- english, Japanese
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fantastic experience of living in a traditional Kyoto house (but with heating!)
We loved it. We've been to Kyoto many, many times, but never stayed in a house before. It was fascinating to see how the house was intertwined with its neighbors. The location is perfect - walking distance from Kiyomizu-dera and Gion, and a short bus ride from central Kyoto. The house itself was in perfect condition, everything worked perfectly (especially the heating, thank goodness - it was cold outside).
Thank you for taking your time to review our house. We really appreciate your wonderful comments, it makes us so happy and encourages us to improve our service. We are glad to know you enjoyed our Mchiya house. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Kyoto. You are welcome back any time!
Lovely, cozy property in a great location.
Thank you for taking your time for review.
We look forward to seeing you next time!
Fantastic Kyoto experience
We had an exceptional experience on our first trip to Japan! The owners responded immediately to questions before and during our stay! They were most helpful and made our stay pleasant. Highly recommend staying! Many thanks to all your staff!
Thank you for taking your time to review our house. We appreciate your lovely comment. We hope you had a wonderful time and great experience during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Kyoto!
The apartment is in a fabulous part of Kyoto. Great restaurants, shops & shrines are close by.
The apartment was very historical but with all modern amenities. Communication was excellent and any questions we had were answered right away. The location is the best. We could walk to so many great restaurants and shops, yet where the apartment is located is a quiet residential street.
Dear Christine Atkins,
Thank you for staying with us and good comments.
We are so happy to hear that.
I'm sorry for the light bulb of th bed room went out.
Please enjoy travelling in Japan 2 more days.
We are looking foward to seeing you again.
Thank you for a great time.
Have a good day!
No living area to hang out
Great location, easy check in and check out, mistly clean, really AUTHENTIC old Japanese traditional house. Nice size bedrooms, sufficient bathroom and shower facilities. The only problem for us was a complete absence of a living space to hang out in at night. There is a very small tatami area in between the kitchen table and the staircase to the bedrooms which is in front of the very small TV, but the area is too small to gather in. Additionally , it would be nice to have some other than just Japanese channels on TV. My husband was concerned with fire safety as we could see wiring near the ceiling. As expected there is practically no sound insulation so be prepared to hear everything that is going on outside and next door . A strange smell in the small area in between the front door and the door to the house where you take your shoes off. Walls and chairs in the kitchen need some freshening up as they appear somewhat worn, stained and scratched. We tried the authentic experience, but I don't think it was for us, unfortunately, which is not to say that it won't be a good fit for you.
Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review, it is very much valued.
I apologize for inconvenience.
We appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades.
Perfect in every way!
A friend and I stayed here for four nights while traveling around Japan. Communication before we arrived was timely and excellent, and Jackie was extremely helpful and nice when we checked in. She made sure we understood everything we needed to know about the property, the area, and things we might want to do and see. The location was very convenient for lots of restaurants, sights, transportation, and shopping. We loved the quirky layout of the property and the traditional touches like sliding doors and tatami floors in some rooms. The kitchen is small but suitable for everything we needed, and there's a grocery store nearby (less than 10-minute walk). Despite very cold outdoor temperatures (we were there in February), we were always toasty warm at the home between the great heaters and heated floors. We greatly appreciated that they provided everything we needed to do laundry and took advantage of it to do a load. The shower and bath were absolutely divine.
We were able to arrange luggage delivery from our ryokan in Tokyo as long as we scheduled it to arrive when we were present at the property in Kyoto. When we were done with our stay in Kyoto, we were able to send out luggage on to Hiroshima while we visited Koyosan for two nights. There is a luggage drop off place less than a 5-minute walk from the property (Gion Shijo station, Global Yamamoto).
Overall, everything was prefect and we were delighted with our stay. I would definitely recommend it to others, and I would be happy to stay there again. Arigatou gozaimasu!!!!
Thank you for taking your time to review our house. Your wonderful and detailed comments are really appreciated. It was a glad to Know that you enjoyed our house and Kyoto. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Kyoto!
Kiyomizu Temple, a World Cultural Heritage -
Gion, the Geisha district -
Zen Temple Kenninnji -
Yasaka Pagoda -
Kodaiji Temple -
Yasaka Shrine -
Maruyama Park -
Nishiki food market -
Sanjusangendo, the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist goddess...
There are nearly 808 temples and shirines in this small town!