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Apple House - for the City, Temples, Shrines and Mountains!

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The front of Apple House faces a quiet, traffic-free lane with stream.

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kyoto house description

Location:
When you visit Kyoto, Japan's capital city for about 1,000 years, why not have a real Japanese experience instead of staying in yet another hotel?

Our comfortable Apple House is located in Shugakuin on the east side of Kyoto City. It is in a peaceful residential area, yet benefits from a variety of local amenities and easy public transport links to all parts of the city. After a busy day full of sightseeing, come home and sleep extremely well.

Do not panic at the thought of "living in Japan"! We live very near and will collect you from the local subway station and help you settle in. The house has clear instructions in English about things such as the washing machine, Japanese bathtub and DVD player, plus plenty of English maps etc. During your stay, we are always nearby. Guests from overseas tell us how "easy to live in" the house is. You will feel at home quickly. ( Please read the positive comments left by people who have stayed with us ).

Shugakuin has three good supermarkets, a 7-11 ( 24 hour ), two bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants, liquor stores, a post-office, banks etc.

Access and Getting Around:
Kyoto is a compact city with tremendous public transport. It is a LOT smaller than Tokyo, and all areas of the city are easily accessible.
Apple House is a five-minute walk from the nearest bus stop. From here the regular Number 5 bus ( every 10 minutes for most of the day ) takes you south along Kyoto's famous east side, past Ginkakuji ( The Silver Temple ), the north edge of the Gion district and through the congested city centre to Kyoto Station.

From Shugakuin station you can easily access Gion, Kiyomizu Temple and Fushimiinari Shrine by train ( Gion about 20 minutes ). Central Osaka is at the end of the line ( one hour ).

Taxis from Gion to Apple House cost approximately ¥2,200 in the early hours of the morning.

Most Kyotoites get around by bicycle, and this really is the best way to get around the city. We provide two modern six-speed bicycles with baskets for you to explore the narrow streets.

It is along the quiet side streets that you will find the "true" Kyoto - local people going about their daily business, chidren playing on roads, elderly people dressed in "kimono" or "yukata", tiny shrines and hundreds of old wooden buildings.


Accommodation:
Apple House is a detached house with its own private entrance. The entrance hall has a modern Western-style ( heated seat! ) toilet off it, and leads into the kitchen area. Four people can comfortably sit and eat in the kitchen. Next to the kitchen is a traditional "tatami" mat living room with a low table and chairs.

Also downstairs is the bathroom. Upstairs consists of two more "tatami" mat rooms. These are separated by thin sliding doors ( "fusuma" ). Please note that access to the second bedroom is through the first bedroom. Guests sleep on Japanese futons placed directly on the floor. Extra supportive mattresses are provided for people who are used to softer sleeps. So many of our guests comment on how well they sleep at night.

The house has lots of information and maps in English about the area, getting around etc.

Come and enjoy a piece of real Japan in this special part of Kyoto!

See our website for more information and pictures.





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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Sorry - no smoking inside or at the rear of the property....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Traditional Japanese futons, placed directly on tatami. Extra mattresses are provided for guests who are used to soft beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Two modern bicycles ( 6 gears with baskets ) are provided for you to explore the city. There is also plenty of English information and tips about getting around....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Upstairs and downstairs. They cool / heat. Electric fans are also provided during warm weather....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                High speed LAN cable provided, but no computer - please bring your laptop....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Not a fireplace, but there is a gas heater downstairs....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Electric blankets are provided during winter....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                We provide laundry detergent. Plenty of drying space at rear of house....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Suitable for both Japanese and Western style food. Plenty of cookware, utensils, tableware, cutlery, glassware etc. Salt, pepper, soy sauce and cooking oil also provided. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Double gas range with grill, microwave, toaster, rice cooker and electric kettle....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator:

                A two-door fridge freezer....moreless

              Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Narrow and only suitable for hanging laundry....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Jcb
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Body soap and shampoo provided. This is Japan - please wash yourself under the shower before getting into the tub. The clean, hot bath water is to relax in, not wash in, and is shared with other members of your family / friends!...moreless

                       

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                      Oct 16 - Jan 5, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $130
                      $820

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


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                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      We charge Japanese Yen, so above rates will vary with exchange rate. Our nightly rate for 2 people in Low Season is ¥9,000 increasing to ¥16,000 for 4 people in High Season. We ask guests to pay for utilities used - these usually total just a few hundred Yen per day.

                      Payment with credit card via PayPal. Non-refundable deposit to secure dates ( amount depends on length of stay ). Balance due 6 weeks before arrival.


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                      Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                      Location

                      There are several temples, shrines and Shugakuin Imperial Villa within easy walking distance.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • The front of Apple House faces a quiet, traffic-free lane with stream.

                        The front of Apple House faces a quiet, traffic-free lane with stream.

                      • Living room with TV, DVD player, DVDs, CDs, books and tourist information.

                        Living room with TV, DVD player, DVDs, CDs, books and tourist information.

                      • Dining table in kitchen area - four people can eat comfortably.

                        Dining table in kitchen area - four people can eat comfortably.

                      • Vanity unit and entrance to bathroom.

                        Vanity unit and entrance to bathroom.

                      • Modern toilet with heated seat!

                        Modern toilet with heated seat!

                      • Bustling Shugakuin with various shops, restaurants and superb public transport.

                        Bustling Shugakuin with various shops, restaurants and superb public transport.

                      • Tanuki-dani San Fudoin Temple ( 30 minutes walk  plus lots of steps! )

                        Tanuki-dani San Fudoin Temple ( 30 minutes walk plus lots of steps! )

                      • Traditional restaurant and gardens next to Manshuin Temple ( 15 minutes walk )

                        Traditional restaurant and gardens next to Manshuin Temple ( 15 minutes walk )

                      • The peaceful approach to Apple House during spring.

                        The peaceful approach to Apple House during spring.

                      • Well equipped kitchen. Washing machine also provided with covered drying area.

                        Well equipped kitchen. Washing machine also provided with covered drying area.

                      • Traditional tatami bedroom with futons. Many guests say how well they sleep.

                        Traditional tatami bedroom with futons. Many guests say how well they sleep.

                      • Bathroom ( body soap / shampoo provided ). Relaxing after a day's sightseeing!

                        Bathroom ( body soap / shampoo provided ). Relaxing after a day's sightseeing!

                      • Two six-gear bicycles with baskets provided. A great way to explore the city!

                        Two six-gear bicycles with baskets provided. A great way to explore the city!

                      • Sekizanzenin Temple ( 10 minutes walk ) with stunning maple trees.

                        Sekizanzenin Temple ( 10 minutes walk ) with stunning maple trees.

                      • Hungry "koi" carp in nearby Takaragaike. Lovely for short walks or jogging.

                        Hungry "koi" carp in nearby Takaragaike. Lovely for short walks or jogging.

                      • Takaragaike pond with historical Mount Hiei in background ( 15 minutes walk )

                        Takaragaike pond with historical Mount Hiei in background ( 15 minutes walk )

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                      $130 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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