Area East area
Category Guesthouse / Machiya Style


RAKUZA is a new guest house that was opened in December of 2009 by the guest house WARAKU-AN located near Heian-Jingu Shrine. Just like WARAKU-AN, the building is a renovated traditional 'machiya' which exudes a charming and peaceful Japanese aesthetic. For those that want to stay in traditional Japanese style lodging after having trekked all the way to Kyoto, this guest house is perfect. It is located in Gion, the center of Kyoto. Nearby are Kennin-ji temple and Rokuharamitsu-ji temple. If you go just a little further, Yasaka-jinja shrine, Kodai-ji temple, and Kiyomizu-dera temple are also within walking distance. It’s an extremely convenient location for sightseeing and shopping with Pontocho and its bars and restaurants lined up north to south on the west bank of the Kamo River.   Kyoto’s biggest shopping  arcade, ShijoKawaramachi is also walking distance from the guest house. When staying in Kyoto, it would be a waste not to lodge at RAKUZA.


RAKUZA was originally used as a tea house for a hundred years before being renovated and reopened as a guest house. The owner and staff did almost all the renovation by hand. Furthermore, in order to bring about that machiya atmosphere, the restoration of the interior walls and painting of wood was undertaken using traditional techniques.



There is a beautiful courtyard garden within the building. As you relax and look out on the garden, all the stresses of travel simply melt away.


The tasteful lighting and furniture also helps to bring out the oriental atmosphere. During your stay, be sure to check out the building’s fine ornamentation and the illustrations on the sliding screens.


This is a common use salon. You can feel at home relaxing here, make travel plans, make friends with the other lodgers, and much more.


There are 5 private rooms and also a women-only dormitory (Men are to choose from the private rooms). This is a photo of the deluxe private room which can house four guests. There is a door that opens out onto a sweeping panorama of the Kamogawa river!


On the left is the only Western style room. This is for those guests who strongly prefer a bed. On the right is the dormitory, which houses three guests at most. The room can be divided by screen partitions.

Address 2-255, Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
Tel 075-561-2242
Open Check-in 4:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Check-out 8:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Refarence there are air conditioner and oil heater (in winter).
all toilets and bath room are shared.
Tthere is shared computer(free Internet).
guest's laptop can be connected with Wireless Lan. (depends on the room, it might be difficult to connect)
there is no shared kitchen. hot water and microwave are provided around the front desk.
they have body soap, and shampoo with conditioner for free.
there is no TV.
there is no parking with us. please use coin parkings around our guest house.

■Rental Sesrvice
bath towel : 100yen
rental cycle : 500yen / day
hair drier for free.
cell phone charger for free.
card reader for free.

■Selling Sesrvice
bus 1 day free pass : 500yen
teeth brush : 50yen
laser : 50yen
ear plug : 100yen

■You can make a reservation from following URL.
(They accept a reservation 4monts before.)
URL http://rakuza.gh-project.com/e/home.html
Access 1 minute walk from Keihan Shijo Station
4 minute walk from City Bus Stop ShijoKeihan
7 minute walk from City Bus Stop ShijoKawaramachi
*there is no entrance on the Kawabata-dori street side. please come to Miyagawa-suji street side.

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