The 10 Best Guest Houses in Kyoto, Japan

Check out our pick of great guest houses in Kyoto

OYO Hotel Guest House Sanjyotakakura Hibiki 2 stars

Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

Situated in Kyoto in the Kyoto region, with Kyoto International Manga Museum and Samurai Kembu Kyoto nearby, OYO 43997 Guest house Sanjyotakakura Hibiki features accommodation with free WiFi.

Nijo Castle is 2.2 km from the aparthotel, while Shoren-in Temple is 2.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 48 km from OYO 43997 Guest house Sanjyotakakur. Great accommodation. Kitchen utensils cost 500 Yen extra, but we didn't need them anyway. Bathroom had a shower part and the bathtub with a mini-TV. The hi-tech toilet was separate from the shower/bath-room. The room included free laundry machine and the washing liquid (we counted on that and thanks to that we could take less clothes with us for our trip to Japan). Also, the bathroom could be turned into a drying room for wet clothes. Very nice location with a lot of interesting places in a short walking distance - including GEAR Theatre, Manga museum, Imperial palace, Gion district, Nishiki market and multiple delicious eating places. Also many metro and train stations are only a short walk away.

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9.4
Superb
1,170 reviews

Gion Kyoto Miyagawacyo Guesthouse HANAKANZASHI

Gion, Kyoto

Ideally located in the Higashiyama Ward district of Kyoto, Gion Kyoto Miyagawacyo Guesthouse HANAKANZASHI is set 1.2 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple, 1.4 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and 1.7 km from Samurai Kembu Kyoto. The property is located 2 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto, 2.5 km from Shoren-in Temple and 2.6 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum. Everything was great - from welcome to the guesthouse,location close to best attractions, amazing big bed

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9.1
Superb
124 reviews

Guesthouse Hanasaki

Gion, Kyoto

Situated 1.8 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple in Kyoto, Guesthouse Hanasaki features accommodation with air conditioning and free WiFi.

Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 1.8 km from the apartment, while Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 48 km from Guesthouse Hanasaki. I loved that it overlooked the river and we were provided a portable Wi-Fi to take with us as we toured the city!

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9.3
Superb
161 reviews

On My Way Kyoto GuestHouse

Gion, Kyoto

Set in Kyoto, less than 1 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, On My Way Kyoto GuestHouse features rooms with city views and free WiFi. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and organising tours for guests.

Sanjusangen-do Temple is 1.4 km from the guest house, while Samurai Kembu Kyoto is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 48 km from On My Way Kyoto GuestHouse. great kitchen and lots of available utensils, nice common area, comfortable beds with privacy, plenty of bathrooms, very helpful staff, good location near sightseeing places and bus lines

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9
Superb
156 reviews

Hachi Inn 4 stars

Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

Situated in Kyoto, 600 metres from TKP Garden City Kyoto, Hachi Inn features views of the city. Featuring a shared lounge, the 4-star inn has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and ticket service for guests. Wonderful small Japanese style hotel in a great location. Staff is very kind and helpful.

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9.4
Superb
225 reviews

Kyono Mori Yurinsha

Gion, Kyoto

Boasting a restaurant, bar and views of city, Kyono Mori Yurinsha is set in Kyoto, 1.5 km from Sanjusangen-do Temple. The property is situated 2.6 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum, 2.8 km from Shoren-in Temple and 3.2 km from Tofuku-ji Temple. The accommodation offers room service, and luggage storage for guests.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the inn all rooms have a wardrobe and a private bathroom. We were lucky to find a room in this family-run hotel. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The multi-course breakfast was amazing! Something you won’t find anywhere else. The location was very convenient. The room was clean and very quiet. We would highly recommend it.

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9.6
Exceptional
230 reviews

RokuRoku 2 stars

Sakyo Ward, Kyoto

RokuRoku in Kyoto provides adults-only accommodation with free bikes, a shared lounge and a garden. The property is set less than 1 km from Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple, a 19-minute walk from Heian Shrine and 2.2 km from Shoren-in Temple. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

The units in the guest house are equipped with a kettle. Great accommodation with awesome staff. Helpful and very kind hosts, they know English, and pretty much everything I asked for. Roku Roku is close to the bus stop (with several different lines), there were at least two 24/7 grocery stores, drugstore and gas station. You have two wash machines you can use. I didn't have breakfast, but the place where the office and breakfast room were, are awesome, in Japanese style. Perfectly clean. And, very important, no party rooms - quite and peaceful as well as surroundings - Roku Roku is near The philosopher's Pathway. Just great! Rooms are just as on photos!

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9
Superb
231 reviews

Ben's Guesthouse Kyoto 2 stars

Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto

Offering free WiFi throughout, Ben's Guesthouse Kyoto is set in Kyoto. The property is located an 8-minute walk from Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and 1.6 km from Nijo Castle. Kinkaku-ji Temple is 1.7 km away. It was my pleasure to stay here, room was sparkling clean, whole place looked brand new, staff was helpful and really nice, Ben himself was very nice, upfront gave us detailed directions how to get to the guesthouse, his recomendations about local places worth visiting, and gave his best, so we can feel at home. 10/10 without second thought.

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9.4
Superb
641 reviews

Hazuki Kyoto

Gion, Kyoto

Offering air-conditioned rooms in the Shimogyo Ward district of Kyoto, situated between Kamogawa River and Takase canal, Hazuki Kyoto is 20 minutes stroll from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion District. This traditionally-decorated Japanese house offers guests Western modern comforts. The accommodation features a hot tub, free WiFi and a shared kitchen. Great ryokan in typical quarter to experience the historic and traditional Kyoto. Amazing bathtub in the onsen! Comfortable futon and spacious room.

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9.4
Superb
205 reviews

Guest House Yukari Kyoto 3 stars

Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

Ideally situated in the Shimogyo Ward district of Kyoto, Guest House Yukari Kyoto is situated 1.8 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1.8 km from TKP Garden City Kyoto and 2.6 km from Nijo Castle. With a garden, the 3-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features a shared kitchen, a concierge service and ticket service for guests. Big rooms, very clean, very friendly and supportive stuff. Good location, close to train station, easy to reach by bus or taxi

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9.2
Superb
596 reviews

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Warm and welcoming guest houses are ideal for travellers who prefer unfussy accommodation with a personal touch. They are usually family-run, and your host will provide local recommendations and optional meals. Often cheaper than regular hotels, guest houses can also feature a cosy living room and a garden.

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