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The Cocoon Room by night.The dining area. Note the handmade doors. Everything in the space has been carefully designed.
The Cocoon Room (Downtown Kyoto)
The Cocoon Room (Downtown Kyoto)
5 vierasta
2 vuodetta
1 kylpyhuone
5 vierasta
2 vuodetta
1 kylpyhuone
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A romantic getaway in the heart of Kyoto, The Cocoon Room is the dream space for your dream trip to Kyoto. Set on a quiet street in Downtown, it's a perfectly comfortable backdrop for you to unwind after a day's sightseeing.


Considering an extraordinary space for your visit to Kyoto? The Cocoon Room is as cozy a room as you're likely to find in the city. After a day of wandering, there's nothing like coming back to a place resplendent in comfort and tranquility. Its unique layout designed by a local Kyotoite, The Cocoon Room is emblematic of a designer's renaissance, in which classic materials blend together beautifully with atmospheric imagination.

The Cocoon Room is in an old neighborhood noted for its evocative architecture. It is not uncommon to see women passing in colorful kimono and hear monks wandering the streets chanting their blessings. The subway, as well as convenience stores and a supermarket, is less than five minutes' walk. Nijo Castle, The Imperial Park, the Manga Museum, Sanjo-Dori (the Downtown shopping district), and dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bars are within an easy ten minute stroll (to which I can provide an online resource guide and map with gourmet suggestions), and the beautiful Kamo River and Higashiyama (East Kyoto), with its many temples, is a quick twenty-minute bicycle ride away, or if you prefer, a scenic walk. Buses to go around the city are conveniently boarded just a few blocks away at the Imperial Palace and Nijo-Castle. While enjoying the space's tranquility, it's nearly as central as a visitor to Kyoto can be.

One of the great pleasures of visiting Kyoto is dining out. But as it can be intimidating finding the right place to eat and drink, I have prepared a detailed online guide available only to my guests with map links for finding the place you want to go to. This is easy because all guests receive POCKET WIFI to help them find their way around the city.

An intimate space, The Cocoon Room is ideal for couples, but can accommodate families as well (the children sleeping either with the parents or on the couch, which folds out.) Travel buddies can also enjoy the room, as the beds can be separated.

Tea and coffee are provided. And there is a stereo unit for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. The room has an air conditioning unit and fan for the Japanese summer and a strong heating system for the Japanese winter.

If you are still not sure about whether to book the space, do read some of my 300+ reviews. The Cocoon Room has been hosting people from around the world for more than four years. Not only is it a popular choice, but many guests have really had an extraordinary stay.

I look forward to meeting you.

*** If the Cocoon Room is booked, please see if my other space, The Moon Room. It has a designer's aesthetic as well. It's linked on my profile if you click on my picture. Or if The Cocoon Room is booked for part of your stay and The Moon Room is available, why not stay in both? They are upstairs/downstairs from each other and so quite convenient to change rooms.***

Vieraan pääsy

The Cocoon Room is entirely self-contained with everything you need. I live upstairs in the same building and am usually available if anything is needed.

Vuorovaikutus vieraiden kanssa

Generally I greet and say farewell to guests if I am in town and not busy with work. Otherwise, as the room is a self-contained unit, I don't usually see you, save coincidental encounters in the street.

Muita huomioonotettavia seikkoja

Regarding the *flexible* option for checkin, checkout is 11am so if the room is occupied the day of your arrival, I do requests guests not to arrive before 11:30. Generally, the room can be ready by 1pm, but if you do arrive earlier and want to at least drop off your bags and grab the key and pocket wifi, that is possible. If no one is in the room the day you arrive and you arrive in the morning, then you can check in as early as you like!

Langaton internet
Makuuhuone 1
2 yhden hengen vuodetta, 1 vuodesohva
Talon säännöt
Tupakointi kielletty
Ei sovi lemmikkieläimille
Ei juhlia eikä tapahtumia
Sisäänkirjautumisaika on joustava
Uloskirjautuminen 11:00 mennessä
Itsepalvelusisäänkirjautumisen vaihtoehdot: lockbox

I will provide detailed instructions for you so that you know exactly how everything works.

Smoking is fine outside of course.

Because electricity is very expensive, please turn off all lights and especially the air conditioning and heater when leaving the apartment.


317 arvostelua

Henkilön Ccm käyttäjäprofiili
joulukuuta 2015
It's really a special experience when my girlfriend and I stay in C room. Everything in the room is beautiful and comfortable for us. We have a great trip with C room in Kyoto!

Henkilön Sunny käyttäjäprofiili
joulukuuta 2017
Place is clean and artfully decorated. Roomy enough for a group of four, the cocoon is situated near the heart of Kyoto, only a few subway stations away from the main city station.

Henkilön Kelly käyttäjäprofiili
joulukuuta 2017
The room is located in a convenient and quite neighborhood, just five minutes to the subway. You can easily go to any places, the temples and shopping center. The room is quite spacious and equipped with everything needed. Sean is very helpful. Will definitely book this room again.

Henkilön Karina käyttäjäprofiili
joulukuuta 2017
The Cocoon Room was a great place to stay. The room was spacious, the beds were comfortable, and it was handy having the little kitchen. Wifi worked well, and having the pocket wifi available to take out and about was very convenient. Sean was always very responsive and quick to communicate with any questions we had. Would definitely stay here again.

Henkilön W käyttäjäprofiili
marraskuuta 2017

Henkilön Eva käyttäjäprofiili
marraskuuta 2017
Sean was very responsive and very helpful during our stay. Sean kindly accepted delivery of our luggage before we arrived and his personal Kyoto guide was excellent. His wifes soba restaurant is a must!!!

Henkilön Ahmad käyttäjäprofiili
marraskuuta 2017
A lovely apartment with a perfect location. The room is just as charming as the city. Close to everything; you can walk or bike anywhere, or use one or two metro stations and bus stops near by. Sean was extremely welcoming and helpful. His guide is a must read before planning your trip. The recommendations are all spot on.

Kioto, JapaniJäsen kesäkuu 2013 alkaen
Henkilön Sean käyttäjäprofiili
Hi there. My name is Sean and I'm a native of Los Angeles, California. As of autumn, 2017, I have been in Kyoto more than six years and have been running my two popular design spaces, The Cocoon Room and the Moon Room, for about four years. I'm always happy to meet fellow travele…
Kielet: English, 日本語
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