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Shirakawa Cottage-Cottage by the White Stream

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Accommodations: House, 1 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

【We have 14 properties all centrally located.Please check our other listing, or inquire for details.】

Shirakawa Cottage - COTTAGE BY THE WHITE STREAM
The 1957 classic 'Sayonara' with Marlon Brandon was filmed by Shirakawa Stream adjacent to Shirakawa Cottage, great views of the area in the 1950's.

Shirakawa Cottage is a traditional Japanese Machiya (Townhouse) in an absolutely superb location. A little hideaway in a deep alleyway off the Shirakawa Stream, one of the loveliest areas in Kyoto This ensures that that the house is completely quiet yet allowing immediate access to the middle of Kyoto’s historical Higashiyama (Eastern Mountains) district.

This means that you can drop in, have a rest, a sleep, shower, change clothes or have a cup of tea and still be in the middle of the historical area.

The house is small, one bedroom, that looks through to a stunning Japanese moss garden. It has been lovingly restored in the traditional style of an old Kyoto Teahouse.


The cottage really is as lovely as the photos show.

Shirakawa is furnished with antiques along with modern amenities like air-conditioning, western toilet and modern kitchen. It is fully equipped with a hairdryer,linen,iron, ironing board, towels, washing machine and dryer, everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
The kitchen is simple and very clean; kettle, toaster, microwave coffee maker, refrigerator ideal for making breakfast or simple meals. Lunch and dinner is best eaten at the many nearby cafes and restaurants, with Kyoto food so cheap, interesting and varied most people prefer to eat out.
Its great location makes up for its small size. It really is perfect for a one or two week stay in Kyoto.

There is free WIFI in the house.

Shirakawa Cottage is NON-SMOKING. No daily cleaning is offered.

(Please note that our base rates are in Japanese Yen, and US$ rates shown are approximate conversions for reference only.)

Rates are as below.
Regular Season Rate:12,000JPY for 2 persons
Jan.4-Mar.26, May.8-Jul.13, Dec.6-Dec.30

Middle Season Rate: 17,000JPY for 2 persons.
Apr.26-Apr.29, Jul.17-Aug.12, Aug.17-Oct.31

High Season Rate: 23,000JPY for 2 persons
Apr.19-25, Jul.14-16, Nov.1-19

Festival Season Rate: 31,000JPY for 2 persons
Mar.27-Apr.18, Apr.30-May.7, Aug.13-16, Nov.20-Dec.5, Dec.31-Jan.3

*Only for regular season, every 7 nights, get 1 night fee.
*Under 3 nights stay, require a cleaning fee of 4,000JPY.
*Pl consult with us for special rate for long stay above 3 weeks.
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Double Beds (1) Western Style Double bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Check-in 3PM Check-out 11AM

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

    A selection Japan related movies...moreless

Attractions

  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Festival Season(*New Years)
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2017
1 night min stay
$302
Festival Season(Spring)
Mar 27 - Apr 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$302
High Season(Spring)
Apr 19 - Apr 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$224
Middle Season(Spring)
Apr 26 - Apr 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$166
Festival Season(Late Spring)
Apr 30 - May 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$302
High Season(Summer)
Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$224
Middle Season(Summer)
Jul 25 - Aug 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$166
Festival Season(Summer)
Aug 13 - Aug 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$302
Middle Season(Summer-Fall)
Aug 17 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$166
High Season(Fall)
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$224
Festival Season(FallーWinter)
Nov 20 - Dec 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$302
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$117
$702

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Regular season rate: 12,000JPY for 2 people

【1/4-3/26】【5/8-7/13】【12/6-12/30】

Middle season rate: 17,000JPY for 2 people

【4/26-4/29】【7/25-8/12】【8/17-10/31】

High season rate: 23,000JPY for 2 people

【4/19-4/25】【7/14-7/24】【11/1-11/19】

Festival season rate: 31,000JPY for 2 people

【3/27-4/18】【4/30-5/7】【8/13-8/16】【11/20-12/5】【12/31-1/3】**

*every extra 1 person, add 3,000JPY per night

*Reservations under 3 nights require a 4,000JPY cleaning fee

*For Regular season only, every 7 nights get 1 night free

**Reservations over the New Year's(12.31-1/3) has a special rate, please ask us for further details.

Please also note that we accept 1 night reservations ONLY if the reservation falls within the next 2 months.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: As guests at Shirakawa Cottage, you can benefit not only from the great setting of the house, but also from your hosts’ extensive knowledge and experience of tourism and travel in Japan – Avi and Wendy also own and run “Windows to Japan”, a specialist tour agency which opens authentic, soul stirring windows to Japan for independent travelers. From planning to operating and guiding tours in Japan to hosting guests at Shirakawa Cottage, Avi and Wendy take great pleasure in introducing visitors to the real Japan and focusing on the individual requirements and wishes of all their guests.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Dress up as Geisha outside the cottage

    Dress up as Geisha outside the cottage

  • Antique 'Yuki Mi' (snow viewing) door panels slide up to view the moss garden

    Antique 'Yuki Mi' (snow viewing) door panels slide up to view the moss garden

  • Traditional cast iron bath with shower, very relaxing

    Traditional cast iron bath with shower, very relaxing

  • Kitchen, new, modern and clean

    Kitchen, new, modern and clean

  • Calligraphy panel- Zen saying- 'Today nothing bad happened worth worrying about'

    Calligraphy panel- Zen saying- 'Today nothing bad happened worth worrying about'

  • Cottage by the White Stream-  absolutely superb location

    Cottage by the White Stream- absolutely superb location

  •  2 mins to Nene's Path- Kyoto's main historical walk

    2 mins to Nene's Path- Kyoto's main historical walk

  • Entrance with traditional teahouse woven bamboo ceiling

    Entrance with traditional teahouse woven bamboo ceiling

  • Stone entrance

    Stone entrance

  • Moss garden overlooked by the bathroom, very private

    Moss garden overlooked by the bathroom, very private

  • Antique lights

    Antique lights

  • Bamboo garden fence with traditional tile with family crest

    Bamboo garden fence with traditional tile with family crest

  • Geisha & Maiko on the Shirakawa Bridge

    Geisha & Maiko on the Shirakawa Bridge

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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