The Space*** If the Cocoon Room is booked, please see if my other space, The Moon Room. It has a designer's aesthetic as well. It's linked on my profile if you click on my picture. Or if The Cocoon Room is booked for part of your stay and The Moon Room is available, why not stay in both? They are upstairs/downstairs from each other and so quite convenient to change rooms.***
Considering an extraordinary space for your visit to Kyoto? The Cocoon Room is as cozy a room as you're likely to find in the city. After a day of wandering, there's nothing like coming back to a place resplendent in comfort and tranquility. Its unique layout designed by a local Kyotoite, The Cocoon Room is emblematic of a designer's renaissance, in which classic materials blend together beautifully with atmospheric imagination.
The Cocoon Room is in an old neighborhood noted for its evocative architecture. It is not uncommon to see women passing in colorful kimono and hear monks wandering the streets chanting their blessings. The subway, as well as convenience stores and a supermarket, is less than five minutes' walk. Nijo Castle, The Imperial Park, the Manga Museum, Sanjo-Dori (the Downtown shopping district), and dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bars are within an easy ten minute stroll (to which I can provide a detailed map with gourmet suggestions), and the beautiful Kamo River and Higashiyama (East Kyoto), with its many temples, is a quick twenty-minute bicycle ride away, or if you prefer, a scenic walk. Buses to go around the city are conveniently boarded just a few blocks away at the Imperial Palace and Nijo-Castle. While enjoying the space's tranquility, it's nearly as central as a visitor to Kyoto can be.
An intimate space, The Cocoon Room is ideal for couples, but can accommodate families as well (the children sleeping either with the parents or on the couch, which folds out.) Travel buddies can also enjoy the room, as the beds can be separated.
Tea and coffee are provided. And there is a stereo unit for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. In addition to high-speed wifi in the room, POCKET WIFI is also provided.
Please note that the room is on the second floor, up a short flight of stairs.
I look forward to meeting you. Interaction with GuestsGenerally I greet and say farewell to guests if I am in town and not busy with work. Otherwise, as the room is a self-contained unit, I don't usually see you, save coincidental encounters in the street. The NeighborhoodKyoto is a beautiful city and nearly every neighborhood has its own charm, but the the Cocoon Room is located between Nijo Castle, the Imperial Palace, and the Manga Museum, on a quiet street just off Downtown. Though there are some (tasteful) modern buildings, many traditional machiyas remain and a quiet stroll around the neighborhood will reveal to the wanderer traditional crafts still at work, as well as unique galleries and lovely gardens for tea. There are many restaurants and cafes in the area, for which I provide a handmade map to help you find your way. The Cocoon Room is great for families since it is less than ten minutes' walk from a major playground/ children's center as well as the Manga Museum. Getting AroundThe main north-south subway line (Karasuma) is less than five minutes walk, as are two major bus stops (at Nijo Castle and the Imperial Palace) and bicycles are available for rental at the castle as well. Since the room is in Downtown, catching a taxi is quite easy. And I can always call one for you. Other Things to NoteCheckin is 3pm and checkout is 11am, but these times are flexible depending on whether or not the room is ready early or there are guests checking in the same day as your checkout.