This renovated traditional Japanese townhouse sits quietly in the back alley of a residential area filled with refined
atmosphere of Kyoto. This is where you get to experience the atmosphere from the good old days and the lifestyle of the local residents in Kyoto. You will be welcomed by the traditional building exterior, created from using the characteristic feature of authentic Kyoto townhouse, Ichi-monji roof tiling, and heart-warming fire flickering in the retro-style gas lantern. The interior is made from using Japanese cypress and other natural materials native to Kyoto, and it’s fitted with old-fashioned ceilings and traditional guest room finished with classic clay wall and plastered wall techniques, all combined in creating a space where you could feel the warmth that is friendly to both the guests and the environment. Up to 4 people can stay at the accommodation, offering you a serene and relaxing stay.
House location : The house is situated 3 minutes walk from Gojo Subway station, which is just one stop from Kyoto and Shijo/Karasuma Station. You can also take a 10-15 minute walk to Kyoto Central Station which is a starting point for sightseeing in Kyoto. Whilst being in a convenient location for all the sight-seeing around Kyoto, it is away from all the hustle and bustle. Take one step into the back alleys, and you will see the traditional township of Kyoto from the old times spreading in front of you, exposing you to comforting and healing experience of living in Kyoto Machiya.
Access Information : From Gojo Subway Station (nearest train station) / Approximately 3 minutes on foot : Turn right after exiting the station from Exit No.6. Take the first right on the street. If you walk a little bit, you will see a sign which says 'P' for coin parking. Stand by the sign and look right, and you will see a small alleyway. Go into the alley and the house is the first building on the right.
From Kyoto Station / Approximately 3 minutes by train or 10-15 minutes on foot : 1. Take the Subway Karasuma Line and get off at Gojo Station 2. Walk to the house.
From Kansai Airport / Approximately 80 minutes by train: 1. Take the JR Express HARUKA line to Kyoto Station.
2. Take the Subway Karasuma Line and get off at Gojo Station. 3. Walk to the house.
We had such a wonderful time in Tokyo staying at the Tokiwa-an residence. The place was immaculate and everything was well thought out. Beautiful machiya and it had all the modern conveniences you need. Price may be slightly high for some but it was worth the experience. The place was also located 3mins from Gojo station which made it incredibly convenient. If we were to return to Kyoto, we would definitely look at staying at a property by the Machiya Residence Inn and for longer!! Highly recommended!!!
We arrived in Kyoto in the rain, and walking in to find this Machiya exactly as advertised was a welcome comfort. Everything is clean and well-maintained. It combines old and new very smoothly. Definitely walkable to Gion, Kyoto station, Nishiki market, etc. There were three of us, so one of us had a futon rather than a Western bed. This trip, that was me, and this is definitely the most comfortable futon I've slept on in 6 years of living in Japan.
I easily recommend this place (and the company who manages it). Compared to general Kyoto prices, I thought what we paid was very fair for what we ended up getting. Western guests should just know that, while it's enormous compared to most Japanese hotels, you may need to duck to get through some doors and be prepared to do some floor sitting. That seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but taller or larger people might want to be aware. Also, don't save any laundry until the last night---the dryer will take longer than you're used to. No worries, as it's a lovely feature and meant we had to pack very little, so just plan ahead.
Overall, very happy with this stay. Recommended without hesitation.
Such an amazing townhouse. The location is great; right next to the subway station, and just down the street from the Kyoto station. The house itself is just the right size. Every single nook and cranny is perfectly set up to maximize the space. The detailing is impeccable, from the tatami mats to the wallpaper in the bathroom, to the furniture accents. The wide sink basin is glorious to behold, and everything was of the highest quality. My parents laughed in delight upon each new discovery. Again, utterly delightful in every way. Hiro was also very accommodating, and gave us maps and good advice. Wholly Recommended.
It's always a little difficult assessing what a rental home will be like just from photos over the internet, but in this instance the difference between reality and the photos favoured reality - photos just can't capture how well this machiya has been renovated, or what a lovely place it is to stay. Firstly, it's in a great location - very easy to walk to Kyoto station, and a number of bus routes [to the Silver Temple, Ohara and more] go from almost outside the front door. That said, it's actually down a tiny little side street, and so is very quiet and tucked away - really out of the hustle and bustle of things - very important for the baby's sleep! Very comfy beds; loved the bath, which we soaked in for hours each evening; thoughtful touches like tea and coffee provided. I appreciated things like the beautiful sinks - clearly made by artisan craftsmen - but the whole house feels very well crafted - traditional, but with all the mod cons. Appreciated the fact that the house was serviced whilst we were there, and that there was someone on hand to call if we had any questions or problems. We will definitely use this company's houses again if we return to Kyoto, though may go for two bedrooms next time as the baby gets older. I highly recommend if visiting Kyoto!
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. It was our third time in Kyoto and it’s true what they say, third time’s the charm. The place is located in a really quiet and peaceful neighborhood, making us feel like we were living like one of the locales. Nearby is an udon shop and cute machiya cafe that you probably can’t find in the touristy areas. The machiya itself was amazing. I loved the tatamis and Japanese garden and the beds were warm and cozy. It really felt like a traditional “Japanese” experience, only with lots of the modern comforts of home like a laptop computer. The owner also recommended some great restaurants and places to visit that we probably would never have found in a regular tour book. I highly recommend this place.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
The rate per night for staying for 3 nights or more;
2 people / From 22,000 yen
3 people / From 25,000 yen
4 people / From 28,000 yen
5 people / From 31,000 yen
The rate per night for staying for 6 nights or more;
2 people / From 20,000 yen
3 people / From 23,000 yen
4 people / From 26,000 yen
5 people / From 29,000 yen
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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 5 people.
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