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Q1.How can I get to the Kyoto Station from the Kansai Airport?

A1- Fastest & Easy way (Recommended Way!)---JR Limited Express "Haruka" 2,980yen (for non-reserved seat): 75mins. 06:29-22:18(every 30mins)
*We recommend you to buy JR-Kansai Area Pass at Kansai Airport. It cost 2,000yen(1day) and you can ride on Haruka's non-reserved seat (2,980yen: You can save 980yen!).
Note: You may only make one purchase of this pass during your stay in Japan.

A2-Easiest way (door to door)---Yasaka shuttle taxi 3,500yen per person: 100mins (Do not take normal taxi, it's cost a lot.)

A3-Easy & Cheap way---Airport Limousine Bus 2,300yen (Return {within 14days} 3,800yen), 105mins(depends on the day) 06:00-22:00 (every 30-60mins)

A4-Cheapest way---JR Rapid (You have to change train at Osaka) 1,830yen: about 120mins.(Kansai to Osaka 1h: JR Kansai Kuko Line, Osaka to Kyoto 30mins: JR Tokaido Line) 06:02-22:32

A5-By using Kansai Surutto Pass---Take Nankai-line to Nankai-Nanba, then take subway(midosuji-line) to Yodoyabashi and then take Keihan-line to Shichijo {walk 20min from Shichijo or you can take bus from Sanjusangendo(near Shichijo Sta.) to Karasuma-shichijo then walk 7mins}: 120min

*We are really sorry, we do not have a pick up service.


Q2.When is the check in time etc?

A1-Check in time 16:00 to 21:30
*You can leave your laggage from 8:00am.

A2-Check out time 10:30am

A3-Curfew
No Curfew for private rooms
For dorm rooms 23:00 -If you tell us in advance, we will wait until 23:30
*Most people who come back after 23:00 are after drink and they often disturbed room mates sleep, so in dorm, we are welcoming the person who keep regular hours.
Our annex Budget Inn does not have curfew even in dorms. (Depends on your choice--better sleep or midnight drinks)
Again, we have no curfew for private rooms.

A4-Cleaning time (Only for Dorm rooms) 10:30am to 16:00
*You don't have to move your luggage.


Q3.Do you have special rate for children?

A1-Children (6 years or above)
We are really sorry, we have no discount for children (6 years or above). The price remain the same as adults.

A2-Baby and infant
If you have a baby or infant (under 6 years), and if she (or he) does not need a bed, you do not have to pay the adult charge.
The additional fee will be 1,000yen, per night per baby/infant.

* We understand that some HOTELS do not charge for children. So if this policy does not suit for you, you can check out hotels in this site (please ask by yourself).


Q4.Do you have a safety box and something like a locker?

A1-We have a safety box at the front desk, so you can deposit your valuables for free of charge.

A2-There is a luggage space in every room.


Q5.What kind of Shower & Toilet do you have?

A1-All ensuite private rooms have a small shower & toilet inside the room. See details

A2-Japanese Family room and Backpackers Triple room has a private shower, but toilet is shared with next doors.

A3-We have two common shower rooms for three dormitory rooms (14 people). (Using one by one: you can use the shower room privately)

A4-We have three common western style toilets. (one for men one for ladies and the other is for co-ed)


Q6.How many people in the dorm room?

A- Up to 4 or 6 people, in each room.
** We always try to do the best arrangement to separate ladies and men, but sometimes it doesn't work, so we can't guarantee single sex. (Because we have to fill the beds to keep our low price and sometimes couples and a family need to stay in a same room. )
Thank you for your understanding !



Q7.Do we need to bring bedding and towels?

A-You don't have to bring your own bedding. (sheets, blankets and pillow cases are equipped).
--Not only bedding but also Soap, Shampoo and Hair Dryer are equipped.
But you had better bring your own towels (You can also rent towels with a small fee: large one is 70yen and small one is 30yen)


Q8.Is there a car park nearby and how much does it cost?

A-There are a lot of car park nearby. (23:00-8:00 100yen/h, 8:00-23:00 200yen/h)





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