- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the owner
Accommodations: House, 1 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)
Shirakawa Cottage - COTTAGE BY THE WHITE STREAM
The 1957 classic 'Sayonara' with Marlon Brandon was filmed by Shirakawa Stream adjacent to Shirakawa Cottage, great views of the area in the 1950's.
Shirakawa Cottage is a traditional Japanese Machiya (Townhouse) in an absolutely superb location. A little hideaway in a deep alleyway off the Shirakawa Stream, one of the loveliest areas in Kyoto This ensures that that the house is completely quiet yet allowing immediate access to the middle of Kyoto's historical Higashiyama (Eastern Mountains) district.
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Shirakawa Cottage (Cottage by the White Stream)
Kyoto, Kinki, Japan
Additional Location Information
Shirakawa is located 2 mins from the main historical Nene's Path. The traditional Geisha district of Gion is 4 min walk along the edge of the Shirakawa Stream. Also the upmarket restaurant area of Pontocho along the banks of the Kamagawa River is an easy stroll. This whole area is flat and an easy walk and as with all Kyoto is quiet and perfectly safe. Fifteen minutes walk east are the Higashiyama mountains that have superb hiking.
The area around the house has many interesting shops and is steeped in Kyoto history. The highlights of Kyoto; Heian Jinju, Kyoto Museum, Nanzenji, Kodaiji and Chion-in Temples, Maruyama Park, Philosophers Path and many more are an easy stroll from Shirakawa Cottage. There are many interesting cafes, antique shops and specialty shops nearby.
The nearby International Community House (INCH) (9.00am-9.00pm) has internet, a huge TV with CNN, daily Japanese language classes and weekly calligraphy, ink painting, origami etc classes in English for ¥50 (fifty cents). It also has a large library with daily English edition Japanese newspapers as well as weekly American, English, Australian newspapers available. There is a coffee shop and a huge notice board as well as an information centre.
More About This Location
Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 03, 2015
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- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - no
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no