Perfect for romantic couples or solitary travelers visiting Kyoto, the cozy studio apartment offers a spectacular rooftop view of Daimonji, Philosopher's Path, etc. Enjoy our huge, cozy bed and start your day off with a hot espresso or cappuccino!
Cozy up to our fireplace and help yourself to free unlimited coffee from our espresso-capuccino-cafe latte machine while enjoying a foot massage in this romantic, cozy studio apartment with traditional Japanese flourishes, ideal for a young couple passing through Kyoto as part of a larger trip, or the money-conscious solitary traveler. The sunny, third-floor unit is in a quiet, corner building which includes an incredibly comfortable, large (200 x 160cm) bed and comes complete with a cozy (artificial but optionally heat-generating) fireplace.
Rental includes all-access to the building's roof, with its spectacular "front-row" view of Daimonji. (The building has been used by film crews and the NHK television network because of its great view.) The roof is a popular meeting place for "happy hour" with our other international guests in units in the same building for nighttime star-gazing. It's a must-see regardless of the season but especially on clear nights, and during cherry blossom/fall colors seasons.
The unit also includes the free use of two bicycles (with locks), perfect for rides through the Philosopher's Path, along the Kamo River, or for rides into downtown.
The bathroom/shower is of a size standard for most Japanese hotels. A modern, western-style toilet is in an adjacent, private room.
Our space includes Pocket WiFi (with chargers) a combination washer-dryer machine (detergent included), and a kitchen stocked with essential, non-perishable snacks for when you arrive, along with refrigerator, gas stove, microwave-toaster oven, coffee machine, etc.
The main room features a high-definition television and all-region DVD player stocked with movies of local interest, local guidebooks, and wireless Internet access.
Guests have private access to the entire apartment and full access to the roof, shared by up to two other apartments.
Two bicycles are provided at no extra charge.
Interazione con gli ospiti
We are a family business, and eager to do everything we can to help enhance your stay. We invite you to let us know if you have any special requests during your visit to Kyoto. We’d be only too happy to tailor our services to your specific needs.
Altre cose da evidenziare
We service three apartments in the same building and a complete house nearby, enabling several couples/families the opportunity to simultaneously book several private apartments at once, all located on the second and third floors of the building in this quiet, beautiful neighborhood.
•Smoking is prohibited inside the apartment. However, there is a smoking area at the 1st Floor level in front of the art gallery.
•No pets allowed – guide dogs excepted
•Please refrain from loud noise after 10:00pm
•No shoes inside the apartment; please place shoes in the genkan (entranceway) shoebox, or at the front door; slippers provided
•In consideration of our Second Floor neighbors, please do not use the washer-dryer and foot massage between the hours of 11:00pm-6:00am
•Parties and additional overnight guests are not permitted. (The Japanese pretty much never invite friends to their homes, but rather go out drinking. For that reason a noisy party would be seen as very disruptive to our neighbors.)
•Please be sure to return the pocket WiFi and its chargers prior to your departure or you will be charged to replace it.
•Please make a reasonable effort to pick up after yourself. This was never an issue until one guest basically trashed the place in their rush to leave. For 99% of you, this goes without saying.
•Check-out time is 10:00am. We require several hours to clean and prepare the apartment for our next guests, so if you overstay without prior arrangements and approval for a late check-out we reserve the right to charge you for an additional day.
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Your host is the author of seven books about Japanese cinema, including a joint biography of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune hailed as "a must-read" by Martin Scorsese. He also produces special feature content for DVDs and Blu-rays for the British Film Institute and other labels, publishes World Cinema Paradise, and has lived in Kyoto with his wife (a Kyoto resident since junior high school) and his greatest treasure, his seven-year-old daughter, since 2003.
We love helping travelers get the most out of their once-in-a-lifetime trips, and are only too happy to tailor our services to your specific needs.