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Two bikes for guest use! Please make sure they return to this spot or as close as possible, and don't block the driveway or house door.Shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided
Fun Apt in Cultural Center - Pocket WIFI and Bikes
Fun Apt in Cultural Center - Pocket WIFI and Bikes
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath

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★ Newly renovated modern studio apartment in one of the cultural and academic centers of Kyoto.
★ 2 bikes and a pocket wifi included for guest use. Apartment WIFI also available
★ Spend a wonderful time in this fun, modern and beautiful apartment!

The neighbourhood is near some of the most cultural sites in Kyoto:
★ Heian Jingu
★ Philosophers Path
★ Nanzenji
★ National Museum of Modern Art

Wander through a traditional neighbourhood with small restaurants and a local bath-house!

The space

★ Double bed, separate futon (3 people max)
★ 2 Free Bikes
★ Free Pocket WIFI
★ Location in cultural and academic center of Kyoto

The space is a wonderfully renovated and unique studio apartment, easy to stay in with all the modern amenities you need to have a relaxing stay in Kyoto.

Guest access

You will have access to the whole apartment, a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, (separate ) toilet. There is one double bed, and an extra futon to accommodate a 3rd person if you require.

Interaction with guests

I don't live at the premises, though I am a 15 minute walk away. I give my guests space to enjoy themselves (and I hope they are respectful of the quiet neighbourhood!). We have a 24hr booking team to answer questions quickly, and I answer any questions they can't as soon as I can (given work and sleep constraints :D )

Check-In is self service at any time of day after 3pm. Checkout is by 11am

Other things to note

We also provide a curated list of recommended places to visit for each of our properties (and some of the more central areas too) which we update regularly. We hand-pick these places for each area to give the best balance of accessibility even if you don't speak or read Japanese, while still giving you some suggestions a little more off the beaten track compared to standard guide-books.

We are also software developers, and are working on apps to make your life a little easier when travelling. We have finished our first app aimed at travellers, a cool little app that explains dietary requirements such as Pescatarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free in any language. While we can't share this here, we do share this out with our check-in information. We hope it is of some use to some people!

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Wireless Internet
Extra people $9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $27
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

I'm pretty relaxed, but I do ask a few important things:

- Please don't smoke inside.
(There is a pocket ashtray and lighter available if you'd like to smoke outside, but please put the ash in the ashtray and return it afterwards!)

- Please be respectful to the neighbours. Primarily, don't make noise outside after 10 PM.

- Please clean up after yourself.

- Please ensure the bikes are put back in their place. They are placed there as no-one lives in the house they are placed in front of (the one on the opposite side to the apartment, closest to the street).

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

96 Reviews

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John User Profile
September 2017
Great location, major bus lines are a short walk away and Kyoto University is about 15 minutes away. The residential area it's located is nice and quiet, with many shrines all around. The apartment is really nice; very modern with a lot of space and any necessary daily amenities. I'd definitely stay again if traveling back to Kyoto.

Meghan User Profile
September 2017
We had an amazing time at Liam's apartment. The location was perfect! Easy accesses to all the sights, great food, and transportation. The bikes and pocket wifi made traveling around the city convenient and comfortable. The apartment itself is spacious and clean. We would definitely stay again!

Daren User Profile
August 2017
Quiet little neighborhood spot within easy bike ride of Gion and many shires and temples. The Gion area with its history, classic small streets full of great small shops and restaurant's is a must see.

Diana User Profile
April 2017
This apt is exactly like how the pictures show and is located in the cutest part of Kyoto. Definitely stay here for a little trip.

Maggie User Profile
March 2017
Great place! Super cozy, nice shower

Liya User Profile
October 2016
The main problem with this listing is the location. The reviews I read before booking said it was a good location, but it was very far from everything. At least 35 min. walk to the nearest food or attraction. Two pairs of bikes were supplied which was helpful, but one of them was in very bad shape with a broken brake cable. We are a young energetic couple who love to walk and even we found the distance disturbing. The apartment itself was as described and seen in the pictures. All amenities as needed, missing nothing. The cleanliness though, left something to be desired.

Ryan User Profile
June 2016
Great location, beautiful clean apartment. My only issue was with the wifi, we were having trouble accessing the in house wifi and to boot, the pocket wifi was 1.5 gigs over capacity. So the pocket wifi didn't work until the last night (June 1st), we ended up paying extra for a data plan just to get around and find cool locations to check out and eat at. The bikes were great, we used them every day to get around. Kyoto is a beautiful and quiet place to enjoy.

Kyoto, JapanJoined in August 2013
Liam User Profile

I have been working and living in Japan for 9 years, the last 4 of these are in Kyoto. I love it here and hope you do too!

I run a small software studio called NEKOLOGIC. The profits of our Airbnb endeavours go back into software development, where we hope to make things that are of use and fun to travellers to both Kyoto and everywhere else.

Our first app is called NomNomNom: Travel and Eat Freely - an app to help those with special dietary requirements (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Peanut Allergy etc.) explain this in multiple languages when they travel. We can't share the URL here but please do search the full title on your favorite search engine :)

We are also working on games to help people learn Japanese in a fun way! Watch this space!

Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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