APPLE HOUSE, KYOTO - FOR THE CITY, TEMPLES, SHRINES AND MOUNTAINS!

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Hiroko / David James

Speaks english, Japanese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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APPLE HOUSE, KYOTO - FOR THE CITY, TEMPLES, SHRINES AND MOUNTAINS!

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2 bedrooms, living room, diner/kitchen, bathroom, toilet. Maximum 4 people.

Apple House is a comfortable, well furnished property in lovely Shugakuin, Kyoto City. Rather than staying in a hotel or apartment, you can live in a typical Japanese house in a peaceful, yet very convenient neighborhood of Kyoto.

Supermarkets, bakeries and other amenities are all within easy walking distance, as are bus and train services to other parts of Kyoto. We provide two bicycles ( with baskets ) as an alternative to walking or public transport.

Some shrines and temples are very close by, and the excellent number 5 bus service takes you south along past the Silver Pavilion, Kyoto Handicraft Center, Nanzenji, Heian Shrine, Gion and through the congested city center to Kyoto Station.

The owners live close by and speak both English and Japanese. You will be met at a convenient station, driven to Apple House and can settle in with plenty of English information provided.

See applehousekyoto.com for more information and images.

Please see applehousekyoto.com for more information and images!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Hiroko / David James

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Speaks english, Japanese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Apple House, Kyoto - for the City, Temples, Shrines and Mountains!
average rating of 5.0 based on 161 reviews
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Apple House gives us the "home" feeling.

Apple House gives us the "home" feeling.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
It's been a nice stay and we've got all the amenities we needed (and many more we didn't need).
Fairly convenient with the no. 5 bus.
We always like a "home" away from home and the Apple House could give me this "home" feeling".
Very quiet sleeping environment and we slept really well even the first night when we were supposed to be jet-lagged!
Just wish we had more time to explore more places this time but there is always a next time when it comes to traveling!
Thanks for your info and a nice place for a 3-day "home"!

J., W. and J., San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
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Much more convenient than initially appears

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Thank you for your friendliness, helpfulness and attention to detail in Apple House has made a potentially exhausting vacation traveling with a 5-year old very comfortable. Apple House has been our clean, well-equipped and comfortable oasis amidst the busyness of temple-hopping, Sakura-chasing (hanami would be too meek a term for what we were doing!) and cajoling of a small child (and a 35-year old man with blisters!!).
I'm surprised to see Apple House as described as 'out of the way'. While it's nestled in a quiet atmospheric Japanese neighbourhood, it is a mere 5-minute walk from the no. 5 bus, which runs every 10 minutes and takes you to most of the major sites in the Higashiyama area. It's a 10-minute walk to the train station, which sets you up for an easy access to several side-trips in the greater Kyoto area.
Apple House is an excellent choice for families who need to travel at their own pace. I'm always confused when people choose to stay in characterless hotels!

Our recommendations:
(1) Shoren-in (beautiful garden to look at while drinking matcha, especially if there is a 'light up' in the evening. )
(2) Gio-ji (atmospheric moss temple in Arashiyama )
(3) Konchi-in (serene Zen garden)

M., C. and L., Cape Town, South Africa (living in Sapporo, Japan)
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Perfect for scenic hikes of nature and more!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
After five nights in this lovely home away from home, I am loathe to leave it.
What a pleasure it was to have a kitchen to cook in while on vacation, and even better, neighbours to greet 'Konnichiwa!' to.
I hope to explore the sights close at hand on my next stay at Apple House and I am sure that there will be one.
A deceptively non-central location turned out to be one. This was a very convenient place to be situated in, especially for our great first day doing the short and scenic hike from Kibune to Kurama, full of nature, culture, and with a hot spring (onsen) at the end. Really a Kyoto side-trips 'must' in my books, as is a stay at your delightful Apple House.

Sincerely, L.W., Ruskin, B.C., Canada
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Back for the 4th time!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had a wonderful time in Apple House. We're going somewhere that I've forgotten. But I don't want to leave here because I love this place! I loved the steepy stairs to the bedroom upstairs! I wish I had steepy stairs back at Australia in my real home. We'll see you again soon! (T. age 10)

Thank you once again for giving us the opportunity to spend time in Apple House. It has only been for a short time, but we will be back again very soon to see some more of the beautiful city. (P.)

I'm coming back! I love it here! (M.)

Almost exactly five years of Apple House guests and here we are at the last page of the first book of comments. Somehow I feel like I am speaking (mmm......writing) on behalf of everyone who has been blessed not just by the joys and comforts of the wonderful Apple House, but also the joys and gifts of Hiroko's generosity and inspiring guidance and support for visitors to Kyoto.
At the end of our fourth stay here, I can say that we've enjoyed every moment and are already looking forward to the next visit.
T. has done some important growing up here since spending two months at the school in 2010 - and we've all managed to enjoy the changing seasons, the changing city and the chance to find ourselves gaping at beautiful things thanks to Hiroko and David.
Best wishes for safe and joyous travels always. (R.)

P., R., M. and T., Sydney, Australia
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Immaculate and comfortable house

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Looks like we are your second Canadian family in a week!

Thank you very much for your warm hospitality, your immaculate and comfortable house in which we felt refreshed and clean for the next day of adventure in Kyoto and Nara.

A., M., L. and J., Ottawa, Canada
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Kansai International
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Visiting temples and shrines.

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Availability & Rates

Kyoto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High
Mar 15 2014 - May 31 2014
$130
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$95
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$130
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Aug 1 2014 - Oct 15 2014
$95
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Oct 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
$130
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Payment with credit card via PayPal. Non refundable deposit to secure booking ( amount depends on length of stay ). Balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
Notes Our rental contracts are very reasonable and depend on the number of people and season.
Maximum 4 people. We only accept payment in Japanese Yen and the US dollar rates quoted will change with the exchange rate. The nightly rate varies between JPY 9,000 and JPY 16,000 depending on the number of guests and the season.
The guests pay for utilities used - these usually total a few hundred Yen/day.
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Amenities

Kyoto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Guests sleep on futons placed on traditional tatami mats. Extra mattresses are provided for people who prefer softer sleeps!
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • zoo
  • playground
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Please see applehousekyoto.com for more details!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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