Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
The house is located in an area called "Nishijin" which is famous as one of traditional products in Kyoto, Nishijin-ori Kimono textile. The house, therefore, was used to be an atelier of Nishijin-ori, which is now the living and dining room on the ground floor. Unlike normal Japanese houses, the house offers you plenty of space. There are three rooms upstairs with a small balcony. Apart from the dining/living room, downstairs provide you with a kitchen, a bathroom, and a washing machine space plus storage. We used as much natural materials as possible to renovate the house. The wall and some parts of ceiling are painted with lime plaster, and insulating material for the wooden floor is recycled natural wool products imported from New Zealand. Those material not only control temperature and humidity inside but are non chemical materials and harmless to your body. The neighbours are all friendly and kind. They live in a very close-knit community, and helping each other that is nowadays disappearing in a centre of any city can still be seen in the neighbourhood. The access to public transport is also good. If you go to the main street (Marutamachi-dori street), buses are going to various places, including many touristic attractions. If you need train connections, you can use JR Emmachi station. Since the house is in the central part of Kyoto, bicycle ride can be probably the best way to explore around Kyoto. Downtown Kyoto (Shijo area), Imperal Park (Kyoto gyoen), Kamo-river, Nijo-jo castle, and so on are close destinations to bike. You can walk to Kitano Tenmangu shrine and Kamishichiken district where you may come across some beautiful 'geisha' ladies. There are also nice cafes and restaurants around, so when you are off from work, you can enjoy food and drinks in the good surroundings. A tip for those who would like to send children to school (from kindergarten to middle school level) during the sabbatical period, there is Kyoto International School nearby (15-20 minutes walk from the house). Since public transport is not needed to go to school, the location is ideal. Since this house is our second house in Japan, guests are kindly asked to respect the neighbours' life, to be quiet at night, and to use the house with care. No pets, no smoking, and no parties, please.
Comments: Please contact me if the length of your stay will be shorter than 2 months.
Doshisha University, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts
Comments: From December to the end of March, we add 20000JPY more to the monthly rental fee for gas and electricity bills. Thank you for your understanding.
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