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

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Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Japanese
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, Japanese
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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IDEAL FOR SIGHTSEEING, ELEGANTLY RESTORED MACHIYA ON VERY QUIET COBBLESTONE LANE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Kyoto Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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

Welcome to Maeniiya Machiya Inn, 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 'KYOTO MACHIYA INN' 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 'KyotoMachiyaInn.com' or contact us for more information.

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

***FREE WIFI***

Keywords: Machiya Townhouse

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014

About The Owner

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)!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Loved our stay at Maeniiya!



This property was close to major bus routes and an all day pass got you everywhere. My daughters and I had a relaxing stay, after all day sightseeing we came back to a convenient location and well kept Machiya with so many extras. Hostess is very helpful (found us sports bar while the world cup was going on). This is a wonderful alternative to hotel living while you are away.
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 14

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Ideal for Sightseeing, Elegantly Restored Machiya on Very Quiet Cobblestone Lane
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
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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
Canada
5

The Perfect Place to Stay in Kyoto

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in November & December 2013 was our second time at Maeniiya. It definitely has become our “home away from home” in Kyoto.
The machiya was perfect for us as it has two separate bedrooms which were used when our son & girlfriend came to “visit” in November and our daughter “visited in December.
The machiya is located in the center of Kyoto on a very quiet lane within walking distance to bus, trains, subway, supermarket, restaurants and department stores.
Maeniiya has a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine including a dryer, flat screen TV set with English channels and a DVD player. High-speed Wi-Fi internet access allowed us to maintain contact with friends and family members back home.
Nothing is better than slipping into a futon bed after soaking in a Japanese bath.
Having two bicycles at our disposal is fabulous. We biked almost every day. Kyoto is a safe city to ride in with many designated bike lanes.
We have been to Japan many times but will always stay at Maeniiya when in Kyoto.
Our thanks to Miho, Trevor and Akemi for providing such a perfect accommodation.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: Dear Gordon and family,

Thank you for the detailed and wonderful review! We just heard you are planning to stay for a 3rd time in 2014. See you soon! Warmest regards, Trevor, Akemi and Miho.
business
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
5

A delightful, happy tatami house

  • 5 of 5
This small tatami townhouse was perfect for me and my daughter since it had two separate bedrooms. The house is fully equipped and easy to operate. It is on a very quiet lane but close to everything we wanted and needed (trains, supermarket, subway, restaurants and department stores). Actually, this was my second stay at the house; I was there 5 years ago with my son and would go back again in a flash. If VRBO allows it, I would be pleased to be contacted directly by potential renters.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful message. We were very moved by your kind words! It was great to have you back and we are very much looking forward to your visit again in the near future!!
business
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
5

Perfect in every way!!!!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
business
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
Sydney
5

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
business
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
Germany
5

A wonderful stay at the Maeniiya

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
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
Montreal
5

Wonderful and pleasant machiya

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

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
Nearest Point of Interest
Cocon Karasuma
Nearest Point of Interest
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
Nearest Point of Interest
Shosei-en Garden (Kikoku-tei)
Nearest Point of Interest
Toji Temple
Nearest Point of Interest
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Nearest Point of Interest
Minami-za Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Gion
Nearest Point of Interest
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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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Base rates are for up to "two people." US$30 will be charged for an extra person per day. 5 persons maximum.
Note: We only accept reservations for less than 5 nights when space is available between bookings.

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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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Please visit our website, maeniiya.com for detailed information.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Please visit our website, maeniiya.com, for detailed information.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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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