Adventures of an American Seoul-Sister

Adventures and Observations of an American Seoul-Sister

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hostel Haruya in Kyoto

Here's some pics of the hostel I stayed at in Kyoto: Hostel Haruya.  What a great place!  It's a traditional, old Japanese house, complete with futons, tatami mat floors, and sliding paper walls.  It was beautifully furnished and included everything I could have needed: internet, washing machine, books, hapi coats to wear when cold, and a small kitchen.  The host was so nice.  He greeted me with a personalized itinerary and always informed me about the daily weather. 

Haruya is within walking distance of many tourist sites including the Silver Pavilion and the Gion District.  I saved a lot of money by walking.  Also, there is a traditional bath house around the corner which was fun to experience. 

If you are planning a trip to Kyoto, I recommend this hostel and look forward to returning there myself one day. 

Leaving Kyoto with all my new stuff just outside the hostel. 

Bitchin' lamp in the girls' dorm room.

My final night was upgraded to a private room by my generous host. 

Upstairs shared lounge area.

Other side of upstairs shared lounge area. 

Doors to my private room.
My room with futon set up. 

1 comment:

  1. Sory i want to ask, is it have private bathroom?