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Shirakawa Cottage, (Cottage by the White Stream) Beautifully Renovated Townhouse

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Shirakawa means White Stream hence ‘Cottage by the White Stream’
Shirakawa Cottage is a traditional Japanese Machiya (Townhouse)in an absolutely superb location in an 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 district. Guests can return, relax, have a rest, shower, sleep, change clothes or have a cup of tea while still remaining in the historical area. The house is small, one bedroom with a double bed, that looks through to a stunning Japanese moss garden. It has been lovingly restored in the traditional style of an old Kyoto Teahouse and furnished with antiques along with modern amenities like air-conditioning, western toilet and modern kitchen. It is fully equipped with a hairdryer, linen, iron, towels, washing machine and dryer, everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
Non Smoking House!


Really superb location: The cottage has a selection of DVD's and internet connection for your computer. Shirakawa is 2 mins from the main historical Nene's Path. The traditional Geisha district of Gion is 4 min walk along the edge of the Shirakawa Stream. Also the upmarket restaurant area of Pontocho along the banks of the Kamagawa River is an easy stroll. This whole area is flat and an easy walk and as with all Kyoto is quiet and perfectly safe. Fifteen minutes walk are the Higashiyama mountains that have superb hiking. The nearby International Community House (INCH) (9.00am-9.00pm) has internet, a huge TV with CNN, daily Japanese language classes and weekly calligraphy, ink painting, origami etc classes in English for ¥50 (fifty cents). It also has a large library with daily English edition Japanese newspapers as well as weekly American, English, Australian newspapers available. There is a coffee shop and a huge notice board as well as an information center.

Owner Description/Comments: 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Western style double bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Not Suitable for Children. Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Its great location makes up for its small size. It really is perfect for a 1 or 2 week stay in Kyoto. There is internet access available your computer. There is a selection of Japan related DVDs. Shirakawa Cottage has lots of maps and information on sights and things to do in Kyoto and we are more than happy to help guests plan their itineraries. 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. In Kyoto eating out is cheap, interesting and varied most people prefer to eat out....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Middle Season(Summer-Fall)
Aug 17 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$152
High Season(Fall)
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2016
1 night min stay
$205
Festival Season(Fall-Winter)
Nov 20 - Dec 5, 2016
1 night min stay
$276
Festival Season(*NewYears)
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$276
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$107
$642

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $0

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.

We ask for one night non-refundable deposit of one night's stay through credit card when the booking is confirmed. The rest of the balance payment can be paid by cash upon arrival(no additional fee) or by credit card (2% additional service fee) 3 weeks before arrival date.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kansai
400 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Pig and Whistle
100 Metres
Nearest Train
Higashiyama subway
40 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Many in number and variety to choose from

Car: Not Necessary

Kyoto, Japan, Asia (Kyoto Japan) - Shirakawa Cottage is located in the Higashiyama historical area. The area around the house has many interesting shops and is steeped in Kyoto history. The highlights of Kyoto; Heian Jinju, Kyoto Museum, Nanzenji, Kodaiji and Chion-in Temples, Maruyama Park, Philosophers Path and many more are an easy stroll from Shirakawa Cottage. There are many interesting cafes, antique shops and specialty shops.

Other Activities: Shopping

 

Manager info


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Speaks: english, french, mandarin

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Shirakawa Cottage

    Welcome to Shirakawa Cottage

  • Entrance

    Entrance

  • Moss garden overlooked by the bathroom-private

    Moss garden overlooked by the bathroom-private

  • Stone entrance floor

    Stone entrance floor

  • Bamboo fence with a tile with family crest

    Bamboo fence with a tile with family crest

  • Antique Lights

    Antique Lights

  • Kyoto in Autumn

    Kyoto in Autumn

  • Teahouse at Kodai-ji 15 min walk

    Teahouse at Kodai-ji 15 min walk

  • Kyoto Art Gallery, Museum, Craft Center- 5 min

    Kyoto Art Gallery, Museum, Craft Center- 5 min

  • Very comfortable bedroom with traditional features

    Very comfortable bedroom with traditional features

  • Kitchen- modern, bright and clean

    Kitchen- modern, bright and clean

  • Traditional cast iron bath with shower, very relaxing

    Traditional cast iron bath with shower, very relaxing

  • Handmade ceramics

    Handmade ceramics

  • Handmade ceramics

    Handmade ceramics

  • Calligraphy panel

    Calligraphy panel

  • Heian Jingu 10 min walk

    Heian Jingu 10 min walk

  • Geisha on the little stone bridge over the stream

    Geisha on the little stone bridge over the stream

  • Maiko (Geisha) at Chion-in 5 min walk

    Maiko (Geisha) at Chion-in 5 min walk

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, mandarin
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