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The Cocoon Room (Downtown Kyoto)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Beautiful, romantic design space in central Kyoto

A romantic getaway in the heart of Kyoto, The Cocoon Room is the dream space for your dream trip to Kyoto. Set on a quiet street in Downtown, it's a perfectly comfortable backdrop for you to unwind after a day's sightseeing.

The Cocoon Room is as cozy a room as you're likely to find in the city. After a day of wandering, there's nothing like coming back to a place resplendent in comfort and tranquility. Its unique layout designed by a local Kyotoite, The Cocoon Room is emblematic of a designer's renaissance, in which classic materials blend together beautifully with atmospheric imagination.

The Cocoon Room is in an old neighborhood noted for its evocative architecture. It is not uncommon to see women passing in colorful kimono and hear monks wandering the streets chanting their blessings. The subway, as well as convenience stores and a supermarket, is less than five minutes' walk. Nijo Castle, The Imperial Park, the Manga Museum, Sanjo-Dori (the Downtown shopping district), and dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bars are within an easy ten minute stroll (to which I can provide a detailed map with gourmet suggestions), and the beautiful Kamo River and Higashiyama (East Kyoto), with its many temples, is a quick twenty-minute bicycle ride away, or if you prefer, a scenic walk. Buses to go around the city are conveniently boarded just a few blocks away at the Imperial Palace and Nijo-Castle. While enjoying the space's tranquility, it's nearly as central as a visitor to Kyoto can be.

An intimate space, The Cocoon Room is ideal for couples, but can accommodate families as well (the children sleeping either with the parents or on the couch, which folds out.) Travel buddies can also enjoy the room, as the beds can be separated.

In fact, the Cocoon Room is great for families since it is less than ten minutes' walk from a major playground/ children's center as well as the Manga Museum.

Tea and coffee are provided. And there is a stereo unit for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing.

In addition to regular wifi in the room, pocket wifi is provided to help you when you explore the city. And my handmade map is an insider's guide to eating in what must be one of the best culinary cities in the world.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sean

More Details

Owner
Sean
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese, Spanish (so-so)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Sean

A native of Los Angeles, I've lived in Japan for about ten years, Kyoto for the past four. I work as a writer and a photographer and love traveling myself. My favorite places are probably India, Morocco, and Guatemala.

Sean purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Sean chose Kyoto

My wife is from Kyoto. She is the 16th generation to run the family soba restaurant (and the first woman!). The restaurant has been in business since 1465 (you really should try it if you decide to stay). We chose this building because it is in a good neighborhood (traditionally one for furniture making, just down the street for kimono making), convenient to Downtown and all its gourmet possibilities, but also the tranquility of a nice, quiet neighborhood. We live upstairs from the Cocoon Room (which is upstairs from the other property listed here, the Moon Room).

What makes this apartment unique

You will truly love the Cocoon Room if you decide to stay here. There really is no other place quite like it.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

The Cocoon Room (Downtown Kyoto)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Wonderful place, impecable location, excellent host!

  • 5 of 5

Kyoto is the most wonderful City In Japan !!! And this lovely apartment is perfectly located, only two blocks from the subway and bus, blocks away from the imperial palace and close to many great restaurants and convinience stores. Sean is a great host, he s very helpful, he even gives you a map with a lot of recommendations. La mejor opción de alojamiento en Kyoto !! =D

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Train
100 Metres
Marutamachi
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Japanese style restaurants
Car: not necessary

The Cocoon Room is in an old neighborhood noted for its evocative architecture. It is not uncommon to see women passing in colorful kimono and hear monks wandering the streets chanting their blessings. The subway, as well as convenience stores and two supermarkets, is less than five minutes' walk. Nijo Castle, The Imperial Park, the Manga Museum, Sanjo-Dori (the Downtown shopping district), and dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bars are within an easy ten minute stroll (to which I can provide a detailed map with gourmet suggestions), and the beautiful Kamo River and Higashiyama (East Kyoto), with its many temples, is a quick twenty-minute bicycle ride away. Buses to go around the city are conveniently boarded just a few blocks away at the Imperial Palace and Nijo-Castle. While enjoying the space's tranquility, it's nearly as central as a visitor to Kyoto can be.

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Nakagyo-ku Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes:
Please contact me with any further questions. Would love to host you.

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