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Tsumugi Inn is place like your home. Stay in the heart of Kyoto!

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Property type townhome


About the property

Townhome, 2 bedrooms + convertible bed(s), 1 full bathroom, sleeps (2-5)

`Spend time in Kyoto like you live there.`

We offer a vacation rental house located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, that has been renovated into a Kyoto-style home called Kyo-Machiya for guests from abroad or in Japan to stay.

It is conveniently located near the heart of Kyoto, close to many restaurant, stores and sights. Relax and recharge in this beautiful home before heading out on your adventures in Kyoto or neighboring Osaka, which is only 45 min away.

Spend time with your family and friends or conduct business as if you lived in Kyoto.

Items Include:

Cable Television, WiFi, Air-condition, Refrigerator, Microwave and Electric Oven, Electric Water Kettle, Kotatsu (Japanese style table with heater on the under side: in winter only), Dyson Vacuum cleaner, Electric fan, Washer & Dryer, Weight Scale, Hairdryer, Rice cooker, Tableware, Electric Carpet, Xbox 360.

Many supplies provided including:

Soap, shampoo, hair-conditioner, towels, washing detergent.

A dressing gown for the season is provided in summer and winter.

*Please visit Tsumugi Inn website for more details and pictures.

More Details

Property Manager
Kiyoe Matsui
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Kiyoe Matsui

Our staff has great experiences of living and traveling out side of Japan. We know what travelers needs and wants. Therefore we all can speak both Japanese and English. Also we are very friendly!

Why Kiyoe Matsui chose Shimogyo Ward

Tsumugi is located in very traditional alley in central of Kyoto. This alley is not for tourist attraction but guest who visit Tsumugi will have great experience of actual life of Kyoto. However owner of Tsumugi grew up in this alley and still living near by.

What makes this townhome unique

Personnel of Tsumugi is basically builingual(Eng/Jap) and have excellent communication skills. Our staff is also certified babysitter too. We also provide babysitting service upon request. *Builingual babysitting service need additional fees.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved staying in this wonderful house-it made our trip to Kyoto so much move enjoyable to have the comforts of home whilst still experiencing the Japanese lifestyle.

The house was immaculate and fantastic host.

Thank you!!
Nov 2011
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Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Yokozuna Ramen

Close to temples, historical sites and landmarks. Easy access to all the wonders Kyoto has to offer.


Shimogyo Ward Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - Tatami room / 3 Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • *5 twin/ single- 2 single size Tatami beds with Futons and 3 additional Futon sets. *2 additional children Futon sets.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Electric stove, kettle, rice cooker and some spices and Soy sauce provided. Satellite Or Cable : 42 chanels including MTV Japan, Japanease anime channel and more. Hot Tub : Large Japanese style tub. Video-games : Kinect games. Video-game Console : XBOX360 with Kinect. Full Kitchen : Electric stove, kettle, rice cooker and some spices and Soy sauce provided. Cooking Utensils : Dish ware for up to 5 people and 2 additional kids dish ware available. Microwave : Can be used as steamer or oven. Dish Washer : Dishwasher detergent provided. Wireless Broadband : High Speed Wireless Internet access provided. Children Welcome : Bilingual babysitter provided service upon request for an additional fee.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Tsumugi Inn is place like your home. Stay in the heart of Kyoto!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Hong Kong

Quiet, clean and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We were travelling in a group of 4, with 2 of us in their 60s and 70s. We wanted to choose a place to stay that is clean and quiet and feelings more "home-like" than normal hotels. Tsumugi Inn was absolutely perfect. It is not a hotel but a temporary home, kept incredibly cosy and neat. The house is in the middle of town and is about 15 minutes on foot from the nearest train stations, tucked away in a quiet, picturesque little lane. Everything in the house is spotlessly clean, all the appliances and amenities are in perfect order. The host, Mr Kuni, is thoughtful and kind, and very experienced receiving overseas guests. This would be a perfect home for a group of friends who enjoy peace and quiet.

A few tips I would like to offer: (i) there is no sofa (we sit on big cushions around a low coffee / dining table) and the bathrooms are on a different floor from the bedrooms, so older visitors should take care; (ii) our host keeps the place very neat and tidy with beautiful Japanese adornments around the house, parents should take care with very young children so they do not swallow (or destroy) anything; (iii) if you are unfamiliar with the rubbish recycling system in Japan it is worth asking a few more questions to make sure - we were sometimes quite confused although I think we did manage not to mess things up too badly in the end. Overall, a lovely place to stay - highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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American living in Qatar

Family with 3 kids

  • 5 of 5

Tsmungi Inn is a nicely appointed and very authentic accommodation. It has all modern appliances and comfortable furniture. There are bus stops nearby which got us everywhere. There are restaurants and stores close by. Kuni was extremely helpful. He helped us make reservations for an evening show which we could not have done without him. He also helped us with ideas and directions. We stayed there a week and had a very positive experience at this place and in Kyoto.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for wonderful comment!! Did you enjoy Kyoto ( Japan ) with your family? I hope you had a great experience!! When you come to Japan again, please visit Tsumugi Inn again! Sincerely Tsumugi Inn:Kuni
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Nearly Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Staff is friendly and helpful.

Convenience store, Supermarket, and Subway are easy to access.

Many attractions around.

Inside the Inn, you'll get everything you need, in good condition.

Anything not good? . . . . . . Add a sofa or few chairs will be great, cos' they're more suitable for my old mum. :- )

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for stay our guest house and woderful comment!! We are glad to hear that your family enjoyed our house. Have you enjoyed Osaka ( USJ ) also? We hope your family enjoy. When you come back to Kyoto again, we hope to see you again!! Thank you very much.
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Denver, CO

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

With a young baby and an elderly person with us, this was a great place to accommodate our needs. It's situated in a prime location in a quiet alley. Directions to Lawson's where we were greeted was the perfect meeting spot. I would've never been able to find this place on my own.

The house itself was immaculate with all the necessary amenities - fresh towels, shampoo, conditioner, and all kitchen amenities needed to cook. The house is also close to some good eateries and 10min walk to Gojo Station.

Our host was extremely helpful in giving us some restaurant suggestions as well as how to get to places we wanted to see. It was great to get a list of restaurant and grocery store suggestions within walking distance from the house (along with a map on its location).

If you are traveling with children or seniors, this is a great place.

Suggestion: if you are traveling by taxi, please ensure you ask that directions be written in Japanese characters to show the taxi driver. Most do not speak English nor do they read English letters. It was also be great if you do not have an international mobile that you let the Inn know your estimated time of arrival (based on your train arrival) so they can meet you accordingly. This is especially helpful if you are arriving late at night.

I was overwhelmed with the great hospitality we received during our stay. The host was accommodating and extremely helpful! Thank you for making our stay in Kyoto so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comment. I`m really glad to hear your comment and it`s make`s me happy. When you come to kyoto again, we hope to see you again!!
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Wonderful Place!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a freidly, nice place to stay. If you want to expierence life in Japan this is a great place. From the traditional windows to the relaxing Ofuro( tub) you really get to expierence what life in Japan would be like. I recommend anybody who wants to test drive Japanese life check out this place. This is also a very convenient location. It is not far from downtown Kyoto and a famous Okonomiyaki resturant. Some very interesting spots are within walking distance such as Nishihonganji which was named a world heritage site.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hong Kong

Amazing way to stay in Kyoto

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed over the recent Easter break and i must say, it was one of the best experiences we've had. Customer service is beyond excellent. No really. I've never felt better informed or respected by property owners. They even emailed us asking/offering a refund after the tsunami. We declined and I'm so glad for that! Our stay was amazing. It was raining the day we arrived and the staff we on hand to meet us and take us through the house and give great ideas on local eateries and shops. The location is superb. Close to everything but quiet.

The house itself is immaculate. beautifully decorated will new and easy to use mod cons. Fully stocked kitchen and comfortable futons! Next time I visit Kyoto, I'll certainly be staying here. I've stayed in a lot of VRBO places - will be using it for 6 week holiday to Hawaii this summer, but our stay in Kyoto was the most memorable - in no small part to the amazing staff and amazing house! Thank you Kiyoe!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comment and thank you for taking your time to post it. We are very glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed city and our house. We hope to see you again in the near future and have great time in Hawaii!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

28,000 yen/nt
28000 yen/night.;

*Refundable reservation deposit of 28000 yen.;
Lost or damaged key fee is 13,000 yen.;

Please visit our website for more details;

This home may be reserved for 1 night or more, depending on your needs, for the reasonable price of 28,000 yen per night for up to 5 people.;

(28,000 yen a day × the number of days) - deposit of 28,000 yen;

Payment in cash is in Japanese yen only.;

We accept the following credit cards:
Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard, DC, Discover, MUFG, UC, JCB, and American Express.;

Keywords: 2BR+1BA (Sleeps 5) 28000 yen/nt Japanease Yen.
Dates available: Year Round.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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