Kyonoyado Gekkoan

 

 

 

 

 

 

If this is your first visit Kyoto, or if you want to stay at Machiya-style accommodations, I would highly recommend it.  Perhaps if you plan to stay in Kyoto for a long term, the property would be great for you as there is a small kitchen including a microwave, induction cookers, a fridge, an electric kettle, a toaster and a washing machine.  Actually the villa is not categorized by hotels or ryokans.  Therefor we didn’t expect any hospitality before we arrived here.  However, against all expectations, we felt a lot of family hospitality during our stay.  The owner is very warm, sincere, and helpful.  When we arrived at the property, staff was already waiting for us in front of the building on a rainy day, and prepared green tea with Japanese sweets, and arranged a restaurant for our dinner.  Then when we returned back here after dinner on a cold day, a staff set up hot-water bottles called Yutanpo in Japanese in each bed.  Also the owner prepared maps for recommended spots, events, and restaurants for us.  They are truly wonderful concierges.  We were very touched by their OMOTENASHI.  Absolutory they made us feel so happy during our stay.  Actually the property wouldn’t be luxury.  However it’s really worth staying here if you visit Kyoto.  It couldn’t be better.  You will be able to chill out at the room while viewing a well-kept small traditional inner garden.  Then the modern machiya-style property with the latest facilities is functional, comfortable, and very clean.  All of the amenities are taken care of including toiletries, pajamas, a humidifier, coffee, green tea set etc., in a room.  Wifi reception was good.  Then it seems that the owner has excellent taste in interior.  The wall painting which was drawn by a well-known painter from Kyoto is very impressive.  Then Shojin Food for breakfast prepared was great.  *Shojin food is originally a special kind of vegetarian dish for Buddhist monks.  *Need to book it in advance.  On top of that, the property has great value for money.  We really didn’t want to leave here once we entered the villa.  Only my issue is that the location is not very Kyoto, and the property is bit far from Nijo Station, approx.10min walk away.  There are some fine restaurants, cafés, convenience stores etc., around here, though.  Then the property is so popular at the present.  Therefore it wouldn’t be easy to book it.  If it’s fully booked, I would also recommend Yado Kiramachi Ryokan, Kiraku Kyoto Aneyakoji or Aoi Kyoto Stay.  Three of them are located near Kyonoyado Gekkoan.  If you want to stay at Machiya-style accommodations in a very much kyoto atmosphere, such as Higashiyama area, I would highly recommend Jeugiya.  At last, if you stay at Kyonoyado Gekkoan, I highly 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.  **Please note that most of TAXI drivers wouldn’t know the property.  You might want to show a map where it’s located.   ***Check in and out times 3:00PM/11:00AM  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Booking.com

About Kyonoyado Gekkoan

Kyonoyado Gekkou-an is a hundred year-old traditional machiya that has been completely restored into a ryokan with its original beauty. You can rent a whole house, feel like living in Kyoto. Located in the lovely area of Central Kyoto, Kyonoyado Gekko-an enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, shopping, culture hub of Kyoto. Situated only 2.4 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town’s attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Info about Kyonoyado Gekkoan

Style Modern Machiya-style villa
Guest Rating  Exceptional 9.6
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 Check Availability and Pricing for the property
on Booking.com
Location Kyonoyado Gekkoan’s MAP
Access approx. 10minTAXI from JR Kyoto Station 
or 10min walk from Nijo station
Address and TEL 18-20 Nishinokyō Nishigekkōchō Nakagyō-ku
Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 604-8423

Tel +81 75-204-1538
Official Homepage Kyonoyado Gekkoan’s HP

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