****This house includes free bicycles and mobile WiFi to use the internet anywhere in Japan!****
Our freshly renovated traditional Japanese machiya is just five minutes from toufukuji station, and walking distance to many temples. We are one stop from Kyoto station situated in a quaint residential area, quiet and magical. We used largely natural traditional building materials to restore this beautiful house. The local area has great small shops, restaurants, and the house is just across from the river.
You might enjoy walks down the river area enjoying persimmon trees and park benches gazing at the beautiful sunset and sky colors....
We provide a free portable WiFi device so you can connect all of your mobile units so you will never get lost using your GPS, and will never have to pay a roaming fee to access your data overseas. We also provide four free bicycles so you can get around town easily and see the beautiful landscape.
The house employs mainly traditional futons for sleeping on the new tatami floors. We also have a large sofa bed that sleeps two comfortably in the living room.
The layout is a two bedroom house with sleeping quarters on the upper floor, and living, dining, kitchen, and toilet / bathroom on the ground floor. The water heater is an eco-friendly unit that provides an unlimited supply of hot water so you will never run out of hot water for your group.
The house accommodates a maximum of nine people, although six would be considered comfortably accommodated. Putting an extra person in each room will make it more cozy.
We have a Japanese garden in the backyard with traditional design. The bathroom has a large bathtub and a window outlooking to the garden. The toilet is equipped with a Japanese style toilet seat featuring warming features and bidet features. The washlet bidet water is warmed automatically.
There is modern heating in each room controlled by remote. The living room has a TV with access to basic Japanese channels. The house features antique furniture over 100 years old. The kitchen has a modern Sanwa Company Stainless set fully functional with practical kitchen items you may need including spices and oils, etc.
Getting to the house is very easy, as we have a picture guide with step by step directions from Kyoto station. It's only one stop away by JR line. Additionally, the Toufukuji location is fantastic for seeing the rest of Kyoto via the Keihan line where you can easily visit Fushimi Inari (the thousand gates temple), Kiyomizu dera (the famous water temple of the three fates), and the Gion area including Sanjo all inexpensively and easily. In fact, Kyoto is a highly bike-able city, so you may not even need to use the trains at all!
The house is walking distance to many temples including the famous Toufukuji temple which is known for it's beautiful garden of trees that turn to all different colors in the Fall.
Additional amenities include: fan / extractor, patio/deck/terrace, gas, security code with interphone, kitchen utensils provided, shower, water kettle, separate wc, bathtub, bed linen provided, ironing board.
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