About this listing
My apartment is in a quiet residential area but only 800 metres from Kyoto station. It is a small studio apartment with a kitchenette, shower/toilet, sofa, Japanese style futons for sleeping, and there is a small veranda. But it is a standard Japanese studio room size (15 square metres) and has almost everything you need, such as cookware, plates, bowls and cups, kettle, microwave-oven, small fridge, iron and hair dryer. Please note that the bathroom is small for Western standard but shampoo, conditioner and body soap are provided. There is no tv or phone. Coin laundry (washer and dryer) is in the apartment building, not in the room.
There are two bicycles for your use free of charge, as well as fast fibre-optic wifi.
The apartment is in Kawanishi-cho, which is south-east of Kyoto station. The nearest stations are Kujo subway station (10 minutes walk) which is one stop from Kyoto, Kyoto station itself (about 15-20 minutes walk), and Tofukuji station (10 minutes walk) which is on the Keihan line, and very convenient to get to Gion and all the temples of Higashiyama. Tofukuji is also on the JR Nara line, one stop south of Kyoto station. So very convenient for doing a day trip to Nara.
There is also a bus stop about 200 metres away with buses going to the Gion, Kawaramachi and Higashiyama area every 10 minutes or so.
There is a large supermarket 5 minutes walk away and there are a couple 24/7 convenient stores around the corner, and several local restaurants to eat. Local public bath, cafe, bars and pharmacy are nearby.
The room is small but clean and comfortable and the location is quiet and safe, yet lets you get to the major places to see in Kyoto easily.
What you get:
Futons with linen, duvet, towels, etc. shampoo+soap, hot shower/bath,
Microwave, toaster oven, kettle, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, small table, fast wifi, two bicycles for exploring Kyoto. Friendly helpful advice from me!
Interaction with Guests
We provide you the detailed directions in PDF and use them (load them on your phone, if safari doesn't work try chrome, or print them out). I am the owner of the house! Self check in/out service in place. My local manager Asuka is contactable when it is needed. We respect your privacy during your stay.
Other Things to Note
Please note that in peak seasons (between March and May, July, August, Oct and Nov), we may not accept bookings less than 4 nights.
Please take off your shoes in the entrance area of the apartment!
Please no smoking in the apartment. Please respect the neighbours and do not play loud music, especially at night.
Please turn off heating or air conditioning when you go out. And no barbecues on the veranda please.
The bicycles may be parked in front of the building when in use. At other times, they should be left on the veranda, not in the parking lot.
WIFI: SSIS Guest Network Password gD9m76VV
Futons are provided for your use. Please lay them out on the floor; it is more comfortable to have two futons for each person. Sheets, pillows (+pillow cases), duvet (+duvet covers), and towels are provided. Please fold the futons up during the day so they can air.