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First floor- Computer space

First floor- Computer space Entrance door The Japanese garden view from the living room Living room. House light. Second floor Bed room ( Queen bed160cm) bed room ( Japanese futon) Kitchen Kitchen Washing space Entrance Ojizo- The deity of the children and travelers

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto house description

Accommodations: House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-5)

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Ojizo-ya -“ The House of the Goddess of Travelers

In a small, narrow, quiet alley, in the midst of a vibrant, fascinating, traditional neighborhood in Kyoto, loaded with history and small stories from the past and present is Ojizo-ya - a traditional, cozy Japanese house which has been renovated to provide luxury-level comfort to its guests, yet has been designed to retain the spirit, esthetics, and beauty of the traditional Japanese town house.

Outside the House
On the outside wall of Ojizo-ya is a shrine which is shared by three houses. This shrine is dedicated to the goddess Ojizo (hence the name of the house). Ojizo is the goddess of both children and travelers. So during your stay here at The House of Ojizo, you, the traveler, will be personally protected while you enjoy both the ambience of the house and the attractions of its location.

Local Culture
Ojizo-ya is within easy walking distance of some of Kyoto's major sightseeing spots in the Higashiyama district in The Eastern Mountains, including Sanjusangendo Temple, the National Museum (3-5 minutes walk), the Kiyomizu area with its picturesque Ninen & Sanenzaka streets (15 minutes walk), Miyagawa-cho a Geisha area (15 minutes walk), and a bit further on there is Gion, another famous Geisha district.

Local Leisure
Ojizo-ya is also a few minutes away from the Kamo river (Kyoto's main river which runs through the city) and a great local park, where you can do as the Kyoto-ites do - take an early morning jog, stroll along the river side, or relax on a park bench and watch the world go by. You can also take a 20-30 minutes enjoyable walk along the river right into the city center.

The Heart of the City
While it is easy to get to the city center by walking along the Kamo river or through local neighborhoods, Ojizo-ya also benefits from good transport links. It is a short 10 minutes bus drive from Kyoto station (the main rail station and gateway to the city) and only a 3-5 minutes walk to Keihan railway Shichijo station on the Keihan railway line. In 3-5 minutes you can also reach a bus station and access the many bus lines including the comfortable Raku Bus? a special bus line which runs through the main sightseeing spots of Kyoto. After experiencing the heart of the city, travel back to the heart of the home and back into local life.

Local Amenities
Ojizo-ya is located in a really fascinating area which you can find out more about by looking at our “Behind the veil� tour, Please look at Windows to Japan website for more details. . The house is just a few minutes away from many local restaurants, coffee shops, a traditional sweet-making shop, a public bath with open air bath, and a local children's playground, visits to which will provide you with a feeling of completeness as you experience the local life of Kyoto in a down to earth neighborhood before heading back to the heart of the house.

Inside the House
Ojizo-ya can accommodate one person or one group of up to six and has two floors of accommodation.

The first floor boasts a fully equipped kitchen, living room (convertible to a bedroom with traditional Japanese futons for up to 2), laundry space, en suite western-style toilet, shower & bath, and access to a Japanese garden which can be viewed from the living room.

Second floor accommodation (sleeps up to 3) has two separate bedrooms, one with a western-style double bed, the second with traditional Japanese futons, and a balcony.

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.

Ojizo-ya is a NON SMOKING property. No Daily Cleaning is offered.

Rates are as below.
Regular Season Rate:11,000JPY for 2 persons
Jan.4-Mar.27, May.6-Jul.11, Dec.7-Dec.30

Middle Season Rate: 13,000JPY for 2 persons.
Apr.14-May.1, Jul.17-Aug.12, Aug.17-Oct.31

High Season Rate: 15,000JPY for 2 persons
Nov.1-Dec.6

Festival Season Rate: 17,000JPY for 2 persons
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

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Japanese Garden

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony

                      Activities

                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Ojizoya

                        Ojizoya

                        • Guest BOBJ (Minneapolis, MN)
                        • Date of stay 12/24/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/20/14
                        We were extremely happy with Ojizoya and would strongly consider staying there again! It was extremely cozy, very well located and the support staff were most helpful. I like to run and the river front was a 4min jog from the Machiya... Not only for running but also to take a serene walk it was ideal. Gion district, Sanjo shopping district, museums and Shrines are all very walkable with some great sightseeing along the way. I strongly recommend Ojizoya and its representatives.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                      • A Great Month in Kyoto

                        A Great Month in Kyoto

                        • Guest Edwin (Canberra, ACT, Australia)
                        • Date of stay 11/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/11/13
                        We stayed for 4 weeks in Nov/Dec and the place felt like a home away from home. The house was reasonably well located for some the main sites and handy for most of the main bus routes allowing good access to the more remote sites. It is also close to a Taxi Rank. We were seeking suitable accommodation for an extended stay in Kyoto and found that the house met our needs perfectly. It was as advertised on the website, was clean and well maintained and the owners were helpful answering questions or addressing concerns. It was a great experience to stay in a traditional Kyoto house to get the full cultural experience of being in Japan. We also enjoyed the experience of living in a residential and interacting with the locals and shopping in the local shops. We were very sad to leave at the end of our stay. We would highly recommend Ojizoya as a place to stay for those seeking a similar Japanese experience to ours.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                      • Quiet, well equipped house close to Kiyomizudera

                        Quiet, well equipped house close to Kiyomizudera

                        • Guest Jan H.
                        • Date of stay 04/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/30/13
                        The house is beautiful, a good mix of traditional Machiya architecture and modern renovations. Thanks to the maps and directions sent by Wendy, finding the location was easy. The area is very quiet, residential, tucked away behind Gojodori. We saw local residents out and about quite often. The only thing we missed in the house was a TV, but everything else was great - fully equipped kitchen, clean shower/bath room, comfortable double bed, free WiFi. Best of all was being so close to Higashiyama, Gion and Miyagawacho. We saw the Kyo Odori while we were there at a theatre less than 20 minutes walk from the house. It was a great base for sight seeing.

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                      • Wonderful traditional house

                        Wonderful traditional house

                        • Guest cranoss (Canberra Australia)
                        • Date of stay 07/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                        Good location, close to supermarkets and subway. Safe quiet street and has everything you need to be self sufficient.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

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                      • COOL DOWN IN PEACEFULL OJIZOYA

                        COOL DOWN IN PEACEFULL OJIZOYA

                        • Guest jackiea (Tahiti)
                        • Date of stay 07/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/22/13
                        ON SE SENT COMME CHEZ SOI A OJIZOYA Tres bien situe, A 10 petites minutes de Gion et des temples La machiya acceuille confortablement une famille de quatre, voisinage tres calme nous avons particulierement apprecie la clim....il fait CHAUD en ete a Kyoto... nb pas de tele ni de radio mais tres bonne connexion wifi communication aisee, transaction facile avec les proprietaires un beau souvenir de vacances

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                      • Old World Charm

                        Old World Charm

                        • Guest OhioTravelBum (USA)
                        • Date of stay 06/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/18/13
                        Our family of 4 spent 3 nights in Ojizoya and enjoyed it very much. We felt the charm of an old, traditional Japanese house with its elegantly simple decor and functional design. We are a tall family, and although the entry area, stairway, and toilet area were a bit tight for us (my 6'6" husband did hit his noggin a few times), the main living room and the sleeping areas are large enough to be very comfortable and the shower room is spacious and easy to use. We did not need to use the kitchen much, other than the refrigerator. There is a convenience store a short walk away on the main road to the north where we got our breakfast bento boxes. I would not recommend this house for people with children under about 6 nor would it be good for someone with mobility issues. We also booked two tours with Windows on Japan, and our guide Emi was very knowledgable, friendly and accommodating. I recommend this company without hesitation.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                      • Family visit in Kyoto

                        Family visit in Kyoto

                        • Guest JR (Finland)
                        • Date of stay 06/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/17/13
                        We stayed five nights and liked the apartment very much. It was clean and in order. Location was good, in very quiet area but only few minutes walk to railway (two different stations), not long from the main railway station either. Many restaurants quite near, also easy to cook yourself (as well as washing loundry). Info about Kyoto and the apartment available for the guests, wi-fi worked good. Staff was easy to contact and was very helpful, so I would gladly recommend this apartment.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                      • Experience traditional Japanese house in the heart of Kyoto

                        Experience traditional Japanese house in the heart of Kyoto

                        • Guest bobois (Netherlands)
                        • Date of stay 05/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/01/13
                        very traditional Machiya on quiet street. Loved the attention to detail from the walls, to tatami to bamboo ceiling and old sliding doors. Cosy, but enough space, and very clean. And all modern conveniences including washer, wi-fi were plus. Only suggestion would be to have some small condiments/drinks available. Nice to have tea or coffee etc, on arrival w/o having to go to the store right away.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

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                      • Authentic Japanese experience

                        Authentic Japanese experience

                        • Guest LadyAlisha (Singapore)
                        • Date of stay 05/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/27/13
                        The house is lovely with a spacious living area downstairs and 2 comfy bedrooms upstairs. The location is convenient, nestled between 2 train stations and ideal for exploring the sights along the Higashiyama part of Kyoto. Wished there was a tv though. Walking home at night might be a bit scary as the streets are rather dark in the area.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                      • Beautiful house, poor customer service

                        Beautiful house, poor customer service

                        • Guest Mariah S. (Beaverton, Oregon)
                        • Date of stay 03/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/29/13
                        The house is wonderfully restored, and in a good location for sightseeing. We walked everywhere (Kiyomizu temple area, downtown, Gion). However, the house is not well-equipped for cooking or eating-in, and there is very little information about local groceries, restaurants or services. Two light bulbs were burned out when we checked in. The customer service from the travel agency who manages this house was not very responsive to requests. We were a family of four, and the house was comfortable for us, however, it was difficult to prepare any meals other than breakfast because the house lacked sufficient dishware.

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                      $120

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                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: As guests at Ojizo-ya, 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 Ojizo-ya, 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.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      While it is easy to get to the city center by walking along the Kamo river or through local neighborhoods, Ojizo-ya also benefits from good transport links. It is a short 10 minutes’ bus drive from Kyoto station (the main rail station and gateway to the city) and only a 3–5 minutes’ walk to Keihan railway Shichijo station on the Keihan railway line. In 3–5 minutes you can also reach a bus station and access the many bus lines including the comfortable “Raku Bus” a special bus line which runs through the main sightseeing spots of Kyoto. After experiencing the heart of the city, travel back to the heart of the home and back into local life- Ojizo-ya is located in a really fascinating area which you can find out more about by looking at our “Behind the veil” tour(at “Windows to Japan’s website). The house is just a few minutes away from many local restaurants, coffee shops, a traditional sweet-making shop, a public bath with open air bath, and a local children’s playground, visits to which will provide you with a feeling of completeness as you experience the local life of Kyoto in a down to earth neighborhood before heading back to the heart of the house. Update info: We prepared two bicycles (one with child seat) in the house for our guests to use.


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                      Photos

                      • First floor- Computer space

                        First floor- Computer space

                      • The Japanese garden view from the living room

                        The Japanese garden view from the living room

                      • House light.

                        House light.

                      • Bed room ( Queen bed160cm)

                        Bed room ( Queen bed160cm)

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Washing space

                        Washing space

                      • Ojizo- The deity of the children and travelers

                        Ojizo- The deity of the children and travelers

                      • Entrance door

                        Entrance door

                      • Living room.

                        Living room.

                      • Second floor

                        Second floor

                      • bed room ( Japanese futon)

                        bed room ( Japanese futon)

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Entrance

                        Entrance

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

                      $120 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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