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The Gion House (Upper Level) Prime Gion Location

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
37 reviews
Livingroom
Exterior
Western style bedroom with double bed
Japanese style bedroom with double futon on tatami
Kitchen area
Entrance to bath / shower area
Original hand-woven wood detailing on ceiling of livingroom
Roof deck with view of Kenninji Temple
Being filmed by HGTV. Curtis (owner) on left with cameraman
Hanamamikoji Street, 3 minutes walk away
Our little street, with geishas (a common sight)
Kyoto's main commercial district, Shijo-Kawaramachi, a 15 minute walk away
Kenninji Temple, Kyoto's oldest Zen Temple, right next door!
The owner, Curtis, at Kenninji Temple, next door
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Overview
Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
The Gion House is an old wooden, traditional-style "machiya," located on an atmospheric side street in the awe-inspiring geisha quarters of Gion, in the heart of old Kyoto. It was fully restored by renowned Kyoto-based architect Geoffrey Moussas.

The house was recently shown on American TV channel HGTV's series "You Live in What?," as well as on CNN International's "On The Road." The house has been shown in three architecture/interior-related magazines, and on several TV programs in Japan. The Gion House was selected by Lonely Planet Japan's author Chris Rowthorn as the 'Best Vacation Rental in Kyoto.'

Offered is the entire second floor, which has private entrance. The place has features such as all antique sliding doors, antique light fixtures, and traditional design details, combin...
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About the Owner, Curtis H
Languages spoken: Japanese, English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 22 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 69 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN3471960
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Joan T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in March 2017

My husband, a friend and I stayed at the Upper Gion House during cherry blossom season for 2 weeks. The location was amazing! It was located on a quiet small street in the Gion District. Fresco and Lawson's convenient stores is about a 4-5 minute walk. The condo (machiya) was very clean and spacious with a large living room, fully...

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seadev73
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Stayed here for 6 nights - booked directly thru owner Curtis (via e~mail) who was so easy to communicate with. Location is really good - 2 mn walk to Hanamikoji Dori- one of the most beautiful streets in Kyoto (especially at dusk) - kitchen in apartment is easy to use - if you want to make breakfast yourself or have...

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Nancyinfo...
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 for a stay in November 2016

We loved our stay at the Gion House, upper level. It was in a perfect location and we were able to walk and taxi to amazing places everyday. There were loads of local restaurants to choose from too with the help of Junko, all reservations were made effortlessly. Curtis, Junko and Saki were are lovely to deal with. We had...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighborhood
The location is superb in terms of being central and being steeped in atmosphere. This property is actually located within the very heart of what is considered to be "Gion." The location is completely quiet, since it is tucked on a side street with almost no through car traffic. 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.
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