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Newly Remodeled Townhouse - Comfort and Privacy in the Heart of Eastern Kyoto

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Traditional yet modern feel, with the comfort and styling you expect from Sakara

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sakara Shirakame Machiya is a stylish townhouse in the heart of Kyoto.

We have finished a major renovation. New amenities and improvements have made the house better than ever.

With access to Heian Jingu, Chio-in, Gion, and the amazing downtown shopping arcades only walking distance away, you couldn't be in a better position to explore Kyoto. Guests love the proximity to the subway and convenient shops within walking distance.

The Shirakame house has a full kitchen and comfortable living areas, so you don't have to eat out every meal, and you can relax while still experiencing the culture that is all around you. Ideally located for making connections for day-trips to Nara, Himeji, Osaka, Kobe, Kurama, and even Hiroshima on the bullet train!

There is a laundry machine, and no extra fees for cleaning or utilities. Please note that the laundry machine is a Japanese "all in one" machine with both washing and drying settings, but the dryer is not fast or strong. We recommend the nearby 24 hour coin laundromat for hot air-drying laundry. There is also a dry rack available.

There are two rooms on the second floor with high quality 'Serta' mattresses and beds from the Stylish Japanese furniture company Actus.

There is never a double booking so you are free to make the space your own during your stay. Free wireless internet.

What guests like most about the house and area: Visitors enjoy the amenities of the house itself, the convenience of the area, and the feeling of being 'inside the real Kyoto'. We believe if you visit this beautiful city for a week, why stay at a big hotel when you can actually live in the heart of the town? The house is cozy and comfortable, walking distance to the 'must see' places, and close to shops, public baths, restaurants, and everything else you need to make the most of your time in the old capital.

Getting there: Many guests prefer to take a taxi from Kyoto station, which is convenient, affordable, and fast. Usually a trip to or from the main station is less than 18 US$. Shirakame is also located within easy walking distance of the Higashiyama subway station. The bus lines that crisscross Kyoto are also very easy to access. There are even tourist 'jin-rickshaws' that ply their trade between Heian Shrine, down the Shirakawa canal, and into the Gion district.

Getting back after a big day or night on the town is no problem either; the main dining/eating/drinking areas are within 15-20 minutes on foot.

Seasonal events:
There are many interesting seasonal events in the area, especially the 'light-up' evenings at the nearby Chion-in temple in fall and early winter.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 50 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 12 free. Currently we do not have a baby bed set available for use. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Strictly non smoking in the house, garden, and in the alleyway in front of the house. Smoking is permitted out on the main road next to the canal (a minute walk away) or in front of the nearby convenience store. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • South bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • North bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Two bedrooms on the second floor. The north bedroom has a queen bed, full length mirror, luggage table, built in closet with clothes hanger. The South bedroom has a queen bed, a single bed, chest of drawers, clothes hanger. Both bedrooms have a/c and heating control. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • The toilet, a new western style one with heated seat, is just next to the living room ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Strictly NON-SMOKING

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small selection of local guide books....moreless

  • Television:

    local channels only. Bilingual news is at 7:30 and 9 pm....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two a/c units upstairs and one downstairs with English instructions,...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    The dry setting on the "all in one" Washer dryer is NOT a hot air dry machine. Japanese machines do not dry clothes fast and hot like you may expect, but there is a laundromat nearby with air dryers....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    A/c - heating is all electric and works well. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    There is a phone for contacting the management. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine with dry setting as well. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi internet in the house. Pocket wifi not included. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A full set of everything you need. ...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    All new dishes, cutting boards, utensils and so on. The range is a single IH electric induction range....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    toaster oven for bread, breadknife....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    medium sized refrigerator with freezer compartment. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small garden with stone lantern...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$176
$1,112

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

Above rates are *approximate* USD rates based on **two guests** at the current exchange rate. Payment in JPY required - we DO NOT accept payment in foreign currencies.

Contact us for more information on pricing in Japanese Yen

Weekly rate indicates seven nights.

No Extra Fees for Cleaning or Utilities. For stays of seven nights or more a housekeeping visit is included in the middle of the stay. Additional housekeeping or towel service is available at extra charge.

Regular rates / Peak season

2 guests: 18,000 / 21,000

3 guests: 22,500 / 24,000

4 guests: 26,000 / 29,000

5 guests: 27,500 / 30,500

When reservation is confirmed we require a 20% deposit by credit card. Remainder may be paid in yen on arrival, or by credit card (with 3.4% service charge).


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kansai
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Osaka, Maizuru
50 Metres
Nearest Train
Higashiyama subway station,

Car: Not Necessary

Other Activities: historic rickshaw rides

 

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  • Traditional yet modern feel, with the comfort and styling you expect from Sakara

    Traditional yet modern feel, with the comfort and styling you expect from Sakara

  • Located off the Shirakawa canal down a quiet and quaint pedestrian lane.

    Located off the Shirakawa canal down a quiet and quaint pedestrian lane.

  • Fully equipped custom kitchenette with everything you need for making meals.

    Fully equipped custom kitchenette with everything you need for making meals.

  • Coffee maker with filters, a toaster oven,  microwave, and hot water pot.

    Coffee maker with filters, a toaster oven, microwave, and hot water pot.

  • The custom built-in sofa has an 80 cm wide mattress for day bed or 1F sleep

    The custom built-in sofa has an 80 cm wide mattress for day bed or 1F sleep

  • The living area has been designed to be perfect for the comfort of your group.

    The living area has been designed to be perfect for the comfort of your group.

  • House artworks include this bronze 'yebisu' statue from our private collection.

    House artworks include this bronze 'yebisu' statue from our private collection.

  • Comfortable, clean, and modern toilet facilities are a must.

    Comfortable, clean, and modern toilet facilities are a must.

  • Two private bedrooms on the second floor,  each with a/c and heating control.

    Two private bedrooms on the second floor, each with a/c and heating control.

  • Nearby convenience store (one minute on foot) has everything you need.

    Nearby convenience store (one minute on foot) has everything you need.

  • The house is just off of the historical Shirakawa canal, North of Gion district.

    The house is just off of the historical Shirakawa canal, North of Gion district.

  • A welcoming entryway for changing shoes and hanging coats, with  antique screen.

    A welcoming entryway for changing shoes and hanging coats, with antique screen.

  • laundry/sink room next to the bath.  Fresh towels, makeup mirror, and a dry rack

    laundry/sink room next to the bath. Fresh towels, makeup mirror, and a dry rack

  • New unit shower/bath from Lixil, the highest quality and stylish bath in JPN

    New unit shower/bath from Lixil, the highest quality and stylish bath in JPN

  • Powerful, reliable, eco-friendly a/c units and double-paned windows throughout.

    Powerful, reliable, eco-friendly a/c units and double-paned windows throughout.

  • New staircase isn't as steep as traditional machiya, ensuring your easy access

    New staircase isn't as steep as traditional machiya, ensuring your easy access

  • Actus bedding designed with shelves at the head, outlets, and reading lights.

    Actus bedding designed with shelves at the head, outlets, and reading lights.

  • The nearby 24 hour convenience store has a wide variety of food and drinks.

    The nearby 24 hour convenience store has a wide variety of food and drinks.

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 09/27/2016
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Newly remodeled townhouse - comfort and privacy in the heart of eastern Kyoto

Higashiyama (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan) #256223ha

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