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Shirakawa Cottage (Cottage by the White Stream)

  • Property description
    Kyoto
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    Rental Home – 
    1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
    Accommodations: House, 1 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

    Shirakawa Cottage - COTTAGE BY THE WHITE STREAM
    The 1957 classic 'Sayonara' with Marlon Brandon was filmed by Shirakawa Stream adjacent to Shirakawa Cottage, great views of the area in the 1950's.

    Shirakawa Cottage is a traditional Japanese Machiya (Townhouse) in an absolutely superb location. A little hideaway in a deep alleyway off the Shirakawa Stream, one of the loveliest areas in Kyoto This ensures that that the house is completely quiet yet allowing immediate access to the middle of Kyoto’s historical Higashiyama (Eastern Mountains) district.

    This means that you can drop in, have a rest, a sleep, shower, change clothes or have a cup of tea and still be in the middle of the historical area....
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  • Amenities & details
    • Dryer
    • Garden or Yard
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Safe
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Stove
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      No
    • Elder Access:
      No
    • Pets Allowed:
      No
    • Smoking Allowed:
      No
    • Suitable for Children:
      No
    Listing #FK393821 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 Per night Per week
    Default - - 3 nights
    $94
    $563
    High Season Nov 1, 2014 Dec 6, 2014 3 nights
    $131
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    Regular Season Dec 7, 2014 Dec 30, 2014 3 nights
    $94
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    Festival Season Dec 31, 2014 Jan 3, 2015 3 nights
    $150
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    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    Normal Season rate
    2 Guests ....¥15,000/night
    High Season rate ... Add 3,000JPY / night on above rates
    High Season is as below.
    Apr.1-13, Apr.27-May.5, Jul.13-16, Sep.14-15, Oct.12-13, Nov.15-30, Dec.31-Jan.3
    3 night minimum
    Payment only in JAPANESE YEN.
    Credit card acceptable.
  • Property location
    Additional Location Information
    Shirakawa is located 2 mins from the main historical Nene's Path. The traditional Geisha district of Gion is 4 min walk along the edge of the Shirakawa Stream. Also the upmarket restaurant area of Pontocho along the banks of the Kamagawa River is an easy stroll. This whole area is flat and an easy walk and as with all Kyoto is quiet and perfectly safe. Fifteen minutes walk east are the Higashiyama mountains that have superb hiking.

    The area around the house has many interesting shops and is steeped in Kyoto history. The highlights of Kyoto; Heian Jinju, Kyoto Museum, Nanzenji, Kodaiji and Chion-in Temples, Maruyama Park, Philosophers Path and many more are an easy stroll from Shirakawa Cottage. There are many interesting cafes, antique shops and specialty shops nearby.

    The nearby International Community House (INCH) (9.00am-9.00pm) has internet, a huge TV with CNN, daily Japanese language classes and weekly calligraphy, ink painting, origami etc classes in English for ¥50 (f...
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Larry B
Little Rock
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I chose to stay at the cottage because I wanted something different than the standard hotel room. It was for a three-day sightseeing tour, my first visit to Kyoto. The cottage was exactly as described on the Internet. Directions to it came via email a few days before my arrival, and the directions were clear enough that I had no... more

paoseattl...
Seattle
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
22 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This is our second stay in a machiya owned by Wendy and Avi. The first time we were in Jizo-An. Jizo-An has somewhat better interior amenities: a love seat plus two kitchen table chairs versus Shirakawa's two kitchen table chairs; a big closet versus no closet (although Shirakawa has a largish tansu). Jizo-An is also closer to a well-stocked supermarket.... more

Sarah T
Melbourne
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Shirakawa An (Shirakawa Cottage) is quiet and comfortable. It's ideal if you want to walk or cycle to Kyoto sights in Higashiyama, along the philosopher's path, and even to the downtown shopping area. If you don't want to walk, buses and subway are 5 minutes from your door on the main street. Even though it is close to popular sightseeing... more

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