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Your Pavilion in West Shijo - 3BR Vacation Home w/island kitchen & JP garden

Fully renovated machiya vacation house for multiple families, couples, and friend groups.
8 reviews
Fully renovated machiya vacation house for multiple families, couples, and friend groups.
Wood deck
Internal entrance door
Front view of the house
External gate and wood deck
Wood deck - bamboo and table/chairs installed in 2017
Wood deck with a table and chairs
Ornament above the external gate
Ornament above the external gate
Entrance area seen from the island kitchen
Entrance area
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Look for where this is after checking in...
The combination of a stainless island kitchen and the orange color wall is one of the unique design
Another view of kitchen area
Another view of kitchen area
Dining area
Dining table connected to the island
Entrance hall seen from island kitchen
Brass-made faucet
View of kitchen and living areas (before installing furniture)
Looking up the big opening from the entrance hall
Living area next to the tsuboniwa Japanese garden and the tea room
Living area
Tuboniwa (坪庭) Japanese garden and the tea room seen from the living room
Tea room and the garden
Garden and tea room
Garden and tea room
A view of garden from tea room
Plant in the garden
A view of the garden
Ceiling light in the living room (installed on Sep 2017)
Stairs to the second floor
Mino-washi (美濃和紙粕紙) paper lantern above the stairs (installed on Sep 2017)
Mino-washi (美濃和紙粕紙)paper lantern in the center room of the second floor (installed on Sep 2017)
Center room on the second floor seen from the top of the stairs
Center room facing the big opening and roof window
Center room (can accommodate one double mattress)
Looking up the roof from the center room
Glass sliding doors into the tatami room
Tatami room (can accommodate one double size mattress)
Two cloth pleated screen in the tatami room
Twin room
The twin beds can be combined into an ultra king size bed
Closer look at the two-cloth screen
Three air conditioners equipped in the house
1st floor plan view
2nd floor plan view
House sectional view from the south
House sectional view from the north
Welcome foot light at the entrance
Map of neighborhood (English)
Map of neighborhood (Japanese)
House location relative to the entire city and the Kyoto's 17 World Heritage sites
Hankyu Saiin station entrance (阪急西院駅)
Randen Sai station (嵐電西院駅)
Nishioji Shijo bus stop to go to Golden Pavilion or Kinkaku-ji temple (西大路四条 bus stop to go 金閣寺)
Hankyu (阪急) Oasis supermarket, 2 min walk from the house
Inside Hankyu (阪急) Oasis super market
Inside Hankyu (阪急) Oasis super market
FRESCO supermarket and Times parking (30 second walk from the house)
One of Izakaya (居酒屋) restaurants near the stations
One of Izakaya (居酒屋) restaurants near the stations
Japanese Italian restaurant in machiya 町家.  2 min walk from the house
Jijnrai (神来) ramen shop.  3 min walk from the house
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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
A fully renovated machiya style vacation home with three BRs, island kitchen & dining, tea room and bath tub both facing Japanese garden, and fully equipped with high-tech appliance. 3 min to subway/tram station, 5 min to Kawaramachi / Gion by train, a direct access to Arashiyama and Kinkaku-ji, 13 min taxi from Kyoto station, and 1 min to two supermarkets.

The two-story townhouse consists of a stainless island kitchen in a wide dining area, a living room, a tea room facing a Japanese garden, a spacious entrance hall, an open air wood deck, and a powder/toilet room (with an automatic washer and dryer machine) and a shower/bath room facing the garden on the 1st floor and the master bedroom (either two single beds or a super-king), a tatami room (double), and the center hall (double) on the 2nd floor. The tea room on the 1st floor can...
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Listing #HL8744889
About the Owner
Shimpei Y
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The owner is happy to: - Make restaurant reservations for guests - Have coffee, drink, and/or meal with guests - Provide a big one box car with a driver that can accommodate up to seven persons to guide the city
Reviews from our community
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1 - 3 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 2 June 2018

This was one of the best places we stayed in all of Japan. Shimpei thought of everything one might need. His amenities rivaled some of the nice ryokans we stayed in! The washer/dryer was awesome and the tea room was a nice place to drink...More

Thank ncferris
Management response:Responded 3 June 2018

Hi Ferris and Mike, thank you for staying and leaving the review. It was my pleasure to talk with you two at both check in and out. The Thai restaurant is just a couple of months old and I have not tried either the restaurant...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I am writing my very first review on trip advisor because I would love to share about how great of an experience me, my husband and two kids had at Shimpei's amazing airbnb. Let me start out by commenting on how impressed we were with...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 19 April 2018

Thank you Miriam for the stay AND spending time to write such a detailed and informative comments which should definitely be beneficial to my future guests! Yes, I also didn't feel like we met for the first time but rather felt meeting a friend I...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

A stunning cozy house! Very convenient of transport-1500JPY from Kyotostation and 4 mins walking distance from Shiin station. The house is very comfortable, 2 clean bedrooms with comfy mattresses, big wash room and open kitchen- the stove and microwave are very easy to use and...More

Thank rubywuq
Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

Thank you Ruby for the stay and the review. Yes, it would be cheaper and more convenient to take a taxi from Kyoto station (13 min, 1300-1500 yen) if you have three or four persons. Glad to learn that you fully utilized what the house...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No smoking inside the building. Please smoke outside of the entrance door (and please do NOT smoke on the garden in the back). There is no tooth brush or pajama or yukata...
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 King
    1 Crib
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Select the number of guests
Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 1 night
R 3 776
R 4 016
R 23 283
US$1 751
R 95 258
US$7 164
20 Jul 2018 -
20 Jul 2018
Wheelhouse Market Rate
2 nights
R 3 058
R 3 058
R 18 828
US$1 416
R 77 068
US$5 796
21 Jul 2018 -
21 Jul 2018
Wheelhouse Market Rate
2 nights
R 3 457
R 3 457
R 21 288
US$1 601
R 87 121
US$6 552
22 Jul 2018 -
22 Jul 2018
Wheelhouse Market Rate
2 nights
R 3 191
R 3 191
R 19 653
US$1 478
R 80 419
US$6 048
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: R 931 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The neighbor is a very calm residential area with old townhouses well remained
Getting around
3 min to subway/tram stations (Saiin), 5 min subway ride to Kawaramachi / Shijo / Gion, a direct access to Arashiyama (19min tram), Kinkaku-ji (17min bus), and Osaka (45min). The largest restaurant/bar area in the west around the stations and two supermarkets in 30 to 90 seconds from the house. Saiin area is the largest restaurant/bar and business area in the west part of Kyoto while the house is located a couple of blocks away from Shijo Street, the largest and the main street running the city from west to east. Two supermarkets within 30 to 90 seconds walk
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Kansai International Airport 関西国際空港: 102.0 km
Railway: Hankyu Saiin station 阪急西院駅: 0.2 km
From Kyoto station to the house:
- Take subway Karasuma line 地下鉄烏丸線 to Shijo station 四条駅, change to Hankyu line (阪急電車) and get off at Saiin station (西院駅), get out to the ground level from the south exit 南口改札, and the walk 3 min to the house. Total will be 20 min
- Take a taxi directly to the house (13 min, 1300 yen)

From Kansai International Airport (関西机場) to Kyoto station
- Take the JR airport express Haruka directly to Kyoto station (75 min, about 4000 yen)
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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