Looking for a very interesting place to rest in Kyoto? The Khasosan Kyōto Theatre may be the perfect place for you!
Written by Keishi Kawakami
An important part of traveling is deciding where to stay, and here at MATCHA, we know what form and function are just as important as price. We have previously introduced the Khaosan Kyōto Guesthouse, but today we would like to take a look at another of their facilities, the Khaosan Kyoto Theatre Guesthouse.
Khaosan Kyōto Theatre Guesthouse is not really a theatre, but the name has its own unique meaning here.
This hostel is built as a stage for all kinds of people to come and go. Everyone in this hostel, including the staff and lodgers, are kind of performers.
Let's start from the entrance.
The first thing catches your eyes is a big board filled with information on popular destinations and restaurants nearby. This information is definitely for those who want to explore interesting places that cannot be found on the guidebooks and food which can only be found in Kyōto.
Next thing you will see is a mark on the wall. This mark is made out of consideration for Muslim. Japanese foods that are forbidden to Muslims are listed, showing compassion and friendliness to people with different cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs.
On to the rooms!
First let's start from the mixed dormitory. They will remind you of a capsule hotel; here green has been chosen as the color of curtains.
The space within the rooms is white-based; simple and clean. A hanger and a desk for small articles are equipped as well as a electric plug.
Next are the female dormitory with pink curtains.
White-based rooms with a hanger and electric socket are provided.
Besides these two colors, there are also blue and orange rooms. The different colors offer you different atmospheres, so you may want to experience a different room each time!
Then here it comes: the best part of Khaosan Kyōto Theatre.
Totally changed from the normal design, the room is decorated with kimono cloth folded back together like a cocoon.
And when you open it...
Everything is in kimono!
This is probably the first "kimino bed" in the world! This is so special that you can't find it anywhere else, which means reservations for this space go quickly!
If you stay in Khaosan Kyōto Theatre, you really have to try this one!
There are a shower room and a toilet in every single room, and each is extraordinarily clean. Even if you feel a bit odd about sharing facilities, having the option not to brings a great sense of relief.
This is the public space.
It has a clean and large kitchen with a massive refrigerator.
At the back of kitchen, there is a big board for those who are staying here to write down their next stop or places that have given them good memories.
What you can find under the board are some Japanese style decoration - "Masu", an instrument used for measuring sake and rice.
Here is the library space. A wide range of genres have been gathered here, including comics and travel guides.
Then the rooftop terrace where you can sit, enjoy some Japanese sake and think about your journey so far.
The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about Kyōto. You are sure to fall in love with Kyōto when you stay here! If you are undecided about your accommodations in Kyōto, by all means please check out Khaosan Kyōto Theatre!
Khaosan Kyōto Theatre
Address: 346 Iseyacho, Rokkaku-sagaru Gokomachi-dori,Nakagyo, Kyōto
Check in: 15:00-21:00
Check out：till 11:00
Other Languages: English, Chinese, Korean
Nearest Station: Kawaramachi Station (河原町) Hankyu Kyōto line
Access: 5 minute walk from exit 10 of Kawaramachi Station
Price: from 2800-3400 yen
Phone Number: 075-746-4554
Website:Khaosan Kyōto Theatre