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Gion Kyuraku - Traditional Luxury in located Machiya in Gion | Kiyomizu, Kyoto!

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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Gion Kyuraku was originally Tea Master's House which was fully renovated and turned into a vacation rental.

We feel so fortunate to have met Mr. Sano, the landscape architect, to design our garden at Gion-Kyuraku. Mr. Sano was selected as one of the top 100 gardeners for the book called “Contemporary Japanese Gardens 100 Gardens by 100 Japanese Landscape Architects”, and the photo book was published in December 2014. We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Sano for selecting our garden for the book.

Gion Kyuraku, nearly a century old Kyo-Machiya, that was once a tea-masters residence, located in the historical district of Kyoto, Gion/Kiyomizu. It has been restored to its original splendor, in conjunction with modern amenities, contemporary comforts, consideration of the environment, along with state-of-the-art entertainmen...
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Listing #FKN3814731
About the Owner
Thomas N
Languages spoken:Japanese, English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2011
Interaction with guests
Upon request, we can offer some advice about Kyoto e.g. restaurants, sightseeing etc..
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Reiko and Tom's Machiya was simply delightful. It is spotless and beautifully decorated in traditional style, with tatami mats, futon bedding and a Japanese o-furu (bath). However, it has all the modern conveniences such as efficient WiFi, washing machine, and a beautifully equipped kitchen. It...More

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Management response:Responded 11 May 2018

Thank you very much for your beautiful and useful comments regarding your stay at Gion Kyuraku. Hope to see you all again in the future.

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed here twice already (once with my parents and once with my wife's parents) everyone loved the experience. Apart from the beautiful house itself (as you can see in all the pictures), we also loved the great location it is in: it is in...More

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Management response:Responded 7 October 2017

Thank you for the perfect and beautiful review of Gion Kyuraku. Repeat and regular guests show how great the location and how beautiful the house really is. What the pictures can't tell you is trueness of the scent and sound of a traditional Kyo-machiya that...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

When we arrived the building was easy to find via Google maps. The bus stop is just steps away. It was beautiful, clean, and traditional. We only stayed one night but it was awesome. The tub and heated floors were a great touch. I also...More

1  Thank 562virginiah
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No smoking
    1 Full bath
    6 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
Gion-Kyuraku is located in historic area of Kyoto: Visiting beautiful historic sites in Kyoto is very easy from the house. Kiyomizu Temple, Kanninji Temple, Kodaiji Temple, Rokuhara Mitsuji Temple, Yasaka Shrine etc.. are all within a short walking distance. The closest supermarket is only 20 meters away, and 24HR supermarket, convenience stores are all located closeby. There are numerous restaurants, shops in the area as well.
Getting around
Many beautiful historic sites are within a short walking distance. The closest bus stop is only 3 minute walk away. Kyoto station is about 10 minute taxi ride from Gion Kyuraku.
Car not needed
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