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Main bed room on 2nd floor
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52 reviews
Main bed room on 2nd floor
Apperance
Garden
Cypress bath with night view
Cypress bathtub
Wash basin , hair dryer is equiped , amenities ,towels are provided
Living room on 1st floor
Amazing riverview
Bed room on 2nd floor
Courtyard
Entrance
Riverview from the main bed room
Night view of Japanese gerden
Bicycles for the guests
Toilet
Main dinning
Japanese garden
Kamogawa-an and Matsumi-an are the same location and together can accommodate maximum11 people
Kamogawa-an and Matsumi-an are the same location and together can accommodate maximum11 people
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“outstanding!!!”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Great house and great location. Very comfortable... nice bathroom, nice kitchen too! Perfect for seeing kyoto and great access to train station\subway

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Liked best: house is great
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Setteeyut...
Mukdahan, Thailand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Our Second Time -- Still Perfect !”
Reviewed 16 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

This is my second stay at this wonderful K's Villa Kamogawa-an. Just one word -still perfect.

I've made an intensive search for Machiya (traditional japanese townhouse) in Kyoto for my family vacation, and this is by far the best Kyoto Machiya in terms of value for money and view of the river. You can't get any better than this for the price you'd pay for.

I can go on and on about how my family love this Machiya, but to make it short -- here are just some of them.

-elegant design of the Machiya and the garden
-wonderful view of the Kamo River
-nice facilities : cypress bathtub, heated floor, dish washer, complete set of kitchenware
-beautiful art works and furnitures throughout the Machiya
-free bicycles - we all love riding the bicycles along the river.

Thank you K's Villa for our wonderful time.

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Large groups
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Brett M
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“PERFECT place for a small group in Kyoto”
Reviewed 4 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Stayed in Kyoto with wife/daughter (12), brother and mother.

This was my brother and mother's first trip to Japan... and we wanted to give them a more traditional experience without paying too much.

They (and we) loved K's. A very traditional, high-quality feel/vibe with the things we modern folks need today (free wifi/laundry).

Pros:
- Short walk to train/subway stop for access all around Kyoto
- Not too far from Kyoto station
- Discount for breakfast buffet at Zen Cafe (500 yen per person)
- Gorgeous view of the river
- Plenty of space upstairs for we five (mom in own room on single; brother in own room on mat). Wife, daughter and I in the master space upstairs (daughter slept in the window alcove behind a curtain by choice)
- Nifty coffee (to hand grind) in the morning along with tea
- Four free bikes for getting about

Of note the weather was so nice the last night that we just walked back from the restaurant district along the water.

Cons:
- There is only one shower/sink and one toilet (separate spaces). We're used to this, but it does require some planning for getting everyone out the door.

I could not imagine staying anywhere else if we went back to Kyoto!

Liked best: Overall feel of the spot
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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natholian
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful house - but a squash for more than 4 people”
Reviewed 19 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We travelled in a group of 7 and booked this as our only self catering accommodation. It is truly beautiful and very worthwhile staying in. It's well located, with great views. Attention to detail is of course Perfect down to the right number of amenity packs left for each gender in our party. The house is so gorgeous but the following must be noted:

Any more than 5 guest and you lose the sitting room space. It all becomes crowded in the kitchen / dining area.
There is one bath / shower room, again - fine for a small party - for our party the morning queue felt like boarding school.
There is a shower in addition to the cedar bath (the website makes no mention of it - we took a risk but now a reader does not have to). The shower is in the same room as the cedar bath.
At night you can hear every sound in the house - if you have a loud snorer in the group beware. Paper walls!
All in all though we loved the house and would book again if in a smaller group.

I wouldn't bring children or those less mobile - the stairs are perilous (as are most Japanese stairs)

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Liked best: The house is beautiful
Liked least: It's not big enough for 7 people as it is advertised
Travelling group: Friends
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bdale123
Victoria, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful merchant townhouse in Kyoto”
Reviewed 8 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This house was stunning. It was beautifully laid out and decorated, with ample crockery to allow self catering. The futons were much more comfortable than any others we slept on in Japan. The overwhelming feature was it's position on the river, with a huge cherry blossom tree hanging over the river in front of the house.
Our only suggestion is that the staff at K's Villa leave an explanation as to how to use the bath, as we only realised how to use the bath once we visited other ryokans in Japan after our stay at K's Villa ie that you fill it to start with then leave it on and full for the whole stay.

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Liked best: The location and the beauty of the house
Liked least: Not using the bath during the stay
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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