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NEWLY RENOVATED CONVENIENT TO KYOTO STATION, LOCAL TRANSPORT AND SIGHTSEEING

Michi

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Michi

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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NEWLY RENOVATED CONVENIENT TO KYOTO STATION, LOCAL TRANSPORT AND SIGHTSEEING

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Special Offer! 35% OFF WINTER SPECIAL FOR JAN/FEB STAYS January 10 - February 28

Kyoto Townhome Rental Photos and Description

This beautifully renovated townhome is just a few minutes from the Keihan underground train line which offers easy access to the commercial center of Kyoto. Since it only a short taxi ride the location is ideal for those coming from Kyoto station. A great base if you have a JR rail pass and want to go on day trips to explore other places like Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima etc.

Tucked down a side street away from the traffic and noise, Blue Tengu is a charming example of the manner in which citizens of this city have lived for generations. By choosing to stay in this lovely townhome, you will truly be able to experience Kyoto as a local. The house is located within easy walking distance of The National Museum, Sanjusangendo temple and many interesting historical sights.

Blue Tengu is close to shops and cafes, with lively Shichijo street just steps away. This street provides an interesting array of culinary offerings, traditional establishments and Japanese confectionary and tea shops in a charming ambiance that feels more like a village than a big city. There are two convenience stores close by which are open 24hrs.

Blue Tengu is a very old traditional Japanese studio townhouse which has been completely renovated. Modern facilities have been added to provide the highest level of guest comfort. The house has been tastefully decorated with elements of both Japanese traditional and modern contemporary styles. There is a very comfortable super-soft double bed and also a sofa bed. The house is just under 30 square meters in size. It should be comfortable for a 2-3 adults or for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids.

There is a brand new flat screen TV along with cables for connecting your computer in case you feel like staying in and watching a movie. The internet connection is high speed fiber optic with unlimited data. Portable wifi hotspots can also be arranged if requested.

The house is fitted with a range of modern conveniences to ensure you can relax and get the most out of your stay. The reverse-cycle air-conditioner both heats and cools to keep you comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside. The quiet and energy efficient washer-dryer removes the hassle usually associated with doing laundry while on vacation, maximising the time you can spend exploring this wonderful city. The kitchen is basic but sufficient to cook meals if you prefer to eat in. The brand new shower is compact Japanese style and has great water pressure.

REASONS NOT TO STAY HERE

Location: This townhouse is in a residential area with easy access to sightseeing spots, Kyoto station and downtown. It is not in the center for nightlife and entertainment. If you are looking for the most lively and noisy place then please consider Gion area a little further North.

Space: Blue Tengu may not be the best choice for those who need a lot of space. It is about 30 square meters which is spacious for Kyoto but may not be enough if you are used to more space.

Noise: Blue Tengu is located in a quiet, pleasant and convenient area but guests may sometimes hear the noise from the local neighborhood. It is just the noise of a Japanese city such as neighbours greeting each other and coming and going. If you need complete silence, this house might not be the best choice for you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Will I have the whole house to myself or do I need to share with someone?

Guests have the whole place to themselves. No one else will be staying with you.

2. Do I need to arrange a meeting with the host to receive a key?

No, we use digital door locks so there are no keys. All you need is the door code which will be sent to you in advance.

3. Do I need to bring my own bedding or toiletries?

All bedding and towels are provided. There is no need to bring shampoo, body soap, coffee, tea, tissues, etc. But please bring your own toothbrush.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michi (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

About Michi

We are an International Japanese/Australian couple who love this city and welcome the opportunity to share it with others.

Michi purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Michi chose Kyoto

The Higashiyama district is one of the best places for sightseeing in Kyoto. It is full of temples, shrines, gardens, museums and places of interest. Sanjusangendo temple is just 2min away, as is the Kyoto National Museum.

What makes this townhome unique

3min walk to local station and 5min taxi from Kyoto station make it a very convenient base for exploring both Kyoto and nearby cities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As a frequent visitor to Kyoto , I was delighted to find a brand new rental house near many historical sights and museums with easy access to Kyoto Station and local transportation.



Blue Tengu house is located in a quiet alleyway away from the noisy street and traffic yet close to many wonderful restaurants and shops.



The owners have managed to combine Japanese ambiance with comfortable Western style bed and furnishings.



In the future, this will be my Kyoto home away from home.
Dec 2013
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Newly Renovated Convenient To Kyoto Station, Local Transport And Sightseeing
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Newly Renovated Convenient To Kyoto Station, Local Transport And Sightseeing
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Kyoto Japan
5

Great base for exploring

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is in a nice district of Kyoto, where there are a lot of interesting restaurants and shops around. It's a very good place to do sightseeing because its close to the Eastern mountains where so many intriguing temples, shrines, gardens and museums are located. The apartment is simple and clean, but it has everything you need! The internet was fast. The shower has great water pressure. The electric toilet was fun to use and the washer/dryer combo was a godsend!

Great communication from the host. Directions were very clear and we had no problem finding the place even though it is hidden in a small and quaint alleyway. We really felt like we were part of a local Japanese neighborhood while staying here. By the time our week was done, we had made friends with several of the neighbors and the owners of the tea shop on the corner. The Japanese are so polite and lovely to deal with. Michi was always helpful and answered quickly to all our questions. We liked it a lot and would recommend the Blue tengu to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
I really enjoyed my stay at the Blue Tengu. The location is great, in a quiet neighborhood that is just a few-minute walk to the Shichijo station and about a 15-minute walk to the Kyoto station. The property is clean and the facilities are first rate. It was great having a small kitchen and laundry. The wifi was excellent. The owners were very accommodating and responded quickly to all requests. They also provide a lot of helpful information about the area.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Kyoto Japan
5

A Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Blue Tengu for 4 nights and it was perfect. There were three of us--two in the bed and once on the sofa bed--and it was just the right amount of space.

Located in a cozy alley we had excellent privacy and there are restaurants, shops, and convenience stores all around. I felt like we got a small taste of what it might be like to live in Japan--even if for only 4 nights! It was also really nice to hit up the grocery store and be able to make a home cooked meal while on vacation.

Aside from day trips, we were able to walk everywhere we needed to go and since we were midway through a multi-city trip around Japan, it was nice to be able to do a small load of laundry.

We also really appreciated the guide book which told of nearby things as well as how to operate the laundry, aircon, etc.

I will recommend this to any friends I have traveling to Kyoto and will definitely try to stay here again if I am back.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kyoto Japan
5

Welcoming, stress-free home in the heart of Kyoto.

  • 5 of 5
We chose Blue Tengu because of its close vicinity to our favourite sight-seeing spots in Kyoto: Sanjusangendo, Tofukuji temples and the magic Fushimi-Inari area. Blue Tengu is within walking distance (15 min) to Kyoto Station which make it an ideal base to make day trips to Nara, Osaka, Kobe or even Koyasan ??? temple mountain.

After a super-exhausting 48 hour trip we were grateful to land at the cozy Blue Tengu. It is just 3 minutes from Keihan Shichijo train station and tucked away from the city buzz so it was the perfect place to cuddle up and catch up on sleep.

The interior is clean and homey and comes fully equipped with washing/drying machine, western style bed (superb mattress for our sore backs!) and the hot water pressure is better than at our home. The reliable high-speed internet connection came in very handy as well.

Because it is nested in a typical residential neighbourhood, Blue Tengu gave us a feel for everyday life in Japan. This single family house has been recently renovated in a way that brings out the beauty of its Japanese-style wood beam architecture. The smart lighting make it a friendly, well lit place – unusual for a house this old.

At Blue Tengu our Kyoto explorations started whenever just outside the front door. Within a couple walking minutes we found a public bath house (Sakurayu ????), a curry shop, two convenience stores, a bakery, several restaurants, Kamogawa river and the Kyoto National Museum. It was very convenient to hop onto a city bus to reach other areas in Kyoto.

Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to witness the making of traditional Japanese sweets (Wagashi ???) at the Kanshudo (???) store, so we have one more good reason to stay again at Blue Tengu next time we make it to Kyoto.




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  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kyoto Japan
5

Very new and clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5
It appears this place has recently been renovated as everything is brand new. The bathroom is ultra-modern and very clean.?The all-in-one washing machine and dryer was super convenient and very quiet, though its takes a few hours to do a complete cycle. The location was really good - close enough to the station but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to provide a retreat and place to relax after sightseeing all day. We were able to cook when we wanted to since there is a well equipped kitchen and a convenience store close by. We could wash and dry clothes as we needed and everything needed is supplied. It is close to the local subway (Keihan Shichijo) and just 2 stops or a nice 20 min walk to Downtown area. There were also some nice restaurants, bars and cafes close by. The old restaurant directly across the road (called Warajeya) was a real treat. It doesn’t look like much from the outside (another old building) but when you enter there is a garden and the rooms are like little teahouses. Great if you like unagi.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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London
5

Had a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at this lovely house. The owner was very fast in responding to our enquiries and we appreciated the various restaurant and other recommendations offered. After a busy day of sightseeing, returning to this apartment felt like coming home. It was easy to relax. The kitchen was great for breakfast, but we did not use it as much as we had intended. There are many great and cheap places to eat nearby and the recommendations provided are detailed and useful. We got takeout sushi a couple of times from a place not 2min walk away and it was delicious.

All instructions for the apartment were clear and we were able to use everything no problems at all. But we were still a bit confused by the garbage rules. We put ours out on the wrong day and apparently upset the neighbors. Would totally recommend this apartment as an awesome base for exploring Kyoto and also day trips from Kyoto.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
7878
Nearest Train
270 Metres
Keihan Shichijo underground station
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Okumura
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $61 Per night

Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

Special Offer! 35% OFF WINTER SPECIAL FOR JAN/FEB STAYS

Special Offer From:
Dates Jan 10, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015

For bookings through end of Feb. 2015 you can now receive 35% off normal rates.

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Xmas/New Years
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$152
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Special Winter rate 35% OFF!
Jan 10 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$61
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Cherry blossoms
Mar 20 2015 - Apr 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Special summer rate 20% OFF!
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$75
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn colours
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$152
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$95
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates up to 2 persons, additional guests $20 each per night up to 4 total guests maximum.
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Amenities

Kyoto Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The double bed is super comfy and soft. You will definitely have a good night's sleep after sightseeing!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
We have setup Blue Tengu based on guest preferences and requests. So if there is anything you need which is not included please let us know about it.

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