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603-8231 Kyoto, Kyoto, Kita-ku Murasakino Daitokuji 8, Japan – Show map
|Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
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Family Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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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.
We would never stay here again and wouldn't recommend this place to anyone! We booked for 5 nights, after not even 2 hours we were sure to look for another place. It was to much money for a very bad guesthouse. Room: - hairs on pillows - dirty futons - dirty floor - dusty, spiderwebs - noisy Kitchen: - dirty - smoking Bathroom: - dirty - moldy - hairs - little flies everywhere Toilets: - Too small (can not sit) - Dirty - Smelly - Leaking - Loose To expensive, we stayed at good and clean guesthouses for more than half price! This lady is too old to keep this place clean. Don't stay here!
Tani San is a very good and friendly lady, which however could be the only positive thing for the staying.
Tani San may be too old to keep the house clean and in order. The bed sheet is dirty and has possibly been used for quite a few days. It is a wooden house and you hear clearly what the other guests in the house are doing. Well, no matter how good Tani San could be, it is hard to stay there again.
Very friendly helpful staff. Made to feel welcome from the start. Breakfast was supplied and good. Other guests were friendly. Close to transport.
Beds were not comfortable for a westerner.
The woman running the place was lovely, she lent us bikes and offered lots of hospitality.
The place was pretty run down and in need of a thorough cleaning. It was really dusty, dirty and I can imagine very cold and drafty in winter.
It was the worst place that I have ever stayed, the rooms have not been dusted or cleaned in decades, it was very dusty and dirty. The toilets and the showers were very, very dirty. The rooms were very, very noisy, you can even hear the people snoring, so you can forget about having a good sleep as the late guest come very late and the early risers are very early and when the people walk around or use the toilets/showers it is like thunder storm - I am not kidding, it's the worst place - would never, never stay even for free. It is not worth the money. like I said even for free. The kitchen was even worst, full of dirty ash trays around and the sink looks like it has never been cleaned since the house was built. By the way it is not a hotel more a home stay.
Near bus terminal and connect to jr subway line .and.lives as local people do. Next to daitoji temple.... warm welcome by mrs tani..
I like Japanese-styled rooms. Had the chance of experiencing their culture. It was a very good one indeed.
At first, I was abit lost cause I couldn't find the way in. I think sign boards should be placed on the main road, so that traveller's will have no problems in finding the guest house.
Good location to access to attraction sites. Closed to public bus stop & car park.