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SuperhostUkyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Entire apartment hosted by Masa
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Have you ever traveled alone? Are you a backpacker? Don't you love freedom of your time alone? Then you should start your adventure with us. We have a charming and small studio for a solo traveler. our apartment is complete private room. The room is super clean, cozy, convenient, and yet close to the nature on the west side of Kyoto.

The space
Welcome and Mission Statement
Our mission is to make you feel at home while you stay here. This is why we named our place "I am Home Guest House."
I came up with the name "I am Home Guest House," thinking of my childhood. The first thing I said was "I'm home, mom!" when I came home where my mother warmly welcomed me.
I want you to feel the same when you visit our place and say, "I'm hooooome!"

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Location
We are located in the west side of Kyoto. We are within easy access to many popular attractions in the Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama Monkey Park , Toyei Movie Studio (SAMURAI and NINJA film studio). Attractions in the same areas include the following.

*Tenryuji Temple

*Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple (8000 Stone Buddha and Pagoda)
*Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple (1200 Stone Buddha)

*Bamboo Forest
*Arashiyama Monkey Park(Monkeys in the wild)

*Sagano Scenic Railway ( Sagano Romantic Train)
*The Hozu River Cruise

*Toyei Movie Studio (SAMURAI and NINJA film studio)

*Mt. Atago

One of the things that I strongly recommend is to hike on Mt.Atago, the highest mountain in Kyoto (924 meters / 3031 feet). It serves an escape from the busy city life for the locals, but it is also a pilgrimage route to 1300 year-old Atago Shrine on its peak. On the night of July 31, the shrine hosts a holy fire festival which is not to be missed.

If you are into cycling, nearby Katsuragawa Cycling Road (40 kilometers /25 miles), is perfect to enjoy your ride along the Katsura River (it leads even further to Osaka).

If you are a runner, the city of Kyoto hosts a municipal marathon in February. It starts at Nishikyogoku Sports Park which is in our neighborhood, and it is a perfect place to start your day by running with other runners and dog walkers.

Our location is also very convenient as there are so many convenience stores, drug stores, and grocery stores and eateries. Izakaya (Japanese tavern), Sushi, Ramen, Yakitori, Okonomiyaki, Yakiniku (Korean Barbecue), and Chinese restaurants are all within walking distance.

In addition, there are two large shopping Malls in a 10 - 15 minute walk where you can find stylish fashion, cute zakka, \100 yen shops, small appliances, grocery stores, restaurants, and much more.

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Room Amenities

*small kitchen
*unit bathroom with a toilet
*small balcony
*small table and chairs
*air conditioner
*refrigerator
*microwave
*kettle
*basic tableware and utensils
*hair dryer
*towels
*hangers
*shampoo, conditioner, and body soap
*disposable toothbrush and toothpaste
*bottled water, coffee, green tea, tissues, umbrellas, and etc.
*mobile Wi-Fi
*4 free rental bikes
almost everything you need :-)
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We will meet up briefly at our office which is around the corner from the apartment. We explain about house rules then give you a key. If you have any questions and concerns, we are just steps away. So please feel free to contact us with anything. We are glad to help you.

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House Rules

Check in Time: 3:00 pm
Check out Time: 11:00 am

I try to be flexible, so if you need to check in before 3 pm, it can be arranged. If you need to check out after 11 am, there will be an extra charge in cash as follows. 2000 yen after 11 am-12 pm and increases 2000 yen by hour. However, it is negotiable depending on a situation. For example, lost keys or damages to the properties can delay the check-out process.

*Take shoes off before entering the room
*Quiet time: 10 pm - 8 am
*No party (please be considerate to our neighbors)
*Absolutely NO SMOKING inside the room (permitted ONLY in the balcony or outside the apartment building, not the outside the door)
*No eating on/in the bed
*If smoking in the room or eating on/in the bed is evident, we will have to charge you a penalty in the amount of 20000 yen.
*Turn off lights, Air conditioner, etc when you go out. Please try to conserve energy.
*Do not discard anything other than toilet paper in the toilet.
*Please try not to loose the key or mobile wifi. The penalty fee is 10000 yen.
*Please leave a key into the mailbox on the door if you are checking out very early.

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Access

From the Kansai International Airport (KIX):
The best way is to take a door-to-door shuttle service operated by the taxi companies, MK Shuttle Bus or Yasaka Shuttle Bus. 90 minutes directly to the Guest House ( yen). A reservation is strongly recommended.

Train:
JR Express, Haruka. KIX to JR Kyoto Station (3000 yen), 80 minutes

From the JR Kyoto station:
Bus:
#28 get off at Minami-Hiromachi, 20 minutes
#73 get off at Nishikyogoku Sports Center, 20 minutes

Taxi:
Please tell a driver "Tenjingawa-takatsuji-nishi Hankyu Oasis or Sugi drugstore" (takes about 20 minutes, 1500 yen) I will pick you up there.

From Nishikyogoku Station of Hankyu line
15 minute walk

Other things to note

Located on the 3rd floor without an elevator

House Rules

No smoking, Not suitable for pets, No parties or events, May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)Check-in time is 3 PM - 7 PM.
***Please try not to loose the key or mobile wifi. The penalty fee is 10000 yen.
***If smoking in the room or eating on/in the bed is evident, we will have to charge you a penalty in the amount of 20000 yen.

Guest access
We will meet up briefly at our office which is around the corner from the apartment.
We explain about house rules then give you a key. If you have any questions and concerns, we are just steps away. So please feel free to contact us with anything. We are glad to help you.

Licence number
M260011535
Have you ever traveled alone? Are you a backpacker? Don't you love freedom of your time alone? Then you should start your adventure with us. We have a charming and small studio for a solo traveler. our apartment is complete private room. The room is super clean, cozy, convenient, and yet close to the nature on the west side of Kyoto.

The space
Welcome and Mission Statement
Our mission is t…
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Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Hangers
Heating
Essentials
Washing machine
Dedicated workspace
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Hosted by Masa

Joined in September 2015
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Hello everyone! I am Masa My family and I have been working in the Kimono and textile industry for over 40 years in Kyoto. I love hand drawing, and my inspiration comes from nature when it comes to my designs. I prefer something whimsical and value quality and craftsmanship. "Enjoy, Smile, and Respect" is my life motto, and it goes to baseball when I play. I also enjoy Bonsai gardening, caring for my aquarium, and drawing as my hobbies. My favorite movie is "Shawshank Redemption" and " Field of Dreams " I am working hard to improve my English so I can communicate and serve you better. So please bear with me :-)
Hello everyone! I am Masa My family and I have been working in the Kimono and textile industry for over 40 years in Kyoto. I love hand drawing, and my inspiration comes from nature…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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