Utano Youth Hostel is housed in a beautiful, traditional Japanese-style building surrounded by lovely gardens, close to World Heritage Sites such as Kinkakuji, Ry?an-ji, and Tenryuji Temple. It’s just a short taxi ride from the metro which is a few stops from the main JR station in Kyoto.The hostel offers spacious shared dorms and private rooms, free Wi-Fi, internet access, a well-equipped kitchen, barbecue area, large Japanese baths and a tennis court. You can rent a bike and there are many social activities organised by the hostel including playing games, sweet making and day trips.Utano Youth Hostel is perfect for those that wish to experience Kyoto’s nature, people and culture. Go on one of the walking tours of the city and make sure you visit Kyoto Studio Park – a working TV and movie set that doubles as a theme park. Getting to the hostel: Osaka (Itami) Airport to Kyoto station. Airport limousine bus (50min) Take No.26 city bus from JR Kyoto station (terminal D3) to Youth Hostel bus stop approx 40 min. Then just 1min. walk Free parking space for cars bikes. Big chartered bus available. 5min. from JR Hanazono station Take JR Sagano-Sanin line (local). JR Kyoto Station to JR Hanazono sta.(11min) then 5-6min. taxi ride.