About this listing
76 years old traditional house located on the hill,
Very sophisticated area, quiet and peaceful, surrounded by the nature with stone garden with big Hinoki Bath.
Convenient for East area of Kyoto such as world heritage "Silver Temple" and many more.
20mins to downtown, 30mins from Kyoto station by Taxi.
4 different seasons which usual hotels would not have.
Suitable for family or couple who loves to relax in a gorgeous traditional house with less money, and Host is wonderful ;)
1 tatami room 2 futons
1 bedrooms 2 beds
1 Big Hinoki Bath +shower
1 Living/Dining Room
1 normal bath room + shower
The space we have is Japanese traditional "washitu" with tatami mats, and futon room that is facing the garden.
We have upstairs that can see the Kyoto area with Tatami room.
you can use living room as well.
The Big Hinoki Bath can hold 4 people at once
suitable for family bath time.
Every room has Air Conditioner and Gas Fun heater
1st room Tatami room 2 Futons
2nd room 2 Semi double beds
- 1 table 6 chairs
- 1 low table with 6 cushions
- dishes for 6 people
- Glasses for 6 people
- House Guide
- Guide Books
-Enough Pans to cook food.
-little selection seasoning
Bathroom has heating system
1 Bed room - Double Bed 2 lights
1 small room with low table 3 cushions
Air conditioner & Gas fan heater
Here is some comments of the house from the guests:
"We had 2 amazing nights staying at Jinn's house in Kyoto. We were drawn the to the traditional look and feel of the photos and it was even more beautiful when we arrived. The house is very spacious and it was certainly very indulgent for us (just the two of us) to have the whole place to ourselves! Jinn has a great attention to detail - we loved all the beautiful plates / crockery and the furnishings around the house. A highlight included looking through the window while having my morning tea and spotting a huge deer looking straight back at me! But most of all we really enjoyed meeting Jinn in person, who met us on arrival and was so nice and helpful, taking us through the house and explaining to us how to get around on the bus etc. He even took us to a flea market in a temple the day that we arrived that we wouldn't have known about / found otherwise. Thank you again Jinn! We will be back!"
"We couldn't possibly be more pleased with our experience at Jinn's house. Traditional, spacious, well equipped with an amazing garden that is a wonder by it's self. Jinn was an amazing host. Always ready to answer all our messages within minutes. Polite, well organised and punctual. We definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for an authentic Kyoto experience."
5 Reasons you should Book this house
1: Even better than Machiya
Machiya is traditional in town area but This house is very spacious and super traditional with Japanese garden.
Plus It has Big Hinoki Bath now.
2: Super Quiet Neighborhood yet still convenient
You can hear birds singing. hardly no cars passes yet 24H convenient store and super market is 8 mins walk away.
3: There is Bus to everywhere.
Bus to Ginkakuji 5 mins
Bus to Kinkakuji 37mins
Bus to Downtown 20mins
Bus to Kiyomizu Temple
20mins to downtown and walk to GION
Bus to Kyoto Station 50 mins
Bus and train to Arashiyama 1 hour
4: Really nice Cafe is close
Prinz Cafe, Sougen Cafe
5: This area of Kyoto is very expensive area to own the house.
it is rare to have airbnb around this area with big Japanese Garden.
The house faces south so the sunshine is just really really nice.
3 Reasons you might not want to Book Yagi Shirakawa Tei
1: 20 minutes to Downtown.
It is either you want to stay in the spacious house in peace with quiet neighborhood or small house that can be loud in downtown area. 20 mins to downtown is not that bad. the bus comes every 15-20 mins. 230 yen per ride.
2: Slope to the house is hard.
walking down to the street is easy but walking up to the house is breath taking I mean tough. so I recommend to take taxi the first day if you have many luggage.
But the view from the house is very nice and since it is remote from the city, its quiet and peaceful
3. If you dislike nature in the summer
The house is surrounded by nature
we live together on earth with animals (dear might show up) and bugs such natural creatures.
If you don't like them, you should just book hotels.
F A Q
Q How convenient to Downtown?
A The Bus comes every 10-20 minutes to Downtown and takes about 20 minutes. Shijo Kawaramachi bus stop
Q What is closest bus stop?
A Kitashirakawa Bettocho or Kitashirakawa Shibusecho
Q How do we get to your house from Kyoto Station?
A I really recommend to take a Taxi from the Kyoto Station
it will be around (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)yen~ it takes about 30mins
There is MK TAXI on south of Kyoto station. They are so polite and cheap taxi with good manner so I recommend you to go south of Kyoto station for MK taxi station (ask if you don't know where it is)
Q Can I use the whole house?
A Yes. You will have as much privacy as possible.
Q Can I cook in the Kitchen?
A Yes! there is enough equipment to cook and little selection of seasonings
Q Is the house yours or your parents?
A Yes it is mine! I bought the house 2015 and I reformed myself.
I would like to live here in future.
Q Is the house safe?
A it is quite expensive area to own the house in kyoto. Everyone around is nice.
Q What is the best way to get to your house?
A If you are coming from Kansai airport
I recommend to take MK SHUTTLE BUS (please search on Internet)
The shuttle bus will take you to my house directly door to door service. It is cheaper than Train + taxi and it goes directly to my house. It is 4200yen per person and they can carry the luggage as well. It takes about 2:45-3 hours. I recommend to reserve one month before for this service.
Q is it ok if we arrive late ?
A if you would like to check in late
I might be able to welcome you but it depends on my schedule.. It takes 30 mins to explain about the house so It will get late
Interaction with guests
- I can tell you what is good spot to site seeing in Kyoto.
just ask me anything!
-If you would like to have a beer or know how to have fun in Kyoto.
Let me know!
Other things to note
The house is surrounded by the nature, you may encounter some nature bugs which all the house around here should have, if you have a garden.
I hope you would understand.
Since the house is up on the hill, you might find it hard to crime up the hill to get to the house. however many elderly people living here.
Non smoking around the house
I strongly suggest to take a taxi the first arrival to the House.
It's 30mins by a taxi to the House and costs about 3000yen to 3500yen. 20mins to downtown Shijo by a bus no.3.
15mins by a taxi.
- About Check in -
Please arrive to the House by 15:00~17:00.
If you are arriving before or after this time or running behind schedule, please let me know as soon as possible.
if you are not be able to make it on time, or gets really over this time, I could not promise you to open as your wish, since I maybe working on that time. I will make my schedule according to your check in or check out schedule.
- About Check out -
Check out is 10:00 am.
If you are leaving before this time,
Please let me know as well.
I can call the taxi for you if you need.
-About communication -
I can only speak English and Japanese, so if you don't speak English, it's hard for me to explain about the house.
or Please use Airbnb translation system.
Please kindly take off your shoes at the entrance.
Please clean dishes after you used them.
and turn off all the lights and heater, any electricity.
Please lock the door when you leave the house.
Please do not smoke in the house nor the garden.
Please respect Neighborhood to be quiet as possible after 8PM.
Please recycle / Paper, Plastic, cans and bins, burnable, etc
Thank you so much for understanding. : )
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
My name is Jinn. (pronounce like "Gin" tonic)
I live in Kyoto and managing a photo studio, share office and clothing select shop. I also work as a photographer.
I love art and design, photos, fashion! and I love Ramen!
Recently I started to do hosting for air bnb at where I bought a very traditional Japanese House with great garden. I hope you will love it as much as I do.
the house is so calm and the garden is just amazing.
Basically I am working everyday but I will try my best to communicate and reply really fast!
I am very friendly guy.