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Bairin-an Perfect for Two in Kiyomizu-Gion Area

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Kyoto is famous for having been the ancient capital of Japan, dating back over 1200 years. The sheer beauty of the temples, shrines, gardens and culture imbued within, makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world.
Bairin-an (Plum Grove) is one unit of Kyo Machiya Miyabi in Kiyomizu area, a big Kyoto traditional house, and was designed and divided in three machiya (Bairin-an, Shofu-an, Momiji-an) by renowned Kyoto based architect, Geoffrey P. Moussas.
Bairin-an is being meticulously preserved with the traditional techniques that have been handed down over the centuries. While sticking to tradition is important for the architect, updating the facilities, such as a nice shower, high-tech toilet, kitchen, heating floor, are just as important to meet the present day needs of our selective clientele. The delicate balance between 'old and new' is what sets this apart.

Bairin-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple, which has been designated a World Cultural Heritage, and is very convenient for visiting by walking distance many others famous temples, shrines, downtown, and Gion, the most famous Geisha district!

Enjoy Kyoto and the distinctive features of the local townhomes by staying in a real Machiya, feeling the natural way of living and the change of seasons which distinguishes Kyoto 's culture and its people.

City buses or rental bikes can take you to most famous sites in Kyoto within 30 minutes.

Please see our other 2 listings in the same place:Shofu-an VRBO#438156 & Momiji-an VRBO#438158.
In Sanjo-Kamanza area other 2 listings: Shimoza-an VRBO#514790 & Kamiza-an VRBO#514588

Kyoto is waiting for you!

Payments are charged in Japanese Yen.
US$ rates for reference only.
Rates includes tax.
Yen 20.000 for two guests per night,
plus Yen 3.000 for each extra guest over 15 years old per night,
plus Yen 2.000 for each extra guest between 5-15 years old per night.
When the stay is shorter than four nights as requested Yen 5.000 is added on the total amount for extra fees.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 39 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • toilet and shower-room separate


  • Television


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    floor heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    glasses, cups, dishes, pan, pot...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Extra gest $25
  • Taxes Included


Basic rate is for two guests, each extra guest is charged Yen 3.000 per night, no charge under five.

Rent includes all utilities, rates,tax, charges associated with the use, the occupancy of the property.

Rates are in Japanese Yen.

A deposit of 30% will be charged at the time of booking, and a balance no earlier than three weeks before your arrival.

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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116 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kansai International Airport
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Wine bar
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Keihan Kiyomizu Gojyo Station
8.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Meishin Highway Kyoto Higashi Inter
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Ashiya ( steak house )

Car: Not Necessary

Kiyomizu Temple, a World Cultural Heritage -

Gion, the Geisha district -

Kenninji Zen Temple -

Yasaka Pagoda -

Kodaiji temple -

Maruyama Park -

Nishiki Market,

Sanjusangendo the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist Goddess ....

There are over 800 temples and shrines in the city.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: Message from the owner: Welcome to Kyoto! Our wooden houses were built in 1920'. Recently we renovated these houses by utilizing the original material as much as possible. Please enjoy the feeling of traditional Kyoto house!

Why Kyoto:
We could see a glitter of traditional atmosphere on the roof, wooden pillars, sliding doors or small garden inside the house. The townhouse is called Machiya and this house strongly stimulated us to restore for living. Machiya used to be townhouses or shops for the merchants in the 17th century. Not only temples and shrines, but machiya stay is an attractive experience for all who want to know more about Kyoto life style and its culture.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
In less than 5 minutes from Bairin-an there are two 24hours convenient stores, a 24h supermarket, post office, bank, cafes, restaurants. A 15 minutes walk will take you to the riverside of the Kamogawa. You can take a pleasant stroll along the river, or do shopping in the nearby Kawaramachi area convenient for rainy days as the shopping streets are covered, like Nishiki food market street. A night life spot is Pontocho, a narrow lane with no cars, full of elegant restaurants, bars, and where you can see a Geisha or Maiko on the way or from an appointment. Next street Ovest of Pontocho is Kiyamachi, a very lively night zone where you can find many kinds of restaurants, bars, pubs and more... Enjoy just walking from Bairin-an!

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Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese



  • Bairin-an entrance

    Bairin-an entrance

  • Dining kitchen

    Dining kitchen

  • All what you need for your meals.

    All what you need for your meals.

  • Tatami room

    Tatami room

  • Shower room  (wash&dry machine is behind the wooden door)

    Shower room (wash&dry machine is behind the wooden door)

  • High-tech toilet

    High-tech toilet

  • The little garden feeling change with the seasons

    The little garden feeling change with the seasons

  • Kyo Machiya Miyabi - Kiyomizu. Bairin-an entrance is in the typical lane.

    Kyo Machiya Miyabi - Kiyomizu. Bairin-an entrance is in the typical lane.

  • Bairin-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple

    Bairin-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple

  • Zen Temple, Kenninji.

    Zen Temple, Kenninji.

  • From the tatami room

    From the tatami room

  • Entrance, here put off your shoes.

    Entrance, here put off your shoes.

  • Dining kitchen, perfect for two

    Dining kitchen, perfect for two

  • Tatami room

    Tatami room

  • Tatami room with futons

    Tatami room with futons

  • Wash basin and toilet

    Wash basin and toilet

  • Bairin-an 'tsubo niwa', little garden

    Bairin-an 'tsubo niwa', little garden

  • In the lane, cats are part of Kyoto's life

    In the lane, cats are part of Kyoto's life

  • Chio-in Temple

    Chio-in Temple

  • Hillside to Kiyomizu Temple

    Hillside to Kiyomizu Temple

  • Zen garden at Kodaiji Temple

    Zen garden at Kodaiji Temple

  • Yasaka Pagoda

    Yasaka Pagoda

VRBO #438160

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