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Recent Kyoto reviews

  • Wim

    "Location superb, bathroom given the measures is outstanding (wish I had the same tub!), staff very helpful, the best place to spend a few days when in Kyoto!"
    Guest: Wim Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 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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  • 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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  • 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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