Guest House Waraku-an
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305 reviews

305 reviews

Service 9.3
Cleanliness 9.1
Value for money 9.0
Facilities 8.7
Location 8.3
Room comfort and quality 8.0
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Location rating score

Excellent location - 660 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Tozando, Shogoin
50 m
Kyoto Handicraft Center
60 m
Kyoto Silk Co.,LTD
90 m
Amita-honten Shop
100 m
Kumano Shrine
130 m
Popular landmarks
1.6 km
Ginkakuji Temple
2.0 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District
2.1 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
2.6 km
Nijō Castle
2.7 km
Closest landmarks
Kyoto Budo Center
150 m
Zohiko Urushi Art Museum
310 m
Osaka Immigration Bureau Kyoto Branch
320 m
Kyoto, Festival of the Ages Building Toni Toni
340 m
Heian Shrine
350 m

Guest House Waraku-an

19-2 Sannocho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8392 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Kyoto part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.


Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

910 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Check-in/out [private]


Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes


Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kyoto are being booked every minute!
Value for money9.0
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport40.4 km

Rooms available at Guest House Waraku-an

Very good
Room comfort & quality


Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 futons
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Deluxe Room - Non Smoking
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 futon
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Male Dormitory Room
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 futon
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Triple Room
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 futons
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Single Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese-Style Double Room
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Standard Room
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 futons
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Female Dormitory Room
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 futon
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Twin - Non-Smoking
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 futon
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Double - Non-Smoking
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Top things to do in Kyoto

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Popular things to do

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Frequently asked questions

Is car parking available at Guest House Waraku-an?

Guest House Waraku-an provides car park nearby for all visitors traveling with a automobile. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What attractions are near by Guest House Waraku-an that are in walking distance?

While residing at Guest House Waraku-an, jump start your getaway by exploring the nearest attractions that are within walking distance to the property which include Amita-honten Shop, Kumano Shrine, and Otatsuinari Shrine.

What bars are in close proximty of Guest House Waraku-an?

While lodging at Guest House Waraku-an, delight in your evening or night out at Marble Room Bar, Rockbar ING, and Hello Dolly to make the most out of your nightlife.

How many rooms does Guest House Waraku-an have?

Guest House Waraku-an has a total of 7 rooms.

What was the average room rate for Guest House Waraku-an been in the past month?

The average room rate for Guest House Waraku-an in the past month is 6406.41 JPY, compared to city's average of 28691.17 JPY.

In which languages can Guest House Waraku-an's employees communicate?

Guest House Waraku-an can communicate up to 2 languages which includes English for guests that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Guest House Waraku-an's swimming pool?

100.0% of our past customer evaluations have given a positive review and remarks about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Guest House Waraku-an down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Couples' have given to Guest House Waraku-an?

Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Guest House Waraku-an an average rating of 8.8. You can look up on more specific customer testimonials, and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What do local visitors think about Guest House Waraku-an?

Verified local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Guest House Waraku-an an average rating of 9.5. You can look up on more detailed customer testimonials, and feedback for this property down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Guest House Waraku-an?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guest visitors checking in or out before or after the specified time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to Guest House Waraku-an?

The closest airport to Guest House Waraku-an is Tajima Airport, 106.0 km away.

More about Guest House Waraku-an

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Experience Tranquility at Guest House Waraku-an in Kyoto

Nestled in the heart of Kyoto, Japan, Guest House Waraku-an offers a serene and authentic Japanese experience. Built in 1910, this 2.5-star hotel exudes a charming blend of traditional architecture and modern comforts. With only 7 rooms, this intimate guest house provides a tranquil retreat for travelers seeking a peaceful escape. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the warm and friendly staff who ensure a smooth check-in process. Check-in begins at 04:00 PM, allowing guests to settle in and unwind after a day of exploring the enchanting city of Kyoto. The hotel's check-out time is until 11:00 AM, providing ample time for guests to enjoy a leisurely morning before their departure. Guest House Waraku-an prides itself on its attention to detail and commitment to providing a comfortable stay. The hotel was last renovated in 2006, ensuring that the facilities are well-maintained and up to date. Each of the 7 rooms is thoughtfully designed, incorporating traditional Japanese elements such as tatami flooring and sliding doors, creating a peaceful and authentic atmosphere. Please note that while Guest House Waraku-an welcomes guests of all ages, the child policy should be considered. This hotel does not allow children to stay free of charge, and there may be extra charges for their accommodation. It is advisable to contact the hotel directly for more information regarding the child policy. Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat or a cultural adventure, Guest House Waraku-an offers a delightful haven in the heart of Kyoto. With its convenient location and intimate ambiance, this charming guest house is the perfect choice for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the rich history and beauty of Japan's ancient capital.

Relax and Unwind in the Serene Garden of Guest House Waraku-an

Guest House Waraku-an in Kyoto, Japan, offers a truly enchanting experience with its beautiful garden, providing a serene backdrop for relaxation and entertainment. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the meticulously landscaped garden, adorned with vibrant flowers, lush greenery, and traditional Japanese elements. Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat or a place to socialize, the garden at Guest House Waraku-an offers a variety of entertainment facilities to cater to your needs. Take a leisurely stroll along the winding pathways, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Find a cozy spot on one of the garden benches and lose yourself in a good book or simply bask in the peaceful ambiance. For those looking for a more active form of entertainment, the garden features a spacious area for outdoor games, such as badminton or frisbee. Challenge your friends or fellow guests to a friendly match and let the laughter and excitement fill the air. In the evenings, the garden transforms into a magical setting, illuminated by soft lighting that creates a romantic atmosphere. Gather around the outdoor seating area and engage in lively conversations under the starry sky. The garden also provides the perfect backdrop for special events and celebrations, with its charming gazebo offering a picturesque setting for intimate gatherings or even small weddings. Guest House Waraku-an's garden is a true oasis of tranquility, providing a range of entertainment facilities that cater to different preferences. Whether you seek relaxation, outdoor activities, or a romantic setting, the garden at Guest House Waraku-an offers a delightful escape from the bustling city, allowing you to unwind and create lasting memories.

Convenience Facilities at Guest House Waraku-an

Guest House Waraku-an in Kyoto, Japan, offers a range of convenience facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for all guests. With a laundry service available on-site, travelers can easily freshen up their clothes and maintain a clean wardrobe throughout their trip. Additionally, the hotel provides safety deposit boxes for guests to securely store their valuable belongings, offering peace of mind during their stay. The dedicated concierge service at Guest House Waraku-an is ready to assist guests with any inquiries or requests they may have. Whether it's arranging transportation, recommending local attractions, or making restaurant reservations, the knowledgeable staff is always on hand to provide personalized assistance. Guests can stay connected with the complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas. This allows travelers to easily plan their itinerary, stay in touch with loved ones, or catch up on work. For those who prefer to smoke, there is a designated smoking area provided. Additionally, the hotel offers luggage storage facilities, allowing guests to securely store their belongings before check-in or after check-out.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Guest House Waraku-an

Guest House Waraku-an in Kyoto, Japan, offers a range of transport facilities to ensure a hassle-free stay for its guests. With a dedicated taxi service available, guests can easily explore the city and its attractions without worrying about navigation or language barriers. Whether you're headed to the iconic Kiyomizu-dera Temple or the bustling Gion district, the friendly staff at Guest House Waraku-an will be happy to arrange a taxi for you. Additionally, for guests who prefer to drive, the hotel provides self-parking facilities. This allows you the flexibility to explore Kyoto at your own pace and convenience. The secure parking area ensures the safety of your vehicle, giving you peace of mind throughout your stay. With these convenient transport facilities, Guest House Waraku-an ensures that your travel experience in Kyoto is both comfortable and stress-free.

Comfort and Convenience: Room Facilities at Guest House Waraku-an

At Guest House Waraku-an, your comfort and convenience are our top priorities. Each room is equipped with state-of-the-art air conditioning, ensuring that you can escape the summer heat and enjoy a cool and refreshing atmosphere. Whether you are visiting Kyoto during the hot summer months or the chilly winter season, our air conditioning system will keep you comfortable throughout your stay. Additionally, our rooms are designed with your relaxation in mind. Each room is thoughtfully furnished with cozy beds and plush pillows, providing a perfect sanctuary for a good night's sleep. Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore the wonders of Kyoto. Our rooms also feature ample storage space, allowing you to keep your belongings organized and easily accessible. Whether you are traveling solo or with a companion, our room facilities are designed to cater to your every need.

Delicious Dining at Guest House Waraku-an

At Guest House Waraku-an, guests can indulge in a delightful culinary experience with the shared kitchen facilities available. Whether you are a passionate chef or simply enjoy preparing your own meals, this well-equipped kitchen is perfect for all your cooking needs. The shared kitchen is spacious and fully equipped with modern appliances, allowing you to whip up your favorite dishes with ease. From chopping boards to pots and pans, everything you need is readily available. Additionally, the kitchen is kept clean and tidy, ensuring a pleasant cooking environment for all guests. So, why not unleash your culinary creativity and savor the joy of cooking at Guest House Waraku-an's shared kitchen?

Comfortable and Authentic Rooms at Guest House Waraku-an

Immerse yourself in the traditional Japanese ambiance of Guest House Waraku-an with their range of comfortable and authentic rooms. Choose from the Deluxe Room - Non Smoking, Double - Non-Smoking, or Twin - Non-Smoking options, each offering a unique experience. The Deluxe Room - Non Smoking provides a spacious 20 square meters of space, perfect for those who prefer a more expansive setting. With 1 Japanese Futon, you can enjoy a restful night's sleep in a traditional Japanese style. For a cozy and intimate atmosphere, the Double - Non-Smoking room is ideal. With 12 square meters of space and 1 Japanese Futon, it offers a charming setting for a peaceful stay. If you're traveling with a friend or family member, the Twin - Non-Smoking room is a great choice. With 16 square meters of space and 1 Japanese Futon, you can enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay together. Booking your stay at Guest House Waraku-an through Agoda ensures that you will get the best prices available. With Agoda's extensive network and partnerships, you can have peace of mind knowing that you're getting the most value for your money. Additionally, Agoda provides an easy and hassle-free booking experience, allowing you to secure your room at Guest House Waraku-an with just a few clicks. Start planning your trip to Kyoto and book your stay at Guest House Waraku-an on Agoda today!

Discover the Enchanting Charms of Kyoto

Nestled in the heart of Kyoto, Japan, Guest House Waraku-an offers a captivating retreat for travelers seeking an authentic Japanese experience. Kyoto, known as the cultural capital of Japan, is a city that effortlessly blends tradition with modernity. With its rich history, breathtaking temples, serene gardens, and vibrant geisha culture, Kyoto is a destination that will leave you spellbound. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Kyoto as you wander through its historic streets. Just a short distance from Guest House Waraku-an, you'll find iconic landmarks such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site offering panoramic views of the city. Explore the enchanting Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, a mesmerizing forest that transports you to another world. Discover the tranquility of the Ryoan-ji Temple, famous for its Zen rock garden, or take a leisurely stroll through the stunning gardens of the Imperial Palace. Indulge in the flavors of Kyoto's renowned cuisine, from delectable kaiseki meals to mouthwatering matcha treats. Immerse yourself in the local traditions by attending a tea ceremony or witnessing a mesmerizing geisha performance. With its charming streets lined with traditional wooden machiya houses, vibrant markets, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered, Kyoto is a city that will captivate your senses and leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Convenient Transportation from the Airport to Guest House Waraku-an

Located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan, Guest House Waraku-an offers a tranquil and authentic Japanese experience. Getting to this charming guest house is a breeze, thanks to the convenient transportation options from the nearest airports. If you are flying into Kansai International Airport (KIX), the most convenient way to reach Guest House Waraku-an is by taking the airport limousine bus. The bus departs directly from the airport and takes you to Kyoto Station, which is just a short distance away from the guest house. From Kyoto Station, you can easily catch a taxi or use the city's efficient public transportation system to reach Guest House Waraku-an. Alternatively, if you are arriving at Itami Airport (ITM), you can take a shuttle bus that will transport you directly to Kyoto Station. From there, it's a quick and convenient journey to Guest House Waraku-an. No matter which airport you arrive at, rest assured that reaching Guest House Waraku-an is hassle-free, allowing you to start your Kyoto adventure as soon as possible. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Kyoto while enjoying the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere of this traditional Japanese guest house.

Discover Kyoto's Iconic Landmarks near Guest House Waraku-an

Guest House Waraku-an is ideally situated in Kyoto, surrounded by some of the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. Just a short distance away, visitors will find themselves mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Known for its thousands of vibrant red torii gates, this sacred site offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Another must-visit landmark near the guest house is Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. This stunning Zen Buddhist temple features a top two floors covered in gold leaf, creating a truly awe-inspiring sight. For those seeking tranquility and spiritual enlightenment, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is within easy reach. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers panoramic views of Kyoto from its wooden terrace, and its main hall is an architectural marvel. History buffs will appreciate a visit to Nijō Castle, a magnificent feudal-era castle that showcases the opulence and grandeur of Japan's past. The castle's stunning gardens and intricate artwork transport visitors back in time. Other notable landmarks in close proximity to Guest House Waraku-an include Ginkakuji Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, Philosopher's Walk, Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nanzen-ji Temple. Each of these attractions offers a unique glimpse into Kyoto's rich cultural heritage and architectural beauty. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or a spiritual seeker, Guest House Waraku-an's location provides easy access to the best that Kyoto has to offer.

Convenient Public Transport Stations near Guest House Waraku-an

Guest House Waraku-an is conveniently located near several public transport stations, making it easy for guests to explore Kyoto and its surrounding areas. Nijojomae Subway Station is just a short walk away, providing access to the city's subway network. From here, guests can easily reach popular attractions such as Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kinkaku-ji Temple. In addition to Nijojomae Subway Station, there are several train stations in the vicinity of the guest house. Chayama, Kurama, Tofukuji, Kintetsu Tambabashi, Kami Tobaguchi, Ichihara, and Mukaijima Train Stations are all within a reasonable distance, offering convenient transportation options for guests. Whether you're planning to visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, or any other popular destinations in Kyoto, these train stations provide easy access to various parts of the city. Guest House Waraku-an is also well-connected to the Keifuku Electric Railroad, allowing guests to explore the city at their own pace. With Sumizome and Keifuku Electric Railroad stations nearby, guests can easily hop on a tram and discover the charming neighborhoods and hidden gems of Kyoto. With its strategic location near these public transport stations, Guest House Waraku-an is an ideal choice for travelers looking to experience the best of Kyoto.

Delicious Dining Options Near Guest House Waraku-an

Guest House Waraku-an is surrounded by a variety of fantastic dining options that cater to all tastes. For those craving a savory and satisfying meal, Okonomiyaki Katsu is a must-visit. This popular restaurant specializes in delicious Japanese-style pancakes filled with a variety of ingredients, creating a mouthwatering combination of flavors. Another great choice is Takayasu, where guests can indulge in traditional Kyoto cuisine, including exquisite kaiseki meals that showcase the best of local ingredients. If you're in the mood for noodles, Omen Ginkaku-ji is the place to go. This renowned restaurant serves up delectable handmade udon noodles in a variety of flavorsome broths. For ramen lovers, Men-Ya Gokkei and Ramen Touhichi are both highly recommended. Men-Ya Gokkei is known for its rich and flavorful tonkotsu ramen, while Ramen Touhichi offers a unique and delicious tsukemen-style ramen. For a more refined dining experience, Saryo Housen is the perfect choice. This elegant restaurant serves traditional Japanese tea ceremony dishes, beautifully presented and full of delicate flavors. Another excellent option is Tentenyu - Ichijoji Main Shop, which specializes in mouthwatering and tender chicken dishes. No visit to Kyoto is complete without trying Kyoto-style ramen, and two top-notch options near Guest House Waraku-an are Kyoto Ramen Kairikiya - Main Shop and Ramen Towzen. Both of these establishments serve up steaming bowls of ramen with rich and flavorful broths that will leave you wanting more. With such a diverse range of dining options nearby, guests at Guest House Waraku-an are sure to have an unforgettable culinary experience.

Shop 'til You Drop: Nearby Shopping Landmarks

Guest House Waraku-an is situated in close proximity to a plethora of shopping landmarks that are sure to delight any avid shopper. Just a short distance away, you'll find Kintetsu Mall Miyakomichi, a bustling shopping center offering a wide range of fashion boutiques, specialty stores, and restaurants. For those seeking a unique shopping experience, The Kyoto Municipal Wholesale Market is a must-visit destination, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and browse through an array of fresh produce, seafood, and local delicacies. Additionally, Shiki Sakura is a charming boutique that specializes in traditional Japanese crafts and accessories, perfect for finding a one-of-a-kind souvenir to take home. Keibunsha Ichijoji is another must-visit spot, known for its extensive collection of books, magazines, and stationery items. Whether you're a bookworm or simply appreciate the written word, this bookstore is a paradise for literature enthusiasts. For those interested in traditional Japanese arts, Tozando offers a wide selection of high-quality martial arts equipment and attire. Nearby, you'll also find Kyoto Ohashi Studio, a renowned pottery shop where you can witness master craftsmen at work and purchase exquisite ceramics. If you're in the market for traditional Japanese sweets, Oimatsu Kitano is the place to go, offering a delectable assortment of wagashi (traditional Japanese confections). Shogoin is another shopping landmark worth exploring, with its charming streets lined with antique shops, art galleries, and traditional crafts stores. Chikukodo is a paradise for incense lovers, offering a wide range of aromatic scents and accessories. Lastly, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Kyoto Music Box Museum Gion, where you can marvel at a stunning collection of intricately crafted music boxes. With such a diverse range of shopping landmarks in the vicinity, Guest House Waraku-an is the ideal base for those looking to indulge in a memorable shopping spree in Kyoto.

Affordable Luxury: Experience Kyoto at a Fraction of the Cost

Looking for a budget-friendly yet luxurious stay in the heart of Kyoto? Look no further than Guest House Waraku-an. With an average room price of just $52, this charming guest house offers unbeatable value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Kyoto, which stands at $189, staying at Guest House Waraku-an allows you to experience the beauty of this historic city without breaking the bank. At Guest House Waraku-an, affordability does not mean compromising on quality. Each room is thoughtfully designed and exquisitely furnished, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay. From traditional Japanese-style rooms to modern Western-style accommodations, there is something to suit every traveler's preference. With its prime location near popular attractions such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion District, you can easily explore the wonders of Kyoto while enjoying the convenience of staying at Guest House Waraku-an. So why settle for an overpriced hotel room when you can indulge in affordable luxury at Guest House Waraku-an?

Excellent Staff and Comfortable Stay

Guest House Waraku-an offers a truly exceptional experience with its excellent staff and comfortable accommodations. The receptionists, who speak English fluently, are incredibly friendly and helpful, ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout your stay. The guest house features a charming communal area that overlooks a beautiful garden, providing a serene setting to relax and unwind. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with ample storage space and a convenient little table. The location is also ideal, situated near some of Kyoto's most famous attractions and easily accessible by bus. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you'll undoubtedly enjoy everything that Guest House Waraku-an has to offer.

A Delightful Stay at Guest House Waraku-an

Guest House Waraku-an in Kyoto, Japan, has garnered rave reviews from its satisfied guests. With an impressive overall rating of 8.8, it is clear that this charming guest house offers an exceptional experience. The high score of 8.9 for value highlights the excellent affordability of this accommodation, making it a top choice for budget-conscious travelers. One of the standout features of Guest House Waraku-an is its impeccable cleanliness, earning a remarkable rating of 9.1. Guests can expect spotless rooms and common areas, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The staff performance at this guest house is also highly praised, with a stellar rating of 9.3. The friendly and attentive staff go above and beyond to provide exceptional service, making guests feel welcomed and well taken care of throughout their stay. While the food and dining category received a slightly lower rating of 6.1, guests can easily explore the vibrant culinary scene of Kyoto, known for its delectable local cuisine. Additionally, the location of Guest House Waraku-an received a respectable rating of 8.3, offering convenient access to popular attractions and transportation options. With a comfortable rating of 8.0, guests can expect cozy and well-appointed rooms, providing a peaceful retreat after a day of exploring the city. Guest House Waraku-an is a hidden gem in Kyoto, offering excellent value, exceptional cleanliness, and outstanding staff performance. Whether you are a budget traveler or simply seeking a memorable stay, this guest house is sure to exceed your expectations and provide a delightful experience in the heart of Kyoto.

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Taxi service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Smoke detector
  • Wi-Fi [free]


19-2 Sannocho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8392


  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    40.4 km 57 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    65.7 km 1.5 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Higashiyama Subway Station
    910 m 14 min walk
  • Sanjo Keihan Station
    1.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Radiotherapy
    400 m
  • Kyoto Station Building
    4.0 km
Convenience store
  • Lawson
    90 m 3 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    10 m 1 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Gion
    1.6 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    2.0 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    2.1 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.6 km
  • Nijō Castle
    2.7 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    3.3 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    4.0 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.2 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    5.7 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    9.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Tozando, Shogoin
    50 m
  • Kyoto Handicraft Center
    60 m
  • Kyoto Silk Co.,LTD
    90 m
  • Amita-honten Shop
    100 m
  • Kumano Shrine
    130 m
  • Kyoto Budo Center
    150 m
  • Otatsuinari Shrine
    200 m
  • Byakko-ike
    220 m
  • Suga Shrine
    220 m
  • Shogoin
    250 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-in until20:50
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until21:00
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120
The property
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 7
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1910
  • Most recent renovation2006

Reviews of Guest House Waraku-an from real guests

Value for money9.0
Room comfort and quality8.0
High score for Kyoto
9+ Exceptional (47)
8-9 Excellent (13)
7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
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noriko from Japan
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2023

Accommodation where you can experience the essence of Kyoto”

Everything was beautiful, calm and peaceful, and the hospitality of the staff was high. I was able to spend a relaxing and quiet time. I would like to stay again. Thank you very much. Appreciated.

Reviewed April 18, 2023
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Matt from United Kingdom
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Excellent value and beautiful guesthouse ”

We stayed a couple of nights in Waraku-an in a private room. It was a really great stay - a very good size room with space for storage and a little table. The guest house itself is very friendly, with a nice communal area overlooking the beautiful garden, and free tea. The warming table in particular is very comfortable, particularly in January! The location is good, near some of the great sights on the eastern side of the city and well-served by buses. For a traditional machiya guesthouse this is great value - others we looked at were far more expensive. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed February 11, 2020
Vanessa from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

A traditional gem”

We stayed in a lot of westernised accommodation and I wanted my teenagers to experience a little bit of traditional Japan. We stayed her for 2 nights and loved it! It's located near many temples and we hired bikes at reception to get to most places. The receptionists speak English which helped enormously and they were incredibly helpful.

Reviewed March 12, 2020
Annisa from Indonesia
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

This is like visiting your grandma's house”

The house has this authentic Japanese house kind of feel, definitely worth a visit. Some of the positive sides: - Staffs are very informative & friendly. It has a guide book that gives you guide to the hostel surrounding and it also provides variety of goods that you can rent. - The bedding is very comfy and warm, heater & lighting also make the atmosphere real good - The living room & the garden is beyond compare The downsides: - The size of the room is quite packed for us three & our belongings. - Location near to bus stop but quite a walk from several popular places such as Yasaka Shrine & Gion area. - Since this is an old house, you have to maintain your voice even the way you walk as it leaves sound (the house were mainly made of wood).

Reviewed January 07, 2020
Richard from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Very good experience”

Very good service, staff so friendly, helpful, exceed expecation

The staff so friendly, they offered me to using bike when I'm going out, and i'm surprised since I dont need to pay. I love the room, so Japaness style. For sure I will be back in Waraku-an.

Reviewed February 05, 2016
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