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Family-Friendly, Bright and Cozy Traditional Japanese House up to 5 People

(60 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Located on a quiet lane leading up to the Chawan-zaka approach to Kiyomizu Temple (an UNESCO World Heritage site), just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the busy souvenir shops and restaurants lining Ninnen-zaka and Sannen-zaka below the temple’s main gates, this modern machiya-style house was completely reformed and refurbished in 2007.

The interior offers a harmonious combination of Japanese design and beautiful antiques with modern features such as hardwood floors and Iranian gabeh carpets. Downstairs, there is a full kitchen and a dining area with a traditional Japanese "mizuya" cupboard. The dining area opens out on to a deck with a small Japanese garden beneath which flows a small stream from the temple. You can hear the stream, birds and the temple bells ringing.

There is a western-style toilet and a full Japanese-style bath downstairs. The two bedrooms are upstairs and get plenty of light. The large, high ceiling-ed Japanese-style tatami mat bedroom sleeps up to 3 people in single or double futons. Across the hall, the Western bedroom has a queen-sized futon bed.

The neighborhood in the Higashiyama district in which the house is located has been catering to tourists and pilgrims for centuries. Kiyomizu Temple is an especially popular destination for viewing the cherry blossoms and the autumn colors. Visit the numerous shops selling traditional Kiyomizu-yaki pottery as you wander the steep and ancient back lanes paved with stone north to Yasaka Shrine (10 minutes), or Hanamikoji Street (15 minutes), the center of the Gion, where the geisha ply their trade. From Kyoto Station, it’s 15 minutes by bus to the Gojo-zaka bus stop, a short walk from the house. Our modern machiya-style house in Gion-Kiyomizu is perfectly located for enjoying the best the ancient city of Kyoto has to offer.



Keywords: Kyoto, machiya, traditional townhouse.
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Japanese room: 1 baby crib, 3 sleep sofa /futon

    Comfortable single size futons, baby cot available...moreless

  • Western room: 1 queen

    Comfortable queen size futon on tatami bed ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, tub, shower

    Shower room, toilet, wash stand and changing room...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    About 30 minutes to downtown by foot, walk by the river or wander around the Gion District....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling

Dining

  • Dining:

    Big dinning table and comfortable chairs, traditional Japanese cupboard ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small Japanese garden on deck...moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 60 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Entrance to Kiyomizu Temple is 5 minutes by foot. To Gion Geisha District is 10 minutes. To the nearest bus stop is 5 minutes and to the nearest train station is 10 minutes.

 

Owner info

About the owner: My passions are food and wine, fabrics, pottery, essential oils, Japanese temples, shrines and gardens, being in the nature, exploring Japanese aesthetics, Japanese authors Yukio Mishima and Junichiro Tanizaki, meditation, traveling, and connecting with people.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
bright, warm and cozy


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • front door

    front door

  • Japanese room

    Japanese room

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • wash stand

    wash stand

  • famous balcony at Kiyomizu temple

    famous balcony at Kiyomizu temple

  • cherry blossom in Kiyomizu temple

    cherry blossom in Kiyomizu temple

  • local rickshaw

    local rickshaw

  • Yasaka pagoda from the back

    Yasaka pagoda from the back

  • more shops

    more shops

  • Ishibekoji 10 min from the house

    Ishibekoji 10 min from the house

  • dinning room

    dinning room

  • Western room

    Western room

  • toilet

    toilet

  • bathroom

    bathroom

  • Sannenzaka path

    Sannenzaka path

  • Sannenzaka stairs nearby

    Sannenzaka stairs nearby

  • Yasaka pagoda from the front

    Yasaka pagoda from the front

  • one of the many shops nearby

    one of the many shops nearby

  • Festival in Ebisu shrine

    Festival in Ebisu shrine

  • two Maikos

    two Maikos

VRBO #169453

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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