Our cozy apartment is in the heart of Kyoto, it makes a wonderful base to explore this incredible city. You are just minutes on foot from hundreds of wonderful restaurants and great nightlife, and within very easy reach all the temples and shrines.
You will have the WHOLE apartment, NO SHARING. Our office has been moved to a new site since last year (You may notice the previous reviews was mentioned there was an office onsite).
The apartment is clean and comfortable, and you have use of the fully equipped kitchen, bathroom as well as a washer/dryer. There are some great and restaurants nearby, but also supermarkets and the famous Nishiki street market is less than 10 minutes on foot.
The apartment overlooks Takase-gawa, a small stream with cherry (sakura) trees that is very beautiful in the spring. The neighborhood is called Kiyamachi, one of the oldest areas in Kyoto and now full of many restaurants (you have Japanese, Italian, Sushi, Persian, Tofu and many more restaurants within a 1-minute walk)
You will be solely used the apartment during your stay. We will provide you an emergency phone Number and our property manager will assist you when it is needed.
Whole apartment with the amenities you need during your stay.
Secure code to enter the apartment building
Interaction with Guests
Self check in/out service in place. Local manager is contactable when it is needed.
The Kawaramachi-sanjo neighbourhood is very lively and there are many restaurants, cafes and shops within a few minutes walk.
The apartment is in between Kawaramachi-dori (street) and Kamogawa River, and it is lovely to take a stroll along the river in the early evening. Just to the north is Oike street with the Kyoto city hall, and to the south past Sanjo street is Shijo, which is Kyoto's best shopping street. Heading west past Kawaramachi street you will enter an area of narrow streets with many small restaurants, cafes, boutiques, etc. Gion (the old Geisha quarter) is only 20 mins on foot to the south-east, and you can really see a lot without having to use public transportation. However the bus stops nearby can also allow you easily traveling to the major sightseeing spots.
The Shiyakusho-mae subway station is 2 mins away, which brings you to Kyoto station (via Karasuma-Oike) in about 15 mins.
Please take off your shoes once you come inside. Please no smoking/pets in the apartment, and only people you have booked in should stay here. Please take care with the flooring, which is susceptible to scratches! Please do not put down items with sharp edges, or drag suitcases. Thanks!
Please close the curtains in the lounge when it's dark, everyone can see in! You can open the window in warmer weather but please keep the mesh screen closed against bugs.
Please turn the air conditioner or heater off when you leave the apartment. No bikes are allowed to park outside the building please.
Matts apartment was a great place to stay in Kyoto. It is in an unbeatable location and was a short distance to the Gion, great restaurants and shops. The apartment is large and spacious for two people. Checking in was easy and the provided directions were easy to follow. I would highly recommend this apartment to friends and family. Thank you!
Thank you matt for your prompt reply and ease with the booking, arrival and stay process. Easy to follow instruction for a place perfect for a couple to stay while visiting kyoto. The position was so accessible to everything food, bars, coffee,bus and subway. The unit was super clean, quite and have recommended it to friends coming in a few weeks. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay and look forward to my next staty here when I return to kyoto.
This apartment is great and spacious for a couple and in an unbeatable location -- tons of restaurants and bars nearby. Public transportation is close by and you can walk to major attractions in 15 minutes. I highly recommend the place.
The accommodation was cosy and modern and was in a great location in Kyoto. There were many convenience stores, restaurants and shops nearby, many of which were recommended by Matt. Our stay was made easier with a short walk to the nearest train station and a portable Wi-Fi device. This meant we always had internet access on our travels, ensuring we were never lost. The apartment itself was secure and the heating was much appreciated on the colder Winter nights. I'd definitely recommend this accommodation and hope to stay here again in the future.
The flat was really good - spacious for two people (for Japan) and fine for the three of us (couple and child). It had all the amenities you could/would want. Asuka, who was our contact, was very helpful with recommendations and information. Although we didn't meet Matt in person he was also quick at responding to any questions. The flat is in a very central location which is great for transport, restaurants, shops and getting around to the main tourist spots (everything really). It is in a lively area with bars so that did mean in the summer there was some noise at night - when the weather got colder it stopped!
Matt's apartment is very spacious for a couple and in an unbeatable location -- tons of restaurants and bars nearby and very conveniently located when it comes to public transportation. Everything went super smoothly and we have no complaints whatsoever. I highly recommend the place. Thanks, Matt!
Unbeatable location! Close to Pontocho, Gion and Nishiki market. We also visited Arashiyama with one easy transfer at Nijo.
My husband and I stayed from a Friday evening to Tuesday morning and met the office workers only briefly, but they were courteous and helpful. Our communications with Tomoyo prior to visiting were also very prompt and friendly.
Setting up the futons were easy enough and my husband and I found them comfortable. We also had plenty of hot water for showers.
In addition, it was very handy having a kitchen and a washing machine at your disposal.
All in all, excellent value for the price, especially since we visited at peak autumn leaf viewing season and hotel prices were outrageous!
Thank you Matt, Tomoyo and Hiroshi! We had a great time in Kyoto!
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