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Last Minute Special! New! Beautifully Restored Machiya in Gion/Kiyomizu Area!!

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto townhome description

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 entertainment, and communication infrastructure.

The three ‘L’s’ in rental property are “Location, Location, Location”.

Firstly, Gion Kyuraku is in the heart of Gion, where Maiko-sans, and Geiko-sans (Geisha in English) can be seen nightly.

Secondly, historical temples, shrines, and world heritage sites are within a few minutes walking distance, Kenninji Temple (2 minute walk), Kyomizu Temple (10 minute walk), Hokan-ji Temple known as Yasaka Pagoda (5 minute walk), Rokuhara Mitsuji Temple (1 minute walk), and countless other historical sites.

Thirdly, one of the most historical streets in Japan Hanamikoji Dori is only a 3 minute walk from Gion Kyuraku. Additionally, there are a number of grocery stores, one is only a minute away, the other is a 24HR supermarket, bakeries, and countless restaurants are in the neighborhood, from family run diners, pubs to Michelin rated restaurants, and famous Ryoriya (Kyoto cuisine restaurants) are our neighbors.

A Kyo-Machiya is required to have certain elements: it must be located in one of the historical districts of Kyoto, features, such as a Tsuboniwa (Japanese Garden), Tsuchikabe (earth and straw walls), Koshi Kabe (wooden lattice), and Inuyarai (low bamboo fence).

Gion Kyuraku has all of these traditional elements, combined with distinctive feature of this period, which include, Ajiro. ceiling (weaved wooden ceiling), Hari ceiling (structural wooden beams exposed), Shirakabe (white walls), antique light fixtures form the Taisho/ Showa period that have been masterfully restored, and ceramic pieces from the Shigaraki district of Japan. One, fascinating structural feature of Gion Kyuraku is one of the main wooden support beans measures 4”x15”x16 feet; this one solid Japanese cedar beam spans the entire front of the Kyo-machiya. This is a must see, we have left it exposed.

Along with these period elements, Gion Kyuraku has been completely modernized with the assistance of many traditional trades people which comprise of Kyo-daiku, (traditional carpenters), plasterers, Japanese Gardener, designers, and countless other traditional craftsmen. The result is a Kyo-Machiya that is functional for the sophisticated world traveler, the family that wants to experience a traditional machiya stay, and the traveler that does not want the usual hotel type accommodations. We invite you to experience the uniqueness of a Kyo-machiya, along with the comforts of modern living at Gion Kyuraku.



A Kyo-Machiya is required to have certain elements: it must be located in one of the historical districts of Kyoto, features, such as a Tsuboniwa (Japanese Garden), Tsuchikabe (earth and straw walls), Koshi Kabe (wooden lattice), and Inuyarai (low bamboo fence).

Gion Kyuraku has all of these traditional elements, combined with distinctive feature of this period, which include, Ajiro ceiling (weaved wooden ceiling), Hari ceiling (structural wooden beams exposed), Shirakabe (white walls), antique light fixtures form the Taisho/ Showa period that have been masterfully restored, and ceramic pieces from the Shigaraki district of Japan.

One, fascinating structural feature of Gion Kyuraku is one of the main wooden support beans measures 4”x15”x16 feet; this one solid Japanese cedar beam spans the entire front of the Kyo-machiya. This is a must see, we have left it exposed.

Along with these period elements, Gion Kyuraku has been completely modernized with the assistance of many traditional trades people which comprise of Kyo-daiku, (traditional carpenters), plasterers, Japanese Gardener, designers, and countless other traditional craftsmen.

The result is a Kyo-Machiya that is functional for the sophisticated world traveler, the family that wants to experience a traditional machiya stay, and the traveler that does not want the usual hotel type accommodations. We invite you to experience the uniqueness of a Kyo-machiya, along with the comforts of modern living at Gion Kyuraku.

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 754 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet
          • Computer Available
          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

              • Balcony

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • Cycling
               

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Regular Seasons 2014
              May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $320

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Please contact us for high season rates-Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Oct, Nov, Beg/End Year

              Payment in Yen only.

              Please note that the rates are for the entire property, not p/p

              Minimum Stay is 3 nights

              1 - 2 guest(s): 32,000 yen

              3 guests: 36,000 yen

              4 guests: 40,000 yen

              5 guests: 44,000 yen

              6 guests: 48,000 yen

              Payment in Yen only. The above rate would be fluctuated depending on the exchange rate.

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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              Location

              Many historical sites such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kenninji Temple, etc.. are located within a short walking distance.

               

              Owner info

              About the owner: I am from Toronto, Canada. Eight years ago I moved to Kyoto, Japan with my family. Having Japanese heritage but growing up very Canadian! I wanted to find out more about my Japanese culture and also expose our kids to it. Currently, I am teaching English to a diverse group of Japanese students. This allows me to see Japan though their eyes and also teach them about Canada and its culture. When I do get some free time, I like to walk along the Kamo River with my wife and kids. We as a family enjoy traveling around Japan and North America to teach our kids about other cultures. Kyoto is a wonder place to live, visit and raise kids. We would like many travelers to experience “Kyoto-Living”.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Beautiful Garden at Gion-Kyuraku (Designed by T. Sano, Photo by K. Masuda)

                Beautiful Garden at Gion-Kyuraku (Designed by T. Sano, Photo by K. Masuda)

              • Front Entrance

                Front Entrance

              • Living Room looking into the garden

                Living Room looking into the garden

              • Sitting area in main bedroom - 2nd floor

                Sitting area in main bedroom - 2nd floor

              • 2nd Bedroom - 2nd floor

                2nd Bedroom - 2nd floor

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Working desk in the den - 1st floor

                Working desk in the den - 1st floor

              • Bathroom facing tsuboniwa garden

                Bathroom facing tsuboniwa garden

              • Enjoy the beautiful illuminated garden at Gion-Kyuraku every night!

                Enjoy the beautiful illuminated garden at Gion-Kyuraku every night!

              • Antique shoe-box

                Antique shoe-box

              • Antique light-fixture in living room

                Antique light-fixture in living room

              • Welcoming Entrance Way to Gion-Kyuraku

                Welcoming Entrance Way to Gion-Kyuraku

              • Living room looking from the garden

                Living room looking from the garden

              • Main Bedroom - 2nd floor

                Main Bedroom - 2nd floor

              • 2nd floor hallway

                2nd floor hallway

              • Kitchen - 1st floor

                Kitchen - 1st floor

              • Den - 1st floor

                Den - 1st floor

              • Den on the 1st floor can be turned into the 3rd bedroom with its own toilet

                Den on the 1st floor can be turned into the 3rd bedroom with its own toilet

              • Handmade Shigaraki Ware Sink

                Handmade Shigaraki Ware Sink

              • Hi-Tech ECO-friendly toilet

                Hi-Tech ECO-friendly toilet

              • Designed by Tomoatsu Sano, Garden Designer

                Designed by Tomoatsu Sano, Garden Designer

              • Kiyomizu Temple - 10 minute walk

                Kiyomizu Temple - 10 minute walk

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

              $320 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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