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The living area with our garden under the snow.
The corridor through the Shoji screens
Another view on our garden from the corridor area.
Looking at the garden trough the Shoji screens
Enjoy access to Amazon TV.
Living are with the Japanese room on your right.
The Japanese room set up with futons for a good night sleep !
Kitchen counter
View from the counter, the garden is on the right.
Another view on the garden going to the 2nd floor bedroom.
Main house bathroom
The view from the bedroom on the old kimono factory on the right.
Western bedding in the second floor bedroom.
Another view in winter
The main house entrance. Welcome home !
The 2nd floor studio area, with its own kitchenette.
Western bedding in the studio
The bathroom in the studio
The view from the studio windows on the garden and...
…the old Kimono factory.
Our local supermarket just 150 m from the house
Kyoto station is 4mn by taxi, 12mn by foot.
Gojo subway station is 4mn away.
Unesco world heritage Honganji temple is 7mn away.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Maria C
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Great!”
Reviewed October 3, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The house is exquisite and the rooms divine. Super comfortable and lovely to be in. Loved it! So big as well.

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Management Response
Nov 30, 2017
Hi Maria,
Thank you so much for all the nice word about your stay with you. We hope you can make it back very soon to Japan and maybe Kyoto to visit us again !
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Quest6874...
1 review
“Excellent home - traditional and modern”
Reviewed July 27, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This is one of the best places we have stayed in of all our trips in US, Europe and Asia...hands down.

We are a family of four - two sons ages 10 & 13. The house is a very traditional Japanese home yet had key modern touches in the kitchen and bathrooms. It made our stay feel very authentic while at the same time extremely comfortable.

It is also very roomy so when we came home after a days sight-seeing we had a lot of room to stretch out and relax. The boys loved the two small gardens and that tatami.

The Gojo area is convenient in terms of transportation and is relatively close to all of the points of interest.

Chris and Herve were very helpful both prior to our arrival and during our stay. We would highly recommend this place to other families.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 30, 2017
Thank you so much for all the kind words ! We're very happy to read you enjoyed your stay.
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NoraEdelO
1 review
“Fantastic Kyoto Stay”
Reviewed February 26, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Wonderful house, beautiful garden, welcoming, peaceful, well equipped, plenty of space for all & close to all amenities & walking distance from
Many beautiful parts of Kyoto. We loved it & would like to stay longer next time!

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Management Response
Nov 30, 2017
Thank you so much for your review. We will be hoping for your to return soon then !
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PatFrance...
Australia
2 reviews
“Fantastic Ryokan in heart of Kyoto”
Reviewed February 26, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The Ryokan was very traditional but extremely functional. Daniel was so helpful providing us with maps and a list of good places to go to suit our interest. He organised a cab for us when we left. All together a great experience and we hope to return sometime.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 30, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. We hope to see you again !
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Wonghappy
Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Home again”
Reviewed February 13, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

As usual, our home in Kyoto is perfect
This time, there are 6 of us which 4 are senior, only one comment the dining table set up is not user friendly to senior

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Management Response
Feb 14, 2017
Thank you for staying with us, it is always a pleasure hosting you.
I am sorry to read some of the seniors in your group experienced some difficulties using our table, a traditional hori-gotatsu.
Although widely used in Japan by people of all age, it might require extra efforts to get in and out of the table.
With its recessed floor and an open pit where we place a heater for the cold months, our guests are able to sit on the floor in a chair and dangle their feet into the warmth below. It is an easy way of experiencing the Japanese custom of sitting on the floor but not seiza-style, the proper Japanese sitting position where one must first be kneeling on the floor while resting the buttocks on the heels. Our table also allows for a unique viewpoint on our garden. Thank you.
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bev072017
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great house, Great location”
Reviewed January 12, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Plenty of room in this comfortable, traditional Japanese house for our family of 5. We arrived late at night and our shuttle from Osaka got lost but driver phoned Daniel for directions. He waited out on the main road for us and then walked us up the street to the house. House is well equipped and a great location in a quiet little neighbourhood, but only a short walk to metro and an easy 15 minute walk to Kyoto station( even with luggage)Very handy having large supermarket at end of the street and there is a few great little restaurants in the immediate neighbourhood. A highlight of our time in Kyoto was coming home to this lovely accommodation. Thankyou Chris and Daniel.

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Management Response
Nov 30, 2017
Thank you very much for your review. We could not be happier to read you made of our house a haven while in Kyoto. We hope to see you again !
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JaliHochm...
Mudgee, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely to come "home" to”
Reviewed July 18, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed in this authentic Japanese home with my husband and two friends and we absolutely loved it!

The booking process was so easy and the owner Mike was a wealth of information regarding suggestions and options for pre-planning our activities.

We walked from Kyoto station, it took about 15minutes, the directions given were easy to follow, we enjoyed the walk and it gave us a chance to get situated with the area. You can easily also just catch a cab from the train station if that suits you more.

The house is situated in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas. We loved being in a Japanese "neighborhood" and were delighted to hear someone walking the streets each evening, hitting two sticks together signalling something - we never knew what it was but it felt very peaceful and calming - this little thing meant a lot and added to the authenticity of our stay- something we probably never would have experienced if we were in a tourist type area.

We were met at the house by Laurent, who spent time with us, not only to make sure we were totally comfortable with everything in the house but was also very helpful getting us situated with maps and offering us tips for this and that. He was also available via email during our stay which came in very helpful one afternoon when we were looking for a good massage for our sore touristy feet and had no idea where to find someone! (we didn't bother him too much but it was good to know he was around to help if needed).

The house itself felt very traditional yet with all the modern conveniences. Everything is as the pictures show. It was a pleasure to come *home* to every night and talk about our adventures.

There was a choice of bedding, from traditional futons on the floor to western style beds. The house is in two sections, with two entrances, my husband and I enjoyed having our own section for privacy very much.

There is a convenience store a few minutes walk away and you can also hail a cab from this street. We chose to cab it for all our activities, it was nice to have a chauffeur and to get dropped off exactly where we wanted to go without having to navigate buses and taxis. It was just a matter of pointing at a map if there was a language barrier. All the taxi drivers were most obliging, kind and helpful.

I would highly recommend this house, it is a home away from home yet definitely allows you to feel that you are experiencing some authenticity of another culture.

Our deposit was returned to us in a very timely fashion.

Just a little note on Japan itself, if you are only at the stage of contemplating visiting - do it. It is one of the most amazing countries in the world, the people are incredibly kind and thoughtful - I cannot speak highly enough of the country or the people.

Amazing trip.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 30, 2017
Dear Jali,
Thank you so much for your review. It is wonderful indeed to read you enjoyed your stay. The people walking the streets and hitting sticks are part of the neighborhood watch and perform an ancestral tradition of...fire prevention by warning residents to be careful when cooking, smoking (which we cannot allow in our house) lighting candles etc...
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