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Traditional Japanese House at a Prime Location, Gion and Kiyomizu Temple!

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Last updated: 09/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto townhome description

This lovingly restored charming140 year old Japanese town house is located in the heart of Kyoto, near Gion, where geisha are frequently spotted. It is located in a quiet alleyway of Miyagawa-cho, historical Geisha district where over fifty of Tea houses (the place geisha entertain their clients) and Geisha quarters are lined up, you will definitely encounter Maiko/Geisha moving back and forth between tea houses.

Everything is in walking distance: The subway station at Gojo-Kiyomizu is only a 5 min walk and Shijo is a 10min, and 'must see' sightseeing spots in Higashiyama with a number of beautiful old streets and temples including Kiyomizu Temple, Kenninji Zen Temple, Yasaka Shrine, and Kodaiji are only 15 min walk. Popular shopping area Shijo-kawaramachi and Nishiki Market as well. Dinning Out/Bar: Gion and Ponto-cho. 24 hours open convenience stores and grocery stores are within 10 min walk. Easy access to Nara, Osaka, Kobe, and less than 10 minutes taxi ride to Kyoto Station


The owner, Rico, lived in the U.S. for 13 years, 2 years in UK, half year in Spain. Knows English, some Spanish and Japanese!!! She will be on call for 24 hours in case of emergency or any help.

The house is located in an alleyway of 30 houses just behind a geisha district called Miyagawa-cho. This is very rare even in Kyoto.

The house is situated in the center of historic and major sightseeing area, yet you could enjoy a quite time at the house. You could walk to Kiyomizu temple and Kodaiji Temple area in the morning, and decided to come back for a rest, relaxing with a cup of green tea and Japanese sweets. Once you regain your energy again, you are ready to to go to the next adventure like going to Nishiki market (15 min walk).

Or, if you love art, you could visit Kyoto National Museum http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index_top.html and to Sanjusangendo.


The house is a traditional Japanese house in Kyoto called 'Machiya' and has kitchen, tatami mattress living room, tatami mattress receiption room, bath room, and toilet in 1st floor and two tatami bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The house is decoreated with Japanese anteques, yet still have modern comfort like air conditioning, heater, WIFI internet access, TV, microwave, toaster, tea kettle, washing machine, hair dryer, towels, extra thick feather futons, blend new deep bath tab for after long walk, and western style toilet.



What you can do around here:

-Enjoy walk to famouse Kiyomize Temple, Kenninji Temple( Zeb experience zen practice ), Kodaiji Temple (Zen practice), Sanjusangendo, Kyoto National Museum, Nishiki Market, Chion-in, and Yasaka Shrine are within 5~15 minutes walking distance.

-A bus tour to the beautiful country side where you can see 213 thatched-roof houses. The tour is on every Saturday and Sunday . Miyama tourist Info - http://www.jnto.go.jp/tourism/en/s057.html

-Would you like to make a plan to visit an imperial place (kyoto Gosho), Katsura Rikyu, and Shugakuin Rikyu ? You can make a reservation via online! http://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english

-You can be Geisha wearing their costume and make up. It is just 5 minutes walk to the place you can be a Geisha.

-A game called 'To Sen' is held nearby my property, you could play this game with Maiko(apprentice of Geisha), you could hand paint your own fan.

-Attend a tea ceremony!

-Taking a 2 hour Japanese traditional sweet making class. 15 minutes walk from my property.

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 75 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Tatami matress with Futon...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Tatami matress with Futon...moreless

          • Comfortable Futon matress is placed on the traditional tatami room. Conbination of the usage of 2 bedrooms are: A: 3 guests (3 single futon) in one bedroom and 1 guest (1 single futon) in the 2nd bedroom B: 2 guests (2 single futon) in one bedroom and 2 guests (1 double futon) in the 2nd bedroom C: 3 guests (3 single futon) in one bedroom and 2 guests (1 double futon) in the 2nd bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Japanese cypress bathroom with a modern equipment. You can enjoy a hot bath as if you were in a hot spring! There also is a public bath about 2 minutes walk from my property. Many Japanese people go to this public bath even if they have their own bath at home. 410Yen...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The traditional Japanese house is equipped with brand new modern features: air-conditioning, western style toilet, free Wi-Fi access. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwaveoven, 1 IH cooking stove, kettle, rice cooker, pots and pan, cutting board, silver ware and kitchen utensil. Two Japanese-style tatami mat bedrooms sleeps up to 4 people with comfortable Japanese futon bedding , and all rooms are heated / air conditioned. Towels, lines, soap/ shampoo, a hairdryer, and detergents are provided!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Television

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Theme Parks
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • River:

                Beautiful Kamo river which runs the center of Kyoto is just 2 min walk away!...moreless

              • Mountain
              • Town

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Hiking
              • Cycling

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Heating
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Iron & Board

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Mini Refrigerator

                          Outside

                              • Balcony

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Hot Tub
                                   

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                                  standard rate
                                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $250

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                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  Security deposit will be charged for 20,000 JPY (or 200.00 USD) at the time of check in.

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                                  Location

                                  50 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Kansaki International Airport (KIX) (ITM)
                                  0.2 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo Station

                                  From Osaka Kansai International Airport:

                                  About 80 minute JR train ride (Haruka) to JR Kyoto Station.

                                  From Osaka Itami Domestic Airport:

                                  60-minute airport limousine bus ride to JR Kyoto station.

                                  From Kyoto JR Train Station to the rental home - 10 minutes by taxi and costs you about USD10.00

                                  Gion, Pontocho Yasaka temple, and shijo shopping area are within 5~ 10 minutes walk. Kiyomizu Temple, Sanjusangendo, Koudaiji Temple, Nishiki Market are about 20 minutes walk. Kamo river is just 5 min walk. Fushimi-Inari is only 4 train stop away. Easy access to Golden Pavillion, Silver Pavillion, Imperial Palace, and Arashiyama.

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  About the owner: My traditional Japanese town house is located in the Geisha district in Gion where many tea houses (where Geisha entertain their guests) are lined up. You will feel that you are truly in Kyoto, and you will definitely see Maiko and Geioko hopping a tea house to a tea house for their work. Hi, after living over 10 years in the US and Europe, I decided to move back to Japan. I just love Kyoto and enjoying meeting people from all over the world. Hope I could assist you to have a wonderful time in Kyoto. I speak English, Spanish, and just started taking French lesson!

                                  Why the Owner Chose Kyoto:
                                  Location is very important when you have a limited time. You would not regret staying at my house because everything is nearby walking distance, fantastic restaurants, pharmacy, convenient stores, supermarkets, ATM and restaurant within 5 min walk. Nearby train station (Gion Shijo, Kiyomizu-Gojo ) are just 5 min walk. Pontocho, Gion, the most beautiful street in Asia is just 10 min walk. You will know how convenient location this house is yet very quite neighborhood. In addition to the location, the house is 140 year old traditional Japanese town house. The smell of wood makes you calm and confortable.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                                  The best benefit is the owner speaks native level English and could support you for any emergency matter. Knowing that someone could really help in case of emergency is a huge help when you are in a foreign land where you do not that language. The owner speak perfect Japanese and English.


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                                  Speaks: spanish, english, Japanese

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • Living room view from the kitchen

                                    Living room view from the kitchen

                                  • Entrance

                                    Entrance

                                  • Japanese tatami mat living room

                                    Japanese tatami mat living room

                                  • To the 2nd floor

                                    To the 2nd floor

                                  • Kitchen ware

                                    Kitchen ware

                                  • Bedroom, tatami mat with futon

                                    Bedroom, tatami mat with futon

                                  • Toilet

                                    Toilet

                                  • Powder room

                                    Powder room

                                  • Outside

                                    Outside

                                  • Maiko entering to her house, just out side of my property.

                                    Maiko entering to her house, just out side of my property.

                                  • Yasaka Shrine, 10 minutes walk from the house

                                    Yasaka Shrine, 10 minutes walk from the house

                                  • NinenZaka, near Kiyomizu Temple, 10 minutes walk from the house

                                    NinenZaka, near Kiyomizu Temple, 10 minutes walk from the house

                                  • Foyer Tatami mat room

                                    Foyer Tatami mat room

                                  • Japanese tatami mat living room

                                    Japanese tatami mat living room

                                  • Japanese tatami mat living room

                                    Japanese tatami mat living room

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Mirror

                                    Mirror

                                  • Powder room

                                    Powder room

                                  • Bathroom

                                    Bathroom

                                  • Entrance

                                    Entrance

                                  • Alleyway in front of the house. These town houses near Gion.

                                    Alleyway in front of the house. These town houses near Gion.

                                  • Tea houses and Geisha quarters just outside of alleyway of Miyagawa Komachi.

                                    Tea houses and Geisha quarters just outside of alleyway of Miyagawa Komachi.

                                  • Kiyomizu Temple 15 min walk from the house.

                                    Kiyomizu Temple 15 min walk from the house.

                                  • Kamo river is just 5 min walk from my property.

                                    Kamo river is just 5 min walk from my property.

                                  $250 per night (USD)
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                                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 4

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                                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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