The Space The apartment is spacious by Japanese standards and in a well-maintained building in an extremely central, fantastic area. This is undoubtedly one of our nicest apartments, and if you stay here we are sure that you will agree! It is great for couples, a group of friends or families. A group of five is possible, but it will be quite tight! Unless you want to experience the true meaning of Japanese-sized homes. **Key Points** + Apartment is located in the heart of downtown Kyoto + Apartment is 10 minutes by train from Kyoto Station + Nearby department stores, convenient stores, supermarkets, restaurants and more + Elevator in the building **Beds** + 1 double sofa bed (sleeps 2) + 2 semi double-sized sofa bed (sleeps 2 each) **Check In/Out** + Check in time is from 15:00 (3:00PM) or later. Late arrivals are no problem. + Check out time is 11:00 (11:00AM) or earlier. **FAQ** CAN I CHECK IN EARLY AND/OR CHECK OUT LATE? We are very sorry, but we cannot allow early check-ins and/or late checkouts because we need enough time to clean. However, it is possible depending on the other guests' schedule so please check with us before you arrive. CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE? Sorry, but our cleaning service does not allow luggage to be dropped off early for liability/insurance reasons. However, we do have information in our welcome guide (sent after booking) on where you can store your luggage. HOW DO I FIND THE TOTAL PRICE? To get to the final price, there are four calculations to consider: 1. The daily rate for the nights you are booking (you have to check the calendar for your nights--they can be different each night) 2. The number of guests (price increases per night with each guest) 3. The cleaning fee (paid once for the entire trip) 4. The booking fee (if any) Guest Access + You get the whole place to yourselves. + Freshly pressed towels and linens is provided. + Body wash, shampoo, & conditioner is provided. + Hair dryer and iron is provided. + Free use of pocket/mobile Wi-Fi device in and outside the apartment. Interaction with Guests We take great pride in making sure that our guests have a wonderful time in Tokyo. Anytime you need assistance just send us a message and we'll be happy to help you out right away :) The Neighborhood We are at the heart of downtown Kyoto, where all the shopping and access is located to start your journeys, as well as walking distance to many historical sites as well. "Inside Kyoto" describes our neighborhood this way: Downtown Kyoto is a roughly square area bounded on the east by the Kamo-gawa River, on the west by Karasuma-dori, on the north by Oike-dori, and on the south by Shijo-dori. Because of its small size, it lends itself to exploration on foot. And, with lots of covered arcades, this is one of the best places to spend a rainy day in the city. Southern Higashiyama is the most important sightseeing district in Kyoto. It contains everything from dazzling temples, to preserved lanes, to the city’s main geisha district. Don’t miss it! Just a few of the many recommendations within a bike ride or walk away: Kiyomizu-dera Temple Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of Kyoto’s must-see attractions. Ishibei-koji Lane Hands-down the single most beautiful lane in all of Kyoto, Ishibei-koji Lane is like entering another world Entoku-in Temple Yet another overlooked gem in Southern Higashiyama, Entoku-in Temple is a delightful collection of priceless art treasures and a stunning karesansui (dry stone) garden Yasaka-no-to Pagoda A long pagoda rising overlooking the floating world of Gion below, Yasaka-no-to Pagoda is a lovely sight by day or night Gion Kyoto’s traditional entertainment district, where geisha, gangsters and gawkers prowl, is one of the most interesting places for an after-dinner stroll Kennin-ji Temple The oldest Zen temple in Kyoto, Kennin-ji Temple is an oasis of calm on the edge of Gion with a superb Zen garden Maruyama-koen Park An oasis of green amid the Southern Higashiyama Sightseeing District, Maruyama-koen Park is the perfect spot for a rest or picnic while exploring the area Chion-in Temple Sometimes called the Vatican of Pure Land Buddhism, this vast temple is one of the most and popular temples in the city. It’s highly recommended Getting made up as a geisha (maiko henshin) Playing geisha for a day is a fantasy shared by both Japanese and foreign ladies and Maika, in the Miyagawa Geisha district, is one of the best places to do it Shimbashi geisha district in the evening Shimbashi is single most attractive street in all of Asia, particularly in the evening. When the cherry blossoms are in bloom here, it’s almost too beautiful for words Hanamikoji geisha district in the evening The best place to see geisha in Kyoto is Hanami-koji on the south side of Shijo-dori. A stroll through in the evening will usually yield at least one sighting! Getting Around Walking- Very easy to do with such a central location! There are many places to go within walking distance of the flat. Mechanized Transport - There are several subway stops, buses, taxis, and rental car shops in the immediate area. Bicycle - Our preference! There are rental shops we can recommend close by for couples and groups. HOUSE RULES No smoking Not suitable for pets No parties or events Not child-friendly (0-12 years) Check-in is after 3PM NOISE Our neighbors value the peaceful harmonious living that is synonymous with being in Japan. Please keep the noise level down near and in the apartment, especially at night. TRASH SEPARATION Japan is a very clean country. To experience life as a real Japanese, please participate in the separating of trash and help keep Japan clean and beautiful. =) Please separate your trash into the following 4 categories (put into separate plastic bags): 1. Household Garbage 2. All Plastics 3. Glass/Batteries 4. Cardboard/Newspapers ENJOY Regardless if you're here for study, work, and/or travel, we want you to have a good time. Please enjoy your stay!