Indigo House Gion is located just a few steps from our other properties, The Gion House and Amber House Gion, on a quiet cul-de-sac street in Gion, with no through traffic.
Indigo House Gion is our newest property. It went under a thorough renovation recently, by renowned Kyoto-based architect, Geoffrey Moussas. It is located just a few steps from The Gion House and Amber House Gion, on a quiet cul-de-sac street in Gion, with no through traffic.
Indigo House Gion was a tea house or “ochaya," (place of geisha entertainment) in the middle of last century. It has an interior garden surrounded by walls of glass. The rear bedrooms have windows facing south, with an expansive view of the area of Kenninji Temple where you can see the monk’s cemetery and vegetable gardens, as well as the buildings where the monks live. There’s a lot of blue sky and green trees, and natural light. You can hear the sound of monks chanting their prayers early in the morning.
Indigo House Gion Upper Level has its own entrance. It is particularly airy and it is flooded with natural light. The two bedrooms are both in traditional tatami mat style, and retain some very distinctive original design details such as “tokonoma” alcoves, woven “ajiro” wood detailing on the ceilings, and bamboo moulding. The master bedroom (facing Kenninji Temple) has a high quality extra-wide double bed, while the second bedroom has one multiple layer double futon. The master bedroom is suitable for a couple, and the second bedroom is suitable for a single or a couple (since there is only one futon.)
The living area/kitchen has a comfortable sofa, as well as dining table with four chairs. Furniture is stylish, high-end Scandinavian modern. The kitchen is fully outfitted with everything the ambitious cook might need, with antique glassware, Dishware is by Heath Ceramics.
In it's dilapidated pre-renovation state, this house was filmed in 2014 by CNN for a the program called "On the Road," in a segment called "Saving Kyoto's town houses." It was also filmed in September, 2015 for a program on ANA’s inflight entertainment system.
Indigo House Gion is furnished and decorated in a modern yet simple high-end style (comparable to our other properties.)
Our office is within 50 meters distance. Our English-speaking staff is close at hand to help you with any needs during your stay.
Minimum stay is 3 nights.
Shoes must be removed before entering.
Guests are to respect the quiet of the neighborhood. Loud noise, especially after 9 PM, is forbidden.
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I spend my time living between two great cities, San Francisco and Kyoto.
My favorite things about Kyoto...exploring the backstreets by bicycle or on foot, enjoying Kyoto cuisine, and hanging out with old friends.
Bridging the rest of the world with Kyoto is one of my missions in life, and I was one of the innovators in the vacation rental business in Kyoto, having started in 2003.