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606-0824 Kyoto, Kyoto, Sakyo-ku Shimogamo Higashihangi-cho 67 – Show map
|Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Japanese-Style Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Japanese-Style Twin Room|
|Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Japanese-Style Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
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Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs JPY 1000 per day.
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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- Cleanliness: the ryokan is well maintained on every aspect. The restrooms, bathrooms, and common area are spotless. No weird smell of futons (futons can smell moldy and strawy when not properly maintained/ cleaned) - Comfort: the futon mattress comes with a soft mat, linens and a duvet that together make everything feel cozy. It's rare to find great comfort with futon-bed rooms, but at Rakucho comfort is not compromised. - Price: needless to say, Rakucho provides the best price-quality ratio. Compared to other ryokans, Rakucho seems to be the most reasonable and accessible one by travelers (even those who are on a tight budget) - Service: friendly and helpful staff (fluent English). Room cleaning service is great.
- Location: the ryokan is accessible only by bus (15 mins of walk from the nearest subway station), which however doesn't seem much critical as there are 4 bus lines (last ride at 23:00) between the ryokan and Kyoto central station. However, there isn't one single convenience store nearby. There are small grocery shops and a bakery (with good breads!) nearby. There is one great ramen eatery (hidden in a small alley) just 5 mins of walk from the ryokan. - Noise: there could be a little noise (not much of concern because everyone is self-disciplined) given the wooden structure of the ryokan and its age. Bring a pair of ear plugs if you are very sensitive to noise during sleep.
The ryokan is a converted Japanese house. So felt very domestic and quiet, although there are signs warning of thin walls. It was nice to be on a quieter and safe neighborhood out of the hub bub of the touristy areas. The futon beds were more comfortable than others I've had in other ryokan. The garden and living room were a pleasant touch.
A few things I would have improved include better ventilation in the shower room and better directions on the website. The street name is not clear at the Kaoji St intersection. It might help to say the street is x blocks from the bridge or nearest the 206 bust stop 'name'
The manager made us feel very welcome and was ready to greet us at all times.
Great place to stay and very good value!
though far from kyoto statin but with convenient transportation to almost all important tourist attractions; friendly staff; comparative big room
shared bath/shower and toilet and not sound insulated so maybe disturbed other people by walking between room and toilet/shower
Friendly and helpful owner. Clean space, spacious room (Hana), free wifi in rooms and common areas, shower and restrooms outside. Microwave and fridge available as well as a washing machine and dryer. Near a bus stop. A really good option.
No TV, but that's OK I guess, not the point while in Kyoto.
The place had a nice cozy feel. Nice tatami room! Staff was very friendly. When I left I found out he was also into surfing.
Maybe a bit far from the city center, but it was manageable by bus or subway.
Really nice staff, with traditonal room and confortable futon i will go there again
Very nice hotel in Japanese style, but still, some helpful hints and explanation so you don't feel completely lost. Staff fantastic
A bit far away from the city center and railway station area. The bus network is fine, but not very fast.
Wonderful Staff, very helpful. More of an Asian feel, do not be expecting a cookie cutter Western hotel. Great value for the price.
Nice room on a little garden courtyard, quiet traditional accommodations in a convenient but not noisy location. Helpful staff with good English language skills. Kitchen facilities, refrigerator and washer/dryer very useful. Nice guide book library.
The shared bathroom setup is a little idiosyncratic, certainly clean, but oddly arranged, though one gets used to it.
Tatami and Yukata gave a flair of the japanese life style.
Walls not completely sound proof.
The owner was extremely helpful and polite. Spoke English which was great and even drove us in his car to the metro when it was pouring rain.
It was situated up towards north of the city. Great for those keen on seeing the temples up towards the north end, but for us, we preferred being closer to the city centre.
We had a great stay at this place - nothing to complain about. The ryokan is a little far from the city center, but it is easy to take the subway.
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