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Authentic Machiya Townhouse in the Heart of Gion

  • Property description
    Rental Home – 
    1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
    This is an accommodation facility that enables you to charter and stay at a whole block of “machiya,” Kyoto's traditional townhouse. It is the closest machiya accommodation to the central area of Gion, and is located in an alleyway connected to popular Gion Hanamikoji Street (where maikos and geikos can be often seen). Popular sightseeing spots include the Yasaka Shrine, with Kodaiji Temple and Kiyomizu Temple being also conveniently accessible by foot.

    In the “Tokonoma,” an alcove, unique to traditional Japanese houses, you will find many unique details within the house. The ceiling is designed with a specially prepared wickerwork pattern (made of Japanese cedar), the paper sliding doors are Kyoto-style “karakami,” (exquisitely crafted paper that is decorate...
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm Clock
    • Freezer
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Microwave
    • Patio
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Stove
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
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    • Pets Allowed:
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    Listing #FKN3784677 by: FlipKey
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Ηλιας Μ
Athens, Attiki, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Easy and fast check in,friendly staff.Excellent location absolutely stellar,clean and very big for the japanese standards.Luxurious and minimal at the same time. An experience not to be missed. more

Management response:

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Gion Koyu-an machiya and that everything was to your liking. Our staff members were more than happy to assist you! The location of this machiya is, as you have said, ideal for visitors. It is close to many of Kyoto's popular sightseeing attractions, and right in the center... more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Wonderful property right in the heart of Gion on a quiet, residential alley - you really feel like a local staying there! The Machiya has been beautifully restored in traditional manner but also has been tastefully updated to include all the modern comforts (plus a more-than-adequate kitchen (fridge, microwave, induction burner, sink) if you want to pick up some local... more

Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you were able to enjoy your stay in Gion Koyuan and experience living in a traditional Kyoto machiya with modern conveniences. The bedroom on the second floor can situate up to 4 futons mattresses, so that our guests can truly immerse themselves in the Japanese lifestyle. It is one of our... more

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Machiya Townhouse. The house was clean and in the best location. We traveled with our family including 3 small children. There was a total of two bedrooms upstairs and that could sleep 6. For larger groups there is two rooms downstair where extra people could sleep. The Japanese bathtub was a special treat, it... more

Management response:

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that your family had a good time in Gion Koyuan. We are very glad you enjoyed the bathtubs. We find that it is perfect for relaxing after a long day of walking around sightseeing. Thank you, and we hope to have the pleasure of accommodating you on your... more

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