We had a terrific stay for 5 nights. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking in for 7 people, the beds and futons were very comfortable, and the location was convenient for seeing the sites, grabbing a bus or getting a cab. The most helpful thing of all was the service provided by the rental office. Having provided us with a cell phone to call them directly, they were immediately responsive to every request and extremely helpful. Overall, a wonderful place to stay in an amazing city.
Location on quiet street offers great access to Kyoto's outstanding transit system. Five minute walk to bus stop connects with train station and other parts of the city. It's also easy to get a cab, and cab fares in Kyoto are super reasonable. Neighborhood is not trendy, so area restaurants are small in number and size, but welcoming when you find them. House is comfortable, well lighted, and well equipped, though television has no English channels and second floor might not work well with visitor with mobility issues due to steep stairway. Check in was a breeze. Akiko (owner) always provided quick response to queries before and during the trip
We had a splendid time in this Machiya. Very nice & tidy house. Everything from laundry to detergent to cooking utensils and amenities were available. All you need to buy is food and drinks. Bus and tram lines are within short reach. Very quiet neighbourhood.
Owners were easily reachable while preparing the trip (incl. very quick answers) and always nice.
Easy check in and check out procedure.
This is a beautiful machiya and an excellent location within Kyoto. It is within walking distance to many temples, shrines, restaurants, and shopping. Also very close proximity to bus and subway stations too.
The machiya itself was perfect-the environment, design, furnishings, etc., and with details to attention (even providing the washing powder, paper products, tea, fully equipped kitchen with utensils, etc.)
The rooms were comfortable and cosy. The staff was very friendly and attentive and only around when requested. The wi-fi was very fast and there were English options available on the television through YouTube, etc.
We had a great experience and we will definitely recommend the apartment to others as well!
The house was lovely. It was cosy but big enough that 4 of us stayed there for two weeks without feeling like we were falling over each other.
The two tatami rooms are beautiful, one with samurai armour and the other with a wedding kimono. The futons were actually very comfortable! I'm told that the western beds were comfortable too.
The dining, sitting and kitchen area was nice but we couldn't get the Netflix to work and make use of the nice big TV but that's probably just us not being able to work it out!
The bathroom was my favourite room in the house because the bath was so lovely!
It's easy to get around from here, lots of busses go past and it's not far from the river, you can walk or cycle along the river path to reach places like the downtown area.
There's a couple of supermarkets close to the house too and some nice little places to eat.
The owners were very helpful and organised soccer tickets for us as well as giving us the suggestion of going to the flea market which we didn't know about.
We really enjoyed our stay here!
I look forward to coming back to Kyoto myself with my best friend in a years time and I'd love to stay here again