"Kikuhama House" is located in one of the five original "Hanamachi" (flower town) or geisha districts of Kyoto.
Takasegawa, a small river, flows right through the middle of this quiet and residential neighbourhood that is conveniently located 12 minutes from Kyoto Station and 14 minutes walk from Shijo shopping streets and the famous Miyagawacho and Gion geisha districts.
Kikuhama house is a 100 year old "Kyomachiya" (Kyoto-style Japanese house) that has recently been renovated by a French architect living in Kyoto.
The house ideal for 2 but can accommodate up to 4 guests.
It is tucked away into a quiet local hamlet just off of Takasegawa.
Experience the real downtown Kyoto and Japanese day-to-day life in a beautiful neighbourhood.
The whole house is yours to use.
It has 2 small bedrooms of 3 tatami mats each, one on the ground floor and one on a loft floor on top of it.
The bathroom opens towards a small wooden terrace.
There is a separate toilet, and a fully equipped kitchen.
We are here to offer you a good stay, and we'll reply to your questions by email and meet you upon request.
Specifically because the house is located within a local residential area, it is very important that noise is kept to a strict minimum (particularly if checking in late).
- Take off your shoes once you are inside.
- Please keep the house clean.
- No smoking / candles / party in the house.
- Don't use a rolling suitcase across the tatami (Japanese traditional straw-mat) room.
- The house is in a residential neighbourhood, please keep quiet after 10pm (22:00).
Originally from France, I've lived in London, NYC, Hong Kong and have decided to settle down in Japan (though currently in Tokyo).
With my husband deciding to start a company in Kyoto, I've come to this great city many times and managed to stay in and fall in love with "Kyomachiya" (Kyoto traditional houses). I decided to invest in one myself.