#37 SECRET AREA! 9 mins to Kyoto St. Apt+Wi-Fi
#37 SECRET AREA! 9 mins to Kyoto St. Apt+Wi-Fi

Entire home/flat

2 guests


2 beds
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This apartment located in Shimabara area (Kyoto), where many geishas and samurais came for diner and drinking in old days. Now Shimabara is quiet residential area but you can find many traditional places here.

Actually Shimabara is not well known for foreign tourists while most of Japaneses know it as one of the most famous area where many geishas and samurais gathered in the past.

We are sure you won't be annoyed by huge foreign tourists while strolling and it's a kind of secret spot!!

The space

Apartment Size: 22㎡

- Two single beds

- Small kitchen
- Bathroom
- Shampoo,Congitioner,Body soap
- Clean linens,towels,Toilet paper
- Refrigerator
- electric water heater
- Washing machine (without drying function)
- Hair dryer
- Wi-Fi (you can use it only inside of the apartment)
- TV
- small balcony (You can smoke here if you don't fall ash on ground. Please gather ash in a can or a bin.)

If you have any questions about the room,please contact me and I will respond as soon as possible.

Guest access

You can use the whole space in this apartment. No other guests will stay here during your stay.

Interaction with guests

We can contact with you through Airbnb message and telephone.

Other things to note

This apartment is self check in type and we'd like you to get a key by yourself from a mailbox.

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 single beds

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Elevator in Building
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £27
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - We don't have a free parking space but you can find a coin parking near the apartment.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Edward User Profile
April 2017
Riki was a fabulous host responding to all our questions and requests quickly. The apartment was true to the description; the beds were a great firmness, the water pressure in the shower was amazing, the amenities were helpful, and the space is small. The area is quiet and very safe with limited restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Close to bus stops which made it easy to get around. I would recommend Riki's apartment and stay there again.

Lauren User Profile
April 2017
Clean and comfortable. Riki was always quick to respond and did a nice job of giving and leaving instructions. You have to avoid the rapid trains because they skip this stop, but overall a great experience.

Sun-Ming User Profile
April 2017
Riki place was located conveniently near a JR station. Useful for people with a JR pass. Communication and directions were excellent. Would recommend to others!

Vincent User Profile
November 2016
Riki was a very responsive host. Thank you, Riki! He helped us get acquainted with the apartment's surroundings and possible things to do by answering most of our questions before we got there. The room was quite small for the price but it was in a great location and it had everything you need for two to rest and refresh after a long day of sightseeing. A downside is the WiFi was ineffective and unresponsive considering we hadn't used it much. One nice thing about the apt is it is right next door to Makoto no Yu, a hotel with a great restaurant and private spa/onsen that my daughter really liked.

Ron User Profile
November 2016
The host was nice to allow us dropping off our luggages in the apartment prior to check-in time. We did not check the beds when we arrived. When we returned to the apartment at night and about to tuck into the bed, we then only found out that the linen was not clean.There're bugs and hairs on the linen. It's kind of it has not been changed from previous stay of other guests. We emailed and complained to the host that night. Host (Riki/Chizu) was quick to respond and suggested to change the linen the next day. Unfortunately, we did not have a good sleep during our first night of stay. Location wise, we just think it was not very convenient despite that it's only about 10mins walk from the Tambaguchi station which is a JR line and only 1 stop from Kyoto station. Waiting time is about 20mins for train from kyoto station and distant walk for transfer from subway station. A better planning of itinerary is needed to save on the transport cost and time.

Frits User Profile
October 2016
A totally depersonalized small appartment furnished with two comfortable single beds. The pantry is hardly useful because of a shortage of utensils. The bathroom is ok. An acceptable place to stay for one, maybe two nights. We were in Kyoto for 6 nights and could have chosen a more suitable place. The location of the appartment in a residential area with narrow streets and many small restaurants and shops is fine. We never met the host. Communication was via a mailbox.

Mai An User Profile
August 2016
Staying at Riki's place was very comfortable and conveniently located. We also rented bikes during our stay and since Kyoto is quite flat it's very easy to go around and a great way to discover the city. The apartment had everything in the description.

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Setagaya, JapanJoined in June 2015
Riki User Profile

Hello Guest!
I'm RIKI, live in Kyoto.
I'd like to hosting you:)

Please contact me if you have any questions and support.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you in future!


Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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