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I'm the kind of person who plans things on the fly, and my girlfriend is not. We were staying in Tokyo and decided to take a two day trip to Kyoto without advance reservations and we ended up finding Bola Bola because of a tour...More
My boyfriend and I went to Kyoto on a vacation from our jobs teaching English in Korea over New Years '10-'11. We originally booked this place because everything else was already booked since it was New Years, but I feel like it was destiny that...More
Unfortunately, we only stayed one night because it was booked when we wanted to prolong our stay. Staff is the best! Provided us with free maps (hand drawn - we still have them as souvenirs), pointed out the best places to go, kept our bags,...More
Very friendly, helpful host who provided us with maps and reccommendations of things to see and do in Kyoto.
Only one train stop away from Ashyiama which is on my must see list for Kyoto - not only does it have a world heritage site,...More
To be honest we were on a tight budget and booked Bola Bola because it was cheap, not expecting too much. What we got was absolutely perfect, it felt like home. The owner was extremely helpful, the rooms were clean, the beds were extremely comfy,...More
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Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.