November/December 2011

"Five Wonderful Weeks at Maeniiya"

We have visited Japan several times and were so glad that this time we arranged accommodation at Maeniiya for our five week stay in Kyoto. It immediately became our “home away from home”. Located in the center of Kyoto on its small cobblestone alley, this Machiya Townhouse was always very quiet. We were greeted warmly by Miho who showed us the workings of the house. She freely offered her assistance if it became necessary. The machiya itself is well-maintained and comfortable, equipped with modern appliances and amenities. There is nothing better than slipping into a futon bed after soaking in a Japanese bath. High-speed Wi-Fi internet access allowed us to maintain contact with friends and family members back home. Even though amenities such as subway, bus, and train lines are close by, having two bicycles at our disposal was wonderful. Kyoto is a safe city for biking with many bike paths and a mutual respect among vehicles, pedestrians and bikers. We biked almost every day which allowed us to see so much more of this fabulous city than would otherwise have been possible. We highly recommend Maeniiya to those who are staying a few days or more, rather than a hotel or ryokan. We will be staying again at Maeniiya during our next trip to Japan.

L & G
Toronto, Canada

"Clean, Quiet, Comfortable and Convienient Highly Recommend"

We loved this place. Not only was it handy to get to everything it was quiet at night. Everything was at your fingertips - laundry, kitchen, bikes. We would definatly recommend and stay here again.