Relax in a private holiday home in Kyoto

The luxury of hotel hospitality is one of the most blissful aspects of travel, but sometimes we all crave own private space where we can truly relax. Staying in a hand-picked holiday home gives you the best of both; top-class accommodation within easy reach of Kyoto’s sights with complete flexibility to come and go as you please, cook as and when you want and really make yourself feel at home.

What to expect in your holiday home...

Kyoto’s cultural heritage draws thousands of visitors each year to explore its temples, parks and bustling streets. Our private holiday homes are in some of the most popular areas of Japan’s historic former capital, from the poetically named and picturesque Philosopher’s Path, to the timeless labyrinth of Gion’s artistic geisha quarter.

There is something for everyone, from cosy apartments to houses with space for the whole family, and you’re never more than a short bus ride from the city’s top attractions.

You’ll be met by one of our local team (your accommodation guide and fount of knowledge on all things ‘Kyoto’) who’ll give you a 30 minute tour of your holiday home and the surrounding area. Once they’re sure you’re settled in, they’ll leave you in peace to explore, but are only a phone call away, 24/7, should you need anything.

If you’re looking for authentic Japanese style, there are homes with futon beds, soft tatami flooring, shoji screen doors and low tables for traditional dining.

In the more Western-style properties you’ll notice familiar furnishings and modern interiors, and there are always those individual touches, ornaments and artwork which give each place its distinctive character. Many properties have outdoor spaces too, perfect for sitting and sipping evening cocktails or watching the sun come up with a hot cuppa.

When you get peckish, you can head into town to sample everything from multi-course kaiseki in Gion to ultra-modern cuisine in the achingly hip cafes downtown. If you fancy a cosy night in, why not collect some inspiration and fresh ingredients from the world-famous Nishiki Market and cook up a feast in your fully equipped kitchen?

Flexibility and choice are paramount, and whichever property you choose will give you an experience which is both excellent value and tailored to your preferences. Simply close the door, open the windows and enjoy your stay at your own pace.

Location: Kyoto

Duration: from 4 days to as long as you like

Accommodation: a selection of apartments and houses for 2+ guests.

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Annie says...

'Staying in a holiday home was a great way to experience how the locals live and gave us an insight into an area that most visitors wouldn’t see.'

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