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My Pavilion to Arashiyama 嵐山 & Gion 祇園 (Ryorizuki-no-ie 京都西院料理好きの家 )

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Wood deck
Internal entrance door
Front view of the house

Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
A fully renovated machiya style vacation home with three BRs, island kitchen & dining, tea room and bath tub both facing Japanese garden, and fully equipped with high-tech appliance. 3 min to subway/tram station, 5 min to Kawaramachi / Gion by train, a direct access to Arashiyama and Kinkaku-ji, 13 min taxi from Kyoto station, and 1 min to two supermarkets. The two-story townhouse consists of a stainless island kitchen in a wide dining area, a living room, a tea room facing a Japanese garden, a spacious entrance hall, an open air wood deck, and a powder/toilet room (with an automatic washer and dryer machine) and a shower/bath room facing the garden on the 1st floor and the master bedroom (either two single beds or a super-king), a tatami room (double), and the center hall (double) on the...A fully renovated machiya style vacation home with three BRs, island kitchen & dining, tea room and bath tub both facing Japanese garden, and fully equipped with high-tech appliance. 3 min to subway/tram station, 5 min to Kawaramachi / Gion by train, a direct access to Arashiyama and Kinkaku-ji, 13 min taxi from Kyoto station, and 1 min to two supermarkets. The two-story townhouse consists of a stainless island kitchen in a wide dining area, a living room, a tea room facing a Japanese garden, a spacious entrance hall, an open air wood deck, and a powder/toilet room (with an automatic washer and dryer machine) and a shower/bath room facing the garden on the 1st floor and the master bedroom (either two single beds or a super-king), a tatami room (double), and the center hall (double) on the 2nd floor. The tea room on the 1st floor can be used for a single bedroom if not used for relaxing space to view the small Japanese garden over coffee/tea. The house is the north part of twin house structure (and independent from the south) and first built in 1930’s as wooden townhouse with its unique twin design at the time. After continuous minor modifications and fixations over several decades since then, the entire building went through its first-time full renovation in 2016 by a collaboration of Kyoto’s top machiya (traditional Kyoto wooden house) renovator and provider HACHISE CO.,LTD. and Kyoto’s entrepreneur architecture, furniture and interior designer FHAMS CO., LTD. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 京都市指令保保医第506号 平成28年8月29日
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No smoking inside the building. Please smoke outside of the entrance door (and please do NOT smoke on the garden in the back). There is no tooth brush or pajama or yukata prepared for the guests. Bath towels, face towels, and hair dryers are available. Please put all things back to the original place and wash the dishes and kitchen appliance before the check out.
Bedrooms
1 Super King2 Doubles1 Single1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Shimpei Y
Hosting since May 2017
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe owner is happy to: - Make restaurant reservations for guests - Have coffee, drink, and/or meal with guests - Provide a big one box car with a driver that can accommodate up to seven persons to guide the city

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Reviews (8)
H L
H L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice stay, amazing host
Shinmpei was very kind and welcoming. Had lots of information regarding local restaurants and attractions. Place was spacious and clean. Property was located a short walk from the train station. Would absolutely stay again!
Visited September 2023
Written 1 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jessica
Jessica
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing House
The house is very clean ,and the kichen is so good , I like the hand-made coffee pot. The owner of the house was very helpful and introduced us places of interesting. A mazing house! We will come back next year.
Visited October 2019
Written 30 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Hello Jessica, I am VERY SORRY that I have somehow missed your note nearly a year in the midst of corona pandemic. I enjoyed speaking with you in Japanese and it was helpful to communicate with your friends as well. I heard Shanghai is doing very well in handling the virus now so do hope that our government will soon lower the restriction for Chinese people and can enjoy meeting with you all again! Meanwhile, please stay safe and health! Kind regards, Shimpei
Written 26 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cop1966
Cop1966
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful place to stay in Kyoto
We stayed at My Pavilion to Arashiyama for a week in October 2019. Our family consists of my wife and I plus two daughters, 12 and 15. We spent a wonderful week in Kyoto and part of that was due to the great accommodation. Communication with Shimpei, the owner, was thorough and very useful, whether it was the emails we exchanged or the vast amount of information on his website. Shimpei was also there to greet us upon our arrival and pointed out some useful things, and explained the garbage collection system. The instructions in the house, for the washer, etc, were in Japanese and English and were very clear. The house was spacious, and we fully utilized the three large upstairs bedroom spaces so the girls had their own rooms. The kitchen was fully equipped, and we made a couple of dinners after a long day of sight-seeing. Our favorite space was the small tea-room next to the garden. We fought for the two seats in that space. The lounge area is also spacious and it was a house that we could relax in when the typhoon blew through Japan. The location was great, and it was an easy tram ride to Arashiyama, and a couple of minutes walk to the train and various bus stops. We also used the JapanTaxi app on several occasions. The house is close enough to the city that we walked for example, to the Manga Museum. There are also lots of supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, cafes and bars nearby. Also, the house is located in a really interesting neighbourhood, and the narrow streets are well worth exploring. It was a wonderful place to stay and we would stay there again if we visit Kyoto, and we will highly recommend it to friends who have families.
Visited October 2019
Written 24 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Hello Ian, thank you for leaving this great and informative review and VERY SORRY to have found this just now! It is so pity that the world has been changed dramatically since then and we are forced to be physically apart from each other. Now in Japan, domestic travelers resumed moving around a bit and I take a couple of them a month but do miss all those coming from outside. But now I do have more time, fortunately during this unhappiness, to make the house a bit cleaner and do a petit renovation so am looking forward to the next chance to welcome your family. Stay safe and healthy! Shimpei
Written 24 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ncferris
ncferris
Charlotte, NC13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay in Kyoto
This was one of the best places we stayed in all of Japan. Shimpei thought of everything one might need. His amenities rivaled some of the nice ryokans we stayed in! The washer/dryer was awesome and the tea room was a nice place to drink coffee in the morning. We enjoyed the area of town - outside the tourist areas but still lots to do. We recommend the Thai restaurant nearby and the Ouch & Oops bar for drinks after.
Visited May 2018
Written 2 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Hi Ferris and Mike, thank you for staying and leaving the review. It was my pleasure to talk with you two at both check in and out. The Thai restaurant is just a couple of months old and I have not tried either the restaurant and the bar. Now I should try both and thank you for valuable information for me and my future guests!
Written 3 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stay83050
Stay83050
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
unforgettable airbnb stay in Kyoto
I am writing my very first review on trip advisor because I would love to share about how great of an experience me, my husband and two kids had at Shimpei's amazing airbnb. Let me start out by commenting on how impressed we were with our host. Shimpei was truly the best airbnb host we have ever had! From the moment I came across his listing on airbnb, to when we booked, up until the day we left, he always went above and beyond!! He was super patient with ALL my inquires about his listing as well as my questions about travel tips --- he always replied super promptly and gave detailed info and advice. Being our first time to kyoto we had sooo many questions and uncertainties. He always made me feel at ease to ask him questions. On the day of arrival he met us at his place and kindly took us around his neighborhood to show us around which was such a nice treat. He was just as patient in person as he was when we communicated via messages prior. He felt more like a friend to us than a host even though we just met him for the first time! As for his place -- we loved every bit of it! it was in a traditional home but decorated very stylish with lots of personal touch (including music playing in the background when we arrived). It was also super clean and had all the amenities we needed. The bed was so comfortable too (our bed at home now feels so much more uncomfortable after having experienced his airbnb bed!!!) His airbnb was also very conveniently located. We LOVED having the subway station and tram station within 5 minutes walking distance as well as two supermarkets within 2 minutes walking distance. Given the convenient location of the supermarket as well as well equipped kitchen, we even had the chance to cook a very nice wagyu beef meal dinner at the airbnb! If I could, I would recommend all my friends who want to go to Kyoto to stay at his lovely place.. not only because of the lovely home, the convenient location, but most importantly, the warmth and kindness we experienced from Shimpei!!
Visited March 2018
Written 17 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Thank you Miriam for the stay AND spending time to write such a detailed and informative comments which should definitely be beneficial to my future guests! Yes, I also didn't feel like we met for the first time but rather felt meeting a friend I had known already. I sometimes felt like this after talking about several topics over months with guests. I enjoyed all prior conversations with you and thought the questions are all useful for me to understand the concerns of those traveling with kids, which in turn I can better serve similar guests in the future. I know that there should be so many questions as I too wanted to ask many when I planned travelling abroad in my life (but there was nobody at the time without AirBnB...). Glad to learn you like the bed - I spent one month for research and end up with the mix of mattress. Looking forward to see your family or your friends sometime in the near future. Didn't know that you cooked wagyu from the supermarket by yourself in the kitchen, great idea to enjoy the beef of the same quality as in restaurants with less budget! Shimpei
Written 19 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ying Jay C
Ying Jay C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
不可多得的京都民宿
這是一間非常難得的房源,交通非常方便,地理位置很好找,難得一見的樓中樓配置,古色古香又不失現代,乾淨、設備齊全,庭院非常美麗,廚房bar台配置合宜,適合多人進駐、聚會的房源。 房東非常細心,會主動關心旅客,回復非常迅速,途中有為朋友在期間遺失手機在計程車上,房東也樂於協助,對於房源細節描述詳細,旅遊、美食建議齊全多樣,就算沒有準備行程也能依照房東推薦當天決定。 總結,不住可惜!!!!
Visited October 2016
Written 8 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Thank you Ying-Jay for the stay (and SO sorry I missed this review for 5 months now!) and the detail description of the house which will be useful for my future guests. It was very fun to meet all of you six at the check in! Sorry that it took so much time to find the phone but was good that the cellphone was finally found resolved AND I learned how to resolve similar issues next time! Looking forward to your next visit sometime in the near future (and I should come back to Taiwan as well sometime soon!) Shimpei
Written 19 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chukarho
chukarho
Shanghai, China1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
京都赏樱赏枫家庭游首选
带着老人和小孩一共6人的家庭去京都赏枫,很幸运找到Shimpei的二层小别墅。离地铁站只有3分钟,很安静的社区,出门就有二个超市,妈妈买食材回来在一应俱全的厨房里开心得都不想出去了。附近晚上有很多食肆,街口的公交车站路线很多很方便。二楼二个房间,走道上可以临时隔出来一个卧室,加上楼下厅里也可以临时铺的榻榻米,容纳一个大家庭不成问题。家电都是最新的型号,房子前后都有小院子,还有独立的阅读室/太阳房,十分舒服。主人Shimpei很热情,住在附近,有什么事随时能来,人超好。已经约好下次去京都看樱花还住他那里。强力推荐!
Visited November 2016
Written 29 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Thank you for the stay and the detail description of the house, which must be very helpful for my future guests! It was convenient for me too when I lived here to prepare the house that there two supermarkets a block away and the subway station is within a three minute walk. Large families as yours are one of the primary type of guests that I would like to serve. I am now investing a bit more to the house (bamboo forest on the wood deck and paper lanterns on the second floor) so please revisit my sites! Looking forward to seeing you at the cherry blossom season! p.s. My next door is also a similar guesthouse (民宿) and is my friend so the two combined can accommodate even a larger group of up to 12 persons!
Written 15 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rubywuq
rubywuq
Ningbo, China1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A stunning cozy house
A stunning cozy house! Very convenient of transport-1500JPY from Kyotostation and 4 mins walking distance from Shiin station. The house is very comfortable, 2 clean bedrooms with comfy mattresses, big wash room and open kitchen- the stove and microwave are very easy to use and Shimpei San prepared a lot of bowels and cups for use. Also the living room is very warm with heater and cozy with blankets. Very thoughtful for everything! Shimpei San welcomed us at home warmly and explained the house using instructions for us, also recommend the metro to shopping center and sightseeings. Highly recommend to those family and friends who travel to Kyoto!
Visited January 2017
Written 21 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Thank you Ruby for the stay and the review. Yes, it would be cheaper and more convenient to take a taxi from Kyoto station (13 min, 1300-1500 yen) if you have three or four persons. Glad to learn that you fully utilized what the house can offer (big kitchen, etc.). Since last March, Saiin station (阪急西院駅) opened two new exits closer to the house, so now you'll be Kawaramachi 河原町/ Gion 祇園 area within 15 min door to door. Looking forward to your next visit! Shimpei
Written 6 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vacation711773
Vacation711773
Beijing, China1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
在日本住得最舒心的就是这间京都的townhouse,六星级推荐
是带着公公婆婆一起的旅行,所以选房子的时候很是费了一番心思,预订的时候本来是有一点忐忑的,因为去年10月份预定的时候这个房子还没有人住过没评价,但是房东其他房子都口碑很好,而且岛型厨房也实在是太迷人,于是就下手啦!Surprise~~房子非常非常非常超出我的预期,质感超级好,装修的原木,水暖,黄铜的五金件,非常赞的烘干洗衣机都是按照自住标准来的,,岛形厨房无敌了,以后换房子就要照着这个装修!房东的照片拍得太朴实了,实物质感更好~~厨房和茶室都是我的最爱,天窗采光也别有洞天。房东提供了一键叫出租车来家门口的专用手机,方便我们听不懂日文的人士用,超级方便~~还有一个小手机配了bose的小音箱,播放房东挑选的音乐,品味很好,整个房子营造氛围一级棒,房东人细心,耐心,东京大学的学霸一枚,是在日本遇到的英文最好的人~做事情也是考虑周到,六星级好房东~~
Visited November 2016
Written 21 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Thank you Emily for the stay AND being brave enough to be one of the first couple of groups to book this new place! Also appreciate your detail description in Chinese language which will be useful for my future guests as well as for my leaning the language. Yes, the island kitchen 島形厨房, the tea room 茶室, and the skylights 天窗 are major charming points when I decided to buy the property. Looking forward to your next visit and keep in touch! Shmpei
Written 6 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ding Carpio
Ding Carpio
Luzon, Philippines17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place to explore Kyoto
On arrival, the host offered to pick us up at the station. But, since we have been to Kyoto before, we declined and met him instead at the house. He was most welcoming and explained all the amenities thoroughly. He also bought tickets to a festival we requested in advance and paid him when we got there. A risk for him so it was an act of great kindness for us. The house, aside from being very comfortable and complete, also had so many nice extras. Shimpei-san filled the refrigerator with many things that would make it possible for us to have a good breakfast the next day without having to blunder through the grocery. Basic spices, cooking oil, bath amenities, towels, and many other little things made our stay most comfortable. All switches and controls for stove, lights, bathroom, AC, etc had english labels affixed alongside the Nippongo. We also had a pocket wifi and a local cellphone to take along. Location was also very convenient. Two groceries were nearby, and two train stations and a bus station are just a quick walk away. Shimpei's house is the perfect base for exploring Kyoto. Everywhere is quick to get to, even Osaka. Chilling out is also ideal. I found myself frequently in the tea room, facing a little garden, reading a book, and enjoying a pocket of serenity. Great location, house with character, and Shimpei's attention to detail at making our touring easy and our stay comfortable make this house a perfect place to stay in in Kyoto.
Visited October 2016
Written 20 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage709883
Voyage709883
Thank you Geodino-san for being the second guest of this house and the detail illustration of the house and the location. Although the area itself is not a major scenic spot, I found the two stations (Hankyu Saiin 阪急西院 and Randen Sai 嵐電西院 and a couple of bus stops within three minute walk will give tourists a great and direct footwork to multiple scenic spots such as Golden Pavilion 金閣寺, Gion 祇園, and Aarashiyama 嵐山. It was also fun to keep communicating via email after the check in during the stay (and to meet you all again back in April). Looking forward to your next visit! Shimpei
Written 6 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Terrace

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Map
Getting there
Itami Airport
36.6 km

Kobe Airport
62.5 km
Restaurants
Taiyo Curry
3 min

Pad Thai
2 min

Jyukusei Men-Ya Jinrai
3 min

Ramen Miyako Saiin Ekimae
6 min
Attractions
Shijo Dori
3 minNeighbourhoods

Gen
2 minTheatre & Performances

Kozan Temple
4 minReligious Sites

Catholic Saiin Parish
2 minChurches & Cathedrals
About the neighbourhood
The neighbor is a very calm residential area with old townhouses well remained
Getting around
3 min to subway/tram stations (Saiin), 5 min subway ride to Kawaramachi / Shijo / Gion, a direct access to Arashiyama (19min tram), Kinkaku-ji (17min bus), and Osaka (45min). The largest restaurant/bar area in the west around the stations and two supermarkets in 30 to 90 seconds from the house. Saiin area is the largest restaurant/bar and business area in the west part of Kyoto while the house is located a couple of blocks away from Shijo Street, the largest and the main street running the city from west to east. Two supermarkets within 30 to 90 seconds walk
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
From Kyoto station to the house: - Take subway Karasuma line 地下鉄烏丸線 to Shijo station 四条駅, change to Hankyu line (阪急電車) and get off at Saiin station (西院駅), get out to the ground level from the south exit 南口改札, and the walk 3 min to the house. Total will be 20 min - Take a taxi directly to the house (13 min, 1300 yen) From Kansai International Airport (関西机場) to Kyoto station - Take the JR airport express Haruka directly to Kyoto station (75 min, about 4000 yen)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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