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Séjour traditionnel de la Maison Kaburenjo - Vivre le Japon
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Chambre avec futon pour 2 personnes de la Maison Kaburenjo - Vivre le Japon
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house Gion Matsubara

Close to Gion and the Kiyomizudera Temple


The Gion Matsubara house is a pleasant mix of Japanese and Western comfort.

Enter the Japanese style living room with its tatami flooring where you can enjoy afternoon tea seated at the coffee table on the traditional zabuton cushions.
At night, this room also doubles as a bedroom allowing you to enjoy experience the cosy comfort of Japanese futons, making it a perfect vacation rental in Japan.

If you are tired of eating out you can also make the most of the fully equipped kitchen and take your meal in the bright Western style living room.

In addition to the Japanese room, the mezzanine can accommodate a 3rd traveler. Keep in mind that the stairs are not suitable for small children.


Ground floor: Western living room, Japanese room that doubles up as a bedroom with Japanese bedding (futons for 2 people), small kitchen, Japanese bathroom (shower and furo, Japanese deep bathtub) and toilet.

Mezzanine: Japanese bedding (futon) for 1 person.


Our Matsubara house is located in the Gion neighborhood, famous for being one of the best place in Japan to see Geishas, in the labyrinth of the small alleyways, next to Matsubara street that leads to the Kiyomizudera Temple, symbol of Kyoto city.

A little further away is the Kenninji Temple, where the traditions of the Zen Buddhism are perpetuated. Walk along the paved paths of the temple and discover the beautiful and busy Hanamikoji Street, with its traditional houses, luxurious restaurants and teahouses that welcome wealthy customers every night.

Conveniently located, the house is close to all amenities, public transportation and a supermarket.

Our opinion

A cosy nest in a neighborhood that offers many opportunities to discover traditional Kyoto, the Gion Matsubara House welcomes you in a typical Japanese environment. The scent of tatami and subdued lighting will bring you calm and relaxation for a pleasant stay in Japan. 

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



  • Taxi: about 1 000 yen from the train station (a detailed access map will be sent to you upon booking)
  • Bus: number 206, Kiyomizu-michi stop


Latest review

Nicolas G.
Jul 2019

Merci à Vivre le Japon qui nous a permis d'avoir un voyage sans surprise et inoubliable grâce à l'accueil et au professionnalisme des Travels Angel et des guides francophones.

Emmanuelle K.
Jul 2019

La personne qui nous a "installé" a été vraiment très bien : très accueillant, de bon conseils de visites, etc. Vraiment un grand merci à lui !

Mar 2018

Deuxiéme séjour à Kyoto et toujours le même émerveillement. Ville magique où il y a toujours quelque chose à découvrir.
Avons adoré cette petite maison quoique un peu fraîche à cette saison.
Merci à William pour ses conseils et son accueil. 

Konrad H.
Aug 2017

We had a wonderful time in Gion. It was a bit difficult to find the place in the beginning, but it was all worth it for the wonderful house we got to stay in. It was exactly what we were hoping for in a Japanese house. And Gion is a wonderful part of the city to stay. The house is also very close to a bus station. Our Travel Angel William was incredibly helpful with everything, even when we noticed we made a mistake with our booking he helped us out where he could. Every description on how to use the kitchen and bathroom was clear and we had no problems with the appliances at all. One thing should be noted though: the room under the roof is basically unusable in summer. We were there in August and you couldn't even finish climbing up the stairs without feeling a dramatic increase in temperature. If we would go to Kyoto again, we will certainly try to get another house in Gion.

Hélène et Gérard
Aug 2017

Ravis de cette étape à Kyoto.
Nous avons eu plaisir à retrouver cette maison de longues marches sous une température supérieure à 30 degrés. Cette maison est pleine de charme et dans un quartier bien agréable.
Merci à William pour son gentil accueil et conseils avisés

per night

house Gion Matsubara

Price for up to 2 people

(Additional guest $19 per night)

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