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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: 10/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • 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

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • 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

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

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • River

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

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

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Terrace

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

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                  See our homepage or contact us for more information on pricing in Japanese Yen
                  Weekly rate above indicates seven nights. Stays six nights or longer are discounted. 
                  
                  No Extra Fees for Cleaning or Utilities.
                  
                  January-February stays receive an additional discount.
                  Regular rates                                  Peak season
                  • 2 guests -- 12,000 yen              14,000 yen
                  • 3 guests -- 14,000 yen              16,000 yen
                  • 4 guests -- 16,000 yen              18,000 yen
                  • 5 guests -- 18,000 yen              20,000 yen
                  

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


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                  Last updated: 10/14/2014
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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!

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 10/14/14
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english, Japanese
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