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Recent Kyoto reviews

  • Perfect Home Away

    "We walked into the Gion House and it embraced us immediately. Traveling from L.A. through Taipei, to Kyoto - this turned out to be the perfect spot for our week to slow down and rest. The space is perfect for two. The renovations that have been done to this property are exquisite in every regard. The winter weather was not a problem at all, as there is plenty of heating both ambient, and floor heating that kept us snug (We are from southern California so anything that drops below 65 degrees F, is "cold" for us!). The Host, Tanaka-san was also exactly what we would have wished for in a Machiya host: highly accessible at any time by text, very responsive to every inquiry, and yet unseen throughout the week's stay. We are independent travelers so our mode is to settle in and make every new place our home. We were able to do that here, very easily. The space is well designed so that every aspect of short-term living is taken care of - from needs one may have for cooking at home, to having access to laundry facilities, to being situated in a spot that gives visitors a real feel for local neighborhoods. Market for food shopping is close, plenty of restaurants, plenty of places for tea/coffee, and lots of temples and shrines in easy walking distance. Train station is about ten minutes by taxi and runs about 1000 yen. There are also buses within easy walking distance. The best for us: Kenninji Temple - just a half block away, around the corner sits the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. In all, a fantastic place to stay while in Kyoto. Our plan is to visit again, very soon and we will send friends and family as well!"
    Guest: o-2 Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 2015
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  • Perfect Place to Stay in Kyoto

    "Our family of 4 stayed here for 3 nights. The townhouse looked exactly how it was in the pictures. It was well-maintained, clean and in good condition. There were heaters in the living room, which was a cozy area for the whole family to hang out when we wake up in the morning and after we get back in the evening. The futons in the bedroom were very comfortable and we loved the blankets which were soft and warm. We slept very well every night. The bathroom was quite big for Japanese standards. There was a shower area and a tub where one can relax one's tired muscles after a day's walk. The water was strong and comfortably hot. Everything was provided for - coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, electric kettle, stove, microwave, toaster, cooking oil, mugs and glasses, plates of different sizes, bowls, spoons, forks, knives, chopsticks, kitchen utensils, pans, towels, toilet papers and tissues, toothbrushes and toothpaste shampoo, conditioner and body soap, cotton buds, body scrub, and 4 bicycles! The neighbourhood was quiet and safe. One wouldn't be scared to take a walk alone even after midnight. There was a 24-hour supermarket nearby where we bought food for our breakfast. Mr. Kazuya is a very nice man. Whenever we ask for advice via email using the portable wifi he provided, he responds right away. He even booked 2 cabs to bring us to the limo bus station which would take us to the airport. One thing I would like to suggest though, please add more clothes hooks near the doorway to hang our heavy jackets. Also some hooks in the bathroom for us to hang our clothes. Thank you, Mr. Kazuya, for giving us this opportunity to experience traditional Japanese living! We would definitely stay here again when we go back to Kyoto."
    Guest: Bang C. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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  • Awesome and Highly Recommend

    "I had the honor and priviledge of staying at the Gion House during my month and half stay in Kyoto. The location is excellent on a quiet street yet very close the best of Gion. Near the best Japanese restaurants and gazing at the true Geisha. Easy grocery shopping nearby and local vendors. I had easy access to taxis, bus line and trains. The owner/managers are attentive, knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. Truly the best part of my stay in Kyoto for experiencing the traditional Japanese style house--yet with some modern conveniences. For a true experience--The Gion House is outstanding!"
    Guest: Yuriko Terasaka Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 7, 2014
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  • Liz. Ontario. Canada.

    "Very comfortable apartment. We found the apartment to be spotlessly clean, well appointed and very quiet, much appreciated after having been in Tokyo for a week. As previously mentioned in another review, the photos and description are perfectly accurate, and the self checkin works very well. Being December it was quite cool - the heating works well and the down comforters were lovely and cozy. We had no problems at all and found the details of grocery stores, etc in the information book to be very helpful. There are a number of little restaurants on Gojo and we particularly liked the Udon Sanshiki, where we ate on a cold rainy night. Very welcoming, average prices and decidedly above average food and attention to detail. A young chef who deserves to do well. I would love to have the opportunity to stay here again."
    Guest: David Vanderpump Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 16, 2014
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