Location: Close to 3 train/subway stations. Close proximity to convenience stores, restaurants and coffee shops. About 6 subway stations away from the commercial nightlife/shopping area of Pontocho / Shijo / Gion. A 5 minute walk to the #2 voted shrine called Inari among 15,000 shrines in Kyoto.
House: The house appeared to have been built recently (within 5 years). The living room / Kitchen area was large enough for 8 people to socialize and have meals. Kitchen was well equipped with cooking utensils. Well stocked with coffee and tea. Great for children. Plenty of beds, in fact, too many for the 8 of us.
Owner: Bliss was always prompt with her responses. Felt like she was always next to me.
Gym: No gym nearby. No public pool nearby. There is a small canal in front of the house for a good jog. There are 4 bicycles at the house which you can use to cruise around Kyoto. You will be walking around Kyoto a lot for your daily exercise.
Sightseeing: Easy access to the main temples in Kyoto. Also direct train straight to Nara (about 70 minutes away).
Overall rating: the best possible 5 star rating.
We spent 2 weeks in Japan, staying in a range of hotels and apartments. Bliss house in Kyoto was perfect for us (2 adults, 2 grandparents, 1 child). The house is located a couple of minutes from the Inari shrine but far enough way to avoid the crowds. It looks out over a canal, which we walked along most mornings.
There are two different train lines within easy walking distance, to get to Kyoto CBD and Nara. The Fresco supermarket, a couple of minutes walk away, sold everything we needed.
The house is excellent, very modern, a well-equipped kitchen, laundry and plenty of space to relax in between taking in everything that Kyoto has to offer.
Very close to both JR and subway train stations, also the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Suited the 6 of us really well, very nice modern house.
Everything we needed -space and facilities.
The best feature however was the proximity to the village centre and local train station - also recommend Vermillion Coffee shop
I stayed here for 3 nights. There were 5 adults and 2 children. Very comfortable place. Very clean and large kitchen/dining area. Bedrooms very simple. Could do with a table or shelf to put your things on. Highly recommend this place and would stay again. Conveniently located a few minutes walk from Inari Station. Fushimi Inari is roght opposite the Inari train station .
Thank you Bliss for a wonderful stay.