Comfy and Trad. House- Sleeps 8- WIFI and 4 Bikes

Entire home/flat

8 guests

3 bedrooms

8 beds
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A comfortable, spacious and traditional house in a sleepy neighbourhood encircled by two beautiful rivers. On the doorstep to the ancient and beautiful Shimogamo Shrine, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Come stay in a funky, traditional and alternative part of town, off the beaten track enough to be relaxing, but connected enough by transport to be convenient!

The space

The place is a very traditional Japanese house. However we have also equipped it with modern conveniences, a recently renovated bathroom area, a good-sized functional kitchen with dining table, and a living room with large TV, couch and a KOTATSU (this is a Japanese style table with a blanket attached and heater under the blanket to keep you toasty and warm). The place has 3 bedrooms (1 downstairs and 2 upstairs) and is really good for small groups and families. Please understand that the stairs are very steep and you should take care! But there is also a bedroom downstairs too for those not able for the stairs.

Please also understand that the bedding and flooring is traditional style. This means tatami (straw) floor mats and futons. Tatami is soft, springy and breathes well in the summer, and has a grassy, herbal fragrance to it. If you are not aware of tatami and its place in Japanese houses and society, please give a little research at first!

Guest access

You will have access to the whole house to yourself and your group. Enjoy the downstairs space where there is a kitchen, living room and a guest room that can sleep a couple of people. Enjoy the small patio space where you can do your washing and the bathroom area with separate toilet, shower and sink area. Then go upstairs and enjoy the two traditional tatami-mat bedrooms. There is a small balcony up there too, though please be careful when using it!

Interaction with guests

I don't live at the premises, though I am a 15 minute drive away. I give my guests space to enjoy themselves (and I hope they are respectful of the quiet neighbourhood!). We have a 24hr booking team to answer questions quickly, and I answer any questions they can't as soon as I can (given work and sleep constraints :D )

Other things to note

We also provide a curated list of recommended places to visit for each of our properties (and some of the more central areas too) which we update regularly. We hand-pick these places for each area to give the best balance of accessibility even if you don't speak or read Japanese, while still giving you some suggestions a little more off the beaten track compared to standard guide-books.

We are also software developers, and are working on apps to make your life a little easier when travelling. We have finished our first app aimed at travellers, a cool little app that explains dietary requirements such as Pescatarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free in any language. While we can't share this here, we do share this out with our check-in information. We hope it is of some use to some people!

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 8
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Wireless Internet

Extra people £14 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £34
Weekly Discount: 18%
Weekend Price £109 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed, 2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 2
3 floor mattresses
Bedroom 3
2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

Please understand that this is a really quiet and traditional neighbourhood. The walls are very thin, so please keep voices down after 10:30 as well as the TVs volume!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Moses User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time here. It was such a nice place and felt very authentic. The area was very nice and chill but still easy to get into town. We would definately stay here again!

Juçaira User Profile
August 2017
Not an easy place to find but when you come back home at the end of the day and you can ride the bicycle around is very nice! You can go deep in japanese way of life, with incredible small restsurants around

An-Hong User Profile
August 2017
The price is affordable and we enjoy very much.

Marieje User Profile
August 2017
Our family of five had a great time in Kyoto and found this location ideal. We enjoyed riding the bikes along the river into town. The location is convenient with busses directly to the station and shops nearby. The house is as described, clean and convenient. Recommended.

Tommy User Profile
July 2017
A peaceful atmosphere. Easy to travel to other places , near 下鴨神社

Brian User Profile
July 2017
The place is a bit far from kyoto station or the main shopping streets to walk to, but it's a 30 minute bus ride from everything. The tatami smell was strong when we first entered but to honest it was a unique homey smell. Overall, the place was awesome and roomy for the price.

James User Profile
June 2017
Nice spacious house in a quiet family-oriented neighbourhood. Easy access to several convenient bus lines. Bit of a hike to nearest subway/train station. Great location with access to the rivers, Shimogamo shrine and the botanical garden. Our family of four, including a three year old and an 8 month old, were happy there during our two week stay.

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Kyoto, JapanJoined in August 2013
Liam User Profile

I have been working and living in Japan for 9 years, the last 4 of these are in Kyoto. I love it here and hope you do too!

I run a small software studio called NEKOLOGIC. The profits of our Airbnb endeavours go back into software development, where we hope to make things that are of use and fun to travellers to both Kyoto and everywhere else.

Our first app is called NomNomNom: Travel and Eat Freely - an app to help those with special dietary requirements (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Peanut Allergy etc.) explain this in multiple languages when they travel. We can't share the URL here but please do search the full title on your favorite search engine :)

We are also working on games to help people learn Japanese in a fun way! Watch this space!

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

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