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“Kyoto done right!”
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Review of Sakura River Inn 1

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First room.
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3D map of the apartment.
View from the room! Can you see the river under the balcony?!
Reading e mail from the balcony! Priceless!
Balcony under the Sakura!
Enjoy feed the ducks from the balcony!!
Takasegawa
You will arrive from there!
French restaurant 5 meters from the apartment
Entrance of the apartment!
Bedroom 2
New summer futons sheets from muji
Mirror in a toilet
Finally new gas stove!
Useful table under gas stove!
Water filter!
Japanese cups
New Kitchen stuff.
Corridor
Shower room.
Washing machine and soap
Marriage ceremony from balcony (with zoom)
Mayumi with our first guest. 21 march 2014
view from balcony
Just in case!!!
Don't miss to sign our guest book!
Bedroom 2
Living room.
Aroma Therapy.
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Shimogyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Riesha
1 review
“Kyoto done right!”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We loved our stay at the riverside apartment in Kyoto! Andrea and Mayumi are lovely hosts! They are friendly and welcoming. Andrea was there to greet us at the bus stop even though he had given us directions to the apt before arriving. On arrival everything was clearly described. Mayumi sat down with us with a map to explain how to get to all the local attractions. It was very kind and made our trip so carefree.

The apartment is central and is an easy walk to most attractions. Mayumi will clearly describe how to get to a few farther areas for a day trip by bus.

The apartment itself is cozy and the beds are very comfortable. Enjoying the river from the balcony in the morning is such a treat!

If I'm ever back in Kyoto I will be booking this apartment again. Andrea and Mayumi are genuinely great people and went out of their way to make our experience special. Thank you for everything!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PamikaRey...
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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“Beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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 right in the centre of Kyoto but down a quiet street :) the apartment had everything we could possibly need for a comfortable stay - mayumi even leant us her bike. Will definitely stay here again when I come back to Kyoto

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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EnidlLiao
Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
“Superb! :)”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 for a stay in July 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 the apartment was lovely and created a cozy atmosphere which made us feel so relaxed. Also, the extra bikes Mayumi provided for us came in quite handy and enabled us to experience the city in a more interesting way!
For anyone who would like to lead a wonderful journey in Kyoto, I would definitely recommend this apartment!

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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henkjan_n...
Netherlands
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great cozy apartment in quiet location near Gion”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a really great time here. The apartment is exactly as described an well supplied with everything you may need. There is a portable WiFi device that works all over Kyoto. The apartment is clean and well located. It is not large but we slept here fine with the four of us. The soft sounds of the river next door reminded us of sleeping in a boat. There are plenty of nice restaurants and convenience stores nearby. Andrea was in Italy for family affairs, but Mayumi took all the time in the world to explain everything about Kyoto, the neighborhood and the apartment. Mayumi is extremely helpful and speaks very good English with a charing Italian touch. She arranged a stay in Myoshin-ji monastery for us and a rental car in Shodoshima, which was perfect. Mayumi provided us with bicycles for all of us, and cycling in Kyoto is easy and fun. Hope to be back one day!

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Liked best: Location by the river and service by Mayumi
Liked least: Difficult....
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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187linnm
Tromso, Norway
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing location, cozy little flat”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Our stay with Andrea and Mayumi was great! They were so helpful answering any questions we had, and had even arranged for an extra bike for us. We used the bikes so much to get around.

The area was super central, with loads to see near by, and easy bus access to other parts of town (including the train station). The streets are narrow and cosy, with countless restaurants and bars. A great neighbourhood! Right next door is a Korean BBQ place Andrea and Mayumi recommended, and it was fab!

The flat was lovely, right on a little canal. The flat is small, but has every thing you need. It is clean and well kept. Thanks so much Andrea and Mayumi, we had a great time in your city!

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Liked best: The location and the hosts
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Krigglez
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“Amazing Apartment, Amazing Location, Amazing Hosts”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Mayumi and Andrea are wonderful hosts, and our stay at their apartment was equally as wonderful! My three friends and I arrived at the apartment to find 4 bikes outside and a cute note on the door welcoming us. Mayumi and Andrea met us at the apartment, and they were both so sweet and helpful. They showed us around and explained everything so that there was no confusion abut anything, such as turning the lights on/off, using the washer, the shower, the wi-fi, etc. They had a bunch of maps of the city and circled different sites to see and also had bus maps for us, which were super helpful during our stay! The apartment was lovely and very comfortable for four of us. It was clean and had everything we needed. It was also plenty of space for the 4 of us. We loved the balcony on the little river and we all used the bikes everyday! Biking is my favorite way to enjoy a new city, and we were able to travel all over! The location is incredible - it's very central and there are so many things to see and do nearby, like the Nishiki market, a large river, amazing shops and restaurants. We were also able to easily travel to other sites, like Arashiyama (monkeys and bamboo forest) and some temples. And the bus ride from Kyoto Station was only 10 minutes! We couldn't be happier with our hosts and our stay. It was amazing in every way =) I hope to meet Andrea and Mayumi again in future travels!

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Liked best: The cleanliness, cute apartment, location, hosts
Liked least: Lights were difficult to turn on/off completely
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Jenny F
1 review
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“Charming Kyoto”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Great location, very clean, and great personal attention to detail by owners, who gave a personal tour of local neighborhood. Japanese style accommodation. Quiet street, yet very close to the center of the action.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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