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“Great centrally-located rental with caring owner”
Bedroom (futon) and Reading Area (2nd floor)
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18 reviews
Bedroom (futon) and Reading Area (2nd floor)
Front Door
Beautiful Front Door Details
Living / Dining Room
Display Area
Handmade Display in Living Room
Beautiful wooden door designed by Osamu Nishikawa, Studio N.
Beautiful Japanese Calligraphy
Living / Dining Room (chairs)
Living / Dining Room (zabuton)
Wash Basin
Beautiful shower room high flow shower head and thermo tiles for winters.
Kitchen was renovated in 2016
Bedroom (futon)
Bedroom (futon)
Bedroom (futon)
Reading Area
Display Area
Display Area
Kitchen was renovated 2016
Front Door Details
High-Tech Toilet
Gion Festival in July (just a few blocks from the house)
Nishiki Market (10 minute walk
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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transam
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great centrally-located rental with caring owner”
Reviewed 10 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This rental house is in a convenient location that is 10 minute walk to Nishiki Market, Ippudo ramen, Daimaru Department Store with huge basement food store and many other restaurants. Rieko is very responsive to all questions/emails and try to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, The house is nice and clean and has everything we need for a comfortable stay for 3 of us.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Apr 2017
Thank you for your review. We are happy that you all enjoyed your stay at Senraku. It is in a very convenient location, especially during Gion Festival. One of three main festivals that take place in Kyoto City annually. Thank you for your caring review.
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MrKNewbur...
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An attractive house in excellent condition and a great location”
Reviewed 4 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in Senraku. It is in a quiet and secluded spot within walking distance of central Kyoto. The facilities are of a high standard and in very good condition. The beds, although on the floor, were very comfortable. The dining table is Japanese height (low) so may not suit all western travellers, but we managed fine. The only negative was that there was very little hot water flow in the bathroom basin - but there was plenty of hot water for the shower and kitchen. The written guidance provided by Thomas and Rieko was excellent and they were very welcoming and helpful.

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Liked best: Clean spacious modern bathroom and newly fitted kitchen
Liked least: Poor hot water flow in bathroom basin
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
4 Nov 2016
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Senraku House. The futon bedding is one of the features that many of our guests comment highly about. They are very comfortable and warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Thank you for letting us know about hot water flow in the bathroom basin. You are the first guests in six years of operation that have mentioned it. The problem has been examined by a plumber. Senraku House was built in the Taisho Era approximately 100 years ago, but we hope to have the issue resolved by January 2017. Thank you again for your review and informing us of the situation.
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YBCheng
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic house for a memorable stay”
Reviewed 14 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Senraku is a great house in a very convenient location for visiting Kyoto. It is also very clean, well furnished and has everything we need for a great vacation. Reiko and Thomas had been very helpful and had made our stay feel very welcoming.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
16 Jun 2016
Location is one of the keys to a great guest house like Senraku. We have tried to make Senraku convenient with modern amenities and furnishings. Thank you for your review. We are sure that your review will help others to choice Senraku for their Kyoto stay.
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KitKato7
Camarillo, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Kyoto Experience”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

From initial contact to arrival communication was exceptional. Given perfect directions in english and japanese so the driver knew exactly where to drop us off. Loved keyless entry so know worries about misplacing a key.

The house itself was an experience. Everything was in great condition and labelled in english so we could understand. It truly had traditional feel with just enough western comforts, especially in the bathroom. Kitchen contained enough items so we could make a meal and then having a washer/dryer available was a bonus.

The location was very convenient and having the maps available made day trips a breeze. I would definitely recommend this place and the owners to anyone wishing to discover Kyoto!

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Liked best: Communication with the owners
Liked least: Stairs
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
8 Dec 2015
Thank you for your recommendation. What make a vacation truly memorable are the small things. We try to make the guests vacation in Japan as friendly as possible by having directions both in English and Japanese, and once inside Senraku everything is labelled and the instructions are in English. When the designer was creating Senraku we asked that there be a blend of traditional machiya living along with the modern western comforts that would make it comfortable for extended stays. Again thank you for your recommendation of Senraku.
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eastsinga...
singapore
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cosy home in Kyoto”
Reviewed 17 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights. Super convenient location, 10 mins walk from Nishiki market and Nijo castle. We got a little lost on our first day but soon got our bearings around Kyoto. Rieko popped in to meet us and was very helpful in supplying us with information about transport & nearby sites to visit. Thank you Rieko, this saved us a lot of time researching. The house was small compared to what we're used to, but was expected as per photographs. The stairs are very steep and I would say if you're very tall, avoid staying here as it will strain your back. It was fine for us though, & kids love the fluffy comforters to sleep on. We bought bento boxes on some days from the nearby Daimaru dept. store basement, they have some great food there. The Japanese restaurant on the corner of the street near Senraku House is fabulous.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
20 Jun 2015
Thank you for your review. Senraku is truly in a ‘super convenient location’. Please allow me to comment on your points, Senraku is an average size house for Kyoto City, and by Japanese standard it is comfortable for a family of four. The stairs are what adds to the character and charm of Senraku. We did contemplate putting in a modern stair case, but decide that it would detract too much from the originality of the house. Having more compliments from all walks of life than criticisms of the renovations, we know that we make the right decisions. Thank you for your review, and we hope to earn the extra star for your return visit.
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