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Beautifully Restored Machiya-Gion/Kiyomizu, Kyoto!

Living Room
5.0 of 5 stars
17 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
Main Bedroom - 2nd floor
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 used as 3rd bedroom with its own toilet attached to the room
Antique light-fixture at entrance hall
Looking into the Tsuboniwa Garden from the Balcony.
Designed by Tomoatsu Sano, Garden Designer
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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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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.

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.

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About the owner, Thomas N
Languages spoken: Japanese, English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : May 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 27 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #FKN3814731 by: FlipKey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in September 2015
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We stayed for 4 nights with my wife and 2 young children aged 7 and 9 years. The place was exactly as specified. It was a lovely Machiya in Gion. Very comfortable and beautiful. Firstly the biggest plus for this place is the host Reiko. I cannot speak highly enough about her. She responded promptly to every email. We asked... more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed in this beautiful machine for several nights with our extended family group of 5. We were very comfortable and had all the comforts of home. The property is in Gion with lot's of nearby restaurants, a market a few steps away, and subway stations within a 15 - 20 minute walk. My daughter and I took an "unplanned"... more

Management response:

Thank you for your wonderful recommendation. As stated, Gion Kyuraku is in a convenient location in Gion, Kyoto, within walking distance of several world heritage sites, like Kiyomizu Temple, Kodaiji Temple etc... As for the stairs, please keep in mind that Gion Kyuraku is a century old licenced kyo-machiya; however, the stairs are not steep for its age. During the... more

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Helen P
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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... more

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. more

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
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*** Regular Season Rate ***

1 guest : 32,000 yen
2 guests: 32,000 yen
3 guests: 36,000 yen
4 guests: 40,000 yen
5 guests: 44,000 yen
6 guests: 48,000 yen

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