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Secret Garden K.Y.O.T.O (MH Houses)

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Sakura in spring 2016, 15 minutes on foot to this spot
Bedroom for 2 with a comfortable double bed, clean sheets & pillows~
Dinning area with microwave & fridge, the long wooden table you see here is about 200 years old
Traditional tea room on the 1st floor
Entrance area, there is plenty of space for your suitcases below the yellow painting
Traditional Kyoto townhouse built in the early Showa era (1931)
Relaxing tatami room, might as well stretch your back here~
comfy sofa to support all your lazy buns~
Traditional glass doors, they make the space a lot more transparent and airy
Washing machine, clean towels, shower room with shampoo, hair conditioner & body soap
Double bedroom right next to the terrace
books, garden... this is holiday~
Stairs to the 1st floor, try not to carry heavy luggage on them, instead leave them on the hallway
Tea for 4, 4 for tea!
Bedroom upstairs, plenty of space
upstairs bedroom
The tea room can be easily transformed into a single bedroom
Sleep tight, Santa is on the way~
Night view from the roadside
Temple where golden luck clear water is discovered, 5 minutes walk
golden luck clear water. If you drink it, you will get rich, it's in the neighbourhood only about 5
Matsumoto brewing 1922, still operating today, has appeared in countless of Japanese films
Fushimi Chokenji, about 15 minutes on foot
Sakura in spring 2016
Sakura in spring 2016
Sakura with traditional houses
Popular spot when sakura trees along the riverbank reach their full bloom, 15 minutes on foot
This lovely view will turn all pink in spring, how pretty~
Along the river(Agua) on the evening of every 8th August, people let go of thousands of Lanterns
Enjoy the smell of summer evening and burning candles! Special event on beginning of August.
Each lantern represents a good wish made by someone, you can sponsor one for ¥1000
Sayonara, see you next year~
Gekkeikan famous for its Japanese sake making since 1637. The area today is a historical site
Tomb of emperor Kanmu(???? 737–806), by train(keihan mainline) & walk about 30 minutes
Momoyama Castle, can be reached by walk from the guest house(30 minutes), marvelous architecture~
Fushimi castle/Momoyama castle, right next to emperor Kanmu's tomb, sakura or snow scene, you choose
Fushimi Inari-taisha, the most popular shrine voted by foreigners, is about 15 minutes away by train
Snowy Fushimi Inari, only in January and February~
Kinsho super market/grocery store, about 7 minutes walk
Otesuji shopping district, about 7 minutes walk
Ryoma dori, shopping district 10 minutes away.
Nearest pool if you are a swimmer, next to Chushojima train station, 25 meter lanes, 400 yen pp
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Traditional Kyoto townhouse built in the early Showa era(1931), fully licensed, well maintained and fitted with modern facilities. Situated in a historical town famous for its Japanese sake brewing, including some of the best known brands such as Gekkeikan & Kizakura. The most popular travel spot of Japan Fushimi Inari shrine is also nearby. Beautiful riverside and temples are within walking distance.

Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 285
Listing #HL6801609
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a traditional style house in south Kyoto, about a mile walk from Momoyama JR station (covered by our train pass). Lovely area, good facilities nearby. We stayed as two families totalling three adults and two children and it was plenty big enough. Microwave...More

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MH H, VR Owner at Secret Garden K.Y.O.T.O (MH Houses), responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you Andrew for the wonderful review and useful info! We apologize for any confusion caused by what's written on the website. After investigating and looking at our webpage, we can confirm that the number of bedrooms and toilet do match with the property. Please...More

Reviewed 20 April 2016

This place was a little too out of town for us as to get into central Kyoto it took two buses and 1 hour. The accomodation itself was small but clean and the washing machine was a welcome sight and the shower was good and...More

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MH H, VR Owner at Secret Garden K.Y.O.T.O (MH Houses), responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

It's about 30 minutes to the central area but 10~20 minutes to the famous temples and tourist spots, so depends what you really want to experience. We have a house manual beside the front door under the window which clearly explains how to lock the...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Make yourselves home and please: check in after 3pm, if late at night, please be quiet & considerate as it is a quiet neighbourhood. Check out: 10am. Shoes off at entrance please...
    1 Shower
    2 Fulls
    1 Twin
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About the neighbourhood
Fushimi ward of Kyoto is well known for its Japanese sake making history, the most popular travel spot Fushimi Inari shrine is also nearby. Beautiful riverside and temples are within walking distance.
Getting around
Coming from Kyoto station(If from Kansai airport/Tokyo/Nagoya etc please take a JR train or bus to Kyoto station first): at the C4 bus platform, catch No.81 bus, it departs every 10 to 15 minutes, from 6.30am to 10.47pm, price ¥230, duration about 30 minutes, get off at Higomachi. Our house is just opposite the stop on the other side of the road, please look for our banner.

Coming by rental car: coin parking is just around the corner, 600 Yen per 24 hours. Bicycle rental shop is inside the Fushimi Port Park at Chushojima.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Kansai International Airport: 92.0 km
Railway: Chushojima: 1.2 km
By train, it is on the Keihan Mainline connecting Osaka and Kyoto, the nearest & most convenient train station is Chushojima, at its North exit either catch the No.81 bus or taxi, takes only about 3 minutes. No.81 bus departs every 10 to 15 minutes, from 6am to 10pm, price ¥230, please get off at the 3rd stop Higomachi, keep walking forward for about 15 metres, then you will see our roadside banner, at the banner, look for an alleyway only about a metre wide, we are at the end of it. Alternatively you might choose to walk from the station to the guest house, it’s about 15 minutes on foot.
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