Welcome to Kyoto!
My private apartment is superbly located in the center of Kyoto and very convenient for sightseeing. It is 6 minutes on foot to two train stations, Omiya (Hankyu Line) and Shijo Omiya station. It is only 3-4 minutes by train from Omiya to Kawaramachi where you can walk to Gion & Higashiyama area to see old Kyoto. Arashiyama, historical western district of Kyoto, is easy access by Kyoto Keifuku Tram Line, 6 minutes on foot. There are many must visit places in Kyoto but Arashiyama is my favorite place. I personally recommend spending a good full day there. For example, World Heritage listed Tenryuji temple has a really lovely Japanese garden and an amazing dragon painting. The famous bamboo forest and Okochi Sanso Villa with tea tasting experience cannot also be missed. There are a plenty of little cafe, shops and restaurants and you may find your own hidden places. If you prefer to travel by bike, there is a rental cycle nearby with good value. The train also directly goes to the center of Osaka (Umeda station). If you come from Kyoto station, it takes only 3 minutes by JR Line to Tanbaguchi then walk about 11 minutes to check in.
Near my apartment, there are also frequent buses available and they are going to the most of popular places in Kyoto. Both Nijo Castle (World Heritage listed) and Nishiki food market are also in the same area.
The place is approximately 22 square meters, and has almost everything you need, such as small kitchenette with cookware, plates, bowls and cups, kettle, microwave-oven, fridge and hair dryer. Two persons sleep on the folding beds with futon so ideal for two persons. The apartment may accommodate the third person who sleeps on the floor with futon. Linen and towels are also provided.
Portable Wifi is available.
The washing machine is for exclusive use.
The room is sunny, neighbourhood is very quiet and safe, so you will have a peaceful time when you do not go out for sightseeing but the location should keeps you busy outside.
There is a variety of restaurants near train stations. There are supermarket, 7/11s, grocery shops and liquor shops within walking distance.
I'm happy to offer you a weekly rate when you stay 7 nights or more.
Hope you have comfortable stay at my apartment!
House Rules: Please do not smoke inside the apartment building.
Please take off your shoes before entering the room.
Access to the apartment was straightforward and clear. We were warned it was small so were prepared for limited space. The kitchen facilities were only just sufficient if you wanted to cook yourself with one tinny saucepan and one frypan. Some bowls for mixing or serving would have made it easier. Many restaraunts and places were closed over new year so we had to cook, otherwise it is easier to eat out.
There was a Lonely planet guide and a language book on the table which was handy and internet access was excellent.
The apartment complex was quiet and clean. Hana was prompt with replying to emails although did not answer the phone but that may have been due to the new year holiday.
I enjoyed three days in this "not so perfect" accomodation. The place is 10-15 minutes far from the city centre by walk, but it's not so easy to find the entrance. I asked to a japanese guy to help me and he had difficulties as well. Once I reached the entrance I didn't know how to get the key because of the "self check-in" which hadn't been explaned by the host. The receptionist of the building couldn't speak English so with some signs I got her calling the host.
The sheets weren't clean, the kitchen's tools quite inexistant.
I suggest this place only if you don't want so spend so much and you don't need to be so close to the centre.
Appartement très bien situé au centre de Kyoto pour visiter la ville à pieds, en métro ou en bus.
Appartement petit mais suffisant pour un couple. Bonnes prestations et contact par mail facile avec la propriétaire qui répond très rapidement et efficacement.
Pour l'atteindre depuis Kyoto Station prendre le BUS 5 qui a un arrêt près de l'appartement
Nous recommandons cette location pour une visite aisée de Kyoto
This was a great, easy to locate apartment! My husband and I stayed for 3 nights, it's just the right size for us two. Very clean and quite, close to train station and I believe only a few stops the main Kyoto station.
We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to explore Kyoto.
It was a great experience to stay in real Japanese house. It's small, one room apartment, but we had all we needed for our stay. Especially having the washing machine is very convenient when you're on longer trip. You can find around good and cheap ramen's bars, shops and drink bar. It's close to the metro station and bus stops of several buses.
Overall great experience!
We had a great time in this apartment, the flat is in a great location for exploring central and northern Kyoto. Two local lines make travel easy and we found some great places to eat, the apartment itself is older and I will share that the fumes from the sink drain were not pleasant so we kept the drain cover in place. There was a little hair and dust balls on the floor when we arrived, but this was minimal and Hana was very responsive. Most important to us, the beds were very comfortable, the neighborhood was peaceful and location was great! What more can you ask for the $70.00? Thank you Hana, we would stay again.