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Moss Garden Cottage & Cottage of Peace

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto cottage description

Accommodations: House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Bath (Sleeps 3-6)

Lovely Traditional Townhouse Located in Kyoto Historic Area

The house are two connected traditional Japanese Machiya (Townhouse) in an absolutely superb location. A little hideaway in a deep alleyway ensuring that that the house is completely quiet yet allowing immediate access to the middle of Kyoto's historical Higashiyama district. Guests can return to relax, shower, sleep, change clothes or have a cup of tea without leaving the historical area.

The house are composed by two house which are connected with each other by a door in between. It has two bedroom with 2 double beds, 2 lounges with 2 single sofa beds, 2 showers and a long narrow 'eel bed' kitchen which looks through to a stunning Japanese moss garden. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker,kettle, toaster and is perfect for preparing breakfast. Lunch and dinner are best eaten in local cafes and restaurants.

The houses are furnished with Japanese antiques but also with modern features like a western toilet, shower, air-conditioning, hairdryer and iron. There is a selection of Japan related DVDs. Internet access and WIFI are available.

Kyoto's Best Location: Koke great location near the corner of Nene'sPath (the main historical walk) and Sanyjo Dori (Japan's ancient main road the Tokaido Highway) is what really makes it such a great place to stay. It really is perfect for a one or two week stay in Kyoto.
The highlights of Kyoto; Chion -in Temple Maruyama Park, Philosophers Walk, Heian Shrine, and Nanzen-ji Temple are all an easy 10 minute stroll from the house. There are many interesting cafes, antique shops and specialty shops that make sweets, incense and bags from old kimonos. Ten minutes away are the Higashiyama mountains that have superb hiking.

There is free WIFI in the house.

Koke-An & Hei-An are NON-SMOKING houses. No daily cleaning is offered.

Koke-An & Hei-An are suitable for a family up to 6 people or two couples of friends. Pl note that if your request is for 2-3 people, the rate would still start from 24,000JPY (as for 4 people).

Inside the house you will also find 'Kyoto guide' with lots of maps and information on sights and things to do. In Kyoto and we are more than happy to help guests plan their itineraries while in Kyoto. Please refer to our planned tours.

We, your hosts at Windows to Japan (a tour operator agency based in Japan which creates and organizes tours in Japan) can offer much more to help you optimize your Japanese experience, by planning and arranging parts of, or your entire tour in Japan by introducing unique windows through which you can unveil more layers of Japan’s enigmatic culture.
We offer special tours with reduced rates to guests staying in our houses. For more information, please contact us.

Reservation MUST start from 3 people above. Reservation of under 3 people can be accepted only under the condition of paying as 3 people.

Rates are as below.
Regular Season Rate:22,000JPY for 3-4 people
Jan.4-Mar.27, May.6-Jul.11, Dec.7-Dec.30

Middle Season Rate: 24,000JPY for 3-4 people
Apr.14-May.1, Jul.17-Aug.12, Aug.17-Oct.31

High Season Rate: 26,000JPY for 3-4 people

Festival Season Rate: 28,000JPY for 3-4 pax
Mar.28-Apr.13, May.2-5, Jul.12-16, Aug.13-16, Dec.31-Jan.3

*Every extra 1 person, add 2,000JPY per night
*Every 7 nights, get 1 night fee. Pl note this policy is not applicable for festival season.
*Under 3 nights stay, require a cleaning fee of 4,000JPY.
*Pl consult with us for special rate for long stay above 3 weeks.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave


              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided


              • Video Library:

                Selection of Japanese movies in English or with subtitles...moreless

              • DVD Player


                  • Broadband Access


                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Hiking


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 35 traveler reviews
                  Normal Season- Yen 24,000JPY/night (for 4 guests); High Season-Yen 30,000JPY/night
                  Normal Season- Yen 26,000JPY/night (for 5 guests); High Season-Yen 32,000JPY/night
                  Normal Season- Yen 28,000JPY/night (for 6 guests); High Season-Yen 34,000JPY/night
                  High Season is Jul.13-16, Aug.13-18, Nov.17-Dec.8, Dec.29-Jan.3, Mar.30-Apr.7
                  Stay 7 nights, get 1 night Free!

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 08/13/2014
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                  Koke-an really is in Kyoto's best location. On the corner of Sanjyo Dori (the old Tokaido Hwy Japan's main road) and Jingu Michi (Nenes' Path-Kyoto's main historical road) and with Higashiyama Subway stn 2 mins walk. There is a variety of restaurants within 15 metres of the entrance to Koke-an (15 metres not minutes). There are three 24hr convenience stores within 1 mins walk and Nene's Path, Philosophy Path, Gion Geisha district and many gardens, temples, antique shops and superb hiking all within a few minutes walk.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: As guests at Koke-An, you can benefit not only from the great setting of the house, but also from your hosts’ extensive knowledge and experience of tourism and travel in Japan – Avi and Wendy also own and run “Windows to Japan”, a specialist tour agency which opens authentic, soul stirring windows to Japan for independent travelers. From planning to operating and guiding tours in Japan to hosting guests at Koke-An, Avi and Wendy take great pleasure in introducing visitors to the real Japan and focusing on the individual requirements and wishes of all their guests.

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                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Moss Garden

                    Moss Garden

                  • Bedroom


                  • Dining Table

                    Dining Table

                  • An old Door

                    An old Door

                  • Handmade Paper Lamp

                    Handmade Paper Lamp

                  • Shower


                  • Modern Toilet

                    Modern Toilet

                  • Sliding Door

                    Sliding Door

                  • Floor Plan

                    Floor Plan

                  • A big welcome to Koke-an

                    A big welcome to Koke-an

                  • Comfy sofa with DVDs&books

                    Comfy sofa with DVDs&books

                  • Look into the Garden

                    Look into the Garden

                  • Handmade Pottery Cup

                    Handmade Pottery Cup

                  • Simple Kitchen

                    Simple Kitchen

                  • Laundry


                  • Old Fashion Wall

                    Old Fashion Wall

                  • Antique Furniture

                    Antique Furniture

                  VRBO #209514

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014


                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/13/14
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                  Speaks: english
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