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52 reviews
Livingroom
Exterior
Western style bedroom with double bed
Japanese style bedroom with double futon on tatami
Kitchen area
Entrance to bath / shower area
Original hand-woven wood detailing on ceiling of livingroom
Roof deck with view of Kenninji Temple
Being filmed by HGTV. Curtis (owner) on left with cameraman
Hanamamikoji Street, 3 minutes walk away
Our little street, with geishas (a common sight)
Kyoto's main commercial district, Shijo-Kawaramachi, a 15 minute walk away
Kenninji Temple, Kyoto's oldest Zen Temple, right next door!
The owner, Curtis, at Kenninji Temple, next door
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Ssampias
Chatham, Illinois
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“Fantastic Lodging in Gion. Everything it promised and more!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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We went to Kyoto to visit our son who is studying abroad at Ritsumeikan University. We wanted a house where we could relax and catch up when we weren't sight seeing. The Gion House is beautifully appointed and so clean! The extras in the house make this property extra special. The heated floors in the hallways and shower were appreciated since we visited in cold weather. Curtis has so much useful information in the house. Junko was a pleasure to deal with concerning questions and checking in, etc. The location in Kyoto is perfect.

We hope to visit Kyoto again and when we do, we will without a doubt stay at the Gion House. If you're going to Kyoto, our family would highly recommend this property. Thanks Curtsi!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cosy, quiet, very comfortable and just perfectly located Kyoto hideaway.”
Reviewed 15 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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The property description and photos and glowing reviews don't do this little gem justice. This was my fourth visit to Kyoto over 30 years and I can confidently say that the location is peerless for days or weeks of ambles through this wonderful city. Beautifully presented, wonderful service. Hidden down a very quiet lane way it is within walking distance of four different geisha quarters and probably Kyoto's most stunning temples and walks.

Trains, buses, supermarkets and even Starbucks all very accessible once you walk a few blocks, not to mention hundreds and hundreds of restaurants and tea houses.

If Kyoto is Japan the The Gion House is Kyoto.

Unreservedly recommended.

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Liked best: Absolutely ideal location and smart modern but distinctively Japanese design
Liked least: Faint but audible drums and gongs from temple next door could disturb light sleepers at 6am
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 9 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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Singapore
Reviewed 8 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

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MN
Reviewed 10 October 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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