Reasonably Priced Accommodation in Kyōto - The 6 Best Guesthouses

Reasonably Priced Accommodation in Kyōto - The 6 Best Guesthouses

If you want to save money on accommodation, staying at a guesthouse is the best choice. This articles features six recommended guesthouses in Kyōto, located at convenient distance from the city center.

Accommodation is one of the biggest expenses of travelers. We highly recommend you to try guesthouses if you want to reduce the cost for accommodation.

We will introduce six guesthouses in Kyōto, one of the most popular travel destinations among both Japanese and foreign travelers. You can get to enjoy the distinguished atmosphere of the old capital in all of these guesthouses.

We will take a closer look at them using Google street view.

1. Guest house Rakuza

Guest house Rakuza is a guesthouse located in the Gion area, which is the center of Kyōto. They renovated and redecorated a more than 100 years old building and transformed it into a guesthouse. Its appearance gives you a taste of Kyōto. You can get to stay here for 3,000 yen to 4,500 yen per night.

From here you can easily reach Kiyomizu-dera on foot. It is the best location for exploring around Kyōto.

2. Guest House TONBO

Guest House TONBO is located along Kamo river which makes it a wonderful place to enjoy the relaxing sound of the water stream. It is located on an alley only one minute away from Demachiyanagi Station on the Eizan Railways and Keihan Railways on foot.

Please place the mouse pointer on the entrance visible on google street view and click it. You can get inside the guesthouse and get to see how it looks like. The building which allows you to experience Japanese history and culture and the lounge with its traditional atmosphere will definitely get your attention.

The price is really reasonable - 2,500 to 3,500 yen per night. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi.

3. Guest House Hannari 

If you walk about 15 minutes from Nijō station, you will reach Guest House Hannari. "Hannari" means "Calm elegance though cheerful and bright".  The black and white interior design really matches its name. Lodging costs from 2,500 to 3,600 yen per night.

The most attractive point to staying here is the wide range of amenities, starting from bath towels, earplugs, as well as six kinds of drinks and slices of toast for breakfast for free. With the help of google street view you can see the lounge where guests can interact and relax. The calligraphy on a wall looks amazing, doesn't it?  

4. Small World Guest House

Small World Guest House is located on an alley in Murasakino area. An old house was renovated and transformed into this guesthouse. Only dorm rooms are available, at the price of only 2,000 yen per night. There are 9 sentō (Japanese communal bath houses) nearby.

This building will wrap you in the warmth of wood, healing the your tiredness. The interior is built with less wall partitions and more shared spaces, in order to offer guests the opportunity to talk to each other more.

5. Kyō Machiya Guest House - Makuya

Kyō Machiya Guest House Makuya is located 10 minutes away from Nijō station on foot. It was opened on January 1st, 2011, after the renovation of the old house was completed. It costs from 3,000 to 4,000 yen per night.

You can get to see the second floor by going up stairs on google street view. Please explore every corner of this guesthouse!

6. Guest House tarocafe inn

Guest House tarocafe inn is located 3 minutes away from Kyōto Station on foot. Only shared doom rooms are available, at the price of 3,000 yen per night.

A shared room with a retro atmosphere is provided at the right of the entrance. You will have a great time reading the comic books offered there.

In Conclusion

How do you like them? Staying at hotels or ryokan (Japanese style inns) makes your trip comfortable. But by staying at guesthouses you will have more opportunities to meet other travelers and share experiences while interacting in the kitchen, rooms and the lounge. You will surely have a unique and unforgettable trip. Please give it a try by using the information we introduced in this article.     

Information

Guest house Rakuza
Address: Kyōto, Higashiyama-ku Miyagawasuji 2-255
Hours: Check-in 16:00 - 21:00, Check-out 11:00
Closed: Open All year around
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards: VISA Master (Only more than 10,000 yen)
Languages: Japanese and English
Menu in other languages: English
Most accessible station: Gion-Shijō Station (祇園四条駅) of the Keihan Main Line
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit 1 of Gion-Shijō Station
Price Range: 3,000 - 9,400 yen
Religion: -
Phone number: +81-75-561-2242
Official Website: Guest house Rakuza

Guest House TONBO
Address:  Kyōto, Sakyō-ku, Tanaka Kamiyanagichō 14
Hours: Check-in 15:00 - 21:00, Check-out 11:00
Closed: Open all year around
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards: JCB, MasterCard, AMEX, DC, Diners, UFJ
Languages: Japanese and English
Menu in other languages: English
Most accessible station: Demachiyanagi Station (出町柳駅) of Keihan Railway
Access: 1 minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station
Price Range: 2,500 - 3,500 yen
Religion: -
Phone number: +81-75-200-5725
Official Website: Guest House TONBO

Guest House Hannari
Address: Kyōto, Kamigyō-ku, Kushigechō 693
Hours: Check-in 15:00 - 22:00, Check-out 11:00
Closed: Open All year around
Wi-Fi: Unavailable
Credit cards: Cash Only
Languages: Japanese and English
Menu in other languages: Japanese
Most accessible station: JR Nijō Station (二条駅)
Access: 15-minutes walk from East exit of JR Nijō Station
Price Range: 2,500 - 3,600 yen
Religion: -
Phone number: +81-75-803-1300
Official Website: Guest House Hannari

Small World Guest House
Address: Kyōto-shi Kita-ku Murasakino Shimotoridachō 25-10
Hours: Check-in 15:00 - 22:00, Check-out 10:00
Closed: Open all year around
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards: Cash only
Languages: Japanese and English
Menu in other languages: English and French
Most accessible station: Kitaōji Station (北大路駅) of Subway Karasuma Line
Access: 8-minutes walk from Kitaōji Station
Price Range: 2,000 yen
Religion: -
Phone number: +81-75-491-3868
Official Website: Small World Guest House (Japanese)

Kyō Machiya Guest House Makuya
Address: Kyōto, Kamigyō-ku, Inabachō 442-5
Hours: Check-in 15:00 - 21:00, Check-out 7:00 - 11:00
Closed: Open all year around
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards: Cash Only
Languages: Japanese and English
Menu in other languages: English
Most accessible station: JR Nijō Station (二条駅)
Access: 10-minutes walk from JR Nijō Station
Price Range: 2,625 - 8,400 yen
Religion: -
Phone number: +81-75-201-4980
Official Website: Kyō Machiya Guest House Makuya (Japanese)

Guest House tarocafe inn
Address: Kyōto, Shimogyō-ku Maoya-chō 220-2-3
Hours: Check-in 15:00 - 22:00, Check-out 11:00
Closed: Open All year around
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards: VISA,JCB,AMEX,Diner's,UC,DC,UFJ Card,Master Card
Languages: Japanese
Menu in other languages: Japanese
Most accessible station: Kyōto Station
Access: 3-minutes walk from Kyōto Station
Price Range: 3,000 yen
Religion: -
Phone number: +81-75-201-3945
Official Website: Guest House tarocafe inn

Author & Translator

ストリートビューブログ(http://l-s.co.jp/indoorview/blog/)を運営。 『世界に日本を伝えよう!』をテーマに、Googleストリートビューを通して 世界中の見たことがないような素敵な場所を紹介しています。

Translated by Allie

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