July 2010

"A beautiful comfortable house"

We stayed here our last five days in Kyoto. If you are looking for a traditional house with a few more western amenities, this is your place. the Japanese table had a well for your legs and the kitchen is on the same level as the rest of the house. Lots of storage space for stuff. It is on a quiet pedestrian pathway in the middle of downtown. It was quiet at night.

There were only two of us so we kind of rattled around, but it did give me a computer room to work n. (We were making videos in temple gardens.) It would be a great place for two couples traveling. It was clean, the photos are accurate and I would certainly recommend it to a friend.

Dawn and Stephen
Boston, USA

"A wonderful home bases in Kyoto"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maeniiya. The neighborhood was quiet and "homey". Maeniiya had everything one could want and was very peaceful. We felt at ease immediately. That feeling was heightened by Miho, who was more than extremely helpful and who made everything run smoothly for us. The property was extremely clean and everything about it surpassed our expectations. Excellent guidebooks and maps are supplied, and Miho even called us a couple of times to tell us about things going on in town that were related to the upcoming Gion festival. It was an easy walk to several bus and subway stops, as well as to convenience and other stores for food and snacks. We recommend Maeniiya highly and would certainly stay there again. Thanks to Miho and the owners for a wonderful stay in a fascinating city.

Norma Coates
London, Ontario, Canada