J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House
Hello Japan-hoppers !
We welcome you with a warm heart and cozy bed !
We are the first hostel of J-Hoppers hostels founded by a world motorcyclist.
Our location is only 7-10 minute walk from Kyoto station (JR, Kintetsu and subway line). Although we are located in the south-side of Kyoto station, there is a bus stop in only 2min walk. Buses take you to Kiyomizu-temple, Gion, the downtown area, and many other top sight-seeing spots directly. We sell 1day bus passes at the reception and bike rentals only for 500yen/day to make your sightseeing easier!
*3min walk to Kujo station of Subway Karasuma Line.
*7-10min walk to Tofukuji station of Keihan and JR lines.
The post office and ATM machine where you can draw out cash for 24 hours are in 2min walk distance.
There are so many nice places to eat around us!
Hope to see you soon in Kyoto : )
We have loads of information about Kyoto and all over Japan.
Our location is also suitable for the day trip to Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Kobe and Shiga.
If you arrive before check-in time or after check-out, we will store your luggage for free.
*Free wireless Internet access in the whole building.
*Free teas(Japanese and English) and Coffee
*24hours hot shower and equipped kitchen
*Free parking lot for motor cycles and bikes
*All rooms are air conditioned and heated.
*Free Kyoto map, bus map and tons of information.
NO curfew NO lock out time
Late check-in OK
Payment: Cash and credit card acceptable
*Bed curtains *Bed lights.
*Safe lockers in all dorms.
*Travel information file *A/C and heater.
*Free wireless access *Luggage shelf.
At Common Space
*Book exchange *Manga(anime)book shelf
*Coin laundry and dryer (Washing powder is free)
*Variety of games
*TV (local and CNN.BBC)
*Japanese and English newspapers
*Free kimono try-on and sales
*Computers for Internet access 100yen /30min
*Free computer for CD and DVD burning and creating documents.
*Photo copy and print out service
*Shampoo and soap in the shower rooms.
*Electric plug, *Battery recharger, Guide books, Padlock,Hair drier
*Alarm clock, *Card reader, Headset for Skype and MSN
*Rental towel 30yen and 70yen
*International phone card *Bus pass
*Public bath ticket *Stamps *Padlock
*Public phone and fax mail service
*Unique Kyoto postcards
*DVD, CD, Electric plug
*many other things you might need for traveling.
Supermarket 9:30-2:00, 5min walk
ATM 24hours, 2min walk
Chemist 9:30-21:00, 4min walk
100yen shop 10:00-20:00, 5min walk
There are many local restaurants in this area.
Parking lot for cars near by.
Please relax and have a nice conversation with other travelers in the cozy common room with coffee and tea or Japanese Beer ! It is also a very good idea to go to a public bath near by to relax after long day walk for sight seeing.
Recommended sightseeing spots nearby
Toji-Temple = One of the most important temples for Esoteric Buddhism .The big flea market is held on the 1st Sunday and 21st of every month. The pagoda in Toji is the biggest in Japan.
Fushimi Inari Shrine = a famous Geisha movie [Memoirs of a Geisha=Sayori] was shot at this place. More than 3000 red Torii gates form a line all over the Inari -mountain. You can see a superb view of Kyoto from the top of the shrine. This place is very nice also for a short hike and open for 24hours. No charge.
Tofukuji = Zen-Temple, a well-known temple for the beautiful scenery of Momiji leaves. The bright colors of the Momiji leaves are outstanding. And also it's famous as Karesansui (dry landscape gardens, also known as rock gardens and waterless stream gardens) made by Mirei Shigemori.
*We can provide the information for the Hiroshima,Osaka and Takayama J-Hoppers!
For further information about J-Hoppers, please visit our blog [J-Hoppers Blog]. We provide a variety of information about traveling in Japan, including events, festivals, Japanese food and some sightseeing spots that are only known to locals. You will also find useful traveling tips in our blog.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Reading Light
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, we will require 2 DAYS
ADVANCED NOTICE from the date of your arrival (e.g. if your arrival date
is on the 5th, then before 22:00 [Japan Time] of the 3rd), otherwise the
cancellation fee of one night's stay will be charged. Cancellations made
with two days or more advanced notice will not be charged.
For groups of more than 5 people, we may require additional condition when you make a reservation request.
--Reception Hours and Check In Time--
*Our reception is open from 8:00 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 22:00 (check-in time is from 15:00 to 22:00)
*If you would arrive out of our reception hours, please let us know in advance. We will tell you how to enter the hostel and further information
*Luggage storage is available for FREE even before check-in and after check-out.
*Even before 15:00, you can use all hostel facilities except guest rooms.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From JR Kyoto Station (8 min walk)
1) Get out of Kyoto Station from ' Shinkansen Hachijoguchi East Exit '.
2) Walk east along Hachijo-Dori Street, and turn right at the crossing of Hachijo-Dori Str. and Takeda-Kaido Str.
(You will find a Avanti department store on your right hand side across the street)
3) And walk approx 500m to the south. You come to the large intersection of Kujo-Dori Str. and Takeda-Kaido Str which is called 'Oishibashi'.
*There is a Japanese restaurant on the left hand side.
4) Cross the street straight and take left on the Kujo-Dori str.
*J-Hoppers Kyoto is near the south-east corner of the intersection, five‐storied building from the 4th shop at the corner.
*If you take a Taxi, please tell the driver 'Oishibashi' Kousaten=intersection.
Nantou Kado=south east corner. Kujo-dori zoi ,Higshi ni mukatte 4ken me=4th building on the Kujo street toward east.
Kyoto Station (8 min walk)
Subway Karasuma-line 'Kujo' Station (1 min walk)
Airport Bus terminal (6 min walk)
JR highway bus terminal (15 min walk)
City bus stop (1 min walk)
Post office with ATM machine (1 min walk)
General Hospital (10 min walk)
Police Box (3 min walk)
To-ji temple (12 min walk)
Tofuku-ji temple (15 min walk)
Sennyu-ji temple (18 min walk)
Sanjusangen-do temple,Kyoto national museum (20 min walk)
Fushimi-inari-shrine (10 min to the station 5 min ride on the JR line)