2 bedrooms, 1 dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4
Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This was a perfect stay for our Kyoto experience. Loved Kyoto and Neneko House..thank you Nobu!
A very easy process and great communication from Nobu!
Beautiful, traditional-style home
This is a beautiful house in the traditional Japanese style, with modern amenities. It is close to a few bus stops, so it is easy to get out into the city. Some parts are a bit narrow; my taller family members bumped their heads a few times. The owner was prompt and helpful with communications, and met us at the property to show us the house. We only stayed for a few days, but it was very nice.
We spent 3 nights at Nobu’s home and it was fabulous. The house is on a quiet side street. There is a grocery store nearby with a lot of options. There are also several bus stops within a 2 minute walk and a subway station a little further down the road (about 8-10 minutes walk). The house itself is charming and has everything you could need. The futon beds are comfortable if a little firm, but better than most. We did a little bit of cooking (just using toaster over and microwave) and it went well. There were 3 adults in our group staying here and we loved it.
Wonderful--would definitely stay here again!
Nobu's Neneko House near the Handicraft Center was just perfect for our family of four--2 adults and 2 teenagers. Inside the house, we lacked nothing--everything was there--even a washing machine!--and all was immaculate. The AC and WiFi worked perfectly. We didn't cook, but everything was provided should you want to prepare your meals there. Everything was as described; we were impressed.
Location: great location! within walking distance of bus stops, train station, delicious restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, and famous Kyoto sites, such as the Heian shrine. Very easy to get a taxi from that location as well.
Nobu: Nobu was great! Initial email communication was flawless. He then met us at Neneko House to orient us--he was thorough and friendly and answered all of our questions. He gave us a map and pointed out key places such as grocery stores, bus stops, restaurants, etc.
In summary, we had a beautiful stay at Neneko House in Kyoto, and we would most definitely stay here again on our next visit to Kyoto. Thank you, Nobu, for your hospitality and wonderful machiya!
Enjoyable stay in Kyoto
Hi Nobuya, Really nice location and four of us stayed in your townhouse for two days. Very compact, yet we all had our space and enjoyed the conveniences. Would do it again. Thanks, Lawrence
Charming and convenient Japanese style house.
We (couple + adult son) stayed at Neneko House in Kyoto for a week in August 2012. This is a Japanese style house. There are 2 living/sleeping rooms with tatami mats and a Japanese style table, a dining room with western-style table and chairs, a narrow but well equipped kitchen, a separate bathroom and toilet and a little garden. Everything was very clean.
The house is next to the Handicraft Centre, which is a great place to buy quality souvenirs. We found the house to be very comfortable, convenient and well-equipped and Nobu was very friendly and helpful. He has spent a year in Australia so his English is good. When we first arrived, Nobu met us and asked us to complete a simple lease form then showed us where everything is – washing machine, 2 air conditioners, microwave, toaster, hotplate, electric urn, towels, TV etc. The weather was really hot so the air conditioners were very welcome! Wireless internet was available and worked perfectly every time.
He also told us how to get to the nearby bus stop. Neneko House is convenient for 2 major bus routes to the central station and many tourist sites eg Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion. Buses are 220 Y per journey and frequent. It was a short walk to some other excellent temples in the north-west of Kyoto, and the Philosopher’s Walk. As well as being close to many Buddhist temples and shrines, we found a lovely Anglican Church just down the road.
The house is on a walkway so there is no normal traffic noise and the neighbours were very quiet, but the first night we heard many emergency vehicle sirens. There is a hospital nearby so there may have been an incident somewhere, as we did not have this problem on any other night.
There are 2 supermarkets very close to Neneko House, where we were able to buy everything we needed. There are also many places to eat – Nobu provided us with a list and map of these, including the price range. The restaurants and supermarket were not expensive so we didn’t end up cooking at all (we were on holiday!) but if anyone wanted to they could. There is also a post office close by. Japanese Banks and most ATM’s do not accept foreign bank cards, but the ATM’s at Post Offices and 7 Eleven shops do.
We can thoroughly recommend Neneko House as a great place to stay in Kyoto. Thanks Nobu!
30 Seconds Walk from Kyoto Handi Craft Center.