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The Gion House (Upper Level) Prime Gion Location

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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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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...
About the Owner, Curtis H
Languages spoken: Japanese, English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 130 reviews and 4 properties
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david h
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in August 2016

We stayed at the Upper Gion House for six nights during August 2016. The location and accommodation is as advertised and detailed in the excellent and comprehensive website. The pictures do not lie and everything is as described. The location is very convenient but not easy to find although I do not think Curtis and the team could provide more...

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Millbrae, California
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Perfect location in a quiet back street of Gion. A traditional Japanese design but with modern features which include a fully equipped kitchen ( including combination washer/ dryer), Western style bathroom with shower & bathtub ( separate toilet) and wireless high-speed Internet. There are clear instructions provided for the appliances with English labelling. Friendly obliging efficient management. I would recommend...

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