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Living like a local

Mar 26. 2019
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By The Nation

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Leading Japanese lingerie brand Wacoal Corp moves into the hospitality business by turning a traditional Kyoto-style townhouse into the Kyo no Ondokoro Fuyacho-Nijo private villa that is scheduled to open this Saturday (March 30).

Situated to the south of Kyoto Imperial Palace, this is its fourth property and can accommodate up to eight guests. Aiming to maintain the beautiful Kyoto-style traditional houses, the Kyo no Ondokoro project offers unique accommodation, where travellers can stay and live like locals.

Occupying more than 180 square meters, it is a mixture of traditional Japanese design and modern art, boasting a living room that is used for performing a tea ceremony, a bathroom complete with Shigaraki-ware bathtub and a kitchen equipped with all kinds of kitchen appliances and tables so that guests can prepare their own meal. The villa also had Wi-Fi, washing machines with dryers and irons, making it a perfect choice for a long stay.

The room rates range from 50,000 (Bt14,500) to 100,000 yen per building. Other services include a left luggage area and a concierge corner to provide information on tourist attractions. 

Find out more at www.Kyo-Ondokoro.kyoto/en/


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