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Reikaku Yasaka (Just Opened) Historical Geisha Area and close to World Heritage

Accommodation with History - Reikaku Yasaka
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Overview
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Reikaku Yasaka was a building in ruins with floor on the left and right hand side of the building tilted by at least 30cm when we discovered this hidden jewel. Prior to the formal restoration of Reikaku in 2017, there was number of large scale renovation of the property carried out by the previous owner in the 80s when this Machiya was extended all the way to the street to allow for construction of modern squared shape house that maximized the indoor space. Restoration was particularly difficult due to the state it was in but our craftsman’s determination to bring this Machiya back to its formal glory paid off for Reikaku Yasaka.

The Space

Reikaku Yasaka is a Machiya that has been built for nearly 100 years. Our carefully crafted design is able to maintain the authenticity of the building with the comfort of modernity. When entering the...
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About the Owner
Tomomi K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2017
Interaction with guests
Although Reikaku operate under self-serviced principle, we will still organise a host to welcome you at your arrival. The host will also take the opportunity show you how to use some of the electronic equipment that is unique to Japan such as electronic heated flooring, computerised toilet and automated temperature adjustment for bath and water. We are also reachable by telephone or email to answer your query and our staff is able to communicate in English, Chinese and Japanese
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We stayed here with our three children aged 6,9 and 11 in April 2018. We found this house to be absolutely perfect, and a welcome break from staying in hotels. The communication from the owner was excellent, as were the directions to reach. The house...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Management response:Responded 1 May 2018

Thanks Liz, we are so happy to have the opportunity to share our holiday home with your family too. We took a big chance when we decided to restore this 100 year Machiya knowing there is a possibility that the restoration work may go well...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018

Coming from sunny Australia, my biggest worry was the cold because I heard from friends that the staying in traditional style Machiya accommodation can be very cold. This turn out to be a non issue as heated flooring was available everywhere within the building including...More

2  Thank Yuan Yuan C
Management response:Responded 3 February 2018

Thank you Sherry, we are glad that you had a great memory during your stay. I personally can’t survive the winter here without heated floor, so it was important for us to ensure it is also available for our guest. This Machiya is also located...More

Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
1. No Smoking 2. No shoes in the building 3. Please reduce noise to minimise disruption to neighbours 4. No pet permitted 5. Check in after 3pm and check out before 10am 6. One...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
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About the neighbourhood
Reikaku Yasaka is located in one of the best residential locations in Kyoto. It is named as such because it is only few steps to Yasaka Dori where one of the most famous Pagodas in Kyoto (commonly known as Yasaka Tower) from Hokanji Temple is clearly visible. In the vicinity, there are number of high-end restaurants that have been awarded Michelin Stars with atmosphere that is one and only in Kyoto. In addition, a casual walk around the area will get you to the world heritage Kiyomizu temple, Kodaiji Temple, Kenninji, Gion, modern department stores and traditional boutique stores.
Getting around
Reikaku Yasaka is located in the one of the most historical neighborhood in Kyoto.

Transport: Gion-Shijo Station (11min) | Kiyomizu-Gojo Station (11min)
Attractions: Kiyomizu Dera (10min) | Kenninji (3min) | Yasaka Tower (3min) | HanamiKoji(5min) | Rokuharamitsuji (4min) | Ninenzaka (8min) | Sannenzaka (8min) | Yasaka Jingja (9min) | Gion Shijo Shopping district (10min)
Supermarket: FRESCO 24H (2min) | Happy Rokuhara (3min)
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Kansai Airport: 97.0 km
Railway: Kyoto Station: 2.1 km
Inform the taxi driver to go to Yasaka Dori in the suburb of Higashiyama Ku by saying “Higashiyama-Ku no Yasaka-Dori Onegaishimasu”. Once you are on “Yasaka Dori”, please ask the driver to go to the east side of Yasaka Dori by saying “Yasaka Dori no Higashi gawa onegaishimasu”. When you notice the “LA CREA” sign, please ask the driver either to stop by saying “Stop” or turn right into the street by saying “LA CREA no mae migi ni onegaishimasu”. Reikaku Yasaka is the second house on the street.
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