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Zen & Convenient,10min to Kyoto Sta

Bedrooms 4
Property type house




Nakagyo-ku House Rental Photos and Description

House in Kyoto, 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8

Only 10 mins walk to Kyoto Sta. with pocket Wifi !! Because it is a beautiful house of atmosphere remains.

Such as kitchen and toilet is very beautiful because it put the new equipment.

It Perfect location for sightseeing and your night life too.

The Space

Thank you for visiting my listing. This is a house for those who like staying in Japanese style with tatami, feeling comfortable during your stay. It is located near Kyoto Station so you can access every famous location easily and quickly.

===== YOUR BEDROOM =====

There are three main bedrooms for you. Each of them are floored in the Japanese traditional tatami mats. You will see the beautiful sunset on a sunny day from the west bedroom and the shiny sunrise from the east bedroom. There are enough super comfy sets of futon, which is "traditional Japanese bedding consisting of padded mattresses and quilts pliable enough to be folded and stored away during the day" as Wikipedia says. With extra futons, a total of 8 people (or as many as you can fit in!) can stay in the same house.

Of course there are plenty of space to store your luggage and hang your clothes.

===== THE APARTMENT =====

52 square meters total.

It is a private house, not a hostel or share house. You will be the only guests here during your stay. Feel free to use everything as you like. Kitchen, washers, fridge, toilet... it's all yours!

The house has:

= Portable WiFi for you to take out with you

= Washing machine

= Hair-dryers

= Shampoo, conditioner, and body-wash

= and of course, lovely, soft towels!

The kitchen and tatami area also fully equipped with modern appliances.

Check in and check out are Normally I can make them flexible for you, but I would ask you to be punctual during the high seasons of the sakura and the autumn colors.

You can leave your bags in the house before check in and after check out but please be sure to lock the door. You will have you own key, so you can to come and go as you please.

===== ABOUT ME, YOUR HOST =====

Hi, I'm Taku! I usually live in Ebisu, Tokyo and in Kyoto for work. I am in Kyoto for about a half of the week. I like watching movies and playing video game.

Also, I've been to Kyoto many times. I've had tons of family and friends over to visit so I've been all over from Hokkaido to Okinawa more times than I can count. I know the best tourist spots all over Japan, and I also have my own special favorite sites, restaurants, and tips which I'm happy to share. If you need any help organizing your trip, I'm your man!

===== FAQ =====

Q. Since I will have the trip on my own, is the location of your accommodation safe for a single lady?

A. Yes, the area where house is situated is very safe. It is an up-market neighborhood, and single women often walk around to and from their apartments, workplaces and the station.

This house is 50m from the main road, and only a seven minute walk from the train station.

I think you will find staying in this house in Kyoto to be convenient, relaxing and safe.

Q. Will there be other guests share the accommodation at a time?

A. During your stay you will be the only guest staying in this house. It is private and you will have your own key, so you can come and go as you please.


Set near the Kyoto main station, where many tourists enjoy traveling and shopping around traditional Japanese townscape, so you will see and feel Kyoto style, sometimes you might meet Maiko or Geisya ladies.

Time to the nearest...

= Shopping mall - 10 minute walking

= Convenience store - 5 minute walking

===== TRANSPORT =====

There is JR Kyoto main station within a 10 minute-walk from the house, and it is easy for accessing to the main train lines heading out of the city to the various other stops on your itinerary. Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Wakayama, Hiroshima, Tokyo...

Closest train stations...

= Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Main Line, Shinkansen, Kintetsu Kyoto Line, Karasuma Subway Line) - 10 minutes

Plus, the Kyoto Station is the hub of bus services in Kyoto. The services will take you almost any famous landmarks, temples and shrines.

Time to...

= Gion - 20 minutes by bus

= Kiyomizu-Temple - 15 minutes by bus

= Nijo Castle - 20 minutes by subway

= Togetsu Bridge - 30 minutes by train

= Kinkakuji Temple - 40 minutes by bus

= Ryoanji Temple - 50 minutes by bus

= Osaka - 25 minutes by train

= Universal Studio Japan - 50 minutes by train

= Kobe - 50 minutes by train

= Nara - 45 minutes by train

= Osaka Intl. (Itami) Airport - 1 hour by train

= Kansai Intl. Airport - 1 hour 40 minutes by train

= Tokyo - 2 hour 20 minutes by bullet train

===== CHECK IN/ CHECK OUT =====

You will have your own key. I usually put the room key into the locked mailbox. I will be going to tell the box's number so that you can open it and take the key when I am not available.

===== BOOKING =====

After you mail me I am happy to keep the apartment for you for 24 hours while you make your decision to stay. If I receive an inquiry from another guest during that time I will mail you to let you know. At the end of 24 hours I will accept the first guest to book the room. Please keep contact with me even if you lose chance to get my listing and I will give priority over you next time.

------- is built on mutual trust and friendship, so help me get to know you. Before you come to stay with me please make sure you add a few verifications to your account and add some personal information to your profile.

= What do you love?

= How do you spend a relaxing afternoon?

= Where would you go on your dream holiday?

===== MESSAGE ME =====

I usually reply to mails within a few hours, and I'm happy to answer all your questions before you finalize your decision to book.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you, so go ahead, click the button and contact me now!

Interaction with Guests

I will be always online so you can talk to me through Email or call me for any support.

If you wish and we can arrange some time to meet up, I am willing to do so.

The Neighborhood

The house is located very close to Kyoto Sta.(Only 10mins!)and Gojyo Sta.(Only 3mins!!) and bus stop(only 4mins!) so you will easily find a lots of unique shops, department stores, restaurants and bars.

Convenient store and grocery store are near by within 5 mins walk too.

Getting Around

4 mins walk to Gojyo bus stop.

4 mins walk to Gojyo station (Karasuma subway line)

10 mins walk to Kyoto station.

12 mins walk to Kiyomizu-Gojyo station (Keihan line)

12 mins walk to Shijo station (Keihan line)

Other Things to Note


Face and Bath towels

Shampoo & Conditioner

Body soap

Hair Dryer

Micro wave


Kitchen stuff


Pocket (Mobile) Wi-Fi

Check In/Out

Check- In: 15:00

Check- Out: 11:00

House Rules: Please respect neighbors.

Please tidy up the room when you leave.

Please take off your shoes.





More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016


3.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Zen & Convenient,10min to Kyoto Sta
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews

Our recent stay was pleasant and met our needs. It is important to note that the list price for the

  • 3 of 5

Our recent stay was pleasant and met our needs. It is important to note that the list price for the rental is only for one person. We were charged an additional $29 per person, which makes the house rental more expensive than it appears. The owner was able to accommodate our last minute booking and it was easy to communicate with him via email. The home is located within a 10-15 minute walk from Kyoto station, close to the Gojo bus stop and subway station, with a market nearby. The owner provided excellent picture by picture directions and GPS coordinates for Google Maps. Staying in this home is a more authentic Japanese experience with its tatami mats, futon bed rolls, and its traditional dining table and cushions. With only four of us using the house, we were able to double up the futons to make the bedding softer for our three night stay. Please note that the house is smaller than it looks in the pictures, the doorways are low, and the stairway to the upstairs sleeping rooms is narrow and steep. The wifi was unreliable and the battery was not sufficient on the pocket wifi to allow us to take that out and about with us, even though we always kept it plugged in. We utilized the kitchen and the laundry. The induction hot plate was very efficient for making breakfast and the washing machine worked well. There is no dryer, so in the colder weather, we had to plan ahead to hang out our laundry to dry. We appreciated the plentiful towels and liquid bath supplies, such as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. A hanging bar in the closet would have been helpful for keeping our clothes. We enjoyed meals at a restaurant just down the street from the house on Shin-machi Dori, southwest of the junior high school. Look for the Japanese lanterns and orchid plants outside the restaurant. Definitely take advantage of the wonderful tourist information office at the Kyoto Station. They provided us with maps, walking guides, information on which temples were lighted at night, as well as the must have daily bus pass for the city and Raku busses to tour the sights. Finally, take the time to visit Higashi Honganji, which is just down the street from the house. We stopped in on our walk to the train station on our last morning in Kyoto and were so glad we did. All in all, we appreciated the experience of this home over what we would have had in a hotel.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Our party of six adults really enjoyed our stay. The location is very good, about a 10-15 minute

  • 4 of 5

Our party of six adults really enjoyed our stay. The location is very good, about a 10-15 minute walk north of Kyoto station where most of the trains and buses arrive/depart, including the airport bus/limo. It was difficult to find the house on the first night that we arrived because the street name and house number is not marked, so make sure to "street view" the photos on google maps before arriving! The house is very small with low doorways, but it is a typical older Japanese house with tatami mats and sliding doors that made it a true cultural experience. There are two bedrooms upstairs, and the main dining room downstairs functioned as the third bedroom, with another small room off the kitchen for eating. There were enough futons and clean sheets and towels. For the bathroom the toilet, sink, and bath are in separate rooms, which is good for a group. It was very hot and humid during our stay, and the A/C worked fairly well, plus two fans, but it took at least a day to cool the house down after we first arrived. The kitchen was small but adequate, although we didn't do any cooking other than make tea and coffee. The wifi was not always available. Thank you Takuhei.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very nice stay. The location is close to the subway and in walking distance to for instance Gion.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice stay. The location is close to the subway and in walking distance to for instance Gion. House is traditional, simple and clean. Wifi worked! We had a nice holiday.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Takuhei's place was pretty great. The house is an old, traditional style Japanese house with tatami

  • 4 of 5

Takuhei's place was pretty great. The house is an old, traditional style Japanese house with tatami mats throughout. There's a heat pump in the spacious sleeping area upstairs that kept the room a comfortable temperature and a couple of electric heaters downstairs. The toilet and shower were modern appliances, including heated bidet seat.

There were four of us who comfortably enjoyed staying there, alhough our tall friends had some trouble with low doorways. The house is in a quiet neighbourhood not too far from downtown and Gion.

We never met Takuhei but he was quick to respond, and provided detailed instructions on getting to the apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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This is a very nice and well maintained property with a touch of old fashioned Japanese home. Though

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice and well maintained property with a touch of old fashioned Japanese home. Though it's hidden away in a quiet neighborhood, the location is convenient since it is only a short walk from a subway station. And there are some nice local restaurants and coffee shops around. The only issue we had was the house was a bit chilly during the cold season since it's an old fashioned house with poor insulation. The heater helped though.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Rates & Availability


  • Cleaning Fee: USD 39 per stay
    Additional Guests: USD 29 per night (after 1 guest)
    Check in after 3:00 PM, check out before 11:00 AM
    Cancellation Policy - Strict: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival (additional cancellation charges may apply)
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Nakagyo-ku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 8 beds (Futon)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub

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