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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The house itself is impeccable and recently renovated. The space is very well used, as it is quite small. The host is helpful and attentive.
You might wake up in the morning (not too early) to the sound of chanting monks walking down the street, like we did. You can walk across the bridge to the right of the house and less than a block to the very nice izakaya there (with an English menu). You can walk up to Gion and look for geiko. And of course you can get all over Kyoto using the nearby subway, taxi stand, and buses.
I only have one word of warning -- the staircase to the second floor bedrooms is extremely steep and narrow, and since the bathroom is on the first floor, you may find yourself navigating it frequently. Be sure that you are capable of handling this situation.
This property lives up to its reviews and photos. The location made the entire city easily accessible either by walking or public transportation. Ken was easy to work with and made our arrival very welcoming with special items and a personalized map of the area. We would highly recommend this property for a traditional Japanese living experience as well as experiencing Kyoto. We were not able to connect, however the host had offered to give us a personalized tour of the surrounding area. We will certainly stay here if our travels bring us back to Kyoto.
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.
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.
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!
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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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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
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*** 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
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.