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HIDDEN INN: QUIET & LUXURIOUS DOWNTOWN KYOTO TOWNHOUSE

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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HIDDEN INN: QUIET & LUXURIOUS DOWNTOWN KYOTO TOWNHOUSE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Kyoto House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Living room sofa bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Hidden Inn is a beautiful & modern fully furnished Japanese vacation rental townhouse which can accommodate up to 6 adults. When you stay at Hidden Inn, you rent the whole house and can come and go as you please. Ideal for couples, families or groups of friends traveling together. The house is fully equipped and centrally located to make your stay in Kyoto as comfortable and relaxing as possible. A short walk to shops, restaurants and sightseeing, but in a quiet residential neighbourhood, away from traffic and noise.

CONVENIENCE OF A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Hidden Inn provides all the convenience of a home away from home. Guests may come and go as they like, cook in the townhouse themselves without having to pay for expensive restaurant or hotel food every single meal.

Hidden Inn management tries to adopt a flexible approach to ensure guests needs are accommodated to the best of our abilities.

FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN SO GUESTS CAN EAT IN

The townhouse has a fully equipped kitchen. Guests therefore have the option of buying takeout (perhaps sushi or a bento?) and bringing it home to eat or cooking themselves. All appliances, plates, cutlery, utensils, etc necessary are available and ready to use.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR A RAINY DAY

The townhouse has high speed fiber optic internet with WiFi, a large flatscreen TV, Sony Playsation 3 with over 40 games, DVD/Bluray player etc to ensure that guests have something to do if the weather turns bad or they just need a break from sightseeing.

QUIET & CONVENIENT LOCATION

Hidden Inn management chose the location of the property very carefully. This is to ensure that guests can relax and enjoy their vacation without the typical noise associated with large hotels and roadside traffic. The house is within a residential area with a strong sense of community. You are sure to see the friendly locals as you come and go and experience local atmosphere which is likely to be quite different from home.

Hidden Inn Kamitoryo-cho is located in a quiet downtown neighbourhood away from major traffic routes but within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, convenience stores, post office, banks and tourist attractions such as temples, gardnes and shrines. It is less than 1500m from the city center and less than 10min by taxi from Kyoto station.

It is only a short walk to Toyokuni shrine, Kyoto National Museum, Sanjusangendo temple, and the world heritage listed Kiyomizu temple. Restaurants, cafes, banks, post office, convenience stores etc are just a short stroll. The nearby Keihan railway provides access to other parts of Kyoto including the beautiful Tofukuji to the south and city center to the north and also to Osaka in less than an hour.

WARM HOSPITALITY & INSIDER LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

A vast range of maps, guides and recommendations is made available to guests so that they can enjoy Kyoto and get the most out of their stay. The manager has lived in Kyoto for more than 15 years and is keen to share insight with guests.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Owner

Long term resident and lover of Kyoto.

Owner purchased this house in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at Hidden Inn in Kyoto. It was perfect for us - extremely clean, modern and quiet. A lot of effort was obviously made to provide for guests' needs - even sticky tape for our well worn map! The photos & directions on the web and the detailed guest information were really useful. Easy communication with the manager. We walked to Kiyomizu-dera and Gion. We didn't end-up using trains for the longer trips as taxis were cheaper than expected & easy to find at the temple a few minutes walk away. We stayed for 5 nights & would've happily stayed for more. There's still lots more to see in Kyoto & we really hope to stay at Hidden Inn again!
Jun 2013
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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Hidden Inn: Quiet & Luxurious Downtown Kyoto Townhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Hidden Inn: Quiet & Luxurious Downtown Kyoto Townhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445253vb
+81 -050-5534-2429
Kyoto Japan
5

Fantastic central location

  • 5 of 5
Hidden Inn is a compact place, but for our group of 4 we found it very comfortable. Certainly better than the 200 square feet or less you might get in most Japanese hotels. We stayed in a traditional style house in Tokyo, but I could not fit into the tiny bath and kept hitting my head whenever I changed rooms. Changing shoes not once but twice every time to go to the toilet was also not ideal. But no such issues in Hidden Inn, though future guests should know that the stairs are quite steep and narrow. The lovely big western style bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. We also enjoyed morning coffee on the upstairs deck. I loved the green tea fragrance when I first entered the house. I stopped and inhaled deeply each time I came and went.

Our 6 year old son, who is an avid gamer really enjoyed the playstation and in particular one samurai game which he had never seen before. He was so enamored of this game that he brought it back home without our knowledge or permission. Upon contacting the manager to apologize and organize payment, we were told that no money would be necessary. Billy could keep the game as a gift. Such generosity was unexpected, especially since Michi san and Keith had already spent so much time helping us get the most out of our trip. Thanks very much guys!
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience. We get a lot of positive comments about the fragrances we use in the house. They are provided by a family-run Kyoto fragrance company. We change them regularly so not every guest will experience the green tea aroma, but the others are lovely as well. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed our balcony, which many comment is a good place for a glass of wine in the evening and makes a great escape from the kids. Although some families may not want their kids on the playstation, we have found it to be an almost essential component. It can be used for music, videos (Blu-ray/DVD discs) as well as for games. We have a large selection of games which we change on a regular basis. We are happy to bring extra titles or controllers if guests request.
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Hidden Inn: Quiet & Luxurious Downtown Kyoto Townhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445253vb
+81 -050-5534-2429
Kyoto Japan
5

Excellent Kyoto Townhouse!

  • 5 of 5
We found the Hidden Inn to be an excellent choice for our visit to Kyoto. A convenient downtown location- a short taxi ride or comfortable walk to Kyoto station and many sightseeing destinations. The townhouse was spacious by Japan standards and very comfortable for our family of 4 (including 2 adult sons). The townhouse was well appointed with comfortable beds. We arrived at the Kyoto Station late in the evening for check in on the first night but had no problem finding the Hidden Inn and gaining entry due to outstanding directions and information on the Hidden Inn website and email instructions from Keith. The website instructions also provided good information on the local train stations and public transportation. We never did find the Fresco supermarket mentioned on the website (possibly our faulty navigation skills), but the other directions for conveniences were very helpful. We also appreciated the welcome basket when we arrived late the first night, too tired to look around locally for a snack. Another very useful feature was the library of travel books available for the guests' use. We used the Kyoto travel guide to find most of our activities during our stay. We definitely would return to the Hidden Inn if we travel back to Kyoto in the future.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We enjoyed hosting you and would like to welcome you back to Hidden Inn any time. We chose this location for Hidden Inn due to its proximity to both Kyoto station area and the downtown area, both of which can be reached quickly via foot, taxi or train. Travelers with JR rail passes often comment how convenient it is to be so close to Kyoto station for day trips out of the city. Its also good to hear that you found the website helpful as we spent a lot of time compiling the information there which we hoped would be useful to our guests. We are continually updating it in an effort to provide more resources and help our guests get the most out of exploring Kyoto.
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Hidden Inn: Quiet & Luxurious Downtown Kyoto Townhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445253vb
+81 -050-5534-2429
Kyoto Japan
Chandler, AZ USA
5

Hidden Inn Treasure

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 3 had the opportunity to stay at the Hidden Inn recently while touring Kyoto. This unit allowed us to become immersed in the community, while feeling comfortable. The accommodations were nicely decorated with modern and very comfortable beds. Definitely were welcoming after long days of touring. The communication and admin emails were handled efficiently with plenty of instructions and follow ups. And the special snacks that Keith left for us were lovely touch. We even tried to hunt down some of them to take home to share. One mention that he stairway to the sleeping area are steep so one needs to be aware. However I would not feel that this would be a deterrent for many. Thank you Hidden Inn for a delightful stay!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy to receive such positive comments as it encourages us to strive to improve even more. We did our best to find the most comfortable Queen size bed so that guests can get a good night’s sleep after sightseeing. I also appreciated your excellent communication. When guests are responsive to our emails and let us know some of their plans that helps us to provide better service, whether it be recommending transport options, making dinner reservations, suggesting itineraries or simply sending reminders about incoming bad weather.
business
Hidden Inn: Quiet & Luxurious Downtown Kyoto Townhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445253vb
+81 -050-5534-2429
Kyoto Japan
QLD
5

5 star comfort and great location

  • 5 of 5
The house is conveniently located close to a major subway line making access to points of interest easy and fast. It is quite large for Japan and certainly enough space for two couples to share. We enjoyed the light and the balcony from which we could see Kyoto tower. This house is like a 5-star hotel, but bigger. We were very impressed with the quality of the facilities. Everything we needed was available and the owner gave us some great tips on exploring Kyoto.

It is quiet and a great place to recharge after touring this wonderful city. The 100 Yen shop a few minutes walk away was very convenient for daily necessities like bread, milk and snacks. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great space to stay in Kyoto.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Hidden Inn: Quiet & Luxurious Downtown Kyoto Townhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445253vb
+81 -050-5534-2429
Kyoto Japan
QLD
5

5 star comfort and great location

  • 5 of 5
The house is conveniently located close to a major subway line making access to points of interest easy and fast. It is quite large for Japan and certainly enough space for two couples to share. We enjoyed the light and the balcony from which we could see Kyoto tower. This house is like a 5-star hotel, but bigger. We were very impressed with the quality of the facilities. Everything we needed was available and the owner gave us some great tips on exploring Kyoto.

It is quiet and a great place to recharge after touring this wonderful city. The 100 Yen shop a few minutes walk away was very convenient for daily necessities like bread, milk and snacks. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great space to stay in Kyoto.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg, I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
business
Hidden Inn: Quiet & Luxurious Downtown Kyoto Townhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445253vb
+81 -050-5534-2429
Kyoto Japan
Arizona
5

Best place on our one month 6 city trip to Japan

  • 5 of 5
After staying at an Inn in Tokyo where the staff could barely speak English it was nice to be able to communicate clearly and get some good guidance at the start of our Kyoto adventure. The owner is a vegetarian and clearly cares about the environment. We were pleased to see that Hidden Inn is doing its best to encourage guests to sort garbage, minimize water use etc. In Japan the concept of “vegetarian” and “vegan” seem to differ with each person, so it was good to get some advice about real vegan food and restaurants in Kyoto. We really enjoyed the organic cafe which is just a few minutes walk from the house.

We went on a quick “intro to Kyoto by car” tour with the owner to get a feel for the city and I marked places on my map which I wanted to come back to explore later. Since we only had 3 nights and there do not appear to be any “hop on, hop off” style bus tours operating in Kyoto, the one hour or so we spent with Keith probably saved us a lot of time.

Not a big fan of traditional style places so this was perfect for me. Happy to say that the pillows were feather and not rice-husks, the laundry was inside the building (not in the yard or on the balcony), I did not need to strip naked in front of strangers to take a bath. There was no need to go to the coin laundry or hang clothes to dry on the balcony or in the bath. The dining table provides comfort during meals and saves my back and knees from the usual tatami floors and low tables. And the toilet, while on the small side, was not so tiny that I felt I would need to inhale in order to enter the room. There is no ridiculous curfew and we were not thrown out after 3 days (this happened to us in a hostel in Tokyo). Being 6’4” I find the standard futons in Japan to be a little short but I was happy to find my feet did not stick out the end of the bed this time.

Kyoto has a reputation for being a bit old and stuffy. It was great to find a hip and modern house like this with all the high tech stuff you expect in Japan. Looking forward to my next trip to Kyoto and staying at this cool house again.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Car: not necessary

Hidden Inn is located in the heart of the world renowned international tourist destination of Kyoto and is within walking distance to many popular sites and facilities and a short bus, train or taxi ride to many others.

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Rates & Availability

From $156 Per night

Kyoto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season (xmas/New years)
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$312
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Special winter rate
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High season (cherry blossoms)
Mar 20 2015 - Mar 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$312
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Cheery blossom peak
Mar 25 2015 - Apr 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$351
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High season (cherry blossoms)
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$312
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Special summer rate
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High season (Autumn colours)
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$312
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Kyoto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living room sofa bed - 1 double , Living room sofa bed converts into double bed
  • All bedding and linens are provided. The main bedroom features a queen size platform storage bed with ultra-soft and comfortable innerspring mattress. The storage compartments contain additional linen, pillows, blankets etc for guest convenience. The second bedroom contains a daybed with storage compartments underneath which can be used as a sofa, single bed, or bed for two (it expands). The storage compartments contain additional linen, pillows, blankets etc for guest convenience. This bed is ideal for kids aged 2-10.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes:
Please contact manager for confirmation of any details. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests.

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