It has been lovingly restored in the traditional Japanese style and furnished with modern amenities like air-conditioning, western toilet and modern kitchen.
The location of the house is very convenient with many restaurants, cafes, super market, convenience stores, post office, ATMs, Bank, train/bus stations etc within just a short walking distance while offering a quietly relaxing atmosphere in a very traditional surroundings.
The nearby Kyoto HandiCraft center has Tourist information and Internet access, Currency exchange service , Oversea shipping service, the tourists Hands on activities studio, Duty free shops.
There are also many temples/ shrines, Museums, around the house.
The highlights of Kyoto; Philosophers Walk, Heian Jinju shrine , Kyoto Museum, Nanzenji , Kodaiji and Chion-in Temples,Gion, Maruyama Park, and many more are an easy stroll from Heian Neneko House.
The downtown shopping area (Kawaramachi) and Kamo River are also just a 10-15 minute walk away. Nearby is easy access to kyoto city bus and taxis.
[Inside the house]
The house is small , furnished with brand new modern features like a western toilet, shower/ bathtub, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access,
there is a western style living room, and long narrow ‘eel bed’ kitchen.
The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster, rice cooker and is perfect for preparing breakfast.
Two High ceiling-ed Japanese-style tatami mat bedrooms sleeps up to 4 people with comfortable Japanese futon bedding , and of course all room are heated / air conditioned.
We also provide towels, lines, soap/ shampoo, a hairdryer and iron.
[Our Free Services]
-Room cleaning (every 2-3 nights)
-Provide fresh linens, towels (every 2-3 nights)
-Shampoo, Body soap, Hand Soap
-Laundry machine, Detergent
-Dishes, Glasses, Kitchen utensils
-Wi-Fi, LAN cable internet access
-Nearby information map, City tourist map, Bus root map
-Introduce tour guide (English, French) etc.
It's great location makes up for its small size. It is amazing place for a one or two week stay in Kyoto.
Come and stay in our lovely Machiya house in total privacy and experience the real Kyoto!
Nobus house is a lovely restaurated old Kyoto home. The house had everything we wanted and more, including a bath tub for japanese baths and two beautiful tatami rooms. We were met and instructed by Nobu in a perfect way, and the house manual was perfect. The neighborhood was very nice. Would certainly return if possible!
Communication with Nobu was easy - he replied quickly and provided excellent information. We caught a cab from Kyoto station and Nobu met us at the cab door at the agreed time, helping us with our luggage and then giving us a good run down of the apartment and its features. Although it was winter, the apartment had great heating and we were very comfortable for the 3 nights we stayed. The place is just as shown in the photos and gave us a lovely experience of authentic Japanese living. The neighbourhood is good, close to buses and within walking distance of temples, art galleries and attractions on the eastern side of Kyoto. We have three children so were a bit nervous about the fragile rice paper screens and tatami mats, if your kids are very boisterous this might be a problem. Overall I would recommend this for a unusual and comfortable experience.
Nobuya is a great host, he gave us a very thorough list of everything near the house, which was very helpful. The location of the house is very good, close to bus stops, also not far from famous shrines and temples. We enjoyed our stay at Nobuya's house very much.
Nobu-san was very kind and welcoming. He explained the appartment to us in great detail and gave us invaluable tipps for our stay in Kyoto.
I recommend this lovely traditional japanese accommodation to anyone wanting to really experience japanese life style.
Someone interested in booking this accommodation in winter time should be aware that it can be chilly as obviously the traditional building is not insulated and you should not leave the heaters running when out and about. However, it heats up very quickly with heaters in the living rooms and the bathroom.
I had a wonderful stay at Nanako House. The house was very comfortable and spacious, and it is well situated in a quiet neighborhood that is close to a major avenue with convenient bus connections. Nobuya san was an excellent host: he gave me a detailed tour of the house and the amenities, and the informational folder he provided was very helpful for shopping, dining, and transportation. The cleaning service (every few days) was a nice bonus, and I especially appreciated the plentiful supply of towels and linens. The small courtyard opening from one of the rooms was very pleasant. I recommend this host and rental highly.
(Caution: this is a Japanese-style house so guests should be prepared to sleep on futons -- very comfortable -- and adjust to sparse closet space.)
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