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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Kyoto today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 30 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $636, depending on travel dates.
The manager responds to 75% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 21, 2017.
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- 21 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Kyoto Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Smoking allowed
– based on 30 reviews
- Very Good
“Jizo-An - Excellent Place”
My wife and I wanted a more traditional home to get a feel of how things were. The home was well positioned in Kyoto, as many places were within walking distance. Not to mention the two close train stations. (Note: we love walking and seeing the places you normally dont if you take transportation) Jizo-An was very clean and had everything we needed. The neighbors were friendly and it was an easy place to find. I would not hesitate to stay at this place again or I would even try one of their other properties. If you wish to know more of our trip and what we did, please send me a note. I'd be happy to help you out.
“Authentic and comfortable stay at a Machiya”
Jizo-An is a quaint and lovely Japanese cottage which was suitable for our needs. It provided us with a glimpse into staying in a Machiya, yet enjoying the creature comforts of having heated toilets, good water pressure with plenty of hot water to drive the autumn chill out of our bodies, and the very clean and comfortable double-bed on the second floor. Having the washer & dryer was very useful as well. All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jizo-An to couples wishing to experience a taste if 'old' Japan (think iron cast bath) with modern embellishments.
“Jizo-An November 2013”
A lovely comfortable house perfectly situated close to shops restaurants and attractions. We enjoyed our time there and highly recommend it. Minor negatives are that it's a little small, kitchen is tight (not that this matters in Kyoto!) and tacking the stairs down to the bathroom during the night can be tricky.
“Great location in the heart of cultural Kyoto”
I stayed in the machiya for a week. The location is sensational. The experience of being in a local neighborhood in a traditional home is wonderful. I'd recommend it to everyone, unless they would find the steep stairs to the bedroom a concern. The deep tub and thundering shower head made up for it. There's a great sashimi and itzukaya nearby, called Yokocyo.
“Everything we hoped for.”
Jizo-an is a delightful little house on a tiny quiet alley in the center of Kyoto. It's a marvel of compression: everything one could need to be comfortable in two rooms of about eight mats each. Probably its best point is location, as it's a very short walk to the center of downtown (Shijo-Kawaramachi), great restaurants, and the sights of central Kyoto. It's very handy to public transportation. It's probably most accurate to say that Jizo-an is ideal for a fairly short stay -- say from a week to a month -- it has a washer-dryer, a limited but perfectly adequate kitchen, and a very comfortable bedroom with plenty of storage, but would be cramped for a longer stay, for more than two people, or for travelers not intending to devote most of their time to being out and about. It's clear that Windows to Japan has thought through how to make the rental work pleasantly and efficiently. We had all the information we needed to move in even before we arrived, and they provided with us with help when needed. As an example, WTJ provided the information on options and then set up for us door-to-door service from Kansai Intl airport to the house and back -- very handy when arriving after a long flight. Since my Japanese is semi-OK, we didn't rely on WTJ for guidance during our stay; my sense is that they are ready and able to give help as requested. Finally, the house has wi-fi, which is extremely useful on the road; be sure to bring your iPad or iPhone.
“Feel like your a resident of Japan”
Jiso-An was an amazing place to stay in Japan. Located within easy walking distance of the center of Kyoto and the local subway system this was aperfect location for you to explore You are living in a residential area and really feel like you are immersed in what it is like to live in Japan. There are excellent local amenities with super markets and atm machine just round the corner. The local restaurants in the area are great especially the one opposite the house which was ideal for those lazy days. The house is located down a side alley and is out of the way it is a great retreat after spending the day exploring kyoto. Very quiet and secluded The house is compact ( as are most place in japan!) but very comfortable and the iron bath is great! The bed room is beutiful with the paper screens and tatami mats. The guys at windows to Japan were very helpful and friendly. They helped us arange travel to and from the airports on our arrival and departure and were always available if we needed them. They even popped over to say hi once we arrived.
“Very authentic, central, cosy”
We spent two weeks at Jizo-An in Decenber-January. Though it was very cold outside the apartment was very cosy. It is small but really authentic and beautifully fitted out. We were very comfortable, able to self-cater and wifi access a definite bonus. The location whilst definitely not on the regular tourist path is very accessible to all of Kyoto's tourist sights. Would love to return.
“We loved the cottage and Kyoto!”
This cottage is well placed to visit all the main tourist attractions that Kyoto has to offer. Whilst not large, it is very comfortable, has good facilities and a traditional feel. We enjoyed it better than a hotel room and would recommend it. Not the place for you though if you have trouble on steep stairs as the bedroom is upstairs. Visit Organic Junction over the road for great coffee and great advice and meet Musa-San.
“Our Home away from Home”
We booked our reservation at Jizo-An with its previous owner, but the change of ownership was seamless for us. We were there for 3 weeks and loved every minute of it. The house is small, but well-equipped. and exactly as represented. The bed/pillows were very comfortable and I loved the way the morning light came into the bedroom. Plenty of closet space for a short stay for 2 people. Very quiet neighborhood, yet within easy walking distance to downtown and for those who don't mind walking, a little farther to the Gion district. The subway station, post office, a couple of grocery stores, a fabulous izakaya (Bamboo), several museums and temples are all located nearby. The Wifi connection was excellent. My husband and I are 67 and 61 respectively and had no trouble at all with the stairs to the bedroom (which are narrow and steep), but those who are less agile/fit might--just take it slowly and hold onto the railing. Loved the Japanese bath and had no trouble at all getting in or out of it. We look forward to staying at Jizo-An again!
We stayed at Jizo-An for 9 nights and couldn't have more pleased. The location was fabulous, the house spotless and the details of daily living well thought out. There is about a good four full days of things to do (that are not really touristy) all within walking distance. When you need to take a cab to the furthest location, it's only about $10-$12 us. Be sure to read all of the information on the kitchen table when you arrive and use it. Extremely informative and helpful (maps are really good too) and don't forget to talk with avi about local things to do such as the Martial arts Center, Geiko sightings and Isoya.