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Traditional machiya in secluded laneway across the road from Nijo Castle
1 of 20Traditional machiya in secluded laneway across the road from Nijo Castle
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Kamigyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
A traditional Machiya-style house in a quiet laneway only seconds from Nijo Castle, in central Kyoto.
A cosy, two-storey (whole) house has all the features of a traditional Kyoto Machiya-style house - with tatami mats, shoji screen doors and exposed beams - but with a modern kitchen, bathroom (with deep Japanese style bath) and shower, and separate toilet. There are two rooms downstairs (living and kitchen/dining) and two rooms upstairs (one with twin beds, the other a traditional tatami mat room with futons), with air conditioning units on both levels.
(This is a strictly non-smoking house.)

Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: M260004356
Listing #FKN9646734
About the Owner
Lotte L
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2018
Interaction with guests
This is a self-check in property. Although I will not be meeting you, guests who have made and paid for a booking will receive detailed directions to the property and information about accessing the key. Emergency contact numbers will also be provided, while I can be contacted at any time.
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We had a wonderful time at Lotte's house. The kitchen is perfect with great facilities and a very big supermarket nearby. We used fresh materials to cook traditional meals many times. Lotte is very helpful, and responds quickly. She was very reliable and we felt looked after....More

Thank Sohi L
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Lotte’s. It is conveniently located across the road from Nijo Castle, and with easy access to the Imperial Palace, a nice big supermarket, a little Japanese rice cracker shop, and the Marutamachi Chiekoin bus stop that will essentially take...More

Thank fraya87
lottemiyaji, VR Owner at Step Back in Time, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you for the great and comprehensive review! I'm glad you enjoyed the house and the Japanese style bath.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

We spent a really great time in Lotte's Kyoto house. This traditionnal house was clean, full equiped, and really beautiful. It was easy to reach the house, which location was perfect. Furthermore, Lotte is very reactive and answers promptly to the messages.

Thank Camper738900
lottemiyaji, VR Owner at Step Back in Time, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you for your great review! I'm so glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the house.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
This is a strictly non-party and non-smoking house. As it is located in an old and close-knit community, in a narrow laneway, guests are asked to be considerate of our neighbours...
    1 Full bath
    2 Fulls
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  • Cleaning fee: ₹ 5,221 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 15,662 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
This machiya is literally across the road from Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is tucked away in a secluded laneway in a quiet, traditional neighbouhood. Many Kyoto residents enjoy the 1.9 km jog around the moat of the castle (seconds away from the house). There is a large supermarket (Izumiya) to the north (5 minute walk) and a large shopping centre arcade (Sanjo Dori Shotengai) to the south (10-15 minute walk) lined with food stores, supermarket, chemist/drugstore/pharmacy and a range of different cafés and restaurants.
Getting around
Bus: The house is a 5 minute walk from 2 different bus stops on different routes (which will take you to Kyoto station, Gion, Kiyomizu temple, and the centre of town - all a 15 to 30 minute ride) Kyoto has an excellent bus system that takes you to all the main attractions.
Train: Nijo Station, on the JR line, is a 10 minute walk from the house.
Subway: Nijojo-mae station is a 10 minute walk from the house.
Taxi: Taxis are reasonable and plentiful in Kyoto.
Car not needed
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Guests will receive detailed directions to the property from Kyoto Station, information on accessing the key, and information about the house and the neighbourhood.
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