~ kyoto downtown shijo karasuma ~
~ kyoto downtown shijo karasuma ~
6 guests
2 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

as the photos show, this house is special. beautiful traditional design.
the location is amazing—the heart of kyoto city.
sorry, no young children, so before making a booking request,
please send an inquiry & explain about your group.

The space

• the house has 2 floors
• 2F = two beautiful tatami rooms, kitchen, toilet
• 1F = one tatami living room, sink, shower, toilet
• like new inside
• comfortably sleeps 4 adults (5~6 if you need… )
• experience beautiful & traditional styling & interior—all natural materials: wood, tatami, fusuma doors & shoji windows

Guest access

• guests have access to the entire house

Interaction with guests

• when checking in the first time it is necessary that one of us escorts you to the house—please arrange your schedule with your host
• we can be contacted at all times
• your host is nearby
• let us know if you prefer to be on your own, or you would like to meet & chat

Other things to note

• two toilets is very rare in houses in kyoto city!
• great for small groups or adult families (no kids, sorry… )
• the house is in a common neighborhood—it is necessary to be very quiet & to obey all rules

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 2
2 floor mattresses
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

• no children:
please understand that young children are not allowed in this house (this information is clearly written on the listing page as well)
if you have young children, please contact us about other houses that we host
• no smokers:
smokers are not allowed to book this house. if there is a smoker in your group, please contact us about other houses that we offer.

• a member of our team must escort you to the house on your arrival day—therefore it is necessary to arrange a check-in time that coincides with our availability
• you must pick up the luggage when passing thru the walkway from the street to the entrance of the house, both upon arrival, and departure, please.

• it is a private residence—not a hotel
• quiet is very important—do not disturb the neighbors
• keep the windows closed when chatting after dark
• speak in a low voice—always consider the neighbors
• do not stand outside the front door chatting or talking on the cellphone
• return to the house at a decent hour—not after midnite or too late

around the house
• do not park bicycles in front of the house—ask us for guidance regarding bicycle parking
• no smoking in the house, no smoking outside of the house
• do not throw out any trash—ask us about how to dispose of the garbage
• be clean, kind & courteous—just like your japanese neighbors!

in the house
• remove your shoes at the entranceway of the house
• no liquids on the tatami or woods surfaces

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - there is pay parking very near the house.


108 Reviews

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David User Profile
July 2017
The perfect place to stay in Kyoto.

Katie User Profile
April 2017
We had the most perfect stay in Kyoto and Akemi was the most amazing host. After following the detailed directions she provided, she met us on our arrival gave us fantastic recommendations of things to do / restaurants...even helping us book restaurants and keeping in contact over what's ap during our stay. Her home was very clean and beautiful traditional Japanese style. It is situated right next to a lovely little shrine in a very central spot. Would definitely recommend, we absolutely loved it :)

Rebecca User Profile
October 2016
Akemi was an excellent host and the house was exactly as described. The location is great - perfect for the food market around the corner and for great restaurants by the canal in the evenings, but also good for getting out to some of the shrines in the north west of the city.

Richard&Maria User Profile
October 2017
Akemi & Anthony are terrific hosts. Real pleasure, helped us in having a fabulous visit in such an incredible country. House is genuine Japanese at lovely area in Kyoto. They are simply the best!

Sandra User Profile
September 2017
We loved this Airbnb. We had great information and directions from our host. The house is very authentic and is located in a small laneway just of a street that runs parallel to and one block from the main street and is in a fantastic central position in downtown Kyoto, very close to Shijo station which is 2 stops from kyoto station. We ate in restaurants in our street nearly every night (try Taichi exit the laneway and turn left and 200 m down on the left and the one immediately across from the little laneway the house is on). The house was simple, clean and spacious. We were two couples so one couple slept upstairs and one downstairs. The house was very well supplied with everything you need in the bathroom, laundry and kitchen and there was ample bedding. We would highly recommend it.

Lena User Profile
September 2017
The location was amazing! The place is very clean and nice. Traditional Japanese apartement with 2 stories. The beds were traditional, but very comfortable. May be tricky for a larger person though, our host was very accommodating, so maybe message in advance if that's the case. Also the staircase leading up was very very steep - i felt very athletic making it up and down it - i can see it being an issue for an older person. Since there were 2 levels one can always stay on the first level, once again may be good to coordinate with the host in advance. The place was really close to everything we wanted. It was clean, and well taken care of. Considering how small some of the other apartments where we stayed were, this was very large and comfortable, plenty of room for probably up to 8 people.

Camille User Profile
August 2017
Good place to stay in a dynamic and central district

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