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Amber House Gion in Prime Gion Location

Exterior view
30 reviews
Exterior view
Living room, with interior garden
Living room with sofa, table, and floor cushions
An antique hibachi from early Showa period, which we turned into a coffee table
Living room tokonoma (alcove) - a special architectural feature
Fully outfitted kitchen, with dining table
Kitchen table
Bedroom #1, double futon on tatami mats.
Bedroom #1 tokonoma - special architectural feature
Antique globe light (one of many antique light fixtures)
Sudare (bamboo blinds)
Bedroom #2, with double bed
The view of Kenninji, taken from the upstairs window!
Entrance to bathroom (shower with full bath tub)
High capacity washer/dryer
High-tech toilet
Our quiet street, which has no through traffic. Amber House Gion is on the right
Kenninji, the Zen temple immediately neighboring us
Miyagawa-cho, another geisha district 10 minutes walk away.
Near Kiyomizu Temple, 15 minutes walk away.
Maruyama Park, 15 minutes walk away.
The heart of downtown, 15 minutes walk away.
Hanamikoji Street, 5 minutes walk away. The heart of Gion.
Kiyomizu Temple, 20 minutes walk away
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
*Please also have a look at our other Flipkey listings for The Gion House (Upper Level), Indigo House Gion (Lower Level), and The Gion Apartments. Amber House Gion is located in the same charming neighborhood as The Gion House... just 20 meters away. Location couldn't be better!!

Amber House Gion is a spacious two-storey machiya house, tucked away on a residential cul-de-sac off a side street in the center of old Gion. The back side of the house has windows that face directly into the gardens of Kenninji, the oldest Zen temple in Japan. There is no through car traffic, affording visitors a truly tranquil setting. The main sounds to be heard are the gongs and chimes from inside the temple, the nightingales in the Spring, the cicadas in the Summer, the crickets in the Fall,

The house was built in the Meiji Period, over 100 years ago...
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Listing #FKN6272810
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 23 April 2018

This lovely home is in the heart of the geisha district. You can sense the history as soon as you enter. Every detail has been carefully chosen; from the fresh flower arrangements to the comfortable bed and even they way the dishes and drink ware...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I was advised by a family member to stay in the Gion district in Kyoto on our recent trip to Japan and I'm so glad we did !! However what made our stay in that quaint and atmospheric district so memorable, was our accommodation at...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

If you're up in the air on whether to stay in a hotel or rent a house let me help you decide , this house rental is the way to go! We wanted to experience Japan and feel like we were immersed in the culture....More

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • 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...
    1 Full bath
    2 Fulls
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Default 5 nights
1 Jun 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
Mid Season
3 nights
1 Oct 2018 -
10 Nov 2018
High Season
5 nights
11 Nov 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
Peak Season
5 nights
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  • Cleaning Fee: £60 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The location is on a quiet side-street in the heart of the famous Gion district, in the center of the city.
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.
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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