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room "Asuka" in Guesthouse Kotone
Hosted by Shingo
Shingo is the host.Shingo is a superhost.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
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The space

we are offering room "Asuka" in our beautiful restored traditional Japanese manor house.
Sleeping on Tatami straw mats and Futons experience the feel of traditional Japan.
The house is over one hundred years old and was until 2012 run as a guesthouse called Yougendo.
Shingo the manager ran yougendo until the former owners decided to return to the U.K. at which point he bought it and renamed it guesthouse Kotone.
the house is split into two parts the main house and the accommodation wing the main house contains the living areas of the house so the living room, fully equipped kitchen, the second living room with tourist information, computer and book loan library and the formal Tatami rooms with the painted shoji sliding screens.
the accommodation wing holds the sleeping areas of the house
which consists of four rooms please try and keep the noise down in the part of the house as someone may be sleeping
please bear in mind all bathroom and toilet facilities are shared

the house is a 5 minute walk from a major J.R. station as well as two Kintetsu stations and a bus station (you can even get to Tokyo by bus from here is you can endure 8 hours on a bus)

the house has many shops and restaurants close to it including a 24hour supermarket within the station
the house is close to both Nara and Osaka and you can get to either in about 20mins or 4 stops on the train.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $45 NZD / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

there are no shoes in side the house (slippers are provided for guests to use)
There is no smoking inside on the buildings of the property however smoking is allowed in the garden and patio areas
please keep the noise down in the garden areas of a night as we do have neighbors
please keep the noise down when leaving or entering the house late at night or early in the morning to keep from disturbing the neighbors


1 night minimum stay

294 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
August 2017
It's in a small town called Oji which is 3 stops/20min by JR from Nara. Authentic traditional Japanese style. Just next to the JR station. Shingo is very responsive and helpful. Worth the price.

Chow Lam User Profile
August 2017
the host is cool and nice, the house is awesome with quiet environment and the furnitures there are perfect classical. Close to supermarkets and station, nice experience there!

An Chor User Profile
June 2017
My parent got lost at the first night checking in, thank for waiting them and sorry for the late. I hope their apologies would make you understand them more and forgive the mistake. Thanks for the consideration. They said the place was so nice,so as the environment and the service.

Manro User Profile
June 2017
Nice host! The host can speak English and the house it's beautiful near the JR station. But maybe the house it's too old and there always have ambulances voice during midnight I can't sleep well. Anyway, the house it's clean and tidy.

旻娟 User Profile
June 2017
The house is very very (URL HIDDEN) is 105 years old .I am a architecture,I feel lucky to live here.

Dean User Profile
June 2017
Great place to stay for a few days and relax. Thanks for making this available at short notice. E

Paula User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful old house

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Nara, JapanJoined in February 2013
Shingo User ProfileShingo is a superhost.

My name is Shingo. I am a 34 years old Japanese man. I love traveling. and music, movie, and drinking. I am local. Please feel free ask about your travel in Japan. I will try to do my best. Thank you.

Languages: 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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