About This Listing
My house was built over 100 years ago and renovated it and i started accepting guests from January 23rd, 2013!
There are 3 rooms(2 Japanese Style and 1 Bunk Bed Style) on the 2nd floor and 1 room(1 Japanese Style) on the 1st floor. Basically, I do not have a Single room in my house because i want many guests to have a chance to stay in my traditional house.If you are ONE person, you need to share the room with other guest.
Male and Female dorms are shared by 2 or 3 people. Same room could be arranged for couple or family as a private room if you request me and it is possible.
As the house is renovated from a traditional Japanese house, rooms on the 2nd floor are built with an open ceiling so sound may leak out. No keys for all rooms, but there are lockers with key.
You can spend a relaxing night in the Japanese Style tatami room or Western Style bunk bed room with comfortable futon mattress.
You may also share your travel experience and information with other travelers in the common living room. If you got any problem with your trip, feel free to ask and we will try our best to help. The atmosphere in here makes you feel like at home.
Luggage can be kept from 8:00a.m on the check-in day and by 11:00pm on the check-out day. There is no curfew.
A bus stop is located right next to the guest house, with buses going to tourist attractions like Gion (祇園), Ginkakuji (銀閣寺), Higashiyama area (東山区), and also to Kyoto station.
Only 10~15mins walk to Nishihonganji(西本願寺) and Higashihonganji(東本願寺).
Bicycle rental service is available so you can also travel the city by bicycle. (5oo yen/day)
-Shower room (with shampoo and shower gel)
-Kitchen (with basic cooking utensils, seasoning, fridge, microwave, oven)
-Living room (with Kotatsu, a Japanese style table with heater)
*Free coffee and tea
*Free city map
-Convenient store (approx. 2mins walk)
-Supermarket (approx. 8mins walk)
-Japanese public bath house (approx. 5mins walk)
-Nearest train stations (approx. 9mins walk):
*Keifuku Arashiyama Line Shijoomiya Station 京福電鉄嵐山本線四条大宮駅
*Hankyu Kyoto Line Oomiya station 阪急大宮駅
401 Kamigojo-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City. (English)
*From Kyoto Station (about 10 mins):
-By city bus route 206 (Terminal A3) to Omiya Gojo (大宮五条) and approx. 15seconds walk
-By JR bus to Gojo Omiya (五条大宮) and approx. 15seconds walk
When you get off Omiya Gojo or Gojo Omiya bus stop, you can toward the north(15seconds) and you can see my house on your left side.
Fee: 220yen (One Day Bus Pass 500JPY)
-By Hankyudensha (阪急電車) to Oomiya station (大宮駅)and approx. 8mins walk
Toru's apartment is in a very convenient location and allowed us to get around Kyoto quickly and without much fuss. Toru is also very detailed and his apartment has everything that you would need for a comfortable stay to experience Kyoto. Toru himself is friendly and does not hesitate to provide help, advice and guidance whenever we asked him for directions or advice in Kyoto. Overall, we had an extremely pleasant stay in Toru's apartment and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a friendly and helpful host whose apartment is both clean and in a great location.
Toru and his place (YouEnMe) were excellent. He really makes you feel welcome & at home and you can tell he's worked hard to do that. Before arriving he made sure to send me all the details (directions in English and Japanese for taxi, bus, walking, from different stations, and other information). The location is great and near 2 bus stops. Staff is friendly and kind and have binders available with a lot of information, recommendations, and details on traveling around Kyoto (which bus lines to take, nearby attractions & restaurants, etc.). Of course, you may also ask them for information and they do their best to help. Anything you would need to stay there is also available, you can even rent a bicycle by hour or day or rent a bus pass. The room was very nice, clean, and very comfortable. There was also lockers for storing your valuable items, if you would like, which was great. I very much recommend staying here and will stay here again if I have a chance.
Very clean and welcoming. Toru is very personable and always happy to help you with your trip around Kyoto.
Très bon accueil de Toru et du staff.
La maison est fonctionnelle, propre et le couchage est très confortable.
Un bus s'arrête à une dizaine de mètre de la maison et un onsen est à tout juste 200 mètres de la maison !!!.
Notre nuit s’est très bien passée, rien à dire.
Toru was very welcoming.
The house is functional, clean and the bed is very comfortable.
A bus stops is just at ten meters from the house and an onsen is just 200 meters from the house !!!.
Our night was very well, nothing to say it was perfect!
I had a pleasant stay at You En Me for two nights in the Female Dorm. There were only two beds in the room and the bottom bunk was empty, so I was able to have the room to myself! There were blinds rather than doors on some rooms, but this was no problem at all. Facilities were clean and the common room was cozy. The guest house itself was a little isolated from things in the city, but you can use the city bus to get to places you need. The important thing was that I had a comfortable and clean place to stay--and this place fit the bill!
Very clean and nice place. All of our family had a wonderful experience of stay in traditional house.
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About the Host, Toru
My name is Toru.
I have traveled round the world over 30 countries and i had a chance to stay at local houses in each countries.
Now i want to give the opportunity to travelers who are visiting Kyoto in Japan.
If you got any problem with your trip, feel free to ask and I will try our best to help. The atmosphere in here makes you feel like at home.