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Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji - 2BR vacation home w/island kitchen

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Note that the photo is taken by a 10mm wide angle camera.  The area of this space is 8.5 m by 3 m.
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Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
The house was first built in 1920 and families of weaving craftsmen lived and worked for generations until a decade ago. In 2014, the typical Kyoto wooden house called “machiya” was completed renovated by the top renovation designer Hachise, maintaining its unique wooden structure as machiya.

The 1st floor of this total of 52 m2 two-story townhouse consists of a retro but spacious island kitchen, a walnut dining table and chairs for five, and a living area with a Scandinavian sofa, center table, and TV board on white thermo tiles, facing a mini Japanese garden, along with bath/shower/powder rooms and toilet. One of the two sleeping rooms, with natural wooden beam on the ceiling, accommodates two single beds on the walnut floor and the other is a typical tatami room for two persons.

In addition to this aesthetic merger of East and West...
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Listing #HL8748742
About the Owner
Shimpei Y
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2017
Interaction with guests
The owner is happy to: - Make restaurant reservations for guests - Have coffee, drink, and/or meal with guests - Provide a big one box car with a driver that can accommodate up to seven persons to guide the city
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Shimpei was a fantastic host and the house was clean, comfortable and had everything we could possibly need! It was perfect for 2 people to stay. Shimpei met us there to talk us through all the appliances, which was extremely helpful. He was also available...More

Thank Emily E
Voyage709883, VR Owner at Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji - 2BR vacation home w/island kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Emily for the stay and leaving the review which is useful for my future guests. It was also nice to meet you two and chat about your travel. Looking forward to your next visit sometime in the near future! Shimpei

Reviewed September 14, 2018

Shimpei’s place was spectacular. It was a beautiful new house with plenty of space. Shimpei was a wonderful host whom made sure that we understood how to work all the amenities. This was extremely helpful since we could not read Japanese. We had a toddler...More

Thank Brittan M
Voyage709883, VR Owner at Your Pavilion near Kinkakuji - 2BR vacation home w/island kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brittan, thank you for your stay and leaving review and it was my pleasure to meet you all and was good that you all managed to get here right after the typhoon. Thank you also for the brand new stroller you left here -...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

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...More

1  Thank Michael B
Management response:Responded October 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...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cots:(1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Yard
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    3 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 King
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Oct 22, 2018 -
Oct 22, 2018
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  • Cleaning fee: $70 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
The house is located in a calm and traditional residential area in the north of Kyoto and has an easy access to 6 out of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites: Kinkakuji (a.k.a. Golden Pavilion) [10 min by bike], Ryoanji temple [5 min by bus from Kinkaku-ji], Ninnaji temple [3 min by bus from Ryoanji], Kamigamo shrine [10 min by bicycle], Shimogamo shrine [15 min by bus], and Nijo-jo castle [16 min by bus]. Nearest station is Kitaoji on the subway Karasuma line and is 7 stations (12min ) from Kyoto station. The house can be reached by taxi from the station (700 yen, 3 min) or by walk (1km, 15 min) if without heavy luggage.

In addition to these designated sites, the house provides an easy access to Daitokuji temple (3 stars in Michelin guide
Getting around
Golden Pavilion (or Kinkaku-ji temple) 金閣寺
- 15 min bike ride
- 10 min taxi ride

Kamogawa river 鴨川
- 7 min bike ride

Ryoan-ji temple 龍安寺
- 20 min bike ride (5 min from Golden Pavilion)
- 13 min taxi ride

Arashiyama 嵐山
- About 60 min with a bus and a tram

Kiyomizu-dera temple 清水寺
- About 60 min with buses or combination of a bus and a subway
- 30 min by taxi

Gion 祇園
- 36 min with subways

Fuhimi Inari Taisha 稲荷大社
- 45 min with subway and JR Nara line

Daitoku-ji temple 大徳寺
- 6 min walk from the house

Nijo-jo castle 二条城
- A 14 min bus ride

Kamigamo-jinja shrine 上賀茂神社
- 15 min by bike
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Kansai International Airport 関西機場: 63.4 mi
Railway: Kitaoji station (北大路駅): 0.6 mi
From Kyoto station to the house:
- Take subway Karasuma line 地下鉄烏丸線 to Kitaoji station 北大路駅 (12 min) and then take a taxi to the house (3 min, 700 yen)
- Take a taxi directly from Kyoto station to the house (25 min, 2500 yen)

From Kansai International Airport (関西机場) to Kyoto station
- Take the JR airport express Haruka directly to Kyoto station (75 min, about 4000 yen)
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 1.1 mi.
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