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40 reviews
Japanease style main room/bed room
Entrance
House front
Bedroom
Living room
Kitchen
Utility room
Bath room
Toilet
Garden
Heian Jingu Shrine -3minutes walk-
Nanzenzi temple
Philosopher's Walk
Ginkakuji temple
Kyoto Handicraft center
Honenin temple(20minutes walk)
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Tomone K
Camas, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Feels like home!”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We stayed at Lovely Machiya townhouse, Neneko in July with 2 teenage girls for 6 days. It had plenty of space for 4 of us to stay. July in Kyoto was 90 fahrenheit with 90% humidity, and we were sweating as soon as we went outside. The washing machine was really handy for washing our sweaty clothes! Since we stayed for 6 days, Nobu came to clean the house on the 3rd day. We ate out for lunch, stayed in for dinner. The small supermarket just a block away was convenient for our meals. We visited most of the major attractions in Kyoto, and I must say that Neneko's location was very good. Thank you Nobu for your hospitality.

Travelling group: Teenagers
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nikolettp...
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
2
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Great traditional accommodation. The house is well-equipped and has a good location. Local transport and shops is very close to the place. The owner is really nice and helpful. It was a nice experience spending a few days in this lovely house.
Thanks for making our Kyoto stay special. :)

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Annaliisa...
Thursday Island, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fantastic traditional guesthouse”
Reviewed 18 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Fantastic location, close to attractions and public transport to other areas of interest (which is very easy to use). Great for families, clean, separate rooms, great little kitchen. Really cosy and feels like home - if we are lucky enough to come back to Kyoto, we will definitely stay here again. Nobu was very friendly and helpful also, meeting us here late at night to settle us in.

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Liked best: location & feel of the place
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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XY1989
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic traditional house-clean and accessible; comfy and fun”
Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
3
people found this review helpful

The house is located just beside kyoto handicraft center, which offers tourists information when it's open. Very accessible to many attractions and bus stops.

Nobu was exceptionally friendly when meeting us for the first time as he went through the details of our stay, there were even guide books and useful magazines in the house.He has even a list of restaurants you can try out neat the house.

The house is very authentic, we had fun laying out the tatami mats and sleeping beside our japanese garden.

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Angelique...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful house!!”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We arrived in Kyoto and stayed in the lovely machiya townhouse and it was gorgeous. There was 4 of us, 2 children included. The house had everything we needed and was exceptionaly clean and the bedding was very comfortable. The house was also quite spacious and within walking distance to many things. I have already recommended it too lots of my friends and am trying to organise to go back later in the year.

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Vickie M
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent host and lovely townhouse”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

I travelled in April with my husband and 2 young kids. We have stayed in several private residences in the past and Nobu was by far the most hospitable. He welcomed us into the townhouse and then he sat down with us and we went through all the things we needed to know about Kyoto (for eg, local restaurants, transport options, tourist spots) and then he showed us around the property. Other hosts have just told us where to find the key or been in a rush and left quickly. The townhouse itself is comfortable for a family of 4. It's clean, there's enough room, and close to a supermarket and bus stop. We had JR passes but found the buses a better option for exploring Kyoto - we bought the Kyoto one day pass for 500 yen. It's worth it if you take 3 or more bus trips a day. We only had breakfast at the townhouse and ate out for all our other meals. We found a noodle/udon restaurant on one of the corners close by (don't know the name) - they have plastic food displays in the window and we had to order that way. It was a local restaurant and the owners did not speak English nor was there an English menu but ordering was not an issue. It was a nice place if you do not want to eat cold bento boxes and want something hot. Back to the property - I would highly recommend this place!

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Liked best: Experiencing a Japanese residence without having to stay in a ryokan.
Liked least: Floor in the lavatory needs fixing.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Reviewed 28 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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Liked best: Host, cleanliness, location
Liked least: Low doorways
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Recommended for:
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