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

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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
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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
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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
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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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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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p949158
+81 0 9071 161785
Kyoto Japan
5

SPECIAL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. All that you would need is supplied, but that is not the important part. We felt as if we were truly in a special place. The area is immaculate and full of adventure.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion
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+81 0 9071 161785
Kyoto Japan
4

TERRIFIC AND WELL LOCATED MACHIYA !

  • 4 of 5
we had a great stay at this Machiya. Its in a great location and it has been designed very beautifully with a minimal aesthetic. it is small but comfortable and the bathroom is so amazing, especially the bath! there are a few good restaurants nearby and its a great place to walk from. the guest guide was very helpful for suggestions on our first night as we arrived at night and needed to be able to dash straight out for dinner, so it was great to read in the guide where was good around the corner. the bedroom upstairs is spacious. we loved it, but would have liked the small sofa to be downstairs. there is no TV but not really needed on a holiday like this!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Kyoto Japan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5

EXCELLENT AND COMFORTABLE MACHIYA!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I love this machiya in the center of Gion district. It is really an unforgettable EXPERIENCE staying in a traditional Japanese house on your own for 4 nights. The house is very clean, tidy and well equipped with everything you want from hot bathtub, heated floor, induction cooker and washer/dryer. Thanks to Tokuji Tanaka san for keeping very well this beautiful Gion House and I must say good job for him to provide a very good instruction book for foreigner like me to operate all the hitech equipment in a traditional house!

Even though the house is about 10 minutes walk from the nearest Kiyomizu Gojo rail station, it is actually a good walk through all the well organised machiyas and neighborhood. We took a suggested walking route from the instruction booklet provided by the owner and it turned out a very relaxing and interesting walk to Kiyumizu-dera, Kodai-ji, and all the way to Heian Shrine. Along the way are shops, food stores and restaurants that we have not seen before.

I will definitely come back to Gion house one day and it is highly recommended to couple and family of 4. Lastly, not to forget that we met our first geisha on the first day in Gion, I am sure you will find them around next door.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  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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+81 0 9071 161785
Kyoto Japan
Mountain View, CA, USA
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 5 of 5
We loved the scent of the wood, the textures and the brightness of the space. The view to the small garden is pleasing. The bathroom is cozy, yet very practical. Very close to many temples. If you are a food lover and want to hit top rated Michelin guide restaurants within a 15 minute walk from home, the Gion house is it! The owner was very helpful with the booking and in addressing all the practical questions we had regarding the house (laundry etc.)
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, 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

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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