This big tatami room is composed by two rooms divided by Fusuma. (japanese partition)
It is very clear, lumineux, and simple Japanese room. You can sleep with Futon as Japanese Traditional style.
Air conditioned, small table to study, light meals etc. Very good private space.
http : / / konaka - (website hidden)
Japanese Breakfast ¥800
Next door, bakery, middle sized supermarket, sushi,italian, and other Japanese restaurants around the house.
Easy access to city central by bus. Number 1, 8 , 6 ,46.
Interaction with Guests
For sight seeing advice, if you with Calligraphy course by certificated professer (host) 1000 yen.
Easy Bus access 1,8,6,46 to central city. form bus stop muraskino sendocho in front of the house.
Rental cycle. please ask host.
Please take off your shoes before you enter the house. (Important for Japanese house)
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Ritsuko's apartment was clean. There were two very nice old couple living there taking care of the guest. They are kind people and seem very traditional. The apartment was very organized. It was a little bit cold, perhaps because we were traveling at the coldest time in kyoto.
However, the shortage is that as the hosts were very sensitive to noise and we had to be extremely careful when walking or dining outside the room and the sound proof was bad because the wall is ensentially consist of wood and paper, a very traditional japanese styled house.
I would highly recommend this apartment to the people who are looking for a special and traditional stay in kyoto, but not to those who are seeking for a free, private and very cosy place as it is not a hotel nor hostel.
We had a nice stay in the Konaka's place. Ritsuko's parents were very nice and gave us good directions to get around Kyoto. The room was big and we liked experiencing the traditional tatami. I do have to say that the location is not the most convenient since it's far from the main attractions but gave us advantage to get to Arashima and Kikaku-ji temple before the crowds, it's also walking distance from the Daitokuji temple which was a nice visit. We knew that checkout was at 11 am and when we got back around 9:30 am from visiting the Daitokuji temple our room was open which was not really expected, it does feel like your in a hostel with the shared bathroom. Overall the experience was ok but next time we would probably go for another option.
The house is close to bus stop (15 min bus from Metro staiton and 5 min walk from bus stop). The parents of Ritsuko were kind and helpful but they only speak very limited English. Ritsuko was not there during our stay of three days. The air conditioning was not sufficient and we felt a bit cold at night. The indoor bathroom was closed from 11pm to 6 am and guests have to go to the outdoor one in the garden. There are many rules but they are not clearly stated on website nor during check-in.
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All communication by email and airbnb is in charge of her daughter Ritsuko, my self. I have been born and raised at Kyoto but now I live in France since about 10 years. My interests is the nature, the history, the accordeons, and classical music.