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Welcome to karigane, we are Shimo & Rika! We are living just around the corner, so feel free to ask us anything during your stay.京町屋コテージkariganeへようこそ。私たちはShimo & Rikaです。徒歩3分の所に住んでおりますので、困ったことがありましたらいつでも駆け付けます。#karigane_diaryWe both are learning matcha tea ceremony at Daitokuji temple.私たち夫婦は大徳寺にて茶の湯のお稽古をさせて頂いております。
Kyoto Machiya Cottage "karigane"
Kyoto Machiya Cottage "karigane"
5 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
1 bath

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Authentic tea ceremony house restored into a whole rent cottage, situated in upper west side of Kyoto city, a nice part of town outside the busy area.
1 minute walk from DAITOKUJI temple, a center of tea ceremony in Japan.

SERVICES
1)Luggage Delivery from Kyoto station to the cottage.
2)Rental Bicycle, we have tokyobike.
3)Free Mobile Wi-Fi

WORLD HERITAGE SITES
-GOLDEN TEMPLE:1.8km
-KAMIGAMO SHRINE: 2.5km
-ROYAL PALACE:2.9km
-SHIMOGAMO SHRINE:3.0km
-NIJO CASTLE 3.8km

Amenities
Family/Kid Friendly
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Shampoo
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
5 floor mattresses
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM
Cancellations

15 Reviews

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Sara User Profile
January 2018
The best AirBnB or even hotel experience by far. If you want an experience that you will truly cherish and enjoy to the fullest, Shimo-san and Rika-san’s Karigane cottage will give you just that. They truly are the best hosts. From the moment we stepped in they were warm and welc…
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Response from Shimo & Rika:
Dear Sara, Farah and Laila Thank you so much for staying with us and taking your time to leave us such a great review. You are the loveliest and funniest girls group I've ever met. We love the character of each of you (just like Unagi, Pickles and Rice, as you said) and missing you all so much. Thank you for loving our country, our city and our cottage. We are looking forward to welcoming you all here in Kyoto again. PS: Thank you for introducing us "mochipuyo", you made us addicted to it. If ever we are coming to your country, one of our bag will be filled with it. Your friend, Shimo&Rika
January 2018

Vinay User Profile
October 2017
I would definitely recommend Karigane, a charming ryokan located north of Kyoto's city center. It is nestled in the middle of a quaint neighborhood and gives you the full experience of living like a local. The ryokan is located a lovely 15 minute bike ride from the frequently v…
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Response from Shimo & Rika:
Dear Vinay and Prabhalya I don't know enough vocabulary to tell our thanks for your review. We feel so honored to receive your words for our house, our service and also for ourselves. It was really fun talking with you and going out with you, and we are happy to know that you felt the same way. We love Kyoto, and it's our joy that people coming to Kyoto have memorable days during their stay. Thank you for having such an open mind and believing our suggestions, so glad it worked out well! Meeting someone like you is our pleasure and motivation to run this airbnb. We hope we can see you again in New York or in Kyoto. Thank you very much!
October 2017

奕洁 User Profile
October 2017
Shimo & Rika are the best host I have ever met. They provided very kind and helpful guidance when we in Kyoto. Besides the normal service, they provided the traditional Japanese 'macha' for us, which is very attractive. They designed the house and decorate it themselves, you can …
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Response from Shimo & Rika:
Hi Elaine & Seven Thank you so much for staying with us, and it's so kind of you to write us review! We are glad to know you liked matcha which Shimo made, and also the traditional machiya design. Yes, tatami is lovely point about Japanese traditional architecture. We hope you had nice quiet vacation up here and hope to see you again very soon. Thank you very much.
October 2017

Lois User Profile
August 2017
Amazing machiya & absolutely lovely Japanese style hospitality whilst staying with Shimo & Rika. You won't regret staying at Karigane! We enjoyed the house and the neighbourhood so much we didn't want to leave! Shimo & Rika gave excellent local tips on food and things to do in th…
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Response from Shimo & Rika:
Dear Lois & Josh It was such a pleasure for us to welcome lovely couple like you. Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us such a great review. I'm very happy that you like our machiya experience and also enjoy our neighbors just like you are living in this town. We hope to welcome you back anytime soon. Thank you very much!
August 2017

Melody User Profile
July 2017
Shimo & Rika's place was a perfect place to stay in Kyoto on our mini holiday. It's away from the crowds with great restaurants in the area. The best part about their beautifully self design pad is actually the couple themselves. Shimo & Rika are the kind of hosts you want with y…
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Response from Shimo & Rika:
Thank you so much for staying with us leaving us such a beautiful comment. We are glad to start this place to be able to meet someone like you who has lots of curiosity and unique point of view to see this city. Hope this stay was full of inspiration, and hope to see you again in Kyoto!
July 2017

Nao User Profile
June 2017
Karigane is the newest place so everything is new and clean. We had a wonderful stay in Kyoto. It's located near by Daitoku shine The Golden Pavilion. So you can get there easily in the morning! You can rent a bicycle and your stay will be more comfortable. (You'd better rent …
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Response from Shimo & Rika:
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking your precious time to leave a review for us. It's our honor to receive such a nice comment. We are happy to know that you had a great time in Kyoto. You are always welcome to come back. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Thank you very much.
June 2017

Kana User Profile
May 2017
Thanks to Shimo and Rika, they were wonderful host. They were very welcoming and lots of detailed info about what to do in surrounding area. This place is beautiful. Even better than in photos. Cute tile bath, antique lighting and handmade wooden furnitures. Everything was thou…
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Response from Shimo & Rika:
Thank you so much for staying with us, we are so glad that you had a good time in Kyoto. Hope to see you again :)
May 2017

Kyoto, JapanJoined in August 2014
Shimo & Rika User Profile
Hi! We are Shimo and Rika. After traveling over 40 countries around the world, we settled in Kyoto, this cultural and historical center of Japan. While we were traveling, we always try to talk with locals, eat and enjoy like we live there. We hope we can provide you the unique ex…
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