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Recent Kyoto reviews

  • 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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  • Wonderful family experience

    "We stayed for 3 weeks in the delightful Apple House with our 3 young children (ages 8, 5, and 2.5) and we couldn't have been happier. Hiroko is a marvelous host and we were welcomed with lovely emails before we arrived and met at the station to be escorted to the house. Everything at the house was clean and well-maintained. Hiroko took plenty of time to explain how to use all the appliances and she also had written instructions (in English) for our reference at the house. She even brought over a box of toys for our children to use during our stay! The house is in a family-friendly neighborhood that has a huge children's park about 10 minutes walk away. We also recommend the beautiful nearby Shugakuin Imperial Villa (although children under 18 are not allowed). There are several buses and trains conveniently located to the house that will take you wherever you want to go in Kyoto. We can't wait to go back!"
    Guest: Karli S. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
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  • Exceptional place perfectly located

    "As soon as arrived, you feel like home. David and Yoshiko restaured this place as it would have been their own home. The place is very quiet and perfectly situated in Gion. If you want to enjoy a traditional japanese stay while not spending a crazy amount of money in a Ryokan hotel, this is the place to go. David and Yoshiko have also been extremely helpfull to recommend restaurant and places to visit. This accomodation was clearly one of the highlight of our trip. THANKS!"
    Guest: Johan Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
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  • Even better than the photos

    "Kamogawa-an is even more elegant than the photos on the website each detail, the dishes, furnishing, the futons, the rock garden, the cypress bath is to die for! There are many different places where you can sit and view the Kamo River. Of course the location is great, near Kyoto station, and many of the temples. We loved it here!"
    Guest: Tuberose Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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