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Book this 2 bedroom cottage in Kyoto today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning and internet access 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 26 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1320 to as high as $2370, depending on travel dates.
The manager responds to 75% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 24, 2017.
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- 24 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
- Smoking allowed
– based on 26 reviews
- Very Good
The names of these two cottages say it all. It was such a peaceful place to spend our evenings and early mornings. This worked very well for us. We were two couples (all approx 55yolds) and had one of the cottages each with an adjoining door. We were all very comfortable. We believe 6 adults would be a bit of a squeeze but not impossible. If you are lacking stability/mobility/confidence on your feet we would suggest the Peace Cottage rather than the Moss Cottage as once you are inside everything is on the one level except the initial entry. All the information provided by the agent about the cottages is accurate. We stayed for 7 nights from January 7 2014 during cold conditions and were very comfortable with the heating provided. The agents were prompt and efficient in dealing with us throughout the booking process and very helpful with information and assistance with other aspects of our stay. Please note that only the Moss Cottage has a microwave and only the Peace Cottage has a laundry. This worked ok for us as we were sharing with people we knew. If only booking one cottage I would first check with the agent regarding if the other is booked as the walls between cottages are very thin and this may affect your stay. Location is excellent. If you wish to get to Kyoto Rail Station we suggest a 10 min taxi ride for approx 1400 yen as opposed to 4 subway tickets at approx same price. This saves time (if 2 people then more cost effective on subway). There are many interesting sites within walking distance. The Japanese people on the street are very helpful and we never had any problems getting around or finding the sites. Most nights we were walking the streets until 10pm or later and felt very safe. It was a wonderful experience staying in these cottages.
“we had such a wonderful time.”
The cottage was so clean and cozy. Especially the bedsheets in winter! Loved it.
“Great position, charming accommodation”
We loved our stay . The houses are small ,quaint and very Japanese. They were equipped with everything you need and more. They were easy to find and the owners gave great instructions and it was totally private. It took us a day to walk around and realise we were in a fantastic position. After day 1 we walked everywhere which as a family of 5 saved us lots of money on subways and was a great way to discover lots of interesting places, beautiful gardens and temples and great restaurants. The houses were well maintained and made our stay in Kyoto an absolute joy. I would stay there again anytime
“I had to bow low for the traditional accommodation”
Everything was great or taken care of, when we asked for it. The one thing, it is not so easy for a tall man. The other thing, washing hands after the toilet has to be done in the shower. Location great, fun to stay in the heart of a domestic neighbourhood.
“Original japanese living experience”
Koke-An is an old japanese house with original japanese atmosphere. It feels more like actually living in Japan than visiting Japan. The house consists of two separate apartments connected by a door. Each apartment is fully equipped. The tiny garden belongs to one apartment, the other has a larger bathroom section and a washing machine. The house is perfect for two couples travelling together. The only drawback (for tall people) are the low door frames. The householders were very friendly and helpful. A subway station and several convenience markets are close by. Also some nice restaurants can be found in close proximity.
“Charming accommodations, great location”
These two adjacent Machiya houses have been joined to make a comfortable two-bedroom rental located about midway between the Kamo River and the eastern hills. The location is perfect for exploring much of Kyoto on foot: Follow the canal southeast through Gion to the river and the central shopping district, or walk east to Nanzenji and the Path of Philosophy, or visit the the Heian Shrine, Municipal art Museum and Modern art Museum a few blocks to the north. Walk south through Murayama Park and in a few minutes you'll be in the network of narrow lanes leading up to the Kiyomizu-Dera temple complex. Heavy traffic can make bus/taxi transportation frustratingly slow in Kyoto, so being able to walk so many places is a huge benefit of staying at Koke-An & Hei-An. The houses are located in a narrow lane near the Higashiyama subway station. They are old and a bit creaky, but very atmospheric and modernized just enough (two nice bathrooms, two small kitchens, washing machine, big Western-style beds). Together the two houses had more than enough space for our family of four -- just bear in mind that taller folks will have to stoop down when passing from room to room. The neighborhood is lively in the daytime but very quiet at night. There are several convenience stores nearby, and an affordable casual restaurant called asuka around the corner on Sanjo-dori (home-style meals dished up by a jovial team of Japanese aunties). Overall a big thumbs-up for this rental if it suits your budget.
“A Great Little Place”
We spent seven nights in Koke-An during November. This cute little cottage is perfect as it is located within walking distance of Kyoto centre. Handy for buses and the metro. Very quiet area.
“I'd do it again in a heartbeat.”
Our 4 night stay at Koke-An was the best choice my wife and I made during our two week trip to Japan. Avi greeted us when we arrived and helped us plan our itinerary right away. His tips were invaluable. Before he left, Avi also made dinner reservations for us at a local establishment, and even phoned in an order for us-which meant that we experienced a wonderful dinner at a popular but tiny local place with our extraordinarily limited Japanese. Wendy's assistant Naomi also made reservations for us at a very nice restaurant on our request-they really went above and beyond for us. The location is perfect. There are some serious shrines and temples in the neighborhood, and it is only a 30 minute walk to a Unesco world heritage site (Kiyomizu-dera). For the longer trips-and you really must do longer trips if you hope to see Kyoto-we found it easy to get everywhere on the bus or train. The size is nice for a couple, though the house is definitely small by american standards. I believe that they've expanded next door to accomodate more people, which would make it a good choice for a larger party.