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Gion Inosuke

〈From JPY 180,000 / month〉

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Gion Inosuke stands as a beacon of tranquility and artistic charm in the heart of Kyoto’s Higashiyama Ward. This former art gallery, now transformed into a cozy retreat, offers an inviting space for guests looking to embrace a longer stay in Kyoto. With its open-plan layout and high ceilings, the home feels spacious and welcoming, despite its quaint size. The preservation of its artistic heritage adds a unique charm, setting the scene for a stay that’s as inspiring as it is comfortable. Perfect for couples or solo adventurers, Gion Inosuke combines the warmth of home with the intrigue of a cultural haven, offering a living experience that’s both intimate and expansive.

Nestled within the cultural epicenter of Kyoto, Gion Inosuke’s location is unrivaled for those eager to explore the city’s historic sites and vibrant living traditions. A mere six-minute walk from Sanjo Station connects guests to the extensive network of Kyoto’s public transport, opening up a world of exploration. The proximity to iconic landmarks such as Pontocho Street, Yasaka Shrine, and the Heian Shrine, along with the atmospheric Gion district, places guests in the midst of Kyoto’s historical and cultural heartbeat. For the explorers at heart, the walking distance to Kawaramachi, Nishiki Market, and the path leading up to Kiyomizu Temple promises a journey filled with discovery and wonder at every turn. Gion Inosuke doesn’t just offer a place to stay; it presents a gateway to immerse oneself fully in the enduring charm and beauty of Kyoto.


Nestled just across the river from the nearby Sanjo Station, you can find the vibrant Pontocho Alley. Pontocho, renowned for its intimate dining experiences along the picturesque Kamo River, offers an array of culinary delights, from traditional kaiseki courses to casual street food, all in the backdrop of beautifully preserved machiya houses. Gion, located a short walk to the south of Gion Inosuke, celebrated as the heart of Kyoto’s geisha culture, provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of geisha and maiko. Strolling through Gion’s historic streets, with its traditional tea houses and exclusive restaurants, offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience the enduring allure of Kyoto’s ancient customs and sophisticated hospitality.
A brief walk southeast from Gion Inosuke lies the enchanting Yasaka Shrine, a spiritual cornerstone of Kyoto’s Gion district. Known for its prominent gate and the yearly Gion Matsuri, one of Japan’s most famous festivals, Yasaka Shrine is a vibrant testament to the city’s spiritual and cultural fabric. The shrine, especially beautiful in the evening when lanterns light up its grounds, serves not only as a place of worship but also as a gathering place for both locals and tourists. The bustling Maruyama Park adjacent to the shrine is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing in spring, making Yasaka Shrine a focal point of Kyoto’s seasonal celebrations.

A 15-minute stroll northeast from the property unveils the majestic Heian Shrine, an iconic symbol of Kyoto’s cultural heritage. Built to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of the capital’s foundation in Kyoto, this shrine is a partial replica of the original Imperial Palace from the Heian Period, showcasing the elegance of ancient Japanese architecture. The shrine’s expansive grounds are home to a stunning traditional garden, featuring a series of weeping cherry trees, ponds, and bridges that create a serene and picturesque landscape. The Heian Shrine is not just a place of beauty and tranquility but also a venue for important cultural events and festivals, offering visitors a deep dive into the rich tapestry of Kyoto’s historical narrative.
Further afield, yet still accessible on foot, are the bustling Kawaramachi area, the culinary delights of Nishiki Market, and the historic steps of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka, leading up to the iconic Kiyomizu Temple. These areas offer a deeper dive into Kyoto’s rich tapestry of history, culture, and gastronomy, providing ample exploration opportunities for guests.
For those looking to explore beyond the immediate vicinity, the Keihan Line presents a direct link to other notable attractions such as Fushimi Inari Taisha and the tranquil waters of the Kamo River, while the Tozai Line offers easy access to Nijo Castle’s historic grounds. The Imperial Palace is conveniently reachable via a short transfer to the Karasuma Line or a direct ride from Sanjo Station to Jingu-Marutamachi Station on the Keihan Line, making Gion Inosuke a strategic base for comprehensive cultural exploration.


Gion Inosuke itself is a testament to the fusion of Kyoto’s traditional charm and contemporary living. The home’s history as an art gallery is evident in its thoughtful layout and decor, inviting guests to live amidst beauty and tranquility. The property features a luxuriously plush double bed, catering to a maximum occupancy of two, emphasizing quality over quantity in the living experience. The open-plan layout ensures that the space feels larger than its physical boundaries, with the second floor’s openness to the first enhancing the sense of space and light.

In the heart of Higashiyama Ward, Gion Inosuke stands as a cozy, cultural haven for long-term visitors to Kyoto. Its proximity to iconic landmarks, coupled with the unique charm of its interiors, makes it an exceptional choice for those seeking to live and breathe the essence of Kyoto for a month or more. Here, every day is an opportunity to explore, discover, and fall in love with one of Japan’s most enchanting cities.


The shortest rental period is one month (30 days).
If the reservation is less than one month (30 days), the rental fee will still be 30 days.

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House Features


Gion Inosuke is perfectly positioned in Kyoto’s cultural heart, Higashiyama Ward, offering unmatched access to the city’s historical and cultural treasures. Just minutes from Sanjo Station, guests are conveniently located to explore iconic sites such as Pontocho Alley, Yasaka Shrine, and the vibrant Gion district, making every outing an adventure into Kyoto’s rich history.


The property takes pride in its exceptionally plush double bed, ensuring a restful sleep after a day of exploration. The luxurious bedding and supportive mattress offer a sanctuary of comfort, making every night a rejuvenating experience for our guests.

Long-Term Stays

Designed with extended visits in mind, Gion Inosuke offers the perfect setting for guests looking to immerse themselves in Kyoto for a month or longer. The combination of modern amenities, a prime location, and the comfort of a cozy, well-appointed living space makes this property an excellent choice for those seeking a deeper connection with the city.


Retaining the soul of its past life as an art gallery, Gion Inosuke features a unique open-plan design that is both airy and inviting. High ceilings and thoughtful decor celebrate its artistic heritage, creating an inspiring environment that blends traditional Japanese aesthetics with contemporary design elements. This unique ambiance is perfect for guests who appreciate the finer details and creative spaces.

Access Information

From Kansai International Airport

Approximately 1 hour and 18 minutes.
The easiest way to get to Kyoto Station from the airport is the JR Haruka Limited Express Haruka Line. Kyoto Station is the fourth stop.

From Kyoto Station to Gion Inosuke

Take the Karasuma Subway Line to Karasuma Oike Station (3 stops; 5 min) and transfer to the Tozai Subway Line. Take the subway to Sanjo Keihan Station (2 stops; 4 min) and exit the station from exit 2. From there, it is a 7-minute walk to the house.

Our recommended mode of transportation, especially for those carrying bags, is taxi. Please show your taxi driver the Japanese address on the first page. You may have to show them the map as well, as many addresses in Kyoto are not very clear.

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