This is as close one gets to experience Japanese everyday life, even though we don't know the neighbors or take part in the working day.
Out hosts were attentive and helpful, making our trip to Kyoto easier than it might have been without them. The house felt spacious because of its exceptionally well planned layout. It was charming and comfortable.
Bicycle rentals recommended.
Serendipity at Kyoto offers a unique possibility to enjoy a typical Japanese house in a wonderful and friendly environment. We had a very warm welcome by the host ans spent three wonderful days at that place. The house is ideally situated close to the imperial palace, bus stops and a nearby subway station. Thus all tourist sites are easily accessible by public transports. The close environment offers various nice restaurants (follow the recommendations of the host!) and shops. Highly recommended for all who want to enjoy Japanese life in the beautiful town of Kyoto. We will certainly come again when we are in Kyoto.
Serendipity at Kyoto suited our family just perfectly during our recent trip through Japan. The rooms were large and comfortable with much needed heaters in the 2 bedrooms and the living area. The kitchen was adequate and Chie the owner was very responsive and helpful. One thing to suggest is that for Western or older visitors the living room could use a small sofa or chairs as sitting on the floor all the time takes some getting used to.
So nice a place to stay!
I went to Kyoto with my family last December.
The host is kind and friendly.
I hope I stay again.