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Machiya Townhouse - Comfort and Privacy in the Heart of Eastern Kyoto.

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The main living area is relaxing and stylish, perfect after a busy day

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto townhome description

Suisenkyo Shirakawa machiya is a beautifully remodeled townhouse in the heart of Kyoto. With access to Heian Jingu, Chio-in, Gion, and the amazing downtown shopping arcades only walking distance away, you couldn't be in a better position to explore Kyoto.

The Shirakawa house has a full kitchen and comfortable living areas, so you don't have to eat out every meal, and you can relax while still experiencing the culture that is all around you. Ideally located for making connections for those long day-trips to Nara, Himeji, Osaka, Kobe, Kurama, and even Hiroshima on the bullet train!

There is a laundry machine and small balcony, and no extra fees for cleaning or utilities.
Choose between the Western room with two beds or the Japanese room with tatami floors and futons. There is never a double booking so you are free to make the space your own during your stay. Free wireless internet.


What guests like about Suisenkyo: Most visitors to Suisenkyo Shirakawa comment on several things; the house itself, the area, and the feeling of being 'inside the real Kyoto'. We believe if you visit this beautiful city for a week, why stay at a big hotel when you can actually live in the heart of the town? The house is cozy and comfortable, walking distance to the 'must see' places, and close to shops, public baths, restaurants, and everything else you need to make the most of your time in the old capital.
Contact us or search our suisenkyo homepage for more information as well.

Getting there: Many guests choose to take a taxi from Kyoto station, which is convenient, affordable, and fast. Usually a trip to or from the main station is less than 18 US$. Suisenkyo is also located within easy walking distance of the Higashiyama subway station. The bus lines that crisscross Kyoto are also very easy to access. There are even tourist 'jin-rickshaws' that ply their trade between Heian Shrine, down the Shirakawa canal, and into the Gion district.
Getting back after a big day or night on the town is no problem either; the main dining/eating/drinking areas are within 15-20 minutes on foot.

Seasonal events:
There are many interesting seasonal events in the area, especially the 'light-up' evenings at the nearby Chion-in temple in fall and early winter.

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 50 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Western room: 1 double

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          • Japanese room: 3 sleep sofa /futon

            can accommodate 3 futons...moreless

          • Both rooms have closets. The Japanese room accesses the veranda, while the Western room overlooks the street. Both rooms have fans, and there is an A/C unit in the Japanese room that can cool all of the second floor in the Summer. The rooms are separated by Japanese sliding doors; solid wood ones, not paper screens....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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          • The toilet, a new western style one with heated seat, is just next to the living room, off the garden, Machiya style. The laundry machine is in the same area....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The Shirakawa Machiya townhouse is strictly NON-SMOKING

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Audio Tape Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Coin Laundry
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Ruins
              • Cinemas
              • Museums

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • River
              • Downtown

              sports and adventure activities

              • Mountain Climbing
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Heating
                      • Telephone
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Pantry Items
                      • 2 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 24 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Regular season
                      May 28 - Oct 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $175

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are in YEN: above dollar rates are approximate based on two guests at the current exchange rate.

                      Contact us for more information on pricing in Japanese Yen

                      Weekly rate above indicates seven nights.

                      No Extra Fees for Cleaning or Utilities.

                      Regular rates / Peak season

                      2 guests: 16,000 / 18,000

                      3 guests: 18,000 / 20,000

                      4 guests: 20,000 / 22,000

                      5 guests: 22,000 / 24,000

                      When reservation is confirmed we require a 20% deposit by credit card. Remainder may be paid in yen on arrival, or by credit card (with 4% service charge).


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                      Last updated: 07/13/2014
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                      Location

                      100 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Kansai
                      50 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Osaka, Maizuru
                      50 Metres
                      Nearest Train
                      Higashiyama subway station,

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Other Activities: historic rickshaw rides

                       

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                      Speaks: english, Japanese

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                      • The main living area is relaxing and stylish, perfect after a busy day

                        The main living area is relaxing and stylish, perfect after a busy day

                      • A full kitchen for preparing coffee, tea, and meals.  iPod stereo input, too.

                        A full kitchen for preparing coffee, tea, and meals. iPod stereo input, too.

                      • Japanese guest room with Tokonoma, artwork, A/C, and deluxe futons

                        Japanese guest room with Tokonoma, artwork, A/C, and deluxe futons

                      • Comfortable living space, Wifi internet, writing desk

                        Comfortable living space, Wifi internet, writing desk

                      • Rock garden, western toilet, laundry machine.

                        Rock garden, western toilet, laundry machine.

                      • The verranda next to the Japanese bedroom has a view of the hills.

                        The verranda next to the Japanese bedroom has a view of the hills.

                      • Located on a quaint and quiet Kyoto alleyway

                        Located on a quaint and quiet Kyoto alleyway

                      • Heian Shrine, one of many attractions only minutes away on foot

                        Heian Shrine, one of many attractions only minutes away on foot

                      • Nearby convenience store (one minute on foot) has everything you need

                        Nearby convenience store (one minute on foot) has everything you need

                      • Machiya-style doorway

                        Machiya-style doorway

                      • The living area has the comfort you expect, with Japanese styling.

                        The living area has the comfort you expect, with Japanese styling.

                      • Western bedroom - Comfortable, new bedding

                        Western bedroom - Comfortable, new bedding

                      • Dining table seats four comfortably.

                        Dining table seats four comfortably.

                      • The house is just off of the historical Shirakawa canal, North of Gion district.

                        The house is just off of the historical Shirakawa canal, North of Gion district.

                      • Enjoy a soak in the deep Japanese tub!

                        Enjoy a soak in the deep Japanese tub!

                      • Traditional Kyushu art and bronze Yebisu at the door welcomes (& wards off evil)

                        Traditional Kyushu art and bronze Yebisu at the door welcomes (& wards off evil)

                      • The nearby 24 hour convenience store has a wide variety of food and drinks.

                        The nearby 24 hour convenience store has a wide variety of food and drinks.

                      • Shinkyogoku shopping arcade and the bustling city center - just 10 minutes away!

                        Shinkyogoku shopping arcade and the bustling city center - just 10 minutes away!

                      $175 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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