What kind of Machiya House is Kyonoyado Gekkoan?
If this is your first visit Kyoto, I would recommend it. Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for the long term, the property would be great as there is a small kitchen including a microwave, induction cookers, a fridge, an electric kettle, a toaster, and a washing machine. This is like a holiday home in Kyoto. Kyonoyado Gekkoan is not categorized by hotels or ryokans so we didn’t expect any hospitality but I was betrayed by it, in a good sense. We received a lot of family hospitality during our stay. The owner is very warm, sincere, and helpful. When we arrived at the property, the staff was already waiting for us in front of the building on a rainy day, and immediately prepared green tea with Japanese sweets, and arranged a restaurant for dinner. Then when we returned back here after dinner on a cold day, a staff prepared hot-water bottles called Yutanpo in Japanese in each bed. Also, the owner prepared a map for recommended spots, events, and restaurants. They are truly wonderful concierges. We were very touched by their OMOTENASHI. Absolutely they made us feel so happy during our stay. The property wouldn’t be luxury but it’s really worth staying here. It couldn’t be better.
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Is the location easy to access?
The property is near Nijo Station. It takes 10min on foot. Alternatively, it takes 10min by taxi from Kyoto Station. It costs around JPY1,300. Please note that most of the TAXI drivers wouldn’t know the property. You might want to show a map of where it’s located. Then only my issue is that the neighborhood is not very much Kyoto, but the location is convenient to go sightseeing. If you want to stay somewhere reminiscent of Kyoto, I would rather recommend accommodations around Higashiyama Area.
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How are the rooms?
You can chill out in the room while viewing a well-kept small traditional garden. Then the modern machiya house with the latest facilities is functional, user-friendly, and comfortable. The housekeeping was excellent. It seems that the owner has excellent taste in the interior. The wall painting which was drawn by a well-known painter from Kyoto is impressive.
How about toiletries & in-room amenities?
All of the amenities are taken care of including toiletries, pajamas, coffee bags, and a green tea set, etc. The free Wifi reception was good.
How about In-house Facilities?
Then the property is not a universal design but there are few steps in the property. Wheelchairs are not available, but once you enter the property, you wouldn’t need to move around. Then there are some convenience stores nearby.
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How about meals?
Shojin food for breakfast was great. *The food is originally a special kind of vegetarian dish for Buddhist monks. You need to book it in advance if you want to try it. They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare it if you request on that day. Then dinner is not offered but there are many restaurants, cafes, and shops around the property. Most of them are open from 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM except for fast-food shops.
Overall, the machiya house has great value for money. We definitely return again. Anyway, when you stay here, I recommend joining Kyo Yuzen Workshops after breakfast which is the traditional dyeing technique of Kyoto. We enjoyed it so much more than we expected. The location is near Kyonoyado Gekkoan. Have a nice trip! Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space. *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog. Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Booking.com
Info about Kyonoyado Gekkoan
|Style||Modern Machiya house|
|Check-in and out times
|Estimated Price||30,000 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Contact||Call at 075-204-1538 from domestic
Call at +81 75 204 1538 from overseas
|Internet Connection||Free wifi in the property|
|Booking||Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is not available
|Location||Kyonoyado Gekkoan’s MAP|
|Access||approx. 12minTAXI from JR Kyoto Station
or 10min walk from Nijo Station
|Address and TEL||
Tel +81 75-204-1538
|Official Homepage||Kyonoyado Gekkoan’s HP|