About the property
- House753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 nights
House in Kyoto, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Unoan is a 100-years old machiya that has been beautifully renovated into a luxurious accommodation for short stays. You can rent the whole house for more than one day, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy the experience.
Unoan is across the street from Rokuharamitsuji Temple. Located in Higashiyama area where many of Kyoto's cultural heritage sites remain. Unoan is in an excellent location with easy access to popular sightseeing spots such as historical Gion area, Yasaka Shrine, Kiyomizudera Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine.
The main shopping areas, department stores and the Pontocho dining and entertainment district are all within easy walking distance.
You can also easily visit the World Heritage, Nijojo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple and Shimogamo Shrine by train and bus.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Host was amazing! Very communicative, home was beautiful and had so many amazing resources and tips
Host was amazing! Very communicative, home was beautiful and had so many amazing resources and tips for the area.
Lovely old home in quiet and traditional neighbourhood. Host provided a great orientation and lots
Lovely old home in quiet and traditional neighbourhood. Host provided a great orientation and lots of helpful information including maps, sights to see, transit and restaurants. We loved our stay.
We had a wonderful time staying at the Unoan traditional townhouse, it was everything that was
We had a wonderful time staying at the Unoan traditional townhouse, it was everything that was represented on the website. Masaru and his wife waited for us to arrive to give us information on places to visit and to eat. The townhouse was very clean and comfortable with modern conveniences and was very well situated to use as a homebase. My husband and I met 2 of our children at the Osaka airport and took the JR train to the Kyoto train station, about 1hour and 15 minutes. If you take the Shinkansen it cuts time down to 15 minutes. We took a cab to the townhouse which was only a 10 minute drive and cost 1000 yen. Since our son speaks Japanese he was our tour guide, I don't know if we would have seen half as much as we did without him, he knew how to navigate the train system well. We also used the 4 bikes to ride to some of the different temples so we were able to really experience the city. We visited Himeji Castle, Fushimi-Inari (The Red Gates) Temple, Sheridan Kinkaku, (The Golden Pavillion.) Another temple from the 8th century that used to host the kuydo archery. We took a day trip back to Osaka to do the Mario Go Kart riding for 2 hours thru the city, (which was a lot of fun), and then did a baseball game that same evening. We also attended an afternoon tea with a Maiko which was only a block away from the townhouse. We would have loved to do more, and we were busy for the 6 days that we were there.
The home is air-conditioned, which was a huge relief since the temperatures were in the high 80's and the humidity 100%.
All in all this was a great experience and we wouldn't hesitate to go back and stay at Masaru's townhouse again.
The Jones family,
Steamboat Springs, CO
Wonderful! Exactly as described by other reviews. Authentic old merchant house. Good location.
Wonderful! Exactly as described by other reviews. Authentic old merchant house. Good location. Pleasant, helpful hosts. So glad we chose this home versus staying in a boring tourist hotel! Much more memorable experience.
Out stay in Kyoto was wonderful. Staying at Unoan was a major reason for such a pleasant experience.
Out stay in Kyoto was wonderful. Staying at Unoan was a major reason for such a pleasant experience. It is a beautifully kept and restored machiya. Masaru-san met us at the beginning of our stay and was a knowledgeable and gracious host. His recommendations for food and local sights were perfect. The location is within walking distance of many places to explore. Highly recommend staying here if you visit Kyoto.
Thank you so much for having us! Masaru was an incredibly kind host, waiting very late at night for
Thank you so much for having us! Masaru was an incredibly kind host, waiting very late at night for our arrival, despite us getting lost. The house was beautiful and we really enjoyed our stay. Being able to stay in a traditional townhouse was definitely a big highlight of our trip in Japan.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional Guests: USD 28 per night (after 2 guests) Weekend pricing applies to Saturday Check in after 4:00 PM, check out before 11:00 AM Cancellation Policy - Moderate: Full refund 5 days prior to arrival (cancellation charges may apply)