Kyonoyado Gekkoan

If this is your first visit Kyoto, or if you want to stay at Machiya-style accommodations, I would highly recommend Kyonoyado Gekkoan.  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 if you visit Kyoto.  It couldn’t be better.  You can chill out at the room while viewing a well-kept small traditional garden.  Then the modern machiya-style property with the latest facilities is functional, user-friendly, and comfortable.  The housekeeping was excellent.  The free Wifi reception was good.  All of the amenities are taken care of including toiletries, pajamas, coffee bags, and a green tea set, etc.  There are some convenience stores nearby.  Then 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.  Then the property is not 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 Shojin Food for breakfast was great.  *Shojin food is originally a special kind of vegetarian dish for Buddhist monks.  You need to book it in advance if you want to try.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare it if you request on that day.  Actually there are many restaurants, cafes, and shops around the property, but most of them are open from 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM except fast-food restaurants.  Overall, Kyonoyado Gekkoan has great value for money.  Only my issue is that the neighborhood is not very much Kyoto, but the location is definitely convenient to go sightseeing.  The property is near Nijo Station.  It takes approx.10min on foot.  Alternatively, it takes 10min by taxi from Kyoto Station.  It costs around JPY1,300.  Then when we stayed here in the spring season, we got rental bicycles.  Bikes are very useful when you go sightseeing around here.  At last, if you stay here, 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 the TAXI drivers wouldn’t know the property.  You might want to show a map where it’s located.   ***Check-in and out times 3:00 PM/11:00 AM Check Availability and Pricing for the property on

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 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 18-20 Nishinokyō Nishigekkōchō Nakagyō-Ku
Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 604-8423

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