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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This was an absolute gem during our visit to Kyoto. In terms of service, it's more like a western B&B or rented apartment than a traditional ryokan (which typically serves meals). However, for those who are simply interested in staying in a traditional Japanese room with tatami floors and futon bedding, this is a wonderful choice! It offers the freedom...

2Thank kaisatsu
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Echoing what many others have said this is a brilliant place to stay. It is a traditional small 2 storey house with two living rooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs (separated by a small hallway). The small bathroom (no shower, Japanese bath) and separate loo are downstairs. It worked perfectly for our family of four, as with no staff on...

2Thank Jane W
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 11 July 2014

If you want to stay in a reasonably priced place with an authentic Kyoto experience this is the place! The B&B is a traditional Japanese style house. For our family of 4 it was perfect as the adults stayed in one room and the kids stayed in the other (it has 2 bedrooms). If you are tall make sure you...

2Thank TravelingKnight75
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Reviewed 19 June 2014

B&B Keiko is a authentic old Japanese style house located in a charming neighborhood with small shops. The house has two rooms upstairs with a common seating area, a bathroom and toilet downstairs. The best room is the room nearest the garden. Keiko is an amazing and wonderful host. The service is more than excellent, she gave us really good...

1Thank Daniel E
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

This was the most unique stay of our 6 week stay. This traditional house is full of character and makes the perfect kyoto experience. The great tea house ippodo is right around the corner. Keiko is a wonderful host, thank you. Highly recommended!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Everything that everyone says about this place is true, and more. It's like living in an enlarged dolls house: the fragile beauty of sliding doors, wooden floors and tiny staircases. We were lucky, being off season, to have the place to ourselves and enjoy its serene beauty. The website is a bit misleading, since it implies that the place is...

2Thank korokoro
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Keiko B&B over the Christmas period for our group of 7. I simply love this ryokan for its old charm and the lovely and wonderful host, Keiko. The ryokan is as what most describe - warm, cosy, comfy futon beds. The ryokan is located near Kyoto City Hall subway, about 10 min walk and it's close to...

2Thank Ng C
Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I stayed in this Ryokan with my family for around 5 or 6 days before moving on to Osaka. The owner is an extremely nice and friendly lady. The house is around 90 years old and for such an old house it has been very well maintained. Everything is very clean and still in very good condition so no worries...

1Thank Jean L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights in October as part of our two week holiday in Japan. The accommodation is basic but very well located for the price. Breakfast is included at a cafe round the corner. The value however of staying here is the owner, Keiko. She is extremely welcoming, warm and eager to help you make the most...

1Thank NomadicBoys
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I stayed at B&B Keiko for one night in September. The place is in a good location (although a bit hard to find, especially at night) and the house is a wonderful traditional japanese Ryokan (with tatami mattes on the floor and a futon to sleep on). The rooms a spacious and clean, the shared bathroom is clean although it...

1Thank Exploring-Lisa

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Address: 576-1 Matsumotocho, Ebisugawa Agaru,Gokomachi, Nakagyo-ku | (Teramachidori Ebisugawadori Nishiiru), Kyoto 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are only two rooms, both reasonable quiet”
 of 5 bubbles chihiro80, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The best room is the room nearest the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielE296, 18 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Previous reviwers complained a bit about the stret noise in the front room, the one I stayed in. Honestly the noise didnt bother me at all, I would even say it was pretty quiet. but I must add that live in a busy street of a big city...”
 of 5 bubbles psterzi, 28 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the courtyard room if you're a light sleeper. Roadside room is pretty noisy with all the cars going back and forth.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelWithCameraHI, 10 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Only has two rooms, both are awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles BobJ179, 26 Nov 2012 | Read review
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