Kyoto House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Enjoy traditional Kyoto in an authentic, recently renovated machiya with two traditonal Japanese gardens. In the Spring, view cherry blossoms fall right from our mature sakura tree or take a picnic under the numerous trees across the street on the magnificent Imperial grounds.
Our house consists of two generous sized floors, each has a bedroom, sitting room and private toilet. However, being a kyomachiya, there are no clear designated use for these rooms. You can rearrange the furniture and sliding doors to suit your needs. The kitchen and traditional Japanese bathroom on the ground floor are shared by the two floors.
For your comfort, we have added heaters and air conditioning, brand new quality futons and down comforters, and luxury hotel standard linens.
We call this property the KARAVANSARA Gosho Machiya and it is part of our boutique hotel chain focused on world cultural heritage travel experiences. We have two other locations already operating in Siem Reap, Cambodia and searched throughout Kyoto for over one year to find this gem of a machiya, This district is rich in history and the house is on 'MUROMACHI' street. Named after the Japanese medieval peirod (1336-1573) where the first Ashikaga shogun, Takauji, established his administrative headquarters.
Keywords: Machiya,Traditional Japanese House, Japanese Gardens, Central Location, Easy Subway access, Next to Kyoto Gosho
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Joshua Levine
We are both architects with a passion for fine details. We have been working for the past 5 years in restoring heritage properties in Japan, Cambodia and Vietnam. We enjoy the diversity and richness of the cultures of Asia and our goal is to offer authentic, cutural experiences to our guest. We are calling this property the Karavansara Kyoto which is now the flagship property of our boutique hotel chain: the Karavansara.
After 14 years in Vietnam and Cambodia, we now live about 10 minutes away from this house in Kyoto.
Living in this town is a dream come true. The food is delicious. The environment is vibrant and green. There is always something to see and do.
Joshua Levine purchased this house in 2010
Why Joshua Levine chose Kyoto
Kyoto is one of the great cultural destinations of Japan.
We looked for over 1 year before we found this house. We loved the character of the house especially the three gardens.
What makes this house unique
Our property is centrally located with walking access to two subways stations as well as Kyoto Gosho, which is the 'Central Park' of Kyoto. The area around the house is full of small restaurants and craftshops.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Grand Arigato for our stay here!
It was really unforgettable experience.
All was best!