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Central Kyoto family townhouse

renovated traditional room with 100% natural chemical free walls, antique gold leaf folding screen
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
renovated traditional room with 100% natural chemical free walls, antique gold leaf folding screen
up-stair room, perfect for reading or writing letters - can be used as a bedroom
entrance guest room, can also be used as a bed room, all chemical free natural walls and tatami mats
the guest room can be a tea room or dining room, with a beautiful hand-carved zelkoba table
some connections to the outer world, a plant and sunlight
up-stair air-conditioned room - use as a main bed room, quiet, all chemical free natural walls
up-stair air-conditioned room - use as a main bed room, quiet, all chemical free natural walls
modern style gas fired kitchen with microwave oven and refrigerator
hand painted 'green tea' walls in the shapes of a fan, 100% natural diatomic materials are
a look from the front, the alley is private and no car enters thus a perfect place for kids to play!
another look thru our hallway to the other side of the house
not a roomy toilet but functional, heated toilet seat and warm bidet functions
Not a roomy bath, but clean and functional.
we use only natural building materials and finishes that are proven safe for our health
well-lit wooden staircase with a Kitano cedar hand railing
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Our place is a renovated traditional Kyoto style 100 year-old townhouse called Kyo-machiya nestled in the central Kyoto - 2 min walk from Gojo subway station and Karasuma-Gojo bus stop, 10 min walk from JR Kyoto station. Despite the convenient location, the neighborhood is very quiet due to taller apartments that surround our property and the residential area that circles our place. <BR><BR>The traditional Japanese houses do not have what others call 'bedrooms'. Instead, we have multi-functional rooms that can be used as dining room, bed room, guest room, tea room, etc. as futons can be easily folded and put away in the closet to maximize space usage. We have 4 rooms - 2 on the ground floor and 2 upstairs. We have a big air conditioner on the ground floor that cools the entire ground floor with an aid of a calculator... Read more
About the Owner, Masaru T
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Dec 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at this townhouse. The owner was very helpful and the specific directions to the place from the subway station, along with the photo that was included in the attachments he emailed, were key to finding it. The townhouse about a 3 minute walk from the nearest subway station, as advertised, very close. It is with...

Brent K
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

had a great experience at this family townhouse. We had five people and where very comfortable. 6 would be the limit but. It is in a great location very convenient to buses, subway and central Kyoto. It is very uniquely Japanese with its traditional Japanese sleeping arrangements and is located in an area where lots of Japanese family reside. If...

Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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The home is very close to the subway and definitely within walking distance to Kyoto main station. It's also close to plenty of bus stops to get around town. The owner leaves the house fully stocked with everything you could need. There's even coffee and a coffee maker. He even leaves you with a detailed list of restaurants and shops...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighbourhood
It is in a quiet residential area yet also very close from Gojo subway station, a station away from both downtown Shijo and the entrance, Kyoto.
Car not needed
How to get there
Railway: Gojo Subway: 1.0 km
The instruction on how to get there will be given upon booking. You can also have us book an airshuttle payable directly to a driver with your credit card both from Kansai (KIX) and Itami (ITM domestic).
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