Accommodations: House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)
Nodoka means Tranquil, Calm, relax; suggest the feeling we wanted to give the guests staying in the house.
Though in an unbeatable location (Kyoto's historical Higashiyama 'Eastern Mountains' district), easy walk to down town, sightseeing spots and well connected by Subway rail and buses, it is a quite hidden Machiya (Townhouse) which makes you smile when coming back after a day of traveling.
The house is small, composed of one bedroom and a relaxing space with Western sofa and TV that looks through to a stunning Japanese moss garden. It has been lovingly restored in the traditional style of an old Kyoto Teahouse.
The house really is as lovely as the photos show.
It has with modern amenities like air-conditioning, western toilet and modern kitchen. It is fully equipped with a hairdryer, linen, iron, ironing board, towels, washing machine and dryer, everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
The kitchen has gas stove, kettle, toaster, microwave coffee maker, refrigerator, cutleries ideal for making simple meals. Lunch and dinner is best eaten at the many nearby cafes and restaurants, with Kyoto food so cheap, interesting and varied most people prefer to eat out.
Its great location makes up for its small size. It really is perfect for a one or two week stay in Kyoto.
There is free WIFI in the house.
Nodoka-An is located 3 mins walk from Higashiyama subway station and 6 mins walk from Sanjo Station. The traditional Geisha district of Gion is less than 10 mins walk. 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. 15 minutes walk east are the Higashiyama mountains that have superb hiking course.
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 Nodoka-An. There are many interesting cafes, antique shops and specialty shops nearby.
Inside the house you will also find 'Kyoto guide' with lots of maps and information on sights and things to do. In Kyoto and we are more than happy to help guests plan their itineraries while in Kyoto. Please refer to our planned tours.
We, your hosts at Windows to Japan (a tour operator agency based in Japan which creates and organizes tours in Japan) can offer much more to help you optimize your Japanese experience, by planning and arranging parts of, or your entire tour in Japan by introducing unique windows through which you can unveil more layers of Japan's enigmatic culture.
We offer special tours with reduced rates to guests staying in our houses. For more information, please contact us.
Nodoka-An is NON-SMOKING. No Daily Cleaning is offered.
Rates are as below.
Regular Season Rate:10,000JPY for 2 persons
Jan.4-Mar.26, May.6-Jul.13, Dec.6-Dec.30
Middle Season Rate: 13,000JPY for 2 persons.
Apr.26-Apr.30, Jul.17-Aug.12, Aug.17-Oct.31
High Season Rate: 15,000JPY for 2 persons
Apr.19-25, May.1-5, Jul.14-16, Nov.1-19
Festival Season Rate: 20,000JPY for 2 persons
Mar.27-Apr.18, Aug.13-16, Nov.20-Dec.5
*Every extra 1 person, add 2,000JPY per night
*Every 7 nights, get 1 night fee. Pl note this policy is not applicable for festival season.
*Under 3 nights stay, require a cleaning fee of 4,000JPY.
*Pl consult with us for special rate for long stay above 3 weeks....Read more
Left on 12/29/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Tory
This summer was my fourth trip to Japan, my first time using Homeaway. The Nodoka-An house was such a pleasant surprise. We had everything we needed to live comfortably in Kyoto. The listing on Homeaway was accurate.
Nodoka-An was clean and ready for us on arrival. The air conditioning kept the house cool in the heat wave!!!
The location was perfect for seeing major sights in Kyoto as well as being close to the train stop.
There is no need for improvement as the Nodoka-An house was like. Heavan on Earth.
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