|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||78 square meters|
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Description from the owner
Enjoy a magical stay in a beautiful traditional Japanese house, all by your self, in one of the top Kyoto locations.Up to 6 adults, one night only OK !
Kyoto Nene House is a traditional Japanese townhouse and located in the Kyotoâ€™s Higashiyama tourist area which is dotted with some of the most representative temples and shrines of Kyoto.
There are numerous temples, restaurants, and shops located nearby, with walking access to major tourist sights such as:
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (10 minutes)
Koudaiji Temple (5 minutes)
Yasaka shrine / Maruyama Park (10 minutes walk)
Gion (10minutes walk)
Traditional Japanese Rental House Near Kiyomizu
Kyoto, Kinki, Japan
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in JPY) (change)
|Rate Summary||$164 - $174||$164 - $184||$1,145||$4,601||1 night|
|General Rate||$174||$184||$1,145||$4,601||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$164||$164||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Room fee is calculated according to the number of guests.
2 people... Â¥16,000/night
3 people... Â¥19,000/night
4 people... Â¥20,000/night
5 people... Â¥22,000/night
6 people... Â¥24,000/night
*minimum staying of 3 nights
*rates include tax,lighting and heating expenses
*Payment in Japanese YEN by Paypal, international wire transfer
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
A Cozy place in a historic town
The place was more than we expected. It was clean and comfy. The design was very nice and we could get the feel of a modern japanese living space. It was located near bus stops, sub way station and convenient stores so it is not difficult to get around or grab late night snacks. But most importantly, Nobu San, the host was very helpful and friendly. We were impressed by his info leaflets that include buses arrival time, maps of how to get around Kyoto and maps of the restaurants around the area together with their specialty and budgets!!
Olympia, Washington, United States
Delightful House in Great Location
We (me, spouse and sister) spent 3 nights here. House is ~900 yen taxi ride from Kyoto station and akiko met us at nearby taxi stop. The house is 800 meters from Kiyomizu-dera temple area and convenient to taxi-stop and bus stop on major street. We walked to the temple and then northwards through scenic areas. Other days, we took the bus to major sightseeing areas.
The house was well equipped. My wife and I enjoyed sleeping on futons in the upstairs tatami room while my sister slept in the western style bedroom. The host supplied well written (with pictures!) documentation for the appliances. Of course, in Kyoto one does not spend much time in the house. We brewed coffee and made toast for breakfast and then enjoyed remainder of our meals out and about. However, the well equipped kitchen and western-style dining room would have made dining-in quite easy.
Perfect stay in Kyoto
This was my second stay at Nene House and again, it was perfect. Nobu-San is a wonderful host and the home is clean and well-equipped. The location is perfect for sightseeing, transportation and amenities. We highly recommend Nene House for your stay in Kyoto. For our family, it is comfortable and convenient.
Fantastic authentic Japanese living experience
We stayed at Nene hourse during Oshougatsu. It is simply so convenient, reasonably priced,s Japanese, yet clean and well appointed. This house is right in the middle of the Higashiyama area and walking distance to all the local temples and shrines, yet a convenient bus ride away for other parts of Kyoto.
The shopping street only one street away was simply awesome, with everything Japanese you could want to buy.
Nobu came and met us at the house laet at night because our flight camein late, perhaps the bus stop would have been better as we had toruble finding the house in the dark.
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
What more can I say?
What else can I write when every words I have in mind have been taken.
Anyway, I was the only thorn among four roses putting up in this lovely "almost traditional little" house for a week.
"Almost " because my mind wander aloud whether they use electrical stove in those day. What a convenience this invention warmed many a Japanese meals sourced from
a Fresco convenient store nearby.
Although the bathroom and toilet are separated by frosted glass, personally I would have preferred better privacy, Many a time, out of respect for the roses (or rather my need to enjoy greater privacy), I have to switch on standby mode.
Heartfelt thanks, Nobu san, for making the house so perfect for our stay in Kyoto.
History right on your doorstep...!
We had a fantastic stay in Kyoto. Nobu-san was a brilliant host, preparing the house for us and full of information. Nothing was too much. The location of the house was wonderful, right in the historical heart of the city with the beautiful Kiyomizu-dera temple almost on the doorstep. We spent 5 amazing days exploring this beautiful city and will definitely return. The house was perfectly equipped and we enjoyed all sleeping in the tatami room with sumptuous duvets. The kids loved the warming their feet under the table! We couldn't have asked for anything more. Nobu-san...we will see you again.
Great for family self-catering in a wonderful location
Our family of 6 (2 adults, 2 grandparents and 2 kids)stayed at Nene House for a week while we explored Kyoto. It is in a fabulous location, being right in the Higashiyama district, and right next to the Ninen-zaka-Sannen-zaka shopping streets. We could walk to many of the sights we were interested in.
A real feature of our stay was getting familiar with the wonderful neighbourhood in which Nene House is located. During the day, the adjoining streets are bussling with tourists, store keepers etc., and the ocassional tourist Geisha. But in the mornings and evening it is very peaceful and quiet.
The kitchen and the sitting rooms are very spacious and allowed our group plenty of room to spread out, and get some personal space.
Nobu, the manager, speaks great English so we were able to communicate very easily with him. He keeps the property very well maintained, spotlessly clean, and well stocked with the basic consumables.
We were very appreciative of the 'double' thickness futons which ensured comfortable sleeping.
There were no downsides for this accomodation for us. The only thing we had to be careful of was keeping our two young boys quiet in respect of the peaceful neighbourhood.
We'll make Nene House our base again when we next visit Kyoto.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Perfect - Well located
Very nice Japanese house in the old Kyoto , close to the old Kiyomizu Dera temple . It is very well equipped , comfortable and clean.
. 1 very large and 1 smaller bedroom on the 1st floor with tatamis beds. One large tv room , large kitchen and good size toilettes bathroom on the 1 st floor , including a small room for baggage storage .
You are located less than hundred meters to old town and shops . However at night there isnâ€™t too many restaurants, but taxi are reasonably cheap to go downtown ( 8 euros)
If you decide to dine at home , the cuisine is well equipped and there is a Fresco store on the main road down (within walking distance) , and close by a 7/11 with aTM.
Public and reasonably parking (10-12 euros a night) is available not too far for the house , free internet is provided in the house.
Nobu San who manages the propriety will help you and is very helpful, thanks again.
We enjoy very much the place . Mature couple with 2 young adults. We drive for 10 days in Japan from Osaka to Tokyo, this was very easily and convenient .
A great place to stay in Kyoto!!
We stayed at the house for a few days in July. We arrived in Kyoto from Tokyo and it was our first time there. Nobu gave us excellent directions to the house and met us when we arrived. He was very helpful in showing us the house and giving us information about Kyoto. The house was situated just off one of the main streets in town and was very convenient to travel through the town either by walking or using the transit system. The house has everything you would need for a comfortable stay in town. We were a family of 4 and there was more than enough room for our stay (after staying in a small hotel room in Tokyo). We cannot wait to go back and visit Kyoto again! We would not hesitate to stay there again.
Excellent accommodation for a large family of 6
Beautiful traditional house with all modern facilities. Location was brilliant, in a quiet street, near kiyomizu temple. The living room featured a sunken table with a heated blanket which we found ourselves gathered around everynight. It is just what every home needs! I highly recommend this home, and would not hesitate to return.
Your Home away from Home in Kyoto.
Our family of 4 stayed at the Kyoto Nene House in October 2011 for 4 nights. We have two daughters, 10 & 12 that felt at home. Nobu-san was a perfect host and made our stay 100% enjoyable.
We loved the location of this home, as it is within walking distance to many restaurants, cafes, shops and temples. The neighborhood was quiet and welcoming. We enjoyed having a kitchen for tea and sweets in the morning to start off of our day. The house is quite large and we could not have asked for more.
We are planning a return trip to Kyoto in the Spring of 2012 and would love to stay at Kyoto Nene House again.
Thanks for everything, Nobu!
Excellent house for 4/5 in great location.
We stayed in Kyoto Nene house for 4 nights in November. It was a well equipped house in a great location. Nearly everything you will want to see in the East of Kyoto is within walking distance, as is the Metro station and Gion area. The house itself was spotlessly clean and fully equipped, including washing machine and kitchen with fridge and hob. The owner dealt promptly with all my queries before booking and was there to greet us when we arrived. Payment by Paypal went smoothly. I would certainly recommend this as an alternative to a hotel if there are 4 or 5 of you, as it provides the opportunity to stay in a Japanese house, complete with tatami matting.
Moncton, NB Canada
Perfect location in Kyoto and wonderful hospitality
We found Nene House easily as we had excellent directions provided with our reservation. This perfectly located home was spotless and had all of the amenities we needed to enjoy our stay (including laundry and full kitchen). We were also provided with a handy map of the local area and location of grocery store, etc. We were all very comfortable and enjoyed staying in this beautiful Japanese home. This interesting location had lots to sightsee and was close to shops, restaurants and also was handy to the bus and train station. We had three separate sleeping areas, all with individual a/C which we appreciated. Nobu-San was an excellent host and we hope to return to Nene House and have recommended it to our friends. Thank you Nobu-San!
The Nene house is next to Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka and a block from Ryozen Kannon and Kodaiji Temple. Kiyomizu Temple is a short walk (uphill). It is convenient to bus service on Higashi-oji dori (220 yen for most of the city). Large kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms upstairs, large sitting room with tv, excellent bathroom. If you go to Kyoto, stay here. Quiet neighborhood. Easy transfer from Osaka airport (KIX) by MK Shuttle.
Seattle, WA, USA
Comfortable house in the middle of the east side
The house was clean and easy to get to. It had everything we expected and wanted. It was nice having a washing machine. Careful with the stairs, though!
It was also very nice being right next to Ninen-zaka and Kiyomizu temple, and a few minutes away from many other places. There are buses a short distance away that, among other places, go to Kyoto Station.
I stayed here for four nights with my wife and three friends. The key box was useful, as we could split up and come back at different times.
Overall it was a relaxing place to stay at: we had the house to ourselves and the area was nice and quite at night. The manager, Nobu, is friendly and easy going and speaks English well.
Traditional Japanese Holiday House for the perfect family holida
We are a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 children (10,12 and 14 at the time of travel). We had 10 days in this house and absolutely loved it! Although the house is not obvious at first glance, this is one of the things that makes this house more like your home away from home - a little bit anonymous. We had no problem finding it in the end and a friendly neighbour who is used to the foreign visitors confirmed we were at the right house. Upon knocking, the owner Nobu was there to greet us. We enjoyed walking, exploring and finding everything ourselves but if you have any trouble just show a taxi the address and he will take you to the door.
It is a traditional Japanese style home consisting of two storeys and has aircon/heat in the kitchen/dining, living and bedrooms. It is located in a quiet village village area close to temples, modern shopping, extensive markets and convenience stores. I don't think we saw another foreigner walk down our street at all during the 10 days we were there, but there are many foreigners staying in the area.
The house is about a five minute walk to the main road where we could catch a bus, or grab a taxi as well as accessing several convenience stores. It is a 15min walk or 5 min bus ride to the beautiful Kawaramachi Street where there was fantastic japanese or western shopping to be done. It is a 20 minute bus ride to Kyoto Station from where you can catch a train to anywhere or if need be the main buses leave from there also.
As for the house:
on the second floor are two tatami mat bedrooms with very comfortable futons for sleeping. One room is larger than the other sleeping 3 people and accomodating a television also. The second room was smaller and could squeeze in two people if need be. Both rooms upstairs had aircon/heat. There is quite a steep stair case leading to the second floor so not suitable for small children still wandering to their parents room at night and probably not a good idea for the elderly who have difficulty getting around.
On the first floor there is a large living room with "kotatsu" and a television. (The kotatsu is a low set table which is heated underneath for extra comfort during winter) This is where we spent a lot of time when we were home and this room doubled as a bedroom for my husband and I. We just packed up our futons each day to make room for the family to gather in that room. You may think why would anyone watch TV on a Japanese holiday? We spent most of each day out exploring and whilst relaxing around the "Kotatsu" after a long day, we all found the Japanese shows and advertisements as well as the kids shows a great source of amusement and wonder!
Also on the first floor is a bath/shower room, separate toilet and vanity with a washing machine which was very handy. (There is no dryer but we just tried to wash what we needed at any time and hung it up to dry) A large kitchen/dining was another room we spent a bit of time in. We gave cooking a go but were only there 10 days so it wasn't worth buying too many groceries when pre-made food from the convenience store was quite reasonable. Kitchen has a microwave, rice cooker, dining table, cupboard space, stove, sink and fridge. A small unusually shaped cloak room is directly in front of the entry and this is where we kept a lot of the stuff we didn't need all the time.
Owner Nobu is extremely friendly and welcoming. He speaks good english but is happy to speak Japanese with you if you are practising. Nobu took his time checking us in to make sure we understood everything - this unrushed service was much appreciated. He provided maps, advice and other info on the area. Nobu cleaned the property twice a week and we could leave a note with questions if we weren't going to be there when he was around.
The only other thing I feel I must mentionis that because it is wooden the noise within the house does travel but hey that's all part of the experience. Those not used to futons don't be discouraged these futons are luxurious and easy to sleep on.
We recommend at least a week at this house if you have time and if you can afford to stay 10+ days the owner is more negotiable on price. Do yourself a favour and stay at this wonderful house, we will be recommending it to friends and we intend to stay here again on our next trip to Japan in 2013!
great place to stay in a great locaton
We stayed at Nene House with our four small children in the first week of February. The house is perfectly located, near to small restaurants, temples, and the practical things such as grocery stores and taxi stands. We strolled through Kyoto with the house as our base.
The house is well-equiped and a truly authentic experience. Sleeping on the futons with the whole family was good fun.
The owner is very helpful and we did not have any trouble getting organized even though we speak no Japanese - Kyoto is used to dealing with foreigners.
Only downside is that that the hallway and bathroom are not heated (the bedrooms, kitchen and living room are nice and warm) which made for a cold experience in this very chilly week. The upside of coming this time of year was that there were hardly any tourists and we even got to see the very first Cherry blossoms.
We much enjoyed our stay and recommend it to other families.
We (5 friends) stayed at the Nene House in Kyoto in October 2010. The location is great. It is just a few minutes walk from the Kiyomizudera - a must-see spot in Kyoto. The house is central, but still in a quiet road. The bus connection to other parts of the city is very good. Busses travel frequently.
The house is kept very clean, and offers anything you could need in a one-week stay. The towels are exchanged with new ones every few days. The owner speaks good English and is very helpful. All in all me and my friends were very happy with the stay and would absolutely recommend it, and use it again.
Cozy Home-Away-From-Home in an Excellent Location
Kyoto Nene House is a quaint and cozy home-away-from home located on a quiet street just steps away from the beautiful Kyomizu Temple and the historic streets Ninenzaka and Sanenzaka (full of tourist shops, to be sure, but excellent treats, nice little lunch places and not a total assault of kitsch as it could be). Also not to be missed is the Kodaiji Temple right next door - probably overlooked a lot because of its proximity to Kyomizu, but featuring beautiful gardens and some fun rub-my-belly-for-good-luck sorts of statues. Also an easy walk to Gion (though don't bother visiting there until evening). We also took a "scenic walk" from the house to Ginkakuji Temple via the Philosopher's Walk - even with 2 babies it was lovely and doable in an afternoon.
We stayed comfortably with 5 adults and 3 kids (one two-year-old and 2 10-month-olds) - though sharing a room of futons with ordinarily crib-bound kids wasn't always easy. The bath was delicious after long days of being a tourist, and the kitchen was large and open and a nice place to hang out in the evenings (though with all the excellent nearby food options, we ended up not cooking a single meal there).
Taking a cab from the train station is highly recommended - but make sure to bring along a printout of the map as well as the address and phone number. Our cab driver wasn't quite sure where to go but figured it out after some time on the iphone. We ended up walking back to the train station for our return - a long walk, but nice to see a different part of the city.
One thing to note for the jetlag prone - nothing in the neighborhood opens before 10am, and everything shuts down around 4 or 5 (except for a few of the small restaurants). Early dinners are a good idea, and the nearby 7-11 (5 minute walk to the main drag) was where we ended up getting breakfasts (actually, don't knock it - they have really good rice balls there and some prepackaged meals that are pretty tasty).
We stayed for 4 nights and Nobu (who speaks very good english and was quite helpful) came once in the middle of our stay to refresh towels and empty the trash. We felt very well taken-care-of.
I highly recommend Nene House - I will sing its praises to anyone who will listen and I plan to go back and stay there longer next time!
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Very ice quiet Japanese townhouse very close to attractions
Our family of four enjoyed three nights at Nene House in early May 2010. I highly recommend Nene House for a stay in a Japanese home with modern amenities, to experience some real Japanese culture while you're visiting Japan. (The home is not shared with other guests, just your group). The home is very quiet (not for partiers!), yet is only a block from wonderful little shopping streets (open about 10 am until 5 pm) where some people stroll in kimonos! The streets lead to the popular Kiyomizu temple. Another temple is just a block away, and the famous Gion (geisha and cultural/historic) district is just 10 minutes away too (we dined there one night). The air conditioning was in EVERY room, individually remote-controlled, and NOT the noisy in-window type! Loved that. You can use the clothes washing machine (and drying racks). Shower/bath felt great. Even slippers are provided to use while there. See the pictures for the traditional styled sitting room, but also modern kitchen. Traditional styled bedrooms with tatami mat floors and comfortable futon bedding (yet modern air conditioning, very quiet). Very clean and well maintained. Owner Mr. Takahashi was flexbile as to check-in and check-out times, was very nice and helpful, and can communicate in English easily. Bring his cell number and also the address printed in Japanese if you're going by taxi (well worth the $12 from Kyoto station). Staying at Nene House in Kyoto (as opposed to the western style hotels for our nights in Tokyo) was one of the highlights of our vacation.