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Central Kyoto family townhouse 5 minute Gojo subway station

7 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Our place is a renovated traditional Kyoto style 100 year-old townhouse called Kyo-machiya nestled in the central Kyoto - 5 min walk from Gojo subway station and Karasuma-Gojo bus stop, 10 min walk from JR Kyoto station. Despite the convenient location, the neighborhood is very quiet due to taller apartments that surround our property and the residential area that circles our place. The traditional Japanese houses do not have what others call 'bedrooms'. Instead, we have multi-functional rooms that can be used as dining room, bed room, guest room, tea room, etc. as futons can be easily folded and put away in the closet to maximize space usage. We have 4 rooms - 2 on the ground floor and 2 upstairs. We have a big air conditioner on the ground floor that cools the entire ground floor with...Our place is a renovated traditional Kyoto style 100 year-old townhouse called Kyo-machiya nestled in the central Kyoto - 5 min walk from Gojo subway station and Karasuma-Gojo bus stop, 10 min walk from JR Kyoto station. Despite the convenient location, the neighborhood is very quiet due to taller apartments that surround our property and the residential area that circles our place. The traditional Japanese houses do not have what others call 'bedrooms'. Instead, we have multi-functional rooms that can be used as dining room, bed room, guest room, tea room, etc. as futons can be easily folded and put away in the closet to maximize space usage. We have 4 rooms - 2 on the ground floor and 2 upstairs. We have a big air conditioner on the ground floor that cools the entire ground floor with an aid of a calculator fan. Another air-con is found both up and down stairs. These both aircons can be used as heaters in winter time, however we have a big gas-fired heater and 2 oil heaters to supplement for both that may still feel cold. Each room can sleep up to 2-3 persons. So 4 persons will be good for the space, however if you don't mind the limited space, 6 persons can sleep here. The townhouse is available for 6 persons including children that require futon. For infants that do not require futon nor linen service, we allow up to 2 infants free of charge - we consider infants are aged between birth and 12 months. You still need to declare them if you want to benefit from this offer. No beds but we will provide the futon with clean sheets and towels (bath and hand). We provide only biodegradable and chemical-free soaps/shampoos/conditioners/house cleaning products. Duration of rental: Please make an inquiry for stays over one week for discounted rate during low season (January and February). Rental Agreement: Regardless of the duration of the rental, we would like you to read, sign and return our rental agreement before check-in. Check-in: We have a key-box just outside our door. Once you arrive, you will need to open the box with a given code. The standard check-in and check-out is noon. If you need to check-in earlier or check-out later, just ask the owner upon making the reservation. Access: From Kyoto Station - it is probably the easiest to use a taxi Osaka (Kansai Internatinal) Airport - you can either take a Haruka express JR train to Kyoto station and take a cab or have us book a mini-van shuttle bus that comes right to our house alley (3,500 yen per passenger NO booking fee, NO tips - payable with credit card to the driver) Shops, restaurants, and places of interest: 5 min walk - 24hr - convenience stores, super market, McDonald, Noodle and beef bowl (Nakau), Curry restaurant, and a dozen other restaurants, pediatric hospital, dry cleaning, post office, natural spring public bath (sentou), Higashi Honganji Temple, bike rental shop 10-15 min walk - Toyota and Mazda rental car offices, Kyoto station, Nishi-Honganji Temple (World Heritage), major banks to exchange money, bike rental shop 10 min bike - Kiyomizu temple (World Heritage), Nijo Castle (World Heritage) 15 min bike - Gion geisha district and much more! *public parking within 2 minute walk - cost between 900 and 1,500 yen for 24hrs Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 京都市指令保保医第811号More
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About the Owner
Masaru T
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
It is a self-check-in house though we live in Kyoto and we are about 15 min subway away to the North. Should you like to explore with us, provided that we have the time to spare, we are happy to take you to a street restaurant or bar, or simply give some suggestions to your shopping. Kindly let us know.
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

We all had enough room for our family of five. Directions were easy enough and this is located just one stop away from central Kyoto Station ( trains and buses ). We had everything we needed already there. Since the laws had changed, we were...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank KevinRoon
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Prrfect place to stay for half a week in Kyoto! Lovely rooms, nice kitchen and bathroom! Trank you so much Matsuru-San!

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at this townhouse. The owner was very helpful and the specific directions to the place from the subway station, along with the photo that was included in the attachments he emailed, were key to finding it. The townhouse about a...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank lindseymmitchell
Reviewed 1 April 2016

had a great experience at this family townhouse. We had five people and where very comfortable. 6 would be the limit but. It is in a great location very convenient to buses, subway and central Kyoto. It is very uniquely Japanese with its traditional Japanese...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank BrentK570
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The home is very close to the subway and definitely within walking distance to Kyoto main station. It's also close to plenty of bus stops to get around town. The owner leaves the house fully stocked with everything you could need. There's even coffee and...More

Date of stay: May 2015
2  Thank CarolineP197
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
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Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Microwave
City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
It is in a quiet residential area yet also very close from Gojo subway station, a station away from both downtown Shijo and the entrance, Kyoto.
Getting around
Subway is the way to go, you can purchase a day ticket for 600 yen. City bus stops are also available but you need to know which route and what time to take a bus. I personally like the number 80 bus that leaves for Gion every 30 min because it is a community route and not many tourists use it.
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