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house Munetada

A fully renovated traditional house with lovely views across Kyoto.


Built in 1928 on the slope of Yoshida hill, Munetada House is at the heart of a picturesque residential area whose tranquil streets have been used as a setting by film companies. The south-facing house was completely renovated in 2013, preserving its traditional character while adding modern comfort and insulation. From the balcony, drink in hand, you can watch the day fade behind the mountains in the west. Only houses certified as traditional machiya can offer holiday rentals in this area, and Munetada House is one of the few that are licensed to do this.

Ground floor: shower room, WC (washlet) and utility area, kitchen/dining room, Japanese bedroom (two futons) with sliding windows, en-suite western-style bathroom.

First floor: Japanese living room with tokonoma and balcony, western bedroom with double-bed. Both rooms have a row of windows looking out over Kyoto.

The house is just a few metres from Yoshidayama Park and the captivating shrine buildings nestled among its trees. A short stroll will take you along shady lanes to Kurodani and Shinnyodo temples. Further on, Ginkakuji and the Philosopher's Path are 20 minutes' walk away. Take the other direction and you are soon among the bustling streets around Kyoto University.

Convenience store, post office and public bath are close by. The nearest supermarket is a 10-minute walk.
The last 50 metres of the approach are up quite a steep hill, making it unsuitable for children's buggies or those with mobility problems.

Please note: owing to its wood construction, we are obliged to make this a strictly non-smoking house.

Our opinion

The area has the charm of an earlier age when the pace of things was slower and life was lived according to the rhythms of Kyoto's seasonal festivals. This is not the vacation rental to choose if you want the buzz of city life on your doorstep, but it's perfect for an evening stroll around the wooded shrines and shady temples that give the neighbourhood its distinctive character.

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 Munetada
  • Refrigerator
  • Gas stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Rice cooker
  • Futon (2)
  • Double-Bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Washing-machine
  • Iron
  • Hair-dryer
  • Vacuum-cleaner
  • Wifi
  • Kotatsu
  • Electric Fan
  • TV, DVD player, HDMI Cable



  • Taxi: approximately 2 000 yen from the station (a detailed access map is provided with the booking)
  • Bus: bus number 206, Konoedori stop


Latest review

Sophie F.
Jan 2019

C’était Magique! Tout s’est très bien déroulé, nous avons adoré la maison à Kyoto. Le seul problème est l’isolation, il y fait froid en hiver et c’est très difficile à chauffer. Mais le dépaysement est total, et le quartier magnifique. Quant à Aurore, notre travel angel, elle a été parfaite et très sympathique. À Tokyo l’appartement était très bien, le quartier très vivant et sympa, facile d’accès. Nous avons adoré ce voyage mes filles et moi. Je veux absolument revenir. Encore tant de choses à découvrir. Merci à toute l’équipe et à Thierry Maincent pour ses précieux conseils et son accueil formidable.

Julio D
Apr 2018

Great place. To be recommended without hesitation. Perfect to visit Kyoto University, and to get to know real life in Kyoto in a very nice neighbourhood.

Mar 2018

“A very good spot for a family and once you figure out the location, it is fine...not too far to walk to train ( we did not take the bus). The kitchen was full of extras - sugar, coffee, rice, soy - so we did not have to buy things we would only use a little. Close grocery - good heat - lovely upstairs sitting area. The stairs are old and steep, though, and might be difficult for some. We enjoyed our stay greatly.”

Isabel P.
Nov 2017

Sí, quizás, debido a la dificultad con el idioma local y, dado, que allí se habla poco inglés u otro idioma europeo, pediría más indicaciones sobre las localizaciones y el transporte. Por lo demás, la experiencia ha sido muy grata y espero repetirla. Un saludo a Clément. Isabel

Oct 2017

Séjour très agréable dans un quartier calme, proche du chemin des philosophes, avec une maison bien équipée et bien agencée.

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house Munetada

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(Additional guest $18 per night)

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