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Traditional Japanese Rental House -near Kiyomizu,Gion,Kawaramachi-

Bedrooms 2
Space 82 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2/3 bedrooms, 1 living room/kitchen, 1 full bathroom, sleeps6

Kyoto Nene House is a traditional Japanese townhouse and located in the Kyoto’s Higashiyama tourist area which is dotted with some of the most representative temples and shrines of Kyoto.

There are numerous temples, restaurants, and shops located nearby, with walking access to major tourist sights such as:

Kiyomizu Temple (10 minutes)

Koudaizi Temple (5 minutes)

Yasaka shrine (10 minutes)

Gion (10minutes)

The downtown shopping area (Shijo-Kawaramachi) and Kamo River are also just a 15 minute walk away. Nearby is easy access to kyoto city bus and taxis.

-Inside the house -

Downstairs, there is a large full modern kitchen, one bathroom with shower/bathtub and Japanese style main room (spacious with Japanese garden / with wide screen TV), western style toilet and one luggage room.

The 2 bed rooms are upstairs. The large, high ceiling-ed Japanese-style tatami mat bedroom sleeps up to 6 people with comfortable Japanese futon and all room are heated/air conditioned.

Our Free Services

-Room cleaning (every 2-3 nights)

-Provide fresh linens, towels (every 2-3 nights)

-Shampoo, Body soap, Hand Soap

-Laundry machine, Detergent

-Dishes, Glasses, Kitchen utensils

-Japanese tea

-Wi-Fi, LAN cable internet access

-Nearby information map, City tourist map, Bus root map

-Introduce tour guide (English, French) etc.


(From Kyoto Station)

By Bus :

It takes about 15 minutes and costs 220 yen per person.

Take the Kyoto City Bus #206 and get off at 'Higashiyama-Yasui'.

5 min. walk from 'Higashiyama-Yasui'

By taxi:

It takes about 10 minutes and costs about 1,200 yen.

(From Shijo-Kawaramachi)

By Bus:

It takes about 10 minutes and costs 220 yen per person.

Take the Kyoto City Bus #207 and get off at 'Higashiyama-Yasui'.

5 min. walk from 'Higashiyama-Yasui' bus stop.

(From Gion)

Walk southbound on Higashi-Oji St.

Turn left at the 'Koudaiji-Minamimon-Dori' St.

(10min. walk from Gion)

How To Make a Reservation

-A reservation deposit-

In order to keep your reservation, a reservation deposit of 10,000YEN is required.

The reservation deposit can be paid with Paypal (credit card)

-Outstanding payment-

Outstanding payment can be paid with Paypal (credit cards) or with Cash when you arrive.

Come and stay in our traditional Japanese house in total privacy and experience the real Kyoto.

Let Kyoto Nene House become your second home, relax and explore at your own pace.

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More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Cozy Home-Away-From-Home in an Excellent Location"

Kyoto Nene House is a quaint and cozy home-away-from home located on a quiet street just steps away from the beautiful Kyomizu Temple and the historic streets Ninenzaka and Sanenzaka (full of tourist shops, to be sure, but excellent treats, nice little lunch places and not a total assault of kitsch as it could be). Also not to be missed is the Kodaiji Temple right next door - probably overlooked a lot because of its proximity to Kyomizu, but featuring beautiful gardens and some fun rub-my-belly-for-good-luck sorts of statues. Also an easy walk to Gion (though don't bother visiting there until evening). We also took a "scenic walk" from the house to Ginkakuji Temple via the Philosopher's Walk - even with 2 babies it was lovely and doable in an afternoon.

We stayed comfortably with 5 adults and 3 kids (one two-year-old and 2 10-month-olds) - though sharing a room of futons with ordinarily crib-bound kids wasn't always easy. The bath was delicious after long days of being a tourist, and the kitchen was large and open and a nice place to hang out in the evenings (though with all the excellent nearby food options, we ended up not cooking a single meal there).

Taking a cab from the train station is highly recommended - but make sure to bring along a printout of the map as well as the address and phone number. Our cab driver wasn't quite sure where to go but figured it out after some time on the iphone. We ended up walking back to the train station for our return - a long walk, but nice to see a different part of the city.

One thing to note for the jetlag prone - nothing in the neighborhood opens before 10am, and everything shuts down around 4 or 5 (except for a few of the small restaurants). Early dinners are a good idea, and the nearby 7-11 (5 minute walk to the main drag) was where we ended up getting breakfasts (actually, don't knock it - they have really good rice balls there and some prepackaged meals that are pretty tasty).

We stayed for 4 nights and Nobu (who speaks very good english and was quite helpful) came once in the middle of our stay to refresh towels and empty the trash. We felt very well taken-care-of.

I highly recommend Nene House - I will sing its praises to anyone who will listen and I plan to go back and stay there longer next time!
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Higashiyama, Japan

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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Traditional Japanese Rental House -near Kiyomizu,Gion,Kawaramachi-
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papa'aloa, hawaii

Absolutely stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great traditional home with all the modern convinences. Location was prefect, house was clean, bedding was plush, layout was spacious but what really made it worthy of 5 stars was Nobu. He was really clear, professional, accommodating and a great resource.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nene House is the best, with the best host!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, spacious, well-located home. Walking distance to shops, food, temples, bus. Nobusan is the best host, explaining everything, providing extra linens, extremely responsive. You can't go wrong staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nobu was super helpful, and the house was in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Nobu was super helpful, meeting us late at night when we showed up from the train station. The house has all the amenities you could ever need, and it is situated in a good spot, easily walkable to Gion. We enjoyed our time there and thought the house was splendid.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Kyoto Nene House

  • 5 of 5

We have a fantastic stay at Kyoto Nene House. Nobu San greeted us on arrival and familiarised us with the house and the local area. The house was perfect for our family of five and Nobu San helped us with everything we needed. In short the location was fantastic and the accommodation was very comfortable and convenient. Thank you to Nobu San for a wonderful stay. We would highly recommend this to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location in Kyoto!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 nights recently in Kyoto Nene. Nobu greeted us upon our arrival and was really helpful and available for any questions we had. The weather was stinking hot outside but the house had aircon in all rooms so we were really comfortable. Kyoto Nene was also really spacious for our family of 5. We used the fully equipped kitchen every morning for breakfast and enjoyed the living room to read and wind down from a full day of excursions. The taxi area is a minutes walk away and the convenience stores also within walking distance along with bus stops. The cobble stoned streets near the house are some of the most famous streets in Kyoto and living in the house meant we could enjoy them every day rather than only getting to visit them once as others might. We would definitely recommend a stay here and will stay ourselves again we hope one day.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Makawao, Hawaii

Cozy spot on quiet street

  • 5 of 5

Was really happy with our stay at Nene house. It is charming and well equipped. Not posh or glitzy, but I personally think better suited to a stay in Kyoto. It's only a block away from the cool old shopping district of Higashiyama, so we didn't have to take busses or trains to go poke about. We have three teenagers and they could just come and go as they pleased, which made the stay that much more relaxing. Also great for walks right out the door visiting some of the more notable shrines and temples. Not far away there is access to the mountain trails too. Nobu the host was very accommodating and made sure we knew where the close bus stops, grocery and restaurants were. His english was very good. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a house rather than hotel stay. One note is the bedrooms are up a steep stairway that could be tough with small children if you weren't used to that

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: There are so many temples and shrines.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Higashiyama, Japan

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$0

2 people... 16,000 JPY/night
3 people... 19,000JPY/night
4 people... 20,000JPY/night
5 people... 22,000JPY/night
6 people... 24,000JPY/night

*minimum stayng of 3 nights
*rates include tax,lighting and heating expenses
*Payment in Japanease Yen by Paypal, international wire transfer

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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