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Kyoto, Japan modern apartments centrally located in historic Gion

Curtis Hawes

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, Japanese
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Curtis Hawes

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Japanese
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Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2015
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Kyoto, Japan modern apartments centrally located in historic Gion

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Kyoto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 2-3

The Gion Apartments are six vacation rental apartments in a modern apartment complex, designed for extended stays of 7 nights or more. This accommodation is modern and basic, yet perfectly comfortable and well-located in the center of Kyoto in the prime location of Gion.

Provided for your comfort are two twin beds, with an additional single futon available upon request. In addition there is a sofa with coffee table, small dining table w/chairs, fully equipped kitchen, and washer / dryer. Also there is a television as well as Wifi Internet connection. Bicycle rental available on request.

Furniture, bedroom, kitchen and bath accessories are from Muji, the Japanese purveyor of basic yet contemporary household furnishings.

Gion is the historic geisha quarters in the center of Kyoto. This is a perfect launching point for tourists, with easy access by walking or public transportation, to the many sightseeing spots of Kyoto.

Winner of 'Certificate of Excellence 2014''

About Historic Gion: The Gion Apartments are located in the Gion district, one of the most historic areas of Kyoto. Gion is an atmospheric area full of old wooden houses, restaurants, and traditional shops. It's one of the few places in all of Japan where you can still easily see geisha on the street. There are many narrow side-streets throughout the area, with plenty of places to explore. Finding food is not a problem, since many restaurants and noodle shops are to be found nearby. In addition, several supermarkets and convenience stores are withing walking distance.

Access to sights and transportation: 8 minute taxi ride / 15 minute bus ride to Kyoto Station

5 minute walk to Keihan Gojo train station

5 minute walk to Kamo River

10 minute walk to Hanamikoji Street, the main street of Gion

15 minute walk to Shijo/Kawaramachi, the heart of the downtown shopping district

15 minute walk to Kiyomizu Temple, Kenninji Temple,

Numerous convenience stores, restaurants and cafes, bank, post office etc. in the immediate neighborhood.

Bus stops located nearby.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Curtis Hawes (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 78 traveler reviews

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Kyoto, Japan modern apartments centrally located in historic Gion
average rating of 4.717949 based on 78 reviews
5

highly recommending

  • 5 of 5

Great communication pre-vacation about what is available when arriving. I found this apartment to be very clean, extremely roomie, complete with great appliances (refrigerator, stove, washer dryer, and WI-Fi). I was extremely impressed and am hoping to visit and stay there again...

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Very convenient apartment in nice neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

Description and pictures are very accurate. The apartment is super clean and well maintained, as if everything is brand new. The kitchen is very practical and is well equipped. The location of the apartment is excellent, within walking distance of restaurants. The building itself is very quiet as is the street. Bus (also to the main temples), train and taxis are available within a short radius of the apartment. There are supermarkets near by, post office and it is a short walk to the main shopping streets. The neighbourhood is one of the nicest in Kyoto, with quaint low roofed houses, and the streets are dotted with small shops and casual restaurants. The owner is prompt in answering any question that you might have. We did not use the bikes because the weather was a bit chilly but they looked good quality and also well maintained. Definitely would try them out in warmer weather. We would certainly recommend this place to friends and relatives (which I already did actually).

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Bracciano, Italy
4

Nice place in a typical area

  • 4 of 5

Quiet house, smartly arranged.

A few steps from the main streets of Gion.

200 meters from the tube.

Perfect to visit Kyoto and the surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

An excellent choice. Great apt. and location

  • 5 of 5

Great location near Kamo River, Gojo Dori (street) good public transportation and easy hailing of taxis. Quiet street and quiet building with excellent security. Owner has put great thought into the design and furnishing of this apt. Small but really well deigned. Nice patio if weather permits. The owner and local management co. are very quick to answer any questions. The unit has good wireless access but the cellular telephone service is weak (better near main street). 7-11 Store on Gojo street, is open 24 hrs. and has all you will need for food supplies. (7-11) in Japan is totally different from convenience stores in the US) they are top notch in ready made foods, desserts, yogurt etc. It is more like a little food store with other drug store items, paper goods etc. Chinese ramen/fried rice/gyoza shop is 2 doors close. We stumbled into 2 Geiko (in full regalia with aprons and bib to protect their extremely expensive kimonos) having a meal before they went to work! What an experience since they are hard to see.

We have rented apts. in many places in the world and this was absolutely a first-rate experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Apartment Stay: Accessible, Convenient

  • 5 of 5

It was a fantastic apartment to base our exploration of Kyoto. Just outside of the busy central area, while accessible on foot (18 min walk). Or one stop by train from Kyoto Station. All the key temple and garden attractions are within mins by trains or on foot (highly recommended). Kiyomizu Gojo station is 3 mins walk away. From the station to the Kiyomizu-dera temple complex, you'd have to walk past the road the Gion Apartment is on. The street is off-the main thoroughfares, assuring of peaceful quiet nights.

The Gion Shopping district is 10-mins walk from the apartment. The pubbing and restaurant district is where the Gion is too. Amenities are facilities (drugstore, 7-Eleven, Lawson, Subway and eateries are around the corner.

Great for couples and families.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent six night in this marvelous apartment. The booking process was friendly and efficient with Curtis (the owner) taking the trouble to follow up when he sensed (correctly) that one of my emails to him and gone astray.

The apartment was exactly as described, fully self contained and quite generous in size by Japanese standards. Everything was immaculately clean and the beds very comfortable. The check in and check out process was flawless.

Location to local restaurants, shops and many of the main attractions of Kyoto could not have been better. Walking from the apartment in the evening to restaurants and to the historic areas of Kyoto was a particular pleasure.

We have already recommended the apartment to several of our friends and would not hesitate to stay there again should we return to Kyoto.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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Other Activities: Walking distance to Kiyomizu Temple, Maruyama Park, Kamo River, downtown shopping district, near good public transportation

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Rates & Availability

From $735 Per week

Kyoto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are based in Japanese Yen as follows. (US$ rates are for reference only)
¥12,000/nt. low season (December to February, June to August)
¥16,000/nt. high season (other months)
Peak surcharge ¥3,000/nt. applies to these periods: April 1 to 15, July 10 to 20, December 25 to January 5
Rate is for two persons. 3rd person can stay for additional ¥2000 per night
**Minimum stay 7 nights
Payment in Japanese Yen only. US$ rates for reference only.
Payment by Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Paypal, or wire transfer.
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Amenities

Kyoto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Please note that units are all the same size, with two slightly different floorplans (refer to photos.) Room types are assigned by availability and cannot be requested.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes:
Rental bicycles available by request.

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