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Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 6  Type: House
Seiun-an, former Geisha house -Best Location
TripAdvisor property ID 3876018

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Kyoto today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 33 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1164 to as high as $1794, depending on travel dates.

The manager responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 25, 2017.

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Avi Lugasi
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25 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Kyoto Attractions




  • Air conditioning

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (33)

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“Amazing experience in a traditional japanese house”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2013

A beautiful traditional japanese machiya located conveniently near gion. My boyfriend and I had a great time staying here. Gion is 5 mins away the station is 5 mins away. Good value for money for the size of the rooms. I also would like to thank the staff helping me to find the my iphone by contacting the bus terminal!

“Fantastic family accommodation”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2013

We stayed there for four nights in November this year with my family of 5 ( with three teens). The location is amazing, you can walk to all the shops, restaurants, and major stations, yet the area is quiet and beautiful. I would recommended to anyone , we were very happy there. We would love to comeback again.

“Great Location”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2013

Seiun-an is located right in the middle of an area of traditional style houses and shops and an easy walk to the heart of Gion, restaurants, downtown, temples and shrines. The location was even better than we had expected when booking. It was good to have a peaceful, comfortable and roomy home base for our 5 night stay. If you are tall, just remember to duck when going through doors. The clothes dryer gets very hot so take care if you have delicates.

“Adds another dimension to being in Kyoto”

Reviewed 29 May 2013

I studied Japanese domestic architecture many years ago so it was great to get an experience of 'living' it at Seiun-An. We loved the feeling of the place and the location - easy walking to many sites and close to trains and buses. Our friends joined us for a week. We thought we would be cramped but it was fine and it was great being able to share breakfast and our daily plans then meet again at night to compare the day's adventure. Booking & payment was easy, instructions clear, the house had everything we needed & the owners were very helpful when we needed some advice about sending luggage on. Would return in a flash!

“Outstanding little hideaway in Gion district of Kyoto”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2013

Wonderful service (easy contract agreement and payment options) up front that includes detailed information on how to get to the house and access it. Once inside, everything you need to know about the house and Kyoto sightseeing is included. Very comfortable for 4-5 people (one bed, futons for others). Everything in the house was in great condition and the shower room had an authentic cast iron tub for soaking.

“The Perfect Location for your first trip to Kyoto”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2013

This is a great place to stay and exactly as described on the website. It is a fabulous location with the underground being a 5 minute walk and a shopping complex about a 10 minute walk. We had 3 adults and 2 children in our party. This was manageable in Seiun-an, but not much space to spare with suitcases etc. I think 4 people is much better space wise, although maybe that's more to do with what I'm used to living in Sydney. The recommend sights information left in the house is excellent. The arashimaya tour is a must (bamboo forest etc), and especially if you hire bicycles to get around. Definitely a highlight for all of us. The kids loved it. We cooked a couple of basic meals, which was fine, although a little more crockery would help. Wendy and her team at Windows to Japan were excellent to deal with. Will definitely use them again. Having said all that, I would definitely stay at the house again.

“Authentic Geisha house experience!”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2012

As close as it gets in modern Japan to traditional Japanese accommodations. Clean, quite, convenient, and close to sights and eateries - what more can you ask for?

“Authentic home away from home in the heart of Kyoto.”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2012

We both loved our week long stay in Seiun-an in Kyoto. Even before we arrived, Wendy was so helpful with information and prompt with her communication - the service we recieved was exceptional and we always felt if we needed anything she would be able to help. The house was easy enough to find with her directions and tucked away in a quiet and convenient street in Gion. We were able to walk everywhere and found the local streets especially beautiful by night, particularly along the nearby streams heading towards the Kamogawa River. The bed was very comfortable (as were the futons) and the facilities perfect for our needs. After weeks in hotels it was lovely to have a home to ourselves and the ability to cook our own meals. This would be a perfect spot for a couple or small group/family, particularly if you stay in Kyoto for a week as we did. We would definitely recommend Seiun-an to our family and friends and if we return to Kyoto, would love to stay here again.

“Excellent Vacation Rental”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2012

Six of us stayed here for 4 days. It was small, but homely and very comfortable. The location is also great. I would definitely recommend this rental.

“an amazing experience staying in a machiya in the old part of k”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2012

me, my wife and 3 children made the right choice to stay in seiun-an. it was an amazing experience living in an old traditional japanese home - commendable experience. it was just like a home away from home.its very quiet at night though it is not far from the night life in the gion area. seuin-an is also about location, location and location : within walking distance to the bus-stop, subway, restaurant and cafe, temples, river ways, and etc. we have just a minor comment to make : maybe its time the bathroom sliding door need to be replaced as it can be quite difficult to open/close the door ( i did tell you about this when you came to the seiun-an )and also the toilet, even though we left the ventilator on, the smell was still musty.maybe a natural ventilation will help ( sorry wendy..a comment from my architect wife ). wendy was great in responding to all my enquiries through the email before we arrived in kyoto. thank you wendy.

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