A short walk to discover aesthetic "Old Kyoto" with shops, restaurants and cafes
- english, Japanese
I love food, fashion, traveling and finding beauty in the nature. Living in Kyoto and always looking for inspiration.
What makes this House unique
*EXCELLENT LOCATION -Very quiet and peaceful location, with a small stream running beneath the small garden on the deck, birds singing and temple bells ringing. -Just a short walk to one of the most well restored and refined site. -Very convenient area for sightseeing, eating out and enjoying cafes.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
"We arrived as guests and left as friends."
Acco's traditional Japanese machiya is in a prime location of Kiyomizu-dera. Her machiya has all of the conveniences of home, from the use of a full kitchen, washer/dryer, a bedroom and an upstairs family room. Acco is very sweet, helpful, and welcoming. She speaks English very well. We appreciated her explaining how to use her appliances and the clear instructions in English with diagrams that are in her folder for us to refer to. She was so willing and gracious to help us in getting adjusted to the area by giving advice on where to shop, which buses to take, how get a cab and where are neet places to visit in the area based on our interest. We're 72 years old, in good health and wanted to experience a traditional machiya. Her home is on a quiet lane and is just a 10 min. walk up to Kiyomizu-dera. At our age the only concern we had was coming down from the 2nd floor, where the bedrooms are as the stairs are steeper than stairs in our home in Hawaii. We would definitely recommend Acco's home if you want to experience a traditional Japanese home on a quiet lane in a quiet neighborhood. What we especially liked was its closeness not only to Kiyomizu-dera but walking distance to Kawai Kanjiro museum, the Kyoto National Museum, the Yasaka Pagoda and Temple and neat coffee shops in Ninen-saka area of Kiyomizu. We just loved being so close to all the action and activity but off on a side street that is so quiet and calm. If you are looking for a residential, non-hotel experience, this is it!!!
Full of character
Wonderful traditional Japanese house in great location. Very quiet but for those who don't like bright bedrooms bring an eye mask! Like most Japanese houses there are no black out blinds.
We loved the location, the home was very comfortable......absolutely no complaints. Despite the business of the area, this home was tucked away down a quiet street. The property manager was wonderful in communicating with us whenever we tried to contact her. I would stay here again.
Comfortable house in good neighborhood
Acco was very helpful in getting us settled even though she could not be there in person.. We used the upstairs Japanese style sleeping room as a living room. It is spacious and bright. If both bedrooms were used for sleeping with, say, 4 guests, the house might be a bit crowded. The kitchen is tiny but well equipped and we easily made all our dinners there. The stairs to the bedrooms are very narrow and steep so this house probably wouldn’t work for someone with mobility issues. For all others it’s a great choice.
Beautiful Japanese home close to attractions, great restaurants, and shopping.
Traditional home that has been beautifully updated. Acco was a wonderful host. The location couldn't have been better in terms of accessing attractions, etc. Our only issue was space as there were 5 of us. It would have been perfect for 4 people.
Wonderful oasis in Kyoto
Many thanks to Acco for being accommodating for the early check in and early check out process. The place is slightly older than expected from picture and is a 15 to 20 min walk north to Gion, but close to Kiyomizu temple. Overall an authentic Kyoto Japan experience.
Entrance to Kiyomizu Temple is 5 minutes by foot. To Gion Geisha District is 10 minutes. To the nearest bus stop is 5 minutes and to the nearest train station is 10 minutes.