Kyoto home stay independent.
Travelers to Kyoto can easily spend a week visiting the city’s historical attractions such as the Kyoto Imperial Palace, （京都御所）Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion 金閣寺) which is world heritage of UNESCO and Sanjusangendo. （三十三間堂）All sections of the city contain more than one locale well worth a thorough visit, Notably, some of Japan’s oldest traditions, such as the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and geisha schooling originated in the city. These ancient customs, while still practiced throughout Japan, can only be observed in their original setting in Kyoto. Maybe it takes about 5 days to visit important sightseeing spots. Only 2 or 3 days are little bit short.
Near Daitokuji and Golden Pavilion at the heart of Japanese Culture, our district is called Murasakino.
its means violet-field which is read by the famous Japanese poem Manyoushu( edited in 7th century)
When you arrive our house. You are already member of our family but we respect your privacy.
We call it Independant homestay
We let you your own room key like hotel, your own individual room is located in 3rd floor,
You can use 2nd and 3rd floor of the house as families. The family lives 1st and 2nd floors,
off course if you need our help, we are always available your questions and needs.
so you are not alone but you are not all the time with family. We don’t prepare your meals, but we are always with you.
adress is 4 sendocho murasakino kitaku kyoto city
http : / / konaka - residence . com
We have two shower rooms.
One is for shared with family's and one is for our guests 24h/24h.
Please leave your shoes before you enter the house.
Please be noticed before leaving if you come back house after midnight.
Very nice stay at Mr and Mrs Konaka's house, on a traditional Japanese futon. In the winter you have to use the AC for heating, and the house is a bit old and not so well insulated, but apart from that it's quite comfortable and has all necessary appliances.
Mrs Konaka kindly provided me with a guidebook and a map, as well as all sorts of advice on the transportation system. Though the address isn't exactly central, it's only 20-30 min away at most from downtown by bus. I would certainly recommend this guesthouse to anyone in Kyoto.
The host is so nice .And the bus station is one minute away from the house.Very convenient
The room was a bit cold, but overall this was a great experience. The house is quite large, there are many rooms with foreign guests. The owner was very friendly and explained everything. It's also located near bus stop, but the nearest metro station is a bit too far. Overall, I enjoyed staying there.
At the first time, I got some difficulties to find the host house because it locates far from the Kyoto center . I need to take subway from Kyoto station to Kitaoji station, then change to bus No. 1 or 8 to come to the host house. If you come back later than 10pm, you must take taxi because there is no more bus come back to Murasakino Sendocho.
Anyway, i like this home stay. Its quite and far from the crowded center like Gion, Shijo. The host are very nice, friendly and helpful.
If I come back Kyoto, I will prefer to stay there again.
Thanks for Konata san's help during my stay.
Adorable homestay with super nice hosts. Typical Japanese bedding on the floor in the room I stayed in. 2 bus stops very close and a subway stop maybe 10 minutes by foot. A really cool experience for me.
Our stay with the Konaka's ended very poorly. It started out well enough. Communication on the phone was very difficult with the language barrier (I speak a little Japanese, they only a little English), but we arrived and checked in without any major issues. The room and house were clean and as-advertised. We saw Ritsuko only briefly and dealt mostly with her mother, Mrs. Konaka. Mr. Konaka was around, but didn't speak any English.
Things went south when we checked out. My spouse Dan and I packed up our things, tidied the room, and because no one appeared to be up and about (it was before 9 am), we left a note saying we would return for our bags after some sight seeing. When I called a little before 11 am to make see if it was okay to leave our bags a little longer, I got yelled at on the phone, and told I was "very bad" by Mrs. Konaka. I said I was sorry and would return at once to collect our things, but even though I took a taxi to get there as quickly as possible (Dan remained behind with our rented bicycles), traffic was bad and I arrived 30 min late (at 11:30 am), to find our bags sitting outside a locked door. As I was collecting our things to leave Mr. Konaka appeared. I apologized and he said it was okay and was very calm. As we were speaking, Mrs. Konaka appeared and began to yell at me again saying I was "very bad" and "the worst". I continued to apologize (gomen nasai) and bow deeply, but she did not stop screaming, and I eventually began to cry. I have a great amount of respect for Mr. Konaka, who proceeded to calmly handled both an enraged wife and a hysterically weeping American. He tried to get Mrs. Konaka into another room and away from me, and did his best to be conciliatory with me, saying good bye kindly while I collected our bags and left. Unfortunately, Dan's cell phone didn't work, so I had to sit next door under an awning in the rain while waiting for him to arrive, which took about half and hour, but while Mrs. Konaka came and peeked at me once, we didn't exchange any more words.
I am honestly mystified as to what happened. If it was a great inconvenience to the Konaka's that we left our bags for a little while after we checked out, I am very sorry, and very sorry that we were late to collect them. I would have been happier to pay a late check out fee than endure what actually transpired. The ferocity of Mrs. Konaka's anger still seems shocking to me, and very unusual. I have never seen a Japanese person behave in such a manor before. I can only imagine that there must have been something else at issue to cause such a scene.
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All communication by email and airbnb is in charge of her daughter Ritsuko, my self. I have been born and raised at Kyoto but now I live in France since about 10 years. My interests is the nature, the history, the accordeons, and classical music.