2F tatami room (bed room 1) The view of whole WASHITSU which is combined with three rooms, tatami rooms and living room)

Private room

6 guests

2 Bedrooms

6 Beds

Private room

6 guests

2 Bedrooms

6 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

We refurbished a two-story house and a guest house on the same property of 280 sq.m that our family has lived since 1928. WASHITSU is upstairs of the main house and HANARE is a guest house which is in the back yard. The house is located about 8 minutes walk from JR Kyoto station.

The space

Before booking, please read our entire description carefully to see if the space is a good fit for your needs.

We have HANARE and WASHITSU on the same property. Kitchen, Dining room, Bathroom on the first of the main house and the garden are SHARE SPACE. See the house map.

WASHITSU (about 58 s.q. m) on the second floor for 6 guests maximum: It is combined tree rooms, two tatami bed rooms (bed room 1 & 2) and a wooden floor room with a toilet. We refurbished a toilet, wooden floor and changed tatami mats. Some part of the room stays as an original since 1928.

-Two tatami mat rooms (bed room 1 & 2)
-Wooden floor room between tatami rooms
-Traditional futons for sleeping
-AC for heating/cooling in each tatami room

Guest access

Share Kitchen, Dining room, Bathroom on the first of the main house and the garden with other guests who stay in HANARE which is backyard of the garden. We clean share space and work on the garden in daytime.

★Kitchen is fully equipped with everything to make your stay feel like home.
-Microwave / oven
-Cooking equipment and lots of crockery
-Induction hot plate
-Electric kettle

★Dining room has a large balcony facing to the garden.
-Large dining tables and comfortable dining chairs
-Free Wi-Fi

★Bathroom with a spot garden
-Soaking tub/shower
-Hair dryer
-Washing machine

Interaction with guests

We meet when our guests arrive and leave the house. We usually stay at FREEK which is the next to our house's entrance from 10 am to 5 pm, so you are always welcome to meet us there. We can advise you for sightseeing, the best place to eat out, shopping etc. We can also talk about music!

Other things to note

-WASHITSU is NOT an entire house.
-We ask for the guests to have an authorized ID.
-We ask for photocopy of guests' passports as Japanese law.
-We only accept the guests who arrive at our house on the first day (arrival day) NOT later than 10:00 p.m.
- Let us know your children's age including babies in advance.
- No charge for a baby under 12 months (1 year old).

The space
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £22 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £36
Security Deposit: £145
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM.

-Please read entire description first.
-It's a room rent NOT an entire house.
-kitchen, dining room and bath room are shared.
-Please use shared spaces quietly consideration for our neighbors and anyone who may be asleep in the house at especially late night.
-No smoking entire house including the garden.
-No unannounced guests and strangers to bring the house
-Please turn off lights, AC when you go out.
-Please keep clean the house like your own.
-We charge as an additional guest for a child who is over 12 months.
-Let us know member of your guest.
-We meet the guests on the arrival day and give the house key directly.
-We take passport copy for all of the guests by Japanese law.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay.
From May 27 - 28, 2017 the minimum stay is 1 night.

88 Reviews

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Josephine User Profile
May 2017
Very nicely decorated place and a very convenient location! Hosts were very helpful and welcoming. Neighborhood is lively yet not noisy at night. Just a mere 5 min walk to Kyoto station as well. Definitely a great place to stay in when in Kyoto!

Annabel User Profile
April 2017
Haruo and Kazuko's place is a home that exudes character. It is a traditional Kyoto home that has interesting history in its upstairs room and furniture. The attraction in this property is in its simplicity. The garden is a unique serene feature to rest and while preserving the traditional aspects in the home and bedrooms, modern functionality was introduced in the laundry, bath and kitchen areas. The long dining table is a gem for family meals! The home is near Kyoto Station thus is very convenient for acess to transportation and dining places and purchases. Most of all, we cannot thank our hosts enough for going out of their way especially Kazuko-san to help us when our son fell ill and had to be taken to the hospital. We will always have good memories of Japan and its people because of Haruo and Kazuko's kindness️

Miaca User Profile
April 2017
Very nice and spacious accommodation. Friendly hosts! Thank you very much!

Bill User Profile
April 2017
This is a lovely combination of a traditional building and modern facilities with the bonus of some great outside space

Melissa User Profile
April 2017
We loved staying at Haruo and Kazuko' s place. We stayed in the beautiful tatami rooms upstairs. Everything was perfect and Haruo and Kazuko were fantastic hosts.

Kee Fatt User Profile
April 2017
Visited Kyoto in April 2017 and had a chance to stay in Haruo And Kazuko's place (WASHITSU) for 3 nights. It was a perfect option for small group of friend or family. The house is very near to the Kyoto Station (about 5 minutes walk) and easy to find. I would strongly recommend this place if you want to experience the Japanese traditional house or first time visit to Japan. Personally i like the lovely shared living room, kitchen and the courtyard, and of course not forget the romantic open concept bathroom.

Esther User Profile
April 2017
It's a pretty special and perfect place. Haruo and Kazuko are so kind and speaks fluent English. Really recommended to everyone.

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Haruo And Kazuko User ProfileHaruo And Kazuko is a superhost.

Hi, I'm Haruo, I was born and raised in this Kyoto house, and my partner, Kazuko was born and raised in Osaka. I've been running a music store for more than 30 years, and now started 'FREEK' at the store in this house. Kazuko just has finished the second university for studying applied linguistics at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. We both love music and meeting people from different countries and cultures. We also love cats and dogs. We have two grown up children, one is living in Osaka and the other is living in LA.

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