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Annandale, Virginia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Really, a quiet pool in the city. Affordable and ridiculously picturesque, Tani House is all old wood and stone. Bamboo in the garden, but just outside is the city. We found an okonomiyaki place around the corner - dinner was more expensive than lodging. In Tani's shared space, - there might be a little kitchen - peopll were playing Scrabble.

Thank BrianLizPax
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 2 February 2016

เคยไปพักสมัยวัยรุ่น สะพายเป้ เดินไปเรื่อยๆ เน้นพักถูก เพราะพลังงานยังเยอะ ที่นี่เป็นบ้านโบราณที่เจ้าของเปิดให้คนเข้าพัก ดูแลคนเดียวโดยเจ้าของที่อายุมากแล้ว ดังนั้น ไม่ควรคาดหวังถึงความใหม่ สะอาด เนี๊ยบ แบบโรงแรม มันก็จะมีฝุ่น สภาพพุพังไปตามกาลเวลาบ้าง ตอนเดินๆไปทางเดินมียวบๆด้วย ฮ่าๆ ตอนนั้นนอนห้องรวม 20กว่าคน มีฟูกบางๆปูพื้น นอนต่อๆกันไป อารมณ์คล้ายๆไปนอนวัด แต่ราคาถูกมาก (ปี 2004 แค่ 1000 เยน) ห้องครัว ห้องน้ำ ใช้รวมกัน ถ้าเป็นคนอยู่ง่าย กินง่าย เข้ากับคนง่าย ที่นี่ก็โอเคนะ เพราะเวลาส่วนใหญ่เราก็ใช้นอกที่พักอยู่แล้ว กลับมาเพื่อมานอนอย่างเดียว

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Cirebon, Indonesia
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We booked and paid Tani for two nights with two types of room, a dormitory and traditional japanese place (tatami). But we stayed only one night since the places are very dirty, gross, messy, dusty and smelly. The dormitory has 5 beds and all is messy, dusty every where and super dirty. A big trash bin is next to the...

Thank Christine J
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Tani is a lovely elderly lady who provides her home to travelers. Tanis house is by no means a hotel. If you are used to staying in nicer places, even cheap hotels, you will likely not enjoy it here. The rooms have no locks and you are only given a thin mat to sleep on. However this is a Japanese...

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We were staying in Kyoto for two nights. First of all, if there had been the option to reserve another place we would have lost our money here and run away. After travelling through countries in Asia like Nepal, China, Mongolia, Pakistan were we slept in many guest houses, hostels, yurts and mountain lodges we conclude that this is the...

Thank Alex P
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

The owner of the house is a sweet older lady and I wish her the best in her business but the experience was quite terrible. It is very basic which is fine but it is also very dirty and very cluttered. I am not convinced the bedding was clean nor the toilet, shower or kitchen. It is also a good...

3Thank Mel H
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Miss Tani Guest House promised a true japaneese experience, for which I didn't hope this one reflected. We were met by a sweet elderly lady, however the entire house seemed as if it had never been cleaned. The 'reception' was filled with flies, just like the room in which we were staying were filled with both dead and alive insects....

Thank LouiDenmark
Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
Reviewed 15 November 2014

PROS: A free, fully-functioning wifi network CONS: Literally everything else It is clear that Tani Guest House might have been a very nice place to stay for many decades. However, time has taken a toll on the hostel and the staff (which appears to be mainly Mrs. Tani) cannot keep up with the cleaning and degradation. I appreciated her efforts,...

Thank Calvin W
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Some of the reviews on this place is just rude.. First of all everyone who visits japan knows that it is customary to take your shoes off before entering someone's home.. This place is over 100 years old of course it would be old looking.. Mrs Tani is not a young lady full of energy.. She's old and needs to...

10Thank polski2205
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Where on earth do I start? As with all things in life there are no zeros and no tens! However, this place comes pretty close to zero! It is located down a back street and on arrival we had to remove our shoes. We were then taken to our room and shown the bedding we were expected to use and...

4Thank Irving And Wend... M

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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: 8 Daitokujichi, Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Northern Kyoto
Number of rooms: 16
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