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Peace in the Heart of Traditional Kyoto - Minuntes Away from the Geisha Distric

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Last updated: 03/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto house description

The concept of KiYOMiZU ViLLA is a home in Kyoto, Japan where you can enjoy all the amazing culture that Japan has to offer with all of the comforts of home.

The neighbourhood is extremely safe and the neighbours are just sweet. The location of the house is just right. It is within walking distance to a plethora of tourist spots as well as local Japanese hangouts. You'll find temples, shrines, parks, restaurants, bars and shopping all nearby. It is also easily accessible via Bus, Train, Taxi or rickshaw drivers.

The house is located in the Gion area about 5 minutes from Keninji Temple, 15 minutes from Kiyomizu Temple, 20ish minutes from Yasaka Shrine and so much more. This is a great place to spend your nights and start your days off to all the amazing beauty that Kyoto has to offer.

In SPRING, there are so many cherry blossom viewing spots nearby. In the SUMMER, you can walk down to the main river (less than 10 mins on foot) from the house and take a nice walk in the mornings or enjoy dinner at one of the outdoor patios over the river in the evenings. In AUTUMN, don't forget to bring your camera because you have never seen such glowing autumn foliage. The Japanese Momiji (maples) are absolutely radiant and many temples are lit up at night. In WINTER, if you're lucky you might get a chance to see an image of a snow-covered golden temple. There are lots of events during new years and many things to do.

Kyoto has many festivals and this house is walking distance to many of them. Kyoto is also very very very famous for its food. There are so many restaurants nearby with a wide variety of choices. Come and experience the beauty of Kyoto's cuisine.

KiYOMiZU Villa is located 5 mins away from Miyagawa-cho, one of the 5 Geisha districts in Kyoto. You can see Maiko-sans (Geisha) walking on the nearby streets daily. KiYOMiZU Villa is right in the heart of Kyoto close to everything!

The house has everything you'll need to make your stay comfortable. There is also high speed WiFi internet service so you can stay in touch with your family and friends back home or share your adventures in Kyoto on twitter or facebook, etc... There is also a phone in the house where you can call me (Ken) if you need anything during your stay. I can help you plan tours, restaurants, taxis, etc...

Come and enjoy your stay in Kyoto in luxury at KiYOMiZU Villa.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The area is safe for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking. If you really need to, take a walk to the main street. Sorry;(...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No Pets ;(...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Unfortunately not barrier free ;(...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • 2nd Bedroom: 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • 1st bedroom: 3 sleep sofa /futon


  • Both bedrooms have beautiful new tatami, triple paned glass, nice dark blinds and a gorgeous high Japanese ceiling hanging above you. The air conditioner / heaters are state of the art and will keep you comfortable all year round....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    The toilet is separate from the bath....moreless

  • The stylish bath area is simple, yet so comfy with ample water pressure. There is a heated towel bar so your towels are nice and toasty for those chilly Kyoto mornings....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house was rebuilt from ground up leaving only the beautiful frame, roof and support beams. The house is completely insulated and all of the windows have been replaced with beautiful triple paned windows for year round energy efficiency and peace and quiet for you and the neighbours. The new stairway is quite safe. It is now wider and less steep. The bath area and toilet are quite modern. The kitchen is more than functional and offers a safe IH stove for your cooking needs. There are air conditioners and heaters throughout and the floor in the living room is heated. Kyoto is famous for its gruelling summers and harshly cold winters. Kyoto homes are even more famous for their lack of comfortability. KiYOMiZU Villa offers you a Japanese home with all of the luxuries of western living. Inquire about tours and other options directly with Ken....moreless


  • Books:

    There are a few books here as well as guide books and books on Kyoto....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The PS3 acts as the media center for the TV. It plays BluRays, DVDs and CDs....moreless

  • Games:

    There are some games here for the PS3 system....moreless

  • Music Library:

    The Media Center has a selection of Jazz, Classical, Rock, HipHop and many international types of music for you to enjoy. You can bring your own music as well on USB or portable hard disk....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The TV has an active sound system with a nice sub woofer. Bring your MP3s on a USB memory stick to play your favorite tunes in the house....moreless

  • Television:

    70 inch Sharp Aquos 4K Ultra HD connected to a PS3 console and apple TV. ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    PS3 Video game system with a few games....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There is an assortment of movies, plus everything available on itunes. You can also bring your own movies on USB or hard disk or even to connect via HDMI....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    So close, so cozy - in the heart of Kyoto on the edge of Gion...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading


  • Dining:

    There is an expandable table and 6 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC downstairs and in both bedrooms upstairs....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The washing machine both washes and drys your clothes automatically. Drum Style type. Very easy to use!!!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heated floors on the first floor and heaters throughout the house....moreless

  • Internet:

    HiSpeed WiFi....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Hotel Quality linen....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has a modern Japanese feel with massive windows, sofas and a super 70inch 4K AUOUS TV ;))) There is also a PlayStation 3 for movies, music & games as well as an Apple TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Coin parking nearby - lots!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    For emergencies and contacting the owner....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towel & face towel provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Super easy to use washing machine both washes and drys your clothes automatically. Drum Style type. It has an only wash function for delicates or an only dry only function for rainy days....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso coffee maker - simple and easy to use - gives a nice start to the day....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils for 6....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gorgeous kitchen - Amazing fridge, IH stove - simple and easy to use. There's an electric kettle, microwave oven. Basic cooking utensils, dishes, cutlery, glasses, cups and a bottle opener....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Simple and adeqate....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Probably the best looking refrigerator in the world! Makes ice and so much more!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Induction Heating (IH) Triple burner!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    The microwave oven has toasting functionality as well....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Many places to rent bicycles nearby and can be parked in front of the house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Public bath down the street - nice...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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2 night min stay

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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  • Tax Rate 8%


All Prices are in Japanese Yen

Notes: Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

*** Please contact us for the high season rates (March, April, May, July, October, November, End/Beginning of the Year). ***

Payments must be made in YEN.

10% discount for 7 or more days

15% discount for 14 or more days

20% discount for 21 or more days

25% discount for 30 or more days

** 2 Night stays require an additional $100.00 cleaning fee **

*** All reservations are on a first come first served basis. Your final reservation will be completed by e-mail. Please note that your reservation is not complete until your payment is made. ***

All payments must be made in yen through Paypal.

*** Staying 3 nights or more ***

2015 RATES

2 guests: 25,000 yen

3 guests: 30,000 yen

4 guests: 35,000 yen

5 guests: 40,000 yen

6 guests: 45,000 yen

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Last updated: 03/27/2015
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100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
So many bars close by
500 Metres
Nearest Train
Keihan - 5 mins away
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Meishin Highway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
So many restaurants close by

Car: Not Necessary

KiYOMiZU ViLLA is just pure comfort. Make this your base when you arrive in Kyoto. The house located in an old, sweet neighborhood down a tiny street off the main road. The neighbors are sweet, old and very friendly. The house is a 15 min walk to downtown Kyoto. Kiyomizu temple is literally just up the street (about 1 km away) as are a dozen other attractions including shrines, parks, museums, temples and hiking spots.

There are of course, a plethora of dining options as well as many bars all within walking distance.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I grew up in Canada, went to school in Boston and have spent the last 15 years of my life in Kyoto. I fell in love with this city, its temples, shrines and festivals within my first few years here and do believe that I I will be spending the rest of my life in this beautiful and magical city.

Why the Owner Chose Kyoto:
This house is very close to Gion and Kiyomizu temple, the inspiration for the name. Within minutes of this house, you can find Maiko & Geisha wandering the street, restaurants, bars, temples and shrines. This house is in a wonderful area with amazing neighbours around the house. The house is easily accessible in a quiet and safe neighbourhood.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The whole house was completely redesigned, leaving of course & maintaining the original structure and architecture. When renovating, we discovered a beautiful ceiling with fantastic beams hidden behind years and years of plaster. The original 'tsuchi-kabe' earthen walls were also preserved and still exist, though they cannot be seen because the house has been fully insulated. There is a heated floor in the living and dining room. All of the windows are triple paned and there is a beautiful safe, new kitchen and bath available to you. There are 2 bedrooms (separately accessible) upstairs with a skylight in the stairway for a little more natural light. Amenities include a 70inch 4K ultraHD TV connected to a PlayStation3 and AppleTV. There are some games, bluerays & DVDs as well a selection of music for you to enjoy. The living room has massive windows with nice blinds in front to let in lighting from outside or give you privacy when you need. All the windows are triple-paned to give you that extra bit of quiet. Enjoy sitting on the sofas while you enjoy your morning coffee from the Nespresso Coffee machine. The house was built from ground up yet keeping the original structure. Insulation, triple paned glass, heated floors, high speed internet and the ultimate in comfort and amazing attention to detail were the inspiration for this house. When you're on vacation in another country, why not treat yourself to a wee bit of luxury when you come back from spending a day out sightseeing. The comforts of 5 STAR luxury in traditional settings.

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Speaks: english, Japanese


  • Bedroom 2 upstairs.

    Bedroom 2 upstairs.

  • Second bedroom.  Waiting for its guests to fall asleep in a deep comfy slumber.

    Second bedroom. Waiting for its guests to fall asleep in a deep comfy slumber.

  • Dining room & living room with the TV(hidden).

    Dining room & living room with the TV(hidden).

  • Kitchen, microwave & super fridge.

    Kitchen, microwave & super fridge.

  • Modern toilet with bidet functions.

    Modern toilet with bidet functions.

  • New tatami.

    New tatami.

  • The comfy living room.

    The comfy living room.

  • The office area beside the second bedroom.  Great space for writing postcards.

    The office area beside the second bedroom. Great space for writing postcards.

  • First Floor initial layout.  Things have changed ... for the better.

    First Floor initial layout. Things have changed ... for the better.

  • Modern yet Japanese.  Completely renovated front.

    Modern yet Japanese. Completely renovated front.

  • Bedroom #1 with the beds perpendicular to each other.

    Bedroom #1 with the beds perpendicular to each other.

  • Living room - 70 inch TV with PS3.

    Living room - 70 inch TV with PS3.

  • Completely modern bath with nice water pressure and lots of hot water.

    Completely modern bath with nice water pressure and lots of hot water.

  • Laundry area - towel warmer - wash basin - drum style washer/dryer

    Laundry area - towel warmer - wash basin - drum style washer/dryer

  • Bedroom 1 with bed number 2.

    Bedroom 1 with bed number 2.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • The street up towards Chio-in.

    The street up towards Chio-in.

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Speaks: english, Japanese
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Peace in the heart of TRADITIONAL KYOTO - minuntes away from the Geisha distric

Kyoto #3776610ha

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