Koyuan is an accommodation facility that enables you to charter and stay at a whole block of “machiya,” Kyoto’s traditional townhouse. It is a place where you can experience Japanese culture and art created with obsession of the owner who is a painter in Kyoto.
It is the nearest machiya accommodation facility to the center area of Gion in Kyoto and is located in an alley connected to popular Gion Hanamikoji where maikos and geikos can be often seen. Popular sightseeing spots, Yasaka Shrine, Kodaiji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera are also very conveniently accessible. You may securely stay at this facility with hotel / inn business license.
A historic temple registered under World Cultural Heritage List.
Yasaka Shrine has been popular with the name of “Gion-san” and has been worshiped as plague prevention.
This temple was built by "Nene", wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi who unified Japan.
It is famous for the garden of scenic beauty and as the temple where Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s official wife, Koudai-in spent her last days.
It is one of Five Great zen Temples of Kyoto and is the first zen temple in Kyoto built by Enzai.
It was built in 1955 in hope of establishing peace in Japan and to pray for the repose of those who died in fight for the country and who were victimized in World War II.
It is the headquarters of Jodo-shu sect with over 7,000 temples and 6 million believers all over the country.
Maruyama Park is a Japanese-style garden with a pond in the center and is connected to the grounds of Yasaka Shrine.
Flagstones, machiya-style houses and maikos look very good with each other.
It is a shrine famous for “breakup.” This monument that looks like a white flower is the “monument of romance tie and breakup.”
It is a temple of Rinzai sect Kenninji temple group established by Prince Shotoku, and the five-story stupa called “Yasaka Tower” is a symbol of Kyoto Higashiyama.
Ishibe Koji, as its name represents, is a narrow alley with continuous stone fences.
This temple holds famous Buddha statues and portraits in Japanese sculpture history.
It is a shrine of Ryoma Sakamoto and the Showa.