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Nishi Ume House (Licensed)

Entire house hosted by See Min
5 guests3 bedrooms0 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
5 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Hot tub
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Umekoji-Kyotonishi Station (梅小路京都西駅) is 400m away, 4 min walk to Nishi Ume, our licensed machiya.

Explore these attractions next door to us, Kyoto Railway Museum, Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Fish Market. Shimabara, an old Geisha district is behind us. Take easy buses to Kinkakuji, Gion, or to downtown Kyoto for shopping. The train to Arashiyama, Bamboo Grove is also nearby. Nishihonganji temple, a World Heritage site (9-min walk), and Toji Temple where weekend markets are held is 6 minutes away.

The space
Enjoy, relax and experience the Japanese way of life in a Machiya with a tatami tea room and futons.

You will be staying in a very clean, safe and exclusive neighbourhood. The Aquarium is an easy 5-min stroll away. Try a sumptuous buffet with farm fresh veggies just round the corner, a 5-min walk. Great value for an interesting spread at only ¥880 per person for lunch. UNESCO listed Nishihonganji is just 9 minutes away. Take buses to Gion, Kinkakuji - Golden Temple, downtown area, Nishiki market.

The interior is in traditional Japanese layout using sliding doors throughout except for the the bath and toilet.

There are 2 bedrooms with dividing, Japanese sliding doors and a balcony upstairs. The tatami tea room is downstairs, which opens out into the dining area and an open kitchen.

The tatami room is a traditional tea room or living area. This is convertible into an extra bedroom for two adults. There's Japanese green tea and coffee so you can have a quiet cuppa before you set off on your travel adventures for the day.

The Panasonic system kitchen looks out into a minimalist backyard. It is equipped with built-in cooker hob and exhaust, a fish grill underneath, and multi-menu controls. The microwave has oven and grilling functionalities as well. A fridge is there to keep your drinks cold.

The bath area is divided into dry and wet areas. The washer in the dry area, gives your laundry a Silver Ion anti-bacterial wash. A hair dryer is provided in the vanity drawer and toiletries in the cabinet.

The bathroom climate is programmable to recycle, cool, or heat air. Inside, you can preset your bath water settings at the bathtub control panel or at the other control panel in the kitchen. Also, you get to relax in a full-sized bathtub instead of the compacted versions. There is also an attached shower. You will be provided with linen, bath towels, hand towels, tea towel. So no worries about towels bulking up your luggage.

The toilet with automated bidet is separate.

Guest access
The entire Machiya building is yours to enjoy.

However, we ask that guests do not open nor use any of our stored linens/beddings/towels that you have not booked for. Thank you.

Other things to note
Kindly note that since Oct 2018, Kyoto City is collecting an Accommodation Tax from all guests who stay in Kyoto. Hence, we are required by law to collect this from you when you arrive. Thank for the understanding and cooperation in this. https://www.jnto.org.au/kyoto-accommodation-tax/

We support an earth-friendly initiative so please try to reduce your carbon footprint. Do turn off lights, air-conditioning, etc. before leaving the house.

We will do our best to make sure that you are comfortably settled and in turn, please treat our house kindly and mindfully.

Please respect our lovely, gentle Japanese neighbours. Be calm and quiet especially towards evening.

Thank you for the cooperation.

License number
Hotels and Inns Business Act | 京都市 | 京都市指令保医セ第523号
Umekoji-Kyotonishi Station (梅小路京都西駅) is 400m away, 4 min walk to Nishi Ume, our licensed machiya.

Explore these attractions next door to us, Kyoto Railway Museum, Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Fish Market. Shimabara, an old Geisha district is behind us. Take easy buses to Kinkakuji, Gion, or to downtown Kyoto for shopping. The train to Arashiyama, Bamboo Grove is also nearby. Nishihonganji temple, a World Her…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 2
2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 3
1 floor mattress

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers
Heating
Essentials
Washer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hot tub

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This host offers a 15% weekly discount.

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Location

Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan

Nishisuya is a very well-kept, safe and pretty area with many temples around. The biggest being the Nishihonganji Temple, a UNESCO World heritage site. Other attractions within walking distance are Toji Temple another UNESCO World heritage site, the Kyoto Aquarium, and the Umekoji Park which also features the Steam Locomotive Museum.

Have a breakfast for 500 yen nearby with coffee and toast.There are many cheap and good eats around us, as well as convenience stores. There are green grocers down the street and nikuyas selling fresh meat. Upon booking, you will be given a private (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map link listed with attractions, sightseeing and restaurants.

Do check out our Guide Book for more activities and ideas. There are also several bicycle rentals near us.
Nishisuya is a very well-kept, safe and pretty area with many temples around. The biggest being the Nishihonganji Temple, a UNESCO World heritage site. Other attractions within walking distance are Toji Temple…

Hosted by See Min

Joined in May 2014
  • 105 Reviews
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During your stay
We will arrange a meet and greet session for you with a Travel Angel, to introduce the area and do a key exchange. So, we ask that you try to keep within our check-in timing.

We will prepare customised extra maps and information upon your reservation. There are traveller's books, brochures and maps in the machiya so you can plan and explore at your own pace. We speak both English and Mandarin, so do connect with us through the AirBnB messaging system.

Also, starting from October 1st Kyoto city has started collecting accommodation tax which is 200 yen per person per night which we need to collect from you on their behalf. https://www.jnto.org.au/kyoto-accommodation-tax/
So, we seek your understanding in this. Many thanks in advance for your cooperation.

We hope you will arrive as guests but leave as friends!
We will arrange a meet and greet session for you with a Travel Angel, to introduce the area and do a key exchange. So, we ask that you try to keep within our check-in timing…
  • Policy number: Hotels and Inns Business Act | 京都市 | 京都市指令保医セ第523号
  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English, 日本語
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events