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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: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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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

    ...moreless

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • 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
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular season
May 6 - Oct 14, 2015
2 night min stay
$139
$875
Fall peak season
Oct 15 - Dec 5, 2015
2 night min stay
$151
$951

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not 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 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 3.4% service charge).


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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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  • 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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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Japanese
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2015
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