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Gunjo-an | 乾ぐんじょう庵

Gunjo-an | 乾ぐんじょう庵

643-2 Sanjōinokumachō Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto 604-8334

"Gunjo-an"
Machiya House

Immerse yourself in Kyoto, and experience this former capital as a true local by staying in a traditional machiya house. “Gunjo-an” is the perfect place to truly experience the unique architectural design of the machiya, and Kyoto lifestyle.

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京町家 (Kyo-Machiya House)

From the exterior, “Gunjo-an” machiya house may seem compact & small in size. However, slide open the lattice doors to reveal a spacious house that can accommodate up to 8 guests.

The typical layout of the machiya house depicts the interesting history of this city, and the lives these Kyoto natives lead. In the past, many traditional machiya houses were used as not only a living space, but also served as a storefront for merchants and tradesmen — hence the narrow entrance way (former storefront), but larger living area towards the back.

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This machiya house’s name is derived from the striking ultramarine blue color found throughout the house. From the bedroom linen, bathroom tiles, entranceway noren, and more — the color “gunjo” has long been an important color throughout Japanese history.

During the Momoyama Period (1573-1615) the gunjo color was incorporated within large partition paintings, to provide a vivid color representing strength, and rise of the warrior and merchant class.

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Exterior:

Vivid white walls, with accents of wooden lattice windows & doors. The deep “gunjo” blue colored noren (entrance curtains) invites you to enter this machiya house.

Entrance:

Dark, wooden textured floors, painted decals of sakura blossoms, and an intricately designed light fixture & sensu fan decorate the entrance.

Japanese-style Room:

Tatami flooring, and a low table with floor seating is available for you to relax during your stay.
A smaller room with a garden view is the ideal place to rejuvenate after a day of exploring the city.

★2 x Japanese-style futon bedding

Kitchen:

A spacious kitchen area, with modern appliances. High ceilings with a skylight above is reminiscent of a hibukuro –a traditional chimney space that opens up from the 1st floor all the way to the rooftop.

Garden:

A tsuboniwa garden — quintessential in machiya houses. Enjoy the beauty of Kyoto’s four seasons of your own personal garden.

Bathroom:

A toilet & bathroom is available on each floor, which is perfect for groups both large and small. Look out into the tsuboniwa garden as you take a relaxing bath.

★Bathroom/Shower (1F)

★Shower (2F)
★Toilet (1F x 1 ; 2F x 1)

2F Western-Style Bedroom:

Wooden floors, high ceilings, and a large wooden beam stretch across the ceiling to highlight the impressive machiya architecture.

★2 x Twin-sized beds

2F Japanese-style Bedroom:

Simple in design, this calming room with paper-sliding doors, and ceilings with decorative cross beams are quintessential machiya features.

★4 x Japanese-style Futon

Facilities

  • Complimentary WIFI Internet
  • Plasma TV
  • Washing machine
  • Washing detergent
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner (each room)
  • Induction Heating Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Rice cooker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Toilet x 2 (1st Floor x 1; 2nd Floor x 1)
  • Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
  • 2 Twin beds & 6 Futon mattress
  • Cookware / Dining ware
  • Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 8 guests)
  • Kitchen cloth & sponge
  • Kitchen detergent

Amenities

  • Green Tea Leaves, Black Tea Bags & Coffee
  • Bath towel & Face towel
  • Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Razor
  • Cotton set
  • Hand soap

*No pajamas/yukata will be provided. Please bring your own sleepwear for a pleasant night’s sleep

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Discover the history hidden behind the walls of Nijo Castle, the delicacies found within Nishiki Market, and walk down the historical streets of Gion.

All of these sightseeing attractions, and more, are located a short bus or train ride away. We recommend walking down towards the Shijo-Kawaramachi area — Kyoto’s popular shopping and dining district.

The Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto Art Center, are also located nearby (a short 15 minute bus ride away).

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Access

From Kyoto Station to Gunjo-an by Train
-Approximately 18 minutes by Train:

1. Take the Karasuma Line and get off at Shijo Station
2. Transfer for the Hankyu Line (Karasuma) and get off at Omiya Station Exit 1
3. Walk to Gunjo-an (approximately 7 minutes).

From Kyoto Station to Gunjo-an by Taxi
Approximately 13 minutes (Approx. 4.2 km; Taxi fare is between 1,500 yen to 2,000 yen)

*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)

Information

Address
643-2 Sanjōinokumachō Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto 604-8334
Address (in Japanese)
〒604-8334  京都市中京区三条猪熊町643-2
Phone (Domestic)
050 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
Phone (International)
+81 50 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
Email
info@kyoto-machiya-inn.com
Operating hours
Check in: 15:00-20:00
Check out: -10:00
Guest service time: 10:00-19:00
Please inform us in advance if you are due to arrive after 8pm.

Sanjo Shotengai (Shopping Arcade)

Gunjo-an machiya house is located next to the Sanjo Shotengai shopping arcade. Not only will you find supermarkets and independent, family-owned stores, you will find a plethora of restaurants, bakeries, and kitsch shops — perfect for browsing on a relaxing day.

Visiting the neighborhood shotengai is the perfect opportunity for you to truly immerse yourself into the local culture, and experience the the charming character of Kyoto!

Local Info

① 立神  | Tategami

Using local ingredients and preserving traditional cooking techniques, this restaurant also offers a rich selection of carefully-selected Japanese sake and wine that excellently pair with Kaiseki cuisine. Their dinner course features exquisite Wagyu beef and shellfish that are grilled to perfection.

TEL075-256-8733
OPEN 12:00 ~ 15:00 (L.O 14:00); 17:30 ~ 22:00 (L.O 21:00)
CLOSE Monday


② 神泉苑平八 | Shinsenen Heihachi

Located on the grounds of one of the oldest garden in Kyoto, this traditional restaurant is famous for their “Udon-Chiri” (thick udon noodle hot pot) and aesthetically arranged dishes.

TEL075-841-0811
OPEN 11:00 ~ 21:00 (Lunch until 16:00; L.O 20:30)
CLOSE  n/a


③ 御肉処 銀閣寺大にし | Ginkakuji Onishi

Butchering their own meat, this long established beef restaurant is always guaranteed to be of the highest standard, bringing out the flavors of juicy Japanese wagyu. 2 private rooms on the second floor.

TEL075 213 0024
OPEN 17:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O 22:00)
CLOSE Monday


④ 喫茶チロル | Kissa Chiroru

Enjoy classic Tonkatsu (pork cutlet) curry, crustless sandwiches or a cup of freshly brewed coffee in this calm and retro styled Japanese styled tearoom. 

TEL・075-821-3031
OPEN 06:30 ~ 17:00
CLOSE Sunday

⑤ Bar K6

One of the most popular bars in Kyoto, offering more than 1300 different kinds of alcoholic beverages. This cozy and sophisticated bar is also known for its wide whiskey selection.

TEL・075-255-5009
OPEN 18:00 ~ 03:00 (Friday & Saturday until 05:00)
CLOSE  n/a


⑥ 瓢斗 | Hyoto

This restaurant with private rooms only offers a very relaxing experience while you can enjoy authentic Kaiseki cuisine. Savor the techniques of a chef who has earned a Michelin Star and changes its menu on a monthly basis.

TEL075-252-5775
OPEN 11:30 ~ 15:00 (L.O 14:00);  17:30 ~ 22:30 (L.O 21:30).      Sunday until 22:00.
CLOSE n/a


⑦ ロン・ド・テオ・グルニエ・ドール | Salon de The AU GRENIER D’OR

Located within a machiya house nearby the Nishiki food market, this popular Patisserie is known for their fruit tarts made with seasonal fruits only. We also highly recommend to try the “Pyramid” – a chocolate shaped pyramid filled with rich chocolate mousse. 

TEL075-468-8625
OPEN 11:00 ~ 19:00
CLOSE Wednesday


⑧ しろはとベーカリー  | Shirohato Bakery

This bakery opens at 07:00am and is highly popular among locals. The owner uses mainly brown-rice flour in his bread. We recommend trying their bagel sandwiches. 

TEL・075-351-4005
OPEN 07:00~ 19:00
CLOSE Sunday and Monday

Rates

Per
Night
Per
Guest
2
guests
From 31,000 yen per night From 15,500 yen
per guest
3
guests
 From  34,000 yen per night From 11,333 yen
per guest
4
guests
 From  37,000 yen per night From 9,250 yen
per guest
5
guests
 From  40,000 yen per night From 8,000 yen
per guest
6
guests
 From  43,000 yen per night From 7,167 yen
per guest
7
guests
 From  46,000 yen per night From 6,571 yen
per guest
8
guests
 From  49,000 yen per night From 6,125 yen
per guest

This machiya house can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests.

(Children who do not require bedding will not be included within the total number of guests.)
*Certain restrictions will apply. Please ask our staff members for more details.

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