Kyoto is famous for having been the ancient capital of Japan, dating back over 1200 years. The sheer beauty of the temples, shrines, gardens and culture imbued within its boundaries makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world.
The property is 2 storied town house.
1 bedroom and 1 Tatami room are on the 2nd floor.
Bathroom, washroom, washing machine(wash/dry),small kitchen is on the ground floor.
Hair dryer and towels shampoo and body soap are provided.
Shofu-an (means Pine Breeze) is one unit of Kyo Machiya Miyabi in Kiyomizu area, a big Kyoto traditional house, and was designed and renowed Kyoto based architect Geoffrey P. Moussas. Shofu-an is being meticulously preserved with the traditional techniques that have been handed down for centuries. While sticking to tradition is important for the architect, updating the facilities, such as modern bath-shower room, high-tech toilet, kitchen, heating floor, are just as important to meet the present day needs of our guests. The delicate balance between 'old and new' is what sets this apart.
Shofu-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple, which is been designated a World Culture Heritage, and is very convenient for visiting by walking distance many others famous temples, shrines, downtown, and Gion, the most famous Geisha district!
Enjoy Kyoto and the distinctive features of local townhomes by staying in a real Machiya, feeling the natural way of living and the change of seasons which distinguishes Kyoto' s culture and its people.
City buses or rental bikes can take you to most famous sites in Kyoto within 30 minutes.
Please see our other listings in the In Sanjo-Kamanza area: Shimoza-an VRBO#514790 & Kamiza-an VRBO#514588.
In Aneyakoji area other 2 listings: Kaede VRBO#1077968 & Satsuki VRBO#1077956
Kaede and Satsuki are rented for a whole house as well #1275901
In kiyomizu area other 2 properties: Bairin-an #3438160
Whole house Kiyomizu bettei #1266495
Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan is waiting for you!
US$ rates for reference only.
※ When you check in, please pay accommodation tax of Kyoto government.
This accommodation tax is not included in rental cost of the house.
Please pay by cash. The tax fee is depends on how much you payed for your rental cost.
If your rental cost is under 20000 JPY per person per night, the tax is 200 JPY per person per night.
(EX) If you are 3 people and you stay 3 nights, the accommodation tax will be
200 JPY × 3 people × 3 nights = 1800 JPY
If your rental cost is 20000 JPY to 49,999 JPY per person per night, the tax is 500 JPY per person per night.
(EX) If you are 2 people and you stay 2 nights, the accommodation tax will be
500 JPY × 2 people × 2 nights = 2000 JPY
※Check in time is 4 PM to 8 PM.
Leaving luggage before check in time (after 11:30 am) is available, please feel free to ask us if you need it.
If you arrive later than 8 PM, please let us know.
※Please let us know the number of people correctly.
If the number of people is different from the number you actually book with, the extra fee will be charged.
Person not registered for accommodation must refrain from staying overnight in the room.
Please feel free to ask us for any questions.