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Authentic Machiya Townhouse in the Heart of Gion

5.0 of 5 bubbles
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
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.

1st Floor
In the “Tokonoma,” an alcove unique to traditional Japanese houses, you will find many 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 decorated with woodblock prints...
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About the Manager, Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 140 reviews and 31 properties
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Listing #FKN3784677 by: FlipKey
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Stephen D
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This place exceeded all of our expectations. The host was very adaptive and accommodating. The location was perfect, midway between Gion and the east temple complex. The facility was very comfortable, with all necessary amenities, extra toiletries, plenty of clean towels and bedding, and that very functional, restrained Japanese vibe. Lovely internal viewing garden. Also, very easy to use mechanical / electronic systems and locks. We immediately fell in love with it and it was...

Management response:

Dear Stephen, Thank you for your review and kind words regarding your stay in our "Gion Koyu-an" machiya house. We are so pleased to hear that you not only enjoyed the location of this house (as you have pointed out, near Gion & the Eastern-side of Kyoto), but also the facilities and amenities provided. The upstairs wooden tub is a...


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Ηλιας Μ
Athens, Attiki, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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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.

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...


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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 products and cook). Downstairs is kitchen, living room (w iPad/wifi provided for free), bathroom, separate...

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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...


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- The above rates are based on 2 persons and may vary depending on the number of people, weekend/public holidays, season and length of stay.
- The additional charge of 3,000 yen will apply per person / night. The maximum capacity is 4 people. Please ask if you have more than 4 people staying together.
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The rate for staying for 1 or 2 night(s);

2 persons- From 27,000 yen per night
3 persons- From 30,000 yen per night
4 persons- From 33,000 yen per night

The rate for staying for 3 nights or more;

2 persons- From 24,000 yen per night
3 persons- From 27,000 yen per night
4 persons- From 30,000 yen per night

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