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Kyoto Hostel Kanouya

Hostel | 493-3Aizenjicho SenbonHisgashi, Kamichojamachi-st Kamigyo-ku, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto, Japan .

83.8% Overall Rating

256 out of 281 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/11/2015)

Rachel melton thinks…

"Such a cute little place. Very traditional, very clean. The manager was very nice and welcoming and offered to help lots. Would stay here again!"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

I reply to all reservations. If you book. Please check mail later. The check-in from 4PM. However, you can drop luggage at anytime. *The group booking can be up to 14 people * About deposit and cancellation: -Deposit cannot be refunded -When the reservation is changed, the room charge (excluding deposit) is requested -Deposit is not included in the room charge.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 16:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kyoto?

Contact us directly

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Kyoto Hostel Kanouya is a friendly, cosy, clean and affordable hostel in a traditional old Japanese building, based in ‘Kanouya’, located in Nishijin, a residential and quiet area in Kyoto. Since 2006
This hostel prepared Japanese style culture. If you don't like or don't understand the Japanese style... Don't choose this hostel. ( This is not a Ryokan !! Ryokan is more rich building and more expensive .)

Difficult to access? But, who's keep the traditional scene and town? This town and there street build 1200 years ago. Why I made a hostel here. It has really reason! Read more

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About Kyoto Hostel Kanouya

Note: Kyoto is unaffected by the earthquake and the Hostel is still open everyday. Thanks.
Kyoto (Kyoto) of Environmental Radioactivity

Machiya is Japanese old Kyoto style house.
This hostel is in an old private house in Japan which is very narrow offering cosy, clean and affordable accommodation in a traditional old Japanese building, based in ‘Kanouya’, located in Nishijin, a residential and quiet area in Kyoto.
Anti urbanism style.

Only 10 beds.
The futon (bedding) uses silk. They are highest class.

We offer Internet & Wireless LAN throughout the property and have a communal kitchen and living room. We have a laundry service for a small fee and offer a bike rental facility.
(kitchen sage fee 100yen)

Other facilities and services include a spot garden and soaps and driers.

Free tea and coffee is available in the kitchen and we prepare free bread for breakfast every day.

Smoking is forbidden in the hostel.

Accommodation Information

There are no mixed dorms. (boys can't stay in girls’ dorms)
Many guys have booked stays women’s dorms in the past. We can’t prepare the women’s bed for guys and will not facilitate your stay should you do the same.

3 - 5 people can stay in the Japanese-style room.
(If add more people on private room please book the Dormitory by same name. I will change the condition)

All our rooms are equipped with air-conditioning.

We also have 2 dormitory rooms (4 beds, separate rooms for male & female guests) and 1 private room (Japanese style 2-5 people) available.

We provide heated blankets during the winter.
There is a women-only policy in August (Dormitory).

Location Information

Senbon Demizu bus stop is a 3 minute walk away and JR Nijo Station (JR Sagano Line) is an 18 minute walk from the hostel. Some supermarkets and 24 hours convenience stores are located near by.

You can visit the Sento (traditional Japanese public bath) between 15:00 pm. - 0:00 am for JPY 410/person. It is very close to the hostel so please feel free to ask us for more information.

The train in Kyoto is not very convenient so we recommend using the bus which covers most of the city. A single on-way journey is 220 Yen so we recommend buying the 1 day city bus pass as it is more economical. It costs 500yen and it is available from the driver on the bus.


Kinkaku-ji (Golden Palace) 9:00 - 16:00
Ryoan-ji Temple (Rock garden) 8:00 - 16:00
Imperial Palace (Book for advance in the palace) 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Nijo-jo (Nijo Castle) 9:00 - 16:00
Kitano tenmangu Shrine 6:00 - 18:00
Daitokuji Temple (Koto In, Daisen In, etc) 9:00 - 16:00

Around Kyoto station:

Kiyomizu Temple (Big wood stage) 6:00 - 18:00 #
Sanjuusangendo Temple (1000 statues) 9:00 - 16:00
Fushimi inari Shrine (1000 red gates) 24H

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