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605-0063 Kyoto, Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku Matsubara-cho 272, Japan – Show map
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Guesthouse Setsugekka's staff speaks: Japanese, English
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Bikes Available (free)
No parking available.
Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
ファミリーマート (0.1 miles) フレスコ (0.1 miles) ローソン (0.1 miles)
錦市場 (0.5 miles)
いもぼう平野家本家 (0.2 miles) 八代目儀兵衛 (0.2 miles) 高台寺和久傳 (0.3 miles)
i＆i (0.1 miles) デゴイチ (0.2 miles) 維座家 (0.1 miles)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 6 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 30 reviews
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May 2, 2015
Location, Authenticity, Amenities, and the owners.
January 21, 2015
Located close to a temple...authentic Japanese guesthouse, worth the effort to find it!
December 26, 2014
Very very cold since there's no real wall. Air condition could not warm two rooms. The only window faces to the tiny street which I never opened.
Excellent location in Gion district. Owner is nice to solve the coldness problem and we got something back since they can not help much. Tiny bicycle could work good in near area.
November 3, 2014
Kitchen needs to be smartened up Hard old plastic slippers on concrete slab kitchen floor Tiniest bath Woeful old sheets Inadequate teapot - Kyoto you're going to drink tea!! Please, a strainer Unworkable lock No telephone contact when things went wrong with door (next door found a phone no)
Bikes Comfortable bed Japanese Meiji era design Location Atmosphere
October 27, 2014
Quiet noisy from nearby road traffic at night.
Well equipped kitchen, large fridge, bathroom and toilet separate, but all under cover; great to be able to wash and dry clothes. It was so close to many shrines, restaurants, etc. We used the bikes to ride to many attractions, which was a wonderful experience as there are many quieter streets and tracks by the river and canal."En" tea ceremonies right next door worth a visit.
October 18, 2014
The location next to the big park, and so we could walk and bike to the main sights. We really liked the traditional style of the guesthouse with modern facilities.
October 6, 2014
the lock isn't that great. we were also unable to contact the owner on the day to find out if we could store our luggage ahead of checking in. ended up using coin lockers at Kyoto station as we were quite early to arrive.
good location and chance to experience staying in old Japanese style house. Good self catering facilities and organised emails from owner prior to our stay.
June 4, 2014
While the staff was helpful and provided maps and clear instructions for taxi or buses. I had a bad experience with a taxi driver who was not willing to take us right to the guesthouse and instead dropped us by the road side. Since we were a family of 5 he didn't allow us all into his cab and we had to split. Unfortunately for me I was left by the road side with my kids and luggage. While the taxi my husband and older son were in took them directly to the guesthouse and was helpful to 'rescue' us. Lessons learned, don't assume taxi drivers can speak English (most Japanese know very little English, which is a real surprise to me!). Print the map clearly and show the taxi before you get it. If he is unsure, DON'T take the taxi
Loved the place! Very nice experience indeed in a traditional japanese house and setting. Amenities and facilities excellent. Location is great. Child friendly especially since it is close to the temple and gardens and children can cycle and play in the gardens. Food is easy to find as well since it is just 5 mins walk to the Gion district with many shops for food and shopping.
May 8, 2014
Although the bathroom was very clean, the rest of the house was very dusty and left the impression of needing a good thorough clean.
I loved the old world feel to this house and its location was excellent!
April 27, 2014
Door Lock :)
Location, Traditional environment, and everything
April 26, 2014
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a couple of nights, and it was just fantastic. We had been to Kyoto many times before staying in all sorts of backpackers - of which are great as well - but this was so refreshing to have a little machiya house all to ourselves. It is in a fantastic location being only a stones throw from Maruyama Park, Gion district (Ginkaku-ji, Kiyomizudera, Higashiyama etc) and the centre of town. Given its size, it is perfect for both couples, a group of backpackers or families. We will definitely stay here again, highly recommended.
April 1, 2014
The staff who is in charge of this Villa is kind and helpful; The Villa is not hard to find but need some instruction;The rest room and bathroom is clean and cute; The AC/heater in the Villa is easy to use and WIFI is fast...in one word the Setsugekka Villa is a amazing place!
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