STYLISH AND INNOVATIVE MACHIYA LOCATED IN THE CENTRAL KYOTO, KAWARAMACHI / GION

Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto

Speaks english, Japanese
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome

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Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto

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STYLISH AND INNOVATIVE MACHIYA LOCATED IN THE CENTRAL KYOTO, KAWARAMACHI / GION

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2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4

Situated in the heart of Kyoto, this is a stylish and innovative machiya accommodation located on a serene backstreet near the Takasegawa river, one of the most popular cherry blossom spots in Kyoto. The machiya is near Gion, where Geisha are frequently spotted on Hanamikoji Street, and the traditional cobbled streets of Pontocho, which are lined with bustling restaurants and bars are also within walking distance, as are the popular shopping centers on the corner of Kawaramachi and Shijo streets and the exciting Nishiki food market. Bus stops and train station are also within a 6 minute walking distance. This is the perfect place to feel the energy of both modern and traditional Kyoto.As the river flows through the center of the street, during the spring the cherry blossoms that line the river are lit up at night while in the winter white veils of snow create an enchanting sight.

Fully licensed property : This house obtains official hotel/inn business license and complies with the Building Standard Law and the Fire Services Act in Japan. You may securely stay in this house while enjoying your trip in Kyoto.

House description 1 : At the entrance the white wall is coated with 'shikkui' or stucco, which is used by craftsmen to coat walls for temples, shrines and traditional houses. In the living room the tatami room is reminiscent of the Japan of years ago when people used to sit around the 'iori' or hearth to spend time with their loved ones or close friends. Under the stairs there is a washing machine and clothes dryer. In the kitchen all tableware, cookware and kitchen necessities are on hand for your convenience. Complimentary English tea, Kyoto's instant coffee and Japanese green tea are also provided. The bathroom contains a sink, toilet and adjacent room with a shower and bathtub. Enjoy bathing in a 'Hinoki buro' or Japanese cypress bathtub. Next to the living room is a Japanese bedroom. This tatami room has a clear view of the 'tsuboniwa' or Japanese garden. One extra futon mattress can be prepared here. There is also a wire-less Internet access here as well as a toilet adjacent to this room here.

House description 2 : On the second floor the western style bedroom has a twin bed and a dressing table. The wooden floor is made of pine tree and was painted using the renowned 'fuki-urushi' technique. It involves painting on multiple layers of 'urushi' or Japanese lacquer to make the wood grain glossy. The purple lamp cover was made by a local craftsmen who specializes in crafting traditional umbrellas for Geisha. High quality mattresses from Kyoto's long established bedding company as well as camel pillows and soft blankets are provided to ensure a good night's sleep. Next to the western style bedroom is a Japanese lounge room. This room can also be converted into an extra bedroom by laying down one extra futon mattress. All of the tatami rooms use 'juraku kabe' or traditional mud walls showcasing another aspect of the 'washitsu' or Japanese-style room.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto

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Speaks english, Japanese
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
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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5
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Stylish and Innovative Machiya located in the Central Kyoto, Kawaramachi / Gion
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Stylish and Innovative Machiya located in the Central Kyoto, Kawaramachi / Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327344
+81 75 7085610
Kyoto Japan
5

THE BEST PLACE IN KYOTO

  • 5 of 5
Perfect house for a family or 3-4 friends. Close to many Japanese restaurants – you can take just 2-5 minutes walk to get many of them. Just 5 minutes to Japanese fast-food if you need just a lunch or something before your sleep. Less than 3 minutes walk to two different 24 hours shops with all eatable (almost European) foods and Japanese drinks (including beers). Only 10-15 minutes walk to some important temples within the Gion district. 5 minutes – and you are at the bank of the river. Also 5 minutes to Electronic streets with computer and software shops. Just 3 minutes to stop buses, which take you everywhere you want within Kyoto. Very clear guidelines and very useful maps of public transportation and map of Kyoto are provided in the house. Extremely helpful staff – you have their mobile phone to communicate with them 24 hours. You have all needed kitchen facilities (including microwave oven, fridge and kettle) plus hairdryer and washing machine. Extremely clean place (two lavatories). TV with many Japanese channels – you can study this language!:) You can use also laptop with perfect WIFI within the whole house (Skype works). Very stylish Japanese-type house with beautiful smell of wood. Briefly – value for money. I can recommend this place to anyone, who wants to feel Japanese style.

We spent some nights in different hotels in Japan and that place is without any doubt the best!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly honored that you find found this machiya to be the best place to stay at in Kyoto. As you have kindly pointed out, the location is really convenient and we try our best to ensure that guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay by providing them with all the comforts of home including a labtop, wifi, a kitchen and other amenities. The wood and other furnishings have been handcrafted by some of the finest craftsmen in Kyoto so we are pleased to hear that you liked the smell of the wood. We hope that you will come back to Kyoto soon and that we can make your next visit an even more enjoyable one.
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Stylish and Innovative Machiya located in the Central Kyoto, Kawaramachi / Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327344
+81 75 7085610
Kyoto Japan
5

DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE IN QUIET LANEWAY

  • 5 of 5
We had a delightful 4 nights in this charming accommodation. As previously noted the western beds were surprisingly firm and the downstairs rooms are very small. But the western bedroom is the biggest we have had on our numerous visits to Japan.
There was plenty of hot water in the great shower and the light filtering through the little maple tree's leaves was very atmospheric in the downstairs rooms. Excellent location with an easy walk into town or across the river to all the tourist spots on the eastern suburbs.
Hiro the manager was delightful to deal with and always helpful. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are incredibly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As you have kindly pointed out, the bedroom is rather spacious by Japanese standards and the location is idle for guests who want quick access to the tourist areas on the East side of Kyoto. Hiro sends his regards. We hope that you make it back to Kyoto soon and look forward to accommodating you then.
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Stylish and Innovative Machiya located in the Central Kyoto, Kawaramachi / Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327344
+81 75 7085610
Kyoto Japan
5

SUPER COOL JAPANESE HOME

  • 5 of 5
Love the place and atmosphere! Super convenient to most major shopping area. Highly recommended if you want to get a feel of Japanese housing! My only suggestion to the owner is to have some coat hangers / hooks at the front foyer and around the wall! We couldn't find places to hang our coat so it always end up on the front floor ...
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the recommendation and for suggesting that we put in some coat hangers in the front foyer. We really appreciate and value our guests’ feedback so we are taking your suggestion into consideration. We hope that you’ll choose to stay here again on your next visit to Kyoto.
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Stylish and Innovative Machiya located in the Central Kyoto, Kawaramachi / Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327344
+81 75 7085610
Kyoto Japan
5

LOVELY HOUSE, IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED

  • 5 of 5
This was a beautiful little house, in perfect condition, very comfortable and well appointed, and Machiya Residence Inn, the management company, was wonderfully helpful and great to deal with. The location is perfect -- it's near a million great restaurants, a short walk from the center of town, right near the Pontocho Canal, which is one of the loveliest walking streets in Kyoto, but on a very quiet stretch of a quiet block. It has a very comfortable television room with two chairs, and two comfortable single beds. The house is impeccable, and the whole experience was wonderful. I highly recommend this house, and this company.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are incredibly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Shikoku-an. As you have pointed out, the machiya is conveniently located near the famous Pontocho as well as Gion, which is known for being the entertaining quarters of geiko and maiko. Despite being near the center of activity, the machiya itself is located on a very serene residential side street so it offers guests convenience and privacy and an authentic taste of what it is like to stay in a traditional machiya. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope that you will come and stay here again on your next visit to Kyoto.
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Stylish and Innovative Machiya located in the Central Kyoto, Kawaramachi / Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327344
+81 75 7085610
Kyoto Japan
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
5

LOVELY EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time in Kyoto and we enjoyed very much staying at the Machiya. It is a pretty house, well-furnished and clean.
The size is just perfect for a couple with a kid. The master bedroom is very comfortable (large space, connected with a salon, good quality of sleeping)
But for 4 adults it's rather small, especially the lower bedroom.
The location is ideal, close to Gion area but in a remote quiet street. We could relax well and experiment Kyoto's lifestyle day and night.
We strongly recommend this Machiya.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at Shikokuan. I’m delighted to hear that you were able to take advantage of its convenient location and see the many faces of Kyoto. I just wanted to mention that when 4 adults stay, two people stay in the two western style beds and one person sleeps on the futon in the Japanese tatami room on the second floor, and one person sleep on a futon that can be arranged in the downstairs Japanese bedroom. I hope that you will come visit Kyoto and Shikokuan sometime soon. All the best.
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Stylish and Innovative Machiya located in the Central Kyoto, Kawaramachi / Gion
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327344
+81 75 7085610
Kyoto Japan
5

EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE TO HOTELS AND RYOKANS!

  • 5 of 5
This was a fabulous place to stay during our vacation in Kyoto. Excellent alternative to a hotel or ryokan, both which are priced much higher than renting a small Japanese house. We saved money for housing, and were able to stay in a part of town just on the edge of Gion district. Tons of restaurants/bars/shops nearby. Very easy access to the subway (10 min walk).

The house was small by American standards, but big enough for us during our 6 day stay. Very clean, beautiful interior, and a small kitchen that was serviceable. Also had a washer/dryer that we used twice. This really helped us reduce the amount of clothes we had to bring from overseas.

No major complaints other than some very minor issues. Beds were harder by our standards. We missed our Tempurpedic mattress back home, but the beds were more comfortable than the futons in ryokans. No major issue.

The house had low overhangs and doorways since the house was a traditional Japanese home. I'm not tall by any means (5'11") but I smashed my head several times moving from room to room. Again, no major issues.

Thirdly, the window insulation was not the same as home. You could hear the noise from the alley outside. Since we weren't off the major street, this wasn't too big of a deal either. Just took some time getting used to.

All in all, I would rent this house again on my next trip to Kyoto. Loved every minute of it. Location could not be beat. The staff were very friendly and helpful also.

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your valuable feedback. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to accommodating you on your next visit to Kyoto! I’m sorry about the low overhangs and doorways, but like you mentioned, it is a traditional Japanese home. Again, we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Warm regards.
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Car: not necessary

Access Information;

6 minutes to Kawaramachi Station on foot / 6 minutes to Pontocho, Kiyamachi, Shijo Kawaramachi on foot / 10 minutes to Gion district on foot / 3 minutes to the Kamo river on foot

Other Activities: Shopping and sightseeing

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- The above rates are based on 2 persons and may vary depending on the number of people, weekend/public holidays, season and length of stay.
- The additional charge of 3,000 yen will apply per person / night. The maximum capacity is 4 people.
Notes The rate for staying for 3 nights or more:

2 persons- From 23,000 yen per night
3 persons- From 26,000 yen per night
4 persons- From 29,000 yen per night

The rate for staying for 6 nights or more:

2 persons- From 20,000 yen per night
3 persons- From 23,000 yen per night
4 persons- From 26,000 yen per night
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Amenities

Kyoto Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • PC
  • Broadband Access
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Maps
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Single x 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Lounge room / Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • We prepare two single beds in the Western Twin Bedroom, one set of futon mattress in Bedroom 2 (Downstairs) and once extra set of futon mattress can be prepared in the lounge room upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
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