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603-8231 , Kyoto, Kita-ku Murasakino Daitokuji 8, Japan – Show map
|Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Single Bed in Co-ed Dormitory Room|
|Japanese-Style Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
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Public parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs JPY 1000 per day.
Family Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 6 years is charged JPY 1000 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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The owner lady is nice enough, always laughing. Place is close to a bus line (but far from subway and JR lines), amidst some great temples.
The house is soooooo filthy in some parts! I had a reservation for a single room for three nights, but when I arrived she told me it was so busy, she only had a dorm bed for that night. I asked how that happened, since she takes reservations, but she more or less just shrugged. Dorn was not nice: way to cramped, and had leave luggage in hallway. I had to convince her to give me clean sheets. Kitchen and bath areas are nasty. I've stay in hostels around the world, and this ranks as one of the dirtiest.
Location, house itself is pretty old. Bathrooms.
I liked the fact that I could stay in a traditional Japanese house. The breakfast spread was included in the pay and was a fine breakfast.
It was dirty and not comfortable.
The location is really stellar - nestled among a beautiful collection of temples, very close to both Golden and Silver pavilions. Bikes available for cheap rent.
The bathrooms were extremely filthy, and the blankets seemed very dirty. The rest of the place - kitchen, etc. - was not maintained. Did not feel comfortable there. Lots of cigarette smoking and very thin walls. No locks for private rooms or front door.
Excellent location Delicious japanese breakfast
It's not very clean and a little hard to find
Warm room with two sources of heating. Lots of bedding. Mama-san very hospitable.
Certainly was an immersion experience nice greenery on the property kinda neat that its down an unpaved road. Very classic architecture of the house (supposedly was in the family for generations) Very close to the Golden Temple if you want to see it while in Kyoto.
Not sure when the last time the bedding was washed (glad I brought my own travel sheet) Pillows in kitchen area were stained. Too many people crammed in per room! Food in the morning had a hair in it and one of the jam spreads had mold on it. Toilet seemed like it might drop through the sagging floor at any moment. Not even my fellow Japanese travelers wanted to shower in the shower there (we all went down the street to bath house instead) Location is a bit far from the JR- you need a bus pass to get to it.
Mrs. And ms. Tani are both nice to us. They even give us welcoming dinner when we arrived. You can use the water dispenser freely and if u didnt finish the breakfast they served you can eat it again during dinner. Stay here if you like traditional japanese home feel in village.
They only have 1 private bathroom and you have to share. It can get noisy if there are a lot people staying. If you just need a place to sleep this will be good for your budget.
Near most of the temples, but far away from city center
We had problems to find the house, it need more details how to get there, you need to pick the city bus # 205, etc The old lady is very kind, but she needs more help to run the house. It is very dirty. The tatame bed is not very comfortable, my husband is very allergic and we had problems to use the cover sheets, etc
- breakfast - staff was friendly
- rooms are a little chaotic
Close to a bus stop
mrs. Tani was a nice older woman. The location was nice, 15 min. walk to Ginkakuji temple and with a nice bamboogarden-entrance.
We already read that Tani house wasn't very clean, but it was worse than we expected. Everywhere were piles of stuff. The dormitory hasn't been housecleaned for ages. The beds were covered with sheets full of spots and dirt. We took the vacuum-cleaner and a towel and cleaned the room as good as possible ourselves. The toilets, shower and sink were sticky all over. We booked for 3 nights, but fled after one and got our money back. We don't understand why Tani guesthouse still is in the booking.comlist. It's a shame.
Kindness of the owner, price, and the fact that our noisy children didn't make much trouble in the house, generous breakfast
Dirty, not hygienic
It's very dirty! You cant sleep there! Its Horrible! We stayd in lots oft hostels arround the world, but we never seen such a dirty place.
Almost similar to rubbish can
All of parts
If you just need a place to stay and have limited budget, you may choose this place in Kyoto. Cheap and breakfast included. If you want a good night sleep and clean room, you'd better look for another place to stay. The old lady is very nice though.
It is located in the residential area next to Daitokuji, so not close to city center, and it is hard to find.
Tani House is in a wonderful location, surrounded by old houses and the Daitoku-ji temple complex. Coin-laundry (and powder) are available. A selection of food is provided for breakfast. Tani-san speaks and understands more English than I expected, which can be useful. Group rooms provide the potential to establish a really great atmosphere and share tips on your experiences in Kyoto! And this for a price which is pretty incredible.
While a coin-washer is available, there is no dryer. This means that clothes have to be hung outside to dry. If you're not staying for too long, this can be a problem as Kyoto's humidity causes things to take a long time to dry. Tani-san doesn't mind over-filling the dormitory. I ordered a private room, but as they were full we were placed in a packed dormitory, although this was not a problem for us.
near to kinkakuji and kitaoji station, fully aircondition and free breakfast, japanese seems to be staying here
hard to find- hidden in old housing (manage to get help from nearby fire station), dirty, shower with low water pressure and water temperature unstable-almost burned my skin, bed sheet doesn't seems to have been changed, backpack storage cost Y300 as the old lady mention if you place it in station will cost you Y300 anyway
The place was cheap ideal for a budget traveller, I found it was fine for the price though. Breakfast was good and the owner was very accommodating
For Japan the standard of cleanliness was low but having travelled in third world countries I have certainly seen worse.
Rustic feeling Quiet Private Friendly owner
DIRTY not a great location for public transit The house was basically falling apart.
Very disorganized, overcrowded and no evidence of any kind of maintenance or cleaning in a very long time. Actually pretty disgusting as far as basic hygene was concerned. It seems deceptive to charge money for these facilities while exhibiting this lack of care in providing adequate accommodation. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Kyoto is fantastic, just walking around the town is worth the trip, it's close enough to the airport and there are many things to see and do, from cultural tourism to shopping. The ryokan is in a really nice area close to a station and really authentic places to eat and drink good things for a good price. The building is traditional and charming with narrow spaces, paper screens and surrounded by bamboos. The owner is the loveliest lady you can think of, she even woke up to say goodbye and give us some packed breakfast around 4:00 am when we left! I really enjoyed it and I recommend it for people that want to feel a bit at home in this faraway land.
I was in Tani house about 15 years ago, and nothing has changed. It is like a trip to Japan from the 50's: facilities are basic, but genuine, the host is very nice and speaks reasonable English, you sleep on the tatami floor with paper doors, very close to one of the best temples in Kyoto
the place looks (and is) old; it is part of its charm, but also could profit from some renovation. Hygienic standards in common facilities could be improved.
old house good location open hours, no curfew. late check-in breakfast nice neighbourhood, lots of 24/7 stores around
a bit dusty/messy
The owner is extremely nice and interested in her guests. The rooms are traditional and comfortable. This house is very traditional and so the doors are paper and sliding and the rooms are close but this is a great experience for a real Japanese house and an amazing immersion opportunity.
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