Rokuro-cho Kyoto, Japan

Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • TownHouse
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from ¥ 36,000 nt
What we like about this property

The elegant simplicity, meticulous attention to detail and tradition, and graceful restoration of this historic home are inspiring. We love the authentic handcrafted elements that honor the period and artistry of this original Machiya.

Description

Defining the period and atmosphere of downtown Kyoto for centuries, the Machiya are traditional wooden townhouses that represent the standard architectural form found throughout the district and the country.

Once a tea-masters home, this century old residence is located in the historical Gion/Kiyomizu district in the heart of Kyoto. Carefully restored to its original splendor with the assistance of many skilled craftsmen, the traditional features include Tsuchikabe (earth and straw walls), Koshi Kabe (wooden lattice), and Inuyarai (low bamboo fence) combined with distinctive features of the period, which include Ajiro (woven wooden ceiling), Shirakabe (white walls), and antique light fixtures from the Taisho/Showa period that have been masterfully restored. One of the most striking structural features is the massive exposed cedar beam Hari ceiling that spans the entire front of the Kyo-machiya. Completely but subtlely updated for contemporary comforts, the home is outfitted with every modern amenity along with consideration for the structure and the environment. With two bedrooms two baths and a den, the house sleeps up to six. Each is simple and elegant and features supremely comfortable sleep futons. The traditional minimalist aesthetic is both sophisticated and simple with just a few handcrafted furnishings, antiques and ceramic pieces from the Shigaraki district for decor.  

As with most Machiya, the central gardens are a graceful focal point and this home is lucky to have had a master designer create it. Recognized as one of the top one hundred gardeners, famed landscape architect Mr. Sano created the award winning gardens here that were featured in the recently published book, Contemporary Japanese Gardens: 100 Gardens by 100 Japanese Landscape Architects. Graceful and sophisticated, this home is a stylish and peaceful refuge in this fascinating city.  

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV with Apple TV, laptop computer and landline. Laundry facilities (washer/dryer).

AROUND

Located in the heart of Gion in the most fascinating part of Kyoto, one of the most historical streets in all of Japan (Hanamikoji Dori) is only a few minutes walk. Rich with history and one of the most well preserved examples of Imperial Japan, it’s a stunningly beautiful city surrounded by the highlands. The district’s temples, shrines, and UNESCO world heritage sites are all within a few minutes walk including: Kenninji Temple, Kyomizu Temple, Hokan-ji Temple known as Yasaka Pagoda, Rokuhara Mitsuji Temple, and countless other historical sites. Osaka is just under an hour’s drive.

LOCATION

Kyoto, Japan. Nearest Airport: Kansai International Aiport (Direct International flights, 90 mn. drive) or Osaka International Airport (connection from Tokyo/Narita International 1 hr. drive)

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  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals
  • Rokuro-cho, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals

Rokuro-cho

from ¥36,000/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
Bed TypeSleep Futons
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms1.5 Baths
AccommodateUp to 6 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates are ¥36,000 plus 8% tax per night for 2 person occupancy. Add 4,000 yen per person plus 8% tax for additional guests.
Minimum Stay3 Nights
ViewStreet views
Notes

A deposit via PayPal is required to secure your reservation. Owners will contact you with instructions after booking. If guests do not complete payment and required procedures by the specified date on the instructions, the reservation will be cancelled. 

Cancellation Policy:

If a guest wishes to cancel a reservation, the following cancellation charges will apply as follows:

0% of guests’ total payment if cancelled over 30 days prior to the Check-in Date

100% of guests’ total payment if cancelled 1-30 days prior to the Check-in Date

100% of guests’ total payment if cancelled on the day of Check-in Date

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Reviews

1 Review

  • Peggy, March 25, 2018

    We enjoyed our stay in the Rokuro-Cho. We appreciated the lovingly restored traditional tea merchant’s home with all the modern amenities and comforts that made for a wonderful stay in Kyoto. Located on a quiet street in Gion, we were within easy access to many beautiful temples, gardens and great restaurants.
    The owners Rieko and Thomas were very helpful even before we arrived providing us with helpful suggestions, instructions in Japanese for the taxi and making reservations to local restaurants. Arigato! 
    Peggy, Toronto, Canada

    Peggy

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