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house Ginkakuji

An elegant and peaceful life


Authentic machiya dating to the beginning of last century, Ginkakuji house was carefully restored in 2014 by craftsmen respectful of the heritage of old Kyoto houses.
Every Japanese room, the sitting room in the entrance and the two bedrooms immerse you in an incredible aesthetic world of tatami, washi, sliding doors, mud walls, and old wooden beams. Japanese technology coexist in perfect harmony with this set, with a state of the art kitchen and bathroom.
The two miniature gardens extend the experience after a day of sightseeing. An ideal home for a restful break.

Our opinion

A perfect mix of Japanese materials-- tatami, washi, and mud walls-- and state of the art equipment, Ginkakuji House is a rare experience. 

House rules

This house cannot accept check ins after 8 pm. (Contact us for further information)
This is a non-smoking house. Please do not smoke in the house or garden. When smoking outdoors, we ask that you not smoke directly in front of any houses in the neighborhood.
We ask that you take the utmost care to follow the garbage rules outlined by your Travel Angel during check-in.
Please be eco-friendly: conserve energy by turning off lights and air-conditioning/heating units when not in use and when leaving for the day.
Keep the house tidy. If you have moved any furniture during your stay, please be sure it is moved back to its original location.

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Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Ginkakuji
  • Refrigerator
  • Gaz stove
  • Ventilation hood
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Reversible A/C 
  • Vacuum
  • Wifi
  • Double size futon & single size futon
  • Iron
  • Our house does not have a television



  • Taxi : about ¥2300 yen from the station (an access map to the house is provided with your reservation)
  • Bus : Bus number 17, stop "Ginkakuji Michi"


Latest review

Laurent B.
Apr 2017

Rien de particulier. Cela correspondait parfaitement à nos attentes.

Nicole, Edwy, Muriel
Oct 2016

Une petite semaine à Kyoto dans cette charmante maison, simple mais bien equipée !
On s'est vraiment senti au Japon et cela nous a permis de se reposer après de très longues journées de visite dans les temples et jardins. 
Un peu excentrée mais on a vite compris comment utiliser les bus.
Merci à Nikki de nous avoir accueilli et à notre nouvell "cantine", OMEN à 2 pas de la maison.

Nicole B.
Sep 2016

Lovely home with fantastic facilities. 12 & 14yr old children travelled with us. Wifi excellent. The house was clean & within walking distance to shops and bus. A little far out from main centre of Kyoto but great for quiet sleep and restoring after busy/huge days of sightseeing. We didn't feel crammed, which was great after being out all day. Lovely.

Brigitte, Hugues, Claire
Aug 2016

Maison ingénieusement et esthétiquement agencée. Très agréable à vivre.
Un joli travail de modernisation tout en conservant l'esprit et le charme des maisons japonaises traditionnelles. Nous avons apprécié les petits détails.
Merci à Nikki de son accueil attentif.
Nous avons beaucoup aimé Kyoto, un peu perdus au début avec le réseau de bus, nous nous sommes vite adaptés et avons sillonné allègrement la ville de temple en temple, de jardin en jardin!
Un très agréable séjour au milieu de notre périple à travers le Japon.

Erick, Sylvette, Solène
Aug 2016

Magnifique maison alliant le confort moderne et le charme japonais. Nous avons passé une agréable semaine dedans. Merci à Nikki pour son accueil, sa gentillesse et ses conseils. Nous reviendrons!

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house Ginkakuji

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(Additional guest $18 per night)

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