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Shirakawa Cottage-Cottage by the White Stream

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Last updated: 11/22/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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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: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 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.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • 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

              Other Amenities

                  • Check-in 3PM Check-out 11AM

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library:

                    A selection Japan related movies...moreless

                  Attractions

                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Hiking

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

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

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa
                           

                          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
                          

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                          Last updated: 11/22/2014
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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: english, french, mandarin

                           

                          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 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 11/22/14
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                          Member since: 2008
                          Speaks: english, french, mandarin
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/22/2014
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                          +81 757112527 (Japan)

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