Gagakuan traditional&modern Machiya

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

The space

Gagakuan is a 100- old- Machiya (townhouse) which I renovated inside into a modern house, convenient for living with high-tech facilities and using creative materials from all over the world.

It is located 5 min by taxi, 1 stop by subway from Kyoto station. It is very central of city but it is very quiet because it is off of main road.
After having a long day sightseeing you can relax and feel home even you are away from home.

Nearby Shops
24h supermarket
nice local food restaurants
Nishiki Food Market

Nearby Culture
Yasaka Shrine
Kiyomizu temple
Higashi Honganji
Nishi Honganji

Additional charge after 2 guests:
3,000 yen to 5,000 yen depends on the season

Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: $52 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $103
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

Any age of children will be counted .



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay.
From May 8 - 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

62 Reviews

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Sherry User Profile
May 2017
Mako was such a great hostess. Her attention to details at everything is very much appreciated. The house is in quiet neighborhood and easy walk to the train station. It is very roomy and got enough separation if you have more than 2 people. We had coffee and tea every morning which is quite nice. Everything in the house works well and clean. We love the design of the place too.

Frederic User Profile
April 2017
We spent 4 days in April 2017 at Mako's, overall a delightful stay, very helpful host, gave us great tips and ideas. House is cosy, very clean, high standards, and well located close to shopping area and Kyoto station. We warmly recommend!
Mako User ProfileMako is a superhost.
Response from Mako:
Frederic san Thank you for the warm comment although I made you worry about your check-out date! As you wrote, if you were coming back Kyoto again, now you know you have a home here in Kyoto. Thanks againMako
April 2017

Christine User Profile
April 2017
Old world charm meets modern conveniences. That's how I would describe Mako place. Besides being such a wonderful place to stay, modern, charming and comfortable our host Mako was so nice and welcoming. She welcomed us with yummy Kyoto treats, breakfast for the next day and gave us insights on Kyoto. The place is actually quite roomy for our family. There is one bathroom upstairs and one downstairs. I love the clean and modern bathrooms. We all slept upstairs but there is a small room downstairs that can be used as a bedroom also. The place is very warm with heated floors if you want to use them. Even though it was quite cold in Kyoto the home was warm. The place is very convenient also. Minutes away from supermarket, shops, restaurants, bus stops and subway station. An easy 15 min walk to Kyoto Station or one stop to Gojo karasuma Station from Kyoto station. I would love to stay here again on our next trip to Kyoto if we are lucky and Mako's place is available. Thank you Mako again for being special and gracious host!

Gareth User Profile
March 2017
Mako san's Machiya is the perfect place to stay when exploring Kyoto. It is beautifully appointed and very comfortable for 4-6 adults to stay. The location is wonderful, in between kyoto station and the main shopping/eating streets - yet quietly hidden in a nice neighbourhood. My family and I really enjoyed our time there and wished we had stayed more days. It was really a home away from home. I will definitely be back.

Rana User Profile
January 2017
We had a wonderful week at Mako's place. The house is beautifully laid out with all the necessary conveniences and many added luxuries. The kitchen was well stocked with all the basics (plus a great range of teas to try out) and first breakfast was kindly provided with extra treats. The self heating bath was a definite bonus plus there's so many other little homey and well thought out touches throughout the house. We enjoyed the safe, quiet neighbourhood with the convenience of Gojo subway station and bus stop just down the street. There's also a supermarket close by plus plenty of eating options. Mako is a thoughtful and considerate host who helped us with our travel plans, made phone calls on our behalf (as we have zero Japanese speaking ability) and ordered taxis but most of all became a friend :)

Xiaojia User Profile
December 2016
Mako's house is beautiful clean and tidy . It's Japanese style and amazing design in the house .Mako is very kind and nice . Wish to live your house again!

Wing Yin User Profile
November 2016
amazing experience in Kyoto. Traditional machiya with high technology living. Love the automated bath tub. Mako san is superb. Great if us once we get off the taxi and with an adorable welcome gift! A must have experience in Kyoto. Super silent place but the subway is just round the corner. Supermarket and nice ramen shop within 5 mins walk! Remember to ask the host to prepare futon for a extraordinary tatami sleep :)

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Kyoto, Japan · Joined in April 2012
Mako User ProfileMako is a superhost.

Hi, travelers, I love traveling, I like people, I like renovating old houses , and that is why I am here!

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