Gion Guest House IKKUU

Area East area
Category Guesthouse / Machiya Style


Gion Guest House Ikkuu opened in September 2012. Located in one of Kyoto's gokagai (lit. "five flower streets", Kyoto's five historic courtesan districts, also called hanamachi) Miyagawa-cho, you can get a real taste of the flavor of Kyoto. You can also often spot maiko (apprentice geisha) on their way to work. Ikkuu is truly a hideaway, concealed deep in the silent, narrow alleyways unique to Kyoto.
The name Ikkuu means "one sky". It reflects the owner's hope that under this hotel's roof, people of the world will come together despite religion or nationality, for we all share the same sky.


Here is the entrance. You pass through it, take off your shoes, and step up to enter the guest house. The door directly on your right opens onto a common room.



Here is the common room. In winter, a kotatsu (a heated table covered with a blanket) is provided as in this photo. Snuggling up under a kotatsu while enjoying a mikan (a clementine) is the picture of winter in Japan.


The lights, clock, and other amenities are all very tasteful. They create a pleasant atmosphere in the room.


Pamphlets and guidebooks are also provided in the room, so feel free to gather some ideas for your trip :)


The focal piece of the common room is a tansu (a traditional chest of drawers) in the shape of steps. The rustic look of this long-used piece of furniture indicates the age of the building.



Here is another shot of the common room. There are pots, pans, a microwave, and other cookware, and you can make yourself a nice hot cup of tea or coffee. Afterwards, you wash up and return everything to its place.


There is one sink on each floor and a refrigerator in the middle of the common room.


On the first floor, there is a private room for up to three people. The appeal of this room is being able to admire the small garden it faces.

On the first floor, there is a private room for up to three people. The appeal of this room is being able to admire the small garden it faces.


The other rooms are on the second floor.


On the way up to the second floor, a subtle, antique display pleases the eye.


(L)A private room on the second floor. Also for one to three guests.
(R)Here is the dorm room. It is co-ed and holds four people.


Now, the guest house may be a little hard to find. The picture above is of Miyagawa-cho Street, which is on the south side of the Gion Shijo Keihan Station. Follow the narrow passage in the middle of the picture on the right to the guest house.


This is the passageway!


If you go all the way down, you'll see the small sign for Ikkuu on the left.


Walking distance from popular spots like Kiyomizu-dera, Yasaka Jinja, Kennin-ji, and Kyoto's entertainment district, this guest house is extremely convenient.
And, since the guest list is limited to ten people, we recommend it all the more to those who wish to relax and enjoy a kyomachiya (traditional style of wooden house, found mainly in Kyoto) to the fullest. :)

Address 440-6 Nishigomoncho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
Tel 075-741-6544
CreditCards Credit cards are not accepted
Refarence Check-in : 4:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Check-out : 8:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Curfew 0:00a.m. - 6:00a.m.
Closed : 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

■There is no parking. Please use the coin-operated parking nearby.
■Not recommended to a highly strung person as the building is old and your noises may be heard from other guests.
■Please keep quiet past 10:00p.m. and be considerate of other guests and neighbors.
■Alcohol is prohibited to bring.
■All rooms are non-smoking. (Even in front of the guesthouse.)
■It is your responsibility to ensure your valuables are secure, and we will not be held responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items.
URL http://ikkuu.s2.weblife.me/pg304.html
Access 5 minute walk from Keihan GionShijo Station
5 minute walk from Keihan KiyomizuGojo Station
10 minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
5 minute walk from City Bus Stop Kawaramachi Matsubara

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