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Historic and Elegant Suite in a Former Ryokan

Kojiro And Seanacey User Profile
Kojiro And Seanacey

Historic and Elegant Suite in a Former Ryokan

Entire guest suite
6 guests3 bedrooms0 beds1 bathroom
6 guests
3 bedrooms
0 beds
1 bathroom
Sparkling clean
11 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Kojiro And Seanacey is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.

Fully licensed with the city of Kyoto as a lodging provider.

Travel back in time at Kinse: 250-year history with modern amenities. The suite spans the 2nd floor, and has AC, soaking tub, wi-fi, Japanese futon bedding, and tatami floors. Easy bike/transit access to all Kyoto sights. (Please note: NO kitchen.)


Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 2
2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 3
2 floor mattresses


483 Reviews

Melissa User Profile
July 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at Kinse. It was a truly unique space to spend our time in Kyoto. The train station was only a 5-10 minute walk away which made travelling around Kyoto very easy. There were also some good local restaurants to try. The bar area downstairs was…
Chris User Profile
June 2019
This flat was the finest place we've ever stayed. If you shut your eyes you can feel the history of the building seeping into you. It's got all the looks of a traditional ryokan, except you are left to your own devices and it's a million times cheaper. But most importantly for us…
Alex User Profile
May 2019
Mu family and I had a wonderful stay in Kojiro and Seanacey's ryokan. The building is the real deal and the whole stay was very authentic. Seanacey was also extremely helpful with recommendations and prompt with responses to all of our question. The other member of the band…
Susan User Profile
April 2019
Amazing atmosphere in historic and beautifully restored building. We had the whole top floor so lots of space and comfy futon beds.
Ed User Profile
April 2019
This 200 year old ryōkan takes your breath away. With the paper shōji framing the late-blooming cherry tree outside, a film-set couldn’t have created a more beautiful archetypal Japanese room. The Western “parlour” provides a fun, slightly salacious contrast. Kojiro, Seanacey…
Paul User Profile
April 2019
Experienced both the historic kinse inn and the modern machiya conversion round the corner. - old and new Kyoto in a nutshell
David User Profile
January 2019
Amazing place to stay. The hosts were lovely. Will stay here without question when I return to Kyoto. Highly recommended

Hosted by Kojiro And Seanacey

Kyoto, JapanJoined in June 2012
Kojiro And Seanacey User Profile
745 Reviews
1 Reference
Kojiro And Seanacey is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Kojiro spent most of his school days in Tokyo but moved back to his hometown, Kyoto, 10 years ago and is now running the cafe/bar. Seanacey is originally from Portland, Oregon and teaches flower arranging. We met in 2006 in the States and got married in June 2013. We look…
Interaction with guests
We love hosting and helping our guests make the most of their time in Kyoto. We're always glad to provide recommendations, directions, help with reservations, etc. Just ask! Occasionally, if we are away from Kyoto, our staff member Hiroki will be there to help you with…
Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Kojiro And Seanacey’s place.
Kojiro And Seanacey
Hiroki helps host.

The neighborhood


House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM and check out by 11AM