About this listing
Super convenient for sightseeing, shopping and dining out.
20mins bus ride to Kyoto station
5mins walk to Keihan railway Sanjo station
3mins walk to bus station which connects to various bus lines
We have 15 properties all centrally located. This one-Ougi-An is 1min walk from our Seiun-An. The two can host up to 12 guests.
Ougi-An Gion Shirakawa is centrally located in Gion, walking distance to major sights and the city center entertainment area as well is in one of Kyoto's famous antique shops streets. It has been renovated to provide luxury-level comfort to its guests, yet has been designed to retain a cozy Japanese feeling with the spirit, esthetic's, and beauty of the traditional Japanese town house.
Local Culture and Location. Ougi-An- is within easy walking distance from the city center as well some of Kyoto's major sightseeing spots in the Higashiyama district ,the Eastern Mountains, including of course the Gion the famous Geisha district, Kiyomizu with Ninen zaka and sanen Zaka, Yasaka shrine, as well Chion in temple, Heian Shrine and more.
Ougi-An- is also a few minutes away from the Kamo river (Kyoto's main river which runs through the city) and a great local park, where you can do as the Kyoto-ites do- take an early morning jog, stroll along the river side, or relax on a park bench and watch the world go by. Another option would be, a an early morning walk in Gion district itself to get a glimpse into the Geisha world before the tourist fills the streets.
The Heart of the City. While it is easy to get to the city center by walking Ougi-An also benefits from good transport links. It has about 20min ride bus connection to Kyoto station and only a 5- 10 minutes walk to Keihan railway Shijo or Sanjo stations on the Keihan railway line. In 3-5 minutes you can also reach a bus station and access the many bus lines including the comfortable 100 Raku Bus- a special bus line which runs through the main sightseeing spots of Kyoto.
After experiencing the heart of the city, travel back to the heart of the home and back into local life. Inside the HouseThe first floor boasts a fully equipped kitchen, living room (convertible to a bedroom with traditional Japanese futons for up to 2), en suite western-style toilet, shower & cast iron bath, it has a laundry machine which is also a drier.
Second floor accommodation (sleeps up to 5) has two bedrooms which are separated by Japanese paper sliding door( Not a proper wall). One with 2 western-style single beds, the second with traditional Japanese futons. As well a computer space with a computer broad band connection.Inside the house you will also find 'Kyoto guide' with lots of maps and information on sights and things to do. In Kyoto and we are more than happy to help guests plan their itineraries while in Kyoto.
We offer special tours with reduced rates to guests staying in our houses.
For more information, please contact us.
There is free WIFI in the house. Ougi-An is a NON SMOKING property. No daily Cleaning is offered.
Interaction with guests
Please feel free to ask us any questions via Airbnb messaging or email.
In the case of an emergency during your stay, please contact the emergency number provided in our profile.
CHECK IN TIME is from 15:00PM-20:00PM. Please talk to us first if you plan on arriving later or earlier.
CHECK OUT is at 11:00AM sharp.
There is absolutely NO SMOKING ALLOWED in the house or outside near the house. If you are smoking, please step out to the main road and smoke quietly there. Please be responsible for disposing your cigarette and DO NOT LITTER.
Please do NOT leave garbage outside the house at any time. If you need garbage disposed, please leave them near the front door (inside) the house and email us for a pick up service by 15:00PM.
Please note that there are no car parking or bicycle parking space in this house. If you are coming by car or have rented a bicycle, we kindly ask that you use the closest public coin parking nearby.
From Apr 01, 2017 - Dec 29, 2019 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Welcome to Kyoto! Welcome to our windows to Japan!
We “Windows to Japan”, a specialist tour agency who opens authentic, soul stirring windows to Japan for independent travelers. From planning to operating and guiding tours in Japan to hosting guests at our Machiyas, we take great pleasure in introducing visitors to the real Japan.
For those of you who are interested in an authentic taste of Japanese culture and its traditions, we invite you to stay in one of our Machiyas.
Machiya are wooden townhouses developed in Kyoto throughout Japan’s history.
They are hidden gems waiting to be explored and experienced. Staying at a Machiya provides an opportunity to connect in a subtle yet very vivid way to the deep traditions of Kyoto; a city that can be described as an island of tradition in the swirling whirlpool of ongoing change and evolution.
All our Machiya are located in the heart of the city but off a quiet side street which ensuring a quiet relaxing surrounding, yet allowing immediate access to major Kyoto’s historical district.
Here is the list of our 14 Machiya. Some of them are really close to each other suitable for large groups.
As our guests, you can benefit not only from the great setting of our Machiya, but also from your hosts’ extensive knowledge and experience of tourism and travel in Japan.
We are looking forward to hosting you!