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1 bedroom, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
1 bedroom, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
6 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationHigashi Honganji Temple8 min walk
Popular LocationKyoto Tower13 min walk
Popular LocationShijo Omiya16 min walk
AirportOsaka (ITM-Itami)50 min drive

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About this area


HOUKA is located in Kyoto's Central Kyoto neighbourhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa, while Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto International Manga Museum are cultural highlights. Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are not to be missed.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Higashi Honganji Temple - 8 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 13 min walk
  • Shijo Omiya - 16 min walk
  • Toji Temple - 10 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Gojo Station - 9 min walk
  • Kyoto Station - 13 min walk
  • AirportOsaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 78 min drive

About this property


3.5-star Kyoto guesthouse in Central Kyoto, walk to Higashi Honganji Temple
Along with concierge services, this smoke-free guesthouse has a garden and a front desk safe. WiFi in public areas is free. All 2 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and kitchens. Other amenities available to guests include separate living rooms, flat-screen TVs and fridges. Limited housekeeping is available.
HOUKA offers 2 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 3.5-star guesthouse has kitchens with fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, toilets with an electronic bidet and complimentary toiletries.

This Kyoto guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: JPY 2200.00 per person

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Separate living room


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (limited)

Languages spoken

  • Japanese


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Climate control (heating)


  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Separate living room



Check-in between 3 PM and 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


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

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective from 1 October 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 the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: JPY 2200.00 per person (approximately)

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 may be 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
No on-site parking is available
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Property registration number H28-第1244

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

HOUKA Guesthouse
HOUKA Guesthouse Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at HOUKA and receive a full refund?
Yes, HOUKA offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to HOUKA cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is HOUKA pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at HOUKA?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at HOUKA?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 7 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at HOUKA?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is HOUKA located?
Located in Central Kyoto, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Nishihonganji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kyoto Tower and Nishiki Market are also within 1 mile (2 km). Gojo Station is 9 minutes by foot and Kyoto Station is 13 minutes.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Quiet and spacious
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Charming, spacious, comfortable, attractive accommodation. Off the beaten path so taxis were sometimes unsure how to find even with the excellent directions provided by Houka staff...nevertheless would still be our first choice in Kyoto. We loved it. Totally up to date. Concierge service through the provided mobile device was helpful and immediately responded. Quiet. Conveniently located for transport. 👍👍👍. Delightful check in experience. Felt like a typical Japanese home. Top marks on all fronts. So pleased we found this gem.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

保存了老房子的格調, 重新裝潢后讓生活方便并舒適, 除了廚房稍小,其他一應用具齊全且高級和好用。雖說在深巷中, 可離旁邊一條通車的街道較近, 其中一個房間還是難免會被車聲叨擾。
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2018