This apartment is not the accommodations like as hotels and guest house, but a short-term lease apartment .
It is in the calm residential area in the northern part of Kyoto. The rooms is a complete private room, you do not have to worry to be bothered by other people. It is good for long-term stay.
The apt is about 12 square meters(include room, kitchenette and bathroom), it is a small studio room size, single person usually live in. But the stay by the couple is possible in short term.
You can use a kitchenette,a bathroom(shower&toilet), a refrigerator, a microwave.
Air conditioning is equipped.
A washing machine is in the common space. You can use it free of charge.
This room doesn't have bicycles. If you want, please rent it from the shop. And there are no wifi in this room. If you need, please bring your own. But you can use free wifi at some bus stops near my flat. (I have other listings which have bikes and wifi).
Interaction with guests
When you check in, I or my staff can go to the bus stop(OmiyaTajiricho or OmiyaDaimoncho) to see you on foot. If you want, we can guide around my house at this time.
As I don't live here, I seldom have the chance to talk with my guests. However guests can easily contact me via email.
I like to go for a walk and to go to supper with the guests. But I don't invite the guest from me. So if you want, please invite me. But let's split the bill please!
Other things to note
Please tell me what time you arrive at my apartment no later than 3 days before your arrival. (I understand nobody knows how long it takes by immigration,bus,taxi and so on. So you can reschedule. But you had better contact me as soon as possible. Because if I have business another place, I may not be able to go to my apartment immediately.)
You can check-in in the morning, if the room is vacant in the morning. However, please ask in advance. If I have a business, it is impossible. If there are guests in the morning, you can check-in after 4 pm. If you really want to check-in in the morning, please book one more day.
The hot water supply device of this room is old. When it breaks down, please go to the public bath as repairing of it may take time.
Please no smoking.
Please be quiet after 10:00 p.m.
Please do not hold a party
Please keep clean in the room and outside.
I like cycling and riding motorbike. I had traveled not only in Kyoto, Osaka and Lake Biwa but also had gone to the Sea of Japan and the mountains of Shinshu by bicycle.
When I was a university student, I traveled to various parts of the world, Europe, North America, India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia,Singapore,China,Taiwan and so on. while traveling, I stayed at youth hostels, guest houses and inexpensive hotels etc.
I have good memories to have stayed at the student residence of university in Paris, in Vienna and in Chicago etc, flats and share houses in London, and ordinary private houses in Budapest.
My apartment don't have good service as five star hotels, however I definitely feel more comfortable than any rooms at youth hostels and student dormitories.
I am a lecturer of philosophy at a medical technical school while as the owner of my apartments. I can't provide accommodation as good as five star hotels, but I'd like to offer reasonable and inexpensive self-catering accommodation which is popular with independent travelers and the people who wants to spend time slowly in the ancient city of Kyoto and who like stroll and cycling.
My school where I teach is in Nara and my school where I studied in graduate school is in Osaka, therefore I often go to Nara or Osaka.I have information about not only Kyoto but also Nara and Osaka.
I was a travel adviser in Osaka Youth Hostel Association when I was a graduate that time there was an office Of OYHA in Namba, so I walked round Namba and Nipponbashi. I went to Osaka from Kyoto by bicycle many times in those days.
Although I was born in Kyoto and grown up in Kyoto, I seldom know about tourist areas. However I can talk about ordinary life in Kyoto. If you want to know something interesting in Kyoto, please ask me something like to be about the cat of the back alley, but this is a metaphor.
I took a trip to all parts of Japan(47 prefectures) in order to collect postmarks, visited over 1000 post offices. I stopped collecting postmarks, but I can answer about the railway travel and bus trip in Japan.
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