"karigane" is abusolutely beautiful house, which is renovated by traditional way. Shimo & Rika are extremely friendly and helphul. They provided us detailed information about Kyoto and the nearby. They have rental tokyobikes and we could cycle all around kyoto. it was a great experience. Thank you Shimo & Rika! we definitely stay here again!
The location is far from center, but it turned out to be really good! i love the atmosphere of the area where i can feel the life of locals, without tourists. and it was really convenient, kinkakuji golden temple is only 10minutes by bicycle.
The house was really beautiful, truly traditional. The wall with natural soil and sands, washi(Japanese paper), straw, tatami and lots of wood.
host was really nice, friendly and helpful. thank you shimo and rika, please come to finland someday!
We had a wonderful stay in Kyoto.
I stayed there with my friend.
It's located near by Daitoku shine and The Golden Pavilion.
This house was renovated by host, so interiors are new but you may feel traditional Japanese lifestyle!
You can rent a bicycle(the host have few rentacycle for you!) as we did, and your stay will be more comfortable.
Kyoto is very crowded at the best season so when you take a taxi or bus it may cost and take more time as you think.
The host will help your stay in Kyoto more comfortable and introduce lot of local places(cafe, bar, hot spring and restraint)
We had perfect stay in Kyoto and will stay here again:)
This cottage is very beautiful and uses traditional methods and materials in Japan. and The owner is also very polite and will advise on traveling.