Hi, I am a Managing Director of a Oku Japan. My company specialises in off-the-beaten-track in Japan.
We had a good stay at Matt's place. Location seems set in a working-class part of Kyoto. Moderately accessible, with access to 2 different trainlines, with a 10 minute walk to the nearest train station. Convenience and food stalls were very nearby. Communications with Matt and his assistant were prompt and excellent.
Only negative comments would be that the kitchen, toilet and bathroom areas were not heated. Given that we unfortunately visited in winter, it presented a problem for us especially in the mornings and nights.
Other than the above, its a great place, and spacious enough for a group. Great place to use as a base to explore Kyoto and the surrounding areas.
This is a great little traditional two storey house in a quiet area walking distance from Kyoto station. The house is easy access to the buses and subways, as well as sights and convenience stores, whilst maintaining a quiet nights sleep. A great base for seeing the city. The house itself is comfortable and has all the mod-cons and we would highly recommend this place.
I had a nice and cosy stay at Matt's apartment. The location is great for anyone who wants to have a real Kyoto experience. The apartment is located in a more suburban part of Kyoto. The bikes provided make it very easy to travel around, it almost makes you feel like a local!! This was probably my favourite part about staying there.
Keep in mind, the apartment is very small, a very common thing in Japan. It can get quite cramped for two people and luggage. However, most of the time, my partner and I only used the space for sleeping so it didn't bother us too much. Matt was a good host, prior to our stay, he had provided very in depth instructions on how to get to the apartment, which made it very easy to locate.
We had a great experience in Matt house in Kyoto. We were looking for a typical japanese house and it was just that! We loved it!
Great location, cozy house .
Really cosy apartment. Nicely located, near kyoto station. Though we didn't use the bicycle, but I thought its a nice touch to the apartment. Small but it has everything you need. Will definitely stay at Matt's place again when I am in kyoto. Cheers
good stay in kyoto, apartment well located near beautiful temples. we do not necessarily agree with all the comments: the apartment is not so small especially for Japan. Communication is good. By cons there are things to see in terms of cleanliness: the shower curtain was filthy, it smells very strong sweat. The curtains are yellow and futons have big tasks. But overall this is a good apartment thank you
bon séjour à kyoto, appartement bien placé près de temples magnifiques. nous ne sommes pas forcément d'accord avec tous les commentaires : l'appartement n'est pas si petit surtout pour le japon. La communication est bonne. Par contre il y a des petites choses à voir au niveau de la propreté : le rideau de douche est immonde, il sent très fort la sueur. Les rideaux sont jaunes et les futons ont des grosses tâches. Mais dans l'ensemble c'est un bon appartement merci
Logement très sympa et propre mais a déconseiller en période hivernale car isolation absente
Ce qui est malgré tout normal puisqu'il s agit d'un logement typiquement japonais
Bus au bout de la rue
Métro et supermarché à 5 min à pieds
The room was clean and match with the photos. The accommodation is really well situated. Communication with Matt is well and very detailed. Big Big advantage is - Bikes! Only negative thing that I'm tall and my girl friend also couse that this appartment very small for me (but I undestend this is typical for Japan). One more problem when I used aircondition for warming on the glass to outside was water appeared and I woked up wet. I can't use the gas-stove because instruction only in Japanies language. In any way I recommend this place for stay during spring-summer period. Thanks for the host.
Clean, tidy located in a great spot. Close to train station -10 mintues walk. At the station plenty of restaurants and food to choose from. Bikes were great! Area is relatively flat to cycle round and close to many temples. Directions to get to place clear and simple-no problems in finding place.
Only negative thing is the stairs to the second floor very, very steep. Air-conditioner in lounge room does not work properly, still had to wear jumpers and jackets to keep warm.
Still highly recommend!
Maison très agréable, très mignonne et typique.
L'endroit où elle se trouve est parfait: à 10 minutes de la gare de Kyoto (qui dessert tout Kyoto en qq minutes) et 3 minutes de la station Tofukiji.
Les 4 vélos permettent de visiter la ville de manière ludique, sportive et peu coûteuse.
Je recommande cette maison à tous!
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Matt was a very pleasant guest. I just saw him the last days because i
wasn´t in town but my flatmates liked him immediately!
I think Matt is a very open-minded and educated person and it´s cool that he is travelling and hosting by Airbnb. I am sorry that your meetings didn´t give you enough time to see our beautiful Luzern again:)
If i ever come to Kyoto i would use Matts apartment!
je suis vraiment ravie que vous ayez apprécié notre maison et la région ! Vous avez tout à fait raison : on est à 30 mn de beaucoup de choses à voir, à faire... en un sens, c'est central ! ;))
C'est pour moi un formidable encouragement à l'énergie que je mets à faire partager ma maison et au souhait que j'ai de l'améliorer chaque année.
Merci pour la qualité de nos échanges, et bonne continuation.
Matt was a great guest, he was pretty busy in his trip but really respectful, easy going and godo to be around with. He is also an AirBnB host and we spoke briefly about our experiences. Nice chap.
Matt was super easy to host as he was not around much, but I enjoyed our conversations when our paths crossed. He was courteous, self-sufficient and cleaned up after himself. What more could a host ask for??
Matt is a wonderful person and one of the most interesting travelers who will meet. His knowledge of just about anything around the world is immense and he's happy to share it on demand. He's also very respectful, open and honest and I am very happy to recommend him as a guest!