Autumn leaf viewing season is coming soon!

We have always been more interested in dumplings than flowers, but recently we have come to be soothed by flowers, birds, wind and the moon.
Is it because we had to refrain from doing so due to the emergency declaration?
Or is it because we are getting older?

At any rate, the autumn leaves in Kyoto are wonderful, and we are planning to visit many places this year.

The colored leaves start from the northern part of Kyoto city.

These pictures were taken Nov.9th,2020 at Jingo-ji Temple.
Super beautiful!! The bright red leaves and the gradation from blue to red are both beautiful.
It is said that the leaves change color beautifully in three weeks after the minimum temperature drops below 8 degrees Celsius.
The best time to see the autumn foliage in Kyoto is from early-November to mid-December.
You will be also satisfied because lots of temples and shrines are also illuminated in the night.

Your body is not used to the cold, so make sure to dress warmly^^

Access to Jingoji Temple

From Kyoto Station→Take JR bus “Takao/Keihoku Line” for 50 minutes, get off at “Yamashiro Takao” bus stop, and walk about 20 minutes.

A Home Away From Home

Guesthouse KYOTO COMPASS was founded in 2014 to serve as a signpost for travelers like a “compass”.
We took a traditional Kyoto house (Machiya), with it’s 100 years of history, and turned it into this guesthouse.
It takes 15 minutes from Kyoto station by bus.
We are surrounded by not only sightseeing spots but also warm local atmosphere, public bath houses and a shopping street.
You can travel like the local people live.

We Will Guide You to an Unknown Kyoto

If you want to discover Kyoto from a different angle, COMPASS will be a great base camp for you.
COMPASS MAMA have been involved in the tourism industry at hotel for many years. She will guide you in Kyoto which is perfect for you, such as seasonal special sightseeing spots and local haunts.

That is the Common Language at COMPASS

You can easily make friends with everyone, regardless of age, nationality and gender.
Sometimes, our guests hit it off with others and go sightseeing together.
Interaction with the other travelers is one of the pleasures.
Please visit our living room with your smile and 1 teaspoon of courage.

Unexpected meetings may await you!

It’s Time for an Adventure
COMPASS is Calling You!

COMPASS is not a big accommodation.
But we would like to provide the most appropriate service to suit each customer’s needs with homely and welcoming atmosphere. It would be great if you could stay at COMPASS.
We are looking forward to seeing you!!

Japanese Style Rooms with Beautiful Garden
Comfortable Dormitory
We are looking forward to seeing you!


115 Nishinanajo Ichibe-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City 600-8894 JAPAN
TEL : +81 75-204-3250
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