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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Japan reviews
A truly authentic experience in Arashiyama
"My Mum and myself have just returned from our three weeks trip to Japan. We spent four days in Kyoto, staying in the wonderful Arashiyama Hanare house, which completely lived up to our expectations (and as frequent travellers we have high ones!). Tanaka-san was very efficient, responsive and helpful throughout the booking stage. He kindly helped us with some restaurant reservations for dinners in Kyoto (as we don't speak Japanese, it may get a bit tricky). He also had his own wonderful suggestions about the restaurants.
When we arrived to Kyoto station, the house was easy to reach - Tanaka-san gave us directions in advance. Even though the house is not in central Kyoto, it only takes 10-15 minutes (depending on the type of the train) from Kyoto station and then another 5 minutes to walk. Arashiyama is a beautiful part of Kyoto with so much to explore and we very much appreciated being able to come back to a quiet area after having spent the day in a busy city.
The house (as you can see already in the pictures) will give you a very unique and authentic experience. If you're looking for the Western style accommodation, clearly this is not the place, but for those wishing to experience something different and unforgettable, Hanare house is perfect.
We were very happy with our stay in Arashiyama Hanare and if we are back in Kyoto one day, we would love to stay there again. Highly recommended!"
Guest: AgneDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 17, 2015
"We have been to Japan a few times. But stay in a place like Gion House brings the experience up to another level. We stayed in the hart of Kyoto ant yet is was a quite place that one can rewind after a busy day visiting all the sights.
Gion House is a lovely place to have, very roomy for 4 to 5 people, The kitchen is well equipped. One can make a full meal out of it but that means if one still have the energy to cook after a day of touring all the wonderful sites. The bathroom is also tastefully done. Dipping in the hot bath will help to rewind after a long day out.
We would this place to everyone. We shall return the next time Kyoto is calling."
Guest: Alice in WonderlandDate of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 16, 2015