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Este é um pequeno machiya localizado em uma das partes mais pitorescas de Kyoto, distrito de Gion, que é a mais famosa área tradicional de Kyoto está a uma curta distância. Se você está procurando a experiência muito KYOTO, este é um local perfeito.
Esta casa foi completamente renovado em 2010, muito confortável e aconchegante espaço para um pequeno grupo depois de um longo dia de passeios turísticos!
Localização: Muito perto de Templo de Kiyomizu, Yasaka Santuário, o mais famoso site de visão da flor de cerejeira Maruyama Park de Kyoto, e etc. A localização, a área Sanjyo é local perfeito para todos. É muito conveniente localização, a maior rua rua Shijyo do kyoto está ao virar da esquina, e ainda muito calmo à noite. Você pode encontrar tudo em uma curta distância. templos, museus, restaurantes, bares, cafés bonito, lojas, armazéns antigos - está tudo aqui! Além disso, o ponto de ônibus e estação de trem são muito perto da casa, (literalmente 30 segundos a pé até à paragem de autocarro e 2 minutos para a estação de trem.) Por isso é muito fácil acesso a todas as outras áreas em Kyoto!
Há um famoso rio Kamo perto da casa, você pode ter um dia ou da noite piquenique à beira do rio, se o tempo em Nice fora.
House: A casa é muito moderno e sofisticado Machiya, ainda tem uma muito antiga sensação japonesa a ele. Dentro da casa foi renovado no final de 2010, mas nós reutilizados alguns dos materiais que foram usados na antiga casa de mais de 100 anos atrás, dá gosto antigo muito original! A casa tem uma pequena cozinha básica com um pequeno frigorífico e microondas, casa de banho completa com banheira, e até mesmo um pequeno jardim! Um quarto é no andar de cima e tem uma cama de solteiro e 1 cama de casal, o outro é o quarto Tatami japonês no andar de baixo, que também pode ser usado como uma sala de estar.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Machiya. It's a great crossroads as it's an easy walk to Gion, Sanjo station, the Pontocho district, and Kiyamachi St. across the river.
The beds were very comfortable, the place was clean, and the shower had great water pressure. Mimi was very responsive and flexible, and we had no issues getting in or out of the place.
The traditional charm of the machiya only added to our magical experience in Kyoto. We hope to be back in the future!
This machiya looks exactly as charming as the pictures suggest. It's clean and comfortable, with a really great shower. Mimi Sano was helpful and responsive. We stayed 3 nights and wish we'd had one or two more. We could walk to almost everything we wanted to see, and were grateful to have a quiet, relaxing place to come home to each night.
We did have to ask a passerby to help us find the house the first day, once we'd made it to the right street - look for the small "Cotoriya" sign to the right of the door.
The machiya has indeed been remodeled with a lot of care, and is the perfect base in Kyoto for a couple or small family. The location cannot be beat, easily access to various parts of Kyoto via bus or subway, and the stations and bus stops are just minutes' walk from the house. There are also many restaurants and bars (Beer Komachi down a little alley near the Higashiyama station gets the thumbs up) in the neighborhood. We visited in winter and although the house itself was cozy thanks to the heating function in the aircond, the bathroom is a different story. Wayy too cold…I think a small heater here would just about make this house perfect :)
Will definitely return.
Perfect Kyoto feel in great location. Exquisite remodel.
So nice we're moving in! (Just kidding Mimi-san!) But we had such a good time here that we extended our stay in Kyoto-- and are already making plans to come back! The machiya is an authentic experience-- my Japanese relatives were very impressed when we told them where we were staying. The renovation is really nicely done and mimics what you see in the finest old/museum structures (wooden sliding screens, tatami, exposed beams). The bath house is a neat touch (though a bit of hike from the bedroom in the middle of the night) and again is just the right combination of traditional style and completely modern function (yes, the fancy toilet). We loved staying in a real neighborhood; we made friends with the vegetable market guy's mom (we THINK we made friends with her; she was rattling off so much Japanese we didn't know for sure) and really felt like we 'lived' there. As the other reviews say, it's a super convenient location for tourist sites (we never used the subway in Kyoto only because walking was so easy to everything we wanted). Breakfast at the French bakery, gyoza across the street, a laundromat right there too, small city-style groceries, a short walk down to the river where all the locals go at night to cool off (near a Starbucks!) all the good restaurants are walking distance. There's lots of shopping too, although we are not much shoppers. We did visit the Nishiki Food Market where, if we'd had a bigger kitchen we might have gotten food to prepare at home (I think Mimi-san's other property does have a real kitchen) but there were lots of other things to buy (handmade knives being a favorite, many antique/old kimonos). And right down the street from the machiya was a wonderful Kembu (samurai) show/program. It sounds kinda goofy but we and our 15-year-old son loved it-- there's a performance and then an opportunity to "try yourself". The machiya itself is beautifully appointed and everything works perfectly. ONE word of warning-- even the taxi driver had trouble finding it (we used the super secret Japanese phone number for help). I would stick with the other reviewer's direction: from the McDonald's, look to the southwest corner, then turn right down the alley. There's a small Cotoriya sign, and the neighbors, even when we arrived in the dark, were happy to try to help. Cab drivers can't get down the alley though so you will have to walk about 50 steps to the door. But it's definitely worth it. Thanks so much for making the machiya available!!
We loved the elegant machiya and its neighbourhood. The two beds were comfortable and we loved the buckwheat pillows if that's what they were. There are excellent restaurants nearby plus the museum district, the Heian Shrine, etc are a pleasant amble away along a canal. Many thanks to the host for her prompt responses.