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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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  • Great traditional stay in Kyoto for groups and larger families

    "We stayed in this lovely traditional house in April, 2015. Fantastic experience to stay somewhere so authentic. Loved sleeping on the futons on Tatami floors, very comfortable. There were 4 adults and 2 children. Plenty of space and amenities for all. It is a little further out of town than we thought, but easy enough to reach everything of interest, close to the subway. Actually buses more convenient than trains in this city. Some great local restaurant options. Mimi was an excellent host answering all queries and requests"
    Guest: Elissa B. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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  • Cosy and beautiful inn

    "My family of four stayed at Koto Inn over three nights and wished we had more time there. As others have said, the inn is beautifully restored and the furnishings (kitchen, bathroom, even washing machine!) are top-notch. What struck me most was the care and pride of the owners in maintaining the inn. Kudos to David and Yoshiko for adding thoughtful and personal touches to the place. We're thankful we got the chance to stay at the inn and experience living in a 124 year-old house. It certainly made the trip extra special for my family. Keep up the good work!!"
    Guest: Ming Hui F. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 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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