Niigataya Ryokan

224 Higashiuoyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8169, Japan
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Accomdodation, Central Location, not too pricey?

by kinghewitt

I am travelling with my gf to Japan in March next year and we are spending 4 days in Kyoto. We are trying to see if anyone has any recommendations for reasonably priced accomodation in Kyoto?

We are also trying to figure out if you need to stay in the centre or if it is just as easy to stay a bit further out and travel in?


by heywinks

I have a recommendation on my Kyoto accomodations page. Not sure what you mean by reasonably priced...what your budget is. If you can spend more than $150-200, a stay in a ryokan (Japanese style hotel) would be a good option.
You should try to stay central if you are in Kyoto, near the train station or in the Gion area.

Re: Kyoto

by MrMooo

Hi Paul,

We just returned from a 5 1/2 day stopover in Japan on our return from Europe in August. We stayed 4 nights in Kyoto as well and can highly recommend Kyoto for a start as a base for a short trip in Japan and also one place in particular. We stayed at K's House which is a brand new hostel in downtown Kyoto only a 10 minute walk from the JR station. It was clean and modern, had wonderful facilities including air-conditioned rooms, internet access, storage facilities and friendly staff. Everyone who stays there rates it very highly, and we paid just Aussie$27 per night each sharing a 4-6 bed room. That's about 11pounds and as good as it gets in Kyoto. You may prefer something more expensive and private but if you want to save money (and you will spend a lot in Japan) it's a comfortable cheap option. There is a mountain of info on the web - check it out.

Also, I can recommend a railpass, but there are various options. We found the best one for this short period was a Kansai Thru Pass (as opposed to a Kansai Area Pass.) Both cover trains in the Kansai region around Kyoto but the Thru Pass had more discounts at attractions and also covered most buses and private rail lines instead of just JR rail lines. Contact me here if you want more advice on this as it can get complicated. Staying in central Kyoto is good because most attractions require some public transport to get to anyway.

Cheers from Martin.

Re: Re: Kyoto

by kinghewitt

That looks like a great suggestion. I see they do double rooms for a bit more too which would suit us perfectly and the location sounds great. Thanks for the excellent tip. Found their website here too

Travel Tips for Kyoto

Short skirts, long socks

by CliffClaven

When old Cliffie last worked in Japan, the fashion - alas - was for short hair and long skirts. Now, it's long hair and short skirts - which perhaps explains his readiness to hop on a plane to Japan a couple of times a year. Schoolgirls, in particular, seem to vie with each other to wear the shortest skirt, usually over crumpled long socks that infuriate their more traditional elders. These two girls in the picture are quite modest by current Kyoto standards.

Cocktails on the terrace

by Pixiekatten about SENT JAMES CLUB

There are 2 Sent James Clubs in Kyoto. One in Honten and one in Ponto-cho.
I went to the Ponto-cho one with my friend (who is I might add crazy about jazz). But Im not and you dont have to be a jazz person to come here!

Its a nice, mellow bar. Dark wooden interior. Flickering candlelights to set that jazzy mood.. But the music is played very low - perfect background music!
AND!! They have a terrace overlooking Kamogawa river. Perfect for a hot summers eve! If it should get chilly, they hand out blankets.

The drinklist is impressive with many exciting cocktails. A bit pricy. But worth it!

It's open
Mon - Sat: 7pm to 2am
Sun: 5pm to midnight

There's a 600yen cover charge and extra if you want to sit on the terrace. Smart.

Pasta alla giapponese

by CliffClaven

The most popular foreign cuisine in Japan, especially among the young, is Italian. There's no shortage of pizza and pasta places in Kyoto, and one of the best is Kabe no Ana (Hole in the Wall), a branch of the famous pasta restaurant that started in Shibuya in Tokyo. You can find it right next to the Maruzen stationery and book store on Kawaramachi street. If Kabe no Ana is full - it often is - you'll always find a table at Manne, a five-minute walk away in the Teramachi arcade.

Beautiful and Not Just For the Golden Pavillion

by giampiero6

the Golden Pavillion...beautiful for its placement on a serene lake amid pine trees in not my favorite example of Japanese temple-dom. I prefer the simple and more natural setttings, but the entire complex is quite beautiful for the gardens, walks, and especially the tea garden where you can take a break, drink green tea, and relax from the hustle and bustle of school groups and tourists.

Kyoto Tower

by dancinbudgie

This is a must do if you are in Kyoto. it is perfect for getting your bearings, and just plain old fabulous for getting great views! I loved it...and I'm afraid of heights. I was so busy looking out at everything that I didn't once (or hardly once) look down!
There are free binoculars available, and places of interest are marked on the walls pointing to where you can find them.
The tower viewing platform is 100metres above the ground. It is open year round from 9am - 9pm (last entry at 8.40pm). It costs 770yen per adult.


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