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We've been there for a couple of nights. First we had some doubts concerning the location and how transportation could help us in our journey. Let me tell you, it is the best location if you want to visit the real heart of Kyoto. I'm...More
We stayed there for 4 nights. I wasn't quite sure about this type of accommodation at first but we couldn't find anything else. So we didn't have any expectation going there.
Our host, Divyam, made sure that our taxi driver knew how to get to...More
We stayed here for 3 nights in winter in Kyoto. It was a very pleasant stay. Divyam has plenty of tips on what to do and what to see - he always asks you what you want to do and gives his recommendations. The house...More
Straight off the airplane, and Shinkansen to Kyoto then made it to the phone box Divyam told us to call from. Made the call, "I'll be with you in 30 seconds". Less than 30 seconds later we were saying hello to Divyam for the first...More
We stayed with the family at Divyam and Yasuko the first week of May 2014. There are tow rooms, both of them are very quiet. Some of the guests complain about privacy: these houses are not the typical US place with sound proof walls!
Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Centre
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.