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Guest house RAKUZA
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Guest house RAKUZA

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8.4

Excellent

147 reviews

147 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 40 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Higashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Kokorohanashizuku

50 m

Menya Kokoro

60 m

Maika Shop

120 m

Koun-an Temple

160 m

Kyoto Ebisu Shrine

170 m

Popular landmarks
Gion

600 m

Nishiki Market Shopping District

890 m

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1.4 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.4 km

Kyoto Station Building

2.1 km

Closest landmarks
Monthly Contract Car Park

190 m

Service Parking

250 m

Marishisonten-do

260 m

Minami-za Theatres

270 m

Maiko Antiques

270 m

Guest house RAKUZA

2-255 Miyagawasuji, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0801 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Gion part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

Highlights

Located in heart of Kyoto

290 meters to public transportation

630 meters to Gion

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kyoto are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.5 Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.7 km

Rooms available at Guest house RAKUZA

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.9

Western Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Japanese double room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Single Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese-Style Standard Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Japanese Double Room
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    Triple Room (No Window)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Guest house RAKUZA?

      Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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 Guest house RAKUZA?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Guest house RAKUZA has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

      What is the smoking policy at Guest house RAKUZA?

      Guest house RAKUZA does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest house RAKUZA?

      Gion Shijo Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 270 m away from Guest house RAKUZA.

      What restaurants are nearby Guest house RAKUZA?

      Guest house RAKUZA is located in Gion, famous for good restaurants such as Yamamotomenzo, Junsei and Grill Kodakara.

      What popular shopping places are close to Guest house RAKUZA?

      Guest house RAKUZA is located in Gion area which features shopping places such as Higashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Kokorohanashizuku, Maica and Maiko Antiques.

      What are popular attractions near Guest house RAKUZA?

      Guest house RAKUZA is located in Gion area, which is famous for attractions such as Gion, Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Heian Shrine.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Guest house RAKUZA?

      Guest house RAKUZA is located in the Gion area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Konchi-in.

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      What people love about Guest house RAKUZA

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "A beautiful traditional Japanese style town house."

        Siu

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        March 27, 2019

      Property ranking|Compared to 2,503 Kyoto properties
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      Location score
      9.1/10
      Room comfort score
      7.9/10
      Value for money score
      8.6/10
      Service score
      8.8/10
      Better than
      94
      %
      of Kyoto properties
      Better than
      91
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      Better than
      87
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      85
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      Overall rating:

      8.4

      Excellent
      147 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.5
      Facilities
      7.9
      Location
      9.1
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      More about Guest house RAKUZA

      More about Guest house RAKUZA

      Guest house RAKUZA

      Guest house RAKUZA is the perfect place to experience Kyoto and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all the landmarks this lively city has to offer.
      Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Guest house RAKUZA. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
      The hotel's ticket service can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Guest house RAKUZA. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
      Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Guest house RAKUZA. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


      Around the property

      Venture outside the hotel and explore Kyoto. You're sure to want to visit Gion located 600 m away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Kyoto.


      Reasons to stay here

      Spend less here on rooms than you would at 88% of other accommodations in the city.
      Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 93% of the city's other options.
      This accommodation beats more than 90% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Very good
      Facilities

      7.9

      Languages spoken
      • Japanese
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Garden
      • Ticket services
      Services and conveniences
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoking area
      For the kids
      • Family room
      Access
      • Pets allowed
      Getting around
      • Car park [charges apply]
      • Car park [nearby]
      Available in all rooms
      • Air conditioning
      • Free bottled water
      • Non-smoking
      • Wi-Fi [free]

      Location

      2-255 Miyagawasuji, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0801
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.1

      Airports
      • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
        38.7 km 50 min drive
      • Kobe Airport (UKB)
        64.0 km
      Public transportation
      • Gion Shijo Subway Station
        280 m 4 min walk
      • Kawaramachi Subway Station
        340 m
      Hospital or clinic
      • TSURUHA DRUG
        570 m
      Shopping
      • Kyoto Station Building
        2.1 km
      Convenience store
      • Family Mart
        410 m
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM
        310 m 4 min walk

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Gion
        600 m
      • Nishiki Market Shopping District
        890 m
      • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
        1.4 km
      • Sanjusangendo Temple
        1.4 km
      • Kyoto Station Building
        2.1 km
      • Nijō Castle
        2.3 km
      • Ginkakuji Temple
        3.8 km
      • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
        3.8 km
      • Kinkakuji Temple
        5.7 km
      • Arashiyama Monkey Park
        9.0 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • Higashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Kokorohanashizuku
        50 m
      • Menya Kokoro
        60 m
      • Maika Shop
        120 m
      • Koun-an Temple
        160 m
      • Kyoto Ebisu Shrine
        170 m
      • Monthly Contract Car Park
        190 m
      • Kawaramachidori
        210 m
      • Kennin-ji Temple
        230 m
      • Maica
        240 m
      • Shoden Eigen-in
        240 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Others
      • Please be informed that the Dormitory Room is available for the age of over 10 years old only.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from16:00
      • Check-in until20:50
      • Check-out until11:00
      • Reception open until21:00
      Getting around
      • Distance from city center0.5 Km
      Extras
      • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
      The property
      • Number of floors3
      • Number of rooms 7
      • Room voltage100
      • Year property opened1912
      • Most recent renovation2009

      Reviews of Guest house RAKUZA from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.4
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.5
      Facilities7.9
      Location9.1
      Room comfort and quality7.9
      Service8.8
      Value for money8.6
      High score for Kyoto
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (31)
      8-9 Excellent (25)
      7-8 Very Good (24)
      6-7 Good (10)
      <6 Below Expectation (11)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (7)
      Jun - Aug (28)
      Sep - Nov (18)
      Dec - Feb (48)
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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Merry from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 10 nights in January 2014

      Beautiful friendly traditional guesthouse”

      Culturally appealing, close to everything, comfy

      Rakuza is situated in the centre of the Geisha district, Gion, which also holds many festivals and is home to many great souvenir shops and shrines. Staff were good at English and very helpful - they will have a map for you to see what shops are around. I was here in winter and the heaters were great even though I have chronic bronchitis I wasn't even cold at all when I slept. Highly recommended.

      Reviewed January 15, 2014

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Malgorzata from Poland
      Group
      Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      very special place”

      the building, location, climate

      The house itself its amazing - small, cute and really old. Nicely restored, located in the coolest part of Kyoto (Gion), but also walking distance from the station. The only minus was the traffic outside our window (the other side of the house faces a quiet little street).

      Reviewed September 02, 2014

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      RETNO from Indonesia
      Group
      Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Unforgettable experience”

      Memorable experience at the "doraemon house" alike, a very authentic Japanese house. Experienced sleep in tatami style, never imagine it would be that comfortable with the fluffy futon bed. Even we have to stay quite in here, because all of the house interior made of wood, but we do enjoy everything. The facilities even very complete, plug cable extention, hair dryer, flatening hair iron, microwave, free flow tea/coffee. Appreciate for the hospitality of their staffs, Yuki-san and Minami-san. They are very helpful!

      Reviewed April 21, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Elizabeth from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

      Great hospitality”

      Stayed here for 2 nights and i found the staffs very helpful. They even provided medications for those feeling unwell during their stay (note that medicines in Japan are very pricey). Location wise was just about 5-10 minutes walk to Gion.

      Reviewed January 12, 2017

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      damin from South Korea
      Group
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      best place ever”

      can feel old japan. comfort bed, pillows and blanket. very romantic. convenient store is located near the guest house.

      Reviewed December 09, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Siu from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Japanese double room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Friendly staff”

      You'll expect something between hostel style self-service but they do provide a room with good privacy, if you choose the non-shared room. A beautiful traditional Japanese style town house. Recommended.

      Reviewed March 27, 2019

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      7.7
      Very good
      SASIYADA from Thailand
      Couple
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2012

      Lovely and in the center of everything”

      Location and room

      Very nice tho heater is kinda old. Love the room and atmosphere. Near gion and many great places in kyoto. Better buy daily pass bus to travel around.

      Reviewed November 18, 2012

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      6.0
      Laura from Italy
      Couple
      Western Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2013

      Atmospheric place, but not so comfortable”

      Free use of pc, authentic surrounding, ok mattress

      This is a really atmospheric place to be. The common spaces are in an authentic teahouse, full of charm. The downside is that the double room was incredibly small (just the space for a small double bed), everything is narrow and cramped, even the stairs. Obviously it was not conceived as a hotel, with people coming and going and dragging luggage around. The only window of the room was on a corridor, where guests walk to their rooms, and from which we could hear everything. We had to make up the bed ourselves, and to undo at the end. There was no available toilet on the floor, and only one shower for all the rooms. Another negative point is that we also had a lot of troubles finding the place, even with the address in hand, because the only sign to the guest house is a curtain which is withdrawn at night. All in all we enjoyed to be inside a teahouse fro one night, but in terms of practicality it is not such a good place, also far from the bus stop (have to cross the bridge).

      Reviewed August 26, 2013

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Yiu
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

      recommended”

      Staffs are nice and helpful. The house is like a family

      Reviewed January 21, 2017

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      7.0
      Very good
      Joshua from United States
      Couple
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2015

      Fantastically located little old guest house”

      Location, staff, location

      Great stay in a nice little place right next to the Gion shopping area and the river with all the restaurants/drinking locations.

      Reviewed March 17, 2015

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Xuying
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Nostalgic and comfortable stay”

      The traditional Japanese style rooms reminds me of my old hometown. Even so, the facilities were modern, which was quite convenient, except that there may be some queues for during peak hours. (adjust your timing!) Overall, it was a stay worth a night or two for the experience!

      Reviewed July 15, 2018

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      8.4
      Excellent
      PHANG from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      My family is happy with this stay.”

      Close to city. Clean and quiet surroundings. But the wooden floor is noisy at night. Room ceiling is too low for my height 1.80m, my head knocked on the ceiling bar 3 times, very painful.

      Reviewed December 16, 2018

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      7.2
      Very good
      Geeng
      Group
      Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

      Hotel Recommendation”

      It is a good hotel option for those want to try traditional Japanese household style. It is very near to subway station and make it reachable in only few minutes of walk from subway station. The only unsatisfying is the room insulation is a bit poor.

      Reviewed June 24, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anonymous
      Solo traveler
      Single Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      a nice hotel”

      the nice place and nice price

      Reviewed February 22, 2019

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      7.2
      Very good
      Chun-Hao from Taiwan
      Group
      Twin Room
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

      Good choice for staying close to the city center”

      The location of the guesthouse is quite near to the shopping area and some of the tourist hotspots. The staffs are really nice and friendly. The building, however, is quite old so there will be creaking sounds when walking in the building. But the traditional japanese room left me a good impression during my stay.

      Reviewed December 21, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Sarisa
      Couple
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      The best ryokan ”

      The room is big enough for 2 ppl. But in the sheet of futon I found hair and Holy thread.

      Reviewed February 19, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      YUAN from China
      Solo traveler
      Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2013

      perfect stay”

      service, friends, local

      This is a really local hostel. historical, with strong background of Japanese culture. Great experience

      Reviewed June 03, 2014

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Choon from Singapore
      Family with teens
      Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2013

      Very good and cozy”

      Staff, room, budget

      It was great, staff was very friendly which made our stay enjoyable. Convinient.

      Reviewed June 19, 2013

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Yen from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Single Japanese-Style Futon in Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Very nice!!”

      It's been a great stay and would recommend to anyone new to the city or repeat visitors looking for a convenient location.

      Reviewed April 19, 2018

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Derek from Australia
      Couple
      Japanese double room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Lovely Ryokan near historic centre.”

      Very friendly staff, excellent breakfasts. A nice location near the old town, was happy to have stayed here.

      Reviewed February 01, 2017

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