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bee from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Tatami Triple Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

    Value for money accomodation”

    Location is good with bus stop within 5 min walk. Right next to Toji pagoda so very easy to locate on map. We took a taxi from kyoto station, cost us 1000yen. A supermaket and minimart is within walking distance. Room is clean and sparkling. Building is new as this hotel is open this year. bathroom is good size and a washing machine (detergent is provided). Small balcony to hang washed clothes. Mini kitchen has fridge, kettle, microwave and induction cooker. Good for my family as I need to warm milk for kids. No TV, but basically we don't need it after a whole day of sightseeing. Disadvanage: no space for a table to put small items like bag/watch etc. There is a small foldable table provided but we cant use it as we need the space for futon and luggage (we have only 1 large luggage) No elevator (3 level hotel) Staff let us leave our stroller at the ground floor. Overall, a good value hotel. Good choice to stay in kyoto

    Reviewed September 28, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review. I hope you enjoyed your stay and I would love to welcome you back next time.

    Responded October 22, 2017
    The Pagoda Experience
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Eunice from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

    Great room and facilities”

    Pros - The place was great, very nicely decorated - very clean and new. Facilities were very complete with washer/ kitchen facilities and room and toilet quite big compared to other places we stayed at. The staff are also very helpful and speak english. Toji station not too far and you can catch buses near Toji temple area. Kyoto station is around 20 minutes walk. Cons - The place was a bit difficult to find - took a cab and he had to use his gps. The sign is not obvious until you are right in front of the place. You can get a name card with address/ phone to make it easier. Perhaps a larger sign or one visible from down the road will be helpful. There is no lift. .

    Reviewed August 01, 2017

    Thank you very much. and I would love to welcome you back next time.

    Responded August 13, 2017
    The Pagoda Experience
    8.0
    Excellent
    SHI from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2017

    Staffs are friendly & helpful especial Kobel-san, provided us useful info voluntarily, thumbs up!!!”

    Improve the simple communication in English with the guests, so far Kobel-san is the only staff who speaks very fluent English. He is very helpful & friendly, shared with us even we never ask him for it, appreciate him a lot.

    Reviewed May 15, 2017

    Thank you very much. and I would love to welcome you back next time.

    Responded August 13, 2017
    The Pagoda Experience
    8.0
    Excellent
    Voradon from Thailand
    Family with teens
    Standard (2 Beds)
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Amazing hotel with all facilities that you may use”

    The Pagoda Experience is located near Toji Temple, not far from Kintetsu Toji Station. Although it takes only 5-10 minutes walk from the station, locating near Kintetsu is not much convenient for your trip in Kyoto with JR train because you always need to interchange at Kyoto Station and Kintetsu Kyoto Line is not covered by JR Pass. There are convenient stores and supermarkets near the hotel. The advantage of this hotel is the guest room. It's so amazing. There are all facilities in your room, for example, many plugs, utensils, cutlery, microwave, fridge, electric kettle, sink, washing machine and steamed iron. Therefore, it's very valuable for the pretty price. I love this hotel and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed April 22, 2017

    Thank you very much. and I would love to welcome you back next time.

    Responded August 13, 2017
    The Pagoda Experience
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Siew from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    nice hotel room with reasonable price , walking distance to Aeon , Temple , 24 hours convenice store”

    con - no lift , not suitable for older to stay at 2nd floor and tatami .

    Reviewed June 18, 2018

    Thank you very much for staying with Pagoda experience. And we are very sorry for your inconvenience and will try to improve your next stay. We hope to see you again in Kyoto soon. Have a wonderful day:)

    Responded July 10, 2018
    The Pagoda Experience
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joel from Qatar
    Solo traveler
    Standard (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

    Excellent ”

    If you are wondering where to feel a little more the Japanese style this is a great place on a perfect location.

    Reviewed September 24, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review. I hope you enjoyed your stay and I would love to welcome you back next time.

    Responded October 22, 2017
    The Pagoda Experience
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Muhammad from Indonesia
    Couple
    Deluxe (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    full facility and very clean”

    this apartment is not too far from train station. very close to bus stop to access the kyoto interesting places. it is very clean apartment and full of facility

    Reviewed April 14, 2017

    Thank you very much. and I would love to welcome you back next time.

    Responded August 13, 2017
    The Pagoda Experience
    7.2
    Very good
    David from United States
    Couple
    Standard (Japanese Style)
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Very good”

    I suspect I'm usually critical of all Hotel room lighting. This said, our room at the Pagoda Experience had the most God Awful blindingly intense overhead light we've ever experienced. I've found that the lack of a bedside reading lamp is not exclusive to this Hotel alone. Perhaps the Japanese do not read in bed? Perhaps all their reading is done on Kindel? Reguardless, as an Old School paper text reader in my future travels to Japan I'll note to pack my own reading lamp.

    Reviewed October 23, 2017
    6.0
    TEE from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Standard (2 Beds)
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Above average”

    The staff should be more efficient in English .. unable to provide correct infor. a disappointment of not having tv in room ..

    Reviewed December 03, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    Choo from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard (2 Beds)
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Clean & Nice”

    This minute book, still get not bad hotel. Clean , nice and comfortable room. At Kyoto station take bus to this hotel, then still need walk around 5-10 minute. Staff nice and can speak English.

    Reviewed November 02, 2017
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    • Very good location
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    • Toji Train Station is within 0.39 km