KYOTO MODERN MACHIYA-STYLE HOUSE IN GION-KIYOMIZU

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Bedrooms 2
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KYOTO MODERN MACHIYA-STYLE HOUSE IN GION-KIYOMIZU

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Located on a quiet lane leading up to the Chawan-zaka approach to Kiyomizu Temple (an UNESCO World Heritage site) and just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the busy souvenir shops and restaurants lining Ninnen-zaka and Sannen-zaka below the temple’s main gates, this modern machiya-style house was completely reformed and refurbished in 2007 and is maintained and managed by the proprietors of the Kaguraya Bed and Breakfast (recommended in the Lonely Planet Japan Guide).

The interior offers a harmonious combination of Japanese design and beautiful antiques with modern features such as hardwood floors and Iranian gabeh carpets. Downstairs, there is a full modern kitchen adjacent to a dining area with a traditional Japanese mizuya cupboard. The dining area opens out on to a deck beneath which flows a small stream from the temple. There is a western-style toilet and a full Japanese-style bathroom (complete with the book “How to Take a Japanese Bath”) downstairs. The two bedrooms are upstairs. The large, high ceiling-ed Japanese-style tatami mat bedroom sleeps up to 3 people in single or double futons. This room has a 32' flat screen TV and DVD player. Across the hall, the Western bedroom has a queen-sized futon bed.

The neighborhood in the Higashiyama district in which the house is located has been catering to tourists and pilgrims for centuries. Kiyomizu Temple is an especially popular destination for viewing the cherry blossoms and the autumn colors. Visit the numerous shops selling traditional Kiyomizu-yaki pottery as you wander the steep and ancient back lanes paved with stone north to Yasaka Shrine (10 minutes), or Hanamikoji Street (15 minutes), the center of the Gion, where the geisha ply their trade. From Kyoto Station, it’s 15 minutes by bus to the Gojo-zaka bus stop, a short walk from the house. There are also 2 bicycles available for guest use. Our modern machiya-style house in Gion-Kiyomizu is perfectly located for enjoying the best the ancient city of Kyoto has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169453vbi
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
5

Fantastic! All our needs were met

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My husband, two teen-aged daughters and myself thoroughly enjoyed the lovely comforts of this ideally located and reasonably priced machiya, for 8 nights. We couldn't have asked for anything more! This was our first trip to Japan/Kyoto and everything about Kyoto, Nara and Uji formed deep impressions on us. Thank you Acco and perhaps our paths will cross again.
P.S. Climb down the stairs like you would climb down a ladder.... it is much easier, especially on the knees.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169453vbi
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
5

Such a beautifull, cosy place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I stayed 2 nights in this wonderfull house and I enjoyed every minute. It is not only beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need for a stay, but also in a very nice and quiet part of the city.
I will definitely come back for a longer stay with my husband!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169453vbi
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
Toyohashi, Japan
5

Truly an amazing home away from home!! :D

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We rented the house for Christmas and the Kiyomizu house was a beautiful, cozy home away from home!! I have toured Kyoto several times and this was above and beyond a better way to experience the city than staying in a hotel or hostel; and the price is so reasonable!! Acco was such an amazing host, explaining how all the heaters and amenities in the house work and showing us several maps of local places to eat or see. (Although, please head to the central hub of the city which has lots of shopping and restaurants and NOT back towards the station like we did, literally NOTHING on the way)

Acco showed us where the local market was and we managed to order a nice roast chicken and make a wonderful Christmas dinner that we greatly enjoyed. The house had plenty of plat-ware and silverware, pots and pans and cooking utensils, even for us 5 big eaters! Acco even brought us a new microwave soon after we requested one. (thank you again!!) After dinner, we enjoyed watching movies on the big TV (some movies provided but you can bring your own DVDs :)) that's in the tatami room, which also has a heated carpet! The bath was also wonderfully hot and clean, and a great end to the few days we had in the cold winter rain. (big fluffy towels provided!)

The house is literally just off the street that leads to Kiyomizu dera, and only a 2 minute walk to Gojozaka bus stop for 4 of the major buses (100, 202, 206, 207) which tour around the city and also go to Kyoto station.

The only thing I would say is that the stairs are a bit steep and narrow and a caution to tall people! We had two people around 6" (180cm) and they hit their heads on the door frames several times, but that is a danger in any Japanese house!

The house is so tastefully decorated and everything is clean and beautiful! I have already recommended the house to at least 5-10 friends. I can't wait to stay again! STAY STAY STAY!
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169453vbi
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
5

Charming, cosy,comfortable house in a quiet lane with leafy outlook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We all loved the charm of this machiya style house. The heaters were super quick to take the chill off the house-it was four degrees when we were there. My husband stated the most comfortable bed yet. The western bedroom is surprisingly large/long for a Japanese bedroom, and has full length windows at the end overlooking a little canal/creek with concrete sides with the trees on the other side -a lovely open aspect. My only difficulty was with drying our towels -4 large fluffy towels take a lot of drying when it's cold - maybe a large heated towel rail for winter would help.- but a minor thing.
Taxi rank and buses at the end of the street.There were 4 of us so cabs often more convenient and relatively cheap ($8-$10) to the centre of the city.Have previously enjoyed the Kyoto Handicraft Centre to the north, but this time went to Fureaikan, the Kyoto Museum of traditional crafts, a fantastic,free display in the basement of the Kyoto International Exhibition Hall, just south of the Heian Shrine. The interpretations in English were short and thorough, there were 2 craftspeople working the day we were there, and a lot is for sale. They also do classes - painting cloth etc.
We have stayed in Kyoto 5 times and would highly recommend this machiya to anyone who can cope with steep traditional type internal stairs. It is the lightest house we have stayed in - and it was grey and cool outside.Comfortable and lovely to be in. Thank you Acco
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169453vbi
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
5

What a Relaxing Stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My family recently had the pleasure of staying at Acco's delightful Kiyomizu House for a week. It was the perfect place for our group, including a 10-year old and a 76-year old. The bedrooms were plenty spacious with comfortable beds and space heaters to keep us cozy at night. We enjoyed being able to make our own breakfasts and coffee in the morning. There's a nice grocery store within walking distance, as well as bus stops and the taxi stand. My mom had been worried about the stairs in the apartment, but they have a sturdy handrail and she had no problem. We appreciated the quiet location and liked being able to walk to Kiyomizu-dera for the evening illumination while we were visiting.

Acco was such a great help. In addition to meeting us at the taxi stand when we arrived, she also helped us with figuring out transportation plans from Osaka for my mom when her flight was delayed overnight. Thank you for your kindness.

We would happily stay at Kiyomizu House on a future trip!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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Entrance to Kiyomizu Temple is 5 minutes on foot.

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Availability & Rates

Kyoto House Rental Rates

Notes

  • ¥16,000/nt
  • Japanese Yen
  • Basic Rate: 16,000 JPY/night for 2 persons.
  • Add 2,000 JPY per night for each additional guest. Max. 4 adults.
  • Payment in Japanese Yen by Visa, Mastercard, Paypal.
  • Lower weekly rates negotiable for longer stays during some seasons.

Amenities

Kyoto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) in addition to several futon in the tatami room there's a queen size tatami bed in the western bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping

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