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The Gion House (Upper Level) Prime Gion Location

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Excellent
44 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 featured 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.

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, combined with luxurious, modern features like radiant heating under the wooden floors, a large Western style bathtub, and wireless high-speed Int...
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About the Owner, Curtis H
Languages spoken: Japanese, English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 82 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
Our office is just 50 meters away, and open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM (except Sundays and holidays). Our English-speaking staff is available to offer assistance to guests.
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Excellent - based on 44 reviews
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Mikey S
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in October 2017

Gion House Upper is a truely enchanting abode. We spent seven nights here with the intention of "living local" in Old Kyoto. We were not disappointed. We wanted a home away from home and that's exactly what we got. Perfectly located In a charming section of town. Everything we needed was with in walking distance including grocery stores, shopping, dinning...

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Roxanne A
1 review
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The location was perfect - in the center of things but on a quiet street. It was well cared for and well stocked. Very nice architectural details. And the staff were extremely helpful when I called with questions or needed help making a reservation or arranging a taxi. Definitely recommend it!

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Isobella...
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We stayed here for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The location is wonderful and we got to better experience the neighbourhood around Gion. The apartment was very well equipped, and we loved relaxing in the lounge room after a long day of sightseeing. The folder provided contained a lot of information, especially on restaurants and we made full...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Minimum age for children is 7 years. No smoking inside or within 10 meters of the house. Shoes must be removed before entering. Guests are to respect the quiet of the...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Fulls
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$320
Nov 11, 2017 -
Nov 30, 2017
Peak Season
5 nights
$340
Dec 1, 2017 -
Dec 24, 2017
Mid Season
5 nights
$300
Dec 25, 2017 -
Jan 5, 2018
High Season
5 nights
$320
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Fees
  • Cleaning Fee: $80 / stay - Fee
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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.
Getting around
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.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX): 60.3 mi
Railway: Keihan Line Gion Shijo Station: 0.3 mi
From Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), we recommend the door-to-door shuttle van services of Yasaka KIX Shuttle. From Kyoto Station or other points in Kyoto, we recommend arriving by taxi the first time, to avoid the frustration of getting lost. Guests will be provided with maps and necessary instructions before arrival.
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