PRECIOUS, MODERN AND CONVENIENT MACHIYA, YOU WILL NEVER FIND ELSEWHERE.

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Mako

Speaks english, italian
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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PRECIOUS, MODERN AND CONVENIENT MACHIYA, YOU WILL NEVER FIND ELSEWHERE.

Kyoto Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

The inside of this Machiya has been renovated with modern materials such as Italian piastrella and wooden flooring. We have also tried to keep it in its original style as much as possible, preserving antique fixtures and furniture.

Here is designed for people to stay as a resident. There is a good supermarket in the neighborhood if you get tired of eating out and would rather prepare your favorite dish in the villa. There is a Japanese style public bath nearby where the locals meet. The longer you stay, the more you can experience..

Some clients repeat visiting here at different seasons.

No TV is your chance to become a bookworm, fall deep in meditation,

or you could simply gaze at the Tsubo-niwa, a small garden.

We offers you an ordinary daily life without the complications.

This Machiya is consisted of minimum walls and doors.

Even the staircase is made of glass which grants an open atmosphere

throughout.

Here lies the philosophy of this Machiya. It has been designed to

create a space where the occupants may be doing separate things

but still sharing the same air.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Mako

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, italian
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Precious, modern and convenient Machiya, you will never find elsewhere.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Precious, modern and convenient Machiya, you will never find elsewhere.
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Kyoto Japan
5

Sweet stay with a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We enjoyed our stay very much. One of the highlights was the incredibly attentive and helpful communications with Saki. She offered us help at every turn, even before arriving in Japan with trip and travel planning. Once there, she gave us excellent assistance with day plans and showed us a wonderful local restaurant, translating our order to the Japanese speaking chef. We went back a total of three times to experience the authentic, relaxing and incredibly delicious meals, just three minutes walking from our home. The kitchen was stocked with treats and staples, and Saki even surprised us with a beautiful and tasty dinner snack as we arrived too late to find food.
We stayed with our 10 month old baby, which was both perfect and imperfect. He was thrilled to climb into everything, and up the stairs, so some hasty baby-proofing was needed. On the other hand, he could make all the noise he wanted without disturbing any neighbors.
Overall, this was a very positive experience and a true enhancement of our trip to stay in a real Kyoto neighborhood, with such a magnificent host.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Precious, modern and convenient Machiya, you will never find elsewhere.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982740
+81 8012358184
Kyoto Japan
5

Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our stay at Saki's home was one of the highlights of our week long trip to Kyoto and Tokyo. Her house is clean, modern and filled with small touches that make the house a true home away from home.

We arrived at her house at 9 p.m. after a 7 hour flight and 2 hour train ride from Singapore. We had our 16 month old daughter with us, so we don't have to explain how tired we were. Saki greeted us with a nice warm meal (oishii) and spent over an hour going over the house amenities and logistics that goes with familiarizing yourself in a new city.

The house is a modern refresh of a century old Japanese house. We appreciated how comfortable and clean it was, especially since it was 36 C and humid.

Saki was also quick and helpful in getting us a taxi to the train station upon our departure. We can't recommend her place enough to anyone!

Arigato, Saki for making our stay in Kyoto such a pleasant and memorable part of our trip!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Precious, modern and convenient Machiya, you will never find elsewhere.
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+81 8012358184
Kyoto Japan
Brüssel
5

A Haven of Peace in the Middle of a Big City

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Squeezed in between modern buildings, there are a few memories of the past, the traditional "machiyas" in Kyoto. Gagakuan is one of them, it has been beautifully restored with wooden furniture, has western beds and is a perfect combination of the old and romantic with the modern and convenient. Kitchen and bathrooms have the most modern facilties. The rate is a bit high, but it is worth to splash in a luxury for a few days. Event though the machiya is not located in the middle of the traditional Gion district, but further south, closer to the station, you can reach most sites easily by metro or taxi and this machiya is larger than most of the ones in the Gion district.
Saki was a perfect host, she explained everything about the house, the neighborhood, the city, she made a reservation in a fanstastic restaurant for, we could even improvise and stay a day longer than we had originally planned. In a nutshell: the nicest place we stayed in Japan.
business
Precious, modern and convenient Machiya, you will never find elsewhere.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982740
+81 8012358184
Kyoto Japan
5

Great place, great people!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
I loved my stay at Gagakuan! There were four of us (3 women, 1 man) for our stay, and we all agree that the place and manager, Mako, raised the bar for rental homes.

First of all, i enjoyed the combination of old, atmospheric building with modern style and conveniences. You walk from the busy modern streets, turn a corner, and suddenly you are in a lovely, quiet alley of wood-trimmed old row houses. With 2 floors, the place has plenty of room to spread out. 1 full bathroom and 2 half bathrooms were much appreciated, and I have to admit the heated seats and auto flush and lighting at nights were addictive. Admittedly, there are no sound barriers between rooms, which is a reality of shoji screens and Japanese building construction.

The machiya is located near/walking distance to useful bus lines, plus some good restaurants (ask Mako), and a grocery store, pharmacy, and even a UNESCO world heritage site (don't miss Higashi (East) Hongwanji Temple and Nishi (West) Hongwanji Temple)! Take time to enjoy walking around the neighborhood, and meet locals on their morning walk and street tidy-up.

Almost as important is the care Mako and Saki took care of us. From daily emailed weather updates and local happenings, to checking in that we had enough coffee supplies, they were wonderful. They responded promptly to emails. But Mako's kindness and helpfulness more than exceeded all our hopes when one of my group started developing a chest infection, inquired about antibiotics, and Mako responded by going to 3 hospitals and calling her medical friends for advice! Mako volunteered to go with my friend to the hospital and provide translation services - this while Mako was in the middle of renovating another building! Luckily, my friend recovered on her own, but we were so grateful to know that we had an ally in a foreign land.

Thank you, Mako and Saki!
Owner's Response: Dear Alpa team

You wrote too nicely! Many thanks.
We were also very happy to have you here, and your comment gave us `Genki'= means power to go further!
As you know, we have been working on new house, it made us so tired, but knowing that guests who stayed here were happy and had a great time in foreign country makes us really happy.
Thnaks again and hope to see you in future. Mako Gagakuan
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Precious, modern and convenient Machiya, you will never find elsewhere.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982740
+81 8012358184
Kyoto Japan
Bretagne
5

JUST PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We loved staying at Gagakuan. The house was decorated with taste and a lot of attention to details. Saki was available at all times by phone or by mail to help us make reservations in restaurants or help us to organize our stay. She arranged for bikes to be delivered to the house. The fridge was filled with goodies, even champagne! The bed was very comfortable and our children (18 and 14) loved the futtons. We will definitely be back.
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Olivier C,

Thank you for a delightful review and feedback on your stay in our townhouse.

We set our interior items from owner's precious property for that our guests can relax and feel at home here in Kyoto, then are so glad to hear that your family enjoyed your stay in Gagakuan.

We could support your Kyoto stay because of your nice contact to us before and during your stay. Thank you for telling us your travel detail friendly.

Hope to see all of your family during the spring season in Kyoto in the near future!

Saki
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Just a 3 minutes walk to nearest train station (1 stop from Kyoto station) and you can walk for 15 minutes from Kyoto station. There are 24hours supermarket/convenience store, medical store and ATM close by.

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Availability & Rates

Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per person
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early summer sale
May 13 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$240
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$360
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

We kindly request you to make your payment in advance by Paypal. Please note that your reservation will remain tentative until the payment is confirmed. Once the reservation is fixed, we will send you a confirmation with further details.
Cancellation Policy
After booking till 14 days prior to your date of arrival 30%   
24 hours prior to your arrival 50%
On the date of your arrival/ No show
Notes *The rate is for 2 persons, the additional charge of 3,000 yen per night will apply for extra person
During July-September, Autumn rate, Winter sale, it is charged 5,000yen per night
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Amenities

Kyoto Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • We have a Rain shower and a towel warmer in a Bathroom1.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Notes:
The house is a great concept. It makes you feel at home in the big city... comfortable, practical, modern but feel traditional Japan.
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