SPECIAL SUMMER DISCOUNT SHOFU-AN IN HISTORICAL KIYOMIZU-GION AREA

Toshimitsu Negishi

Speaks english, Italian, Japanese
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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SPECIAL SUMMER DISCOUNT SHOFU-AN IN HISTORICAL KIYOMIZU-GION AREA

Kyoto Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5-6)

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Kyoto is famous for having been the ancient capital of Japan, dating back over 1200 years. The sheer beauty of the temples, shrines, gardens and culture imbued within its boundaries makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world.

Shofu-an (Pine Breeze) is one unit of Kyo Machiya Miyabi in Kiyomizu area, a big Kyoto traditional house, and was designed and divided in three Machiya (Bairin-an, Shofu-an, Momiji-an) by renowed Kyoto based architect Geoffrey P. Moussas. Shofu-an is being meticulously preserved with the traditional techniques that have been handed down for centuries. While sticking to tradition is important for the architect, updating the facilities, such as modern bath-shower room, high-tech toilet, kitchen, heating floor, are just as important to meet the present day needs of our guests. The delicate balance between 'old and new' is what sets this apart.

Shofu-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple, which is been designated a World Culture Heritage, and is very convenient for visiting by walking distance many others famous temples, shrines, downtown, and Gion, the most famous Geisha district!

Enjoy Kyoto and the distinctive features of local townhomes by staying in a real Machiya, feeling the natural way of living and the change of seasons which distinguishes Kyoto' s culture and its people.

City buses or rental bikes can take you to most famous sites in Kyoto within 30 minutes.

Please see our other 2 listings in the same place:Shofu-an VRBO#438156 & Momiji-an VRBO#438158.

In Sanjo-Kamanza area other 2 listings: Shimoza-an VRBO#514790 & Kamiza-an VRBO#514588

Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan is awaiting for you!

RATES:

Payments are charged in Japanese Yen.

US$ rates for reference only.

Rates includes tax.

August and September 2014 special discount:

Yen 27.000 for two guests per night instead of Yen 30.000;

plus Yen 3.000 for each extra guest over 15 years old per night,

plus Yen 2.000 for each extra guest between 5-15 years old per night.

When the stay is shorter than four nights as requested Yen 5.000 is added on the total amount for extra fees.

Please feel free to ask to us for any questions.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Toshimitsu Negishi

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, Italian, Japanese
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Message from the owner: Welcome to Kyoto! Our wooden houses were built in 1920'. Recently we renovated these houses by utilizing the original material as much as possible.

Please enjoy the feeling of traditional Kyoto House!

Toshimitsu Negishi purchased this townhome in 2012

In this Kyoto typical house we could see a glitter of traditional atmosphere on the roof, wooden pillars, sliding doors or small garden inside the house.

The Kyoto townhouse is called Machiya and this house strongly stimulated us to restore for living. Machiya used to be townhouses or shops for the merchants in the 17th century.

Not only temples and shrines, but machiya stay is an attractive experience for all who want to know more about Kyoto' life style and its culture.

A 15 minutes walk will take you to the riverside of the Kamogawa. You can take a pleasent stroll along the river, or do shopping in the nearby Kawaramachi area, convenient during rainy days as the shopping streets are covered, like Nishiki food market street.

A night life spot is Pontocho, a narrow lane with no cars, full of elegant restaurants, bars, and where you can have a glimpse of a Geisha or Maiko on the way or from an appointment. In the next street west side of Pontocho there is Kiyamachi, a very lively night zone where you can find many kinds of restaurants, bars, pubs and more...

Enjoy Kyoto just walking from Shofu-an!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Special Summer Discount Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Special Summer Discount Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
Portola Valley, CA
5

Exceptional traditional japanese house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5
This house is located in a quiet area near all the major sights of Southern Higashiyama. It is very comfortable for family of 5, with enough living space as well as modern appliances and a well-equipped bathroom. This house is the perfect place to relax between visits or while getting over jet lag. The house itself very much reflects the ancient spirit of Kyoto with its tatami mats, rice paper widows and traditional design. The kitchen is small but large enough to cook meals at home, and the outdoor sitting area upstairs is great for breakfast, tea or simply reading and relaxing. The house is removed enough from main thoroughfares that the sounds of the city become a charming backdrop rather than a jarring cacophony. When we arrived, the hostess was waiting to greet us and gave us a tour of the house as well as a run-down of the neighborhood. She had even stocked our fridge with a few essentials.
Kyoto and this house in particular are the ideal experience for Western travelers looking to experience a wholly different culture and language. While being homey, safe and throughly hassle-free, this house was outstandingly authentic and was an ideal home base for exploring Kyoto's many temples and historic sites. We had a wonderful time and would love to return again; we recommend this house to anyone planning a trip to Kyoto.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Special Summer Discount Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
5

Beautiful Traditional House in Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5
The house is beautiful. Very comfortable for family of 4 - esp. in sleeping accommodations and nice kitchen facility. Smallish living room area without much space for sitting, but nice outdoor deck upstairs. Really gives you the feeling of old Kyoto and in great walkable location to some of Kyoto's most beautiful sightseeing spots. The caretaker Roxanna is very warm and helpful.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Special Summer Discount Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
Melbourne, Australia
5

Wonderful and helpful manager

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in this traditional house. Roxana was so helpful and provided so much helpful advice.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Special Summer Discount Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
5

Lovely Kyoto Stay

  • 5 of 5
Great location for this gorgeous traditional house. The lady who looks after the property (Roxana) is friendly and helpful and provided useful information about our stay prior to our arrival. All in all a very lovely stay.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Special Summer Discount Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
Seoul, Rok
5

Perfect spot in Gion District, Kyoto

  • 5 of 5
Everything went smoothly, payment, check in, orientation. The Manager, R, was top notch, friendly, informed, helpful with perfect recommendations for food and attractions. The unit was huge by Japanese standards, private, but handy. Totally spotless and offered each guest privacy. The deck/ garden was a bonus. The shower/ tub/ bathroom was perfect, even a washer. Did I mention a latte, expresso machine? The beds comfy, two on tutami mats, two on raised bed frames. Perfect!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Special Summer Discount Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
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5

Shofu-an (Pine Breeze), Kyoto

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Japan and we were a little apprehensive about traveling on our own because of the language barrier. We selected to stay at Pine Breeze because we wanted to experience Japan not as tourists. We were impressed with reviews which said how helpful Roxanne is as manager of the property. There are many other similar places but I doubt any have such a delightful and helpful contact person as Roxanne. Since she is Italian but has lived in Kyoto for over 20 years, she gave us so much insight into the Japanese culture, probably more so than someone born in Japan because she knew what were the cultural differences in lifestyle. WIthout her, we would never had been able to figure out how to operate so many things in the house. The place itself is somewhat awkward without comfortable furniture but it is how the Japanese live and we grew to love the beauty of the place and spent a great deal of time just relaxing and enjoying the design. We felt we got to know Japan on a deeper level because we lived life and didn't just visit tourist sites. We added on four extra days at Shofu-an and skipped going to Nara and other places. Highly recommend the home with Roxanne as contact person.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
116 Kilometres
Kansai International Airport
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Keihan Kiyomizu Gojyo Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Meishin Highway Kyoto Higashi Inter
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Wine bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Ashiya
Car: not necessary

Kiyomizu Temple, a World Cultural Heritage -

Gion, the Geisha district -

Zen Temple Kenninnji -

Yasaka Pagoda -

Kodaiji Temple -

Yasaka Shrine -

Maruyama Park -

Nishiki food market -

Sanjusangendo, the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist goddess...

There are nearly 808 temples and shirines in this small town!

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Availability & Rates

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Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Basic rate is for two guests, each extra guest over 15 years old is charged Yen 3.000 per night, each extra guest between 5-15 years old Yen 2.000.
Rent includes all utilities, rates,tax, charges associated with the use, the occupancy of the property.
Rates are in Japanese Yen.
A deposit of 30% will be charged at the time of booking, and a balance no earlier than three weeks before your arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kyoto Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Single Bed (2), Futons (3)
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
a bath with private garden, espresso coffee maker, floor heating system in the kitchen and bathroom area
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