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1 week rental in Kyoto (machiya / apartment)

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As we will have 6, or 7 nights in Kyoto in April 2016 I'm thinking a rental may give us a little more space and flexibility for our visit, and potentially, a cost saving too.

My requirements wishlist:

* Location as close as possible to a station, preferably in the area bounded by Shijo, Karasumaoike, Higashiyama and Gion-Shijo stations. My level of tolerance for distance from transport is probably lower than it is for many people as I have hip/ back pain so tend to hit a limit on walking-heavy days. If our residence is close to a transport hub, that's a chunk of walking shaved off the daily itinerary.

* Preferably an area that's got lots of local, inexpensive eating options, some konbini and so on. Not the big shiny modern business districts.

* Preferably a bedroom with western style beds. I can/ will do floor futons for a couple of nights at a time, but really want a bed higher off the floor for this one. Realise that rules out many of the machiya available. Would love to find a King but realise that's rare so twins would trump a standard or small double bed.

* Really want some seating that is not at floor or very low level - preferably a sofa or regular armchairs that one can relax in. We liked to return to base and chill some afternoons before heading back out for dinner.

* Basic kitchen facilities including fridge, and would love a kitchen table and chairs if at all possible. Don't plan to do any full-on cooking, but some reheating may be handy.

* If we rent a flat or house, toilet needs to be on same floor as bedroom. Bath/ shower can be on a different floor if need be. In an apartment, I'd expect it all to be together so that may favour the modern over the traditional, even though I yearn for the traditional!

* Here's the kicker, I'd really like to stick to no more than £100-150 GPB per night, that's Y20,000 to Y30,000. Yeah, I'm travelling in peak season! But if it goes much higher than that I may as well go for a hotel, even though that does mean I'd lose the kitchenette facilities.

I've looked at AirBnB and pretty much ruled it out. Anything in my budget is pretty poky / student-level in style with tiny beds or futons only... just not comparable to hotels at same price range. Anything that looks decent is waaaay overpriced (in my opinion, I do understand that it's all about supply and demand).

I checked out quite a few machiya sites and found just one or two places that fit and are available for our dates. But I'd like to look at more modern apartment options before I decide and am struggling to find any.

Dates I'm searching on are 5 April 2016 for 7 nights.

THANKS
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