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4.7 / 5Exceptional
49 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Nijō Castle
    17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Shijo Omiya
    18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto Imperial Palace
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    55 min drive

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  • Quadruple Room

    Room Amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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About this area


Located in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighborhood, Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse is in the city center. Nijō Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market. Check out an event or a game at Kyoto Racecourse, and consider making time for Toei Kyoto Studio Park, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the property's convenience to public transportation: Nijo Station is 10 minutes by foot.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nijō Castle - 17 min walk
  • Shijo Omiya - 18 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 3 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 4 min drive
  • Kinkaku-ji - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Kyoto Nijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Nijo Station - 10 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 82 min drive

About this property

Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse

Kyoto apartments in Central Kyoto, near Nijō Castle
Along with concierge services, this smoke-free apartment building has laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free. Each apartment boasts a fireplace and a deep soaking tub, while offering a washer/dryer and a kitchenette. Guests can appreciate conveniences like a refrigerator and a microwave, and other amenities include free WiFi and a balcony. Limited housekeeping is available.
Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse offers 7 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchenettes offer full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and hair dryers.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Limited parking
Off-street parking


Refrigerator (full size)


Separate bathtub and shower
Deep soaking bathtub
Hair dryer

Living spaces



20-inch flat-screen TV

Outdoor areas



Laundry Facilities

Work spaces


Climate control

Air conditioning


Service animals only (pets not allowed)


Braille signage
Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

Concierge services
Tour/ticket assistance
Limited housekeeping
Luggage storage
Blackout drapes/curtains
Free bottled water
Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

In the city center
In the historical district

Things to do

Bicycle rentals on site


7 rooms
4 floors
1 building
Individually decorated



Check-in between 3 PM - 6 PM


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 6 PM. <br />This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 6 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.

Property payment types


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective October 1, 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200-1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee: JPY 3000 for check-in between 6:30 PM and 8 PM
  • Late check-out fee: JPY 3000 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Property Registration Number 京都市指令保保医第572号

We should mention

One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file. Alcohol is not served at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Kyoto Yoko Akira Guesthouse Apartment
  • Yoko Akira Guesthouse Apartment
  • Kyoto Yoko Akira Guesthouse
  • Yoko Akira Guesthouse
  • Kyoto Yoko & Akira Kyoto
  • Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse Kyoto
  • Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse Apartment
  • Kyoto Yoko & Akira Guesthouse Apartment Kyoto


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We weren't sure what to expect for our first guesthouse experience but the reviews don't lie and this place is just as special as everyone says it is. Upon arrival we were greeted by Akira, who is just the most amazing host! He helped my mum carry her suitcase to her room and has thought of everything and I mean everything! He walked us through all of the amenities before providing us with maps of the city, explanations on how to get the buses, food recommendations and even a token gift! Akira speaks Japanese, Italian and English so if you need to confirm any details before staying here you can call without any issues with the language barrier. Location: The guest house is a 10 minute walk from Nijo station or can be reached by just one bus stop. There is a supermarket on the way from the station too if you need to pick up any supplies. Kyoto is a sprawling city and we found Nijo to be a great spot. It's on the main bus routes into Gion and the main street of Kyoto while being close to the JR line. Room: The rooms have everything you need. The bathroom has a bath, shower and clothes drying system. It also has a washing machine, fridge and freezer. The rooms are really spacious and ours even had a small balcony out the back. There's an instruction manual on how to use everything and don't worry if you're confused Yoko or Akira will be more than happy to help explain!

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Unbelievable hospitality!

Family of 4 stayed here for 4 nights. This place had everything, kitchen, WiFi, clothes washer. Very clean and modern. Near bus stops to get anywhere in Kyoto. 10 min walk to Nijo Station. Close to restaurants, bakeries, convenience stores. The owners are so nice! They gave us a small gift every day (fruit, cakes, etc). I forgot a power adapter, which they promptly sent to us in Tokyo. Japan has to be the most respectful and courteous culture in the world!

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

room was spacious. staff was very nice and helpful. I asked Akira San to help me with my next hotel and even he booked a hotel for me under his name(he paid) but card transaction to pay him back didn't go through so I had to book another hotel. long story to short, he will help you with his heart and I really appreciated and sorry for what happened

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Wonderful stay

Akira was so welcoming. Many steakhouses were full without a reservation but Akira helped get us one!

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A superb guesthouse

We had stayed in the guesthouse for one night. The bus-stop was just 2 -minute walk away. Both the house and the room were clean because all shoes were kept in the locker at the entrance of the building. The room was spacious and equipped with all essential facilities such as kitchenette, microwave, refrigerator and washing machine. We could buy the things we needed in the supermarket just a few minutes walk away. The room was good for couples or families who wish to enjoy a little cooking or home feel. We enjoyed our stay in this guesthouse and definitely it would be our first choice to stay in our future visit to the city.

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