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Quiet & Comfort in Kyoto’S Famous Temple and Garden District

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Spacious, with high ceiling/doors, quiet living in the cultural heart of Kyoto.

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Last updated: 07/01/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto apartment description

Spacious and newly renovated apartment in a very quiet and convenient location in central Kyoto. Excellent top 4th floor views of nearby temple and the Eastern Mountains (Higashiyama) of the Kyoto district. Southern exposure insures a great deal of sunlight throughout the day. Fully equipped with television, wireless broadband Internet access, multi-regional DVD player, microwave oven, large dining table for six, two single beds, sofa-bed, and washer. Within walking distance of major temples, shrines and museums. 20 minute walk to the center of downtown Kyoto. Owned and managed by an artist who will provide additional assistance in English, Japanese or Korean if required. Supermarket, convenience store, post office, bus stops all within a ten-minute-walk radius. Perfect location for year-end celebrations or cherry blossom viewing at the nearby temples and shrines. The key words for this newly renovated apartment are space, view, quiet, convenience and light. Monthly stays or longer are preferred and are offered at a considerable discount. SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES ARE NOW OFFERED FOR STAYS OF TWO WEEKS OR MORE DURING THE PERIOD JANUARY 5 TO MARCH 31ST, 2013.

Spacious dining-living room area with bright Southern exposure. Large table in dining area for six people. Sofa-bed in living room with coffee table and carpet underneath.
Extra work room on enclosed converted balcony with large desk, broadband Internet connection and fine view. Fully equipped kitchen (except for oven) including microwave, coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster, crockery and all necessary utensils. Large (by Japanese standards) refrigerator/freezer. Large storage closet in the dining room and additional storage in the kitchen and bedroom areas.. The TV/DVD player are also located in the dining area. International satellite TV is available for longer stays at a separate fee.
The bedroom has two single beds, a night stand with lamp and a large dresser/closet.
The toilet and bath are in separate rooms. There is a small vanity room adjacent to the bath.
A washer is located on the balcony.
This is a NON-SMOKING apartment.
STAYS OF ONE WEEK OR LONGER ARE PREFERRED, BUT SHORTER STAYS ARE NEGOTIABLE.
Utility (electricity and gas) expenses are extra during the summer and winter seasons.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • 60 m²
  • Details:

    Elevator : Very quiet residence with spacious hallways and a convenient elevator....moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Singles
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Not Suitable For Children

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

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          • Villa Okazaki, as with most Japanese apartment buildings, is very quiet and a wonderful place for a sleep either at night or throughout the day. During the temperate months, a cool wind blows from the south balcony to the north through the apartment. This apartment is situated in the best location in the building, top (4th) floor, in the center. The room offers sunlight throughout the day, which of course, can be blocked by shutting the living/dining room curtains to the balcony or by shutting the sliding doors to the bedroom. Everyone has found this apartment to be sunny, peaceful and quiet. The great view, day or night, gives an added feeling of spaciousness....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: tub, shower

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          • The toilet and the shower/bath are in separate rooms. The bath is a Japanese style tub with rather high walls. A good place to soak in but not to stretch out. Outside of the bath is a small utility area with a sink and more towels than one would ever need. The toilet has a modern washlet (spray cleaning toilet) with a heated seat during the winter....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Since Villa Okazaki is a very quiet apartment house, in the Japanese tradition, the apartment is best suited for one person or a quiet couple. Of course, guests can be welcomed to the apartment, but the noise level should remain low particularly after 9:00 pm. The apartment is fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, and all the necessities. Those who move in will find the apartment very clean. It is expected that the renters leave the apartment as clean as they found it, or a cleaning charge will be added to the rent. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Town:

                Villa Okazaki is located in the quiet cultural heart of Kyoto near Heian Shrine, Nanzenji Temple, The Museum of Modern Art, the Kyoto Zoo, Okazaki Park, and other well known sites....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Views of the Eastern Mountains (Higashiyama) with a Buddhist temple located just across the quiet lane....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Tennis

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Elevator:

                        Very quiet residence with spacious hallways and a convenient elevator....moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped with standard size refrigerator and freezer compartment, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, all necessary dishes, pots and cutlery....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Dishes, cups and cutlery for up to four people....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • 2 Ring Stove
                      • Kitchenette
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Balcony
                      • Fully Fenced Property
                       

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                      Japanese Yen required.The weekly rate in Japanese yen is 70,000 yen for one or two people (10,000 yen per night).
                      The monthly rate in Japanese yen is 180,000 yen for one person (6,000 yen per night.)
                      The monthly rate in Japanese yen is 210,000 yen for two people (7,000 yen per night.)
                      Long term rentals are obviously preferred.
                      During December, January and February,  and July, August and September, the electricity charge is extra due to the heating and air conditioning bill.

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


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                      Last updated: 07/01/2014
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                      Location

                      100 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Kansai International Airport
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Keihan Railway and Hankyu Railway (to Osaka/Kobe)
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Royal Hotel Bar (Happy Hour 5 ~ 7) daily

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Villa Okazaki is located in a central, yet very quiet, area of Kyoto. Within a 5 minute walk of Heian Shrine, the apartment is located on a quiet back street. There is a wonderful view of the nearby Buddhist temple roof and environs, and, at a farther distance, the Eastern Mountains (Higashiyama) of Kyoto City, and smaller hills to the south. The quiet, view, and location are hard to find elsewhere. Just south of Heian Shrine is Okazaki Park, a wonderful walking area full of trees, fine museums, a library, the Kyoto City zoo, a small public baseball park, and wonderful canals. The Kyoto International Community Center, a convenient and modern facility to meet people from other countries, is about 15 minutes away on foot. Nanzen-ji and Kurodani Temples, also wonderful areas for a leisurely stroll, day or night (Kyoto is quite safe to walk about even in the late evenings) are just a few minutes away on foot. One can also walk from Heian Shrine through the Yasaka Shrine compound to the main business section, about 25 minutes away on foot. Or, one can walk to (or bicycle to ) the Kamo River and then either south to the downtown section or north to the northern borders of the city. Kyoto is quite flat and is an ideal city for riding bicycles. The public bus system runs on time and one can take a bus from the Villa Okazaki area to anywhere in the city. Grocery stores, a convenience store, a large post office, and fine restaurants are also within a short walk from the apartment. The private owners will be happy to go over the main features of the area upon arrival of the tenants, and will be readily available to answer any questions. If you are looking for a centrally located room with a view in a quiet residential area at the cultural heart of Kyoto, there is no better location than Villa Okazaki.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • Spacious, with high ceiling/doors, quiet living in the cultural heart of Kyoto.

                        Spacious, with high ceiling/doors, quiet living in the cultural heart of Kyoto.

                      • Large chest for hanging clothes with drawers.

                        Large chest for hanging clothes with drawers.

                      • Four large sliding doors to bedroom open/close either way.

                        Four large sliding doors to bedroom open/close either way.

                      • Living room area and bedroom. Cool breeze from south to north.

                        Living room area and bedroom. Cool breeze from south to north.

                      • View from dining area into the living room and bedroom. 4 bedroom doors removed.

                        View from dining area into the living room and bedroom. 4 bedroom doors removed.

                      • Dining table can seat six. Bedroom doors closed. View from south west corner.

                        Dining table can seat six. Bedroom doors closed. View from south west corner.

                      • Sofa bed in foreground, bedroom in background.

                        Sofa bed in foreground, bedroom in background.

                      • Looking towards Southern hills. Very quiet residential street below. Quiet 24/7.

                        Looking towards Southern hills. Very quiet residential street below. Quiet 24/7.

                      • Enclosed study area with desk and chair on left. Balcony washer/dryer on right.

                        Enclosed study area with desk and chair on left. Balcony washer/dryer on right.

                      • Very quiet apartment building. Wonderful for sleeping day or night.

                        Very quiet apartment building. Wonderful for sleeping day or night.

                      • Bedroom doors open. Hallway leads to Western style toilet room and shower/bath.

                        Bedroom doors open. Hallway leads to Western style toilet room and shower/bath.

                      • View of the bedroom and chest from the south east corner of living room.

                        View of the bedroom and chest from the south east corner of living room.

                      • View from bedroom looking south. Study corner in balcony area on the left.

                        View from bedroom looking south. Study corner in balcony area on the left.

                      • View from the north-west corner of the kitchen.

                        View from the north-west corner of the kitchen.

                      • From the south-east corner. Entrance way door to toilet and bath closed.

                        From the south-east corner. Entrance way door to toilet and bath closed.

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                      1 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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