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house Yasaka

Gion location renovated Machiya


Our traditional Japanese townhouse (Machiya) conveniently located right in the middle of the Gion-Yasaka-Kiyomizu district, arguably Kyoto's most popular area, yet away from the hustle and bustle in a little narrow quiet side street offers a haven of tranquility to our guests.

Our house is registered as a licensed hotel and has passed the rigorous safety tests of the City of Kyoto fire department.

When renovating our Machiya, going slightly against the principles of traditional Japanese architecture, an emphasis was put on opening up the space and bringing in as much light as possible. With this in mind, skylights were added, walls were removed, beams exposed, ceilings opened, beige and light brown hues, elegant natural materials chosen to refurbish the interior etc...

On the safety side, the house foundation and its structure were reinforced to better withstand the risks of earthquakes and modern fire prevention and safety equipment were installed.

Following this complete and extensive renovation, the ground floor now offers a luminous, spacious open space that leads from the entrance, through the modern kitchen and dining area to the traditional Japanese tatami room, allowing you to enjoy the view from all side on our small private Japanese garden (tsubo-niwa) complementing the layout.

Our custom made kitchen is fitted with modern kitchen fixtures and features a 200cm wide counter area where you can comfortably prepare your meals. In it you will find a refrigerator/freezer, 3 induction heating plates, microwave/oven, coffee/expresso maker, toaster, kettle, rice cooker, kitchen utensils, cooking ware, and enough dining ware, plates, and cups for 4 guests.

On the 2nd floor our western style bedroom is bathed in warm sunlight from our window facing the East side and the skylight coming from the adjacent staircase. For a good night rest, traditional shutters (amado) will insure obscurity in the room.

Quick description of the layout:
1st floor: Kitchen, Living Room, Japanese Tatami Room, toilet, Japanese Garden.
2nd floor: One western style Bedroom, bathroom, toilet, washing machine area.

Our opinion

Ideally located minutes from Gion Corner, in Kyoto's most popular area, our traditional 85m2 Japanese townhouse has undergone extensive refurbishment from award winning architects to combine absolute comfort,luxury,safety and tradition. 

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 Yasaka
The house comes fully furnished with free internet Wifi, TV, DVD player, Amazon Fire TV, a kitchen stove, microwave/traditional oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, shower/ bathtub, hairdryer ,of course, AC units and a very good heating system for the cold Kyoto winter nights.



  • Taxi: approximately 1 500 yen from the station (a detailed access map is provided with the booking)
  • Bus: bus number 206, Higashiyama Yasui stop


Latest review

Jan 2017

Great location--perfect for vacation with toddler. The staff was awesome re: communication which made the trip much less stressful. Highly recommend!

Nov 2016

The house is fantastic. It feels very genuine and is a wonderfully authentic experience not to be missed. The interior is very well designed, with great attention to detail and beautiful little touches. Outside, the location is ideal. Off of the busy streets enough to be silent at night, yet and easy stroll to multiple sights, restaurants, transport, etc. Kyoto is very easy to get around and this is a great jumping off point. We would definitely be booking this place on a return trip.

Oct 2016

The stay at YASAKA house was excellent! The house is beautifully renovated and every thing work perfectly. One thing that I did not realise though its in the description of the place, is the location! It is like the place, perfect! The only problem was that we had to short of a stay in Kyoto. I´ll be back!

Christian L.
Jun 2016

Take a few steps outside this sleek, quiet, modern, and fully renovated gem of an apartment, and you're in the heart of the action, Kyoto's frolicking Gion district. You can walk to temples, shopping, and city's best restaurant, all within 15 minutes. Host was extremely responsive and reliable. Joel

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house Yasaka

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(Additional guest $37 per night)

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