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The Gion House (Upper Level) Prime Gion Location

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Livingroom
Excellent
52 reviews
Livingroom
Exterior
Western style bedroom with double bed
Japanese style bedroom with double futon on tatami
Kitchen area
Entrance to bath / shower area
Original hand-woven wood detailing on ceiling of livingroom
Roof deck with view of Kenninji Temple
Being filmed by HGTV. Curtis (owner) on left with cameraman
Hanamamikoji Street, 3 minutes walk away
Our little street, with geishas (a common sight)
Kyoto's main commercial district, Shijo-Kawaramachi, a 15 minute walk away
Kenninji Temple, Kyoto's oldest Zen Temple, right next door!
The owner, Curtis, at Kenninji Temple, next door
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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
The Gion House is an old wooden, traditional-style 'machiya,' located on an atmospheric side street in the awe-inspiring geisha quarters of Gion, in the heart of old Kyoto. It was fully restored by renowned Kyoto-based architect Geoffrey Moussas.

The house was featured on American TV channel HGTV's series 'You Live in What?,' as well as on CNN International's 'On The Road.' The house has been shown in three architecture/interior-related magazines, and on several TV programs in Japan.

Offered is the entire second floor, which has private entrance. The place has features such as all antique sliding doors, antique light fixtures, and traditional design details, combined with luxurious, modern features like radiant heating under the wooden floors, a large Western style bathtub, and wireless high-speed Int...
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Listing #FKN3471960
About the Manager
Curtis Hawes
Languages spoken:Japanese, English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Our office is just 50 meters away, and open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM (except Sundays and holidays). Our English-speaking staff is available to offer assistance to guests.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We immersed ourselves in the heart of old Kyoto for two weeks. The Gion House was the perfect location for exploring the sites of Kyoto and the surrounding countryside. We were in walking distance from the train and subway stations and many local restaurants and...More

Thank veryunique2
Reviewed 19 April 2018

My wife and I had very comfortable stay for 5 nights starting March 28, 2018 in the upper level of The Gion House. We specially liked the location of the unit which is on a quiet street in the heart of the Gion district. It...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Gion House upper level, Kyoto It was a privileged experience to stay in this ryokan in such a central and atmospheric area of the Gion. The ryokan retained its authentic charm but with the welcome modernisation of the bathroom, toilet and kitchen, even under...More

Thank Di B
Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age for children is 7 years. No smoking inside or within 10 meters of the house. Shoes must be removed before entering. Guests are to respect the quiet of the...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Fulls
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 5 nights
£265
US$350
1 Jun 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
Mid Season
3 nights
£235
US$310
1 Oct 2018 -
10 Nov 2018
High Season
5 nights
£250
US$330
11 Nov 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
Peak Season
5 nights
£265
US$350
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Cleaning Fee: £61 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The location is superb in terms of being central and being steeped in atmosphere. This property is actually located within the very heart of what is considered to be 'Gion.' The location is completely quiet, since it is tucked on a side street with almost no through car traffic. There are numerous temples, restaurants, and shops located nearby, with walking access to major tourist sights such as Kiyomizu Temple, Chion-in, and Maruyama Park. The downtown shopping district and Kamo River are also just a ten minute walk away. Nearby is easy access to public transportation and taxis.
Getting around
There are numerous temples, restaurants, and shops located nearby, with walking access to major tourist sights such as Kiyomizu Temple, Chion-in, and Maruyama Park. The downtown shopping district and Kamo River are also just a ten minute walk away. Nearby is easy access to public transportation and taxis.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX): 97.0 km
Railway: Keihan Line Gion Shijo Station: 0.5 km
From Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), we recommend the door-to-door shuttle van services of Yasaka KIX Shuttle. From Kyoto Station or other points in Kyoto, we recommend arriving by taxi the first time, to avoid the frustration of getting lost. Guests will be provided with maps and necessary instructions before arrival.
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