IDEAL FOR SIGHTSEEING, ELEGANTLY RESTORED MACHIYA ON VERY QUIET COBBLESTONE LANE

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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IDEAL FOR SIGHTSEEING, ELEGANTLY RESTORED MACHIYA ON VERY QUIET COBBLESTONE LANE

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Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-5)

Welcome to Maeniiya, a beautifully renovated traditional Japanese townhouse known as Machiya. Tucked away on a small cobblestone lane in a VERY quiet neighborhood 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 traditional 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. The Shijo station for the Karasuma subway line is a 10 minute walk away, while the Karasuma station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line is also a 10 minute walk. The closest bus stop is a 5 minute walk (Shijo Nishi-no-Toin stop). To the main Kyoto train station we are less than a $10 taxi cab ride away.

***VISIT OUR 'MAENIIYA' WEBSITE (CLICK OWNER'S WEBSITE BELOW) FOR MORE INFORMATION.***

This very old, two story wooden townhouse was recently renovated to high standards 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.com' or contact us for more information.

***TWO FREE BICYCLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR GUESTS TO USE.***

***FREE WIFI***

Keywords: Machiya Townhouse

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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Speaks english, Japanese
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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 were one of the very first to offer our machiya to tourists and have successfully

operated our guest house for over five years. Please visit our 'Maeniiya.com' website (just click Owner's Website)!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Property Reviews

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Ideal for Sightseeing, Elegantly Restored Machiya on Very Quiet Cobblestone Lane
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
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Ideal for Sightseeing, Elegantly Restored Machiya on Very Quiet Cobblestone Lane
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(250) 592-7883 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kyoto Japan
5

Perfect in every way!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The house is perfect in every way! The location is very convenient for public transportation and shopping, but it is on a quiet and charming alley. The house is immaculately clean with all the amenities, including clothes dryer, which is rare to come by in Japan. It is also well decorated and very comfortable. The owner is very attentive and easy to reach. They would help us in any way. The public bath house is only a half block away and my 12 year old daughter just loved it, so we went there three times this time around. My husband ventured there for the first time and he liked it, too. We visit Kyoto every few years for two weeks and we stay at the house. We highly recommend the house to a family who is looking for a truly authentic experience in Japan.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you back again! Glad to hear you enjoyed the local neighbourhood bathhouse. We look forward to seeing you again in two years. In the meantime take care and thank you for the wonderful review. Staff of Maeniiya
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Ideal for Sightseeing, Elegantly Restored Machiya on Very Quiet Cobblestone Lane
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(250) 592-7883 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kyoto Japan
Sydney
5

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
We stayed here in May 2013 and have just found time to write a review. We've been to Japan every year for the past six years and have included Kyoto in each of our trips. We always try and stay in a different type of accommodation and in a different area of this amazing city. We really enjoyed our stay in this machiya. It has everything that you could possibly wish for and Miho was a most gracious host. The position is perfect as it's a quick walk to shijo dori and then a bus to wherever you wish. We didn't try riding the bicycles but have friends who have cycled in a Kyoto without any difficulty. We couldn't recommend this machiya more highly.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Fay,

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We had a very busy 2013 and it's guests like yourselves which makes it all worthwhile. Thank you from the staff of Maeniiya.
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Ideal for Sightseeing, Elegantly Restored Machiya on Very Quiet Cobblestone Lane
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Kyoto Japan
Germany
5

A wonderful stay at the Maeniiya

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful machiya.

Of course, if you rent a house you don't have the amenities, you may have in a first class hotel, like a pool, conferencing rooms or a buffet breakfast.
But if you're a traveller who wants to explore Japan and its culture, a machiya like the Maeniiya is the perfect choice.
After a sightseeing day full of japanese culture, you're not coming back to a solitary cell hotel room, but to a traditional house with tatami rooms. So the japanese dream goes on.

Miho-san was very helpful host and gave me a very good introduction. Tourist maps and further informations is provided.

The Maeniiya is well equipped. Wifi is available for free.
You'll find a flat screen TV set with english channels, a DVD player, a fully equipped kitchen including a microwave which can also be used as a toaster or stove and
a washing machine including a dryer.

An english user manual, how to use all these devices, is provided. So don't fear Kanji-labelled buttons or menus.

The Maeniiya is centrally located in Kyoto, in walking distance to bus stations and the subway. Bus Nr. 50 is 5 minutes away and takes you directly to Kyoto station. Other buses are 10 minutes away and take you to any direction. The subway station Shijo-Karasuma is also 10 Minutes in walking distance (if you arrive with heavy luggage use the elevator at exit 4 of Shijo-Karasuma station).

Around there are several restaurants (my favorite was 'tenkadori'), supermarkets (like Fresco) and convenient stores. There is also a post office in walking distance.

I enjoyed my stay a lot and I hope to stay at the Maeniiya again if I visit Kyoto again.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Ideal for Sightseeing, Elegantly Restored Machiya on Very Quiet Cobblestone Lane
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(250) 592-7883 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kyoto Japan
Montreal
5

Wonderful and pleasant machiya

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
The Machiya was very charming, comfortable and clean, great location, quiet street, the owner was very helpful and Miho welcomed us and guided us. Supermarket is near the house, Major bus routes is near also so Kyoto was accessible. WIFi and cable tv, got many book guides, map of Kyoto.

We had a wonderful and plaesant 1 week stay.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Ideal for Sightseeing, Elegantly Restored Machiya on Very Quiet Cobblestone Lane
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p124239vb
(250) 592-7883 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kyoto Japan
Toronto, Canada
5

Five Wonderful Weeks at Maeniiya

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
We have visited Japan several times and were so glad that this time we arranged accommodation at Maeniiya for our five week stay in Kyoto. It immediately became our “home away from home”. Located in the center of Kyoto on its small cobblestone alley, this Machiya Townhouse was always very quiet.
We were greeted warmly by Miho who showed us the workings of the house. She freely offered her assistance if it became necessary.
The machiya itself is well-maintained and comfortable, equipped with modern appliances and amenities. There is nothing better than slipping into a futon bed after soaking in a Japanese bath.
High-speed Wi-Fi internet access allowed us to maintain contact with friends and family members back home.
Even though amenities such as subway, bus, and train lines are close by, having two bicycles at our disposal was wonderful. Kyoto is a safe city for biking with many bike paths and a mutual respect among vehicles, pedestrians and bikers. We biked almost every day which allowed us to see so much more of this fabulous city than would otherwise have been possible.
We highly recommend Maeniiya to those who are staying a few days or more, rather than a hotel or ryokan. We will be staying again at Maeniiya during our next trip to Japan.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Nearest Point of Interest
5~8 minute taxi ride to our Machiya from Kyoto Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Nijo-jo Castle
Nearest Point of Interest
Nishi Honganji Temple
Nearest Point of Interest
Higashi Honganji Temple
Nearest Point of Interest
Kawaramachi Geisha District
Nearest Point of Interest
Rokkaku-do Temple
Nearest Point of Interest
Kyoto Int'l Manga (cartoon) Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Nishiki Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Imperial Palace
Nearest Point of Interest
Sento Palace
Nearest Point of Interest
Kyoto Tower
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Cocon Karasuma
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Yasaka Shrine
Nearest Point of Interest
Maruyama Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiyomizu Temple
Nearest Point of Interest
Tofuku-ji Temple
Nearest Point of Interest
Kinkakuji Temple
Nearest Point of Interest
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Nearest Point of Interest
Kyoto Zoo
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Shosei-en Garden (Kikoku-tei)
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Toji Temple
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Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
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Minami-za Theatre
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Gion
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Ponto-cho
Nearest Point of Interest
Teramachi Area

In a convenient area, close to the main tourists attractions such as the Kawaramachi Geisha district, Kiyomizu Temple (A Unesco World Heritage site), 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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Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

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Notes Base rates are for up to two people. $30 USD will be charged for an extra person per day. 5 person maximum.
Note: We only accept reservations for a minimum of 3 nights when it's 30 days prior to check-in. Only in cases where 3 nights or less are available between guest stays, would we accept a short term reservation. Otherwise the minimum stay is 5 nights when booking well in advance.

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Amenities

Kyoto Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
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Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Please visit our website, maeniiya.com, for detailed information.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Notes:
Coffee Maker, Electric Kettle, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board, Vaccum Cleaner, Brand New Bathroom, Western Style Toilet. --- Please visit our HP, maeniiya.com, for detailed information.
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