Gion Koyu-an|祇園 幸遊庵

Gion Koyu-an|祇園 幸遊庵

560-25 Komatsuchō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0811

Gion Koyu-an
"Machiya House"

The ideal location to some of Kyoto's most popular sightseeing spots, this beautiful machiya is the perfect place for guests who wish to immerse themselves in the city's rich history.

Although located in the heart of Gion, once you have stepped inside this property, you will be able to escape into a wondrous place of tradition & culture.







“Gion Koyu-an” is an accommodation facility that enables you to charter and stay at a whole block of “machiya,” Kyoto’s traditional townhouse. A place where you can experience Japanese culture and art first hand as you explore this historical city.
Found near the center of the Gion area it is located near popular Gion Hanamikoji Street, where maikos and geikos can be often seen. Other famous sightseeing spots, such as Yasaka Shrine, Kodaiji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera are also very conveniently accessible on foot.



This house features a multitude of features characteristic of machiya houses. From the lattice windows of its exterior, tatami-lined rooms, to the “shoji” paper sliding screens found throughout the house.

A perfect house for both small and large groups — with 2 full bathrooms on the 1st & 2nd Floor, and futon bedding that can also be set on either floor. You will be able to experience and enjoy the historical city of Kyoto not only through its excellent location, but as you relax and spend time within this traditional kyo-machiya house.



A machiya house first built during the early Showa Period that has been beautifully restored. Characteristic machiya features can be found throughout the house, such as the dark, wooden lattice windows (“bengara-goushi”) and the white “mushiko” windows of the 2nd floor. The walls have been finished with cement plaster using a technique often utilized when building shrines and temples.


There are many restaurants around Kyoto, but cooking is also possible with the fully functional kitchen at this machiya. Why not head to the local supermarket to buy some of Kyoto’s locally grown ingredients and cook up a delicious meal? Many of the antiques dish ware found in this house have been designed using the “Inban (printing)” method.

“Tsuboniwa” Garden

A beautiful garden may be seen through veranda by sliding up “yukimi-shoji” (paper sliding screen) from the first floor living room. From mid-March to mid-April, you will be able to enjoy your very own cherry blossoms (sakura) from the comfort of the living room.


There are 2 bathrooms located on this property (1st & 2nd Floor). Each bathroom has been fixed with luxurious bathtubs made of the Podocarpus wood. The 2nd floor’s bathtub is a comfortable size and equipped with TV to help you have relax. There is also a smaller bathroom on the 1st floor, perfect when accommodating larger groups.

The washroom has a wash basin of “Shigaraki” pottery, ceramic pottery made in the Shigaraki area of Shiga prefecture. Exquisite details such as this, along with careful preparation, adds to the wondrous atmosphere of “Koyu-an”.

Living Room

During your stay, relax and unwind in this room after a long day of travelling around the historical city of Kyoto. When 6 guests stay in this machiya house, 2 futons will be set in the adjoining Japanese-style room.


Guests will sleep on the 2nd floor of the property where windows are designed with not only shoji paper, but also double-glazed glass to ward off the cold winters, and provide a cool space during the hot summer.

Up to 4 guests can sleep in futon bedding on the 2nd floor, and for groups of more than 4, an additional 2 futon bedding will be set in the living room on the 1st floor.


When you push aside the paper sliding door, you will enter into a small and cozy, tatami-lined den. The paper sliding doors have been designed on a lightly-colored “torinoko” Japanese paper, and using the Kyoto-style karakami of woodblock printing, they have been subtly decorated with “hyoutan” (gourd cups).

A bench located right beneath the window is the perfect place for you to relax as you look out of the window, and towards the beautiful scenery of Kyoto.


  • Complimentary WIFI Internet
  • Plasma TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner (each room)
  • Induction Heating Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Rice cooker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Toilet x 2
  • Bathroom x 2 (Separate shower & bathtub)
  • 6 Futon mattress (*No beds available)
  • Cookware / Diningware
  • Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 6 guests)
  • Kitchen cloth & sponge
  • Kitchen detergent


  • 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

Room Layout

“Gion Koyu-an” is located in the heart of Gion (祇園), and within walking distance of the Hiagshiyama Area (東山区).

Walk down the street to relax and rejuvenate after a day of sightseeing at Kenninji Temple, or head a little South for an early morning walk to Kiyomizu Temple to enjoy a rare sight — walk along the streets leading up to this famous temple without the hustle and bustle of the other tourists.

The main road to the east of “Gion Koyu-an” has many bus stops, which will provide you with easy access to Kyoto’s sightseeing attractions located in the North.

Or, you can just as easily catch a subway and head south towards the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine to view the thousands of red “torii” gates.



From Kyoto Station to Gion Koyu-an by Subway
-Approximately 15 minutes by Subway:

  1. Take the Kyoto Subway (Karasuma Line)
  2. Transfer at Shijo Station to the Hankyu Line
  3. Get off at Kawaramachi Station (Exit 1B)
  4. Walk to Gion Koyu-an (Approximately 6 minutes on foot)
From Kyoto Station to Gion Koyu-an by Taxi
– Approximately 10 minutes

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


560-25 Komatsuchō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0811
Address (in Japanese)
〒605-0811 京都市東山区小松町560番25
Phone (Domestic)
050 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
Phone (International)
+81 50 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
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 9pm.

“Hanamikoji” Street (花見小路)

A famous & beautifully preserved stone-paved street lined with restaurants housed in traditional machiya buildings. At night, the atmosphere changes as the paper lanterns dotting the streets light up, and the busy crowds of tourists disperse.

You’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing evening dining in a traditional Japanese restaurant and enjoying the quintessential taste of Kyoto cuisine.


Local Info

① Kyo Chabuya Bar Jo-Jo
A few seconds walk from Koyuan. There are many interesting dishes with not widely known ingredients.

② Yubi
A Japanese-style restaurant in Miyagawa-cho. The face of Miyagawa-cho also represents the very Kyoto and inside the restaurant further projects serene Kyoto. Dinner starts from 8,000yen.

③ Oowatari (Culinary Art)
It is a popular Japanese-style restaurant that takes only 2 parties a day (course dinner style). Reservation may be difficult, but it is worth the wait if you are able to. Dinner starts from 10,000yen.

④ Aunbo
Located near Kodaiji Temple in Higashiyama. There is a garden from the street to the entrance, which can also be viewed from the counter seating inside. You will be able to try delicious Kyoto-esque meal that uses organic vegetables while enjoying a nice atmosphere. Dinner starts from around 7,000yen.

⑤ Gion Uokeyau
A restaurant that serves delicious Unagi-don (freshwater eel donburi). They also deliver to teahouses in Gion. Plate for 1 person starts from 2,500yen.

⑥ Yagenbori Hanamikoji
An exterior lined with lattice windows and red, earthen walls– this restaurant is located in Gion, one street away from Shijo-dori Hanamikoji Street. Dishes use only seasonal ingredients incorporated within traditional Kyoto dishes. Dinner courses start from 8,000yen.


per night

per guest
2 guests From 29,000 yen per night From 14,500 per guest
3 guests From 33,000 yen per night From 11,000 per guest
4 guests From 37,000 yen per night From 9,250 per guest
5 guests From 41,000 yen per night From 8,200 yen per guest
6 guests From 45,000 yen per night From 7,500 yen per guest

This machiya house can accommodate up to 6 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.