3 bedrooms, 2 toilets, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
- english, Japanese
About Thomas N.
I am from Toronto, Canada. 15 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”.
Thomas N. purchased this House in 2012
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children under the age of 6
Minimum age of primary renter:20
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
From the planning stages to the final farewell Rieko has been so helpful. Finding the house was made easy with the detailed instructions both english & japanese. The house was within easy walking distance to transport,local food stores and very big array of eateries. It was very clean, every thing we needed was there. It was a lovely quiet neighbourhood and the residents where friendly. We highly reconmend Gion Kyuraku
Peta, Phil and Vanessa from Hobart,Tasmania, Australia
Thank you for your perfect 5 out of 5 review of Gion Kyuraku. We try our best to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible. The location is second to none as many of our guests have suggested in the past.
Nestled near temples and tea houses
Ample yet intimate space offers historiic detail, modern convenience, gracious host and easy strolls--so lovely in the quiet of early morning or moonlit evening--through Higashiyama, Gion and along the riverbank of . Our family of parents and 2 adult/grad student in 20's children appreciated every moment.
Thank you for your perfect review of Gion Kyuraku. The location and neighbourhood is second to none in Kyoto city. Gion Kyuraku is located in the historic district of Gion.
Lovely machiya for a comfortable, traditional stay.
We went as a group of six. Two parents and four twenty somethings. They took over the futons upstairs and we were downstairs. It was a fabulous trip for all of us to visit Kyoto and stay in such a traditional setting. It added a lot to our trip to not be in a hotel. Very nice neighborhood to see the sights and walk around.
Thank you for the perfect 5-out-of-5 review of Gion Kyuraku. We are glad that Kyuraku added so much to your Kyoto stay. Hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Excellent machiya experience
Lovely restored machiya with modern amenities in an excellent location and a very helpful host.
Thank you for the perfect 5 Star review of Gion Kyuraku. Kyuraku does balance the modern conveniences with the traditions of a Kyo-machiya. We always want our guest to have a great experience in Kyoto.
Traditional living with modern conveniences!
The machiya is really well located and well appointed. We enjoyed the nearby shops and cafes, as well as the Gion atmosphere and temples/attractions. Inside, the house had good WiFi, heaters and washer/dryer. The bedrooms have tatami mats and futons with cozy comforters. The bathroom has lots of hot water and good shower pressure...and it was great to have each loo in a separate room.
The house worked well for 2 adults and 1 kid, who had a futon laid out in the office downstairs. We slept upstairs in the larger main room. There is another room upstairs, separated by a sliding door.
The house is SUPER clean and uncluttered, although there are pieces of art etc around but everything is simple and intentionally placed. The hosts are super responsive both before we arrived and during our 4 night stay. We recommend this home!
Thank you for the 5-out-of-5 review of Gion Kyuraku. We appreciate that your family was able to enjoy the Gion district of Kyoto and that you were able to experience living in an authentic Kyo-machiya. Your review will help future guests. Thank you again!
Artfully restored traditional home with all the peace and zen Kyoto can offer. Kind and helpful hosts and located in culturally vibrant area. A brilliant stay!
Many historical sites such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kenninji Temple, etc.. are located within a short walking distance.
The Higashiyama District along the lower slopes of Kyoto's eastern mountains is one of the city's best preserved historic districts. It is a great place to experience traditional old Kyoto, especially between Kiyomizudera and Yasaka Shrine, where the narrow lanes, wooden buildings and traditional merchant shops invoke a feeling of the old capital city. Recent renovations to remove telephone poles and repave the streets have further improved the traditional feel of the district.
The streets in Higashiyama are lined by small shops, cafes and restaurants which have been catering to tourists and pilgrims for centuries. These businesses retain their traditional design, although many have been renovated through the years, and they continue to serve customers today, selling local specialties such as Kiyomizu-yaki pottery, sweets, pickles, crafts and other souvenirs.