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Kyoto is famous for having been the ancient capital of Japan, dating back over 1200 years. The sheer beauty of the temples, shrines, gardens and culture imbued within, makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world. Bairin-an (Plum Grove) is one unit of Kyo Machiya Miyabi in Kiyomizu area, a big Kyoto traditional house, and was designed and divided in three machiya (Bairin-an, Shofu-an, Momiji-an) by renowned Kyoto based architect, Geoffrey P. Moussas. Bairin-an is being meticulously preserved with the traditional techniques that have been handed down over the centuries. While sticking to tradition is important for the architect, updating the facilities, such as a nice shower, high-tech toilet, kitchen, heating floor, are just as important to meet the present day needs of our selective clientele. The delicate balance between 'old and new' is what sets this apart.
Bairin-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple, which has been designated a World Cultural Heritage, and is very convenient for visiting by walking distance many others famous temples, shrines, downtown, and Gion, the most famous Geisha district!
Enjoy Kyoto and the distinctive features of the local townhomes by staying in a real Machiya, feeling the natural way of living and the change of seasons which distinguishes Kyoto 's culture and its people.
City buses or rental bikes can take you to most famous sites in Kyoto within 30 minutes.
Please see our other 2 listings in the same place:Shofu-an VRBO#438156 & Momiji-an VRBO#438158. In Sanjo-Kamanza area other 2 listings: Shimoza-an VRBO#514790 & Kamiza-an VRBO#514588
Kyoto is waiting for you!
RATES: Payments are charged in Japanese Yen. US$ rates for reference only. Rates includes tax. Yen 20.000 for two guests per night, plus Yen 3.000 for each extra guest over 15 years old per night, plus Yen 2.000 for each extra guest between 5-15 years old per night. When the stay is shorter than four nights as requested Yen 5.000 is added on the total amount for extra fees.
Basic rate is for two guests, each extra guest is charged Yen 3.000 per night, no charge under five.
Rent includes all utilities, rates,tax, charges associated with the use, the occupancy of the property.
Rates are in Japanese Yen.
A deposit of 30% will be charged at the time of booking, and a balance no earlier than three weeks before your arrival.
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Sanjusangendo the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist Goddess ....
There are over 800 temples and shrines in the city.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: Message from the owner:
Welcome to Kyoto! Our wooden houses were built in 1920'. Recently we renovated these houses by utilizing the original material as much as possible.
Please enjoy the feeling of traditional Kyoto house!
Why Kyoto: We could see a glitter of traditional atmosphere on the roof, wooden pillars, sliding doors or small garden inside the house.
The townhouse is called Machiya and this house strongly stimulated us to restore for living. Machiya used to be townhouses or shops for the merchants in the 17th century.
Not only temples and shrines, but machiya stay is an attractive experience for all who want to know more about Kyoto life style and its culture.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome: In less than 5 minutes from Bairin-an there are two 24hours convenient stores, a 24h supermarket, post office, bank, cafes, restaurants.
A 15 minutes walk will take you to the riverside of the Kamogawa. You can take a pleasant stroll along the river, or do shopping in the nearby Kawaramachi area convenient for rainy days as the shopping streets are covered, like Nishiki food market street. A night life spot is Pontocho, a narrow lane with no cars, full of elegant restaurants, bars, and where you can see a Geisha or Maiko on the way or from an appointment.
Next street Ovest of Pontocho is Kiyamachi, a very lively night zone where you can find many kinds of restaurants, bars, pubs and more...
Enjoy just walking from Bairin-an!