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Salle à manger Cuisine de la Maison Gion - Vivre le Japon

house Gion House

The Geisha and Maïko district


This small vacation rental on a single level in Kyoto is ideal for a young couple wishing to eat and sleep Japanese style in the most prestigious district of the city, Gion.

You can prepare your meals in the kitchenette and comfortably eat them seated on the zabuton, Japanese cushion, in the lounge covered with tatami.

A tokonoma, an area where the Japanese have art objects and a flower arrangement, invites you to give a personal touch to the living room.

The Japanese bedroom will enchant you with its relaxing charms: aroma of tatamis, gentle lighting and the cosy comfort of futons.


One-level house: kitchen/dining room, 2 Japanese adjoining rooms (for two, on Japanese futons), Japanese bathroom (shower and Japanese furo bath), toilet.


Gion is the oldest best preserved example of traditional Kyoto architecture. Our typically Kyotoite house is located 200 yards from the famous Hanamikoji street, which crosses Gion. This street is bordered with restaurants, accessories shops, craft shops, ochaya shops (tea houses). Spirituality is also two steps away from the house, in the enclosure of Kuenning Temple where the Zen Buddhism is practised.

Amenities, transport and supermarkets are all not far from the house

Our opinion

Small cosy nest in an enchanting and timeless district, Gion house warmly welcomes you to its typically Japanese interior. The scent of tatami mats and subdued lighting will make you calm and relaxed to enjoy an unforgettable stay.

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.


Starting on October 1st 2018, Kyoto City will impose a municipal accommodation tax on all guests staying within the city, in order to increase the attractiveness of the City as an international tourism destination.
- The tax rate is set at 200 yen per night and per guest who pays a room charge of less than 20.000 yen per night.
- The levy rises to 500 yen for those paying between 20.000 yen to 50.000 yen and to 1.000 yen for those paying 50.000 yen or more.

The accommodation tax will be collected by your Travel Angel during the check-in. 

Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Gion House
  • Refrigerator
  • Gas stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Rice cooker
  • Futon (3)
  • Air-conditioner
  • Washing-machine
  • Iron
  • Hair-dryer
  • Vacuum-cleaner
  • Wifi 
  • This house is not equipped with a TV set



  • Taxi: approximately 1 200 yen from the station (a detailed access map is provided with the booking)
  • Bus: bus number 206, Higashiyama Yasui stop


Latest review

Gerard B.
Jan 2019

Merci a Julien et a Daisuke pour leur accueil et le suivi de mon sejour. Comme toujours c'est un grand plaisir de revenir a Kyoto, a Gion et surtout dans le cadre de Vivre Le Japon! Surtout, continuez! Il est dommage que des petits appartements aient ete supprimes, ils etaient aussi tres pratiques quand on vient seul a Kyoto. A 2019, pour sur! Amities a toutes et a tous Gerard B.

Apr 2018

Un grand merci à William poiru l'accueil dans la maison de Gion et pous ses très bons conseils.
A bientôt.
Melanie, Dan et Elise

Josselin A.
Apr 2018

L’accueil des équipes et les conseils sont au top, merci beaucoup! Je pense qu’il serait très utile de digitaliser tout cela: à minima le récap du séjour et si possible toute la documentation, afin d’avoir un backup en cas de perte et surtout de ne pas avoir à faire les visites avec tous les documents utiles (book de voyage, cartes avec lieux d’interet...). Pour ces derniers, l’ideal serait d’avoir tous les lieux discutés avec les conseillers et travel Angels répertoriés sur un service du type de Mapstr, cela permettrait d’acceder à tout cela via smartphone en bénéficiant de la geolocalisation et cela constituerait une belle base de connaissances pour les clients comme les conseillers

Nicolas F.
Mar 2018

Merci à Clément pour son accueil et ses conseils, il est à l'écoute de ce que l'on souhaite faire et prend le temps de nous accompagner, à nous orienter vers des idées de sorties, de restaurants, etc... Je garderai un excellent souvenir de cette première fois au Japon.

Dec 2017

Nous avons trouvé le séjour à Kyoto super mais la maison ne nous a pas convenu : le logement mériterait quelques travaux de rajeunissement. Notre travel Angel était très agréable et performant et sympathique.

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house Gion House

Price for up to 2 people

(Additional guest $18 per night)

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