We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lovely Apple House on Kyoto's Historical East Side

Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • The front of Apple House ( private gate and entrance )
    The front of Apple House ( private gate and entrance )
    The front of Apple House ( private gate and entrance )
    The approach to Apple House along a narrow lane.
    Four people can comfortably sit and eat in the kitchen / dining area
    The kitchen is well equipped and has both Japanese and western utensils
    Tatami mat living area with low table / chairs, TV, DVD and CD players, Internet access, guides etc.
    Property description
    Rental Home – 
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
    When we opened Apple House in early 2009, we wanted to provide comfortable, reasonably-priced Japanese accommodation in this peaceful yet very convenient neighborhood of Kyoto City. Comments made by many of the guests who have stayed with us praise the cleanliness and comfort of the house, particularly the quality of sleep, and also the ease of getting around Kyoto on the city's excellent transport system.

    Apple House is a detached, two-bedroomed house in a conservation area on Kyoto's famous east side. Tourist hotspots such as Gion and Kiyomizu Temple are easily reached by bus, train or bicycle ( we provide two modern ones with gears and baskets ), and also there are many enchanting shrines and temples within walking distance of your front door. Three good supermarkets, coffee...
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm Clock
    • Books
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Grill
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #FK119966 by: FlipKey
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Weeknight Weekend night
    Default - - 3 nights
    High Oct 16, 2014 Jan 5, 2015 3 nights
    Low Jan 6, 2015 Mar 15, 2015 3 nights
    High Mar 16, 2015 May 31, 2015 3 nights
    View all periods
    • 3rd / 4th person charge: $19 / stay - Other
    • Damage deposit: $188 / stay - Deposit
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    - We only accept Japanese Yen: ¥9,000 / night low season, ¥12,000 / night high season ( for 2 people ).
    - We offer discounts for stays longer than one week.
    - We ask guests to pay for utilities used. These are charged at suppliers' rates and usually total a few hundred Yen per day.
    - Payment is through Paypal using a credit card.
  • Property location
    Additional Location Information
    Apple House is located in a quiet conservation area of Kyoto City where guests can have the best of both worlds - you can easily access the main tourist areas by excellent public transport, and can sleep very well at night ( many people mention how well they can sleep ).

    Shugakuin is a very traditional neighborhood of Kyoto. Many families have lived here for generations and old farmhouses can still be found in the midst of more modern properties. There are several temples and shrines within walking distance, including the splendid Shugakuin Imperial Villa, Manshuin and Shisendo temples. Simply walking or cycling around the narrow lanes is a pleasure with so many immaculate gardens to see.

    Three good supermarkets, a 7-11, bakeries, coffee shops, and other amenities including the local train station are ten minutes walk away from Apple House. The frequent ( every ten minutes ) No. 5 bus stop is just five minutes walk from Apple House. This bus runs south past Ginkakuji ( the Silver Pa...
    Nearby cities
  • About this property
    How do I know if the property is available?
    How can I contact the owner?
    What if I don't hear back from the owner?
    How do I pay?
    Is my payment insured in any way?

Reviews from our community

Contribute to the TripAdvisor community and help fellow travelers find the perfect vacation rental
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Hiroko was an excellent host. Full of information regarding the area. She made us feel confident in traveling on buses and trains in kyoto and tokyo. Although we only stayed a short time, we could easily have stayed for a week. The biggest advantage of staying at apple house was Hiroko collecting us and returning us to the station on... more

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Many stores and restaurants only accept cash, so it is crucial to have cash in hand. The post office is the best place to get cash through your debit card. Because Apple House is several minutes walk to the main city bus lines, expect to pay extra fee for transportation. For a family of four, taxi was the cheapest and... more

Management response:

Many thanks for your review! Yes indeed - Japan is very much a "cash society". Many of our guests use ATMs in the numerous convenience stores around the city. Regarding the subway station, it is a little far. However, guests rarely use the subway as it does not run near many of the tourist sites. The very frequent number 5... more

Report response as inappropriate
Marie H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I have stayed at Apple House four times now, and it must show we love staying there. The owners are great. They pick you up from the station and they have the necessary things ready. We have got to know the neighbors and each time we have returned they have always made us feel welcome. The house is very comfortable... more

Check in
Check out
/ Night
Additional fees may be applied by owner
Make Inquiry
Hiroko and David James
Speaks English, Japanese
Listed since : May 2009
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Listing is Free!
Add your rental property to TripAdvisor and FlipKey at no charge. You pay only 3% commission on each confirmed, paid booking.
Protect your privacy
TripAdvisor only shares your contact details with your guests after the first payment has been made.
Get more exposure
Showcase your property to travelers worldwide actively looking to rent in your destination every month.
Set up your free listing