Skip to content
Save this listing.
Shared room in villa

4 person dorm in Guesthouse Kotone

Shingo User Profile

4 person dorm in Guesthouse Kotone

4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
DryerThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

The space

we are offering a bunk in a mixed Dorm in our beautiful restored traditional Japanese manor house.
(if the room is showing as booked please enquire as someone may have only booked one bunk and we have another dorm)
the house is over one hundred years old and was until 2012 run as a guesthouse called Yougendo.
Shingo the manager ran yougendo until the former owners decided to return to the U.K. at which point he bought it and renamed it guesthouse Kotone.
the house is split into two parts the main house and the accommodation wing the main house contains the living areas of the house so the living room , fully equipped kitchen, the second living room with tourist information, computer and book loan library and the formal Tatami rooms with the painted shoji sliding screens.
the accommodation wing holds the sleeping areas of the house
which consists of four rooms please try and keep the noise down in the part of the house as someone may be sleeping
please bear in mind all bathroom and toilet facilities are shared

the house is a 5 minute walk from a major J.R. station as well as two Kintetsu stations and a bus station (you can even get to Tokyo by bus from here is you can endure 8 hours on a bus)



House Rules

Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM and check out out by 11AM


169 Reviews

ゼグロ User Profile
November 2017
The traditional house is eye candy!
Kristen User Profile
March 2017
I really enjoyed my stay here. It is truly a traditional house and I desired to stay in a home like this. The heater was more than sufficient to keep me warm in a wooden house. Hopefully I can stay here again!
Cj User Profile
November 2016
Shingo was very nice and helpful host, ensuring all our needs were met and we were comfortable during our stay. Guesthouse Kotone is a beautiful space with floor-to-celing windows allowing you to take in the surrounding gardens. We stayed in the more western-style room with 2 bun…
Victoria User Profile
April 2016
Overall an interesting place to stay. This house will give you a nice traditional Japanese feel with strict rules to help maintain the home. We never met Simon instead we were greeted by Shingo who runs the property. Our group liked that there was a 24/7 super market open for …
Kira User Profile
November 2015
My stay at kotone was very relaxing. It's just like staying in a traditinal japanese home and it's kept very clean. I felt at home, and with the convenience of being between nara and osaka it was simple to decide what to do on any day. Shingo was very kind and I had a great time …
Chengmiao User Profile
May 2015
The house has old typical Japan-style design. It is a warm and intimate place to live. You can feel history there.
Chelsea User Profile
January 2015
I arrived really late to the hostel because I got lost, but the host was very understanding and was very patient while checking me in. He was also very helpful when it came to planning my trip to Nara and gave good restaurant suggestions.

Hosted by Shingo

Nara, JapanJoined in February 2013
Shingo User Profile
883 Reviews
My name is Shingo. I am a 34 years old Japanese man. I love traveling. and music, movie, and drinking. I am local. Please feel free ask about your travel in Japan. I will try to do my best. Thank you.
Languages: 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Always communicate through AirbnbTo protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

The neighborhood

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Check In

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Check Out
You won’t be charged yet

Things to do near this home