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“A stunning cozy house”
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Fully renovated machiya vacation house for multiple families, couples, and friend groups.
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Fully renovated machiya vacation house for multiple families, couples, and friend groups.
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8 reviews
Fully renovated machiya vacation house for multiple families, couples, and friend groups.
Wood deck
Internal entrance door
Front view of the house
External gate and wood deck
Wood deck - bamboo and table/chairs installed in 2017
Wood deck with a table and chairs
Ornament above the external gate
Ornament above the external gate
Entrance area seen from the island kitchen
Entrance area
Look for where this is after checking in...
Look for where this is after checking in...
The combination of a stainless island kitchen and the orange color wall is one of the unique design
Another view of kitchen area
Another view of kitchen area
Dining area
Dining table connected to the island
Entrance hall seen from island kitchen
Brass-made faucet
View of kitchen and living areas (before installing furniture)
Looking up the big opening from the entrance hall
Living area next to the tsuboniwa Japanese garden and the tea room
Living area
Tuboniwa (坪庭) Japanese garden and the tea room seen from the living room
Tea room and the garden
Garden and tea room
Garden and tea room
A view of garden from tea room
Plant in the garden
A view of the garden
Ceiling light in the living room (installed on Sep 2017)
Stairs to the second floor
Mino-washi (美濃和紙粕紙) paper lantern above the stairs (installed on Sep 2017)
Mino-washi (美濃和紙粕紙)paper lantern in the center room of the second floor (installed on Sep 2017)
Center room on the second floor seen from the top of the stairs
Center room facing the big opening and roof window
Center room (can accommodate one double mattress)
Looking up the roof from the center room
Glass sliding doors into the tatami room
Tatami room (can accommodate one double size mattress)
Two cloth pleated screen in the tatami room
Twin room
The twin beds can be combined into an ultra king size bed
Closer look at the two-cloth screen
Three air conditioners equipped in the house
1st floor plan view
2nd floor plan view
House sectional view from the south
House sectional view from the north
Welcome foot light at the entrance
Map of neighborhood (English)
Map of neighborhood (Japanese)
House location relative to the entire city and the Kyoto's 17 World Heritage sites
Hankyu Saiin station entrance (阪急西院駅)
Randen Sai station (嵐電西院駅)
Nishioji Shijo bus stop to go to Golden Pavilion or Kinkaku-ji temple (西大路四条 bus stop to go 金閣寺)
Hankyu (阪急) Oasis supermarket, 2 min walk from the house
Inside Hankyu (阪急) Oasis super market
Inside Hankyu (阪急) Oasis super market
FRESCO supermarket and Times parking (30 second walk from the house)
One of Izakaya (居酒屋) restaurants near the stations
One of Izakaya (居酒屋) restaurants near the stations
Japanese Italian restaurant in machiya 町家.  2 min walk from the house
Jijnrai (神来) ramen shop.  3 min walk from the house
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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rubywuq
Ningbo, China
1 review
“A stunning cozy house”
Reviewed 21 May 2017 for a stay in January 2017

A stunning cozy house! Very convenient of transport-1500JPY from Kyotostation and 4 mins walking distance from Shiin station. The house is very comfortable, 2 clean bedrooms with comfy mattresses, big wash room and open kitchen- the stove and microwave are very easy to use and Shimpei San prepared a lot of bowels and cups for use. Also the living room is very warm with heater and cozy with blankets. Very thoughtful for everything! Shimpei San welcomed us at home warmly and explained the house using instructions for us, also recommend the metro to shopping center and sightseeings. Highly recommend to those family and friends who travel to Kyoto!

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Management Response
6 Jun 2017
Thank you Ruby for the stay and the review. Yes, it would be cheaper and more convenient to take a taxi from Kyoto station (13 min, 1300-1500 yen) if you have three or four persons. Glad to learn that you fully utilized what the house can offer (big kitchen, etc.). Since last March, Saiin station (阪急西院駅) opened two new exits closer to the house, so now you'll be Kawaramachi 河原町/ Gion 祇園 area within 15 min door to door. Looking forward to your next visit! Shimpei
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Geodino C
Antipolo
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17 reviews
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“Perfect place to explore Kyoto”
Reviewed 21 May 2017 for a stay in October 2016

On arrival, the host offered to pick us up at the station. But, since we have been to Kyoto before, we declined and met him instead at the house. He was most welcoming and explained all the amenities thoroughly. He also bought tickets to a festival we requested in advance and paid him when we got there. A risk for him so it was an act of great kindness for us. The house, aside from being very comfortable and complete, also had so many nice extras. Shimpei-san filled the refrigerator with many things that would make it possible for us to have a good breakfast the next day without having to blunder through the grocery. Basic spices, cooking oil, bath amenities, towels, and many other little things made our stay most comfortable. All switches and controls for stove, lights, bathroom, AC, etc had english labels affixed alongside the Nippongo. We also had a pocket wifi and a local cellphone to take along. Location was also very convenient. Two groceries were nearby, and two train stations and a bus station are just a quick walk away. Shimpei's house is the perfect base for exploring Kyoto. Everywhere is quick to get to, even Osaka. Chilling out is also ideal. I found myself frequently in the tea room, facing a little garden, reading a book, and enjoying a pocket of serenity. Great location, house with character, and Shimpei's attention to detail at making our touring easy and our stay comfortable make this house a perfect place to stay in in Kyoto.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jun 2017
Thank you Geodino-san for being the second guest of this house and the detail illustration of the house and the location. Although the area itself is not a major scenic spot, I found the two stations (Hankyu Saiin 阪急西院 and Randen Sai 嵐電西院 and a couple of bus stops within three minute walk will give tourists a great and direct footwork to multiple scenic spots such as Golden Pavilion 金閣寺, Gion 祇園, and Aarashiyama 嵐山. It was also fun to keep communicating via email after the check in during the stay (and to meet you all again back in April). Looking forward to your next visit! Shimpei
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惠琪 李
1 review
“Comfortable home”
Reviewed 10 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Shimpei greeted us at home and carefully introduced the things and precautions for the house. The house is very clean and comfortable, things are very complete, suitable for families or a few friends live together. Location is very convenient, there are two supermarkets near the walk 2 minutes to reach. Out of the alley there is a bus stop to Kyoto Station or other attractions are very convenient. From the subway station is also very close as long as 3 minutes, to Arashiyama is very convenient. Shimpei is very attentive, in this trip care about us, and provide us with cherry information. The next time I go to Kyoto I will live Shimpei's house.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 May 2017
Thank you Julie for the stay and it was my great pleasure to have a chance to meet, greet, and chatted with you all at the house! Although the location itself is not for sightseeing, it gives a great footwork to multiple destinations such as to Arashiyama, Gion, Golden Pavilion, and even Osaka. Groups such as your group (four friends), a family with kids, two families or multiple couples would be the perfect fit to the house. I look forward to your next visit to the city and the house. Kyoto weather is actually more comfortable in May - early June and October than in cherry blossom or colored leave seasons so worthwhile trying other seasons!
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Ying Jay...
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2017 for a stay in October 2016
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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Apr 2018
Thank you Ying-Jay for the stay (and SO sorry I missed this review for 5 months now!) and the detail description of the house which will be useful for my future guests. It was very fun to meet all of you six at the check in! Sorry that it took so much time to find the phone but was good that the cellphone was finally found resolved AND I learned how to resolve similar issues next time! Looking forward to your next visit sometime in the near future (and I should come back to Taiwan as well sometime soon!) Shimpei
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chukarho
Shanghai, China
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2017 for a stay in November 2016
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Management Response
15 Oct 2017
Thank you for the stay and the detail description of the house, which must be very helpful for my future guests! It was convenient for me too when I lived here to prepare the house that there two supermarkets a block away and the subway station is within a three minute walk. Large families as yours are one of the primary type of guests that I would like to serve. I am now investing a bit more to the house (bamboo forest on the wood deck and paper lanterns on the second floor) so please revisit my sites! Looking forward to seeing you at the cherry blossom season!
p.s. My next door is also a similar guesthouse (民宿) and is my friend so the two combined can accommodate even a larger group of up to 12 persons!
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A TripAdvisor Member
Beijing, China
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2017 for a stay in November 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Jun 2017
Thank you Emily for the stay AND being brave enough to be one of the first couple of groups to book this new place! Also appreciate your detail description in Chinese language which will be useful for my future guests as well as for my leaning the language. Yes, the island kitchen 島形厨房, the tea room 茶室, and the skylights 天窗 are major charming points when I decided to buy the property. Looking forward to your next visit and keep in touch! Shmpei
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