1 bedroom, kitchen, shower ( 2 - 3 sleeps), Japanese owner and staffs
- english, Japanese
About Toshimitsu Negishi
Hello, everyone! We are 4 girls 1 male who live in Kyoto and Shiga! Shiho: I was a professional skier in Japan and Canada. I love playing all kinds of sports and drinking with girls' friend. We sometimes go to have dinner together. On my day off, I travel and explore in Kyoto. Jacky:I have been to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. I studied English in Australia, so my accent is a little bit Aussie accent. I love traveling, reading books, comics, watching animation of Ghibli,talking with my guests and sharing my life in Kyoto. Mia: I LOVE traveling, have been to over 10 countries and many places in Japan :) I also like walking along the river and relaxing on my day off. I'm looking forward to meeting you in Kyoto! Jun: I am only mother in this team right now. I know how difficult to travel with little kids, so hope to support guests especially who are with kids. Tommy: I have lived in UK when I was 20s as a bootmaker. My hobby is walking and exploring new thing in Kyoto. Please feel free to contact us anytime!
Toshimitsu Negishi purchased this Townhome in 2012
Why Toshimitsu Negishi chose Higashiyama Ward
We could see a glitter of traditional atmosphere on the roof, wooden pillars, sliding doors or small garden inside the house. The townhouse is called Machiya and this house strongly stimulated us to restore for living. Machiya used to be townhouses or shops for the merchants in the 17th century. Not only temples and shrines, but machiya stay is an attractive experience for all who want to know more about Kyoto life style and its culture.
What makes this Townhome unique
In less than 5 minutes from Bairin-an there are two 24hours convenient stores, a 24h supermarket, post office, bank, cafes, restaurants. A 15 minutes walk will take you to the riverside of the Kamogawa. You can take a pleasant stroll along the river, or do shopping in the nearby Kawaramachi area convenient for rainy days as the shopping streets are covered, like Nishiki food market street. A night life spot is Pontocho, a narrow lane with no cars, full of elegant restaurants, bars, and where you can see a Geisha or Maiko on the way or from an appointment. Next street Ovest of Pontocho is Kiyamachi, a very lively night zone where you can find many kinds of restaurants, bars, pubs and more... Enjoy just walking from Bairin-an!
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.
Wonderful place to stay
We stayed here for 4 nights and it was a joy. The little house was just right for 2 people, while it was cold outside it was warm inside and had everything we needed. It was so close to Kiyomizudera temple, we went for a morning and evening stroll most days and it was very handy to the bus for seeing the rest of Kyoto’s sights. I highly recommend this house for a holiday.
Thank you for your great feedback! we appreciate your honest and detailed comments, We are glad to know that you enjoyed our house and Kyoto.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Kyoto!
Beautiful small apartment in traditional style
Thank you for staying our house and taking your time to review our house.
We hope that you had a wonderful time and great experience during your stay. We appreciate that you took care our house as like your own house. We look forward to seeing again on your next trip to Kyoto.
Nice retreat in Kyoto
Perfect retreat for 2 in kyoto.
great location, and close to busy areas and on a quiet street
well organized location and space used efficently
fast internet no issues
Space between 2 small tatami beds therefore if you are with a parner expect someone to fall into the crack between the tatami
There are rules about no noise after 10 and early in the am. However what constitues "early in the am" as their is a house above and i was woken up at 8am by their noise. To me 8 am is early. However if u are an early riser this should be ok. However the noise starts ar around 8am, i hear the neighbor and a dog barking non stop.
The check in time is 4pm and check out at 11am. If you are only staying for one night this might be a bit short and not worth it. I recommend asking for early check in and they may accomidate , as was done for me and i checked in at 1pm.
Also they respond rapidly during the day via messages not phone yet after the office closes u are on your own for any issues.
Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our house. We really appreciate your honest and detailed comments. Thank you very much for choosing our house for staying Kyoto and thank you for keeping our house in good condition during your stay. We hope that you had a wonderful time and great experience during your stay.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Kyoto!
Very convenient location to Kiyomizu Temple
Location is super convenient to Kiyomizu Temple and its surrounding walks. Bairin-an is a renovated machiya home on the first floor, consisting of 6-tsubo sleeping / living space, a full ball, a small kitchen area and washer/dryer. All the amenities met our needs. The host responded to all our email inquiries before and during our stay promptly, and delivered extra pillows upon request within just a few hours. Thank you!
Thank you very much for taking a time to review our house. your comments are really valued, we appreciate those nice, detailed comments very much. and we are pleased you found value and hospitality during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Kyoto!
You can't beat the location in Gion. Absolutely well placed. If you are over 5'6" be prepared to bow a lot. The Nespresso was very nice. The shower is great and the kitchen has a western style table. Best for a couple, not a family. It's easy to go anywhere from here and in a hip area. We would go back, but then again the world is a large place and we never return.
Thank you very much for your such a nice and detailed review, your comments are very much valued. Because of construction of traditional Japanese house, I really appreciate especially the comment about "preparing to bow a lot". By mentioning this we will be able to making our guests not hitting their heads.
We are always happy to welcome you Tim. We look forward to seeing on your next jourmey to Kyoto.
We had a wonderful stay at the house. Very clean with all important amenities. It was conveniently located near the bus stop, grocery store, historical places, restaurants and in a peaceful neighbourhood which isn't too far from all the action. Mariko was extremely helpful to us from the time we arrived to the time we left.
Thank you for your great feedback. We really appreciate your wonderful, detailed comment. We hope you enjoyed our house and Kyoto. We hope to see you again on your next visit.
Kiyomizu Temple, a World Cultural Heritage -
Gion, the Geisha district -
Kenninji Zen Temple -
Yasaka Pagoda -
Kodaiji temple -
Maruyama Park -
Sanjusangendo the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist Goddess ....
There are over 800 temples and shrines in the city.