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Garden Machiya in a Hidden Alley

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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
This house offers all the characteristics of a comfortable Japanese garden house. Completely renovated with large windows and skylights openings, this old Nagaya (row-house Machiya), has great openings to a natural garden and a superb camphor tree (Kusunoki). Here you can experience a unique relationship between nature and architecture. The house features the best feelings of the traditional Japanese home -- wooden pillars and beams, tatami, sliding doors -- with a contemplative view of a Japanese garden, sunlight, and openness.
After renovating and opening the Zen House in 2013, we decided to renovate this second house in 2017.
When we first entered in this ancient house we discovered that it was connected to a big garden with a giant tree that looked powerful and protecting. We then decided that this view should be magnified and conce...
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About the Owner, Zen 2 H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Mar 2017
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
The level of interaction is up to you. We will be happy to welcome you home or visit you during your stay. Either way, in case you need us, we can be there in few minutes.
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Very good - based on 3 reviews
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Beth K
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6 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We spent 10 days in this quiet lovely Machiya that has been updated with heat and air conditioning but maintains the feel of the old house that it is in a residential area. Small and compact but functional. Good for 2 or for a family with kids who want to crawl up the ladder into the loft to sleep. Convenient...

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Private Garden
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Unknown type bathrooms (1)
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please keep the house clean and intact. Please refrain from smoking inside the house, smoking is prohibited. House content is very expensive: one tatami rug costs a lot, the...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Unknown type
Bedrooms
    4 Twins
    1 Sofa
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: $145 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $87 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Okazaki used to be a small village in the 'dark valley', North of Gion, at the outskirts of the city center, and where Kyoto University was settled. Now it is at the center of Kyoto cultural area, with the Okazaki Museum Park, Zen monasteries, Kyoto University, Heian Jingu Shrine, Kurodani temples and the philosopher's path. It is a perfect area for a retreat with the feeling of living in a preserved local community.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
From Kansai airport, an easy way to go directly to the house is to use MK or Yasaka Kansai airport shuttle taxi.
From Kyoto Station Bus No. 100 is direct.
Taking a taxi from Kyoto Station would cost you about 1500 JPY (12 Euros).
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