Cozy place to stay for a trip like local
Text & photo / Kenta Baba
There are various types of place to stay in Kyoto, a city popular among tourists worldwide.
Ryokan (Japanese style hotel), hotel, guesthouse and many more.
Your choice to stay will depend greatly on who you are traveling.
If you are alone, you might like guesthouses where there is a bigger chance to meet and get to know other guests. If you are in two, a hotel might do.
On the other hand, family and groups will definitely suit renting a whole machiya (Kyoto's townhouse).
It just opened this summer, in 2015, renovating a 80 year-old traditional machiya.
Some parts are left traditionally, whereas some have changed in a unique way.
Hatagoya Karasumagojo has a very fine balance of its own.
Nabe (Japanese hot pot) would be great for cold winter season. Card games would be fun to play in a room like this, but let's be careful not to get too excited after midnight.
Place where you can find many 'right' things
It is totally up to you how to enjoy the place.
4-5 friends from university in Gifu decided to get together and were looking for a place convenient to gather and also fun to go around.
They chose Kyoto. The location and concept of Hatagoya was perfect.
The two rooms are convenient for a 3 generation family trip.
Grandparents can stay in one room and another can be used by the children's family.
Explore Gojo area
Convenient place to access both area by foot.
Many new shops and restaurants are opening here and is becoming more and more interesting.
Since it had not been so crowded before, the long operating restaurants and bars are really good ones that can only have survived if they weren't so.
・Mostly Gojo. Enjoy from the local's view. Local cruise by Naoyuki Nakanishi (Gojo Guesthouse)
Price: 1 night ¥45,000~
Check in: 15:00~18:00
Facilities: 2 bedrooms (Japanese type), living room, kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge), bathroom (hinoki bath, shower room), free bathroom amenities, hair dryer, free WiFi, etc.
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