$207 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion – Home 3468408 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

The Gion House is Centrally-Located in Gion – Home 3468408

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


The Gion House has opened on October 2011, and a traditional Japanese 'machiya' is located smack in the center of Gion. The Gion House was designated Gion historic district building by Kyoto City Government. The Gion House was built in 1892, and was completely restored under the supervision of Kyoto City Government, and it was stand up for historical Gion principle. It is rented an entire house. Our quests may come and go freely, using the house as their own.

The restoration was a labor of love, requiring the participation of artisans specializing in traditional carpentry Kyoto style techniques, and using natural materials in all areas both inside and out. Great efforts were made to recreate an atmosphere, which will allow guests to experience the traditional way of living.

An added modern touch for comfort is the luxurious bathing area and bathroom...where you can soak in the bathtub of pottery while gazing at ''Tsubo Niwa'' garden, after a full day of sightseeing. The bathtub is from Sigaraki ware, and made by hand of traditional craftsman, who has made Shigaraki ware in front of Emperor some while. And, as room will be separated by traditional Japanese fusuma (papered sliding doors) and shoji (Japanese paper) screens with flowers beautifully arranged in along walls, you will feel a sense of warmth. Thus, the guest can experience Japanese aesthetic feeling and mystery in objects of everyday life. The house can be accommodating total maximum 4 persons, and are provided Japanese luxury style Futon on the tatami mat floors. The tatami are using un-dyed organic straw mat and authentic first grade base of tatami.

The living area is adjacent to its own small '' Tsubo Niwa'' garden. There are both floor-heating system and bath-heating system, keeping the place warmer in the winter season. There is space called'' Hiroen'' which is located in between living room and garden. This space will give a feeling both outside and inside when the guest are sitting, and there is also designated a World Heritage Site ''Yakusugi'' dining table, which is a Japanese cedar that term 'Yakusugi' refers to trees are more than 1,000 years old. It is forbid the cutting of ''Yakusugi'' now. The light are bring fun to the room, antique light, special order for hand made bamboo with paper light, and traditional wire work ''Gaishi Biki'' on the ceiling. Wooden floor and Table were rubbed with natural 100% perilla oil which has been used by Kyoto's Machiya house.

The Gion House are just 3 minutes' walk from Hanamikoji Street, just 2 minutes' walk from Miyagawacho, which are called ''Hanamachi'' geisha district in Kyoto, also find geishas scurrying down the alleyways on their way to work in the evenings easily.

The oldest Zen temple ''Kenninji Temple ''is a just 1 minutes walk away. Other temples are such as Kiyomizu temple, Sanjusankando temple, Tofukuji temple, Chion-in temple, numerous restaurants, and downtown shopping district located nearby, which are possible to visit from the Gion House by walk.

You'll enjoy the luxury and authentic Japanese atmosphere of the Gion House, and spend quality time here in '' Machiya'' our Gion House.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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About the owner

Tokuji T.

Tourist License

Calendar last updated:
22 Jul 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
23 reviews

Very Good

“Beautiful Machiya style house in Gion - 3rd visit”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2018

We keep coming back to the “Gion House.” This was our third visit over a 5 year period. The house is very well maintained and the owner is always helpful. He writes excellent and clear En… More

“Beautifully little house in fantastic location”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2017

The Gion House is an exquisite little Japanese style house that has been lovingly restored with beautiful materials. It is in a perfect location in the Gion district of Kyoto about 2 blocks from the r… More

“Fantastic place to stay”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2017

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was in a great location and was a lovely place to stay after a day of exploring. The bath was amazing!!!

“Prefect stay”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2016

This place has been a great extension and experience adding up to the tranquil life of Kyoto. The host is just a phone call away and have given us all the instructions required to make our stay as pri… More

“Unique machiya with a wonderful self-filling tub”

Reviewed 1 Dec 2016

We arrived on 21 November 2016 and stayed for 4 nights. It was a 10-15 minute walk from Kiyomizu-gojo station and it would be easier if you have WIFI and a google map to help you get there on your fi… More

“Lovely Traditional House”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2016

The 4 of us stayed here for 5 nights. The house is about 10mins+ walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station...we had no problem finding the place. Interior is clean and the small kitchen is well equipped for s… More

“Great Experience!!!”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2015

This house is a gem. It has great modern appliances/technology throughout the house while keeping its traditional character. This property is close to several temples, shrines, gardens, restaurants, a… More

“Kyoto at its finest!”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2014

Gion House has high tech elements in a tradional house, from the samsung kelyess entry system to the automatic filling soaking tub there are plenty of modern japanese amenities. Conversely the house h… More

“Traditional grace and modern convenience.”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2014

Gion House was ideal for my family of four. Our kids are now young adults and I agree that the house is not suitable for very young children, anyone who has difficulty with stairs, or for people who c… More

“The Gion House was an important part of our visit in Kyoto! Wonderful!”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2014

Mr Tanaka san was a splendid host since the first time we contact with him. He gave us all the facilities for our unforgettable stay in Kyoto. House brings all the comforts you need when you travel … More

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