QUIET & COMFORT IN KYOTO’S FAMOUS TEMPLE AND GARDEN DISTRICT

Myong Hee Kim

Speaks english, Japanese, Korean
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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QUIET & COMFORT IN KYOTO’S FAMOUS TEMPLE AND GARDEN DISTRICT

Kyoto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Villa Okazaki is a recently renovated apartment in a quiet residential area.

Spacious and newly renovated apartment in a very quiet and convenient location in central Kyoto. Excellent top 4th floor views of nearby temple and the Eastern Mountains (Higashiyama) of the Kyoto district. Southern exposure insures a great deal of sunlight throughout the day. Fully equipped with television, wireless broadband Internet access, multi-regional DVD player, microwave oven, large dining table for six, two single beds, sofa-bed, and washer. Within walking distance of major temples, shrines and museums. 20 minute walk to the center of downtown Kyoto. Owned and managed by an artist who will provide additional assistance in English, Japanese or Korean if required. Supermarket, convenience store, post office, bus stops all within a ten-minute-walk radius. Perfect location for year-end celebrations or cherry blossom viewing at the nearby temples and shrines. The key words for this newly renovated apartment are space, view, quiet, convenience and light. Monthly stays or longer are preferred and are offered at a considerable discount. SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES ARE NOW OFFERED FOR STAYS OF TWO WEEKS OR MORE DURING THE PERIOD JANUARY 5 TO MARCH 31ST, 2013.

Spacious dining-living room area with bright Southern exposure. Large table in dining area for six people. Sofa-bed in living room with coffee table and carpet underneath.

Extra work room on enclosed converted balcony with large desk, broadband Internet connection and fine view. Fully equipped kitchen (except for oven) including microwave, coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster, crockery and all necessary utensils. Large (by Japanese standards) refrigerator/freezer. Large storage closet in the dining room and additional storage in the kitchen and bedroom areas.. The TV/DVD player are also located in the dining area. International satellite TV is available for longer stays at a separate fee.

The bedroom has two single beds, a night stand with lamp and a large dresser/closet.

The toilet and bath are in separate rooms. There is a small vanity room adjacent to the bath.

A washer is located on the balcony.

This is a NON-SMOKING apartment.

STAYS OF ONE WEEK OR LONGER ARE PREFERRED, BUT SHORTER STAYS ARE NEGOTIABLE.

Utility (electricity and gas) expenses are extra during the summer and winter seasons.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the owner
I highly recommend this apartment for anyone seeking peace, quiet and natural light in an area great for exploring by foot. Close enough to walk to the centre of town, frequent buses and only a y1000-1500 yen cab fare. As a single female I felt safe and comfortable and the owners could not be more helpful - above and beyond the call of duty. Everything has instructions in English and easy to use. Small supermarket very close by and larger, better ranged stores about 10 minutes walk. A great place to relax or work if you need to - wifi works well and there is a desk that look out to the view. Beds are firm but comfortable. There is no oven, as with most japanese apartments but it wasn't a problem. (previously posted by Jane / Sydney, Australia)

I loved this place so much I am reluctant to share how wonderful it was for fear it won't be available when I return to Kyoto! The view of the temple and mountains outside the window was priceless. It was my home away from home for 2 months and I only wish it had been available for the remaining 2 months of my stay.
Feb 2012
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Myong Hee Kim

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, Japanese, Korean
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 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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Quiet & comfort in Kyoto’s famous temple and garden district
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Quiet & comfort in Kyoto’s famous temple and garden district
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WONDERFUL SPACIOUS APARTMENT IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 5 of 5
I highly recommend this apartment. By Japanese standards, it is a very spacious one bedroom unit. Clean and well stocked with everything you might need for a short or long stay. Beds and the sofa bed are very comfortable. Deep soaking tub in shower room. It is on a side street and the neighborhood is very quiet. The apartment is within a 15-30 minute walk of numerous temples and gardens, and a few blocks walk to buses that will take you to Kyoto Station and other parts of Kyoto. The Raku Express bus for tourist sites also stops just a few blocks from the apartment. There is a small supermarket just 3 blocks distance and a larger one an additional 10 minute walk. The owner is gracious and very helpful.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Kansai International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Keihan Railway and Hankyu Railway (to Osaka/Kobe)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Royal Hotel Bar (Happy Hour 5 ~ 7) daily
Car: not necessary

Villa Okazaki is located in a central, yet very quiet, area of Kyoto. Within a 5 minute walk of Heian Shrine, the apartment is located on a quiet back street. There is a wonderful view of the nearby Buddhist temple roof and environs, and, at a farther distance, the Eastern Mountains (Higashiyama) of Kyoto City, and smaller hills to the south. The quiet, view, and location are hard to find elsewhere. Just south of Heian Shrine is Okazaki Park, a wonderful walking area full of trees, fine museums, a library, the Kyoto City zoo, a small public baseball park, and wonderful canals. The Kyoto International Community Center, a convenient and modern facility to meet people from other countries, is about 15 minutes away on foot. Nanzen-ji and Kurodani Temples, also wonderful areas for a leisurely stroll, day or night (Kyoto is quite safe to walk about even in the late evenings) are just a few minutes away on foot. One can also walk from Heian Shrine through the Yasaka Shrine compound to the main business section, about 25 minutes away on foot. Or, one can walk to (or bicycle to ) the Kamo River and then either south to the downtown section or north to the northern borders of the city. Kyoto is quite flat and is an ideal city for riding bicycles. The public bus system runs on time and one can take a bus from the Villa Okazaki area to anywhere in the city. Grocery stores, a convenience store, a large post office, and fine restaurants are also within a short walk from the apartment. The private owners will be happy to go over the main features of the area upon arrival of the tenants, and will be readily available to answer any questions. If you are looking for a centrally located room with a view in a quiet residential area at the cultural heart of Kyoto, there is no better location than Villa Okazaki.

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Kyoto Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • Japanese Yen required.
  • The weekly rate in Japanese yen is 70,000 yen for one or two people (10,000 yen per night).
    The monthly rate in Japanese yen is 180,000 yen for one person (6,000 yen per night.)
    The monthly rate in Japanese yen is 210,000 yen for two people (7,000 yen per night.)
    Long term rentals are obviously preferred.
    During December, January and February, and July, August and September, the electricity charge is extra due to the heating and air conditioning bill.

Amenities

Kyoto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
  • The toilet and the shower/bath are in separate rooms. The bath is a Japanese style tub with rather high walls. A good place to soak in but not to stretch out. Outside of the bath is a small utility area with a sink and more towels than one would ever need. The toilet has a modern washlet (spray cleaning toilet) with a heated seat during the winter.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Villa Okazaki, as with most Japanese apartment buildings, is very quiet and a wonderful place for a sleep either at night or throughout the day. During the temperate months, a cool wind blows from the south balcony to the north through the apartment. This apartment is situated in the best location in the building, top (4th) floor, in the center. The room offers sunlight throughout the day, which of course, can be blocked by shutting the living/dining room curtains to the balcony or by shutting the sliding doors to the bedroom. Everyone has found this apartment to be sunny, peaceful and quiet. The great view, day or night, gives an added feeling of spaciousness.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Fully Fenced Property
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
Since Villa Okazaki is a very quiet apartment house, in the Japanese tradition, the apartment is best suited for one person or a quiet couple. Of course, guests can be welcomed to the apartment, but the noise level should remain low particularly after 9:00 pm. The apartment is fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, and all the necessities. Those who move in will find the apartment very clean. It is expected that the renters leave the apartment as clean as they found it, or a cleaning charge will be added to the rent.