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Wendy Lee

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, mandarin

Ju-Ichi-An - Beautiful Town House Perfect Location

14 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

Higashiyama House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 3-8 Sleeps

Juichi – Literally the number 11, refers to the 11 headed Bodhisattva of compassion –Kannon, which a national treasure statue of her is enshrined in the near by temple Rokuharamitsuji.

【We have 14 properties all centrally located.Please check our other listing, or inquire for details.】

The house is located in a neighborhood where secular and religious are interweaving into a fascinating puzzle. Rich in culture and history, from the dancing saint Kuya to the palaces of the Taira and Minamoto- The strongest Samurai families of the time ( 12th century). It is the ground of one of the most known episodes of Japanese history, the battle between the Taira and the Minamoto which is still a very popular story in many Noh, Kabuki plays as well Japanese TV dramas to the present day.

The neighborhood around the house is very active and welcoming. It offers a great deal of insight into the every day life of the people in an area less known to visitors. This ensures a very local experience “out of the beaten tracks”, yet in the middle of town. It is a great base for experiencing local daily life which yet living the tradition and heritage of the area through many temples Shrines and local spots.

There is railway stn & 24hr convenience stores, big local supermarket within 10 mins walk and variety of restaurants, cafes around, while the house remains perfectly quite and secluded!

The structure of the house allowed us to create 3 completely separate bed rooms for complete privacy in case you come with other friends..

The house has 2 floors.

Floor 1 with entrance space, dining room, TV(only Japanese program) and relaxation space, fully equipped kitchen, Hollywood TWN beds, Western style toilet and iron cast bathroom, washing space and washing laundry space.

Floor 2

2 Japanese style (tatami) bed rooms & relaxation space, balcony

The house is furnished with Japanese antiques but also with brand new modern features like a western toilet, shower, air-conditioning, and microwave. We also provide a hairdryer and iron. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and is perfect for preparing breakfast. Lunch and dinner are best eaten in local cafes and restaurants.

WIFI Internet access is available for your own computer.

Inside the house you will also find 'Kyoto guide' with lots of maps and information on sights and things to do. In Kyoto and we are more than happy to help guests plan their itineraries while in Kyoto. Please refer to our planned tours.

We, your hosts at Windows to Japan (a tour operator agency based in Japan which creates and organizes tours in Japan) can offer much more to help you optimize your Japanese experience, by planning and arranging parts of, or your entire tour in Japan by introducing unique windows through which you can unveil more layers of Japan’s enigmatic culture.

We offer special tours with reduced rates to guests staying in our houses. For more information, please contact us.

There is free WIFI in the house.

Ju-Ichi-An is a NON Smoking property. No daily cleaning is offered.

Reservation MUST start from 3 people above. Reservation of under 3 people can be accepted only under the condition of paying as 3 people.

Rates are as below.

Rates

Rates

Regular Season Rate:20,000JPY for 3 persons

Jan.4-Mar.26, May.6-Jul.13, Dec.6-Dec.30

Middle Season Rate: 25,000JPY for 3 persons

Apr.26-29, Jul.17-Aug.12, Aug.17-Oct.31

High Season Rate: 31,000JPY for 3 persons

Apr.19-25, Jul.14-16, Nov.1-Nov.19

Festival Season Rate: 39,000JPY for 3 persons

Mar.27-Apr.18, Apr.30-May.7,Aug.13-16, Nov.20-Dec.5

*Every extra 1 person, add 3,000JPY per night

*Only during regular season, every 7 nights, get 1 night fee.

*Under 3 nights stay, require a cleaning fee of 4,000JPY.

*Pl consult with us for special rate for long stay above 3 weeks.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wendy Lee (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, mandarin

About Wendy Lee

As guests at Hei-An, you can benefit not only from the great setting of the house, but also from your hosts’ extensive knowledge and experience of tourism and travel in Japan – Avi and Wendy also own and run “Windows to Japan”, a specialist tour agency which opens authentic, soul stirring windows to Japan for independent travelers. From planning to operating and guiding tours in Japan to hosting guests at Hei-An, Avi and Wendy take great pleasure in introducing visitors to the real Japan and focusing on the individual requirements and wishes of all their guests.

Wendy Lee purchased this house in 2012

Reviews

4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

Ju-Ichi-An - Beautiful Town House Perfect Location
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

Great way to experience Kyoto

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for six days and we loved being part of a typical Japanese neighborhood. The location is perfect in terms of access to sights...it was so nice to be able to stroll straight up into the hills in the morning and beat the crowds at the temples. The supermarket nearby is handy and neighbors were unfailingly friendly. If you are worried about the noise of staying in a city, I can tell you this place is extremely quiet. The downstairs bedroom, which seemed gloomy to me at first because it has no windows, is the ideal place to get a good night's sleep and cure your jet lag. The kitchen is tiny but has everything you need to do basic things like make breakfast, and the traditional Japanese tub made us want to put one in at home (not to mention the heated toilet with all of the bells and whistles!). We would come back here and felt it was well worth the money, even with just two of us.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canberra, Australia
5

Amazing location with amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

We were in Kyoto for a wedding and were looking for a house for our family (3 adults + 2 children - 3 and 1 yr old). For us the location was important as we wanted to easily access areas with the little ones. Juichi-an fit the bill. 5 mins walk to Gion, a handful of other temples shrines and tori gates were an easy walk. Subway lines and the Kamo river to view Hanami were also a stones throw away. Good food is available on the main road nearby, and a supermarket is 2 mins away.

The house is super traditional, so tall gaijin like myself may bump thier heads every once in a while, but it is worth it. Tucked away from a suburban Street, there is no noise at all. We were worried about the super steep steps with our 3yr old, but she didn't have any trouble. Sliding doors in the Tanami room allowed us to keep the crawling 1yr old away from the stairs. The bathroom is awesome. Deep Japanese tub in the wet room, very traditional!

The best things about our stay were the hosts. We had some issues with the house that were completely out of their control, and they instantly responded. They did absolutely everything within thier power to successfully resolve the problem. In a stereotypical Japanese manner they were completely apologetic, despite the problem not being caused by them. Thier swift response ensured our stay was not effected! We would highly recommend Juichi-An for anyone. Thank you Yuji and Elisa!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Experience in Kyoto

  • 5 of 5

Fist time visiting Kyoto with the whole family and we have great experience by staying in a such traditional Japanese style house. Though it is an old house, but it has everything you need inside. After a whole day walking and sigh-seeing, it is great to return such warm house. We always have a beer, and make a hot soup and instant noodle after shower.

Highly recommend to people who travel with kids, and with age above 60. Great place for family trip and family reunion. It is a great place and feeling like returning grandma's house.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Singapore
4

Ju-ichi-an: A beautiful conveniently located Japanese machiya.

  • 4 of 5

A quaint machiya that exudes traditional Japanese charm. The quiet atmosphere was perfect for experiencing residing in the local community. Convenient walking distance to major train stations with several surrounding eateries. Will recommend this place to travellers.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, UK
5

beautiful little machiya

  • 5 of 5

This enchanting little machiya is a lovely place for 2-6 people. The both os us didn't use the kitchen much as we ate out most days. We would have loved to have more time to enjoy this house but we have a tight itinerary in Kyoto. The walk to Kyoto Station is about 30mins but we do not mind. Lots of nice restaurant around.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Finland
4

Beautiful Japanese House

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful place for 4 days in December 2014. The House was quite spacy for two people, clean and equiped very well.

We enjoyed our stay a lot although we felt a bit cold the first nights.

Can highly recommend this beautiful house perfectly located just Walking distance from major sights.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The Location of the house is absolutely great- 15 min walk to Gion the famous Geisha area 5 min walk to Miyagawa-cho, another, less known Geisha area, yet charming and cozy, 10-15 min to downtown, 10 min to the Lovely area of Kiyomizu and the picturesque street on the eastern mountains. Conveniently located to bus and train line -the Gion Shijo or Gojo stations on the Keihan line.

Yet the location of the house, deep in a narrow alley, keeps it quite and private.

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Rates & Availability

Higashiyama House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Middle Season(Summer-Fall)
Aug 17 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$223
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season(Fall)
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
$276
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Festival Season(Fall-Winter)
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 5 2016
1 night minimum stay
$348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Festival Season(*NewYears)
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Festival Season(Spring)
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
$348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season(Spring)
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$276
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle Season(Spring)
Apr 26 2017 - Apr 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
$223
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Festival Season(Late Spring)
Apr 30 2017 - May 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$178
$1,068
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Regular season rate: 20,000JPY for 3 people

【1/4-3/26】【5/8-7/13】【12/6-12/30】

Middle season rate: 25,000JPY for 3 people

【4/26-4/29】【7/25-8/12】【8/17-10/31】

High season rate: 31,000JPY for 3 people

【4/19-4/25】【7/14-7/24】【11/1-11/19】

Festival season rate: 39,000JPY for 3 people

【3/27-4/18】【4/30-5/7】【8/13-8/16】【11/20-12/5】【12/31-1/3】**

*every extra 1 person, add 3,000JPY per night
*Reservations under 3 nights require a 4,000JPY cleaning fee
*For Regular season only, every 7 nights get 1 night free
**Reservations over the New Year's(12.31-1/3) has a special rate, please ask us for further details.

Please also note that we accept 1 night reservations ONLY if the reservation falls within the next 2 months.

For booking, we require one night un-refundable deposit.

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Amenities

Higashiyama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 3 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
  • There are three bedrooms with 2 single beds and the rest futon.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
Check-in 3PM Checkk-out 11AM

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