Genmachi house has been meticulously restored to its former glory while being fitted with the most modern amenities, the townhouse is one fine remaining example of the particular Taisho era architecture of the 1920's.
Description of the house
This luxurious large house is 250 sqm, and is complemented by two beautiful Japanese gardens, both recently renovated by an award-winning Kyoto gardener. The ground floor offers a luminous and spacious open-space living area from where your whole group, large or small, can enjoy the wonderful gardens.
The sleeping quarters are upstairs and are reached through a typical Japanese corridor, much of which was kept in its original condition.
For bedrooms, all in all the house a western style bedroom with a queen-size bed, another western style bedroom with two single size beds, one Japanese style bedroom with 3 futon sets, and one more Japanese room with western low single beds.
The house is located 15 minutes on foot from Kyoto station, and very close to the UNESCO world heritage site of Toji temple. With great restaurants around, and easy access to Kyoto station, Genmachi is a great base for your time in Kyoto.
Plans and equipments
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Machine
- Table Ware
- Kitchen Ustensil
- Electric Kettle
Location of the house
This former district of ceramic artisans, with the slopes Gojo avenue and tiny alleys, still show traces of its past. Even if the fires in the kilns are no longer lit, there is still a remarkable amount of little shops, making this area the best place to hunt for and hope to find the teacup of your dreams.
- Pluses: Close to Kyoto Station and the Gion district.
- Minuses: Not many city bus stops nearby, but offset by close proximity to the Keihan train.
- Shops: 7-eleven Combini - Post office
- Transports: The Keihan train line will quickly get you to both the north part of the city and the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine. - Kawaramachi Gojo bus stop for Kyoto Station & Kiyomizu Zaka for the Silver Pavilion.
- Restaurants: Benkei Udon - E-Fish, café with a view of the Kamo River - Takasegawa Street and its numerous restaurants
- Attractions: Many ceramic shops - The national museum - Sanjusangendo - The Gion district
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