Superb Traditional House by the Philosopher's Path
Description from the owner
Eikando house is a spacious (120m2), bright, tranquil, beautifully appointed, boasting stunning views on the surroundings hills and valleys “Kominka”, a traditional Japanese folk house originally built in the ’30s. It was recently completely renovated by harmoniously combining the old charm of traditional Japanese architecture and the contemporary elegance and practicality modern life demands. It is therefore likely to satisfy the most discerning of travelers.
The ground floor has a luminous, spacious open-space leading from the entrance, the modern kitchen to the traditional Japanese tatami room, allowing you to enjoy the view on the private Japanese garden throughout the area. The stylish and tasteful bathroom also overlooking the garden completes the layout.
On the 2nd floor a peaceful sleep, lulled by the sound of a small stream running in front of the house, in one of the two inviting Japanese tatami rooms will rejuvenate you after a busy day of sightseeing.
One room provides traditional Japanese beddings (futons), another a Western style double bed.
In the eastern part of Kyoto, in the Okazaki District, a very short walk from the famous Eikando Temple, famous for its autumn colors and within a stone’s throw away from the Philosopher’s Path and the splendid Nanzen-Ji Temple complex, the house is located in one of the most culturally significant areas of Kyoto.
Running below the mount Daimonji, which at the culmination of the Obon festival is lit by a giant bonfire, the Philosopher's Path is considered by many as Kyoto’s best promenade. It links the Silver Pavilion Palace with the Nanzenji temple complex through a long and winding path that follows a canal bordered by cherry trees, charming cafés, quaint craft shops and typical restaurants. Visitors flock during the Cherry season and the fall to enjoy Japan’s most eagerly awaited events. The little known yet marvelous temple of Honen-in where famous writer Tanizaki Junichiro rests is also well worth a visit.
Close to the house is a fresh produce supermarket, Fresco, very convenient for those wanting to dine home. A delicious bakery, Yamada Bakery, is also within reach.
Numerous bus lines are a few steps away, making all tourist areas very easily accessible.
The minimum stay in our house is 4 nights.
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Welcome and assistance fee: 5 000 yen (required). A"Travel Angel”, your own local expert, welcomes you on site, provides all necessary information on the house and on local points of interest for sightseeing, shopping and dining. The “Travel Angel” can also be reached by telephone and by email throughout your stay for any kind of assistance
Bed linen/towels: 1 000 yen/person (not required)
Cleaning at the end of you stay: 5 000 yen (required)
Please note the house has a strict ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING policy IN and AROUND the premises of the house.
Ground Floor: Kitchen, Living Room, Japanese Living Room, Bathroom, and Toilet, Japanese Garden.
First Floor: Two Japanese Bedrooms with Japanese bedding (Futon) and a double bed.
Second Floor: Playroom
The house comes fully furnished with free internet Wifi, TV and DVD player, a gas-powered kitchen stove, microwave/traditional oven, refrigerator, freezer, washer/dryer, shower/bath tub, hair dryer....Read more
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