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Yuki

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Ajiro, Near National Museum

5 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Shimogyo-ku Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Town house, 1 bedroom, kitchen, shower ( 2 - 3 sleeps)

Ajiro was renovated in 2013, yet retain the original features of the original Japanese house in the traditional manner. Ajiro is located in a quiet neighbours, in a small ally off the main street. The main attractions nearby are National Museum, Sanjusangendo and Kamo river and they are all within 5 minute walk from the house.

Provided for your comfort are 3 single futons. There are a small dining table and chairs, fully equipped kitchen, and washing machine. Wifi Internet connection is also available. Our check in time is between 15:00 and 21:00.

Price appears is for 2 people use. Please ask for the quote for 3 people.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Yuki (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Ajiro, Near National Museum
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

We were well taken care of!

  • 5 of 5

Yuki and his family went out of their way to make us feel at home. They live right around the corner, so whenever we had a question, they were literally right there. When we arrived, Yuki gave us all the information we needed about the neighbourhood, the city and the surrounding area, and his English is excellent. They attended to all our needs, and we will never forget the lovely surprise birthday cake they brought for our daughter!

The apartment was just what we needed. It's in a good location in a quiet neighbourhood on several bus and train lines, with a couple of convenience stores nearby for groceries and cash withdrawals.

The kitchen/dining area was small, but suitable for 2 adults and 1 child. The upstairs bedroom was spacious and the futons comfy. Just be sure to bring an eye mask because the sun streams through the paper blinds in the morning. There is a washing machine and the outside balcony is used for drying laundry, which was not a problem at the height of summer. Good A/C, water pressure, everything works. The whole apartment is bright and airy, and very tastefully designed and furnished. Like most Japanese buildings, the walls and ceiling are very thin, so don't let your kids jump around upstairs or the ceiling feels like it will crash in. In addition to the delicate structure and fixtures, there are some valuable, breakable decorative items and furniture, so maybe not the best choice if you have a toddler or two. Also, the stairs are a bit steep, but fine unless you have a mobility problem. We thought the price was very good for what we got, and probably compares favourably with other lodging in Kyoto.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay in one of the most fascinating cities in the world!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are Canadians and recently booked this accommodation for over 3 weeks. What a treasure! This townhome is tucked down a lane in a traditional Kyoto neighborhood that is well located near sights, the subway, buses and Kyoto Train Station. The moment the owner turned the key and we stepped through the entrance, we knew our stay would be special. Recently renovated, the house reflects a charming blend of modern convenience with traditional beauty. Sliding wooden doors, vintage light fixtures, a gorgeous tatami room, fresh flowers and natural light are just a few of the features. A small couch in the lower level (and not shown in the pictures) provides a comfortable spot to plan a day of Kyoto sightseeing.

Most importantly, though, the owner and his family welcomed us with kindness. They answered endless questions we had about culture, neighborhoods and unique places to visit. The owner has almost ten years of experience in the hospitality business, operating a guesthouse; this provides him with the insight to know the needs of foreign visitors.

If this is the type of accommodation you are seeking, don't hesitate. This place is a gem.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A special and warm Japanese experience

  • 5 of 5

As people who had not visited Japan before and knew very little Japanese, we were, not surprisingly, a little anxious about our decision to stay in a traditional Japanese house rather than a Western style hotel. As our taxi came to a stop on a small back street in Kyoto, we were relieved to be met by our host who spoke fluent English.

Not only did he hand us the keys, but he took the time to walk us through the property and acquaint us with all of its features. He also provided us with printouts of the local attractions organized by city sector.

When the weather turned out to be unseasonably cool, he called to offer us winter coats, a gesture we very much appreciated.

Recently remodeled, the house consists of a living room, kitchen, bathroom downstairs and a spacious tatami mat bedroom/sitting room upstairs. Everything was spotless. We were particularly impressed by the fine craftsmanship throughout. Although the house had some idiosyncratic features by Western standards, we found it easy to adjust to.

We very much enjoyed the fact that we had not chosen to stay in a more conventional lodging. By the end of our five night stay, we had come to appreciate the personal connection we had established with our host and his family - including two utterly delightful little girls - who lived literally around the corner.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming house at quite convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this charming house in a quiet and peaceful but convenient location downtown Kyoto. Buses and trains commute very frequently, there are small supermarkets around which are open quite long, so you can get most important things whenever needed. The house has two very efficient ACs, you have a washing machine, fridge, you can make filter coffee, etc. The owner even provides coffee powder, filters, etc. as well as towels, detergent to wash, shampoo, soap, etc. so you need not to care for anything but getting there. We would stay there definately again if we should come to Kyoto! Thank you for the wonderful time we had!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful property in Kyoto

  • 5 of 5

Great location, near Kyoto station – about 10 min by bus and just beside Kyoto National museum and Sanjusangendo Temple. You can move easily by bus to all touristic spots.

The house is simple wonderful! It was just renovated maintaining the Japanese original style. The property is well decorated and has all the appliances that are needed, including hair dryer and washing machine. There is air conditioner and heater too. The futons and bed clothes are new and quality. The owner still provides bath towels and amenities as shampoo and conditioner. WIFI is available. Besides all this, the owner was very gentile. It was a very good choice!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Shimogyo-ku Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Nov 17 2016 - Dec 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,071
 
 
New year
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$945
 
 
Spring
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
$1,134
 
 
Golden week
Apr 29 2017 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$945
 
 
June special offer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$630
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
$693
 

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Amenities

Shimogyo-ku Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

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