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“Well appointed, excellent home in Kyoto...”
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Access to the house from various locations within Japan
Ulteriore quartiere allargato a pochi passi con tutti i buoni cibi giapponesi!
The house neighborhood surrounded by temples including Kinkakuji and Kamogawa river
Posizione della casa rispetto all'intera città di Kyoto
Posizione della casa rispetto alla maggiore area di Kyoto
La posizione della casa rispetto alle principali attrazioni turistiche della città e alla rete di trasporti pubblici
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Michael B
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well appointed, excellent home in Kyoto! Wonderful host!”
Reviewed October 11, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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Our 6 night stay in Shimpei's home was absolutely fantastic. The home is located in a more suburban area of Kyoto, about 15-20mins from Kyoto station, and about 20-30mins by bus from Nishiki markets area. That was part of the appeal, as we felt very much like Kyoto locals, living outside of the typical touristy center of town. Shimpei's home is very well equipped and there are lovely extra touches all throughout. Kitchen, toilet and bathroom/shower were all very modern and very clean. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) and found we had plenty of room. Lots of breakfasts on the sizeable dining table, and evening relaxing on the couch after long days out on the town and on Shimpei's bikes which are provided free of charge. We absolutely loved our ride around Kyoto, and all along the river - thank you for allowing us to have these experiences Shimpei! Overall Shimpei was an excellent host for us, he met us at the home, explained everything, gave lots of useful tips about local attractions and restaurants. We had some challenges with our luggage and Shimpei very kindly offered to take care of it for us and organised Takkyubin pickup of our luggage for us - it was fantastic and very much appreciated. We highly recommend Shimpei's home to anyone, and would gladly stay there again on our next visit to Kyoto!

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Management Response
Oct 15, 2017
Thank you Michael for the stay and such a very detail and lively description of the house and how you stayed, which I think are all helpful for my future guests to decide. You are right in that the house is not super conveniently located in some sense but would be a good place to those who wish to stay like a local, perhaps especially those with kids. Bikes are definitely useful here to get around, given the distance to the subway station (1km) but relatively short distance to Golden Pavilion and Kamogawa river (within 10 min by bike). I appreciate your constructive feedback as well! Luggage is always challenging to me as well when I am abroad so I am happy to help this for any guests (and actually there is a service where my guests can drop luggage at Kyoto station so it is delivered to the house before 6pm). I was very glad to hear you seem to fully enjoy the stay in the house and the city. Looking forward to your next visit to the city and the house in the near future! Shimpei
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Tour40536
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful kid friendly home in Kyoto!”
Reviewed July 9, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

What a wonderful respite for us during our 5 day stay in Kyoto. This well appointed, cozy home was perfect for my family (2 adults + 3 kids) and everyone felt at home immediately upon arrival. Shimpei met us when we arrived and took the time to show us around, walk us through house instructions, gave us recommendations based on our kids preferences and was simply so hospitable. Shimpei has an extensive list of recommendations for pretty much anything you want to do ready to read through at the house-he has thought of pretty much everything to make your stay easy. There are 4 bikes that guests can use and this was a huge treat. Shimpei even had an infant seat for our youngest kid and helmets for the kids. The home is close to the river that runs thru Kyoto with a huge bike/jog/walk path. It was very easy to access and a major treat for us all. Shimpei's home is equipped with the latest in technology and everything worked well. He also had a lot of toys that my 3 kids were grateful for. The beds were really comfortable. The bathroom and soaking tub was great-I wish we could take the talking bathtub home with us! It was so nice to be able to do laundry and the kitchen is stocked with very cool cookware-a cross between a pot and a wok-made cooking a breeze. Wifi was lightening fast and the neighborhood is residential yet close to everything, cafes, shops, grocery stores and restaurants. Very convenient to anything and everything by bus or subway. We felt as if we lived in Kyoto for a few days which was what we were after. I recommend Shimpei's place highly and hope to visit again in the future.

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Management Response
Jul 12, 2017
Thank you Jenny for the stay and such a detail explanation of the house and your experience, which I think will be beneficial to my future guests. Like your kids, most kids seem even more excited than their parents and I always like to see those kids enjoying. And thanks to my past three groups of guests, the house is now equipped with three kid helmets (perhaps sightly different in size with each other?). The house did not have beds for a long time until last October but I realized beds would be much easier when I myself stayed there for several days last year. I live on the other side of the river (Kamo-gawa river) and recently jog sometimes, never found such a suitable place for bike/jog/walk and relaxing in any other cities in Japan. Glad to know that the entire family enjoyed the early summer stay in the city and the house, and I look forward to your next visit in the future!
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caoxiicy
Chengdu, China
2 reviews
“cozy home, unforgettable experiences in Kyoto.”
Reviewed June 6, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

It's really very nice to meet Shimpei in Kyoto.He's so thoughtful,warm.And the house is absolutely amazing,we love it a lot,specially the kitchen.The location of the house is a little bit far from JR station,but very close to 金閣寺 and 龍安寺,you can ride the bicycle which Shimpei provided to get there.Riding through the alleies with morning sunshine,breeze,and the right person around,that's the most unforgettable experience we ever have.Thank you Shimpei ,for giving us a wonderful memory in Kyoto ,hope to see u in Chengdu China.All the best!

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Management Response
Jun 7, 2017
Hello Christ, my first friend in 四川, glad to know that the house and the stay gave you a memorable experience for you! Yes, the island kitchen was one of the charming points when I decided to purchase the property. It was also unforgettable experience to have dinner with you all in the nearby izakaya (居酒屋) and I liked the 四川 red chili pepper powder with the Japanese foods, a very innovative invention! Looking forward to see you all next time in Chengdu 成都! Shimpei
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Alex_Sobo...
Moscow
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything was perfect!”
Reviewed May 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Shimpei is a Great host who always tries to make sure everything is well covered. He is very responsive and available pretty much all the time. The Pavilion is renovated traditional house. It was a very interesting experiance to live for a week like this. Thanks Shimpei and looking forward to see you again!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 6, 2017
Thank you Alex for the stay and it was my pleasure and fun to be able to meet and chatted with you all at the check in! Looking forward to your next visit and my first visit to Moscow! Shimpei
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AurelieFr...
Lille, France
1 review
Reviewed May 14, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 3, 2018
Hi Aurelie and Frederic AND Axel, thank you for staying and leaving the comment here! It was my pleasure to have a chance to meet you all for a couple of times during your one week stay. I look forward to next visit of yourself or whoever you recommend! Shimpei
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