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The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
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The Gion House has opened on October 2011, and a traditional Japanese 'machiya' is located smack in the center of Gion. The Gion House was designated Gion historic district building by Kyoto City Government. The Gion House was built in 1892, and was completely restored under the supervision of Kyoto City Government, and it was stand up for historical Gion principle. It is rented an entire house. Our quests may come and go freely, using the house as their own. The restoration was a labor of love, requiring the participation of artisans specializing in traditional carpentry Kyoto style techniques, and using natural materials in all areas both inside and out. Great efforts were made to recreate an atmosphere, which will allow guests to experience the traditional way of living. An added moder...The Gion House has opened on October 2011, and a traditional Japanese 'machiya' is located smack in the center of Gion. The Gion House was designated Gion historic district building by Kyoto City Government. The Gion House was built in 1892, and was completely restored under the supervision of Kyoto City Government, and it was stand up for historical Gion principle. It is rented an entire house. Our quests may come and go freely, using the house as their own. The restoration was a labor of love, requiring the participation of artisans specializing in traditional carpentry Kyoto style techniques, and using natural materials in all areas both inside and out. Great efforts were made to recreate an atmosphere, which will allow guests to experience the traditional way of living. An added modern touch for comfort is the luxurious bathing area and bathroom...where you can soak in the bathtub of pottery while gazing at ''Tsubo Niwa'' garden, after a full day of sightseeing. The bathtub is from Sigaraki ware, and made by hand of traditional craftsman, who has made Shigaraki ware in front of Emperor some while. And, as room will be separated by traditional Japanese fusuma (papered sliding doors) and shoji (Japanese paper) screens with flowers beautifully arranged in along walls, you will feel a sense of warmth. Thus, the guest can experience Japanese aesthetic feeling and mystery in objects of everyday life. The house can be accommodating total maximum 4 persons, and are provided Japanese luxury style Futon on the tatami mat floors. The tatami are using un-dyed organic straw mat and authentic first grade base of tatami. The living area is adjacent to its own small '' Tsubo Niwa'' garden. There are both floor-heating system and bath-heating system, keeping the place warmer in the winter season. There is space called'' Hiroen'' which is located in between living room and garden. This space will give a feeling both outside and inside when the guest are sitting, and there is also designated a World Heritage Site ''Yakusugi'' dining table, which is a Japanese cedar that term 'Yakusugi' refers to trees are more than 1,000 years old. It is forbid the cutting of ''Yakusugi'' now. The light are bring fun to the room, antique light, special order for hand made bamboo with paper light, and traditional wire work ''Gaishi Biki'' on the ceiling. Wooden floor and Table were rubbed with natural 100% perilla oil which has been used by Kyoto's Machiya house. The Gion House are just 3 minutes' walk from Hanamikoji Street, just 2 minutes' walk from Miyagawacho, which are called ''Hanamachi'' geisha district in Kyoto, also find geishas scurrying down the alleyways on their way to work in the evenings easily. The oldest Zen temple ''Kenninji Temple ''is a just 1 minutes walk away. Other temples are such as Kiyomizu temple, Sanjusankando temple, Tofukuji temple, Chion-in temple, numerous restaurants, and downtown shopping district located nearby, which are possible to visit from the Gion House by walk. You'll enjoy the luxury and authentic Japanese atmosphere of the Gion House, and spend quality time here in '' Machiya'' our Gion House. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1913More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We keep coming back to the “Gion House.” This was our third visit over a 5 year period. The house is very well maintained and the owner is always helpful. He writes excellent and clear English, which was a big help as we had to...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank jeanviret
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Gion House is an exquisite little Japanese style house that has been lovingly restored with beautiful materials. It is in a perfect location in the Gion district of Kyoto about 2 blocks from the river and right beside Kennin-ji Temple with its beautiful gardens....More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank LGB65
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was in a great location and was a lovely place to stay after a day of exploring. The bath was amazing!!!

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Dream672039
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place has been a great extension and experience adding up to the tranquil life of Kyoto. The host is just a phone call away and have given us all the instructions required to make our stay as private as possible. This house is great...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank EsteeL37
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We arrived on 21 November 2016 and stayed for 4 nights. It was a 10-15 minute walk from Kiyomizu-gojo station and it would be easier if you have WIFI and a google map to help you get there on your first day. Pros: 1) Charming,...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Eelms
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Suitable For Children Under 5
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About the neighbourhood
Long ago, this place was in oldest Zen Temple ''Kenninji'' till EDO period. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Kenninji was ordered to shrink the size by the government. Geisha association came in to there, and started as Gion district. It has been as image of Gion since at that time by them. For real Gion district was inside the Kenninji temple grounds. We felt that we have to be bound in duty to suggestion both real ''Gion'' and ''Machiya'' as native Kyoto. That's why we started to rent ''Machiya'' in here. Every nights our guests are possible to find ''Geisya'' at just front of our the Gion House.
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