Elegant simplicity in Kyoto's historic heart

Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan
Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Apartment
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 5
  • from ¥ 37500 nt
The perfect base for exploring the city

It’s almost too easy to fall in love with Kyoto. It was Japan’s imperial capital for over a thousand years and, as such, it’s a city of unparalleled historical beauty, with over 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines (not to mention the famous cherry blossoms and autumn leaves).

This holiday rental in Kyoto is a perfect base for exploring this colorful city, located just a stone’s throw from the oldest Zen temple in the city, Kenninji, which was founded in 1202. It’s also close to the well-trodden thoroughfare leading to the Yasaka Shrine and the breathtaking pagoda of Kiyomizudera.

In addition to its temples, Kyoto is also known for its traditional wooden townhouses, or kyo-machiya. Built originally for merchants and craftsmen, they’re clustered together on narrow streets, each with a small shopfront greeting passersby. The homes themselves are long and thin in shape, earning them the nickname unagi no nedoko or “bedroom for eels”.

Once they had completed the restoration of their BenTen residence, its owners came across two plots of land that once held two kyo-machiyas. They set about recreating the spaces under the design and direction of Asami and Associates, and with the help of Tsuji Workshop. The result is a two-story building with four residences, painstakingly handcrafted using traditional methods, but with modern updates like heated flooring. It boasts a rooftop garden with an open-air tearoom, created by tea connoisseur Fukutaro Nakayama. The space is available for tea ceremonies upon request.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the traditional style of a kyo-machiya in a great central location, with a cool contemporary spin. This apartment sleeps up to five guests, but there are four apartments at the same location that sleep 14 people in total.

Description

This holiday rental in Kyoto is perfect for a family or two couples exploring the city. Modeled on a traditional Japanese townhouse, it has two bedrooms, one Japanese style and one Western style. It also has two toilets and one bathtub, with a small well-equipped kitchenette. This apartment is on the second floor.

The space is pared down and simple, with wooden floors, utilitarian furnishings and bare bulbs. We love the raw wood, bare blocks and low lighting, as well as the simple color palette.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The common areas and bedrooms are equipped with floor heating. All rooms have a combination air-conditioner/heater. Heated water is controlled by a central thermostat.

There is a combination washer/dryer, as well as electrical appliances in the kitchenette. Toilets also come with heated seats and washing capabilities. Night lights/motion sensor lights have been installed in the toilets and stairways.

To secure personal effects, there is a combination safe located in the bedroom.
 
AROUND

Rich with history and considered the center of traditional Japanese culture, Kyoto is over a thousand years old and is one of the most well-preserved areas of Japan. A stunningly beautiful city, it’s also surrounded by lush highlands and forests.

One of eleven municipalities, Higashiyama is located in the eastern region across the Kamo River and is home to some of the city’s most famous and scenic areas. Strict development regulations have preserved the neighborhood’s historic character where you’ll be transported back in time. The district’s many temples, shrines, and UNESCO world heritage sites are all within walking distance including: Kenninji Temple, Kyomizu Temple, Hokan-ji Temple known as Yasaka Pagoda, Rokuhara Mitsuji Temple, and countless other historical sites.

The neighboring Geisha district of Gion features one of the most historical streets in the country (Hanamikoji-dori) and the Gosho-Higashi neighborhood around the Imperial Palace is surrounded by the largest green spaces in the city, making it an ideal base for walking and exploring the parks along the Kamo River. 
 
LOCATION

Kyoto, Japan. Nearest airport: Kansai International (100km or 90 min drive); Osaka International (Itami).
 
BEST TIME TO STAY: Fall through Spring. Kyoto is fascinating year round but try and catch the dazzling Fall colors and the Spring blooms.

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  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals

Komatsu South 2F 2BR Apartment

from ¥37500 to ¥46700 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
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Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms2 bedrooms
Bed Type2 tatamis and 1 double
KitchenKitchenette
Bathrooms2 toilets and 1 bathtub
AccommodateUp to 5 guests
InternetThe apartment is equipped with fiber broadband, which provides fast internet access for guests.
Kid FriendlyChildren are welcome.
Pet friendlyNo pets
ViewStreet views
Rates
Check-In3pm
Check-Out11am
CancellationA full refund is given if the reservation is cancelled more than 30 days before the arrival date. No refund is given for cancellations made on actual day that accommodation commences or in the event of no-show.
NotesThe rates displayed are for a maximum of 3 guests. There is an additional charge of ¥8,800-10,000 each per night for 4th and 5th guests (depending on season). Please inquire.
Smoking is strictly prohibited, and guests are requested to behave in a manner considerate to our neighbours.
Parents are advised that the space has traditional low lighting and to exercise caution with young children.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay Additional
Japanese New YearJan 1Jan 3¥46,7001 night
Standard rateJan 4Feb 1¥37,5001 night
Chinese New YearFeb 2Feb 8¥43,0001 night
Standard rateFeb 9Mar 19¥37,5001 night
Sakura SeasonMar 20Apr 10¥46,7001 night
Standard rateApr 11Apr 28¥37,5001 night
Golden WeekApr 29May 6¥43,0001 night
Standard rateMay 7Jul 11¥37,5001 night
Gion MatsuriJul 12Jul 21¥43,0001 night
Standard rateJul 22Oct 31¥37,5001 night
Year-endNov 1Nov 9¥41,2001 night
Fall Colors PeakNov 10Nov 20¥43,0001 night
Year-endNov 21Dec 19¥41,2001 night
Year end high seasonDec 20Dec 31¥46,7001 night
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