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Nodoka-an Tranquil Cottage

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Last updated: 09/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

【We have 12 properties all centrally located.Please check our other listing, or inquire for details.】
Nodoka means Tranquil, Calm, relax; suggest the feeling we wanted to give the guests staying in the house. We hope it will be your home in Downtown Kyoto.

Though in an unbeatable location (Kyoto’s historical Higashiyama 'Eastern Mountains' district), easy walk to down town, sightseeing spots and well connected by Subway rail and buses, it is a quite hidden Machiya (Townhouse) which makes you smile when coming back after a day of traveling.

The house is small, composed of one bedroom and a relaxing space with Western sofa and TV that looks through to a stunning Japanese moss garden. It has been lovingly restored in the traditional style of an old Kyoto Teahouse.

The house really is as lovely as the photos show.
It has with modern amenities like air-conditioning, western toilet and modern kitchen. It is fully equipped with a hairdryer, linen, iron, ironing board, towels, washing machine and dryer, everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

The kitchen has gas stove, kettle, toaster, microwave coffee maker, refrigerator, cutleries ideal for making simple meals. Lunch and dinner is best eaten at the many nearby cafes and restaurants, with Kyoto food so cheap, interesting and varied most people prefer to eat out.
Its great location makes up for its small size. It really is perfect for a one or two week stay in Kyoto.

Nodoka-An is located 3 mins walk from Higashiyama subway station and 6 mins walk from Sanjo Station. The traditional Geisha district of Gion is less than 10 mins walk. Also the upmarket restaurant area of Pontocho along the banks of the Kamagawa River is an easy stroll. This whole area is flat and an easy walk and as with all Kyoto is quiet and perfectly safe. Fifteen minutes walk east are the Higashiyama mountains that have superb hiking course.

The area around the house has many interesting shops and is steeped in Kyoto history. The highlights of Kyoto; Heian Jinju, Kyoto Museum, Nanzenji, Kodaiji and Chion-in Temples, Maruyama Park, Philosophers Path and many more are an easy stroll from Nodoka-An. There are many interesting cafes, antique shops and specialty shops nearby.

For guests there is 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.

There is free WIFI in the house.

Nodoka-An is NON-SMOKING. No Daily Cleaning is offered.

Rates are as below.
(Please note that our base rates are in Japanese Yen, and US$ rates shown are approximate conversions for reference only.)

Regular Season Rate:10,000JPY for 2 persons
Jan.4-Mar.26, May.6-Jul.13, Dec.6-Dec.30

Middle Season Rate: 15,000JPY for 2 persons.
Apr.26-Apr.30, Jul.17-Aug.12, Aug.17-Oct.31

High Season Rate: 20,000JPY for 2 persons
Apr.19-25, May.1-5, Jul.14-16, Nov.1-19

Festival Season Rate: 26,000JPY for 2 persons
Mar.27-Apr.18, Aug.13-16, Nov.20-Dec.5

*Every extra 1 person, add 3,000JPY 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

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 27 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Check-in 3PM Check-out 11AM


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Middle season 3
Aug 17 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
High season 4
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2015
3 night min stay
Festival season 3
Nov 20 - Dec 5, 2015
3 night min stay
Festival season 4
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Festival season 1
Mar 27 - Apr 18, 2016
3 night min stay
High season 1
Apr 19 - Apr 25, 2016
3 night min stay
Middle season 1
Apr 26 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
High season 2
May 1 - May 5, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 09/25/2015
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Car: Not Necessary

15 mins walk from Kyoto station.

10 mins walk from Toji temple.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: As guests at Nodoka-An, you can benefit not only from your Japanese roommates, but also from your hosts’ extensive knowledge and experience of tourism and travel in Japan – the owner also owns and runs “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 Shalom Toji, 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:
If you are two, three couples or a big family, you can divide into our other houses Shirakawa cottage and Seiun-An, which are walking distance (about 5 mins) to Nodoka-An.

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Speaks: english, french, mandarin



  • Gate


  • Bed+Living space

    Bed+Living space

  • Twin bed

    Twin bed

  • Small Moss Garden

    Small Moss Garden

  • Washing space

    Washing space

  • Bathroom with shower

    Bathroom with shower

  • Washlet toilet

    Washlet toilet

  • Bamboo window

    Bamboo window

  • House Sign

    House Sign

  • Sofa space to relax

    Sofa space to relax

  • Kitchen


  • Whole space

    Whole space

  • Wash basin

    Wash basin

  • View bath

    View bath

  • Laundry


Minimum stay: 3 nights
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Speaks: english, french, mandarin
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  • Calendar last updated 09/25/2015
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