Indigo House Gion (Upper Level)

Kyoto, Kyôto [Kyoto], Japan 605-0811


Accommodates: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1


Indigo House Gion was completely renovated during the Summer of 2015, 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 a multiple layer double 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 properties are licensed and in full compliance with the laws and regulations of the city of Kyoto.

*Please note that minimum age for children is seven years old for this property.


Air Conditioning

Cable TV



Kid Friendly

No Smoking



Wireless Internet

Rates and Availability

High Season: 04/21/2023 - 05/31/2023

Weeknight: ¥43000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥43000 / night

Min Stay: 5

Mid Season: 06/01/2023 - 09/30/2023

Weeknight: ¥40000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥40000 / night

Min Stay: 3

Peak Season: 10/01/2023 - 11/30/2023

Weeknight: ¥46000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥46000 / night

Min Stay: 5

Mid Season: 12/01/2023 - 12/24/2023

Weeknight: ¥40000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥40000 / night

Min Stay: 3

High Season: 12/25/2023 - 01/05/2024

Weeknight: ¥43000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥43000 / night

Min Stay: 5

Specific Rate Details:

Minimum stay is 3 nights (low/mid season) and 5 nights (high/peak season.)
Minimum age for children is 7.
Rates shown are for two persons.
3rd/4th persons can stay for additional ¥4,000 per night per person.
One-time cleaning fee is ¥10,000. Cleaning fee waived for stays of 7 nts. or more.
Kyoto accommodation tax is additional ¥200 per person per night.
Payment by Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Paypal, or international wire transfer.


Per Night

¥40000 JPY

Telephone: (USA) +1 415 990-6716