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Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji 金閣寺 (Seijaku-no-ie 大徳寺北側清寂の家)

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Note that the photo is taken by a 10mm wide angle camera.  The area of this space is 8.5 m by 3 m.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The house was first built in 1920 and families of weaving craftsmen lived and worked for generations until a decade ago. In 2014, the typical Kyoto wooden house called “machiya” was completed renovated by the top renovation designer Hachise, maintaining its unique wooden structure as machiya. The 1st floor of this total of 52 m2 two-story townhouse consists of a retro but spacious island kitchen, a walnut dining table and chairs for five, and a living area with a Scandinavian sofa, center table, and TV board on white thermo tiles, facing a mini Japanese garden, along with bath/shower/powder rooms and toilet. One of the two sleeping rooms, with natural wooden beam on the ceiling, accommodates two single beds on the walnut floor and the other is a typical tatami room for two persons. In ...The house was first built in 1920 and families of weaving craftsmen lived and worked for generations until a decade ago. In 2014, the typical Kyoto wooden house called “machiya” was completed renovated by the top renovation designer Hachise, maintaining its unique wooden structure as machiya. The 1st floor of this total of 52 m2 two-story townhouse consists of a retro but spacious island kitchen, a walnut dining table and chairs for five, and a living area with a Scandinavian sofa, center table, and TV board on white thermo tiles, facing a mini Japanese garden, along with bath/shower/powder rooms and toilet. One of the two sleeping rooms, with natural wooden beam on the ceiling, accommodates two single beds on the walnut floor and the other is a typical tatami room for two persons. In addition to this aesthetic merger of East and West, the machiya provides all modern technologies and necessities from wireless LAN, a BOSE wireless speaker, 40inch full high vision TV, an automatic taxi caller, a toilet with bidet function, and three air conditioners to kitchen dinnerware and kitchen appliance including a microwave, a toaster, and a coffee mill and server as well as four free bikes outside. The house is located in a calm and traditional residential area in the north of Kyoto and has an easy access to 6 out of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites: Kinkakuji (a.k.a. Golden Pavilion) [10 min by bike], Ryoanji temple [5 min by bus from Kinkaku-ji], Ninnaji temple [3 min by bus from Ryoanji], Kamigamo shrine [10 min by bicycle], Shimogamo shrine [15 min by bus], and Nijo-jo castle [16 min by bus]. Nearest station is Kitaoji on the subway Karasuma line and is 7 stations (12min ) from Kyoto station. The house can be reached by taxi from the station (700 yen, 3 min) or by walk (1km, 15 min) if without heavy luggage. In addition to these designated sites, the house provides an easy access to Daitokuji temple (3 stars in Michelin guide and also known as the family temple of Sen-no-rikyu, the founder of tea ceremony), Kamo-gawa river (loved by tourists and local residents for its wide river beach good for walking / jogging and relaxing), and Kyoto Botanical Garden (very few tourists yet provides great sakura and colored leave views) as well as things such as the Kyoto's longest traditional shopping street with many mom and pops stores and many sento bath houses and a retro cafés. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 京都市指令保保生第70号 平成26年6月25日More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
1. NO SMOKING inside the house and the back yard 2. Please be mindful about your voice, TV, and music volume after 10pm 3. You can take out the garbage on the designated place on the designated day and time 4. Close the screen door of the window when going out (to prevents the invasion of pests 5. Take off your shoes when you enter the house 6. Never enter the neighboring premises 7. If you damage or lose items in the house, please talk to us immediately to better prepare for the next guests
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Shimpei Y
Languages spoken:English, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2017
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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

This 2-story House is only few minutes walk from Daitokuji. The House used to be textile weavers modest atelier cum residence. It is very well rennovated to a modern house still keeping original charm. First floor is kitchen living dining/toilet/bath (can see small garden while...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Danjou
Voyage709883, VR Owner at Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji 金閣寺 (Seijaku-no-ie 大徳寺北側清寂の家), responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Thank you Naoko-san for the stay and leaving the useful review comments for my future guests and myself! The total floor area of the house is only about 60 m2 (600 sqft) so it maybe a bit too small for four or five adults for...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

Good place to stay in Kyoto for a couple of small family. This little house has everything one might need while traveling plus a lot of unexpected extras (such as taxi pager, for instance - very useful for people not fluent in Japanese). The location...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank FogChaser
Voyage709883, VR Owner at Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji 金閣寺 (Seijaku-no-ie 大徳寺北側清寂の家), responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Thank you for staying at the house and leaving a useful review for my future guests! As you described, the house fits to those who want to stay away from bustle and hustle, are interested in daily life of local people, and don't mind using...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Shimpei was a fantastic host and the house was clean, comfortable and had everything we could possibly need! It was perfect for 2 people to stay. Shimpei met us there to talk us through all the appliances, which was extremely helpful. He was also available...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Emily E
Voyage709883, VR Owner at Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji 金閣寺 (Seijaku-no-ie 大徳寺北側清寂の家), responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you Emily for the stay and leaving the review which is useful for my future guests. It was also nice to meet you two and chat about your travel. Looking forward to your next visit sometime in the near future! Shimpei

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Shimpei’s place was spectacular. It was a beautiful new house with plenty of space. Shimpei was a wonderful host whom made sure that we understood how to work all the amenities. This was extremely helpful since we could not read Japanese. We had a toddler...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank brittanm2015
Voyage709883, VR Owner at Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji 金閣寺 (Seijaku-no-ie 大徳寺北側清寂の家), responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Brittan, thank you for your stay and leaving review and it was my pleasure to meet you all and was good that you all managed to get here right after the typhoon. Thank you also for the brand new stroller you left here -...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our 6 night stay in Shimpei's home was absolutely fantastic. The home is located in a more suburban area of Kyoto, about 15-20mins from Kyoto station, and about 20-30mins by bus from Nishiki markets area. That was part of the appeal, as we felt very...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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Management response:Responded 15 October 2017

Thank you Michael for the stay and such a very detail and lively description of the house and how you stayed, which I think are all helpful for my future guests to decide. You are right in that the house is not super conveniently located...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

What a wonderful respite for us during our 5 day stay in Kyoto. This well appointed, cozy home was perfect for my family (2 adults + 3 kids) and everyone felt at home immediately upon arrival. Shimpei met us when we arrived and took the...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Tour40536
Management response:Responded 12 July 2017

Thank you Jenny for the stay and such a detail explanation of the house and your experience, which I think will be beneficial to my future guests. Like your kids, most kids seem even more excited than their parents and I always like to see...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

It's really very nice to meet Shimpei in Kyoto.He's so thoughtful,warm.And the house is absolutely amazing,we love it a lot,specially the kitchen.The location of the house is a little bit far from JR station,but very close to 金閣寺 and 龍安寺,you can ride the bicycle which...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank caoxiicy
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Hello Christ, my first friend in 四川, glad to know that the house and the stay gave you a memorable experience for you! Yes, the island kitchen was one of the charming points when I decided to purchase the property. It was also unforgettable experience...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Shimpei is a Great host who always tries to make sure everything is well covered. He is very responsive and available pretty much all the time. The Pavilion is renovated traditional house. It was a very interesting experiance to live for a week like this....More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Alex_Sobolev
Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

Thank you Alex for the stay and it was my pleasure and fun to be able to meet and chatted with you all at the check in! Looking forward to your next visit and my first visit to Moscow! Shimpei

Reviewed 14 May 2018
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Date of stay: April 2018
Management response:Responded 3 June 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
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About the neighbourhood
The house is located in a calm and traditional residential area in the north of Kyoto and has an easy access to 6 out of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites: Kinkakuji (a.k.a. Golden Pavilion) [10 min by bike], Ryoanji temple [5 min by bus from Kinkaku-ji], Ninnaji temple [3 min by bus from Ryoanji], Kamigamo shrine [10 min by bicycle], Shimogamo shrine [15 min by bus], and Nijo-jo castle [16 min by bus]. Nearest station is Kitaoji on the subway Karasuma line and is 7 stations (12min ) from Kyoto station. The house can be reached by taxi from the station (700 yen, 3 min) or by walk (1km, 15 min) if without heavy luggage. In addition to these designated sites, the house provides an easy access to Daitokuji temple (3 stars in Michelin guide
Getting around
Golden Pavilion (or Kinkaku-ji temple) 金閣寺 - 15 min bike ride - 10 min taxi ride Kamogawa river 鴨川 - 7 min bike ride Ryoan-ji temple 龍安寺 - 20 min bike ride (5 min from Golden Pavilion) - 13 min taxi ride Arashiyama 嵐山 - About 60 min with a bus and a tram Kiyomizu-dera temple 清水寺 - About 60 min with buses or combination of a bus and a subway - 30 min by taxi Gion 祇園 - 36 min with subways Fuhimi Inari Taisha 稲荷大社 - 45 min with subway and JR Nara line Daitoku-ji temple 大徳寺 - 6 min walk from the house Nijo-jo castle 二条城 - A 14 min bus ride Kamigamo-jinja shrine 上賀茂神社 - 15 min by bike
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Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji 金閣寺 (Seijaku-no-ie 大徳寺北側清寂の家) is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji 金閣寺 (Seijaku-no-ie 大徳寺北側清寂の家) has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji 金閣寺 (Seijaku-no-ie 大徳寺北側清寂の家) has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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