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Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy

245 Nishiwakamatsucho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8334 Kyoto Prefecture
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#271 of 978 Speciality lodging in Kyoto
IVY uses "1K" which was mainstream around 1985-1995. . The rental property specifications reflect that era. "1K", which can be said to be the product of the bubble period, is the first single type in Japan with a private toilet and shower in the private room! There was no washing machine in 1K at this time, and it was common sense to use a coin laundry for washing alone. In the bubble period, land in Tokyo Ginza with an area of ​​one cigarette box was 100 million yen. It was an era when land prices were the highest in the world. Rents for rent are also expensive, and in order to reduce rent, all equipment must be installed efficiently in a small space. It was a dream property for young people at a time when they had to live alone in the city to go to a good university or a good company. Here, unlike accommodation for sightseeing, it is a residence where old Japanese lived normally. It is a valuable space where you can shop, eat, and simulate living in Kyoto. It is a small Japanese size, but please enjoy it as a valuable experience.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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Customer86 wrote a review Sep 2017
Lugano, Switzerland85 contributions52 helpful votes
The communication was very easy and they gave us all instruction to reach the apartment fast from the station (only 15 minutes). The apartments are clean and have all what you need. We had a very good experience
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EuniceTen wrote a review Apr 2016
58 contributions41 helpful votes
Early April is peak Sakura viewing period in Kyoto and accomodation was very expensive. We were happy to pay less than A$100/night, plus 100¥/night bicycle rental. It's centrally located, very clean and quiet. Staff was responsive and helpful even though they are not onsite. Check in/out was easy. Washing machines, driers on roof top.
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Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Alyssa N wrote a review Apr 2016
Penang Island, Malaysia116 contributions95 helpful votes
It was not easy to locate this apartment at first but with exploration and few questions, we finally got there. It turns out to be right beside Nishi Hongaji Temple. If you are walking from Kyoto station (yes, you can walk from there!), you have to walk towards Shiokoji Dori towards the temple's direction. Take the right at the main cross road traffic light intersection and walk straight. You will see a big arch leading to the temple but keep going until you see Lawsons. Take the right just before Lawsons and the apartment is on the left. The tricky bit is getting to the telephone at the top floor of the apartment. The staircase is really narrow so be careful when bringing your luggages upstairs. It is always good to wait first at the ground floor and one of you go up to use the telephone to contact the apartment's staffs. The top floor is where the laundry room is. You will then be guided to your apartment numbers (which is unlocked) and another staff will drop by the apartment to pass you the keys and let you sign a tenancy agreement for the rental. Be mindful about your rubbish and waste as Kyoto city has a strict rule in rubbish distribution and management. So, do divide your rubbish accordingly to plastics, paper, bottles and cans and other waste. The apartment, especially the bathroom/toilet is really small so it will be a bit of restriction in movement for bigger built and taller persons. But the mini kitchen is well equipped with a stove, kettle, toaster oven, cutleries, plates, bowls and cups. The double bed is just nice for 2 persons. The temple is underrated and not popularly shared by other visitors, but to me, it is definitely worth a visit and it is free entry! You can even take the bus no. 28 just outside of the temple to go to Arashimaya. Likewise, you can also take the same bus from Kyoto Station to this apartment. It stops right outside of Lawson from the opposite direction. Oh, it has cable internet and no wifi. Best to get a pocket wifi or internet simcard.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for lower floors as there is no lift in the building.
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Henry_Boot_India wrote a review May 2015
Mumbai, India85 contributions45 helpful votes
20/4/2015 to 27/4/2015 Nice little apartment with tiny modular bathroom with bath and hot water, a/c, large fridge, single hob gas cooker, microwave, grill, rice cooker, kettle, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, iron, TV (no English channels), table and two chairs, clothes rail and cupboards. Could have done with a bit more room for preparing food. Wired internet cable supplied for connecting a laptop but you will have to bring your own wifi box to connect tablets and phones. Very well located for bus stop and a small supermarket. Highly Recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
KateJS wrote a review Apr 2015
Asia641 contributions96 helpful votes
If you are on a tight budget, this is the place to come. Convenient location close to Nishihonganji temple (15 min walk or bus 9, 28 or 75 from railway station, or taxi about ¥650). Twin room was small but OK for a week. Not plush, and the corridor looks as though it belongs in a prison, but the room itself was reasonably clean and fine for the price. I've marked it only as average because I'm comparing it to a similar kind of place we stayed in Tokyo, and this was not as well thought out. In particular:- nowhere to drain dishes (owners - fix a draining basket above the sink, under the cupboard), and the sink is way to large leaving no room to put anything down next to the gas ring (resulting in a badly burned hand). Pillows lumpy and thin and beds very low - not a good place for anyone with a mobility impairment. Stairs very steep and narrow - large luggage not worn on your back would be a struggle (don't bother dragging it beyond the 1st floor until you know where your room is). Towels are not supplied, only a bath mat. Wired internet - you need a pocket router. But all that said, I'd still stay there again. Get bus day passes and route map from Lawson in the same block. For a cheap and decent sized supermarket try Super-matsumoto near Tanbaguchi station.
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Date of stay: April 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$24 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiKyoto PrefectureKyotoShimogyo-ku
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Frequently Asked Questions about Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy
Which popular attractions are close to Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy?
Nearby attractions include Nishi Honganji (0.2 km), Nishihonganji Karamon Gate (0.2 km), and Ryukoku Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and bicycle rental.
Which room amenities are available at Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ginjoramenkubota, Tankuma Kitamise Kyoto Tokyu Hotel, and Kyo Yasai Ryori Seppoorai Kyoto Station.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Daily Apartment House Gojyo Ivy?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (3.3 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.9 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.7 km).