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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
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"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
"My Mum and myself have just returned from our three weeks trip to Japan. We spent four days in Kyoto, staying in the wonderful Arashiyama Hanare house, which completely lived up to our expectations (and as frequent travellers we have high ones!). Tanaka-san was very efficient, responsive and helpful throughout the booking stage. He kindly helped us with some restaurant reservations for dinners in Kyoto (as we don't speak Japanese, it may get a bit tricky). He also had his own wonderful suggestions about the restaurants.
When we arrived to Kyoto station, the house was easy to reach - Tanaka-san gave us directions in advance. Even though the house is not in central Kyoto, it only takes 10-15 minutes (depending on the type of the train) from Kyoto station and then another 5 minutes to walk. Arashiyama is a beautiful part of Kyoto with so much to explore and we very much appreciated being able to come back to a quiet area after having spent the day in a busy city.
The house (as you can see already in the pictures) will give you a very unique and authentic experience. If you're looking for the Western style accommodation, clearly this is not the place, but for those wishing to experience something different and unforgettable, Hanare house is perfect.
We were very happy with our stay in Arashiyama Hanare and if we are back in Kyoto one day, we would love to stay there again. Highly recommended!"
Guest: AgneDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 17, 2015
"My two grandchildren, aged 9 and 8, my daughter and I, enjoyed staying 8 nights at Amy's house. The booking process was remarkably easy and, with Amy's help, ran to a perfect plan. Amy has added many personal and welcoming touches together with soaps, shampoos etc. We could not believe how convenient the location was and walked to most things of interest, markets, shopping areas, and 2 minutes to Lawsons for quick supplies - on a relief day we opted for Bus 206 which took us to just about every other destination. Do use the bus service, like everything else in Japan it is so efficient.I would not give another thought to a hotel when you can add value to your holiday with an experience such as this."
Guest: SamDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 25, 2015