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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 6 day stay in Kyoto. Duo Inn is located in the NorthWest area of Kyoto so the location is not super central but if confident negotiating public transport you can access all of the city and surrounding areas via a combination of trains and buses. The room was very clean and comfortable with everything needed for... More 

Thank clare f
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Clean, kind, economical, and set in a great location! Minutes away from Kinkaku-ji and right next to the train line to Arashiyama, this place turned out to be wonderfully accessible. It is about 45 minutes away from downtown Kyoto by bus, but that didn't turn out to be a problem since there are buses that run straight there. The manager... More 

Thank Benny L
Monterrey, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I decided to book a room after reading good reviews from the Duo Inn and it met all my expectations. The place is very clean and it has all the commodities. The small kitchen is great to prepare simple meals. The beds are very comfortable. There are various bus stops near the Inn and the closest train station is just... More 

Thank Marcela N
Los Alamos, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2015

I stayed at Duo Inn solo for 34 days in November-December 2014. The rooms come with large balcony and a kitchenette. My room was very quiet, v. clean – spotless. The real asset of Duo Inn is its manager Mr. Yoshi – who speaks perfect English. He went way out of his way to help with my sightseeing/travel plans, shopping... More 

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East Anglia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2014

Stayed here with a friend whilst travelling in Japan, fantastic place for a base to travel in and around Kyoto. Our room was spotlessly clean, en suite, kitchen area, large balcony, well equipped for all our needs. Very close to bus stops, restaurants and supermarket. Yoshi the manager was very helpful. Would definitely reccommend travellers to stay here and will... More 

1 Thank Maz29
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2014

I was fortunate to stay at the Duo Inn for 3 months in the Fall 2014 while on sabbatical. The Inn is located in northwest Kyoto, in a charming and quiet neighborhood that gives you a taste of Japan away from the crowd. Next to the Inn is a picturesque stream (called Kamiya-gawa). Around the Inn are private homes and... More 

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Reviewed 30 November 2014

If you stay in Kyoto for more than a few nights, this is an amazing option. Having visited Kyoto for more than 15 times, I have tried a fair number of accommodations. This is my favorite. Is is nicely set in a not so busy neighborhood, it is very convenient for Ryoanji, very good for Kinkakuji (two of the major... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Really nice stay. The manager was helpful, kind and fluent in english (something I missed during my whole stay in Japan). The location is not great, but once you get used to it, it is not a problem at all. Restaturants are close to the inn and they are ok. With the assistance of the manager we booked a transfer... More 

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

My wife and I just spent five nights at the Duo Inn. We both find it a wonderful place to stay and great value for money. We stayed in a Type D room, which is around 28 square meters. I will try the Type E room (38 sqm) next time. In no particular order, I list below the things we... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

I would recommend the Duo Inn for all (friends, couples, families). The rooms are clean and well maintained and has everything that you need. There are washing facilities. There is a great manager who speaks perfect English and is available if needed.The location of Duo Inn is good as it is in a quiet and safe area. There are good... More 

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Staying in Nishijin District

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Wi-Fi is certainly equipped in every room of all the types!(Of course, that is free of charge.) A private bathroom (shower and toilet) is certainly equipped in every room of all the types!(Happily, a hair-dryer is equipped. too!) Except for type A(single-type), all the other types (standard twin, deluxe twin, group-type, and family-type) are kind of American size, meaning B.I.G. size! A set of cooking utensils is certainly equipped in every room of all the types! An electric stove(cooker) is certainly equipped in every room of all the types! A one-door fridge is certainly equipped in every room of all the types!(Unfortunately, No freezer) A set of furniture is certainly equipped in every room of all the types! A set of bedclothes(summer:Blanket, winter:Comforter, all the seasons:ONE pillow for each) is certainly equipped in every room of all the types!(Of course, we cover them with clean-sheets and clean-pillowcases) A set of bath and face towels is certainly equipped in every room of all the types! In the same building, there is a Coin-operated Laundry! Around the holidays and favorable seasons,other hotels and inns purposely increase their prices for their rooms; however, Here at DUO INN, we do not!! We offer affordable rooms at a standardized price throughout the year! ... more   less 

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Address: 1039-31 Kamiyagawacho, Imakojidori Onmae Nishi-iru, Kamigyo-ku | Duo Inn 3F, Kyoto 602-8384, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Nishijin District
Number of rooms: 20
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