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Newly Renovated Convenient to Kyoto Station, Local Transport and Sightseeing

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Blue Tengu Sanjusangendo: The perfect base for sightseeing in Kyoto.

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This beautifully renovated townhome is just a few minutes from the Keihan underground train line which offers easy access to the commercial center of Kyoto. Since it only a short taxi ride the location is ideal for those coming from Kyoto station. A great base if you have a JR rail pass and want to go on day trips to explore other places like Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima etc.

Tucked down a side street away from the traffic and noise, Blue Tengu is a charming example of the manner in which citizens of this city have lived for generations. By choosing to stay in this lovely townhome, you will truly be able to experience Kyoto as a local. The house is located within easy walking distance of The National Museum, Sanjusangendo temple and many interesting historical sights.

Blue Tengu is close to shops and cafes, with lively Shichijo street just steps away. This street provides an interesting array of culinary offerings, traditional establishments and Japanese confectionary and tea shops in a charming ambiance that feels more like a village than a big city. There are two convenience stores close by which are open 24hrs.

Blue Tengu is a very old traditional Japanese studio townhouse which has been completely renovated. Modern facilities have been added to provide the highest level of guest comfort. The house has been tastefully decorated with elements of both Japanese traditional and modern contemporary styles. There is a very comfortable super-soft double bed and also a sofa bed. The house is just under 30 square meters in size. It should be comfortable for a 2-3 adults or for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids.

There is a brand new flat screen TV along with cables for connecting your computer in case you feel like staying in and watching a movie. The internet connection is high speed fiber optic with unlimited data. Portable wifi hotspots can also be arranged if requested.

The house is fitted with a range of modern conveniences to ensure you can relax and get the most out of your stay. The reverse-cycle air-conditioner both heats and cools to keep you comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside. The quiet and energy efficient washer-dryer removes the hassle usually associated with doing laundry while on vacation, maximising the time you can spend exploring this wonderful city. The kitchen is basic but sufficient to cook meals if you prefer to eat in. The brand new shower is compact Japanese style and has great water pressure.

REASONS NOT TO STAY HERE

Location: This townhouse is in a residential area with easy access to sightseeing spots, Kyoto station and downtown. It is not in the center for nightlife and entertainment. If you are looking for the most lively and noisy place then please consider Gion area a little further North.

Space: Blue Tengu may not be the best choice for those who need a lot of space. It is about 30 square meters which is spacious for Kyoto but may not be enough if you are used to more space.

Noise: Blue Tengu is located in a quiet, pleasant and convenient area but guests may sometimes hear the noise from the local neighborhood. It is just the noise of a Japanese city such as neighbours greeting each other and coming and going. If you need complete silence, this house might not be the best choice for you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Will I have the whole house to myself or do I need to share with someone?
Guests have the whole place to themselves. No one else will be staying with you.

2. Do I need to arrange a meeting with the host to receive a key?
No, we use digital door locks so there are no keys. All you need is the door code which will be sent to you in advance.

3. Do I need to bring my own bedding or toiletries?
All bedding and towels are provided. There is no need to bring shampoo, body soap, coffee, tea, tissues, etc. But please bring your own toothbrush.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 30 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Blue Tengu welcomes children and the sofa bed should be OK for 2 kids up to age 10. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • The double bed is super comfy and soft. You will definitely have a good night's sleep after sightseeing!...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: shower

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  • Recently renovated and brand new shower added. Please note that there is no bath in this property. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have setup Blue Tengu based on guest preferences and requests. So if there is anything you need which is not included please let us know about it. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Guidebooks for Kyoto and Japan are included. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Brand new flatscreen with a full set of cables for connecting your device via HDMI. ...moreless

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed optical fibre connection means you will never experience slow speeds like handheld/portable devices....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All necessary linens are provided. No need to bring these. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, cleaning products etc are all included. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is equipped with everything guests might need to make breakfast or lunch rather than eating out every meal. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, tea, oil etc are included. Please let us know if there is something else you need. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    There is a single electric cooktop with built in safety functionality so its safe for kids. ...moreless

  • Toaster
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hollyhock festival
May 14 - May 16, 2015
3 night min stay
$177

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Special summer rate 35% OFF!
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$77
$539

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Gion Festival
Jul 15 - Jul 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$177

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer break
Jul 26 - Aug 14, 2015
3 night min stay
$148

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Gozan Fire Festival
Aug 15 - Aug 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$177

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer break
Aug 18 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$148

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Festival of the ages
Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2015
3 night min stay
$177

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Autumn colours
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$177

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Xmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$177

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Special Winter rate 35% OFF!
Jan 10 - Feb 29, 2016
5 night min stay
$77

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Cherry blossoms (early)
Mar 20 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$212

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$118

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $95 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Rates up to 2 persons, additional guests $20 each per night up to 4 total guests maximum.


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Location

150 Metres
Nearest Barpub
7878
270 Metres
Nearest Train
Keihan Shichijo underground station
30 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Okumura

Car: Not Necessary

DIRECTIONS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL

Will will send a pdf file to the email address you provide us one week before your arrival so please be sure to check your email and let us know if you have not received them. The door code (no keys) will be included in these directions and you will not be able to enter the house without the code.

KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO KYOTO

The best route is the Haruka express train, then a taxi from Kyoto station to Blue Tengu. There are also limousine bus and shuttle bus services from the airport to Kyoto which might be more convenient for those with large and/or heavy luggage. When travelling with kids we think you will appreciate being able to move around on the Haruka train and kids can go to the toilet any time, get drinks from the onboard vending machine etc. You also need not worry if there are traffic jams or an accident on the highway. Such incidents have often caused our guests to be late which is why we generally recommend the Haruka and not bus services.

NOTE: NO TAXIS: Please refrain from taking a taxi from the airport as it takes a long time and costs a lot (about Y30,000). If you get stuck at the airport due to delayed arrival and cannot use any of the normal transportation options then it might be better to stay the first night in one of the airport hotels. The limousine buses run right up until midnight.

KYOTO TO BLUE TENGU SANJUSANGENDO

From Kyoto station you can walk, take a bus or catch a cab. We recommend the taxi and will provide you with detailed directions which include photos after the booking is made.

WALK: If you do wish to walk then just go north from Kyoto station after exiting the central gate and proceed past Kyoto tower and the Yodobashi camera store. When you get to Shichijo street turn right (East) and keep walking about 15min until you reach Sanjusangendo temple.

BUS: To take a bus to Blue Tengu please find the bus stops just north of the central gate. Bus numbers 100, 206 or 208 will go to Blue Tengu. Please get off at "Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo mae" bus stop.

TAXI: There are large taxi ranks at the north and south sides of the station. Please just follow the signs. Once you line up and the taxi arrives ask them to take you to "warajiya" restaurant. If they do not know this place then try "Yamatooji Shichijo". It takes about 5-10 minutes depending on traffic and usually costs less than Y1000.

NOTE: If you have trouble finding the house and have a smartphone or mobile device please search Google Maps for "Blue Tengu". Make sure you have the right house as there is more than one in Kyoto.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are an International Japanese/Australian couple who love this city and welcome the opportunity to share it with others.

Why the Owner Chose Kyoto:
The Higashiyama district is one of the best places for sightseeing in Kyoto. It is full of temples, shrines, gardens, museums and places of interest. Sanjusangendo temple is just 2min away, as is the Kyoto National Museum.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
3min walk to local station and 5min taxi from Kyoto station make it a very convenient base for exploring both Kyoto and nearby cities.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Japanese

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Blue Tengu Sanjusangendo: The perfect base for sightseeing in Kyoto.

    Blue Tengu Sanjusangendo: The perfect base for sightseeing in Kyoto.

  • Dining options nearby Blue Tengu. There are also many more not pictured here.

    Dining options nearby Blue Tengu. There are also many more not pictured here.

  • Double bed with sprung mattress and foam topper is super soft & comfy.

    Double bed with sprung mattress and foam topper is super soft & comfy.

  • Sofabed opens up into a double bed which is comfy for one adult or two kids.

    Sofabed opens up into a double bed which is comfy for one adult or two kids.

  • Dining and kitchen areas. There is seating for 3 at the table.

    Dining and kitchen areas. There is seating for 3 at the table.

  • All in one washer dryer is quiet and convenient. No need to find a laundromat.

    All in one washer dryer is quiet and convenient. No need to find a laundromat.

  • Arashiyama bamboo grove

    Arashiyama bamboo grove

  • Shisendo temple has one of the nicest gardens in Kyoto.

    Shisendo temple has one of the nicest gardens in Kyoto.

  • The National Museum is a two minute walk from Blue Tengu.

    The National Museum is a two minute walk from Blue Tengu.

  • Toyokuni shrine was built in commemoration of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

    Toyokuni shrine was built in commemoration of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

  • Some of the fun activities available for kids in Kyoto.

    Some of the fun activities available for kids in Kyoto.

  • Spacious interior with modern Japanese vibe.

    Spacious interior with modern Japanese vibe.

  • We renovated carefully and tried to maintain original beams etc.

    We renovated carefully and tried to maintain original beams etc.

  • Modern compact kitchen with everything necessary if guests wish to eat in.

    Modern compact kitchen with everything necessary if guests wish to eat in.

  • A large flatscreen TV is included along with cables for connecting your device

    A large flatscreen TV is included along with cables for connecting your device

  • Modern and high tech shower with great water pressure.

    Modern and high tech shower with great water pressure.

  • Kiyomizu temple is very popular with our guests and is quite close by

    Kiyomizu temple is very popular with our guests and is quite close by

  • Heian Jingu shrine in centrally located and has one of the best gardens in town.

    Heian Jingu shrine in centrally located and has one of the best gardens in town.

  • Sanjusangendo temple is beutiful inside and out.

    Sanjusangendo temple is beutiful inside and out.

  • Kawai Kanjiro's house is a must-see for pottery fans.

    Kawai Kanjiro's house is a must-see for pottery fans.

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Speaks: english, Japanese
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