The house keeps its machiya character while offering modernity and comfort. It has an area of 100 sqm of living space over 2 floors. Hibiki will meet all your needs: a spacious fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a heated western-style living room with a Japanese garden on one side and a beautiful interior courtyard on the other.
Description of the house
Hibiki House is a modern style machiya house, a perfect fusion of traditional Japanese architecture and western comfort. It was born from a project in collaboration with Kyoto University and obtained the certification of "Hesei no Kyo-machiya". Conceptually, a "Heisei no Kyo Machiya" house is not just a building, it must also have an open space. This space is an important element in the composition of the house and it fulfills various functions: it allows better flow of winds for natural air conditioning in the house, and maximum brightness thanks to the sliding doors and large windows that are installed.
On the ground floor there is a very spacious western living / dining room, kitchen, private Japanese garden, terrance, shower and restroom.
Upstairs has a western bedroom with a work desk and a Japanese style bedroom with cozy Japanese style futon mattresses. Up to 7 people can sleep comfortably at Hibiki House. There is also a Japanese bathroom, laundry room, and toilet upstairs.
The house is located in the southern part of Gion, a district famous for its maiko and geiko. Also close to the Matsubara street which leads to the wonderful Kiyomizu-dera temple, one of Kyoto's major symbols, the area has lots of great restaurants and is great for enjoying Kyoto.
The Kennin-ji temple devoted to zen buddhism is also close. Walk through it and you'll discover the magnificent and bustling Hanamikoji street. It is bordered with traditional houses, luxurious restaurants and tea houses visited every night by rich clients looking for some fun.
Plans and equipments
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Machine
- Table Ware
- Kitchen Ustensil
- Electric Kettle
- DVD Player
Location of the house
This several centuries old district is famous for its entertainment reserved for Kyoto's intellectual and artistic elite. Find yourself immersed in a maze of small streets lined with beautiful Japanese architecture, in a sophisticated timeless universe where small shopkeepers, craftsmen, monks, rich clients and of course maïko and geïko all rub shoulders with each other.
- Pluses: A unique ambience. Pass maïkos and geïkos everyday at any time of the day. Near the city centre and the main historical sites of East Kyoto.
- Minuses: This very lively district is not conducive to lazy holidays.
- Shops : Fresco supermarket open 24 hours a day - Many Konbini - Post offices - Bicycle rental
- Transports: Bus service to easily connect to the city's other tourist areas. - Keihan train line to Osaka and Hankyu train line to Arashiyama and Katsura
- Restaurants: Jojo, cuisine is centred on vegetables from Kyoto - Izuju, sushi - Kezako, Modern good quality French cuisine - Oku Café
- Attractions: The Gion Corner, a theatre in the heart of Gion, gives a taste of the variety of arts (dances, floral arrangement, tea ceremony…). - Kennin-ji temple - Yasaka sanctuary - Kiyomizu-dera temple
In the area
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