2017/06/09

Notice of Holidays

【Notice of holidays】
Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS will be closed during the following periods.
*** 10th Jun. 2017~20th Jun. 2017 ***
During this time, we will not be able to answer any email reservations and requests.
We will start answering emails from 21st Jun. 2017.
There could be some delay in responding to requests though.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for understanding.
PAPA, MAMA and COCO

2017/02/07

Notice of winter holidays

Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS will be closed for the winter vacation during the following periods.
*** 10th Feb. 2017~28th Feb. 2017 ***
During this time, we will not be able to answer any email reservations and requests.
We will start answering emails from 1st Mar. 2017.
There could be some delay in responding to requests though.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for understanding.
PAPA, MAMA and COCO

2017/02/02

I went to SUNTORY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY.

I went to SUNTORY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY, it's the birthplace of Japanese whisky.
It takes 10 minutes by train from Kyoto station. Easily accessible!
I joined Yamazaki Distillery Tour(Paid.1,000 yen/80 mins).
Audio guide describing the production is available in English, Chinese and French.
In the beginning they introduced the craftsmen's dedication to producing a variety of distinctive whiskies at the Yamazaki Distillery.




It's wrapped up in the mellow fragrance.


Then I tasted the unblended whisky (not for sale) that made up Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky. 


The staff taught me how to tasting method of whisky.


Each whisky has its own color.


The pure 100% YAMAZAKI highball made with water from Yamazaki and ice cube.
This is number 1 highball in my life!!!


For a minimum charge, visitors can sample whiskies that can only be enjoyed at the distillery, including unusual vintage component or raw whiskies and unblended whiskies. 


You can make a reservation from their web site.
If you like to drink, please try and go!
I highly recommend here!!

SUNTORY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY
http://www.suntory.com/factory/yamazaki/inspection/





2017/01/18

Thanks a million!!

So proud of our fantastic review score on @bookingcom! #guestsloveus
For more information on the Booking.com
 Guest Review Awards programme, visit guestreviewawards.booking.com.

2016/11/24

★3rd Anniversary★

Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS will be celebrating its 3rd anniversary on the 7th of Feb,2017.
We sincerely appreciate all of you.
The number of people that we met in COMPASS is approximately 9,000 people from more than 40 countries in total!!
With our feeling of gratitude, we are going to provide a homepage reservation-limited campaign.
You know, winter is drawing on.
But it's not only cold here, we introduce how to enjoy the winter in Kyoto^^
We are looking forward to many people staying in our guesthouse at this opportunity.

Get a shopping ticket
Get a 300 yen shopping ticket of Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS
*You can use the ticket for bicycle rental, laundry services, original COMPASS goods, plus other things.
*1 ticket per person.

Get an original sticker of Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS
*1 ticket per person.

Campaign period
From 15th January to 28th January.
*The customers who stayed during this period.

How to enjoy the winter in Kyoto
recommendation 1.
There are 2 public bath houses around here. They are 3-5 minutes walking distance from COMPASS.
You can get warm with the traditional Japanese style big bath.
Even if you have tattoo, you can enjoy it!



recommendation 2.
You can experience the Kyoto culture!
It will be a special experience and a great memory.
We have lots of cultural experience programs around here as below.

'Wear Kimono'
Legend
http://www.kyotolegend.com/rentalkimono/index_eng.html
Okamoto
http://okamoto-kimono.com/english/index.html

'Japanese Tea Ceremony'
Fukujuen
http://www.fukujuen-kyotohonten.com/english/floor.html#4f

'Japanese Taiko Drumming class'
Taikolab
http://www.taikolab-kyoto.jp/taiko-class-for-tourists/

'Japanese Cooking Class'
Cooking Sun
http://www.cooking-sun.com/

'Japanese Sweets Cooking Class'
Kanshundo
http://www.kanshundo.co.jp/museum/make/annai_e.htm

Please enjoy the winter in Kyoto at this opportunity^^


2016/09/28

Notice about room rates and Cancellation Policy reversion

Information about room rates revision                                                                
Thank you very much for using our guesthouse.
Please be notified that as from 1/1/2017, we will revise room rates.
We will make great effort to improve service quality in order to provide better service.
It is our sincerest wish that you will kindly understand our situation and continue to support us by repeating your orders the same as before.

New Rate (From 1/1/2017)
Dormitory (the prices include tax) : 1 bed 3,500 yen
Private room (the prices include tax) : 1 person/room 7,000 yen 
                                                         2 people/room 10,000 yen
                                                         3 people/room 12,000 yen 
  
Cancellation Policy                                                                                     
Please note that our cancellation policy is of 5 days before your arrival.
2-5 days before: We will charge 30% of the rate.
1 day before: We will charge 50% of the rate.
On the day or no-shows: We will Charge 100% of the rate.

2016/07/20

Let's be healed by massage!


There is a very comfortable massage shop called "YURUMU".
It is 10 minutes walking distance from Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS.
We sometimes go there to be relaxed.
COMPASS MAMA told me she fell asleep because it's super comfortable^^
the exterior of the shop

Just bring yourself.
They prepare the clothes for the massage.



The massage will be started after having counseling.

Super comfortable!
 I was in the Seventh Heaven~

The conversation took a lively turn.
I refreshed my body and my heart there.


The fee is only 3210 yen/60 min.
This amount includes tax. It's an affordable price, isn't it?
Why don't you go to "YURUMU" to be healed after get tired from walking, when it's raining, or as a reward for working hard.

"YURUMU"

http://yurumu-relax.jimdo.com/