|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Sakara Gion is a Kyoto 'machiya' townhouse with the styling and amenities you expect, on the outskirts of the bustling Gion district. The location is exceptional; walking distance from the famous Gion district on a peaceful street, 1 minute from City bus and ~5 minutes from the subway. It's our best holiday rental yet, incorporating everything travelers tell us they want. There are two rooms and a bathroom on the second floor with designer western-style bedding as well as a tatami room on the first floor with futon sets. In addition there is a traditional courtyard garden, spacious granite bath, open kitchen, Wifi, digital TV, and easy access to local restaurants. There is even a public bathhouse and sake shop across the street. In keeping with our theme, we offer 'Japanese style with western comfort' -- the doors are tall, living areas spacious, art and furnishings top-class.
The Higashiyama area is nationally famous for a good reason - the real Kyoto is jumping out from around every corner. Rickshaws go past the front door, Kimono clad entertainers come and go from the Gion district, and it's beautiful year round. There is a public bathhouse just across the street and within five minutes you can be on Shijo Street in the epicenter of the action! Festival season is especially vibrant in this neighborhood.
Una preciosa habitación, muy bien decorada y pensada. Ideal para familia con dos niños. Bien situada y muy conectada con bus y metro, que está a un minuto. Próxima al tradicional barrio de Gion. Muy recomendable con una excelente relación calidad-precio.
This was our second stay at a Sakara townhouse -- we also stayed previously at the Sakara White Crane home. We very much enjoyed both experiences. The houses are in a great location for site seeing and are perfect for groups and kids. The manager and staff were very helpful and accommodating both times. I recommend these properties to my friends all of the time. We have two small children, so we very much like staying in places where we can put them to sleep in a separate room and then hang out for a while in a separate room. At a hotel in Kyoto, a suite that would offer the same convenience would be crazy expensive. This is why we prefer to stay in houses like this. It feels more like an authentic Kyoto experience as well. The beds are very comfortable too. Everything was clean, nice and well-stocked.
We had a fantastic time at Sakara-Gion. We were a group of 4 adults, a baby and a toddler and it worked perfectly! We loved having the extra space, access to a washing machine, and made use of the liquor store across the road and also the close by convenience stores and restaurants. Our taxi driver found the pace easily and the owners also kindly ordered us taxi's the day we left (we were on a 6:30am train so it was a very early start!). The only down side to our stay was that we weren't there for longer!
Due to our latest Kyoto trip being a family affair, we had the opportunity to stay at three of the Sakara properties. Each has their own unique styles, but all were top notch in terms of materials, amenities, comfort and attentive landlords. Kyoto is a very special city that still has many of the old wooden style homes, and Sakara's properties really do give the chance to experience this special side of living in the city in the "old style". The properties we enjoyed had somewhat different styles, so if you are particular about anything, the Sakara staff are very attentive. Staying here really made the holiday even more special and we definitely plan to return.
Lastly, the Sakara staff really went the extra mile for us. We ended up leaving a wedding ring in the taxi that took us to the airport. Sakara staff helped track it down (in 20 min!), get it collected and shipped it back to our home address safely. Happy conclusion to a otherwise stressful situation.
Lovely home (a little hard to find for first timers) but definitely worth it. We were all quite satisfied with the amenities especially the shower room. It was quiet and in such great location for sightseeing and nightlife. We were quite satisfied and would definitely stay here again if we're lucky enough to be able to return some day. We just loved Kyoto and this home made it all the more special. Thank you.
We spent a week at Sakara-Gion with our 4 younger boys. Had a great time. The property is well-maintained and the owners quickly accommodated all of our requests/needs.
As many of the reviews have stated, the location is very close to the hustle and bustle of the Gion district without being right in the middle of things. For us, this was a major plus. The Gion district is a famous night-life area, and, if you're unfamiliar with Japan, the night life can go until all hours of the evening (including weekdays). This property is in a very quiet area and short (literally 5 minute at most) walk to the Gion district. So it was perfect for us.
Accommodations were spacious for our family of 6--I believe 6 adults could also fit comfortably. Even after coming back to the states (we're from Orange County, CA), staying at Sakara Gion was our boys' favorite and most memorable part of the trip.
Access to other sites around Kyoto is convenient. The walk to the Subway or bus stops takes about 7 minutes and then you can get around the city from there.
The local bath house (right across the street) is not to be missed and patrons there were very helpful as are various english, bathhouse etiquette signs. Grocery store(s) are convenient as well.
One final note, the property has been updated to accommodate larger foreigners including higher door thresholds. I'm 6' 3"+ and found this property to be very comfortable.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest|
Regular season: Peak Season (3/19--5/6) (10/15--12/5)
2 guests: 21,000 yen/nt 24,000 yen/nt
3 guests: 26,400 yen/nt 28,200 yen/nt
4 guests: 30,000 yen/nt 32,000 yen/nt
5 guests: 34,500 yen/nt 36,500 yen/nt
6 guests: 38,400 yen/nt 40,200 yen/nt
Dollar rates quoted are estimates only, and all transactions are processed in Japanese Yen
A credit card deposit of 20% will be requested when confirming a reservation, and must be paid within the week. The remainder may be paid in advance by credit card or upon arrival in Japanese yen.
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