67.96 square meters house, 3bedrooms, 2single beds+ 6Japanese futons, upto 8people.
Tradition meets Modern.
Quiet, yet Super convenient.
Close to Kiyomizu-Gojo station.
24hr convenience store, big local supermarket within 10mins walk.
Variety of restaurants&cafes nearby.
Aotake-An is adjacent to Ju-Ichi-An, which is another property of ours. So if you are a big group, the two adjacent houses would work well for you.
Ao-take-an – literally the hut of bamboo, is named after the green tea made from bamboo by kuya shonin who created the nearby important and famous temple rokuharamitsuji.
The house is located in a neighborhood where secular and religious are interweaving into a fascinating puzzle. Rich in culture and history, from the dancing saint kuya to the palaces of the taira and minamoto- the strongest samurai families of the time (12th century) it is the ground of one of the most known episodes of japanese history, the battle between the taira and the minamoto which is still a very popular story in many noh, kabuki plays as well japanese tv dramas to the present day.
The neighborhood around the house is very active and welcoming. It offers a great deal of insight into the every day life of the people in an area less known to visitors. This ensures a very local experience “out of the beaten tracks”, yet in the middle of town. It is a great base for experiencing local daily life which yet living the tradition and heritage of the area through many temples shrines and local spots.
There is railway stn & 24hr convenience stores, big local supermarket within 10 mins walk and variety of restaurants, cafes around, while the house remains perfectly quite and secluded!
The structure of the house allowed us to create 3 completely separate bed rooms for complete privacy in case you come with other friends..
The house has 2 floors.
Floor 1 with entrance space, dining room, tv(only japanese program) and relaxation space, fully equipped kitchen, western style toilet and iron cast bathroom, washing space and washing laundry space as well as a japanese (tatami) bedroom.
Floor 2. One japanese style (tatami) bedrooms and one western twin bedroom & relaxation space, balcony
The house is furnished with japanese antiques but also with brand new modern features like a western toilet, shower, air-conditioning, and microwave. We also provide a hairdryer and iron. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and is perfect for preparing breakfast. Lunch and dinner are best eaten in local cafes and restaurants.
There is free wifi in the house.
Inside the house you will also find 'kyoto guide' with lots of maps and information on sights and things to do. In kyoto and we are more than happy to help guests plan their itineraries while in kyoto.
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Please feel free to ask us any questions via Airbnb messaging or email.
In the case of an emergency during your stay, please contact the emergency number provided in our profile.
Otros aspectos destacables
***According to the Kyoto City Ordinance, we are required to ask guests to verify their personal information***
CHECK IN TIME is from 15:00PM-20:00PM. Please talk to us first if you plan on arriving later or earlier.
CHECK OUT is at 10:00AM sharp.
There is absolutely NO SMOKING ALLOWED in the house or outside near the house. If you are smoking, please step out to the main road and smoke quietly there. Please be responsible for disposing your cigarette and DO NOT LITTER.
Please do NOT leave garbage outside the house at any time. If you need garbage disposed, please leave them near the front door (inside) the house and email us for a pick up service by 15:00PM.
Please note that there are no car parking or bicycle parking space in this house. If you are coming by car or have rented a bicycle, we kindly ask that you use the closest public coin parking nearby.
Please note that there will be an extra person charge of 3,000JPY for every **extra futon/bed** used during a guest’s stay.
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We “Windows to Japan”, a specialist tour agency who opens authentic, soul stirring windows to Japan for independent travelers. From planning to operate and guiding tours in Japan to hosting guests at our Machiyas, we take great pleasure in introducing visitors to the real Japan.
For those of you who are interested in an authentic taste of Japanese culture and its traditions, we invite you to stay in one of our Machiyas.
Machiya are wooden townhouses developed in Kyoto throughout Japan’s history.
They are hidden gems waiting to be explored and experienced. Staying at a Machiya provides an opportunity to connect in a subtle yet very vivid way to the deep traditions of Kyoto; a city that can be described as an island of tradition in the swirling whirlpool of ongoing change and evolution.
All our Machiya are located in the heart of the city but off a quiet side street which ensuring a quiet relaxing surrounding, yet allowing immediate access to major Kyoto’s historical district.
Here is the list of our Machiyas. Some of them are really close to each other suitable for large groups.
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As our guests, you can benefit not only from the great setting of our Machiya, but also from your hosts’ extensive knowledge and experience of tourism and travel in Japan.
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