You can have a cup of coffee in the morning time with the mountain view!Wabi-sabi goldfish basin.
Mountain view retreat 4
Hosted by Koji & Miho
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Unique Kyoto experience.
Hillside artist residences
(formally students apartments)
with spectacular views.
The room is clean and well organized.
Fresh air and lovely people.
You would have some new experiences as if you live in Kyoto.

The space

This room has a private toilet inside.
Showers are shared.

We have bikes for rent at the cheapest price in Kyoto!
Please make a reservation if you would like to use them.
Kyoto is a bike friendly city and many of our guests enjoy riding bikes to explore the city.

We have 5 other rooms besides this room.
Our 6 rooms are all located in the same area.
Check the other rooms from our profile page.

The room is part of a set of studios and shared facilities that are built into the side of a hill in the north-west part of Kyoto city.

There are two shared coin showers and coin dryer* outside the room.
The showers are outside of your room and you need to walk down about three storied open air steps to get to and walk up to come back to your room.
*Coin laundry is 100 JPY/1h.

The room includes mini-kitchen,sink,fridge,rice cooker,dishes,cups,pans,cutlery,and free WiFi.
There is a sink and a gas heater in the mini-kitchen,so you can cook your meal.

Guest access

Your room,shared toilet,coin shower,coin laundry,and our "botanical common space".

There are people living in the other rooms,so please behave yourself and enjoy your daily living of Kyoto life.

Interaction with guests

We will try to come to "Kinkakuji-michi" bus stop by car to pick you up on your arrival and give you a ride there on your check out.
We will also show you the room and explain how to use it.

Other things to note

-Check-in time-
We try to accept early check-ins,so ask the hosts about it.
We don't accept late check-ins after 8pm.

Normal bikes(City type and cross type); 500yen per a day.
E-bikes(electric assist type); 800yen per a day.
The number is limited,so please make a reservation if you would like to keep one.

-Long stay-
Long stay negotiable.

Wireless Internet

Extra people £14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £14
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

We cannot accept the check-ins on the 21st of October.
We cannot accept both of the check ins and check outs on the 31st of December and 1st of January.

Please read through the whole listing before completing your booking.

Let us know your estimated time of arrival in advance at the latest one day before since we have our own works that need to be scheduled.

Smoking is prohibited in your room.
There is a smoking area outside the room.
Please use the room clean and tidy for the next guests.

We try to accept early check-ins,so contact us if you would like to.
We also would like you to get to our nearest bus stop "Kinkakuji-michi" (金閣寺道) by 8pm.







Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

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96 Reviews

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Jacob User Profile
September 2017
Staying here was a truly wonderful and unique experience. Miho picked me up personally from the nearest bus stop and dropped me off there, whereas the accommodation itself was so beautiful, well-furnished and well looked-after. Would definitely return!

Phil User Profile
July 2017
Great if you want a quite retreat away from the bustle of the city. Hire an electric bike from Miho and Koji to tackle the hill back up from the bus stop and get around the local temples. It was a welcome change from the chaos of Tokyo that we had just left

Philippa User Profile
May 2017
Koji and Miho's mountain retreat is really beautiful and peaceful. They are lovely people, welcoming and kind and on hand to help. They picked us up from the bus stop which is about 35 minutes from Tokyo station as described. Great room, great value.

Tom User Profile
April 2017
The room was very homely with everything you need, and the terrace was a nice space too. We really enjoyed renting bikes and cycling around, and the location was convenient for lots of that while being quiet and restful. Thanks!

Mina User Profile
January 2017
A perfect peaceful place to spend New Year! Koji picked us up from the bus station and gave us a really thorough run through of directions and amenities, alongside some great tips about places to eat and visit. The room was lovely and very clean, with a comfy bed (+ electric blanket!). The communal space looked beautiful too - I am only sorry we didn't have enough time to hang out there. Koji and Miho are lovely hosts who really go out of there way to make their guests feel welcome. We look forward to staying here again next time we come to Kyoto :)

James User Profile
November 2015
Koji & Miho are great hosts! Very friendly and accommodating, often going out of their way to help. The space was perfect for me and in the most idyllic setting. Only wish I could have stayed longer!

Holger User Profile
November 2015
I had a great experience staying at this great place. It offers you a very relaxing and quiet stay in Kyoto surrounded by beautiful mountains. Located near some of the best sights in Kyoto like the famous Golden Temple and Ryoan-ji rock garden. Koji is such a great host who makes you instantly feel welcomed. He even picked me up and dropped me off to the bus stop. I highly recommend staying here!

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Kyoto, JapanJoined in February 2015
Koji & Miho User ProfileKoji & Miho is a superhost.

We are Koji and Miho .
Koji performs concierge duties and is an accomplished accessory craftsman (gold and silver smith) with an interest in the Japanese minute arts such as 19th century Netsuke.
Often goes to Kyoto museums as well as places of cultural interests across Japan.
With a passion for growing vegetables,traveling and movies.
Miho is a mother of 2 sons,organic cook, and an architect,loves different kinds of music.
We love nature,the flash moments through the relationship between nature and human activity.

Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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