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Artist's Machiya in the Heart of Kiyomizu, Gion

House front - middle of these three houses in a row
55 reviews
House front - middle of these three houses in a row
House Front Night - very quiet neighbourhood
From Dining to Entrance
Master Bedroom - sunny and breezy
Master Bedroom
Dresser and Bench in the Main Bedroom
2nd Bedroom (Tatami Room)
Futons in the Tatami bedroom - far more comfortable than you think!
clean and modern bathroom with a deep Japanese tub
antique cabinet
Garden Night
Cassina Sofa and Mini Garden
Street view - neighbourhood
Golden Temple
Holding fan shop
Local French Bakery - beautiful bread
Kyoto Station
Local Nepalese Restaurant - friendly neighbours!
Cherry season
Traditional well
Geisha at Gion Corner - 5 min walk
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Gion Machiya is a traditional Kyoto-style townhouse located on a small street in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. The location of the house is simply amazing with restaurants, cafes, super market, convenience stores, post office, ATMs, train/bus stations etc all within a short walking distance while offering a quietly relaxing atmosphere in a very traditional surroundings.

Gion Machiya is a very historical Kyoto style townhouse with an interior completely renovated in November 2009. Downstairs has a brand new fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining area with a French designer dining set, a flat screen TV, two single Italian leather sofas from Cassina, an antique cabinet, Tsuboniwa garden, and a modern western-style bathroom offering plenty of comforting space with art pieces from around the world.

Upstairs has Main bedroom with two...
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About the Manager, Yukiko Onishi
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 65 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Sep 2009
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 92 reviews and 5 properties
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Crista V
1 review
Reviewed May 7, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We stayed for 3 nights in late April/early May 2017 and had a wonderful time in Kyoto. The location of the machiya is perfect, in Gion, walking distance to the main road, a little cafe (for breakfast and lunch) and a supermarket. With a little explanation from William who checked us in, taking the bus was a breeze and saved...

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Thank you very much for your stay with us. Glad to know that you had enjoyed your time in Kyoto!


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Paul J L
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 30, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We spent the entire month of November 2015 in this machiya. I'm sorry to say that the longer we stayed the less we liked it and - at the end - we were happy to leave. Over our many years of traveling and my many years of writing travel articles for newspapers and magazines, we have rented many, many houses...

Management response:

I believe one should always study, know and understand what she is talking about before publicly write about something, especially when she claims herself to be a writer. This disgraceful comment of hers about my house which has been loved by many experienced travellers over the past 7 years in business is totally absurd. She obviously does not know anything...


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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 17, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

My first impression of the place was good. But it hit the note when i had such a nice Property Manager that helped me out a lot. THANK YOU very much Hiromi. You have been a great help and your welcome note was just lovely. This property is extremely clean and comfortable. My both girls were estatic when they saw...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
No smoking
No shoes inside
No party
No loud music
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: $300 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $90 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Standard rate is up to 2 adults
US$30/night/person after 2 adults will be charged
Children are charged at the same rate as adults if they require their own bedding
Damage deposit of US$300(fully refundable) will be added on the rate
A departure cleaning fee of US$90 will be added to every booking
Discounts offered for longer stays

The cancellation policy :
30% non refundable booking deposit at the time of booking. 70% will be invoiced 30 days before the first day of bookings.
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About the neighborhood
15 min leisurely walk to Kiyomizu Temple
5 min leisurely walk to the centre of Gion Geisha District
7 min leisurely walk to Keihan Line Gojo station
Bakery, butcher, cafes, restaurants, super market are all within 3-5 min walking distance
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