This beautifully renovated townhome which we call Blue Tengu (after the legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion) is just a few minutes from the Karasuma subway line which offers easy access to Kyoto station and the commercial center of Kyoto. Since it is only one stop the location is ideal for those coming from Kyoto station. A great base if you have a JR rail pass and want to go on day trips to explore other places like Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima etc.
Tucked down a side street away from the traffic and noise, Blue Tengu is a charming example of the manner in which citizens of this city have lived for generations. By choosing to stay in our lovely townhome, you will truly be able to experience Kyoto as a local.
The townhouse is close to shops and cafes, with lively Kyoto station area just 10min walk. Hachijo street (south of Kyoto station) provides an interesting array of culinary offerings, traditional establishments and Japanese confectionary and tea shops in a charming ambiance that feels more like a village than a big city. There are two convenience stores (7-11 and Lawson) close by which are open 24hrs.
Blue Tengu is a charming traditional Japanese boutique townhouse which has been completely renovated. Modern facilities have been added to provide the highest level of guest comfort. The house has been tastefully decorated with elements of both Japanese traditional and modern contemporary styles. Bedding is Japanese style (tatami mats and futons). There is a Western style sofa in the living area which is a great place to relax with coffee and a book while recovering from exploring. The house is 35 square meters in size. It should be comfortable for a up to 4 adults or for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. The kids are sure to enjoy the loft.
We have renovated the house to both accentuate the traditional charm and add modern features to ensure guest comfort. I have tried to add a personal touch by adding art that I like and sewing Japanese traditional style cushion covers.
We have a brand new flat screen HD TV along with Amazon Fire TV and Netflix. A Pocket Wifi is included so you can still be connected to email, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps etc while exploring the city.
The house is fitted with a range of modern conveniences to ensure you can relax and get the most out of your stay. The reverse-cycle air-conditioner both heats and cools to keep you comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside. The quiet and energy efficient washer-dryer removes the hassle usually associated with doing laundry while on vacation, maximising the time you can spend exploring this wonderful city. Our modern kitchen is small and mighty. It is small enough not to take up too much space but sufficient to cook meals if you prefer to eat in. There is a dining table with seating for 4 which can also be used for work or study if you prefer.
Disponible para huéspedes
You will have full access to the whole house and everything inside it. No need to share anything with anyone else. Host does not reside onsite.
Atención a los huéspedes
I am happy to meet you and welcome you if we can arrange a time. And if you prefer your privacy that's fine too.
Otros aspectos destacables
Since this is a residential area please respect the neighbours and try to be quiet after 10pm.
- Please keep quiet after 10pm.
- Please treat the house, host and neighbours with respect.
- Please remove shoes inside the house. Slippers are provided.
- Please complete registration form upon check-in.
- If you must smoke, please do so outside and be considerate.
- Please don't roll suitcases onto tatami flooring.
- Please follow house rules regarding trash disposal etc as listed in guest manual.
Hi, I’m Keith.
I’m originally from Melbourne, Australia. I have have always had a fascination with Asia since I was young. After traveling through various exotic Asian locales before reaching Japan I decided to make Kyoto my home. I have now lived here for almost 20 years and do not see myself ever leaving this wonderful place.
For the last decade and more I have been working with a wide range of Japanese companies to help them globalize their operations. It has been an interesting journey and I have learned much along the way. Japan is very intriguing and full of contradictions which keeps things interesting. Now my main focus is vacation rentals. I get most enjoyment from meeting guests and exploring Kyoto together.
Kyoto has made such a positive impression on my life. I sincerely hope that you will fall in love with Kyoto as I did. I look forward to welcoming you!