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The Gion House (Upper Level) Prime Gion Location

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40 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: 7 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 74 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN3471960
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CJKatoomb...
Katoomba, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in May 2017

This was the perfect place to end our two-week trip to Japan. The beautifully appointed Gion House is charming and authentic but has all the modern conveniences you need and thoughtful touches like a book of recommended restaurants etc. And great pillows - which if you have not been to Japan before can be challenging even in decent hotels. And...

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ozitravlr
Brigadoon, Australia
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in April 2017
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We stayed here for a week in April, when the cherry blossoms were just past their peak, but still lovely - and the crowds in the Gion were quite significant. Many people were dressed in traditional clothes or rented geisha costumes which, with the floating petals, added to the festive atmosphere. People taking selfies everywhere. One morning we emerged from...

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lisajm889...
Ruston, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in May 2017

We stayed here one week and hated to leave. Everything was perfect. We really loved the tiny deck, the tub looking out into the courtyard, the feeling of so much privacy. We would definitely book this again.

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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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