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New! Beautifully Restored Machiya in Gion/Kiyomizu Area!

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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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

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Computer Available
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

                  • Balcony

                  Payment Type

                      • Visa
                       

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                      Regular Seasons 2014
                      May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $320

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                      • 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. Ten 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, September 30, 2014

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

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