It was called “Gion-San” from the old time in Kyoto with friendly feelings.
This machiya is located very close to Yasaka Shrine, and this house was used to a house of Maiko and Geiko.
The location is very quiet even the house is middle of the sightseeing busy area.
You can walk to Gion, and also the main shopping area Shijyo-Kawaramachi is walking distance,
so you can enjoy Kyoto a lot from this house. There are many restaurants nearby, so you can easily find what you want to eat.
Please walk around in early morning to temples and shrines for your morning relaxing, and also meet Maiko at night.
This house uses “Chaya” style of architecture.
This style was very traditional of Kyoto’s old house and a house for Maiko.
When you enter the house from entrance door, there is a entrance hall and a space for welcoming guests.
There is a very special wall which was made of dirt and iron power to make
“Wabi-Sabi (aesthetic sense in Japanese art emphasizing quiet simplicity and subdued refinement)” with rust colored dots on the wall.
These dots will change year and year, and it is very important to show “the flow of time” or “tradition” in old Kyoto.
Steps connect to second floor is just beside of this welcoming space.
When this house was used as “Chaya” (when guests play with Maiko in here),
guests were welcomed to the second floor when they enter the house.
The second floor was area to play with Maiko, and the first floor was a space for living private area.
There are two rooms,Japanese style room and Western style romm,on the first floor.
There is floor heating in the living room.Its makes caomfortable your stay in cold winter i n Kyoto.
The Japanese inner garden reprensents the landscape of Miyama,rural area in the mountains 30km north of central Kyoto.
You can feel the beautiful Japanese nature.The second floor,there is Japanese room where you can sleep on the tatami.
Maximum of 6 people can stay in one room,so it can be used for group stay.
Yasaka-no-yado bathroom is all cypress bath.The smell of cypress has a relaxing effect
From the bathroom you can also see the garden and have a special time.
Kyoto Gion Yasaka-no-yado
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