Luck You Kyoto
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Luck You Kyoto

590-16 Kakimotocho Kuromondori Gojoagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8357 Kyoto Prefecture
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5.0
#5 of 190 ryokans in Kyoto
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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2016年6月開業 新しい京町家で快適に過ごす。 京都の伝統的な美意識を感じながら、四季を通じて快適に過ごせる宿、それがです。 京町屋の意匠を受け継ぎつつも、最新の設備を導入し、居心地のよさを追求。 そして、屋号の通り「遊びごころ」も忘れません。 さまざまな体験プログラムや交流イベントを実施します。 古都・京都の、心安らぐ「家」として、ぜひをご利用ください。 ●チェックイン:16:00(チェックイン前でもお荷物はお預かりします) / チェックアウト:11:00 ●門限はございません。 ●フロントの営業時間:7:00〜22:00 ●外国人のお客様へのお願い:チェックイン時にパスポートのコピーを取らせていただきます ●食事:朝食が宿泊代には含まれます。夕食はお出ししていません ●駐車場:駐車場はございませんので、近隣のコイン・パーキングをご利用ください ●喫煙場所:全館禁煙とさせていただいております。ご協力をお願いします。
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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590-16 Kakimotocho Kuromondori Gojoagaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8357 Kyoto Prefecture
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Alice D wrote a review Feb 2023
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
MUST DO! If you want to try the Ryokan experience this is the best place in Kyoto! Staff is super nice and helpful, they speak great English. Room is nice and super clean, you will comfortably sleep on a futon (if you need help to set the futon staff will help). They provide free tickets for the onsen (tattoo friendly) that's right in front of the building. You will also get an amazing pyjama for the night! Breakfast is great (both Japanese and international). The Ryokan is very close to the bus stop (they also sell bus daily tickets) or if you are coming by train it is 10 minutes walking from the JR station Tambaguchi. A lot of nice restaurants in the area.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from 京町家楽遊 Luck you Kyoto, お客様サービス / フロント オフィス at Luck You Kyoto
Responded 22 Jul 2023
Thank you for your very warm review! We are so happy and honoured that you enjoyed your stay. Although we are a small, old-style inn, we will continue to do our best to make our travellers as comfortable as possible. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to see you again.
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Michelle Ann wrote a review Jan 2023
Chicago, Illinois118 contributions82 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we entered, we were immersed in the hospitality, till when we checked out the following day. Miyu Ota (manager) checked us in and explained in great detail the area, the accessibility, and what the ryokan and Kyoto have to offer us during our visit, she also patiently answered our questions and made us feel comfortable.
They are located is in a very quiet area but bus stops are close by. When we needed a taxi, the staff would call one for us. There was an evening reception of seasonal snacks and drinks as well as complimentary tea, hot chocolate, and water in the public space during our stay.
The onsen is across the street (there is an alternate location if this one is closed), they provide a basket of toiletries to use in the onsen so no unnecessary purchases would need to be made. Our ryokan was so warm and comfortable considering it was wintertime.
I highly recommend staying here during your visit to Kyoto, we can't wait to stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you have mobility issues, request for a room on the ground floor in advance.
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Response from 京町家 楽遊, マーケティング at Luck You Kyoto
Responded 7 Jun 2023
Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad to hear that you could spend a wonderful time in Kyoto. It is our pleasure that your warm comments. There are many things to see in Kyoto, please come back again and again in deferents seasons. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Michael S wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay. We're a family of three traveling with our adult daughter. The room was comfortable, the breakfast was good, and the staff was excellent! While there is a small shower in the room, guests can use the public bath right across the street. It was quite the experience!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 京町家楽遊 Luck you Kyoto, お客様サービス / フロント オフィス at Luck You Kyoto
Responded 22 Jul 2023
Very warm review, thank you! We are glad you enjoyed the public baths and LUCK YOU KYOTO. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Berni M wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the best experience staying at Luck You in Kyoto. The staff were so attentive and kind and it really was an amazing experience staying in a traditional style hotel away from the western style.

Breakfast was always so carefully put out and the staff were always on hand to help or answer any questions.

I was not used to lying on the floor to sleep. They use very slim mattresses and I had 4 because of my western bedding at home but they were more than happy to provide what you needed for comfort, you only had to ask.

The rooms were immaculately cleaned on a daily basis and they provided sleep wear that you could wear around the hotel for breakfast for example. They were so comfy that I purchased a pair to wear back at home.

I purchased some chocolate (Meiji chocolate), from the local supermarket, for the staff as a thank you for their exceptional hospitality.

I would 100% stay there again.
Thank you Luck You!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Google is a great friend for getting around! Hot spring across the road.
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leoncho323 wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most accomodating owners. She gave us recommendations of where to go in Kyoto and overall made our stay feel excellent. Although the room dimensions may seem small for four people, as the premier rooms do not have any big furniture in the way it felt very spacious (coming from four men 190cm and beyond). The tatami room has a wonderful smell that I really liked. Although the breakfast isn’t like higher class ryokans where they give it to you in multiple courses, all you can eat breakfast with miso soup was still good.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 京町家楽遊 Luck you Kyoto, お客様サービス / フロント オフィス at Luck You Kyoto
Responded 18 Jan 2023
Thank you for staying. As our hotel is a recreation of an old Kyoto house, everything is small and often uncomfortable, but we appreciate your understanding. We value the atmosphere of a Kyoto real life, so we also prepare breakfast as you would eat in a very typical Kyoto home. Thank you very much for a pleasant experience of real Kyoto life. We hope to see you again soon.
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Belle C wrote a review Jan 2023
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 12 pax consisting seniors, adults and children. The place is of rich history, staff shared its background, arrangement of breakfast timings etc. The place is not very big but still have some cozy corners for guests to do reading, chill or chatting.
Breakfast was my favourite as they served both western (sandwiches) and Japanese (rice, soup and sides). In the evening, they served some light snacks and drinks as well.
Location was ideal as it was only minutes away from main road, bus stops to downtown and convenience store.
Definitely will choose Luck You again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 京町家楽遊 Luck you Kyoto, お客様サービス / フロント オフィス at Luck You Kyoto
Responded 18 Jan 2023
We are very happy that you stayed with us as a family, it was a pleasant experience for us. And Happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!
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Tinsey J wrote a review 6 May
Auckland Central, New Zealand31 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We ended up staying 5 nights and that turned out to be a great decision. This is a wonderful place to stay, with such friendly helpful staff. We really liked the area, with lots of really good small restaurants in walking distance, and the onsen opposite the hotel is a great way to end each day. There are also excellent transport links in this location and most buses we used stopped literally a 3 minute walk from the hotel. We thought our two person room was very comfortable and really clean. It didn’t matter at all that the bathroom was compact as we used the onsen ( which we loved) every day anyway.

We travel a lot and have stayed in all sorts of hotels. I would say this is one of the best experiences we have ever had and we felt really sad to leave. When we arrived back on our last night there was a handwritten card thanking us for staying for so long! We can’t wait to return and would like to thank everyone at the hotel for their fantastic hospitality.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cmaeding wrote a review Sept 2023
San Diego, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely wonderful hospitality and a lovely family-owned and operated feel with a great location.

However, please be prepared the room is teeny tiny tiny… you may be thinking “oh that’s ok- all rooms in Japan are small” and you are correct but this room is so small, it’s almost capsule small. Just be aware of it. If you’re under 5’7” or travel kind alone, it might not bother you.

The walls are very thin as well so if your fellow guests get up earlier or stay up later, it will wake you up but this can be solved by a white noise app.

All things considered, I still recommend the hotel because of the excellent hospitality.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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flyingwish wrote a review Aug 2023
Westminster, Maryland167 contributions209 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Luck you is a Japanese style small hotel with no elevator (important to me as I have a bad knee). However, it did provide excellent friendly service including an excellent breakfast. Our room had tatami mats with thin mattresses which were OK to sleep on. However, they provided us with two low-lying chairs (like beach chairs) which were difficult for me to get in and out of. There are some places to eat here this hotel.
It is a little out of the way as it is about 10 minutes by bus from JR Kyoto Station. If you have a JR pass, you can use the JR bus from the station. Once you get off the bus, the hotel can be a little tricky to find as it is on a side street. We had to look for it for about 30 minutes. So, it is not convenient to the train station.
They do provide free access to an onsen across the street. It was heavenly after a long day.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 京町家 楽遊, マーケティング at Luck You Kyoto
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your stay. We appreciate your understanding of such a place and your warm review of us, even though the inn is an old style building with no lift and small rooms. We apologise that it was difficult to find the place and it took us half an hour to find it. We will try to provide better access information to you. We look forward to seeing you again!
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mcmug2002 wrote a review Sept 2023
Burlington, Canada135 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled to Kyoto for two-day trip with family….was looking for a traditional Japanese inn experience with no meal plans (kids too young to enjoy full-on Japanese meals).
So glad we found this hidden gem.

Traditional Japanese ryokan set up with modern day amenities. Our family was able to experience of a slice of Japanese travel culture without being completely pushed out of their comfort zone. Price was very reasonable. The Inn was kept immaculately clean. (They cleaned our suitcases prior to moving them into the room). The staff was all very friendly and spoke a decent amount of English. All the little touches were very much appreciated (e.g. portable ice packs for hot days)
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Simon, sorry but I never use this service during my stay. You would be better off checking their website or contact them,directly.
Loreen Pham asked a question Jan 2019
Melbourne, Florida48 contributions15 helpful votes
Does this please allow people with tattoos to stay there?
Answer from Footprints825951
Hello. In our RYOKAN(INN), the tattoo is okay. Also, the Public bath located in front of us can be used even if there is a tattoo. Please do not worry.thanks!
Alejandro E asked a question Jul 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates158 contributions57 helpful votes
how far away is Luck You from the nearest railstation or underground/metro?
Answer from Shizuka Y
Hello. Nearest railway station is JR/TANBAGUCHI Station, METORO/ 5JYO STATION. From both station to Luck-you walk about 15minutes.
pianistyz asked a question May 2018
Pearland, Texas
How far is the closest bus station?
Answer from Urbajo
Old Forge, Pennsylvania12 contributions1 helpful vote
It’s very close literally go left outside the building to the next cross street and it’s half a block up.
Ashley L.M. asked a question Jan 2018
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions16 helpful votes
What is this "sleep rope" than JunFung mentioned in their review?
Answer from Luck you Kyoto 京
2 contributions
Thank you for your message. It should be sleep "robe", I suppose. There are no ropes in the rooms. We prepare SAMUE, Japanese style relaxing robe for the guests.
helen g wrote a tip Apr 2024
69 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"option of adding an extra mattress if sleeping on just the one is a bit too hard."
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Berni M wrote a tip Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Google is a great friend for getting around! Hot spring across the road. "
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henritan wrote a tip Jun 2023
Woollahra, Australia132 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The onsen seems to be busy in the evenings. Room 1 has a particularly tiny bathroom but you can use the inn's toilet over the corridor. "
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Michelle Ann wrote a tip Jan 2023
Chicago, Illinois118 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have mobility issues, request for a room on the ground floor in advance."
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NPC_on_go wrote a tip Jan 2023
Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont be shy to explore, its amazingly easy to get around, dont worry if you get lost, you will always find your way back"
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£87 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Luck You Kyoto
Which popular attractions are close to Luck You Kyoto?
Nearby attractions include Choen-ji Temple (0.2 miles), Shinnyoin Temple (0.04 miles), and Food Implements Takegami (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Luck You Kyoto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Luck You Kyoto?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Luck You Kyoto?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Luck You Kyoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ramen Yokozuna, Gojo, Kyo Yasai Ryori Seppoorai Kyoto Station, and Tankuma Kitamise Kyoto Tokyu Hotel.
Is Luck You Kyoto located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Kyoto.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Luck You Kyoto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Luck You Kyoto?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (2.4 miles), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.0 miles), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.4 miles).
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