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Kyoto is famous for having been the ancient capital of Japan, dating back over 1200 years. The sheer beauty of the temples, shrines, gardens and culture imbued within its boundaries makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world.
Shofu-an (Pine Breeze) is one unit of Kyo Machiya Miyabi in Kiyomizu area, a big Kyoto traditional house, and was designed and divided in three Machiya (Bairin-an, Shofu-an, Momiji-an) by renowed Kyoto based architect Geoffrey P. Moussas. Shofu-an is being meticulously preserved with the traditional techniques that have been handed down for centuries. While sticking to tradition is important for the architect, updating the facilities, such as modern bath-shower room, high-tech toilet, kitchen, heating floor, are just as important to meet the present day needs of our guests. The delicate balance between 'old and new' is what sets this apart.
Shofu-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple, which is been designated a World Culture Heritage, and is very convenient for visiting by walking distance many others famous temples, shrines, downtown, and Gion, the most famous Geisha district!
Enjoy Kyoto and the distinctive features of local townhomes by staying in a real Machiya, feeling the natural way of living and the change of seasons which distinguishes Kyoto' s culture and its people.
City buses or rental bikes can take you to most famous sites in Kyoto within 30 minutes.
Please see our other 2 listings in the same place:Shofu-an VRBO#438156 & Momiji-an VRBO#438158.
In Sanjo-Kamanza area other 2 listings: Shimoza-an VRBO#514790 & Kamiza-an VRBO#514588
Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan is awaiting for you!
Payments are charged in Japanese Yen.
US$ rates for reference only.
Rates includes tax.
Yen 30.000 for two guests per night;
plus Yen 3.000 for each extra guest over 15 years old per night,
plus Yen 2.000 for each extra guest between 5-15 years old per night.
When the stay is shorter than four nights as requested Yen 5.000 is added on the total amount for extra fees.
Please feel free to ask to us for any questions.
Message from the owner: Welcome to Kyoto! Our wooden houses were built in 1920'. Recently we renovated these houses by utilizing the original material as much as possible.
Please enjoy the feeling of traditional Kyoto House!
Toshimitsu Negishi purchased this townhome in 2012
In this Kyoto typical house we could see a glitter of traditional atmosphere on the roof, wooden pillars, sliding doors or small garden inside the house.
The Kyoto townhouse is called Machiya and this house strongly stimulated us to restore for living. Machiya used to be townhouses or shops for the merchants in the 17th century.
Not only temples and shrines, but machiya stay is an attractive experience for all who want to know more about Kyoto' life style and its culture.
A 15 minutes walk will take you to the riverside of the Kamogawa. You can take a pleasent stroll along the river, or do shopping in the nearby Kawaramachi area, convenient during rainy days as the shopping streets are covered, like Nishiki food market street.
A night life spot is Pontocho, a narrow lane with no cars, full of elegant restaurants, bars, and where you can have a glimpse of a Geisha or Maiko on the way or from an appointment. In the next street west side of Pontocho there is Kiyamachi, a very lively night zone where you can find many kinds of restaurants, bars, pubs and more...
Enjoy Kyoto just walking from Shofu-an!
This being my fifth visit to Kyoto, I wanted to book something special and unique for my partner and his family who were visiting from Australia over the New Year period. Shofu-an was perfect for what we were after. The house is well-equipped and was comfortably able to host five adults for a week. Whilst the living space was a bit tight with five people, the bedrooms are very spacious and the bathroom with separate bath, toilet and laundry worked really well for our group. It even snowed whilst we were in Kyoto and the house remained warm and cozy inside. Most importantly however, Shofu-an is in a brilliant location, close to Kyoto's most popular shrines and temples, as well as shopping and restaurants. We mostly walked everywhere however, the house is serviced by a number of buses and train stations. I would definitely stay here again and recommend Shofu-an to anyone looking for a more memorable and unique accommodation experience.
We are a family of 4, 2 adults n 2 teenagers. The space is right for our family n we enjoyed the veranda. In fact, we enjoyed a late lunch there n it was great way to get away fr the crowd, as we were there during a long weekend holiday. The Machiya experience is unique as it gives us a feel of living like the Japanese. It's located at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple and we could reach many important and famous places at a walking distance: Yasaka pagoda, Kodaiji temple, Maruyama Park. There is also 24 hr supermarket nearby for us to stock up on breakfast as kyoto generally starts "waking up" around 11.
My husband and I were recently in Japan for our honeymoon and had a really lovely time at Shofu-an. It's delightfully quaint (I especially liked the little garden) yet equipped with modern comforts like a high-tech bathroom and heating. The beds were firm but very comfortable. If you are a light sleeper or particularly sensitive to noise, do note the walls are very thin and we could often hear our neighbours' conversations and the cars passing, neighbour's dog barking etc. However, we found the location quite unbeatable and loved how easy it was to get to most places via a quick bus ride. Thanks Roxana for your hospitality and we really enjoyed that oil soba place you recommended! Look forward to coming back in the near future.
We have been in Kyota for two weeks and stayed at Shofu-an for only 4 days . It was the best experience - the apartment was perfect, it was situated in a great area , close to wonderful eating places, shrines all tucked away everywhere and temples.
Our favourite place in Kyota. Roxana, our host, was delightful. She was super helpful during our stay and added to our whole wonderful experience.
Location was excellent. New bathroom, kitchenette and washer. Only downside is lack of comfortable western style seating.
We had a great time at Shofu-an. Roxana was incredibly welcoming and extremely helpful. The location couldn't be better--close to all the amazing sites on the east side of town. We loved it, and we miss it already! Looking forward to coming back in the future!
Kiyomizu Temple, a World Cultural Heritage -
Gion, the Geisha district -
Zen Temple Kenninnji -
Yasaka Pagoda -
Kodaiji Temple -
Yasaka Shrine -
Maruyama Park -
Nishiki food market -
Sanjusangendo, the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist goddess...
There are nearly 808 temples and shirines in this small town!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Basic rate is for two guests, each extra guest is charged Yen 3.000 per night, no charge under five.
Rent includes all utilities, rates,tax, charges associated with the use, the occupancy of the property.
Rates are in Japanese Yen.
A deposit of 30% will be charged at the time of booking, and a balance no earlier than three weeks before your arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.