September 2012

"Gorgeous place to stay"

We were completely delighted with this gorgeous machiya.  We stayed nine nights with our two children and there was plenty of room for us all to have our space.  We felt well and truly at home, yet was also wonderful to stay in a place with such a strong traditional Japanese look and feel.  It is very well equipped with all amenities and comforts, with air conditioners in every room, a washer/dryer, very comfortable beds, a well-equipped and roomy kitchen and plenty of storage space in the bedrooms.  The owners have thought of everything, down to small details such as washing powder, kitchen condiments, hairdryer and iron, which help make this a perfect choice for a longer stay.  It was also lovely to have the small outdoor area.

It's located in a quiet pedestrian laneway but within 10-15 minutes walk of central downtown Kyoto and three subway stations, and there are plenty of grocery stores and restaurants nearby.  Miho was an extremely helpful hostess and helped us with recommendations, and particularly in an emergency when we had a broken stroller and needed to find bike repair shops!

I can't recommend this place enough, especially for a longer stay.

Melbourne, Australia