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Winter Special Book Now! Sakara Gion Machiya - Stylish with comfort you want

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Self contained house in great location, sleeps up to six

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.

More Details

Property Manager
reservation manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

Why reservation manager chose Kyoto

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.



Higashiyama Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - 1F toilet/bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2F toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , tatami room
  • Books
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Groups
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Winter Special Book Now! Sakara Gion Machiya - Stylish with comfort you want
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great Japanes feeling experience at Sakara Gion!

  • 5 of 5

As a family of four with two children we needed a place functional and comfortable at the same time. At Sakara Gion Machiya we found much mora than, in a beautiful two storey house perfectly decorated and with all the facilities a family can need. We had a great time breathing the real Japanes feeling of the house and enjoying its perfect location, in the center of the fascinating neighborood of Gion and at a walking distance to the most interesting sites in Kyoto. The owners were helpful and kind all the times we needed support. I would definitelya recommend this house in Kyoto!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sakara Gion was designed just for a group like yours. When we travel with our children we also want to have a space to call home, and having more than one room, especially on two floors, gives us the space to really relax between outings. We took great care to decorate and design the house with a Japanese aesthetic, while keeping the layout and amenities as practical as possible. Again, thank you for the positive review and most of all we are happy that you had a great experience. Come back sometime! -mgmt.
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We had a great time at the Sahara Gion.

  • 5 of 5

The Sakara Gion is an ideal setup for a family looking to visit Kyoto. The house offers an authentic Japanese feeling with Western style of living comfort such as real beds. Being able to est out or cook and stay indoors is ideal for a family.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the Japanese style with top-quality western bedding is what most of our visitors want. We also appreciate that you liked using the kitchen to make yourselves truly at home. Safe and happy travels to you in the future, -mgmt.
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Preciosa y espaciosa habitación de dos plantas

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias. Esperamos que la gente de todo el mundo pueda disfrutar de Kyoto usando nuestra machiya, ubicada en el norte del distrito de Gion, como base. In English: "A beautiful room, beautifully decorated and thoughtful. Ideal for family with two children. Well located and very connected with bus and metro, which is a minute away. Next to the traditional neighborhood of Gion. Highly recommended with excellent value for money." Response: "Thank you so much. We hope that people from all around the world can enjoy Kyoto using our machiya, located at in the north of the Gion district, as a base. "
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Perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we were incredibly pleased to host you again, and it makes us very happy anytime someone appreciates the high-quality bedding. We understand that a comfortable night's sleep is important to travelers, so we buy the best mattresses available. As family travelers ourselves, we make it a priority to pass on the kind of information that we think is helpful to groups that visit. Again, thank you so much for your review and we would love to host you or your friends and family again any time. -mgmt.
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Amazing place - wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feelings of old Japan

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Justin; we really enjoyed hosting you and it was a pleasure to meet you and your extended family. Our goal with the accommodation choices of Sakara is to offer something for whatever family or group situation our travellers need. You were luck to come here with three generations in a large happy group! Recently it is seems that many people want to experience Kyoto from the comfort of a place they can call "home", and families with children appreciate the flexibility of cooking meals and having a living area to spread out in. Another point that you make is our unique ability to communicate with guests in English (or Japanese, Vietnamese, a little French, or Spanish, etc...) and this is something that a lot of people really like. As long-term residents of Kyoto, our staff knows the town, the shopping, the restaurants, and much of the insider information that people need. So we were happy to help you all with the balance of privacy and service, and of course we are really happy that you were able to get your ring back! Safe travels and good luck in the future. -mgmt.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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