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Lovely Machiya Townhouse Near Philosopher's Walk

Bedrooms 2
Space 473 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Heian Neneko House is a traditional small Machiya townhouse near Philosopher's Walk.

It has been lovingly restored in the traditional Japanese style and furnished with modern amenities like air-conditioning, western toilet and modern kitchen.

The location of the house is very convenient with many restaurants, cafes, super market, convenience stores, post office, ATMs, Bank, train/bus stations etc within just a short walking distance while offering a quietly relaxing atmosphere in a very traditional surroundings.

There are also many temples/ shrines, and museums around the house.

The highlights of Kyoto; Philosopher's Walk, Heian Jinju shrine, Kyoto Museum, Nanzenji, Kodaiji Temples, Gion, Maruyama Park and many more are an easy stroll from Heian Neneko house.

The downtown shopping area (Kawaramachi) and Kamo River are also just a 10-15 minute walk away. Nearby is easy access to Kyoto city bus and taxis.

[Inside the house]

The house is small , furnished with brand new modern features like a western toilet, shower/ bathtub, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access,

there is a western style living room, and long narrow ‘eel bed’ kitchen.

The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster, rice cooker and is perfect for preparing breakfast.

Two High ceiling-ed Japanese-style tatami mat bedrooms sleeps up to 4 people with comfortable Japanese futon bedding , and of course all room are heated / air conditioned.

We also provide towels, lines, soap/ shampoo, a hairdryer and iron.

[Our Free Services]

-Room cleaning (every 2-3 nights)

-Provide fresh linens, towels (every 2-3 nights)

-Shampoo, Body soap, Hand Soap

-Laundry machine, Detergent

-Dishes, Glasses, Kitchen utensils

-Japanese tea

-Wi-Fi, LAN cable internet access

-Nearby information map, City tourist map, Bus root map

-Introduce tour guide (English, French) etc.

[How to make a reservation]

-A reservation deposit-

In order to keep your reservation, a reservation deposit of 10,000YEN is required.

The reservation deposit can be paid with Paypal (credit card)

-Outstanding payment-

Outstanding payment can be paid with Paypal (credit cards) or with Cash when you arrive.

It's great location makes up for its small size. It is amazing place for a one or two week stay in Kyoto.

Come and stay in our lovely Machiya house in total privacy and experience the real Kyoto!

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Keywords: Machiya House

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Nobu, Staying in your house was a highlight of my Kyoto experience. Everyday I looked forward to coming back to the warmth of you home.Thank you for having us.
Jan 2011
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Sakyo Ward Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Machiya Townhouse Near Philosopher's Walk
average rating of 4.75 based on 7 reviews
Orinda, CA

Enjoyable stay in Kyoto

  • 4 of 5

Hi Nobuya, Really nice location and four of us stayed in your townhouse for two days. Very compact, yet we all had our space and enjoyed the conveniences. Would do it again. Thanks, Lawrence

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Australia

Charming and convenient Japanese style house.

  • 5 of 5

We (couple + adult son) stayed at Neneko House in Kyoto for a week in August 2012. This is a Japanese style house. There are 2 living/sleeping rooms with tatami mats and a Japanese style table, a dining room with western-style table and chairs, a narrow but well equipped kitchen, a separate bathroom and toilet and a little garden. Everything was very clean.

The house is next to the Handicraft Centre, which is a great place to buy quality souvenirs. We found the house to be very comfortable, convenient and well-equipped and Nobu was very friendly and helpful. He has spent a year in Australia so his English is good. When we first arrived, Nobu met us and asked us to complete a simple lease form then showed us where everything is – washing machine, 2 air conditioners, microwave, toaster, hotplate, electric urn, towels, TV etc. The weather was really hot so the air conditioners were very welcome! Wireless internet was available and worked perfectly every time.

He also told us how to get to the nearby bus stop. Neneko House is convenient for 2 major bus routes to the central station and many tourist sites eg Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion. Buses are 220 Y per journey and frequent. It was a short walk to some other excellent temples in the north-west of Kyoto, and the Philosopher’s Walk. As well as being close to many Buddhist temples and shrines, we found a lovely Anglican Church just down the road.

The house is on a walkway so there is no normal traffic noise and the neighbours were very quiet, but the first night we heard many emergency vehicle sirens. There is a hospital nearby so there may have been an incident somewhere, as we did not have this problem on any other night.

There are 2 supermarkets very close to Neneko House, where we were able to buy everything we needed. There are also many places to eat – Nobu provided us with a list and map of these, including the price range. The restaurants and supermarket were not expensive so we didn’t end up cooking at all (we were on holiday!) but if anyone wanted to they could. There is also a post office close by. Japanese Banks and most ATM’s do not accept foreign bank cards, but the ATM’s at Post Offices and 7 Eleven shops do.

We can thoroughly recommend Neneko House as a great place to stay in Kyoto. Thanks Nobu!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic place to stay in Kyoto

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a work colleague stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed it immensely. It's very well located, which was crucial for us as we spent most of our time out and about. The neighbourhood is great - with some excellent places to eat.

Nobu, the owner, is an excellent host. His English is first rate (our Japanese is terrible!) and so communication etc was easy. He went out of his way to book restaurants for us and answer our questions. The house also comes with great information including local restaurants.

Despite being a traditional Machiya the house had everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and while small (this is Japan) was large enough to sleep us both separately in comfort.


  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moscow, Russia

Could not be better! Really.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and traditional house/appartement fully equipped with everything one may need during the stay (the only thing we found missing was european plug adapter which we bought at the Bic Camera store near Kyoto station). The tatami rooms are wonderful. A number of bus stops on various lines are just a few minutes walk from the house which makes access to all major sights around Kyoto really easy. Some of the places of interest can also be accessed on foot such as "the pilosopher's path" or Heian Jingu which is very close or Kyoto Budo Center located virtually across the street from the house. Many thanks to Nobu-san for help and advice during our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

30 Seconds Walk from Kyoto Handi Craft Center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

Room fee is calculated according to the number of guests.

2 people... 13,000/night;
3 people... 16,000/night;
4 people... 18,000/night;

*minimum staying of 2 nights.
*rates include tax, lighting and heating expenses.
*Payment in Japanese Yen by PayPal, international wire transfer.

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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