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Thoughtful, accommodating and helpful, Saki and Saya were wonderful hosts. Kirakuan has an excellent location. Nightlife, downtown, shrines and temples are all easily accessible by foot.
The house itself is a pretty little place with a bunch of amenities.
Highly recommended - I would love to stay there again.
Kirakuan was the BEST Airbnb our family has stayed at! Mako's house is beautiful and spotless clean. The amazing furniture makes you feel you're in a boutique hotel yet every detail of the house is personal. The appliances are great, from the espresso machine to the shower to the very high-end bidet toilet. The house was very spacious for our family of three. We could well imagine living there for a whole year! Kirakuan is very well located - metro station just a step away as well as great restaurants! And Mako...well, she was as perfect as her house! Her hospitality made us feel like we were family! We can't thank her enough for this amazing stay at Kirakuan.
We had a very comfortable and wonderful stay at the property. We would stay at the house again.
The neighborhood was very safe, peaceful and in a central location.
The listing was accurate. The house and the kitchen is well equipped. It was very thoughtful of Mako san and Saki san to provide basic provisions when we arrived.
It is a good place for 3 or 4 adults.
Saki greeted us as our taxi pulled up to the alley leading to the machiya when we arrived in Kyoto. The house is very well equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. She stocked the fridge with butter, jam,milk, juice and sake as well as bread on the table. We did not have to worry about breakfast the next morning. A thoughtful touch of hospitality. She graciously took us around and explained how to operate everything. It's a gorgeous place and quite conveniently close to the main train station. We had a marvelous time and would stay there again if we have a chance to come back to Kyoto. Thank You Saki!!!
Amazing apartment in a great central location. Highly recommend!!
교토역에서 도보권에 있어서 위치적으로도 만족했습니다. 주변에 지하철역도 있어서 좋았고요. 오래된 고택이지만 내부 시설은 완전 최첨단 시설이라 대만족했습니다. 침대도 푹신하고 다양한 비품이 있어서 좋았습니다. 제공되는 어메니티도 엄청나게 많아서 5성급 호텔 이상인 것 같습니다. 호스트분들도 영어도 잘해서 의사소통하는데도 문제없었고, 다만 TV가 없다는 점 빼고는 100점 만점에 99점 주고 싶습니다. 집 내부 곳곳에 아기자기하게 꾸며놓아서 집 구경하는 재미가 쏠쏠해서 3박 머무는 동안에 TV 시청 안해도 될 정도로 좋았습니다. 청수사도 도보권이라 여유롭게 교토여행하면서 즐길 수 있는 에어비앤비라 생각합니다. 추천하는 에어비앤비 입니다.~
Our stay was absolutely amazing starting with the warm welcome we got from Mako and her colleague when we arrived. The house is gorgeous, modern, homely and in a great location. The bathroom and shower was great for soaking the days walking pains away Make even helped us arrange a dinner in Tokyo as well as order us taxis due to language barriers. I'd highly recommend this house to anyone coming to Kyoto. You won't find better hosts! If we come back to Kyoto we would love to stay here again!!! Thank you, Mako!!
We had a wonderful 5-night stay at Gagakuan - we loved every minus of our stay here and our second time in Kyoto. Everything was hassle-free when dealing with Mako - she even left us some breakfast, wine and yummy pastries!
We won't stay anywhere else in Kyoto. Highly recommend Gagakuan to everyone. Thanks Mako and Saki for everything - you have an amazingly beautiful place!
Mako and Suki were the absolute best hostesses !! They met us at the house and gave us very helpful and detailed info about all the sightseeing options about Kyoto - they were available for us to answer any question we had during our stay. They even had the fridge filled with goodies for us which made us feel more at home. The house was cute and cozy as described in a very quiet neighborhood and very close to a supermarket. I highly recommend this house when in Kyoto !!!
The entire experience with Mako and Saki from beginning to end was amazing. Pre-trip, Mako was responsive & assisted with restaurant reservations for a few places where Japanese was needed. She also made great suggestions for new places that she thought we'd like during our stay and was a perfect host. It was so thoughtful to have a few groceries already in the fridge for our arrival. Overall this was one of the best experiences in travel hospitality that we have had.
The machiya itself was exactly as described/pictured and was such a pleasure to stay in. It is a beautifully kept mix of modern & traditional, has all the conveniences that you need, a nice & comfortable layout, and offers a warm feeling overall. Lastly, the location is close to a main subway line and walkable to many key areas. You truly feel like a local and Kyoto "insider" when you stay here.
I would highly recommend Gagakuan and Mako/Saki without any hesitation or reservations and we plan on staying here again for our next trip to Kyoto.