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This house is in the center of Kyoto and very close to three major train lines and the subway. Its in a quiet neighborhood
You can find many cafes, bars, restaurants and many sightseeing spots such as Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, the Kyoto National Museum and many many more all within 15 minutes of this Guest House.
The house comes equipped with high-speed internet, a 60 inch flat screen TV, an ice-making refrigerator, 2 air conditioners, microwave oven toaster and a drum style washer/dryer.
I grew up in Canada, went to school in the United States and have spent the last 15 years of my life in Kyoto. I fell in love with this city, its temples, shrines and festivals within my first few years here and don't think I'll ever leave.
Ken purchased this house in 2004
This house faces the Takase river. The view offers cherry blossoms in Spring, fireflies in early summer, beautiful leaves in Autumn. This house is in a wonderful area. Easily accessible in a quiet and safe neighborhood.
Fantastic location (central) with a riverside view. Quiet neighborhood and traditional neighbors. Well equipped facilities and lots of helpful information to make your stay in Kyoto memorable.
To address questions asked: The listing description is completely accurate. The location is perfect for walking to transportation, and sites. The layout works well and was a perfect accommodation for myself and my daughter giving us each the privacy we needed. Having a washing machine for a two week stay could not be beat. The house was immaculate. Ken, the owner provided all the information we could have needed regarding restaurants, stores, sites etc.. This was my fifth trip to Japan but in many ways it felt "all new" because we were "living" in the city, and Ken made that possible. I would definitely recommend this property to best friends and relatives.
I took this trip to celebrate my 70th birthday and to share it with one of my daughters. We visited fabulous temples many of which are within walking distance, an easy cab, or subway from around the corner. We went to Nara. We went into the surrounding country side which is very quickly amazingly rural and agricultural. We went to markets, and really neat stores. We loved the local pubs including Kura Kura where we returned three times (English menu) and An Gies which has great fish. People were very friendly with banter and we shared tastes of all the dishes. Ken is a food writer and his recommendations after I said what I was looking for were right on. I cannot recommend this property more highly and yes a beautiful small river is right outside the door and although near busy streets, it is a very very quiet area.
I first stayed in this home in 2014 and couldn't wait to return to it for this most recent trip to Kyoto. I loved this house the first time and loved it even more the second time. It is the perfect spot to call home in Kyoto, the most charming city in the world.
Ken has created an environment that truly feels like home, from the linens and dishes to the entertainment center and furnishings. The house is immaculately maintained and full of character. The kitchen is state-of-the-art and allows for everything from a quick cup of delicious coffee to a fully prepared meal.
And the location is phenomenal. Close to Kyoto station, the subway, and many of Kyoto's top attractions, this house is truly accessible to all that Japan has to offer. World-class restaurants and stores are right around the corner, as are grocery stores, convenience stores, and ATMs.
The canal running down the street right outside the front door takes on different moods at different times of day--all of them lovely and embracing. Raindrops hitting the water first thing in the morning is one of the most beautiful sounds I've ever heard.
I cannot recommend this house enough, and I cannot recommend Ken's hospitality enough. His knowledge of Kyoto is second-to-none, and his kind, personal approach will absolutely make your vacation. Like me, you will want to visit Kyoto again and again.
Don't hesitate. Stay here!
We had a great time. Ken was an awesome host! Our accommodations were great, stores, shops and public transportation all within walking distance. We hope to be back next year.
Nous avons loué cette maison durant 9 jours. Avec 2 chambres, la maison est un peu petite pour une famille de 5 mais très bien aménagée et équipée. L'emplacement dans Kyoto est idéal: proche des quartiers intéressants (5-10mn à pieds), du train et métro, location de vélos, parking etc... Mais surtout Ken, a été un hôte extraordinaire, disponible, multipliant les petites attentions et nous faisant partager sa passion et connaissance du Japon et de Kyoto. Un 'plus' très appréciable dans ce pays à la culture passionnante mais un peu hermétique. Si il est disponible, je recommande d'ailleurs de faire un tour guidé (payant) d'une demi journée avec lui. Il vous donnera de bonnes adresses et de précieuses 'clefs' pour profiter de la ville.
Bref, une belle découverte, et évidemment, une recommandation.
We couldn't have asked for more from our stay at Kiyomizu House. It was just as described and really comfortable. Ken's recommendations and tips were extremely helpful.
Kyoto is truly an amazing city, and this house is a great base from which to explore it.
Ken was a fantastic host for our family of two adults and three kids, and the Kiyomizu House is exactly as described. The house is nicely located near the center of Kyoto and on major bus routes (the best way to temple hop). The house itself has everything one needs, including a great washer/dryer. Don't hesitate to stay at the Kiyomizu house. Thanks Ken!
KiYOMiZU House is half way between Kyoto station and downtown Kyoto in a quiet magical location in front of the Takase river. All of the train lines and subway are within 15mins walking distance from the house, giving you easy access to surrounding cities and sightseeing spots.
Kyoto is famous for its food and there are amazing restaurants all around KiYOMiZU HOUSE.
The neighborhood is old and the neighbors are quiet. Its located in front of the Takasegawa river in Kyoto. You can find cherry blossoms all along this river in spring and even see fireflies in June.
KiYOMiZU HOUSE faces East so there is nice morning light but don't worry - there are also elegant blinds for those who just want to sleep in and wake up at their own pace.
All the appliances in KiYOMiZU HOUSE are new and quite modern so your stay will be very comfortable.
Let KiYOMiZU HOUSE be the place that you call home while you visit the most traditional & remarkable city in Japan.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
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** 2016 Rates **
*** Staying 3 nights or more ***
1 guest : 20,000 yen
2 guests: 25,000 yen
3 guests: 28,000 yen
4 guests: 30,000 yen
10% discount for 7 or more days
15% discount for 14 or more days
20% discount for 21 or more days
25% discount for 30 or more days
*** No long stay discounts for April, October & November ***
Taxes are currently based at 8% and are subject to go up according to Japanese law.
Rates advertised are for the current dates only.