VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Japan reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed the apartment
"My wife and I stayed here for five days on our way to Europe. Wasn't sure what to expect having never been to Japan or used VRBO. We really enjoyed staying here. Our host was most helpful, among other things telling us how to use the public transport. We quickly got used to the train system which we used a lot. The apartment is VERY close to Nishi OgiKubo station and also VERY close to a 24 7 supermarket.
The outside of the apartment was fairly uninspiring but the inside was fantastic, clean and tidy with everything we needed. Always felt safe in the local area. Would love to come and stay again"
Guest: Keith I.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 29, 2015
"We had a great time at the Apple House. It was a unique experience, living like true residents of Kyoto, in an authentic neighbourhood. The house was spacious by Japanese standards and had all the comfort requirements ticked off. It's big enough for a family, so two of us enjoyed the extra room. Hiroko is an excellent host, extremely well organised and so friendly. She loves the Apple House, and we kept discovering quirky references to apples every day. It's an Apple shrine in the best possible way. Two air conditioners made it easy in hot summer. Two bikes made it easy to get around. There is a great park 10min ride from the house, where I spotted deer family during my runs. And the Imperial Garden, which is highly recommended, is 5min walk. The only thing that found tricky was travel to the heart of Kyoto using trains. The closest station is not on the main line and is of little use. Matsumoto station is a fair bike ride away. It's probably best to explore bus options, which we didn't. Either way, travel to and from the house will chew up some of your time. But if you're keen to experience a more genuine Kyoto lifestyle in a comfortable spacious and very reasonably priced house, this one is a great choice."
Guest: Tim T.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 24, 2015