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Recent Japan reviews
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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
"Yama Shizen West is an excellent property in Upper Hirafu (translation - closer to the gondola!) and this apartment is fitted out neatly with all mod cons and made for a really enjoyable stay - beds very comfortable. Our view from the kitchen and lounge of the mountain was amazing. Within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The access to the ski valet every afternoon was great - we loved it! HT staff helped organise transfers, lift tickets, equipment hire and lessons and followed up promptly on anything we asked about. Would stay again!"
Guest: Global AussiesDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 5, 2015