September 2008

Thank you once again for letting your Maeniiya in Kyoto!

We spent 5 wonderful days in that really beautiful machiya in the end of August. We loved to live in this nice house with all its amenities and every place was so comfortably to be reached! We sometimes wish we could come back and the only mistake was not to book the machiya for one or two days longer.

Rike and family, Germany
(Photo: Kinkakuji Temple)

We had a wonderful stay here. Conveniently located near major bus routes yet tucked away on a cobblestone lane. The owner was very accommodating and his sister in law Miho received us graciously and we knew she would always be available if we needed help.

It has a very traditional feel yet comes with so many modern amenities. A perfect place to rest and recuperate from our many days of temple, museum and breathtaking vistas scattered throughout Kyoto.

Be aware however: after a week in such a lovely city, you may never want to leave.

Rob Luck, Issaquah, WA