Newly renovated Kyoto style two-story townhouse (machiya/町家) for 2-5 guests with two bedrooms, living, island kitchen and dining, and mini garden, in a peaceful residential areas near the city's longest traditional mom and pot shopping street.
10 min by four free bikes to Golden Pavilion (金閣寺) and Kamogawa river (鴨川). Great location to explore the north including Kamigamo-shrine (上賀茂神社), Daitoku-ji (大徳寺), Silver Pavilion (銀閣寺), Ryoan-ji (龍安寺), Ninna-ji (仁和寺), and Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所).
The townhouse was used for weaving yarn into a traditional Kyoto textile (Nishijin-ori) by the house resident but then 94 years old wooden house was fully renovated into a modern design while maintaining the original house structure (pillars, beams, the roof, etc.) and atmosphere.
The living is floored with white thermo tiles with a set of Scandinavian furniture (sofa and TV board) and British coffee table on top.
The island kitchen area is fully equipped for cooking, which is next to the dining area with a pine made dining table and chairs and bamboo groove decoration.
The flooring bedroom contains two single beds (plus one extra bedding) and two thick curvy wooden beams can be enjoyed under the house roof.
The house is also fully equipped by high-techs such as a 40 inch wide full high resolution TV, a free wireless LAN, a BOSE wireless Bluetooth speaker, a cell phone as taxi/owner pager, an air conditioner (for both summer and winter) for each of all three rooms, an automatic wash and dryer machine, toilet with washlet function. All of these will well support and entertain your life as if you are at home.
You have access to the entire house except:
- The storage with a sliding door besides the island kitchen
- Drawers on island kitchen side
- TV board drawers
Interaction with guests
Host is happy to:
- Book restaurants for guests under the name of guest
- Walk through the neighbor (20 min or so)
- Have meals/coffee together
Other things to note
Cancellation fee: If it is defined as "Strict" or 厳格 (where only 50% is refunded), I will return 70% if the notice is in advance of 30 days from the check in date
If you are concerned about the location such as "located relatively in the north and/or 15 min walk to the nearest subway station” or "may be a bit small for 4 to 5 adults" do check out the below property (by the same owner)
★The house is spacious enough up to 6 persons, especially its living space in the 1st floor (a living, a dining, a tea room, and a big entrance hall)
★3 min to the nearest station Saiin (西院), which is direct to Gion祇園/Kawaramachi河原町, Arashiyama嵐山, and Osaka (and Kinkakuji by bus). There are two supermarkets within 30 sec to 2 min walk.
- No smoking
- Please follow the waste management instruction on the wall of dining kitchen
This host has 98 reviews for other properties.View other reviews
Hello, I am working in a foreign professional firm and the apartment and machiya style house are my second houses in Kyoto. I picked these places because I wanted to stay away from busy, hectic work during weekends.
I was a mechanical engineer for eight years after university and earned an MBA in the US before joining the current firm. I like travelling both domestic and overseas and love talking with all different kinds of people from different cultures. I am also a big fan of great food in Kyoto and Kansai areas. One day I'd like to move to Kyoto and this is my first step to be closer to and familiar with the city. I stay once or twice in Kyoto over the weekend but since this place is so nice, I'd like to share this fun with some other people coming from outside of Japan.