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house Rohji

Peace and quiet near an old market


This vacation rental in Kyoto is a typical Japanese house built in one of the many back-streets of old Kyoto, from where it takes its name, Rohji meaning back-street in Japanese.
You can prepare your meals in the kitchenette and comfortably eat them seated on the zabuton, Japanese cushions, in the lounge covered with tatami.
In the evening you can unfold your cosy futons and spend a pleasant night in the warm and bright Japanese bedrooms on the first floor.


Ground floor: Kitchen/dining room, Japanese living room, Japanese bathroom (shower and Japanese furo bath), toilet.

1st floor: 2 Japanese bedrooms (with Japanese futons) 


The house is located near Okazaki Park in a popular and cultural leisure district, which is quiet in the week and attracts Kyoto's residents on the weekend.
Families, love-struck couples and art lovers come together along the canals which surround the museums and give this pleasant district its charm. Each morning, there is a market in Furukawa passage, just a few minutes from the house.
Amenities, transport and supermarkets are located not far from the house.
The house is ideally located if you wish to make regular visits to Gion district or the downtown area.

Our opinion

Close to the Heian sanctuary, a few hundreds metres away from the Gion neighborhood, this typical Japanese house is located in one of old Kyoto's numerous back-streets (Rohji means back-street in Japanese). The main bus and subway lines are nearby.

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 Rohji
  • Refrigerator
  • Gas stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Rice cooker
  • Futon (4)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Washing-machine
  • Iron
  • Hair-dryer
  • Vacuum-cleaner
  • Wifi 
  • This house is not equipped with a TV set



  • Taxi: approximately 1 400 yen from the station (a detailed access map is provided with the booking)
  • Bus: bus number 206, Higashiyama Sanjo stop


Latest review

Steve S.
Nov 2018

Un grand merci à toute l’equipe pour l’orgnisation et les changements de dernière minutes suite à retard et changement de vol. L’accueil sur site par Aurore a été exceptionnel, rarement nous avons connu si grande flexibilité et bienveillance pour nous accueillir dans les meilleures conditions et toujours présente pour nous rendre un petit service pour rendre notre séjour le plus agréable possible. Bravo à tous et a bientôt

Brigitte F.
Mar 2018

Cette formule est idéale tant que les maisons seront situées au coeur des villes. Ayant l'intention de revenir avec plusieurs couples à la saison des "feuilles rouges" l'année prochaine, il serait agréable, lorsqu'on arrive tard de l'aéroport, d'avoir un "bento" qui nous attendrait à la maison, (mais je pense que c'est une suggestion un peu exagérée.... mais qui irait bien dans le sens de la continuité de votre qualité de services)

christophe M.
Feb 2018

Une mention spéciale pour la disponibilité de clément que j'ai sollicité pour ma participation au marathon de kyoto 2018. Malgré tous ses efforts et son dévouement, je n'ai pas pu y participer. J'ai apprécié sa réactivité et ses conseils judicieux sur le choix des sites à visiter, j'aurai aimé solliciter ses services pour la visite de la ville mais nos plannings n'ont pas permis de trouver un créneau horaire disponible. Lors de nos échanges j'ai pu constatés qu'il a une très bonne connaissance du quartiers et de la ville de kyoto. Très satisfait du site de vivre le japon, notamment des fiches thématiques qui m'ont permis d'organiser avec facilité mon séjour au japon (tokyo, kyoto et hiroshima).

Peet G.
Feb 2018

Overall a nice stay and I would do that again. Still, a few comments: Booking: only after deciding on a house the additional costs for the angle, sheets and cleaning became obvious. I'd rather had know about that beforehand. It didn't change the decision to rent, just looked like hidden costs.. It wasn't obvious that there is a min of three day booking period, other than trying to book less days wasn't accepted on the web page. We extended the stay once in Kyoto. Booking an additional day wasn't working on the web page, letting us assume the house was booked, when in fact it was available. Arrival: The system only seems to let you make arrival arrangement once you know exactly when and how you arrive. My emails were never responded to, questions remained un-answered until I was able to confirm my arrival time. I would have wished for a better response there. Having Rohji located so close to a subway station I'm surprised not to see that option described as a way to find it on arrival. To me it seems easier than getting a bus and having to work out where the bus is and when to get off. Subway stations are pretty defined. I believe the cost is the same. Subway exit is closer than bus stop.

Sylvie B.
Jan 2018

Très satisfait de la formule location de maison qui nous a donné davantage d’espace qu’une chambre dhôtel en préservant chaque participant (1 couple et 1 personne seule); plus de souplesse horaire en pouvan5 faire soi-même le petit-déjeuner (supérette fresco à proximité pour courses) Emplacement ok prox Gion et Sanjo dont la gare donne un accès pratique depuis Osaka d’où nous arrivions. Rdv avec William ok et adaptation à nos horaires d’arrivée et de départ souhaités. Visite de nuit avec Hervé très intéressante avec éclairages professionnels.

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house Rohji

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(Additional guest $18 per night)

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