Let’s go pottering in Kyoto!

Pottering is “taking a leisurely stroll on a bicycle without trying too hard. It’s a type of cycling that is more easy-going and relaxed. This bicycle activity is recommended for people who want to go places by bicycle but are not confident in their stamina and don’t wants to do anything too hard… (that’s me!).
There are bike paths scattered throughout Kyoto. The recommended course is a leisurely 7 km course along the Katsura River to Arashiyama. And 5km course runs along the Kamo River, one of the most famous rivers in Kyoto. You may take a break to eat a rice ball on the way, stop at a public bathhouse or cafe, take a nap, or read a book.

COMPASS has 5 bicycles available for rent.
500 Yen/Day
Free/Within 3 hours
The early bird gets the worm.
We are accepting reservations!

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. So she is able to 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
E-mail : guesthouse.compass@gmail.com