Welcome to Maeniiya, a traditional Japanese townhouse known as Machiya. Tucked away in a VERY quiet neighborhood both day and night, on a small cobblestone alley in the heart of the ancient city of Kyoto, you will find your home away from home.
This beautifully restored Machiya retains its old world charm and provides insight into the old way of life in Japan. The Machiya is centrally located for sightseeing, with many of Kyoto's famous temples and shrines, shopping, dining and entertainment districts closeby. There are lots of stores and restaurants within walking distance. A subway station of Karasuma Line is a 10 minute walk (Shijo Station), a train station of Hankyu Kyoto Line is also a 10 minute walk (Karasuma Station), and the closest bus stop is a 5 minute walk (Shijo Nishi-no-Toin stop).
***VISIT OUR 'MAENIIYA' WEBSITE (CLICK OWNER'S WEBSITE BELOW) FOR MORE INFORMATION.***
This very old, two story wooden townhouse was completely renovated in March 2007 and is fully furnished. You have complete use of our two story machiya. On the first floor, you will find a Japanese living room with a very traditional sunken 'kotatsu' table, looking out onto a small Japanese garden called Tsuboniwa, a fully equipped kitchen, a full bath and satelite TV for more than 25 English channels. On the second floor, guests sleep on top quality down feather traditional 'Futons' placed on a tatami mat floor. There is also a second bedroom which comfortably sleeps 2 people.
Please enjoy Kyoto's old world charm in the modern comforts of our traditional Machiya townhouse. Please visit our website 'Maeniiya' or contact us for more information.
***TWO FREE BICYCLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR GUESTS TO USE.***
Keywords: Machiya Townhouse
I'm Canadian and my wife is Japanese. We currently reside in Victoria, Canada but try and spend as much time as possible in Kyoto. We have operated our guest house for five years and was one of the very first machiyas to be offered to tourists. Please visit our 'Maeniiya' website (just click Owner's Website)!
In a convenient area, close to the main tourists attractions such as the Kawaramachi Geisha district, Kiyomizu Temple (nominated for one of the new 7 wonders of the world), Koudaiji Temple, Chionin Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Nishi Honganji Temple, Higashi Honganji Temple and the Nijojo Castle are all close by.
***We have two bicycles.***
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|Base rates are for up to two people. $30 USD will be charged for extra person per day. 5 people maximum.
Note: We only accept a reservation for a minimum of 3 nights when it's 30 days prior to your check-in. Only in cases where 3 nights are available between guest stays, would we accept a short term reservation. Otherwise the minimum stay is 5 nights when booking well in advance. Thanks.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.