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Shirakawa Cottage-Cottage by the White Stream

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto cottage description

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

Shirakawa Cottage - COTTAGE BY THE WHITE STREAM
The 1957 classic 'Sayonara' with Marlon Brandon was filmed by Shirakawa Stream adjacent to Shirakawa Cottage, great views of the area in the 1950's.

Shirakawa Cottage is a traditional Japanese Machiya (Townhouse) in an absolutely superb location. A little hideaway in a deep alleyway off the Shirakawa Stream, one of the loveliest areas in Kyoto This ensures that that the house is completely quiet yet allowing immediate access to the middle of Kyoto’s historical Higashiyama (Eastern Mountains) district.

This means that you can drop in, have a rest, a sleep, shower, change clothes or have a cup of tea and still be in the middle of the historical area.

The house is small, one bedroom, that looks through to a stunning Japanese moss garden. It has been lovingly restored in the traditional style of an old Kyoto Teahouse.

The cottage really is as lovely as the photos show.

Shirakawa is furnished with antiques along 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 is simple and very clean; kettle, toaster, microwave coffee maker, refrigerator ideal for making breakfast or 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.

There is free WIFI in the house.

Shirakawa Cottage is NON-SMOKING. No daily cleaning is offered.

Rates are as below.
Regular Season Rate:10,000JPY for 2 persons
Jan.4-Mar.27, May.6-Jul.11, Dec.7-Dec.30

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

High Season Rate: 14,000JPY for 2 persons
Nov.1-Dec.6

Festival Season Rate: 16,000JPY for 2 persons
Mar.28-Apr.13, May.2-5, Jul.12-16, Aug.13-16, Dec.31-Jan.3

*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

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Double Beds (1) Western Style Double bed

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Check-in 3PM Check-out 11AM

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    A selection Japan related movies...moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Zoo
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Hiking
                       

                      Reviews

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                      1-2 people Yen 12,000/night 3 night minimum, weekly rate is Yen 72000
                      High season Mar.30-Apr.7, Jul.13-17 Yen 15,000/night 3 night minimum
                      High season Aug.13-18, Nov.17-Dec.8 Yen 15,000/night 3 night minimum, 
                      Above High season weekly rate Yen 90.000
                      

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


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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: As guests at Shirakawa Cottage, 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 Shirakawa Cottage, 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.


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                      Speaks: french, mandarin, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Dress up as Geisha outside the cottage

                        Dress up as Geisha outside the cottage

                      • Antique 'Yuki Mi' (snow viewing) door panels slide up to view the moss garden

                        Antique 'Yuki Mi' (snow viewing) door panels slide up to view the moss garden

                      • Traditional cast iron bath with shower, very relaxing

                        Traditional cast iron bath with shower, very relaxing

                      • Kitchen, new, modern and clean

                        Kitchen, new, modern and clean

                      • Calligraphy panel- Zen saying- 'Today nothing bad happened worth worrying about'

                        Calligraphy panel- Zen saying- 'Today nothing bad happened worth worrying about'

                      • Cottage by the White Stream-  absolutely superb location

                        Cottage by the White Stream- absolutely superb location

                      • 2 mins to Nene's Path- Kyoto's main historical walk

                        2 mins to Nene's Path- Kyoto's main historical walk

                      • Entrance with traditional teahouse woven bamboo ceiling

                        Entrance with traditional teahouse woven bamboo ceiling

                      • Stone entrance

                        Stone entrance

                      • Moss garden overlooked by the bathroom, very private

                        Moss garden overlooked by the bathroom, very private

                      • Antique lights

                        Antique lights

                      • Bamboo garden fence with traditional tile with family crest

                        Bamboo garden fence with traditional tile with family crest

                      • Geisha & Maiko on the Shirakawa Bridge

                        Geisha & Maiko on the Shirakawa Bridge

                      • Floor Plan

                        Floor Plan

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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                      Speaks: french, mandarin, english

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