About This Listing
We opened our 2nd apartment in Kyoto from August!!
This apartment is upper floor of the other apartment "Sakura River View APT".
Room size, layout,quality of futon and services, etc.. are the almost same!
2 bikes available for free!
Sakura River Side APT is a very nice private apartment that faces directly on the banks of the River Takase.
Recently renovated, this studio apartment of 35sqm has two tatami bedrooms separated by sliding wooden doors.
one room has its own sliding door to the balcony from which you can admire the cherry trees just a few centimetres away from you divided only by the river Takase.
2 bikes available for free
Room comes with:
Various dishes, glasses and cutleries and basic cooking tools.
Microwave with oven
Stove burner with grill.
Washing machine with soap
Towels (Big and small)
Bathtub & shower
Iron and Iron table
4 futon (Japanese style beds) of excellent quality
The apartment is complete with everything you need for a perfect stay in the city.
The apartment is located on the second floor which ground level is consider first floor.
You must be able to climb the stairs.
Interaction with Guests
We will be happy to welcome you and tell you where to eat and what to visit in the surrounding area of Kyoto with English maps.
This area is simply great! (Off course no?!!)
All along the river you will find heaps of bar restaurant and combine store (SEVEN ELEVEN and Daily store)
The apartment is within 5~15 minutes walk or bike of spots such as:
Gion area 5 mins by walk
Yasaka shrine 10 mins by walk
Kiyomizu temple area 10 mins by bike
Fushimiinari inari shrine 10 mins by bike
Nishiki food market... 5mins by bike
Basically everything except the Golden Temple.
Gold temple is 35 mins by bus (230yen)
You can take a bus from nearest bus stop (Kawaramachi Matsubara)
This bus stop is 200 meters from the apartment.
From Kyoto station to our apartment.
It's 2 kilometers.
The best way to come here is take a bus (230 yen each) or taxi (~1200 yen).
It takes about 10 minutes.
Other ways you can walk about 25 minutes.
From Kansai International Airport to Kyoto Station
80mins by Express Train (Tokkyu HARUKA) (3370yen)
Combine store 1mins by walk
24hour open Supermarket 3mins by walk
Other Things to Note
This apartment is not our spare Apartment.
We rent it to give you the best service that we can.
We intend to do this job in Japan as we did in Italy because it is really what make us happy.
Our mission is try to fit Japanese atmosphere, colors, smell and traditions in only 35sqm !
Please smoke on the balcony if you have to!
Please take off your shoes and leave it in the entrance !
Please be quiet after 10pm!
Please take care about tatami and rice paper.
Please let us know your arrival time!
Japanese traditional house are so suggestive but also so delicate. Please understand that the "privacy concept" in this traditional wood house is a bit different than a normal concrete house. Walk gently on the tatami and take care about noise regulation.
Good and pleasant location. We were unable to find apartment as taxi driver dropped us too far from it but Andrea was out looking for us in the neighbourhood. Really appreciated that.
Andrea and Mayumi were great hosts. Very informative with lots of suggestions and super helpful with our requests. The apartment is beautiful and in an amazing location. Would 100% recommend a stay here!
Andrea & Mayumi were truly fantastic hosts! They took the time to sit down and introduce us to Kyoto, what to see and where to eat when we checked in, as well as helping us with transportation. We loved the apartment- everything is exactly as seen in the pictures and in the description, and a comfortable size for 2 people. A good central location, so most of the sites are only 5-15 mins away via walking or public transit, but quiet and secluded. Can not wait to stay here again!
Super séjour a Kyoto chez Andréa et Mayumi. L'appartement était très cosy dans un quartier plus que charmant !
Andréa et Mayumi ont pris le temps a notre arrivée de nous expliquer comment fonctionner la ville, ou aller et comment, ce qui nous a fait gagner énormément de temps.
Je ne saurai trop les recommander !
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About the Host, Andrea & Mayumi
We are Andrea and Mayumi! Australia and love for new experiences brought us together !
For six years we have traveled the world together sleeping in the most absurd and disparate place. In Italy we have managed tourist apartments for years and now that we moved to Kyoto , the birthplace of Mayumi , we would like to put at your disposal our experience to introduce you this fantastic city in the way it deserves.
Andrea: "Personally, I feel even more tourists resident. In my spare time , when I'm not busy studying the language , I love to lose myself and find myself on the banks of the Kamogawa river . " I think it has something magical that always manages to draw me in spite of everything . If you like sports or readers like myself, do not forget your sneakers or your readings , the banks of the Kamogawa are perfect for these practices ! Welcome revelers are also musicians and aspiring photographers . In short, Kamogawa is for everyone! "
In addition to welcome you upon your arrival , We will indicate places to see , shops or restaurants to eat and anything else you need !
We speak English Italian and Japanese . With the Spaniard we will arrange ! ;)
See you there!
Siamo Andrea e Mayumi! L’Australia e l’amore per le nuove esperienze ci ha fatti incontrare!
Per sei anni abbiamo girato il mondo assieme dormendo nei posti più assurdi e disparati. In Italia abbiamo gestito appartamenti turistici per anni ed ora che ci siamo trasferiti a Kyoto, città natale di Mayumi, vorremmo mettere al Vostro servizio la nostra esperienza per introdurVi questa fantastica città nella maniera in cui merita.
Andrea: “Personalmente mi sento ancora più turista che residente. Nel mio tempo libero, quando non sono impegnato a studiare la lingua, adoro perdermi e ritrovare me stesso lungo le sponde del fiume Kamogawa”. Penso che abbia un qualcosa di magico che riesce sempre ad attrarmi nonostante tutto. Se siete sportivi o lettori come il sottoscritto, non dimenticate le vostre scarpe da ginnastica o le vostre letture, le sponde del Kamogawa sono perfette per queste pratiche! Benvenuti siano anche suonatori festaioli e aspiranti fotografi. Insomma, Kamogawa è per tutti!”
Oltre ad accoglierVi al Vostro arrivo, Vi indicheremo posti da vedere, negozi o ristoranti in cui mangiare e qualsiasi altra cosa abbiate bisogno!
Parliamo Italiano Inglese e Giapponese. Con lo spagnolo ci si arrangia! ;)
Its a really characteristic barbecue meet shop! Actually you have to cook there by yourself! Its looks really dirty and smoky but is really really nice and clean!600-8025
This is a French restaurant next to the apartment. Lunch Course 1800yen~ Dinner Course 4800yen~ (website hidden)
This ramen shop open till 5:00 am!! If you start be hungry in the middle of the night, you can go to eat in 1minute!!! Open 11:00 to 5:00 (Tue to Sat ) 11:00～20:00 (Sun) Monday regular holiday600-8025
They sell varieties of daily necessities and open 24 hours 7 days a week. 60 metres from the apartment!京都市 京都府 600-8026
This restaurant is very famous for the wedding party for Japanese. You will see the real Japanese wedding ceremony with KIMONO from our balcony!Shimogyo Ward Kyoto Prefecture
This is the nearest bus stop from the apartment. If you come from Kyoto station by bus, you should get off here!! It is takes 10 mins.Shimogyo Ward Kyoto Prefecture
They sell varieties of daily necessities and open 24 hours 7 days a week. There is ATM machine.京都市 京都府 600-8025
Nearest post office!600-8028
This supermarket is 24 hour open!! You can buy every things here! If you will stay long this shop is very useful. 2 minutes from the apartment by walk!600-8033
This parking is the cheapest around here. from 8:00am to 9:00pm every 40mins 200yen. Maximum 1000yen a day (week end 1400yen). From 9:00pm to 8:00am every 1hour 100yen. Maximum 300 yen per night.600-8048
Its a really characteristic barbecue meat shop! Actually you have to cook there by yourself! Its looks really dirty and smoky but is really really nice and clean!Shimogyo Ward Kyoto Prefecture 600-8013
Shopping center Open 10:00 to 20:00京都市 KYOTO 600-8520
Shopping center called Marui.Shimogyo Ward Kyoto Prefecture 600-8567
This restaurants has menu written in English, Chinese, and Korean. You can order by iPad.Shimogyo Ward Kyoto Prefecture 600-8011
Open 10:00 〜 22:00600-8011
This is very famous UDON restaurants. Open 11:30～15:00 17:00～22:00 Thursday closed604-8014
NISHIKI FOOD MARKET is a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as Kyotos Kitchen.604-8054
京都清水にあるハンバーガー専門店。パテは１９０とボリューム満点。ふわふわでもっちりなバンズは、パテとの相性もばっちり！京都観光のお昼は、で！！！Higashiyama Ward Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862
11:00～22:00 Every things are 100 yen!!604-8032
Open 6:00 to 18:30 Admission fee 300 yenKyotoHigashiyama Ward Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862
Here you can see Maikos Traditional Dance for free every sunday!! You can go by bike from the apartment.Sakyo Ward Kyoto Prefecture 606-8343