Open in 2016, Machiya Maya Gion is a beautifully renovated machiya-style inn located on a quiet backstreet in the heart of Gion, Kyoto's famous geisha district.
Its 55-meter suites combine traditional hand crafted features with modern western luxury, boasting a tatami room for relaxation, a western bedroom with large double bed, as well as a kitchenette, modern bathrooms with tubs, high pressure rain shower heads, and high-tech toilets. All rooms offer free high speed Wi-Fi (1 GB per second), air-conditioning, wall and floor heating, and a satellite TV with English channels.
Various restaurants, bars, and tea houses are featured in the famous Hanamikoji Street and the surrounding geisha district, with only a few minutes’ walk from the property. Local tourist attractions include the Yasaka Shrine, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kennin-ji Temple, the Minami-za Kabuki Theatre, Pontocho district, Gion Corner, the Yasaka Pagoda, and Shijo Street, all of which are within a 15-minute walk.