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£118
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 July 2014
We spent 8 nights in the Zen House and used it as a base to explore Kyoto and the wider area. The house itself has been simply but beautifully refurbished blending traditional...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 8 August 2014
I stayed in Kazue's apartment for 6 days at the end of July and beginning of August. It was clean, quiet, and had everything I needed and wanted for my stay. The shower and...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 August 2014
We are a family of 3, 2 adults and a 10 year old.We stayed for a week. We found the loft perfect place to stay in Kyoto, although a bit far central Kyoto you can easily get there...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 May 2014
A really convenient location- Kiyomizu Temple and Gion are within walking distance. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful but still close to supermarkets and convenience stores...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 April 2014
Das Appartment ist perfekt in Gion gelegen. Es ist gross, ruhig und gut eingerichtet. Bitte lasst euch erklären wie das Warmwasser angeschaltet wird. Verwaltung war sehr engagiert...
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£87
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 August 2014
My wife and I stayed at Blue Tengu for about one week in July and it was a great experience. We were a bit apprehensive at first as this was our first vacation rental, but the...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 December 2013
We had a great time at this lovely house. The owner was very fast in responding to our enquiries and we appreciated the various restaurant and other recommendations offered...
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£607
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 May 2014
Iori Machiya offers foreigners the opportunity of living in a traditional Japanese house. Our party is a family of 5. Instead of having your typical individual hotel rooms, we...
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 August 2014
Mayumi greeted us when we arrived and was super friendly and really helpful showing us how to get to all of the temples by bus. The apartment was lovely and in a perfect location...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 August 2014
My friends and I had a great time living in the sakura river view apt. The apartment was perfectly located in a quiet place while close to the downtown area. The ornamentation in...
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 May 2014
Our group of five consisted of my parents (over 60) my sister (mid 20s) me and my best mate (mid 30s). We stayed at Miyabi Inn for 2 nights; a short side trip before we went...
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 June 2014
Stayed here with three adults, one teenager and two young children under 5. A traditional property, with modern comforts (Western toilet, shower etc). Location is convenient to...
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 July 2014
From the moment I made the enquiry to the owner of this apartment, everything went very smoothly. Communication was excellent and prompt and I feel the price was very reasonable...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 June 2014
We like to rent apartments when we travel and this one was recommended to us by friends who had previously been here. We were in Kyoto during Cherry Blossom time. The apartment is...
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 December 2013
We stayed at this townhouse for five weeks from the end of October until December 1st. Our review is written to provide information that may assist those considering a stay of...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 17 June 2013
Amazing little house and renting was a breeze. Our group was 4 adults: my sister, her husband, my boyfriend and me. We arrived on one of the last flights to the Osaka airport...
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 May 2014
Nous sommes venus à 3 dans cette maison que nous avons bien appréciée. Les points positifs : - Très réactif (nous avions un soucis avec un climatiseur, dans les 2 jours qui...
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 July 2014
This place is in a great location. Three min's from the subway. Main street a couple of blocks away. Some great restaurants nearby (try the Spanish Tapas). Its newly...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 July 2014
My family of four (14 yr & 11yr) stayed here for 4 days. We really enjoyed staying in a traditional Japanese home and felt that it added so much to our trip. This home is compact...
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 June 2014
I and my family stayed at the townhouse hatoba-an for 5 days. The house is old and traditional, but beautifully and stylish renovated. I could feel how much the Staff of Machiya...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 June 2014
We stayed here for a week in beautiful Gion. Couldnt have been happier with this wonderful residence, perfect location, first class accomodation , generous and helpful staff, I...
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 June 2014
The property is spacious, well-appointed, and in a wonderfully quiet neighborhood. My family was very comfortable with the welcome from Toshi, the immaculate interior, and...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 January 2014
Pros: i traveled with 3 friends and had more than enough room for all of us. Everything was nice and clean. Toshi was a great host and did pick us up on our arrival and departure...
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 April 2014
We were privileged to be able to stay in such a place as this. The attention to detail and quality of restoration is exceptional. We had some cold nights and greatly appreciated...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 February 2014
A wonderful little property that really did add so much to my stay! Senraku House was just as the pictures depicted it to be and it really did feel like coming back to a home...
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 August 2014
Our family of five adults rented the Machiya during the Gion Matsuri. We were able to walk to the festival and to various temples. The house was very clean and comfortable and is...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 April 2014
Myself, My husband, sister and brother-in-law stayed in this machiya for four nights at the end of March. We absolutely loved everything about the machiya..... its location...
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£203
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 August 2014
My stay at K's Villa was fantastic. The accommodation had everything I was looking for, and provided what I felt was an authentic Japanese experience. I'd recommend you book the...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 June 2014
We lived in Japan 18 years ago and visited now for the first time. Our stay in Japan was for 10 days total (5 days at a Japanese friend's condo in Zushi--our old home, 4 days in...
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 June 2014
We loved our stay at this lovely, well kept traditional house. It gave us a glimpse of japanese living and it was great for us to sleep on the futons specially with our 6 month...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 June 2014
My husband and I stayed in this lovely Machiya with our good friends (also a couple) on May 2014 for 3 nights. We all enjoyed the stay. The house is very clean and lovely. We all...
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£110
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 July 2014
We stayed at K's Villa Matsumi-an for four nights in June/July. What a wonderful find and a truly great end to our Japanese holiday. The Villa is in a great location we were...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 June 2014
My family stayed here for 8 nights at the end of May 2014. Central position enough with Shichijo station being 5 min walk away and Kyoto station a 15 min walk. Convenient to...
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 June 2014
When traveling, my husband and I prefer to stay in an apartment or the like rather than a hotel. Since we were going to be in Kyoto for a full week we decided to look into...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 March 2014
A great place centrally located to get around Kyoto. Close to taxis, subway, and within easy distance to walk around. Difficult to find, but very easy once you have gotten to it...
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£134
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 July 2014
This is a beautifully and sensitively renovated machiya home on the east side of Kyoto, convenient to many attractions and close to shopping and restaurants. The host took time...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 June 2014
One of the ways to experience Kyoto is to stay at machiya, historical townhouse. This particular machiya was in proximity to train and sites at Higashyama. The owner did a great...
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 July 2014
The place was very easy to find, and it was very surprised to found the house right next to the Takase creek as I did not do much research on the location when I booked as I was...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 July 2014
We stayed in this townhouse for 6 days in Kyoto. It was very beautiful and stylishly decorated. The kitchen was well equipped (minus a microwave) and the shower was excellent...
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 May 2014
Our group consisted of 5 couples rented two Machiya from the same owner. This review is for Seiun-an, two couples shared this house for 6 nights. The location is perfect for...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 April 2014
This little house is great if you are after an authentic Japanese experience and was perfect for our 5 nights in Kyoto. The location is great, in a quiet alleyway, but with lots...
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 September 2013
... I agree with the photos and descriptions of the house - amazing reno, facilities and location but there are four questions, which really should be considered before choosing...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 May 2013
Gion House is in a great central location, convenience stores, buses and trains are all within 8 minutes walk. We suggest you walk through the quiet streets, (around 5pm) you will...
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 July 2012
The photos don't lie, this is a gem on the hill ~50 m above the Philosophers Walk. Two large western bedrooms and a charming large tatami mat living/bedroom. We all enjoyed the...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 August 2013
Comme l'avis ci-dessous l'emplacement est juste formidable, le quartier est très sympathique et vous pouvez aller à pied à la boulangerie, au super marché et au restaurant et le...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 April 2014
The house is ridiculously comfortable and cozy. The location is near to public transport and some of the sight seeing places. Highly recommended for people who like to...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 8 October 2013
We stayed for 4 nights with our 10 and 12 year old daughters, and enjoyed this traditional house very much. While it was tricky to find (our taxi driver took the challenge, though...
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 June 2014
This is our second stay in a machiya owned by Wendy and Avi. The first time we were in Jizo-An. Jizo-An has somewhat better interior amenities: a love seat plus two kitchen table...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 March 2014
Shirakawa An (Shirakawa Cottage) is quiet and comfortable. It's ideal if you want to walk or cycle to Kyoto sights in Higashiyama, along the philosopher's path, and even to the...
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 November 2012
Hi, This centrally located Gion House was perfect for what we needed it was just that the photos looked so lovely but the reality was not so. It was spotless and the living area...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 January 2012
Our family of four stayed in this small house located down a very small alley in Kyoto. Our house angel, Daniel Auguste, came to meet us having sent us a map of the place and...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 April 2014
This is a lovely house in an excellent location.It can be quite tricky to find at first but the owner included comprehensive directions with the booking confrimation. The house...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 December 2013
Stayed here for 4 nights over Christmas. It was delightful. Had everything we needed, was in close location to the Kyoto zoo, philosophers walk and the Gion district. The metro...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 July 2014
From the start of inquiry Nobu was prompt with answering queries. Nobu was accommodating with our early check in, which we appreciated. Nobu spoke English fluently and gave us...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 May 2014
Nobu made us feel very welcome, and was available at a checkin time that suited us, and provided all the information needed for a comfortable stay. Conveniently located near the...
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Stroll like a kimono-clad samurai of a bygone era in the cool, dappled sunlight of Bamboo Street, where towering bamboo forests and stone walls hide sheltered gardens and silent neighborhoods. Your money-saving Kyoto vacation rental home, condo, apartment, townhouse, or traditional machiya puts you in the heart of ancient Japan’s former imperial capitol. Kyoto is still a religious center, with over 1,600 temples and scores of Shinto shrines, gardens, historic buildings, and museums. Kyoto’s riverside cherry trees blossoming in spring, colorful autumn leaves, and winter snows have inspired artists and haiku writers for centuries.

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Besides money-savings compared to luxury hotels, your Kyoto vacation rental can bring you closer to a traditional Japanese life style if you opt for tatami mats, rice paper doors, futons, soaking in cedar tubs, and meditative gardens. Though modern comforts like beds, showers, flat screen TVs, and computers are equally available. Enlist a vacation rental host to help fine-tune your sightseeing itinerary of temples, teahouses, theaters, shrines, gardens, shops, and museums. The money-savings from a Kyoto vacation rental can help pay for tea ceremonies, Geisha district entertainment, Kabuki at Minamiza Theater, antiques, fabrics, ceramics, handicrafts, sake, sushi, and noodle house meals.

Kyoto History

Explore the roots of modern Japan at the Kyoto Archaeological Museum. Japan’s ancient power struggles are exemplified by the Tokugawa shogun’s Kyoto residence, Nijo-jo Castle, and the emperor’s Kyoto Gosho Imperial Palace in nearby Imperial Park. Learn about traditional Japanese ceramics at the Raku Museum. Travel in time to 1940-1970, the pre-plastic Japanese toy robot era, at the Tin Toy Museum. Let the kids gorge on manga comics at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.

Nature & Gardens

Take the kids to Iwatayama Monkey Park in Nishikyo-ku. Kyoto Botanical Garden has a bonsai exhibit, bamboo garden, cherry trees, irises, camellias, hydrangea, and peonies. The garden of rocks, raked sand, and dwarf trees at Konchi-in Temple is a masterpiece dating to 1627. Arashiyama District’s Tenryu-ji Temple zen garden, laid out in the 1300s by Muso Soseki, was the first designed for meditation rather than strolling. Ryoan-ji Temple’s stone “garden of emptiness,” laid out in 1499 and viewed from above like a framed painting, is world-renowned as a device to aid meditation.

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Pontocho’s riverside theater and geisha district is near the Nishikoji-dori food and vegetable arcade. The nearby Kawaramachi shopping district has local craftsmen specializing in everything from dolls and kimonos to paper umbrellas and painted fans. Gion, the old geisha and entertainment district across the Kamo River from Pontocho, still has performance theaters and cha-ya (teahouses). The adjacent Eastern Mountain District of Higashiyama-ku has a historic walking route from the cliff-top Kiyomizu-dera Temple to Gion’s Yasaka-jinja Shrine.