Aoi Kyoto Stay

 

 

 If you are looking for modern Machiya-style accommodations, I really think you should stay here.  Aoi Kyoto Stay has 6 townhouses in Kyoto city.  In particular, I would highly recommend booking “Aoi Kamogawa-tei” if you are going to stay here.  You can take it easy with a beer in hand at a balcony while viewing Kamo River.  That’s the precious time.  The property would be great for couples, family or groups, not solo travelers.  Actually if this is your first visit here, you won’t be able to find the place easily as the townhouse surprisingly blends into private properties.  Also there is no sign board, no clue or something to find it.  When we visited for the first time, we passed by the property many times even though we checked a map very carefully.  Nobody including us imagines that this townhouse would be “Aoi Kamogawa-tei”.  *Refer to the second photo attached the above.  Unexpectedly the environment around here is just a downtown.  Once you recognize this is the one which you are looking for, you might cry in front of the townhouse, and you may be totally disappointed, but don’t worry.  Once you open the door, amazingly it’s like you’re in another world.  The ambience is tranquil, cozy and serene.  Everything, such as antique furniture, interior, and decorations, is stylish, cool and sophisticated.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  You cannot judge a book by its cover.  It’s a lovely place and really well-designed.  The owner would be an antique collector.   Wifi reception was good.  Floor heating is installed on 1F.  All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, English tea bags, a coffee machine with capsules, and a green tea set, etc.  Also a DVD player, a BOSE audio, an air cleaner, a smartphone, a microwave oven, etc., are placed.  Room service is not available.  There are some convenience stores nearby.  Then Kyoto-style cuisine for breakfast is offered by delivery if you order in advance.  It’s available at JPY2,500.  You can choose either Japanese or western cuisine.  Actually there are many restaurants, shops, and cafés etc., nearby but most of them are open from 10:00AM or 11:00AM except fast-food shops.  Overall the price range would be reasonable if you are a group or family.  Then the location is almost perfect.  There are many attractive spots within walking distance, such as Gion, Kiomizu Temple, and Yasaka shrine, etc.  You wouldn’t need to travel far.  When we stayed here, we got rental bicycles to go sightseeing. Actually there would be many tourists anywhere in downtown Kyoto during spring and autumn.  Also traffic would be very heavy, especially weekends and Japan’s public holidays.  That’s why bicycles would be very useful.  There is no parking space for neither bicycle nor motorcycle in-house.  You may want to rent bikes every time you use.  At last, an access to the property would be easy if you take a taxi from Kyoto Station.  It takes less than 10min by taxi.  It costs JPY800.  Alternatively it takes 5min walk from Kiyomizu Gojo Station, or 10min walk from Gion Shijo Station or Kawaramachi Station.   Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  **Check in and out times 14:00/11:00  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Aoi Kyoto Stay

Style Machiya-style Villa
Guest Rating  Superb 9.1
Estimated Price 50,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail aoi@kyoto-stay.jp
Internet Connection Free wifi in the property
Booking Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
Parking lot is not available
Location Aoi Kyoto Stay’s MAP
Access less than 10min TAXI from JR Kyoto Station
Address and TEL 246 Nakano-cho Shinmonzen Street
Higasiyama-ku Kyoto 605-0082
Tel +81 75-354-7770  10:00-18:00 JST
Official Homepage Aoi Kyoto Stay’s HP

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