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house Koyasu

A Typical Kyoto House.


Under the protection of the deity of Koyasu Kannon Temple and with traditional Japanese architecture, Koyasu house is a typical merchant house from the beginning of the last century.

With a great façade onto the street, enter through a spacious hallway leading to typical Japanese tatami rooms separated by sliding doors. Slightly adapted by us, the living room now offers Western comfort with a large table and chairs. At the back of the house, the living room opens onto a small garden where you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the area
Upstairs the two rooms are warm and bright, one with Western and one with Japanese beds (futon).

Ground floor: Compact kitchen, living room, Japanese tatami living room, small bathroom and toilet, Japanese Garden.
1st floor: Japanese tatami room with Japanese bedding (futon), Japanese tatami room with double bed

The house is located a few meters from the most famous walk in Kyoto, the Philosopher's Path.
Nearby are many small shops and also a large supermarket which is very convenient for those who want to dine at home. For others, a few steps along Imadegawa Street, the street lights up with many traditional and varied restaurants .
The bus stop is very close to the house for convenient access to other tourist areas of the city 

Our opinion

A typical merchant house from the beginning of the last century located a few meters from the most famous walk in Kyoto, the Philosopher's Path. This house offers authentic Kyoto aesthetics for a stay with family or friends. There is nothing better than lying on the tatami floor, looking out over the small garden and getting that feeling of peace and quiet.

House rules

This house cannot accept check ins after 8 pm. (Contact us for further information)
This is a non-smoking house. Please do not smoke in the house or garden. When smoking outdoors, we ask that you not smoke directly in front of any houses in the neighborhood.
We ask that you take the utmost care to follow the garbage rules outlined by your Travel Angel during check-in.
Please be eco-friendly: conserve energy by turning off lights and air-conditioning/heating units when not in use and when leaving for the day.
Keep the house tidy. If you have moved any furniture during your stay, please be sure it is moved back to its original location.


Starting on October 1st 2018, Kyoto City will impose a municipal accommodation tax on all guests staying within the city, in order to increase the attractiveness of the City as an international tourism destination.
- The tax rate is set at 200 yen per night and per guest who pays a room charge of less than 20.000 yen per night.
- The levy rises to 500 yen for those paying between 20.000 yen to 50.000 yen and to 1.000 yen for those paying 50.000 yen or more.

The accommodation tax will be collected by your Travel Angel during the check-in. 

Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Koyasu
  • Refrigerator
  • Gas stove
  • Microwave
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster
  • Hair-dryer 
  • Washing-machine
  • Iron
  • Futon (2)
  • Double bed (1)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Vacuum-cleaner
  • Wi-Fi
  • This house is not equipped with a TV set



  • Taxi: approximately 2,000 yen from the station (a detailed access map is provided with the booking
  • Bus: bus number 17, Kitashirakawa stop


Latest review

Kenneth L.
Feb 2020

Japan Experience and our travel angel, Aurore, are great. Aurore is truly an angel. Helpful, friendly, and very easy to communicate with. Highly recommended!

Claire G.
Jan 2020

Je ne peux que recommander les services de Vivre le Japon. La maison Koyasu à Kyoto fut une excellente pause dans notre voyage familial grâce à son charme et au quartier environnant ainsi qu'un excellent point de départ pour la découverte de la ville. Il nous faut saluer aussi l'accueil souriant et très compétent de notre hôtesse Aurore qui ne ménage pas son temps et sa disponibilité pour répondre à tous les questionnements et qui connait très bien les ressources du quartier en restaurants sympas et bars typiques ! Merci et bravo à tous!

I can only recommend the services of Japan Experience. The Koyasu house in Kyoto was an excellent break from our family trip thanks to its charm and the surrounding area as well as an excellent starting point for exploring the city. We must also welcome the smiling and very competent reception of our hostess Aurore who spares no time and availability to answer all questions and who knows very well the resources of the area in nice restaurants and typical bars! Thank you and congratulations to all!

pierre E.
Oct 2019

Everything is perfect, the house, Aurore our travel angel in Kyoto. Your advice will have been very helpfull and our trip very easy. Thank you

Tout est parfait, la maison, aurore notre travel angel à Kyoto . Vos conseils auront été. Très précieux et notre voyage très facilité. Merci

François A.
Aug 2019

Service très professionnel. Excellent accueil du travel angel. Maison très pratique. Remarquable service d'assistance d'Aurore, même après le départ de Kyoto. Tous nos remerciements.

May 2019

Very nice stay in Kyoto and its surroundings, unhappy and too short to discover everything ... No choice we will return! Thank you to Aurore for his warm welcome and his good advice to discover Kyoto. Thanks to Live Japan for this charming and spacious house Koyasu, very well located, to move quickly to places of interest thanks to the many lines nearby.

Trés beau séjour à Kyoto et ses alentours, malheureusmenet trop court pour tout découvrir...Pas le choix nous reviendrons! Merci à Aurore pour son acceuil chaleureux et ses bons conseils pour découvrir Kyoto. Merci à Vivre le Japon pour cette charmante et spacieuse maison Koyasu, trés bien située, pour se déplacer rapidement vers les lieux d'interets grace aux nombreuses lignes à proximitées.

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house Koyasu

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(Additional guest $18 per night)

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