Revamped machiya with all the necessary modern fittings to make for a comfortable and unique stay right in the heart of Gion historical & cultural district. A great and intimate experience with history and culture along with paper thin architecture for an ultimate authentic living.

We were a studio group of 18, with 11 of us staying in both the villas located next to each other of BenTen Residences. It served as a great corporate off-site commune and base to move around with our bikes over 3 days. Located just off the touristy spots in a small quiet lane, these choice villas are a steal if they are available, be sure to book early.

An e-concierge service is a available with almost instant online help with reservations for meals and travel arrangements prior to your arrival and during your stay. Yuko & Talase were most helpful and their attention to detail made our stay with understated perfection. Logistics were all settled upon arrival at the station lounge, and you couldn't ask for more to make everything seamless!