Seiun-an- a Former Geisha House
House, Entire place - Kyoto, Japan
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Seuin-An – Blue cloud hut
Seuin-An – is a house were the essence of Japanese tradition was thought. Dance, music, tea ceremony, flower arrangement and more, were handed down here from teacher to the young ladies who chose the world of Geisha as their way of life.
The house is centrally located in Gion walking distance to major sights and the city center’s entertainment area as well is in one of Kyoto’s famous antique shops streets.
It has been renovated to provide luxury-level comfort to its guests, yet has been designed to retain a cozy Japanese feeling with the spirit, esthetic's, and beauty of the traditional Japanese town house.
Local Culture and Location
Seuin-An- is within easy walking distance from the city center as well some of Kyoto’s major sightseeing spots in the Higashiyama district ,the Eastern Mountains, including of course the Gion the famous Geisha district, Kiyomizu with Ninen zaka and sanen Zaka, Yasaka shrine, as well Chion in temple, Heian Shrine and more.
Seuin-An- is also a few minutes away from the Kamo river (Kyoto’s main river which runs through the city) and a great local park, where you can do as the Kyoto-ites do – take an early morning jog, stroll along the river side, or relax on a park bench and watch the world go by. Another option would be, a an early morning walk in Gion district itself to get a glimpse into the Geisha world before the tourist fills the streets.
The Heart of the City
While it is easy to get to the city center by walking Seuin-An also benefits from good transport links. It has about 20min ride bus connection to Kyoto station and only a 5- 10 minutes’ walk to Keihan railway Shijo or Sanjo stations on the Keihan railway line. In 3–5 minutes you can also reach a bus station and access the many bus lines including the comfortable “Raku Bus” a special bus line which runs through the main sightseeing spots of Kyoto. After experiencing the heart of the city, travel back to the heart of the home and back into local life.
Inside the House
Seuin-An - can accommodate one person or one group of up to six and has two floors of accommodation.
The first floor boasts a fully equipped kitchen, living room (convertible to a bedroom with traditional Japanese futons for up to 2), en suite western-style toilet, shower & cast iron bath, it has a laundry machine which is also a drier. Second floor accommodation (sleeps up to 4) has two bedrooms which are separated by Japanese paper sliding door( Not a proper wall). One with a western-style double bed, the second with traditional Japanese futons. As well a computer space with a computer broad band connection.
In the house, you will find information on the local area including where to get your daily necessities (a supermarket, grocery stores, vegetable stores . There are also maps, information leaflets, and guidebooks to help you make the most of your stay in Kyoto, one of the most important cultural cities in Japan. But the hosts of Seuin-An can offer their guests so much more…
Seuin-An is a NON SMOKING property
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine