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Beautifully Restored Machiya-Gion/Kiyomizu, Kyoto!

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Welcoming Entrance Way to Gion-Kyuraku Beautiful Garden at Gion-Kyuraku (Designed by Tomoatsu Sano, Photo by Kodai Masuda)
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5.0 of 5 stars
Excellent
18 reviews
Living Room
Welcoming Entrance Way to Gion-Kyuraku
Beautiful Garden at Gion-Kyuraku (Designed by Tomoatsu Sano, Photo by Kodai Masuda)
Wood curved sign at entrance
Beautiful illuminated garden at Gion-Kyuraku
Front Entrance
Display area in living room - 1st floor
Living Room looking from the garden
Antique light-fixture in Living Room
Living room looking into the garden
Kitchen - 1st floor
Antique light-fixture in dining area
Dining Room - 1st floor
Antique shoe box
Looking into the garden from the living room
2nd floor hallway with handmade rail
Balcony
Main Bedroom - 2nd floor
Fusuma Design
Sitting area in main bedroom with cathedral ceiling
Sitting area in main bedroom - 2nd floor
2nd Bedroom - 2nd floor
Beautiful weaved wooden ceiling - 2nd bedroom on the 2nd floor
Bathroom facing the garden
View from bathroom at night
Handmade Shigaraki Ware Sink
Working desk in the den - 1st floor
Den - 1st floor
Den can be turned into the 3rd bedroom
Antique light-fixture at entrance hall
Balcony
Looking into the Tsuboniwa Garden from the Balcony.
Designed by Tomoatsu Sano, Garden Designer
Washer/Dryer
Eco-friendly Toilet
Exterior details on the 2nd floor
Fall foliage in Kyoto
One of the many temples in the area
Our Garden Designer was selected as one of the top 100 gardeners for the book published in 2014
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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
We feel so fortunate to have met Mr. Sano, the landscape architect, to design our garden at Gion-Kyuraku. Mr. Sano was selected as one of the top 100 gardeners for the book called “Contemporary Japanese Gardens 100 Gardens by 100 Japanese Landscape Architects”, and the photo book was published in December 2014. We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Sano for selecting our garden for the book.<BR><BR>Gion Kyuraku, nearly a century old Kyo-Machiya, that was once a tea-masters residence, located in the historical district of Kyoto, Gion/Kiyomizu. It has been restored to its original splendor, in conjunction with modern amenities, contemporary comforts, consideration of the environment, along with state-of-the-art entertainment, and communication infrastructure. <BR><BR>The three 'L's' in rental pr... Read more
About the Owner, Thomas N
Languages spoken: Japanese, English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Mar 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 30 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #FKN3814731 by: FlipKey
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Helen P
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Our family of five adults rented the Machiya during the Gion Matsuri. We were able to walk to the festival and to various temples. The house was very clean and comfortable and is in a quiet street with a supermarket nearby. Thomas and Reiko were a pleasure to deal with. They left us maps with highlighted details and called to...

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Management response:

Thank you for your great comments regarding your stay at Gion Kyuraku. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy the Gion Festival, and that Gion Kyuraku was comfortable for your family of five adults. Lastly, thank you once again for a wonderful review and recommending Gion Kyuraku to your friends.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Myself, My husband, sister and brother-in-law stayed in this machiya for four nights at the end of March. We absolutely loved everything about the machiya..... its location, authenticity, cleanliness, tatami rooms and lovely comfortable futons! We would definitely recommend it to family and friends and would love to go back one day. Thomas and Reiko were very helpful when it...

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Gion-Kyuraku gets another great review! Thank you for your authentic review of your stay at Gion-Kyuraku. One important fact about Gion-Kyuraku is that it is licenced by the City of...

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MaryandHe...
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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We stayed six nights in this machiya and it is truly beautiful. Everything is so authentically period Japanese - tatami mat floors, gentle lighting in the alcoves to enhance the artwork, gorgeous deep bath, lovely peaceful garden - yet at the same time it has all the necessary mod cons, from a washer/dryer to high speed internet. The owners had...

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Thank you for your genuine review. We at Gion Kyuraku are delighted that your party of 6 found the machiya had enough space, and the modern conveniences like the high...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Suitability
  • Pets Allowed:
    No
  • Smoking Allowed:
    No
  • Kid Friendly:
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US$330
£1,776
US$2,310
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*** Regular Season Rate ***

1 guest : 36,000 yen
2 guests: 36,000 yen
3 guests: 40,000 yen
4 guests: 44,000 yen
5 guests: 48,000 yen
6 guests: 52,000 yen


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