KYOTO MODERN MACHIYA-STYLE HOUSE IN GION-KIYOMIZU

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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
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Our visit to Kyoto was very successful in every sense, we enjoyed it so much. Much of it was due to your nice house in which we lived for two weeks and felt there like home. We loved the neighborhood and on our last Friday in Kyoto had a long walk through the little alleys of the area. We just loved it and decided that this was the most beautiful area in Kyoto...."
Nov 2010
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Bedrooms 2
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5
based on 45 traveler reviews

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Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
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Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
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Kyoto Japan
5

Wonderful stay at Kiyomizu house

  • 5 of 5
Staying at the Kiyomizu house was a wonderful experience for us. Acco was very helpful and a great resource of local information. The location was very convenient to buses, groceries, shopping, the Gion district, temples, yet so very quiet. The house was air-conditioned which was great to return to after a day of sighseeing in the humid summer heat. The house was small but quite adequate for the four adults in our party. We We really loved the tatami room, the large table and chairs, and the kitchen had all that we needed for cooking, though we ate out mostly. We highly recommend the house and would gladly return if the opportunity arises in the future!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169453vb
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We found this property on-line and the photos and descriptions were very accurate. The Machiya met all of our needs. It was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed to feel at home, even fresh flowers! The kitchen was well-stocked with cookware and dishes, there were plenty of towels and bedding and even a washer/dryer. We especially appreciated the quiet location that was easily accessible to the taxi, bus, train station, grocery stores, restaurants and shops. It was the perfect home base for our sightseeing without needing a car. Acco-san was the perfect hostess. She even provided us with some delicious cookies for our train ride back to Tokyo. Thank you Acco-san for a most memorable time in Japan. We will definitely be back and have already recommended you to friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169453vb
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
Australia
5

Live like a local

  • 5 of 5
Acco's impeccable taste is a delightful welcome through the Kiyomizu house, from traditional balcony Japanese garden to the fresh simple ikebana flowers. Our family enjoyed a week here to relax recuperate and absorb Japan. The facilities are fantastic, location THE BEST! Less than 2km scenic walk to downtown Gion, take the early morning solitary stroll through Kiyomizu temple, the monks pray and chant at 7am at the waterfall. It feels like your own. Excellent accommodation in Japan. Authentic experience. Highly recommend. We will be back to stay. Thank you Acco.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169453vb
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
5

A world away!

  • 5 of 5
Kiyomizu House was a perfect place to stay in Kyoto for our holiday. We wanted to stay in somewhere a little more authentic to a hotel to best experience our stay in Japan. It had all of the appliances that made our stay comfortable, with all of the trimmings and charm of a genuine Japanese house.
The location is a perfect base for exploring the sights of Kyoto and we loved being able to explore the surroundings of where we were staying. My favourite part of the trip was dressing up as a maiko in Gion which was a short walk away from Kiyomizu house.
Acco, the owner met with use to show us the location, made us feel welcome and made sure we were comfortable our whole stay. I can't wait to come back again!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kyoto Modern Machiya-Style House in Gion-Kiyomizu
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+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
5

Fantastic! All our needs were met

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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/p169453vb
+81-75-708-2708
Kyoto Japan
5

Such a beautifull, cosy place!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Entrance to Kiyomizu Temple is 5 minutes on foot.

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Availability & Rates

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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

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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