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Quiet River-side House In The Heart Of Kyoto - Close to everything!

Ken

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ken

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Quiet River-side House In The Heart Of Kyoto - Close to everything!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kyoto House Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful Japanese Style House - 2 Bedroom, functional kitchen with a river view!

This house is in the center of Kyoto and very close to three major train lines and the subway. Its in a quiet neighborhood

You can find many cafes, bars, restaurants and many sightseeing spots such as Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, the Kyoto National Museum and many many more all within 15 minutes of this Guest House.

The house comes equipped with high-speed internet, a 60 inch flat screen TV, an ice-making refrigerator, 2 air conditioners, microwave oven toaster and a drum style washer/dryer.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ken (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About Ken

I grew up in Canada, went to school in the United States and have spent the last 15 years of my life in Kyoto. I fell in love with this city, its temples, shrines and festivals within my first few years here and don't think I'll ever leave.

Ken purchased this house in 2004

Why Ken chose Kyoto

This house faces the Takase river. The view offers cherry blossoms in Spring, fireflies in early summer, beautiful leaves in Autumn. This house is in a wonderful area. Easily accessible in a quiet and safe neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Fantastic location (central) with a riverside view. Quiet neighborhood and traditional neighbors. Well equipped facilities and lots of helpful information to make your stay in Kyoto memorable.

Why HomeAway

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.
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

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Quiet River-side House In The Heart Of Kyoto - Close to everything!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Just what I wished for!!

  • 5 of 5

To address questions asked: The listing description is completely accurate. The location is perfect for walking to transportation, and sites. The layout works well and was a perfect accommodation for myself and my daughter giving us each the privacy we needed. Having a washing machine for a two week stay could not be beat. The house was immaculate. Ken, the owner provided all the information we could have needed regarding restaurants, stores, sites etc.. This was my fifth trip to Japan but in many ways it felt "all new" because we were "living" in the city, and Ken made that possible. I would definitely recommend this property to best friends and relatives.

I took this trip to celebrate my 70th birthday and to share it with one of my daughters. We visited fabulous temples many of which are within walking distance, an easy cab, or subway from around the corner. We went to Nara. We went into the surrounding country side which is very quickly amazingly rural and agricultural. We went to markets, and really neat stores. We loved the local pubs including Kura Kura where we returned three times (English menu) and An Gies which has great fish. People were very friendly with banter and we shared tastes of all the dishes. Ken is a food writer and his recommendations after I said what I was looking for were right on. I cannot recommend this property more highly and yes a beautiful small river is right outside the door and although near busy streets, it is a very very quiet area.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joel, It was truly a pleasure meeting you and your daughter during your stay at KiYOMiZU House. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you for taking such good care of the house and appreciating all the amenities. I truly love Kyoto and could see the same love in your eyes too. KiYOMiZU House will always be here, waiting for your next trip to Japan!!! Happy 70th!!!
New Haven & San Francisco
5

Central location, impeccable home, ultra clean

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-cared for house in a central location. It is walkable from the Kyoto train station and Gion. Ken is a knowledgeable and friendly host with great suggestions of places to visit and eat. The bus and Keihan railway stops are also close by. The combo washer/dryer is extremely efficient and allows you to pack fewer clothes. The tatami mattresses are very cozy and comfortable. I would stay here again on my next trip to Kyoto.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Absolute A+ experience all the way around!

  • 5 of 5

From my very first inquiry about this home until the moment I closed its front door for the last time, my rental experience at Kiyomizu House was out-of-this-world wonderful. The home and all its furnishings/appliances are spotlessly clean, in excellent condition, and very well represented by the photographs on this website. Moreover, the location is ideal for a visitor to Kyoto—a comfortable walking distance from Kyoto Station, the city subway and rail transit, fantastic restaurants, good shopping, grocery stores, and of course many gorgeous sightseeing attractions. The house is located on a quiet, picturesque lane along a lovely canal lined with graceful trees and dotted by quaint footbridges. It is the best of both worlds—a quiet peaceful street just blocks away from the excitement and bustle of the heart of the city. There is just so much to enjoy here.

For a tourist interested in seeing more of the country, Kyoto itself is very centrally located and accessible to destinations all across Central Japan. I highly recommend both Kyoto and Kiyomizu House for experiencing a rich and exciting holiday.

Most importantly, I must thank and endorse the owner, Ken, for being the perfect landlord. He truly cares for his guests’ comfort and enjoyment of the city. He possesses a deep and instructive knowledge of Kyoto and Japan, and he was an amazing resource both before and during my stay. His attention to detail and responsiveness are unsurpassed in this industry. As a solo traveler, the guidance and assistance I received from Ken gave me an enormous peace of mind.

If you are considering a trip to Kyoto and looking at this page right now, look no further. This is a terrific home with a terrific owner in a terrific city. I offer all of the above my highest recommendation. Thanks again, Ken.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Montreux, Swiss
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Kyoto, quiet, but very close to bus stops and metro stops also close enough to the attractions and its so romantic to stroll along the small river.. it will take you to many small restaurants and shops.. the house is clean, comfortable, traditional and modern at the same time.. its perfect for us (family of 4).. the kitchen and the washing machine is real plus, wifi works great..plenty of hot water.. interesting japanese tv channels.. all in all it was an awesome stay..Thank you Ken!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for mentioning all of these great points about the house. I agree with you about the river. The Takase River is truly beautiful as it blissfully flows past. It's nice to see it filled with cherry blossom petals in spring and fireflies in the evenings during rainy season. Thank you again.

Great stay

  • of 5

We spent 4 nights at Kiyomizu House. The house is about 20 minutes walk from a number of attractions like Gion, Kiyomizu Temple and Nishiki market. We used it as a base and walked everywhere which we thought was the best way to see a city. The location was good and very convenient. The house itself was great and had a lot of space for our family of 3. I highly recommend it for a family traveling with children. As with a house, we had space to relax after our daughter went to bed. Ken is a great host and very thoughtful in the amenities he provided. The house was equipped with apple TV and nesspresso machine. We enjoyed having breakfast at the house before venturing out for the day. The tatami bed is very comfortable, there is aircon/heat in the room if needed. Ken was also really helpful in recommending and booking restaurants for us. I really appreciated the time he took to do that and to help us look for an item we wanted to buy in Kyoto. Tips - We walked around the house, and right across the street there is a mom/pop shop that makes and sells cookies. If you come out of the house, turn right and take a left to cross the bridge, there is a small izakaya with English menu.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great location and comfortable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two and a half weeks and found the house to be ideal for a family of four. Ken was incredibly helpful with restaurant suggestions and sights to see. If we ever return to Kyoto we would book this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments. The house is cosy and extremely well located - perfect for families. I personally am in love with this city and the food so it's easy and fun for me to recommend places to all of my guests. Thank you again.

Map

Nearest Airport
99.9 Kilometres
Kansai Airport (KIX) 90 mins by train
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Lots of bars within 5 mins in all directions
Nearest Train
250 Metres
Keihan
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Meishin Highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Lots of restaurants within 5 mins walk!!!
Car: not necessary

KiYOMiZU House is half way between Kyoto station and downtown Kyoto in a quiet magical location in front of the Takase river. All of the train lines and subway are within 15mins walking distance from the house, giving you easy access to surrounding cities and sightseeing spots.

Kyoto is famous for its food and there are amazing restaurants all around KiYOMiZU HOUSE.

The neighborhood is old and the neighbors are quiet. Its located in front of the Takasegawa river in Kyoto. You can find cherry blossoms all along this river in spring and even see fireflies in June.

KiYOMiZU HOUSE faces East so there is nice morning light but don't worry - there are also elegant blinds for those who just want to sleep in and wake up at their own pace.

All the appliances in KiYOMiZU HOUSE are new and quite modern so your stay will be very comfortable.

Let KiYOMiZU HOUSE be the place that you call home while you visit the most traditional & remarkable city in Japan.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Kyoto House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

*** Please contact us for the high season rates (March, April, May, July, September, October, November, End/Beginning of the Year). ***

Payments must be made in YEN.

10% discount for 7 or more days
15% discount for 14 or more days
20% discount for 21 or more days
25% discount for 30 or more days
*** All reservations are on a first come first served basis. Your final reservation will be completed by e-mail. Please note that your reservation is not complete until your payment is made. ***

All payments must be made in yen through Paypal.


*** Staying 3 nights or more ***

1 guest : 15,000 yen
2 guests: 20,000 yen
3 guests: 25,000 yen
4 guests: 30,000 yen
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Amenities

Kyoto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The toilet is modern with a bidet and warm seat(appreciated on Kyoto's cool winter days). The toilet and shower/bath are in separate rooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • East Bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , beautiful view of the river!
    West Bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , opens out to a quiet balcony
  • The bedrooms are both on the 2nd floor. The front bedroom, facing East, overlooks a quiet stream and the back bedroom opens out to a nice balcony. There are 2 new AC/Heaters in both of the bedrooms upstairs that will keep you comfortable during your stay.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • roller blading
Notes:
*** compatibility regarding electronics and games is not guaranteed. Private chef available - please inquire.

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