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SHOFU-AN IN HISTORICAL KIYOMIZU-GION AREA

Toshimitsu Negishi

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Toshimitsu Negishi

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SHOFU-AN IN HISTORICAL KIYOMIZU-GION AREA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Kyoto Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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

PLEASE, look below for our rates!

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.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Toshimitsu Negishi (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese

About Toshimitsu Negishi

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

Why Toshimitsu Negishi chose Kyoto

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.

What makes this townhome unique

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!

Why HomeAway

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:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
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Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
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Kyoto Japan
Kuranda
5

Wonderful Rxperience

  • 5 of 5
We have been in Kyota for two weeks and stayed at Shofu-an for only 4 days . It was the best experience - the apartment was perfect, it was situated in a great area , close to wonderful eating places, shrines all tucked away everywhere and temples.
Our favourite place in Kyota. Roxana, our host, was delightful. She was super helpful during our stay and added to our whole wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
business
Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 -757086216
Kyoto Japan
Omaha, NE USA
4

Authentic experience

  • 4 of 5
Location was excellent. New bathroom, kitchenette and washer. Only downside is lack of comfortable western style seating.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 -757086216
Kyoto Japan
5

Lovely Kyoto apartment

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Shofu-an. Roxana was incredibly welcoming and extremely helpful. The location couldn't be better--close to all the amazing sites on the east side of town. We loved it, and we miss it already! Looking forward to coming back in the future!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 -757086216
Kyoto Japan
Phoenix, Arizona
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Shofu-an for 4 nights, and it couldn't have been nicer! We wish we would have spend less time in Tokyo and more in Kyoto. What a great city to explore. We would definitely recommend this VRBO to anyone! Roxana was very helpful, and a delightful person!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 -757086216
Kyoto Japan
Canada
5

Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5
What a great location for site seeing! Walking distance to Gion, and located in the area where the most of Kyoto's cultural sites remain. Convenient to the bus, which is easy to use and is actually fun. We found the one day passes the easiest way to get around. The house is spectacular, and is just as advertised. We'll equipped, comfortable and quiet. Roxanna was an exemplary host, always happy to go that extra mile. Her restaurant recommendations were all great, and her guidance on how to get around was always spot on. We've stayed in a lot of apartments and vacation houses over the years, and this one ranks as one of the best. Thanks for the hospitality!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Shofu-an in historical Kiyomizu-Gion area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438156vb
+81 -757086216
Kyoto Japan
Lisbon
5

Lovely tranquil refuge in Kyoto

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our three teenage children had a wonderful stay at Shofu-an. It is a beautifully restored and remodeled traditional wooden home on a quiet side street within walking distance of many of Kyoto's highlights. We loved the serenity of the simple design and experiencing the "feel" of a Japanese-style home. Although small, the house has all of the conveniences you could ask for: washing machine, wonderful bath and shower room overlooking the interior garden, compact, but usable kitchenette, and best of all - a lovely deck to enjoy the cool night/morning air. There is no real living-room, but we didn't mind as we used our bedrooms and the deck for relaxing after busy sightseeing.
Roxana was very friendly and helpful throughout our visit.
We would highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
116 Kilometres
Kansai International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Wine bar
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Keihan Kiyomizu Gojyo Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Meishin Highway Kyoto Higashi Inter
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!

Photos

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $295 Per night

Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

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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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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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