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Recent Kyoto reviews

  • Quiet, clean and wonderful

    "We were travelling in a group of 4, with 2 of us in their 60s and 70s. We wanted to choose a place to stay that is clean and quiet and feelings more "home-like" than normal hotels. Tsumugi Inn was absolutely perfect. It is not a hotel but a temporary home, kept incredibly cosy and neat. The house is in the middle of town and is about 15 minutes on foot from the nearest train stations, tucked away in a quiet, picturesque little lane. Everything in the house is spotlessly clean, all the appliances and amenities are in perfect order. The host, Mr Kuni, is thoughtful and kind, and very experienced receiving overseas guests. This would be a perfect home for a group of friends who enjoy peace and quiet. A few tips I would like to offer: (i) there is no sofa (we sit on big cushions around a low coffee / dining table) and the bathrooms are on a different floor from the bedrooms, so older visitors should take care; (ii) our host keeps the place very neat and tidy with beautiful Japanese adornments around the house, parents should take care with very young children so they do not swallow (or destroy) anything; (iii) if you are unfamiliar with the rubbish recycling system in Japan it is worth asking a few more questions to make sure - we were sometimes quite confused although I think we did manage not to mess things up too badly in the end. Overall, a lovely place to stay - highly recommended!!"
    Guest: Helena Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014
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  • Fantastic Property

    "With 48 fantastic reviews already on this property, we were confident it was going to be good. We were not disappointed in any way, it really was as good as the previous reviewers said. The location is fabulous - tucked away in a quiet lane just below our favourite part of Kyoto. The area around Kiyomizu Dera was packed with tourists and school groups, but the house was a peaceful refuge a short walk away. Also a short walk from the taxi stand (for a family of 4 it was almost as cheap to use taxis as buses) and bus stop, so really easy to get to other parts of a Kyoto. The house is beautiful Japanese style with all modern comforts and really well equipped. The queen bed is firm by western standards (futon on tatami base) but we found it to be really comfortable. The kids loved their tatami room with futons on the floor. Great to have a Japanese style bathroom with a deep tub for a soak and a washing machine/dryer (there is a great little outdoor area where you can dry your clothes easily, so we didn't need the dryer). We had a couple of really wet days and the 4 umbrellas provided were much appreciated. This is a great property but the best thing of all is Acco's hospitality. Acco speaks perfect English and it was lovely to be able to have a real conversation with a Japanese person. She met us at the taxi stand and walked with us to the house, then spent considerable time explaining everything in the house and giving us lots of tips on the best places to visit. At the end of our stay she walked back to the taxi stand with us and arranged a taxi at would fit our ever expanding bags! This was a superb home for us and our teenage kids in Kyoto - the only complaint is that 5 nights was not long enough. Would love to return and would definitely stay in Acco's house again."
    Guest: Sandra C. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 21, 2015
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  • Ideal location for a holiday in Kyoto

    "In April 2015 our family of 3 stayed for 5 days at the Gion House lower level. The location of the house is absolutely ideal: a very quiet side street although in the heart of the historical Gion district (which is by far the best area to stay while in Kyoto). Beautiful temples, parks and shopping streets are at walking distance, but Curtis' home is surrounded by peace and tranquillity. The house is very tastfully decorated, with a small relaxing central japanese garden and enough space to lodge 4 persons. It has also full kitchen equipment, although we choosed to eat always out at nearby restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I recommend with no doubt the Gion House as a basis to explore the beauties of Kyoto."
    Guest: Edoardo P. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 25, 2015
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  • Perfect Place to Stay in Kyoto

    "Our family of 4 stayed here for 3 nights. The townhouse looked exactly how it was in the pictures. It was well-maintained, clean and in good condition. There were heaters in the living room, which was a cozy area for the whole family to hang out when we wake up in the morning and after we get back in the evening. The futons in the bedroom were very comfortable and we loved the blankets which were soft and warm. We slept very well every night. The bathroom was quite big for Japanese standards. There was a shower area and a tub where one can relax one's tired muscles after a day's walk. The water was strong and comfortably hot. Everything was provided for - coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, electric kettle, stove, microwave, toaster, cooking oil, mugs and glasses, plates of different sizes, bowls, spoons, forks, knives, chopsticks, kitchen utensils, pans, towels, toilet papers and tissues, toothbrushes and toothpaste shampoo, conditioner and body soap, cotton buds, body scrub, and 4 bicycles! The neighbourhood was quiet and safe. One wouldn't be scared to take a walk alone even after midnight. There was a 24-hour supermarket nearby where we bought food for our breakfast. Mr. Kazuya is a very nice man. Whenever we ask for advice via email using the portable wifi he provided, he responds right away. He even booked 2 cabs to bring us to the limo bus station which would take us to the airport. One thing I would like to suggest though, please add more clothes hooks near the doorway to hang our heavy jackets. Also some hooks in the bathroom for us to hang our clothes. Thank you, Mr. Kazuya, for giving us this opportunity to experience traditional Japanese living! We would definitely stay here again when we go back to Kyoto."
    Guest: Bang C. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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