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We're heading back to one of the Tribers favourite destinations, Japan!  Gawk at Mount Fuji after a sunrise hike, get into the Tokyo hustle bustle and dive into natural hot springs (or sushi, ramen and tempura!) 

Experience Kyoto with the Tribe

Take on Kyoto with the Tribe and discover a new side to Japan. Open your mind to the co-created community experiences, adventures, and classic WiFi Tribe moments that'll make our time here one of a kind.

1. Gawk at and climb Mount Fuji for sunrise

Take a trip to the picturesque Mount Fuji and enjoy the stunning views.

2. Explore the bustling city of Tokyo

Including sights such as the Tokyo Skytree, the Meiji Shrine, and the Tokyo Tower

3. Visit the temples and shrines in Kyoto

Such as Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Kiyomizu-dera.

4. Learn more about the Japanese cuisine

Join a sushi-making class, experience a traditional tea ceremony, or dive in ramen, tempura and teriyaki.

5.  Soak in an onsen

Take a hot springs bath, or "onsen," at one of the many natural hot springs found throughout Japan.

6. Feed Deer in Nara

Visit the historic city of Nara, home to the famous Todai-ji temple and the roaming deer park.

7. Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife

In cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, which offer a wide variety of bars, clubs, and live music venues.

8. Admire the Sakura during Cherry Blossom 

The forecast for Cherry Blossom in Kyoto is estimated to last until early April. So hopefully we'll still get a glimpse of it. 

Kyoto Unfiltered - 2023 Chapter 

Our Home in Kyoto

Kamigyo Ward

5 homes

20 members

Up to 100 mbps

Highlights

We are immersing ourselves in true Japanese culture by staying in the traditional Kamigyo Ward. This iconic neighborhood is known as much for the stunning gardens of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the weaving district with traditional wooden houses,

small taverns and soba noodle bars nearby. Fabulously connected by one of the best public transport systems in the world, we can easily access most of the city.

We'll stay across  5 homes and all of them are a 2-10min walk from each other.

Each room comes with AC. We got access to multiple kitchens, lounges, and dining rooms. Be aware that it's very common in Japan to have low tables to eat. 

You'll have the chance to have a very local experience with some rooms being typical Japanese-style split by wall dividers. You'll have the option to sleep on tatamis  - a traditional woven straw mat like the samurai in Japan use! During our last Chapter, Tribers really liked it! 

Good to Know

We are very excited to return to Japan and experience the wonderful yet different culture. Meaning: smaller homes, minimalistic decor, and shared and multifunctional spaces. This is a great Chapter for anyone who is ready to step out of their comfort zone and experience something very new. Anyone who prefers high levels of privacy or lots of personal space, in general, might struggle in this destination.

Very common in the Japanese culture is to have showers/ bathtubs separate from the toilet, which you are going to see at our homes as well.

This is a large city and the best way around is to use the great public transportation system. The train is about 15 minute walk away and the bus stop is a 3 minute walk. 

Available Upgrades

Add an upgrade to your booking request when filling out the form below.

Private room with a desk (10 upgrades available)

$350

Make Kyoto Happen

Learn more about how our MIH's work: Make It Happen!

FIRST ROUND MIH

Sep 13 - Oct 11, 2024

Member

Joining your 1st or 2nd Chapter

$3,950

Private room

$2,390

Shared room

Nomad

Joining your 3rd or 4th Chapter

$3,650

Private room

$2,190

Shared room

Citizen

Joining your 5th or 6th Chapter

$3,450

Private room

$2,090

Shared room

Veteran

Joining your 7th Chapter then for life

$3,350

Private room

$1,990

Shared room

SECOND ROUND MIH

Sep 8 - Sep 29, 2024

Member

Joining your 1st or 2nd Chapter

$3,290

Private room

$1,950

Shared room

Nomad

Joining your 3rd or 4th Chapter

$2,990

Private room

$1,750

Shared room

Citizen

Joining your 5th or 6th Chapter

$2,790

Private room

$1,650

Shared room

Veteran

Joining your 7th Chapter then for life

$2,690

Private room

$1,550

Shared room

Open to current WiFi Tribe members only.

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A few spots are set aside to build a more balanced community on the ground, with a mix of genders, nationalities, ethnicities, and member experience levels. All shared rooms are between 2 or 3 people of the same self-identified gender.

Not a Travel Program, a Community

We live, explore, and build our community together.

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Kyoto Chapter FAQs

Find all general booking FAQs here and Chapter-specific information below.

Payment & cancellation deadlines

Chapter Payments (as of April 2024):

  • Booking requests will receive a link to finalize your booking to pay the full Chapter price payment
  • The final full payment is due 12 weeks prior to the Chapter starting. (Note: this means you’ll have from the time of booking until 12 weeks out to submit the full Chapter payment)
  • If your full payment is not received 12 weeks before the Chapter start date, your deposit will be forfeited and spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist
  • Bookings made less than 12 weeks before the Chapter start date will pay the full Chapter price at booking

Cancellations (as of April 2024):

The following cancellation policy applies:

  • Once the final price and accommodation details are announced, early bookers have 7 days to confirm their booking. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking. 
  • You have a 48-hour grace period to cancel a trip booking and not forfeit your deposit. If a booking is cancelled within 48 hours, the deposit will be released for a future trip.
  • Cancelling 10+ weeks before arrival: 100% refund of the final payment. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
  • Cancelling 6-10 weeks before arrival: 50% refund of the final payment. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
  • Cancelling less than 6 weeks before arrival: No refund. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.

What classifies as a room upgrade?

We have three amenities categories we look at when selecting the upgrade rooms:

  • Functionality: desk, chair, kitchen, ensuite bathroom, privacy, AC, kitchenette or kitchen, fridge, walk-in closet or extra storage space etc.
  • How it looks: balcony, terrace, views, size of room, size of bed, windows/natural light, decor, living room or seating area, couch, coffee table, mirror etc.
  • Mixed: When possible, the room shares some of both of the above.
  • Securing the upgrade guarantees that you get the amenities you've paid for.
  • Upgrades that have not been secured will be assigned to members based on a number of different factors by the host (order of booking, circle level, etc.)
  • If all rooms have a particular amenity such as AC we do not offer upgrades for that particular

Closest airport and transportation information

Closest airport: Osaka Airport (ITM)


The address of our coliving home will be shared about 4 weeks before we arrive.

COVID related FAQs and Policies

See our COVID guidelines and procedures here.

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