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Guest House "Bon"

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The owner of the guest house picked me up from the train station. A superman. He is the tour guide, driver, cleaner and receptionist. Room is average size for single. Love the communal room where I met other travelers and shared tips and interesting stories. It takes approx 10 minutes to get to nearest bus stops. Along the way to...

Thank cczhang2013
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Yes, it is not near the Kyoto station. It takes 30-45 minutes to get there but I love it. I love the traditional atmosphere. The bed on the floor, the tatami, the ordinary kitchen, the wooden sandals to the toilet, the traditional sliding doors and the hospitality of the owner. I also like all the writing giving you instructions how...

Thank Ekazfootprint
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This review is late already I stayed in Bon Guesthouse in Summer 2013. The owner is a friendly helpful guy who takes care of his guests in all details. I stayed here for 1 whole week with 4 days having the whole house myself since it was low season. The tatami and mattress in the room are in top quality,...

2Thank Ch00T
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 December 2013

This is the most impressive guesthouse of our trip to Japan. The host "Taniguchi-San" is very kind and helpful and he can speak English very well. He picked up us at the Kitaoji Station and escorted us to Kyoto Station when we checked out. He explained how to travel in Kyoto quiet clear. He took care us like relative. The...

2Thank PoppyBKK
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Located in the northern end of Kyoto city it is in a small side street surrounded by residential homes. If you like being around the locals when you travel rather then the tourist hordes I would choose this guest house. The owner (who's name I forgot.. oops) is friendly and very helpful. He knows the best public transport connections to...

1Thank chewie999
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I agree with the other reviewers. Mr Bon is extremely helpful, his English is good,the location is in a quiet neighborhood near a Zen Monastery and 600mt to the bus stop. We had no leaks in the roof during the typhoon rains. His kitchen is well equipped with a large refrigerator for you to store food. I would highly recommend...

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 16 September 2013

I should have gotten round to writing this review earlier i stayed at Bon about a year and half ago. The host picked me up form the subway station and that we good cos i had luggage it was a bit of a walk. not a problem if no luggage. Upon arrival at the guesthouse, he sat me down and...

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 14 August 2013

It was truly a wonderful experience that I will not forget, and at such a reasonable price... The owner was very friendly and spoke perfect English. The first thing he did was to sit down with us and let us know any information we would need in Kyoto: what buses to take (the guesthouse is conveniently situated not so far...

Thank SergioTLB
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We had a great stay in Guest House Bon. Our host was very friendly and helpful.It turns out the secret to getting around Kyoto is to get to know the bus system. The first thing our host did was sit down with us with a transit map and explain how to get to all the places we wanted to go....

Thank A D
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 13 May 2013

The hostel is a litle far from the train statinon, but close to many temples and attractions. The owner is very helpful, provided me with pams and direction on the places I requested to see. The rooms are very clean and over all a great place to stay with a very nice common room. I will stay here again.

Thank Arvinder_atx

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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Address: 63-2 Murasakino Kamimonzen-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8217 , Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Price Range: RM145 - RM299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs rooms are best.”
jeffsQ189OB, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The ones that face the road are nosier. Prebably, take the rooms upstairs.”
autumnleaf09, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The rooms facing the inner courtyard (north) are a bit more quiet than the ones facing the street, obviously.”
vascol223, 26 Jun 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are traditional style with tatami n thick comforter. If u want a room with view, try the upper rooms.”
cczhang2013, 25 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Choose the room downstairs , the staircase steps are very narrow.”
Ch00T, 7 Dec 2013 | Read review
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