SPACIOUS MACHIYA WITH A BIG KITCHEN, GARDEN, TEA CEREMONY ROOM

Mimi

Speaks english, Japanese
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights

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SPACIOUS MACHIYA WITH A BIG KITCHEN, GARDEN, TEA CEREMONY ROOM

Kyoto Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 shower room, sleeps 7 (10 in the summer)

Mibu Machiya is located in the heart of Kyoto. If you are planning to go all over Kyoto, this house could be a very convenient and perfect base for your stay in Kyoto. All the major sightseeing spots are reachable within 5-15 minutes by walking or using public transportations. Also The house is just one street off of the biggest street in Kyoto 'shijyo-dori' so restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, drug stores, grocery store, post office, ATMs, train/bus stations etc can be found within a short walking distance. The house is completely renovated recently for our guests to be able to enjoy a very traditional atmosphere with all of the modern comforts of home.

Please check out our website to see more information!

www.kyoto-cotoriya.com

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for providing such a wonderful place for us to hang out at the end of the day. This house was perfect for us! It was exactly what we needed to fully experience the beauty of Japan. Convenience and comfort complete with all services. (including E-mail communications) Hope to return again someday.
Jul 2011
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Mimi

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Speaks english, Japanese
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Spacious Machiya with a big kitchen, garden, tea ceremony room
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Spacious Machiya with a big kitchen, garden, tea ceremony room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345659
+81 80 38173616
Kyoto Japan
Tokyo, Japan
5

A LOVELY WEEK-END IN A CHARMING KYOTO MACHIYA

  • 5 of 5
Spent 2 nights with a group of 7 friends (almost all Japanese residents) and had great time in this charming traditional Machiya. Very spacious, well equiped, good location in a lively neighborhood with easy access to city center, very nice and beautiful little garden, excellent and confortable sleeping arrangements, definitely a place to come back. Was not in charge of organizing this week-end but understand the owner has been very nice and accomodating, just like this home :)
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Spacious Machiya with a big kitchen, garden, tea ceremony room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345659
+81 80 38173616
Kyoto Japan
4

3 DAYS IN KYOTO

  • 4 of 5
This property is lovely unfortunately though the beautiful contemporary interior is very hard to heat hence we were all very cold but only on the first night. All amenities clean, modern and well equipped. Mimi was a pleasure to deal with and provided us with excellent communication and would definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Spacious Machiya with a big kitchen, garden, tea ceremony room
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+81 80 38173616
Kyoto Japan
Brisbane, Australia
1

DISASTER!! RUINED OUR KYOTO EXPERIENCE

  • 1 of 5
This property is not well managed and we had a lot of trouble. We were put in the wrong (one bedroom) house and when we tried to call there was no one to answer the phone. We had to go and stay in a hotel as we could not all sleep in a one bedroom house. Finally the next day we heard back from the owner and had to pay our own way to the correct house. This was a huge mix up and the owner didn't really seem to care. We were a group of family and friends travelling with a baby and we paid for a baby cot which did not exist and we had absolutely nowhere for our baby to sleep. On top of all this the house was not well heated so we were all freezing. It did look cool, like a traditional Japanese house but hardly worth it. I would advise against staying here and book somewhere with better management. Having lived in Japan for a couple of years, I expected the usual outstanding hospitality, but this place did not have it.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There was a miscommunication with the person who was in charge of making the reservation(not the person who reviewed), but we did respond to the issue right away (right after their check in time around 4pm) through phone calls/texts/e-mails, and the house was completely ready on their arrival day. It is 100% sure that it was notified right away not the next day. We also refunded the first night fee.
About the baby cot, I was told that the baby does not need an extra bedding so the regular additional fee was not charged. I am aware of the house being cold since it is an old house, but each room has a heater and also extra portable heaters are prepared in the house.

I was asked for full refunds so we communicated through e-mail explaining our points, but unfortunately we couldn't satisfy our guest and received a negative review. We believe that we did everything we could, but I am truly sorry for the disappointment.
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Spacious Machiya with a big kitchen, garden, tea ceremony room
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Kyoto Japan
Australia
5

FAMILY FROM AUSTRALIA

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfect, gave us a good starting point for all day trips, beautiful up to date amenities, very clean and plenty of bath rooms, would recommend it to all. Thank you
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious Machiya with a big kitchen, garden, tea ceremony room
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+81 80 38173616
Kyoto Japan
Paris, France
5

VERY PLEASANT STAY IN KYOTO

  • 5 of 5
A great place to stay in Kyoto. Not too far from the city centre - as previous reviewers wrote, you can easily reach the main city places by bus -, Mibu Machiya is located in a quiet and lovely neighbourhood, with a local market at the end of the street. The house is immacutely clean, very convenient and well equipped. Having this place to relax after a long day, sipping your tea (or sake !) in the garden, cooking your dinner or enjoying a long hot bath in the japanese tub of one of the two bathrooms are a pleasure.
I definitely recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious Machiya with a big kitchen, garden, tea ceremony room
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Kyoto Japan
London, UK
5

GREAT MACHIYA, SPACIOUS AND FULLY EQUIPPED

  • 5 of 5
This Machiya was ideal for our trip in October. There were 7 of us and we wanted somewhere convenient for such a large group but with sufficient bathroom facilities as there were 6 girls in the group. It's not easy to find houses with two bathrooms and two toilets so this house was perfect.
My friends arrived first and it took them a while to find the key as it was dark but once they overcame this there was no problem.
The house is fully equipped and there was also washing powder for us to do one load. The bathroom facilities are all clean and modern.
One point to note is that there were mosquitos as it was warm but the house had insect repellent incense which we made use of.
We were all happy with the house, it was comfortable and met all our needs.
The house is convenient for visiting Arashimaya as one other reviewer noted.
Having wifi access was very handy as not all places in Japan offer internet access. We didn't have to use the computer provided, and the connection was good.
I would definitely recommend the place, and if I was to go in a group again I wouldn't hesitate to book again.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Kansai International Airport
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Hankyu Saiin Station
Car: not necessary

The house is conveniently located in the center of Kyoto's all the major sightseeing spots such as Kiyomizudera, Kinkaku-ji, Gion District, Arashiyama District etc...

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Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

Notes

  • Payment are accepted in Japanese Yen only through Paypal.

    The base rate is 30,000 yen / night for 2 guests, and additional 3,000 yen will be
    charged per night for each additional guest.

    2 guests - 30,000 yen / night (15,000 yen / person)
    3 guests - 33,000 yen / night (11,000 yen / person)
    4 guests - 36,000 yen / night (9,000 yen / person)
    5 guests - 39,000 yen / night (7,800 yen / person)
    6 guests - 42,000 yen / night (7,000 yen / person)
    7 guests - 45,000 yen / night (6,430 yen / person)

    Weekly / Monthly rate is also available, please feel free to contact more details!

Amenities

Kyoto Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Flooring Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    Tatami (Japanese flooring) Bedroom - 4 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • botanical garden
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking