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Authentic Tea Ceremony House <Kyoto Machiya Cottage karigane>

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Machiya which used to be tea ceremony school was reborn into a whole rent cottage.
We are Shimo & Rika, the owner of this house. We work as your concierge during your stay.
We spent 9 months to renovate this traditional house.
1st floor living room.
We use natural and domestic materials as much as possible.
1st floor living room with bamboo pillar.
Antique lamp.
Round window.
Professional plasterer joined this project.
Washing room.
Japanese handmade washbowl on a natural camphor wood.
1st floor Kitchen.
Basic cooking tools and cups, plates for 5 person.
Professional carpenter joined this project.
The bath with cypress wall and tile decoration.
We offer MARKS&WEB shampoo, body soap and conditioner, made in Japan.
2nd floor bed room.
2nd floor bed room. Can be separated by fusuma(paper sliding door)
A little balcony on the 2nd floor.
Towels, yukata( japanese pajama), tooth brush, hair brush, body towel, razor.
Various books available.
We have Japanese brand bike, 'tokyobike' for rent. 1000yen per day.
karigane is located on the shopping street, fun to explore at day time, but become quiet after 9
1 of 33Machiya which used to be tea ceremony school was reborn into a whole rent cottage.
Rental Home -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Authentic tea ceremony house restored into a whole rent cottage, situated in upper west side of Kyoto city, a nice local part outside busy touristic area. 1min walk from Daitokuji temple, a center of tea ceremony in Japan.

weekly price (7nights) : 3% discount from whole rental fee
monthly price(30nights) :5% discount from whole rental fee

Situated in north part of Kyoto city, 100m from Daitokuji temple, 1.8km from Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)

84 square meter, 2 stories.
Maximum 5 person
1st floor:Japanese style living & dining room, Kitchen, Bathroom, WC
2nd floor: Japanese style bedroom (sleeping on futon)

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Listing #HL8833708
About the Owner
Rika S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Hi! We are Shimo and Rika. After traveling over 40 countries around the world, we settled in Kyoto, this cultural and historical center of Japan. While we were traveling, we always try to talk with locals, eat and enjoy like we live there. We hope we can provide you the unique experience like we did in the other countries. Both of us loves trekking, cycling, yoga, cooking. Also we are now learning about tea ceremony. We are living 3 min from karigane and available whenever you need help. Both of us speaks English. It would be nice if we could go to for trekking or cycling together, or make Japanese dishes together. We look forward to hosting you and share the enjoyment to live in this city.
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

The house is a wonderful combination of modern kitchen, bath and toilet, with the layout and architecture of a Japan that is several generations gone. The location is far away from the craziness of the central tourist areas, but still convenient to many of the...More

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Management response:Responded January 16, 2018

Thank you very much for taking your time to leave us such a nice review. You are the first guest who stayed long enough to visit every shops of our neighbors and go all around Kyoto city with bicycle, learn how to play koto and...More

Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

"karigane" is abusolutely beautiful house, which is renovated by traditional way. Shimo & Rika are extremely friendly and helphul. They provided us detailed information about Kyoto and the nearby. They have rental tokyobikes and we could cycle all around kyoto. it was a great experience....More

Management response:Responded July 25, 2017

Dear Ayako, thank you so much for staying with us. It was our pleasure to welcome guest who loves and have deep knowledge about Japanese traditional building and we had great time chatting with you about our restoration. Thank you so much. Please come back...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

The location is far from center, but it turned out to be really good! i love the atmosphere of the area where i can feel the life of locals, without tourists. and it was really convenient, kinkakuji golden temple is only 10minutes by bicycle. The...More

Thank Kana N
Management response:Responded July 25, 2017

Thank you so much for taking your time to your review us. we are really happy to know that you like our neighbor's atmosphere. It was so much fun to hung out with you to the Kamo river and had some beer together. Hope to...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Freezer
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Unknown type bathrooms (1)
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
-Please do not to make excessive noise from 10pm to 8am. Any complaint from our neighbors may result in the cancellation of their stay without refund. -Children from 0 to 5 years...
    1 Unknown type
    5 Twins
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Aug 10, 2018 -
Aug 18, 2018
Bon holiday
2 nights
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Sep 29, 2018 -
Oct 7, 2018
National holiday
2 nights
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Nov 17, 2018
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  • Kyoto City Accommodation tax 200yen-500yen/person/night: $5 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $463 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
-tea ceremony (5000yen)
-calligraphy (3000yen)
-tsumami zaiku(traditional craftworks, 3000yen)

-Cafe Miki(Serves western breakfast from 7am):10m
-Asagohan Fuku(serves Japanese breakfast from 6:30am):70m
-7eleven (convenience store, ATM) :400m
-Lawson100 (convenience store + 100yen shop):200m
-Kamitomo (Super market) :500m
-Oui oui cafe (Midnight Cafe & bar):100m
-hajime(Sushi restaurant):100m
-GORDODELGADO(Italian restaurant and bar):200m
-Itsutsu(Sophisticated soba noodle):300m
-Mayday coffee&bar (50 kinds of Whisky & more):300m

3 public bath within 500m and well-known Sento “Funaoka Onsen” is 900m from the house.
Getting around
Kyoto is a compact & flat city and you can reach most of the attractions by bicycle. Japanese brand, tokyobike is available at karigane for free during your stay.

1day bus ticket is 600yen, it takes 230yen for one ride so makes sense to buy if you are riding more than 3 times a day.

From 'Daitokuji Mae' Bus stop(3min from karigane)
-5min ride to Kinkakuji
-30min ride to Gion area
- 40min ride to Gojo zaka(closest bus stop for Kiyomizu temple)

From 'Kitaoji Horikawa' Bus stop(5min from karigane)
-15min ride to Nijo Castle
-30min ride to Kyoto Station
-30min ride to Kurama Station(where the hot spring are)
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Kansai International Airport: 62.1 mi
Railway: Kitaoji Subway Station: 0.7 mi
Ferry: Osaka Nanko Cosmo Ferry Port: 41.6 mi
Taxi is the most convenient way to reach karigane from Kyoto Station. Once booking is confirmed, we will send you how to reach our house written in Japanese, so that you can show it to Taxi driver.

-25min by taxi from KYOTO STATION
-1.4km from KITAOJI subway station
-250m from DAITOKUJI-MAE bus stop
-400m from KITAOJI HORIKAWA bus stop
-80m from Coin parking, 600yen/day
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