genkan (the entrance of a Japanese home)kitchen!
Your Kyoto Home Base for Zen and Tea Experiences!

2 voyageurs

1 chambre

2 lits

1 salle de bain partagée

2 voyageurs

1 chambre

2 lits

1 salle de bain partagée

Veuillez entrer le nombre d'adultes.
Veuillez entrer le nombre d'enfants.
De 2 à 12 ans
Veuillez entrer le nombre de bébés.
- de 2 ans
2 voyageurs au maximum. Les bébés ne sont pas pris en compte dans le nombre de voyageurs.
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À propos de ce logement

Home Stay in unique Japanese machiya located in a quiet part of NW Kyoto, a center of Zen and Tea culture, which also used to be the district that was central to kimono manufacture, and still is with several textile shops and kimono companies within a 10 minute walk. Your home base is central to exploring the city.
Unique recommendations not in the guidebook by your personal travel guides, Mark & Eri.


Voyageur supplémentaire : 8€ / nuit après le premier voyageur
Frais de ménage : 42€
Caution : 170€
Réduction à la semaine : 12%


Home Stay in unique Japanese machiya located in a quiet part of NW Kyoto, a center of Zen and Tea culture, which also used to be the district that was central to kimono manufacture, and still is with several textile shops and kimono companies within a 10 minute walk. Your home base is central to exploring the city.
Unique recommendations not in the guidebook by your personal travel guides, Mark & Eri.

Our home is only open to rent to one or two adults and is available for a minimum of 3 nights. You will be sharing the house with us.

To Visit
Daitokuji Zen temple complex: the largest Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple complex in Kyoto. It is also associated with tea master Sen no Rikyu, as well as Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, two of the most famous samurai warlords. 10 minute walk.
Kinkakuji: The famous Golden Pavilion. 10 minute bike ride.
Ryouanji: Temple of the Dragon at Peace, which is famous for its karesansui ("dry water"), zen sand landscape style gardens. 10-12 minute bike ride.
Chado Kaikan: A center for tea ceremony at which you can experience this elegant art form and view two galleries displaying the tools and set-ups of tea ceremony. 5 minute bike ride.

To Eat!
Sarasa: A former bathhouse turned into a spacious and popular café with a variety of savory and sweet. 5 minute walk.
Italian bistro (5 minute walk)
Japanese coffee shop (kissaten): One of the more long-established and single-owner shops in Kyoto, with a cozy atmosphere. 3 minute walk.
Tom Sawyer: Bakery with variety of bagels, sandwiches and sweets.
Espresso Bar: Excellent espresso and coffee made from house-roasted beans. 3 minute bike ride.
Japanese handmade soba restaurant: Very popular with the locals and has even garnered a Michelin star. 5 minute walk.
Le Petit Mec: Excellent boulangerie with authentic and delicious French pastries and breads, croissants, sandwiches and very good café latte. Eat in or take out. 8 minute bike ride.
Laxuman Gaire: A fantastic Indian-Nepalese restaurant with excellent curries and chai, and a very delicious naan. Eat in or take out. 7 minute bike ride. Located a block from Le Petit Mec (above)

To Bathe (We of course have a bathtub and shower as well.)
Funaoka Onsen: The most famous public bath house in Kyoto and registered as a type of cultural heritage site.

Our home has a large kitchen that is fully equipped with a variety of cooking implements, plates, utensils, mugs, glasses, etc.
We have a lovely Japanese style bathing area, which includes both a furo (bath tub) and shower.
The house has a good-sized common space on the first floor for eating and lounging, with many books for your perusal on a variety of subjects (we are both avid readers).

Your room is usually our meditation/yoga space. It has a wood floor, and two large glass sliding doors facing the south. On sunny days this room receives generous amounts of sunlight. This room is 7.22 meters square (6 tatami mats) in size. It is big enough for two to comfortably sleep in. With two futons laid down, there is still a bit of space for a small coffee table we provide, as well as a couple of cushions to sit on a modest storage container for clothes and plenty of hangars as well.

There is a backyard space, which is where the clothes washer is located. In Japan when drying clothes most people hang clothes outside. There is a small concrete patio with a good-sized simple pole construction to hang your clothes on. Lots of hangars and clips for your use.

You will have access to wi-fi, plenty of books and the washer and drying area.
The kitchen has a gas range with two good-sized burners, a microwave, a toaster oven, a large refrigerator, an oven and a blender. There is also an extensive variety of cookbooks in English (and a few in Japanese and Italian).
For your bathing convenience, we provide bath towels (which may also be taken to Funaoka Onsen), shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer and body soap.
We can book bikes for you as well.

Both of us are out of the house often. We own a yoga studio in Okazaki called studio BiNDU, located next to Heian Shrine and two main museums as well as several excellent restaurants. Mark and/or Eri spend time here almost every day, but we are always available for your questions and to help point you in the direction of a great place to eat, visit or shop.

We will supply a map of the immediate area, marked with the location of several supermarkets, the above listed eateries, as well as the Funaoka Onsen and Daitokuji temple. We will give you a short list of our favorite restaurant recommendations in the downtown area as well.

Our neighborhood is pretty quiet. Our home is nestled a little bit back away from the main street (Kuromaguchi) that runs east to west from the subway station all the way to the west side of the city. Within a 8-10 minute walk are several bus lines, as well as many eateries, a few convenience stores, and even a drug store and several traditional Japanese shops.

From our home, it is an easy 8-10 minute walk to two major bus routes, one on Senbon street and the other on Kitaoji. From Senbon, you can catch a direct bus to Heian Jinguu, a large shrine in the Okazaki area, close to the Kyoto National museum (and our yoga studio!). The shrine is one of my favorites because it has a beautiful spacious four-part garden (¥600 to enter) with some lovely walking paths and two ponds. From Senbon there is also a direct bus to the downtown shopping area and the famous Nishiki market. From Kitaoji, there is a direct bus to Nijo Castle. From our home, you could also take a 20 minute walk to Kitano Tenmangu shrine, which is especially lovely during ume (plum blossom) season at the end of February.

Kyoto is also a bicycle city. We can direct you to a place that rents bicycles for ¥500 per day. By bicycle, from our home it is an 8 minute ride to the Kuramaguchi subway station, which gives you access to the entire downtown area of Kyoto within 5-10 minutes.
Also, by bike you can reach the Kamogawa river in 10 minutes, and bike along the river to downtown, or stop and have a snack or lunch at one of the many benches along the way.

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
Peut ne pas convenir aux enfants (0-12 ans)
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait entre 15:00 et 21:00
Départ avant 12:00

Our home is a non-smoking residence, including the backyard garden area and the bike port area in the front of the house.
Kyoto has a strict recycling protocol, so be responsible for your personal recycling by cleaning it and placing it in the appropriate receptacle.



Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.

Dispositif de sécurité
Porte de la chambre avec verrou

Séjour de 3 nuits minimum

L'adresse exacte est communiquée uniquement lorsque la réservation est confirmée.

19 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Aurélie
novembre 2016
Un peu excentré mais très agréable , vivre dans une petite maison kyotoite, ca a du charme . Un conseil : utilisés plutôt le bus pour naviguer depuis chez eux . Bonne expérience

Profil utilisateur de Thierry
octobre 2015
Nous avons été très bien accueillis et mis à l'aise par Mark. Nous avons ainsi très rapidement pu prendre nos marques dans cette sympathique et accueillante maison dans laquelle nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Rien de particulier à dire sur toutes les commodités, qui sont tout à fait satisfaisantes (cuisine, salle de bain, toilettes, machine à laver, etc). Le quartier est calme, très sympathique, avec de bons restaurants où nous avons été très bien accueillis. On trouve une supérette pratiquement au coin de la rue pour faire quelques courses. Enfin la maison est idéalement située à 15 min de marche du Pavillon d'Or, et peut être 30 du Ryoan Ji. Un séjour parfait.

Profil utilisateur de Patrick
avril 2015
La maison de Mark a un très grand charme dans un quartier tranquille et pittoresque à l'écart du centre mais à proximité de plusieurs temples que l'on peut gagner à pied (en 15 et 25 mn). Les autres sont facilement accessibles en bus (arrêt à moins de 10 mn). Mark est très disponible et très précis dans ses explications et l'accueil est parfaitement organisé. Nous retournerions avec plaisir dans cette maison à l'atmosphère si personnelle. Je conseille fortement ce lieu aux gens qui ont envie de sortir un peu des sentiers battus.

Profil utilisateur de Eleonora
avril 2017
If you are looking for a peculiar japanese experience this is the right place to go! The location is great, the house is not big but is really cozy and Mark and Eri will help you in order to have a great time in Kyoto. Moreover really close there are really nice japanese restaurant and traditional onsen! I would recommend this location!

Profil utilisateur de Renee
avril 2017
Mark and Eri made us feel so welcome! They gave us our own space but when we needed help they were always there to answer our questions. They gave us a lot of great restaurant recommendations, one of which we got to check out. We loved the food and their support for local businesses. I would definitely recommend staying with them! We even forgot a few things and were able to retrieve them on the same day we checked out. ありがとうございます Mark and Eri!

Profil utilisateur de Jan
novembre 2016
Had a very pleasant stay at Mark and Eri's place ! They are lovely people and great hosts, very helpful and seriously interested in making their guest's stay comfortable. The house is in a nice vicinity in the Northwest of Kyoto, cafes, shops and a bathhouse nearby, Daitoku-Ji and the Golden Pavillon are within walking distance, everything else can be reached easily by bike.

Profil utilisateur de Giovanni
avril 2016
Great place and lovely hosts! The place is the home of the hosts (not to be taken for granted) and they really welcomed me in. The maps and indications made the place easy to find. The house is cosy and comfortable. It is also well connected to the bus stops (5-10 min walk to the bus station) and the metro (a little bit further, 20-25 min walk). Also very close to a few shrines. Mark and Eri are a lovely couple and made my stay very pleasant. They also gave me a little more insight into life in japan from a local perspective, which was very interesting.

Kyoto, Japon · Membre depuis août 2013
Profil utilisateur de Mark

I live in Kyoto, Japan, where I teach Yoga; all aspects of hatha yoga and modern postural yoga, as well as philosophy and meditation.
I enjoy traveling and meeting new people. My favorite leisurely past time is to have thought-provoking conversations with interesting people over fantastic food.

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