SHOFU-AN(PINE BREEZE), KIYOMIZU GION AREA

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Toshimitsu Negishi

Speaks english, Italian
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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SHOFU-AN(PINE BREEZE), 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 is one of Kyo Machiya Miyabi, 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 selective clientele. 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.

*Geoffrey P.Moussas first became fascinated by traditional Japanese houses in Kyoto while studying for his master of architecture at MIT. Soon after graduation, he moved to Tokyo to work for some world’s best architects, such as Fumihiko Maki ( WTC tower 4, NY –present) and Yoshio Tanniguchi ( MoMA renovation NY, 2004.)He later moved to Kyoto to work for Nakamura Sotoji and gradually get involved in machiya restoration. As you can see from his past employment experience, he has experience not just in traditional Japanese architecture, but also works on modern projects throughout Japan and other countries.

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

Please see our other 2 listings – VRBO # 438158 & # 438160 in this location.

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.

Yen 30.000 for two guests per night,

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

Toshimitsu Negishi

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, Italian
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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
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:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

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Shofu-an(Pine Breeze), Kiyomizu Gion Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
business
Shofu-an(Pine Breeze), Kiyomizu Gion Area
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Kyoto Japan
5

Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
What a wonderful home! Roxana is the perfect hostess! She is organized (emails maps/necessary info prior to arrival), keeps an impeccable home, and is most helpful about the Kyoto area. The home is a great place with lots of charm and is in a fabulous location. Couldn't imagine a more perfect way to spend our time in Kyoto! We loved our time there! A true highlight! Highly recommend this home!
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Shofu-an(Pine Breeze), Kiyomizu Gion Area
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Kyoto Japan
Shanghai, China / Plymouth, MI USA
5

Our Home in Kyoto!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Our family of five (8yr girl, 11yr boy, 12yr boy) was very comfortable at Shofu-an. We spent each day touring Kyoto, but our children begged to stay in our "house". They loved staying in a traditional Japanese house. We all did.
Having things like a washer and dryer were a real luxury. The house was VERY clean and beautiful. It was very hard for us to leave.
Roxana was super helpful. There is very little English available in Japan, so having someone like Roxana to help was such a joy.
The house is in a great location for walking to attractions and to the subway. There are also great restaurants and a grocery store in the neighborhood.
We felt at home in our Japanese house. We hope to visit again someday.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shofu-an(Pine Breeze), Kiyomizu Gion Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vbi
+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
northern virginia
5

quiet respite in a traditional japanese home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
what a lovely traditional home in a charming neighborhood near yasaka shrine and kiyomizu-dera. the home is cozy, well-equipped, and comfortable. the lovely garden is peaceful. the futon sleeping accommodations were very comfortable as were the western-style beds. the bathroom is updated and modern with a wonderful shower/bath room. it is in a perfect location for walking to many sights or to catch a cab or bus within the timeless city of kyoto.

roxana was very helpful in providing details about the neighborhood, the home and kyoto, in general.

shofu-an was a perfect place to stay to enjoy the beauty and simplicity of kyoto.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Shofu-an(Pine Breeze), Kiyomizu Gion Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vbi
+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
5

Great stay in Kyoto

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My wife, 17 year old daughter and I stayed at the Shofu-an, a traditional style Machiya townhouse in Kyoto for 4 nights. We arrived by train to the Kyoto train station and took a taxi to the property. Roxana was waiting for us which was needed because the taxi drivers were a little confused with the directions. Roxana was great. She was very helpful and always available if help was needed. She even printed out our directions for my hotel stay in Tokyo to hand to the taxi driver there. Thanks again Roxana!
The location was perfect and a short walk to many temples and shrines in Kiyomizu and Gion. My wife and daughter really enjoyed shopping in the small shops along the many streets. The property was also very close to inexpensive restaurants, another nice treat. The townhouse was very clean and we enjoyed sleeping on the traditional style futons. The shower/bathroom was a great feature. Actually the shower was perfect and the females really enjoyed it.
I will admit though the hallways were very cold, a little too cold for my liking. The two bedrooms and the kitchen were warm enough though. The other downside was with it being winter there really wasn't a place to sit in the evenings and really relax. The kitchen was the only option and it wasn't that comfortable. Also there really wasn't any English channels and the tv channel selection was limited but not a big deal since that wasn't high on our list of things to do in Kyoto anyways.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay. Roxana was great and if we were ever to travel to Kyoto again we would stay here. It is very difficult to find a place for 3 or more persons in Japan and I felt the value for our family was excellent. If you travel to Kyoto in the spring/summer/fall time frame this property would be a perfect choice. In the winter I think it is a very good choice. Thanks again Roxana! :)
Jim
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Shofu-an(Pine Breeze), Kiyomizu Gion Area
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+81 757086216
Kyoto Japan
Singapore
5

Wonderful experience :)

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Our family of 5 (4 adults and our 9-month old baby) had a wonderful time at Shofu-an :) Its location is excellent and we enjoyed our little walks to Kiyomizu and Gion. Roxana has been a gracious and helpful host, and our 5 night stay couldn't be better in the quaint little house. Clean and modern facilities coupled with traditional rooms and bedding. Heater could have been warmer but the futons were sufficient to keep us comfortable. Our son loves waking up to the natural light shining through paper doors, while enjoying his tummy time on tatami :)

Will love to stay here again when we are in Kyoto!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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

Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
all year round
Jan 15 2014 - Feb 15 2015
$292
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Basic rate is for two guests, additional guest except children under 10 is charged $25/night.
Rent includes all utilities, rates,tax, charges associated with the use, the occupancy of the property. Rates are in US dollars or 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

Kyoto Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
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:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
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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