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    Our place is a renovated traditional Kyoto style house once it was called 'Ocha-ya', a teahouse where you could call in some geisha to dine and wine under the same roof. It is nestled in the center of Kamishichiken Geisha Quarter next to the Kyoto's oldest Geisha Theater where you can overhear the... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 6028381
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago
    Our family of 5 loved this charming tea house in the geisha district. It was quiet, safe, clean and nice. We all slept in a big room upstairs, there was one twin/double bed and...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016
    We really enjoyed staying in this old tea house, full of character, that has been renovated well. The location is great, in the middle of Kyoto's oldest geisha district...
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    Welcome to Kyoto, Japan!       My name is Yuki. Thank you very much for watching my room's info. I'm looking forward to your booking. Great access !!<clean and stylish new apartment>       You can get a guidebook for free!  Easy to access everywhere in Kyoto.  -Tanbaguchi station (7mins/walk)... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600 8841
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    Gojo Machiya is a Japanese traditional townhouse built before 1897 (last known record). It has just been fully renovated and features luxurious modern facilities. <BR>Experience the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kyoto in full comfort.<BR>Redesigned by the famous Japanese architect Mr.... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0917
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016
    Gojo Machiya was the perfect spot for us. After a couple of weeks of hotels we were ready for some home comfort. Gojo was lovely: compact but well furnished and a good mix of...
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016
    We travelled a family of 5 (3 grown up kids). My wife loved the house it was very homey, we especially liked the living room area. The kitchen was very well equipped with...
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    5 of 5 stars (2) Excellent
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    Conveniently located next to Tofukuji train station, this large house has been fully renovated. Enjoy the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kyoto in full modern comfort and luxury. Convenient and pleasant for large group. This large house (almost 130 m2 / 1,350 sq ft) has been entirely... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0974
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago
    From initial contact to parting words, Akiko has been a model of professionalism and a fantastic host. The house was brilliant, and suited our needs down to the ground. The area...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016
    Our stay at the Tofukuji Machiya was fantastic. Akiko and Patrick, the owners, did a fantastic job with this house and they are very accommodating and always willing to help. The...
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    5 of 5 stars (7) Excellent
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    Sanjusan Machiya has all the charms of a Japanese traditional townhouse such as a small Japanese garden, Tatami mat rooms, low tables, sliding wooden doors, paper doors, wooden bathroom, all with luxurious modern facilities such as Induction stove, floor heating, dish washer, air conditioning in... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0964
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago
    This place is beautiful! It's so authentic, yet with all modern conveniences that you'd need. It was a little tricky checking in and finding it as it's at the end of an alley...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016
    I stayed at this wonderful property with my wife and 19 yo daughter. The check in/reception office is a short walk from the central Kyoto JR station. The friendly and efficient...
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    5 of 5 stars (15) Excellent
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    This beautifully renovated townhome is just a few minutes from the Keihan underground train line which offers easy access to the commercial center of Kyoto. Since it only a short taxi ride the location is ideal for those coming from Kyoto station. A great base if you have a JR rail pass and want to... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0947
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016
    We stayed six night in Blue Tengu and it was perfect for us. The property is spotless and has everything you need for a holiday stay - including a washing machine which is...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015
    The apartment well surpassed our expectations; very clean, well equipped and plenty of room. Directions were spot on and mobile Internet made exploring Kyoto a breeze. (I made it...
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    My apt located on Gion,a originally developed in the middle ages area. Proximity to many temples and sightseeing spots. Conveniently to access shopes & restaurants A New,tranquility and well designed house with living room,bedroom and kitchen. The Space ==UNIT== --Kitchen --Living Room... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0821
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    Our traditional Japanese townhouse (Machiya) conveniently located right in the middle of the Gion-Yasaka-Kiyomizu district, arguably Kyoto's most popular area, yet away from the hustle and bustle in a little narrow quiet side street offers a haven of tranquility to our guests. Our house is... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0822
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    Thank you for looking at our spacious (120m2), bright, tranquil, elegant Kominka, a traditional Japanese folk house.Located in one of the most culturally significant parts of Kyoto, we trust our house will be the perfect haven for your vacation! Boasting stunning views on the surroundings hills... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606 8446
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016
    This is the first time we stayed in a vocation house instead of a hotel and after trying it , we just loved it. The house is all well equipped, clean, quiet and tastefully...
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    First, Location & Transportation<BR>One station from JR Kyoto<BR>4mins walk to Kintetsu Toji station<BR>10mins walk to Subway Kujo station<BR>5mins walk to World heritage Toji Pagoda<BR>1min walk to a supermarket, 3mins walk to a convenient store<BR><BR>This is a three-floor Modern House with three... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601 8437
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    4.5 of 5 stars (13) Very good
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    THe apartment is a two bedroomed apartment at Karasuma-Gojo in central Kyoto. It is in a modern building with a security door. Each of the bedrooms has a double bed and there is a sofa bed in the living room. They is a spacious well equiped kitchen. It is one minute from Gojo subway station, so it... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600 8408
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago
    The apartment we booked had a problem, so we were offered another, bigger place to rent.2 bedrooms and 2 futons in the lounge/living /dining room were comfortable. Spacious for 4...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016
    Our family of 5 stayed here for 5 days. The apartment is lovely, on the 7th floor of a private, secure apartment block in a side street just off 2 main streets in the central city...
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    5 of 5 stars (5) Excellent
    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 | Quick View
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    Escape from crowd and noise! Come and visit Kyoto's mountainous area and stay in a traditional thatched-roof (Kayabuki) house. The place we live is called Keihoku. It's only 1 hour north away from center Kyoto, and you can enjoy stunningly majestic mountain and river scenery, fresh air, and meet... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 6010531
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016
    Our visit to Kyoto countryside was most definitely the highlight of our trip to Japan! We fell in love with Keihoku. Our gracious Hosts Hideo and Yukako were amazing! Very warm...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016
    We stayed in this lovely place for 4 days. Hideo was very helpful picking us up from the bus stop where we then went to the supermarket to buy supplies for meals. They had cute...
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    Thank you for checking my listing! This house is for those who want to stay cozy in Japanese style with a great view or need convenience which is only 5-10 minute walk from the nearest bus & train hub station to go around Kyoto easily & quickly! ===== YOUR BEDROOM ===== There are 6 main bedrooms... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0981
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    SPECIAL DISCOUNT IN THE END OF OCTOBER! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US. -Private Kitchen & living room -Private toilet & bathroom -Private entrance Kyoto is famous for having been the ancient capital of Japan, dating back over 1200 years. The sheer beauty of the temples, shrines, gardens and... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0862
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015
    Great location in a quiet street. The building manager Mariko was fantastic and was so helpful. Our two teenage daughters loved the apartment as well. Nice to have some space...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015
    We had a real good time in Shofu-an. Being located very conveniently to do a lot of sightseeing by feet and really dive into old Kyoto at times where most of the tourists are...
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    Unoan is a 100-years old machiya that has been beautifully renovated into a luxurious accommodation for short stays. You can rent the whole house for more than one day, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy the experience. Kyoto machiya are the traditional residences of Kyoto merchants. Normally... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 6050842
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015
    All we need is walking distance. Close to station. major temples, and supermarket. 100 years old. but well renovated with modern kitchen and bathroom. even laundry machine is...
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    Japanese traditional house 'Machiya' makes your trip special memory. Most of the traditional parts are remained perfectly. You can enjoy the good old Kyoto life: antiques, tatami, kawara (traditional tile) roof and of course futon. On the other hand kitchen, toilet and bathroom are recently... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0089
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago
    Loved this place! From the tatami mats to the slippers, the green tea and the futons, it all felt traditional and authentic. The location and neighbourhood are excellent. Easy...
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    You will be staying in Nishisuya, a very clean, safe and exclusive Japanese neighbourhood. The entire 2-storey traditional Machiya building is yours to enjoy. It has been fully renovated inside and out. Its original layout and character has been carefully preserved. The machiya has wooden sliding... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600 8833
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    5 of 5 stars (10) Excellent
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    The house has been renovated for modern comfort but still maintains the old charm.<BR>You can feel as if you actually live in Kyoto.<BR><BR>The house is a very convenient location, close to the Shijyo Karasuma and Kawaramachi area.<BR>There are some popular places within walking distance from the... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604 8205
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago
    Tom was very accessible, met us at the station, recommended bike shop, grocery store and restaurant. Kitchen small but works for breakfast. Coffee, tea and bottled water...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016
    Tom's house was perfectly set up for our group of 4 adults. The areas around the house were interesting with lots of eating options. The convenience store and subway were very...
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    4.5 of 5 stars (2) Very good
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    *** This is a very established listing with exceptional reviews (4.4/5 average over 6 categories) on other vacation rental sites and regularly comes up top in search results for Kyoto. We are offering this at an exceptionally cheap price as an introduction offer on this site in order to get... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604 0087
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016
    Owner provided good directions with pictures from train station, a short subway ride and then about a ten minute walk from the Subway stop. Well equipped place and fairly roomy...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016
    William was great with communication, he was efficient and friendly. When we arrived we were a little early for check in but we were able to drop our bags for which we were really...
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    4.5 of 5 stars (5) Very good
    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 | Quick View
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    “Machiya Yoshimura” is located in the central area of Kyoto having two of the major historical sites in its neighborhood. Its area is called Kamigyo Ward where best shops and businesses of the time were gathered, in order to serve both imperial families who resided in the palace and Shogun who... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602 8133
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014
    Everything is authentically traditional and beautiful about this home. Like most homes in Japan, it only has one bathroom so it could be somewhat an issue for a large group...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014
    The house is classic Machiya. A bit tiny but very well arranged, with all necessary facilities to stay for several days. Very well maintained, and everything is in excellent...
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    5 of 5 stars (7) Excellent
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    Matsu Sho An is a 120-year old traditional timber house or machiya in Kyoto that was originally constructed in the 1880s towards the end of the Meiji period and was used primarily as a shop and warehouse. The home has been painstakingly restored in 2014 to its original condition, with modern... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604 0998
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago
    Our family of 4 (2 adults, one 15-yr old and one 10-yr old) were wonderfully surprised by how authentic, comfortable, and well-located this townhouse is! It has very high end...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016
    I surprised my husband with our stay at Matsu Sho An for his 50th birthday and it was the highlight of our 2 weeks in Japan! This traditional Machiya is one of a kind and a...
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    4.5 of 5 stars (2) Very good
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    SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR OCTOBER! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US! Kyoto is famous for having been the ancient capital of Japan, dating back over 1200 years.The sheer beauty of the temples, shrines, gardens and culture imbued within, makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world. Momiji-an... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0862
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015
    Momiji-an is an excellent choice for a traveler looking to experience more of Japan than a hotel room. The lodging is quite spacious with an upstairs bedroom and a bathroom...
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    5 of 5 stars (2) Excellent
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    SPECIAL DISCOUNT IN THE END OF OCTOBER! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US. KAMIZA-AN is the upper level of almost 100 years old Kyoto machiya, traditional Kyoto townhouse. - Private Kitchen -Private toilet and bathroom -Private entrance You can experience the old days Japanese life style while... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604 8272
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015
    We stayed here in April 2015. We found the accommodation great, really comfortable for our family of four and in a great location. The area was interesting to explore, convenient...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014
    We were two families (4 adults and 3 kids age 1-4) staying in the house. The house, while small, is very cosy and very new. I believe it was just opened in March so the kitchen...
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    4.5 of 5 stars (6) Very good
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    This recently renovated apartment near the river at Gojo Bridge is a great choice for small groups on a budget. It has two single beds and two sofa beds. It is a comfortable place to stay, in a great and convenient location. It has a small kitchen if you want to cook, but there are also a lot of... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 6068383
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago
    This little jewel in the rough is a one room apartment with an area designated as a bedroom separated by a hospital-type curtain with two comfortable beds. It has two A/C units so...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016
    This quaint apartment is exactly as it is promoted. The other reviewers gave the exact description of the area that I would offer. It was so nice to have the washing machine...
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    5 of 5 stars (53) Excellent
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    Gion Machiya is a traditional Kyoto-style townhouse located on a small street in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. The location of the house is simply amazing with restaurants, cafes, super market, convenience stores, post office, ATMs, train/bus stations etc all within a short walking distance... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0844
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015
    My first impression of the place was good. But it hit the note when i had such a nice Property Manager that helped me out a lot. THANK YOU very much Hiromi. You have been a great...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015
    Everything inside the house is fine except that the price of additional guests seems to be too high.
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    5 of 5 stars (2) Excellent
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    SPECIAL DISCOUNT IN THE END OF OCTOBER! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US. SHIMOZA-AN is the lower level of almost 100 years old Kyoto machiya, traditional Kyoto townhouse. Our New York architect based in Kyoto Geoffrey P. Moussas renovated it to make this old house a special place where to stay with... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604 8272
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015
    It was wonderful staying in an authentic traditional Japanese home, with modern comforts (Nespresso and Wi-Fi).The house was clean, comfortable and spacious for our family of...
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    Our large, traditional 3-story house has all the comforts of home so you can relax and enjoy your trip, including a rooftop balcony with a 360 degree view. The bottom floor to the house has a bar-style dining area as well as a full kitchen, laundry machine, and dryer. There is also a bath/shower... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600 8404
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    "Built over a hundred years ago, Takeya has been completely renovated to modern standards, yet keeping its traditional charm. In this house, you will find the full suite of modern amenities, such as WIFI, cable TV and air-conditioning, as well as traditional touches like the gorgeous cedar bath... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602 8381
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    124 years old charming Japanese traditional wooden town house (machiya), fully renovated to a holiday rental house. This house is located in the very center of Kyoto city. Walking distance to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo castle of world heritage, Gaisha area etc. To access all main beautiful... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602 8452
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    This house is located in Fushimi Inari area. It's the most popular place for tourists. It's just 5 minutes walk to this Fushimi Inari. Kyoto station 10 minutes, Gion 10 minutes. There are two train lines from here.( JR line and KEIHAN line) So it's very convenient. Please feel real Kyoto. This... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 612 0011
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    "Kiyomizu Machiya" is an old traditional Kyoto townhouse just fully renovated, featuring luxurious facilities. <BR>The perfect location to experience the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kyoto in full modern comfort while visiting the city.<BR><BR>Entirely redesigned from the ground up, with... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 405 0874
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago
    We spent six nights at 'our' little machiya. It is a very well presented and aesthetically pleasing property, with all the mod cons (kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, iron, good...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015
    Our family of 5 (including 3 teenage boys) had a great 5-night stay in this townhouse. It is extremely well-located, very convenient to Gion and a major bus stop is just steps...
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    The Space Enjoy a private excellent 4 room with a full kitchen and bathroom, spacious garden to enjoy your stay.. The neighborhood is historical and tranquil , with a thriving traditional Kyoto scene. Guest Access You will have access to your own bathroom kitchen and bed/living room.... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606 8446
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    5 of 5 stars (2) Excellent
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    Visitors looking to experience life like a local in a beautiful, fully renovated Machiya (town house) in the heart of Kyoto’s old town, will enjoy all the features of Kyoto-Gojo Villa. “Kyoto-Gojo Villa”, created with the concept of a traditional, contemporary and comfortable retreat for... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600 8111
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016
    Craig's house was beautifully designed and we later found out was modeled off a traditional Japanese hiiragya. We were travelling as 3 couples and found the house very comfortable...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016
    Thoughtfully designed and in a great location, the house worked well for a small (quiet) group. Craig was an excellent host and shared his passion for the town, and was generous...
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    Yōkai SOHO is located on the outskirt of the great Kitano tenmangū shrine, in a traditional commercial area of retail shops (shōtengai 商店街) leading to the famous Yōkai street. In this area, which was the northwestern entrance to Kyoto city in the Heian period (8th century), the people of Kyoto used... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602 8371
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago
    Apartment is as shown in the pictures. Liked the shower and toilet facilities, the kitchen would be better if it had a microwave. The location is not so convenient, the express...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015
    Very good stay. The appartment is perfect for 5 peoples who want to visit Kyoto. Il's nice and clean. Many interesting sites are closed. To travel, buses are very close and...
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    A beautifully renovated Japanese house at the heart of a residential neighborhood, a quiet alley minutes away from the great Kurodani Temples complex (World Heritage). Walking distance to Kyoto University and Heian Shrine.<BR>Spacious living room, big bedroom plus garden, kitchen, bathroom. Brand... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606 8326
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016
    We rented the House for 4 nights in May 2016 my husband and I. The house is little (but big enough to be really comfortable), charming and modern. The neighborhood with is...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015
    We had a fantastic 2 week stay and found getting around Kyoto easy using the brilliant local bus service.Zen House provided simple accommodation in a handy location.The bikes were...
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    This house is traditional Japanese house and there are in a quiet atmosphere. About a little less than ten minutes walk from Keihan Sanjo Station. Close to the downtown of Sanjo, or Okazaki, Higashiyama. In Japan, in order to operate as accommodation, The property is under the guidance of Kyoto,... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606 8354
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    Our place is a renovated traditional Kyoto style 100 year-old townhouse called Kyo-machiya nestled in the central Kyoto - 2 min walk from Gojo subway station and Karasuma-Gojo bus stop, 10 min walk from JR Kyoto station. Despite the convenient location, the neighborhood is very quiet due to taller... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 6008301
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016
    had a great experience at this family townhouse. We had five people and where very comfortable. 6 would be the limit but. It is in a great location very convenient to buses...
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015
    The home is very close to the subway and definitely within walking distance to Kyoto main station. It's also close to plenty of bus stops to get around town. The owner leaves...
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    1min from Shichijo stn on Keihan Railway and 10min walk from Kyoto station, which has JR and subway! Famous Sanjusangendo Temple is 3min walk and easy access to Gion district and Fushimi-Inari Shrine by train. *Please note that the room is on the 4th floor and there's no lift* The apartment is a... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0807
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    Conveniently located a 3-minute walk from Higashiyama Subway Station, Kyoto Miyabi Inn is a traditional Japanese-style townhouse with modern facilities like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. Guests rent out the whole 2-storey building, and free-use bicycles are available. Featuring a historic charm,... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606 0025
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015
    Our stay at the Miyabi Inn was all in all superb! Even though we only stayed here for one night, the Japanese Townhouse experience catered by the inn and its friendly owner had...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015
    Stayed for four nights with husband and a 2 year old in this traditional Japanese home. We absolutely love it! If you want to experience living in a traditional Japanese house...
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    5 of 5 stars (2) Excellent
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    Blue Tengu Tofukuji is a newly renovated studio townhouse suitable for up to 3 adults or a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids). This townhouse comes equipped with everything you might need to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. There is a fully equipped kitchen if guests wish to eat in and a washer... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0981
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016
    Tofukuji is centrally located on both the JR and Keihan rail lines so it will get you just about everywhere in Kyoto. It is only one stop from JR Kyoto on the Nara line. It has...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015
    My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this cozy little cottage. It is clear that the owners have put a lot of effort into creating a unique experience for their guests. It is just...
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    The private alley leads into the modern machiya Kyoto Kinugasa An which has been fully renovated with three bedrooms, dining room, and a full kitchen. It can fit up to 5 people. It is located 8 minutes away walking distance to the world heritage, Kinkakuji. There are many popular places such as... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603 8374
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016
    Wow! We were so very impressed by this Machiya house to stay. the house is newly renovated with upscale finishes. It was clean and bright and looks far better to see in...
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    Newly open, fully renovated old Kyoto Machiya in great location! Located 300 m from the famous Toji Temple, in a quiet neighborhood, "Toji Machiya" is an old traditional Kyoto townhouse, featuring luxurious modern facilities and comfort. The old townhouse has been entirely redesigned from the... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601 8439
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    Hello! The apartment located in very central, heart of Kyoto and convenient to explorer the city. It's close to bus station and Nijo-castle. Modern and just opened brand new room! You can explorer KYOTO very easily. Please feel free to contact us! Nijo(二条) is just an awesome location. This place is... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 6028151
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    5 of 5 stars (2) Excellent
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    This is a beautiful up market condominium. It has bright a comfortable living room, modern kitchen, relaxing bedroom and wonderful bathroom.The whole unit is yours to enjoy.We are always ready to answer your questions.The apartment is a short walk to the world famous Gion district, but in the quiet... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605 0041
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016
    This apartment had everything we needed for our week-long stay with two young children in Kyoto. From bedding to laundry to a fully-appointed kitchen, we were able to explore...
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    Situated a 5-minute walk from Gojo Subway Station, this air-conditioned traditional Japanese holiday home features free WiFi, a hot tub and a balcony. The unit is 2 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and around a 20-minutes walk to Kyoto Station. The Gion area is also only a 15-minute walk away.... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 6008070
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    Shijo Sta. 3min walk! Kyoto Sta. 4min! mWi-Fi! A quiet non-smoking apartment with an equipped kitchen and private bathroom. Hair dryer and towels are provided. I have a double bed, a sofa bed, up to 3 people. ★Kitchen★ Refrigerator Microwave Induction stove Water cooker Pot Cookware Cutlery Plate... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 6048155
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    This apartment is less than a minute from the river at Nijo Bridge. The perfect location for sightseeing, shopping and dining. There are two bedrooms each with a double bed. Other guests can use futons. Compared to most Japanese apartments, it is very large and spacious. There is a modern kitchen,... View all property information
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606 8383
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016
    I was here with friends late in March for the cherry blossom. The location was very convenience. The condo is spacious. With full kitchen. However, the kitchen needs to be...
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016
    We are as 2 couples found the apartment very roomy for 4. The location is great for Cheery Blossom season. We took the taxi to every where so can't say much about the public...
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    Kyoto Vacation Rentals

    Stroll like a kimono-clad samurai of a bygone era in the cool, dappled sunlight of Bamboo Street, where towering bamboo forests and stone walls hide sheltered gardens and silent neighborhoods. Your money-saving Kyoto vacation rental home, condo, apartment, townhouse, or traditional machiya puts you in the heart of ancient Japan’s former imperial capitol. Kyoto is still a religious center, with over 1,600 temples and scores of Shinto shrines, gardens, historic buildings, and museums. Kyoto’s riverside cherry trees blossoming in spring, colorful autumn leaves, and winter snows have inspired artists and haiku writers for centuries.

    Vacation Rentals Best Kyoto Choice

    Besides money-savings compared to luxury hotels, your Kyoto vacation rental can bring you closer to a traditional Japanese life style if you opt for tatami mats, rice paper doors, futons, soaking in cedar tubs, and meditative gardens. Though modern comforts like beds, showers, flat screen TVs, and computers are equally available. Enlist a vacation rental host to help fine-tune your sightseeing itinerary of temples, teahouses, theaters, shrines, gardens, shops, and museums. The money-savings from a Kyoto vacation rental can help pay for tea ceremonies, Geisha district entertainment, Kabuki at Minamiza Theater, antiques, fabrics, ceramics, handicrafts, sake, sushi, and noodle house meals.

    Kyoto History

    Explore the roots of modern Japan at the Kyoto Archaeological Museum. Japan’s ancient power struggles are exemplified by the Tokugawa shogun’s Kyoto residence, Nijo-jo Castle, and the emperor’s Kyoto Gosho Imperial Palace in nearby Imperial Park. Learn about traditional Japanese ceramics at the Raku Museum. Travel in time to 1940-1970, the pre-plastic Japanese toy robot era, at the Tin Toy Museum. Let the kids gorge on manga comics at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.

    Nature & Gardens

    Take the kids to Iwatayama Monkey Park in Nishikyo-ku. Kyoto Botanical Garden has a bonsai exhibit, bamboo garden, cherry trees, irises, camellias, hydrangea, and peonies. The garden of rocks, raked sand, and dwarf trees at Konchi-in Temple is a masterpiece dating to 1627. Arashiyama District’s Tenryu-ji Temple zen garden, laid out in the 1300s by Muso Soseki, was the first designed for meditation rather than strolling. Ryoan-ji Temple’s stone “garden of emptiness,” laid out in 1499 and viewed from above like a framed painting, is world-renowned as a device to aid meditation.

    Temples, Theaters & Shopping

    Pontocho’s riverside theater and geisha district is near the Nishikoji-dori food and vegetable arcade. The nearby Kawaramachi shopping district has local craftsmen specializing in everything from dolls and kimonos to paper umbrellas and painted fans. Gion, the old geisha and entertainment district across the Kamo River from Pontocho, still has performance theaters and cha-ya (teahouses). The adjacent Eastern Mountain District of Higashiyama-ku has a historic walking route from the cliff-top Kiyomizu-dera Temple to Gion’s Yasaka-jinja Shrine.