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Unoan traditional townhouse near Gion

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

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. Kyoto machiya are the traditional residences of Kyoto merchants.

Normally their front business area has a long hallway that leads to the kitchen and eventually to the small garden. The outside of the buildings are covered with white lime plaster that has slit windows.The area of the house, Mitsumori used to be called Izumidono, which is a name of a famous leader of samurai, Taira no Kiyomori. This means that Unoan is built on the site of his residence.

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.

You can also easily visit the World Heritage, Nijojo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple and Shimogamo Shrine by train and bus. The main shopping areas, department stores and the Pontocho dining and entertainment district are all within easy walking distance.

More Details

Owner
travelmob
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Amenities

Higashiyama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We are afraid that smoking is completely for fo...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 6 beds (Futon)
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub

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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Lovely old home in quiet and traditional neighbourhood. Host provided a great orientation and lots

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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We had a wonderful time staying at the Unoan traditional townhouse, it was everything that was

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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Wonderful! Exactly as described by other reviews. Authentic old merchant house. Good location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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Out stay in Kyoto was wonderful. Staying at Unoan was a major reason for such a pleasant experience.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: travelmob
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Thank you so much for having us! Masaru was an incredibly kind host, waiting very late at night for

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: travelmob
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The townhouse was spectacular. Fully equipped, well located in a quit neighborhood with a lot of

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse was spectacular. Fully equipped, well located in a quit neighborhood with a lot of light and a peaceful environment, we felt welcomed from minute one. We were travelling with our 1 year old twins and they just loved the tatami. If you're looking for a real Japanese experience, you shouldn't miss something like this.

What can we say about our host? The main reason we fell in love with Japan is their people, and one true example of how extraordinary hostes they are is Masaru. He helped us as we arrived into the house by fixing up one of our strollers (got some missed screws from travelling by plane) and he was there every time we asked for an advice, an address, anything we need. He even managed to return to us some forgotten goods we left at the house when we were heading to Osaka. We should definitely will come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: travelmob
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  • 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)

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