Kyoto Uraraka Guest House

Average rating by guests Kyoto Uraraka Guest House: 4/5.0
Reviews 54

Guests can visit Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, the Arashiyama area and the Gion and Shijo Kawaramachi areas by bus from Marutamachi Chiekoin Bus Stop, which is a 1-minute walk away. JR Kyoto Station can be reached within a 17-minute drive.

Located a 10-minute walk from Nijo Castle, Kyoto Uraraka House offers private cosy guest rooms with private bathroom and free Wi-Fi access.

The Uraraka House offers a limited number of free rental bicycle upon request, as well as daily cleaning service. There is a coin launderette on site.

Air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished in natural colors and equipped with a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a working desk and a balcony. The en suite bathroom comes with a bath, a hairdryer and towels.

There is no restaurant at the property.

Nightly rates from $32.

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Phone: +81 75-812-8066

Address: 602-8152 Kyoto, Kyoto, Kamigyo-ku Marutamachi dori Chiekoin Higashi iru Kitaiseya-cho 740, Japan


Number of rooms: 30


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Available Rooms

Air conditioning Balcony Private bathroom View

Room Size 10 m²

This air-conditioned single room features a balcony, a fridge and free WiFi access. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 single bed (90-130 cm wide)

Room Facilities: Bath, Balcony, Socket near the bed, Free toiletries, Heating, Private bathroom, Flat-screen TV, Towels, Linen, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Alarm clock, Toilet paper, Toilet, Hairdryer, Desk, Air conditioning, Refrigerator, Slippers, Shower, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Bath or Shower, View

No parking available.

Air conditioning Balcony Ensuite bathroom View

Room Size 18 m²

This air-conditioned twin room features a balcony, a fridge and free WiFi access. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Beds: 2 single beds (90-130 cm wide)

Room Facilities: View, Bath or Shower, Air conditioning, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Refrigerator, Slippers, Shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Toilet paper, Toilet, Alarm clock, Linen, Towels, Heating, Socket near the bed, Free toiletries, Flat-screen TV, Ensuite bathroom, Balcony, Bath

No parking available.

Air conditioning Balcony Private bathroom View

Room Size 18 m²

This air-conditioned double room features a balcony, a fridge and free WiFi access. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 double bed (131-150 cm wide)

Room Facilities: Linen, Towels, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Toilet paper, Toilet, Alarm clock, Bath, Balcony, Heating, Socket near the bed, Free toiletries, Flat-screen TV, Private bathroom, Bath or Shower, View, Desk, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Slippers, Shower, Refrigerator

No parking available.

Air conditioning Balcony Private bathroom View

Room Size 25 m²

This air-conditioned double room features a balcony, a kitchen and a washing machine.
Room includes 2 small double beds 120 cm wide, and 1 sofa bed.

This room can accommodate up to 5 guests. Extra charges apply for the 4th and 5th guest.

Extra beds cannot be added to this room.

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Beds: 2 single beds (90-130 cm wide), 1 sofa bed (variable size)

Room Facilities: View, Kitchen, Sofa, Electric kettle, Refrigerator, Shower, Kitchenware, Hairdryer, Alarm clock, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Microwave, Linen, Private bathroom, Flat-screen TV, Free toiletries, Balcony, Washing Machine, Bath or Shower, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Sofa bed, Slippers, Bidet, Air conditioning, Drying rack for clothing, Wardrobe or closet, Clothes rack, Desk, Toilet, Toilet paper, Stovetop, Towels, Heating, Socket near the bed, Bath

No parking available.

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Reviews of Kyoto Uraraka Guest House 3*



Very nice staff and lots of amenities for good price. Rooms are teeny tiny though!

Heli K.



There was 3 reasons why we booked this. Free Wifi, balcony and free breakfast. Wifi worked fine. I dont understand why they add in the description that there is balcony when its empty, no table no chairs to sit. You are not allow to smoke there either so whats the point? And I dont even smoke. Also the breakfast was coffee and bread and thats all! If you have room on the 2nd floor where is frontdesk you are not able to sleep at all because of all the noise. There is no silent moment in the morning and you are going to wake up 7 am. Only good was it was located near few tourist things.

Josephine O.



Though the guest house is not near to Kyoto station, however the staff is very friendly, conversant in English, and one even walked the extra mile early in the morning to flag a cab for us across the road and told him where to send us knowing we have language barrier.

Dóra D. S.



Very nice and cozy small room, every day fresh towels and basic cleaning, friendly and helpful (English speaking) staff. Recommended 100%.

Junason C.



Excellent room and service

Tigas S.



Great budget guest house. Free Wi-Fi and nice free breakfast too but only bread, coffee and a bottled drink. The rooms are also bigger than the regular Japanese accommodation. My only gripe is the toilet without the usual Japanese heated seats and bidet. I would highly recommend this place.

Zoë H.



Super nice staff, nice and cozy room and good connection to Kyoto train station. There were also supermarkets in the area, which made it much easier to find intermediate snacks:)

Isabel R.



Very well. But ask for interior room

John S.



Rooms are comfortable and has a small balcony as well. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful when trying to get around Kyoto

Pinjin C.



Clean, comfortable, well-equipped, service staff attitude is very good very friendly very attentive, breakfast simple but very tasty, near the bus stop, convenient transportation. The CP value is high.

Ty T



Clean and very nice staff. Room is small and a bit old, not close to train station so you will have to get there by bus which can be confusing. Staff is very helpful tho so ask them any questions you might have

Jennifer D.



The staff are gery friendly and gave good English. The room is basic and has what you need. Overall pretty good stay.

Chris H.



Very spacious. Great hosts. Would definitely stay again. Recommended.

Duane C.



Staff are wonderful. Friendly, very helpful & speak English. My room was lovely, clean & the facilities & services were great. Highly recommended.

Kevin E. P.



Very nice room. Staff is super friendly and speaks excellent english. 10/10.

Karla C.



The best attention Tushi, the host is wonderful Delicious freshly baked bread everyday (included) they have made our stay memorable!

Riccardo C.



A great place in a good position, with a bus station just a few meters from the the hotel. Nice and clean room, kind staff and great considering the price! It offers breakfast included and you can take a bottle of the drink you want every morning.

Guilherme S.



Nice location. Comfortable room. Good breakfast. Excellent staff.

Synøve S.



Lovely English speaking staff and great value for money. Rooms are clean and breakfast, which consists of a variety of delicious breads, is included. Would definitely recommend. They also have a bunch of suggestions for what to see and do around Kyoto.

Karla T.



The staff is amazing! The price is great! They have pastries and juices available for breakfast. They also have a washing machine and dryer on the first floor which I used because I was on the 2nd leg of my carry on only trip. I also liked that they require no shoes in the room. The rooms also have a balcony which was cool. Kyoto in general is not very subway oriented and this guesthouse wasn't in the major tourist area so you must be ok with taking cabs or busses to get around though. It's 150 yen for an all day bus pass and super easy to navigate. Especially because the subways don't take you to all the cool places like Golden Temple, the busses do

Nicoleta B.



This guest house is a good value for money. The staff is helpful and they offer a nice selection of bread for breakfast. The room was small and the bed was not so comfortable. However, overall we had a good stay here.

Alain C.



Comfortable and practical. Close to bus stations and Nijo Castle. Good breakfast

Кокоурова О.



Hotel with spacious rooms and casement Windows. Pretty good free Breakfast, though modest. Far from JR station, but not too much — 10-15 minutes.

Karly K.



Super friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are great size in comparison to most Japanese budget hotels. Breakfast is breads and hot beverages. No curfew and easy to reach public transit.

Hal P.



Great place to stay. Location is near the nijo castle, not ideal location but plenty of buses, although they are crowded (when we there at least). Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable, western style with a small bathroom. Some baked goods are available for breakfast with a drink, not gourmet but tasty! Would recommend.

Madhan K.



I stayed in single room for 9 days. Room is small but comfortable for a single person. Free Wi-Fi, TV, hair dryer and breakfast with one bottled drink. Coffee, tea and milk is provided free for entire day. We can make it whenever we want. The staffs are friendly, well mannered and very helpful. I strongly suggest people if someone going to Kyoto (Nearby this guest house).

Alejandro M.



Great place, really nice staff and close to both castles in Osaka and Kinkaku-ji. The breakfast is great

René S.



The area seems to be a bit away from most things. But very close to bus and train stations. Staff is very friendly and helpful with everything from information about touristy stuff, buses, buying tickets, making reservations for you. They also offered us free umbrellas when it was a rainy day.

Tomas A.



Rooms were small but comfortable. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the city. Breakfast is provided every morning and stamps, bus passes, and detergent as well as other convenient goods are sold in-house. The location is not ideal for sightseeing but there is a convenient bus station and a supermarket nearby.

Santos M.



Excellent very fast Internet connection, individual room small but very well-kept, clean and private ensuite, 32 screen, the staff, the location if you come from the Kyoto station will be nice you 55munutos walk move by bus, the super is handy.

Judi G.



Clean, Roomy, Suprisingly comfortable beds for Japan. Great prices. Will stay again and definitely recommend




Great service the front desk is very helpful. Large rooms compared to most, very clean. Only two very little gripes, a bit out of the way and the washing machine didn't have English directions.

Robert M.



Stayed here for 3 nights (Oct 2015), and I can only say it was average, but I believe this to be very dependent on where your room is located in this lodging. Location: Excellent location, with a 1-minute walk to two major bus stops servicing multiple routes, and a 7-minute walk to another major road with more major bus routes. This is the primary reason I chose this lodging, as it only took about 30 minutes to get to major sites in Arashiyama, the Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji. Area itself is quiet at night, and street noise doesn't affect your sleep. Which leads me to my next point: Room: My single room was on the 2nd floor, and right across reception. Most of the rooms on the second floor will pretty much either be directly across reception or the kitchen area. This provided more noise than one would like, with people checking in and out at various times of day, and hanging around chatting. I could hear conversations from my room loud and clear. You might learn to block it out as I did, but at times I had to roll my eyes having no choice but to hear other's conversations. Apart from that, the room was average. My view from the window was another building you could probably touch at arm's length. Curtains blocked that out. The bed was average, with sheets that felt a bit rough, and a mattress that wasn't too firm. TV was big, and I appreciated having a desk and fridge. Washroom was a bit cramped, but manageable. Both washroom and room were clean though, so that's a plus.

Nick G.



Helpful and friendly staff. Great room for the price. Had an issue involving a lost key, was seen to very promptly. Service was much appreciated, highly recommended!

Mauricio C.



Excellent service. SERCA's of all super clean, comfortable and quiet

Manuel S. R.



Good Accommodation at the side of Nijo Castle. Comfortable rooms, simple and with a bathroom. All very new and very clean. Well connected with bus.


  • Daily maid service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Safety deposit box
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Ticket service
  • Vending machine
  • coffee!
  • Bottle of water


  • WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge

Room Amenities

  • Alarm clock
  • Refrigerator
  • Tickets to attractions or shows
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bath or Shower
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Flat-screen TV
  • View


  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling
  • Bikes available


  • No parking available

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Malay

Policies of Kyoto Uraraka Guest House

  • Check-In:

    15:00 - 20:00

  • Check-Out:

    00:00 - 10:00

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, JCB, Discover, Nicos, Uc

  • Check-in is normally handled until 20:00. If you expect to arrive at a later time, please make sure to contact the property in advance.

    Please be informed that the photo descriptions of the guest rooms are only one example. Minor details such as room composition and decor may vary and differ from the photo, depending on the allocated room.

    The Standard Single Room and Standard Twin Room can have an extra bed at an extra cost. The number of extra beds are limited, so please make sure to contact the property in advance if you wish to have one.

    Extra beds are not available in the Standard Double Room and Deluxe Twin Room with Sofa Bed.

    An accommodation tax per person per night is not included in the price and needs to be paid at the property.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    License number: 京都市指令保保生第334号

    There is no age requirement for check-in

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