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Recent Kyoto reviews
A Wonderful Experience
"My two grandchildren, aged 9 and 8, my daughter and I, enjoyed staying 8 nights at Amy's house. The booking process was remarkably easy and, with Amy's help, ran to a perfect plan. Amy has added many personal and welcoming touches together with soaps, shampoos etc. We could not believe how convenient the location was and walked to most things of interest, markets, shopping areas, and 2 minutes to Lawsons for quick supplies - on a relief day we opted for Bus 206 which took us to just about every other destination. Do use the bus service, like everything else in Japan it is so efficient.I would not give another thought to a hotel when you can add value to your holiday with an experience such as this."
Guest: SamDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
"Our family vacations in Kyoto on a bi-annual basis and after our stay this time we all agreed that this will be the machiya of choice when we come back again next time. It is located in the less touristic part of town (west side) but public transportations and taxis are easily accessible, for those who would like to head out to Arashiyama the train station is only 8 mins away by walking. This is a neighborhood for Kyoto residents, and the markets and shops are catered to their needs, which really adds to the charm, we felt privileged to be part of this experience for 5 days.
It is an authentic machiya and do be aware that the bathrooms and WCs are detached from the main house through a charming garden.
The owner Sano-san's responses were quick and helpful, and we look forward to coming back.
One last thing: when communicating to cab drivers the closest street corner is "Om-mae Dori" and "Ayanokoji Dori". Somehow Google maps' "Gozen Dori" does not register with the local drivers."
Guest: villeradieuseDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 26, 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
"Excellent, spacious and good value accommodation in Kyoto. The highlights are the the attention to detail throughout the house. The kitchen is very well equipped with some lovely traditional dinnerware etc. We used the western bed which was very comfortable but futons are also available in a beautiful traditional room. The furnishings are generally traditional and tasteful and the propery is very private in a terrific location. The owner Acca is delightful and was very generous of her time when we met. I will be recommending this property to my family and friends. Thank you Acca."
Guest: TerryDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 12, 2015