Guest House Waraku-An

19-2 Sannocho, Shogoin, Sakyo-KU, Kyoto 606-8392, Japan
+81 757 715 575

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Guest House Waraku-An - Kyoto, Japan
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Distance to city centre 1,7 km
Location rating 8,9


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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    The location was great and the staff really friendly and helpful.

    It was a bit noisy from neighbouring rooms but it is to be expected as it is an old traditional house with thin walls.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    This guesthouse is the perfect place to stay if you want to have peace and quiet. It's like you're living an old japanese life yourself. They also have a zen garden at the middle and it made the whole stay worthwhile. They also have kotatsu that makes your legs warm while eating. Perfect.

    I didn't like the shared bathrooms, that's all, but everything was perfect.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019

    The hosts at Guest House Waraku-An were just so very friendly and lovely! They were more than happy to go out of their way to assist. Compared to the Air BnB we stayed at before Waraku-An, it was a much more pleasant experience with English speaking hosts who could help us work out which buses to take around Kyoto. The Guest House has so much charm. It's over 100 years old, so it is a bit creaky, however, it just adds to the character of the building. Initially, I was worried we would be too loud with our kids (9-year-old & 12-year-old), but it was fine, and the hosts were even happy to teach our 9-year-old daughter some origami. The common room is great. There is a traditional "Kotatsu" which is a heated table. There is a microwave, cutlery, and plates for guests to use, as well as hot water and tea & coffee. There are additional comforts, some of which can be purchased (Eg. Bicycle, earplugs) and some of which are free of charge. We did need to pay 100 Yen for the use of a towel, but considering the value of the rooms, we didn't mind. The hosts also washed a load of clothes for 200 yen, which we then hung up on clotheslines in our room. The shower and toilet rooms are smaller, but again, we didn't mind as the rooms are well priced. The rooms were also a fantastic size. Our family of 5 stayed in 2 rooms, one of which was the deluxe room with the garden view. I was worried it would be cold as the guest house is older, but it was actually quite cozy. There were reverse cycle air conditioners in the room, and gas heaters. The rooms were traditional tatami room, with a little table and makeup dresser. The location is fantastic. You can catch a bus west to the monkey park, or south to some of the famed shrines. There is a Family Mart "konbini" (convenience store) up the road, and what looks like a pharmacy but is a general store about 2 stores down. We would most defenitly recommend Guest House Waraku-An!

  • Good
    Nov 2019

    The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything was spotless clean! The authenticity of the house, especially the Japanese garden was so beautiful. Location wise it was only couple of bus stops away from many important touristic attractions.

    Unfortunately the space allocated for my bed was very small such that only the bed could fit. So, there was not enough area for me to move. Also, the room was super cold during the night.

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With a stay at Guest house WARAKU-AN - Hostel in Kyoto (Sakyo Ward), you'll be a 2-minute walk from Kyoto University and 7 minutes by foot from Heian Shrine. The front desk is staffed during limited hours.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9,1 Excellent

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  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Friendly service

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Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Bicycle hire
No smoking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Coffee shop
Pets not allowed

FAQs when booking at Guest House Waraku-An

Where is Guest House Waraku-An located?

Guest House Waraku-An is located at 19-2 Sannocho, Shogoin, Sakyo-KU in Sakyo, 1,7 km from the centre of Kyoto. Kyoto Municipal Zoo is the closest landmark to Guest House Waraku-An.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Guest House Waraku-An?

Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Guest House Waraku-An.

Does Guest House Waraku-An offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Guest House Waraku-An offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Guest House Waraku-An offer free parking?

No, Guest House Waraku-An does not offer free parking.

Does Guest House Waraku-An offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Guest House Waraku-An does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Guest House Waraku-An from the airport?

Guest House Waraku-An is 40,4 km from Osaka Itami.

Can you bring pets to Guest House Waraku-An?

No, pets are not allowed at Guest House Waraku-An.

Does Guest House Waraku-An have a pool?

No, Guest House Waraku-An does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Kyoto Municipal Zoo 0,8 km
  • Sento Imperial Palace 1,3 km
  • Philosopher's Walk 1,5 km
  • Gion 1,6 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace 1,8 km
  • Nishiki Market 1,8 km

Getting around

Osaka Itami 40,4 km
Osaka Kobe 65,7 km
Nagoya 101,6 km

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