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Rak Kiyomizu
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely place that is well located for exploring East Kyoto. It isn't a walkable from Kyoto station, but there is a bus that drops you very close (instructions are sent through after you book). There is a FamilyMart and supermarket very close by aswell as numerous places to eat.
The hostel itself is very clean and tidy, rooms are basic but exactly as they are sold. Bathrooms were always very clean when we used them and theres a water fountain for hot and cold water just off the reception desk.
I would have to agree with the comments in other reviews about the walls being thin. It didn't cause us a problem while we were there but you could hear every word from reception and the room next door. The main desk isn't manned after about 8pm (in our experience), which again, didn't cause us a problem. But if you had an issue with the electronic door unlocking system it might be.
Overall, a great place to stay and we would go back.

Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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順哉 大, オーナー at Rak Kiyomizu, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thanks for the post !!
When staying in Kyoto, please stay.
I am looking forward to seeing you again.
Thank you very much!!

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Loved the location of the hotel. Right in middle of Higashiyama and close to Kiyomizudera temple. Just walking around the streets in this area was an experience by itself. Note its a bit further away from the main train station but the owner was very nice to send me a you tube video beforehand on how to get there.

The hotel itself was modern, stylish, smelled real nice and was clean. Its a 2 storey building, with about 5 rooms in each floor. Visitors would have to share bathrooms. The walls between rooms are thin and the bed is on the harder side. The pillow was also quite thin but it was not a huge problem for me. The hotel's owner was also very nice and courteous. Do check out the local Japanese bar (recommended in the information sheet given) which is close to the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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順哉 大, オーナー at Rak Kiyomizu, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thanks for the post !!
When staying in Kyoto, please stay.
I am looking forward to seeing you again.
Thank you very much!!

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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順哉 大, オーナー at Rak Kiyomizu, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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順哉 大, オーナー at Rak Kiyomizu, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2017
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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順哉 大, オーナー at Rak Kiyomizu, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017
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