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Recent Kyoto reviews

  • Liz. Ontario. Canada.

    "Very comfortable apartment. We found the apartment to be spotlessly clean, well appointed and very quiet, much appreciated after having been in Tokyo for a week. As previously mentioned in another review, the photos and description are perfectly accurate, and the self checkin works very well. Being December it was quite cool - the heating works well and the down comforters were lovely and cozy. We had no problems at all and found the details of grocery stores, etc in the information book to be very helpful. There are a number of little restaurants on Gojo and we particularly liked the Udon Sanshiki, where we ate on a cold rainy night. Very welcoming, average prices and decidedly above average food and attention to detail. A young chef who deserves to do well. I would love to have the opportunity to stay here again."
    Guest: David Vanderpump Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 16, 2014
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  • A perfect stay

    "My family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) staying here in early January. The place is perfect down a quaint ally. Acco has thought of everything and everything is beautiful and perfect. Even though there was snow when we were there we were kept nice and toasty, unlike at other traditional homes we stayed in during our vacation. Acco was the ultimate host-she helped us make a dinner reservations, gave us directions and met us near the taxi stand. Her English is perfect and she is kind, helpful and knowledgable. We hated to leave. Thanks!!"
    Guest: Meg Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 27, 2015
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  • Perfect Home Away

    "We walked into the Gion House and it embraced us immediately. Traveling from L.A. through Taipei, to Kyoto - this turned out to be the perfect spot for our week to slow down and rest. The space is perfect for two. The renovations that have been done to this property are exquisite in every regard. The winter weather was not a problem at all, as there is plenty of heating both ambient, and floor heating that kept us snug (We are from southern California so anything that drops below 65 degrees F, is "cold" for us!). The Host, Tanaka-san was also exactly what we would have wished for in a Machiya host: highly accessible at any time by text, very responsive to every inquiry, and yet unseen throughout the week's stay. We are independent travelers so our mode is to settle in and make every new place our home. We were able to do that here, very easily. The space is well designed so that every aspect of short-term living is taken care of - from needs one may have for cooking at home, to having access to laundry facilities, to being situated in a spot that gives visitors a real feel for local neighborhoods. Market for food shopping is close, plenty of restaurants, plenty of places for tea/coffee, and lots of temples and shrines in easy walking distance. Train station is about ten minutes by taxi and runs about 1000 yen. There are also buses within easy walking distance. The best for us: Kenninji Temple - just a half block away, around the corner sits the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. In all, a fantastic place to stay while in Kyoto. Our plan is to visit again, very soon and we will send friends and family as well!"
    Guest: o-2 Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 2015
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  • Absolutely perfect setting for our stay

    "Our family of five adults and an infant stayed in early April and had the most amazing time. Joshua's apartment provides a really wonderful setting for your stay in Kyoto. Compared to the cramped quarters we shared in Tokyo, this apartment was more than enough space for the five of us and our infant. The rooms were very comfortable and quite spacious. You will be floored by just how beautiful this place is, from the gardens to the tatami rooms, it was just absolutely amazing. The location itself was also perfect, less than 10 minute walk to two different supermarkets and a number of great restaurants. The Imperial Gardens are literally around the corner and were just stunning at this time of year. Joshua did a great job explaining how everything worked and gave us some solid advice for how to spend our time in Kyoto. Prior to our stay he was very prompt in his responses to our questions via email. If we ever go back there is no doubt we would stay here again over a hotel."
    Guest: Stephen F. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 14, 2014
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