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.
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.
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.