THE GION HOUSE IS CENTRALLY-LOCATED IN GION

Tokuji Tanaka

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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THE GION HOUSE IS CENTRALLY-LOCATED IN GION

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House, Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

The Gion House has opened on October 2011, and a traditional Japanese ''machiya'' is located smack in the center of Gion. The Gion House was designated Gion historic district building by Kyoto City Government. The Gion House was built in 1892, and was completely restored under the supervision of Kyoto City Government, and it was stand up for historical Gion principle. It is rented an entire house. Our quests may come and go freely, using the house as their own.

The restoration was a labor of love, requiring the participation of artisans specializing in traditional carpentry Kyoto style techniques, and using natural materials in all areas both inside and out. Great efforts were made to recreate an atmosphere, which will allow guests to experience the traditional way of living.

An added modern touch for comfort is the luxurious bathing area and bathroom...where you can soak in the bathtub of pottery while gazing at ‘’Tsubo Niwa’’ garden, after a full day of sightseeing. The bathtub is from Sigaraki ware, and made by hand of traditional craftsman, who has made Shigaraki ware in front of Emperor some while. And, as room will be separated by traditional Japanese fusuma (papered sliding doors) and shoji (Japanese paper) screens with flowers beautifully arranged in along walls, you will feel a sense of warmth. Thus, the guest can experience Japanese aesthetic feeling and mystery in objects of everyday life. The house can be accommodating total maximum 4 persons, and are provided Japanese luxury style Futon on the tatami mat floors. The tatami are using un-dyed organic straw mat and authentic first grade base of tatami.

The living area is adjacent to its own small ’’ Tsubo Niwa’’ garden. There are both floor-heating system and bath-heating system, keeping the place warmer in the winter season. There is space called’’ Hiroen’’ which is located in between living room and garden. This space will give a feeling both outside and inside when the guest are sitting, and there is also designated a World Heritage Site ‘’Yakusugi’’ dining table, which is a Japanese cedar that term 'Yakusugi' refers to trees are more than 1,000 years old. It is forbid the cutting of ‘’Yakusugi’’ now. The light are bring fun to the room, antique light, special order for hand made bamboo with paper light, and traditional wire work ’’Gaishi Biki’’ on the ceiling. Wooden floor and Table were rubbed with natural 100% perilla oil which has been used by Kyoto's Machiya house.

The Gion House are just 3 minutes' walk from Hanamikoji Street, just 2 minutes’ walk from Miyagawacho, which are called ''Hanamachi'' geisha district in Kyoto, also find geishas scurrying down the alleyways on their way to work in the evenings easily.

The oldest Zen temple ‘’Kenninji Temple ‘’is a just 1 minutes walk away. Other temples are such as Kiyomizu temple, Sanjusankando temple, Tofukuji temple, Chion-in temple, numerous restaurants, and downtown shopping district located nearby, which are possible to visit from the Gion House by walk.

You’ll enjoy the luxury and authentic Japanese atmosphere of the Gion House, and spend quality time here in ’’ Machiya’’ our Gion House.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Tokuji Tanaka (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english, Japanese

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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4.8
based on 49 traveler reviews

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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
average rating of 4.836735 based on 49 reviews
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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949158
+81 0 9071 161785
Kyoto Japan
Carlsbad, California, USA
5

Amazing property that embodies the beauty of Kyoto!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Gion House for 5 days with my husband and 2 children (2 and 7 years old) and we were so impressed. The house itself is absolutely beautiful and all the materials used in construction (remodeling) are of the very best quality. The high-tech bathtub system, toilet, W/D is so impressive. But the Japanese detail and design is the best feature of this michiya. I spent so much time just taking pictures of this fantastic property. So happy I stayed here and not in a traditional hotel- I really felt like I was coming home each night after a long day of sightseeing. We ate all our breakfasts here at the house and a couple dinners. The kitchen is small but surprisingly fully functional - it even includes a rice maker! We did several loads of laundry (necessary with my messy kids) and we just love the W/D - wow! And the futons were so comfortable and the pillows are amazing. We loved the pillows so much that we were thinking about buying some to take home. We priced them out at the local Dept store in Kyoto and they cost $150 each!! Too rich for my blood but wow, I will never forget sleeping on those plastic pillows, they're amazing!! The windows are amazing! We were just stunned at the high quality windows and appliances. Also the bathroom was great - I never skipped a bath or soak in that amazing tub! Again, it's a small tight bathroom but everything is so neat and perfectly designed - it works very well. I was a little concerned about the steep stairway and my kids but we kept them downstairs and it wasn't an issue. All I can say is that you will not be disappointed if you stay at this property - it's amazing in every way
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
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Kyoto Japan
4

Travelling with young children

  • 4 of 5
Many of the reviews cover everything that can be said - great location, modern facilities meets traditional design, comfortable beds with high thread count sheets. We wanted to add more information about staying here with small children. We have a 9 month old baby and 3.5 year old boy. We all enjoyed the house but we could never quite relax as there are many places for the baby to fall off (the steep stairs and the entrance in the main living space). The child's futon was very thin and had no pillow. We purchased an extra bean pillow at the local supermarket for our son because the ones on the adult beds were so comfortable. It has a very small kitchen with little storage, so a bit difficult to prepare everything away from the kids. This is not a criticism of the house because we did manage okay and enjoyed our stay, but I wanted to make other guests aware when staying with young kids. It would be fine for anybody with children older than toddlers.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your staying at the Gion House. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your visit with us. I have to mention only negative side for small children. As you can see our previous guest's feedback, we are willing to install a net between the risers of the railing and into under request. We could install the child gate stairway on second floor. Please feel free to ask more details for next visiting. Japanese child futon might be thin for foreign travel, but this is authentic style. We have provided the pillow for child that was the plushie style of Anpanman...In addition, we have also a baby cot under 24 month baby. It become recognized that we have to make mention of this info on our website.
Thank you very much again.
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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
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+81 0 9071 161785
Kyoto Japan
Rio Rancho, NM
5

Great Location and Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed various hotels and rental houses in Kyoto every year, but this house is the best place we stayed by far.
* Clean - The house has remodeled recently, so all appliances are new and clean look.
* Space - You don't expect "spacious" in Japan. This house has living, kitchen, and bathroom on the first floor and bedroom on the second floor. It is not LARGE house, but you feel it is. It is amazing you find EVERYTHING you need in this house (sink, stove, freg, fancy toilet, bath tab, washing machine, etc.)
* Great courtyard - There is a small balcony area with Japanese garden. It was nice to step outside without neighbor's eyes... We sat and had morning coffee. Very peaceful.
* Location, Location, Location - It is located several blocks away from Shijo and a couple blocks away from Kamo-river. 5 minutes to subway station... so many things to do in your walking distance.

I will definitely come back and stay at this house every year if I can!!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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
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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949158
+81 0 9071 161785
Kyoto Japan
5

Unique and Memorable Experience

  • 5 of 5
My family of four with two elderly parents stayed at The Gion House for 5 days from 15 June 2014 and it was a truly unique and memorable experience. I wish I can stay there all year round!
Cultery an
The digital lock was surprisingly easy to use and we got into the house with no problem. The house was not very big but has enough moving space for everyone. Everything that you may need in a house is there so you don't have to worry about it. We cooked breakfast and dinner with great ease and even though you can hear some street noise on the ground floor, the sleeping area was sound proofed to perfection and we did not hear anything at all! The futons were very comfortable and the pillows filled with plastic balls were surprisingly comfortable. Although I still wished for feather pillows during my stay.

The bathroom was AMAZING!!!!!! I absolutely love the bathtub, which provided great relief to our tired bodies from a long day of walking. The bathtub fills itself up with a touch of a button and the operating manual was self-explanatory (Even though we sometimes have very minor difficulty understanding the translated English),

The house is within walking distance to the main shopping area, famous temples and Gion. You will also find yourself surrounded with restaurants and a very good supermarket. Make sure you at least cook 2 meals in the house as the supermarket supplied fantastic meat and vegetables that will usually cost a lot to buy overseas!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kyoto Japan
Portland, ME
5

A unique experience!

  • 5 of 5
We were delighted with our six day stay in this beautiful, restored machiya, which is perfectly located at the edge of the tourist area of the Gion. The house renovation was a labor of love and reflects very high quality materials, down to the dinnerware! Because of this, the people who choose this rental unit clearly respect it, as there is no evidence of the usual wear and tear one sees in rental units.

The downstairs includes a small but adequate stainless steel sink/food prep area with two burners and small refrigerator. There is a great local food store two blocks away, with a wonderful array of prepared foods, as well as fresh fish, meat, etc. We ate in very night but one, when we went to a local restaurant recommended by the owner. The special table is amazing and we appreciated the backs on the floor seating mats! The bathroom, with automated toilet and fabulous soaking tub, is great.

Upstairs is the tatami room, with leather couch for seating. While unexpected placement (on the second rather than main floor), we realized that it is an accommodation for us westerners and would not have been in a true traditional home... The futon beds were very comfortable with heavenly down covers. Pillows filled with round balls (plastic?) were a surprise, but VERY comfortable. We may search for them when we get home. Combination washer/dryer in closet upstairs, much-appreciated.

There is street noise, but it did not bother us. The owner has added double-glazed windows in the sleeping area and we suspect that blocks much of the noise, although we kept the windows open for sleeping and still slept soundly. Finally, the location is excellent, very close to a quiet street with Geisha houses, many restaurants and shops, close to subway lines, river, etc. Something for everyone.

When I booked this accommodation, my husband did not express his skepticism until we arrived at Gion House, but after our stay, he said it was one if the best experiences of our three week stay in Japan...
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949158
+81 0 9071 161785
Kyoto Japan
5

home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location: close to a lot of tourist locations but not too central
price: for the quality... the location... the experience... it was a good steal for a group of friends :-)
As amazing an experience Kyoto was for our first time - the sights, the food, the people -, this accommodation was of equal calibre. It was comfortable with traditional yet contemporary in architecture. This choice for an accommodation in Kyoto was a no-brainer. I would most definitely highly recommend and will definitely consider in my next return. Tanaka-san although physically not present was also very hospitable and made sure everything was of high standards :-) Thank you very much Tanaka-san for allowing us in the Gion house. Ja'ne
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kyoto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
Low Season
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
High Season
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
High Season
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Payment in Japanese Yen only. US$ rates for reference only.
¥18,000/nt. (December, January & February)
¥20,000/nt. (March, May to October)
¥22,000/nt. (April. November and X'mas & New Year Holiday)
Rate is for two persons.
3rd persons ¥3,000/nt/, 4th persons ¥2,000/nt/ can stay for additional
Rates include tax. Minimum stay 5 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Kyoto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Vacuum System
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Baby Crib is provided by request.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
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