|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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, makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world.
Momiji-an (Autumn Maple) 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 renowned Kyoto based architect, Geoffrey P. Moussas.
Momiji-an is being meticulously preserved with the traditional techniques that have been handed down over the 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 selective clientele. The delicate balance between 'old and new' is what sets this apart.
Momiji-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple, which is been designed a World Cultural Heritage, and very convenient to visit others famous temples, shrines, and Gion, the most famous Geisha district!
Enjoy Kyoto and the distinctive feautures of local townhomes by staying in a real Machiya, feeling the natural way of living and the change of seasons which distinguishes Kyoto' 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#51458o within 30 minutes.
Kyoto is waiting for you!
Payments are charged in Japanese Yen.
US$ rates for reference only.
Yen 27.000 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
We could see a glitter of traditional atmosphere on the roof, wooden pillars, sliding doors or small gardens inside the house.
The 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 17 th 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.
Next street west of Pontocho is Kiyamachi, a very lively night zone where you can find many kinds of restaurants, bars, pubs and more...
Enjoy Kyoto just walking from Momiji-an!
the house is very well positioned in the Gion district, quiet area, close to bus lines (5, 100, 206) that go across Kyoto.
house very clean, convenientt. perhaps a little small for 5 adults but we stayed for 5 nights with pleasure. well equipped (coffee maker, kettle, microwave oven). A nice bathroom and a washer dryer practice. Mariko is very friendly and helpful. she speaks a perfect English. Explanations of all devices in English.
We stayed at Momiji-an for a week during the red maple leaf season. The traditional Japanese house was at great location, closed to everything, Kiyomizu, Kodaiji, Gion, grocery, shops, food, bus stops and bike rentals. Our host Roxana was very nice and helpful giving us all information we needed. The house was very clean, cozy with little kitchen and washer/dryer which was very helpful when we got tired of eating out and had fresh clean clothes daily. The shower/bath with little garden setting was clean, nice and private. We would definitely stay here when we come back to visit Kyoto again.
However, beware of the low door ways if you are tall. My husband is 6'2" and he had bumped his head quite a few times.
i stayed at momiji-an for four days in this ryokan-like house. It absolutely blew me away. For those of you who may or may not know, if you plan on visiting Kyoto, Gion is the place to be and stay. It's the geisha district and everything you have ever dreamed of or imagined about traditional japan and this house fits the mood and scene. Location is absolutely perfect because its in the geisha district but away from the noise and the city yet one block away and you already got buses that will connect you to every attraction in Kyoto. Its surrounded by places to eat, 24hr market, a bike rental place...you name it. Its literally 5 minutes walking distance from kyomizudera which is one the most visited and important must-see temples in kyoto. As for the house, its a 2 story house, impecable, it looks as if it was recently renovated because it all looks brand new. Bathroom is perfect, typical japanese toilet wit all the electronic features you will find in japan. The shower is a dream wit the little japanese/zen garden, a real delight. Its got a kitchen you can use to make breakfast. Its not meant for heavy cooking but anything along the lines like rice or pasta you can make. Its got a mini fridge. Its got a wash and dry machine which comes in handy when you have been out on the road. A nesspreso machine which i did not use cause u dont drink coffee but it comes fully stocked so im sure a lot of people will love that. Beautiful living room with a little zen-like garden for a view. Iron. Lots of places to store lugagge. The room upstairs is beautiful with the tatami's on the floor. Everything you hope for from a ryokan which will charge you a fortune, you will get at momiji-an for a lesser price, bigger space, more comfort, location could not be better and the facilities are top notch. This was a real surprise and the place looks exactly as it looks on the pics. Roxana, the hostess, was extremely warm, helpful at all times and flexible with checkin and checkout times. I highly recommend this place above any other. If you are tired of hotels and you wanna feel at home, do not hesitate about booking momiji-an. I will def come back. This was my second time in japan.
Thank you Roxana!
My husband and I stayed for 4 nights in this lovely comfortable home. It was our first visit to Japan and took a chance and were very, very pleased. The location is perfect - close to everything (we walked everywhere) - groceries, temples, restaurants, etc. We didn't cook much in the house but it had all the basics one would need, the shower/tub was amazing, rooms were cosy and comfortable, washer/dryer makes for light packing. Warning - if you are tall be prepared to hit your head - my husband is 6'3 and forgot to duck, I got a good laugh out of it but you will have to slouch in the door ways. Roxana was super helpful, greeted us and provided all kinds of information. We can't wait to go again. Would highly recommend!
We were three women traveling to Kyoto for our second visit within the past year. Last year we stayed in one of the other units in this Machiya Shofu-an and we were excited to come back to this welcoming place. Geographically this is located in the best area in Kyoto, so close to Kiyomizu, Gion, Pontocho, Sanjusangendo, Kodai-ji etc. Good access to groceries, restaurants and anything else you may need for your stay. Some lovely shops in the neighbourhood, crafts, pottery and antiques. You will find lots of helpful information in the unit for things to visit. I hope to go back again and stay in this well equipped Machiya! Loved it.
We had an excellent time at the property. We spent 8 nights and we really felt at home.
The house is very cozy and comfortable. We were 4 adults and 2 kids, and we got along great.
The kitchen is tiny but very useful, we cooked every night!! It has all you need, and there is also a 24 hour supermarket 2 blocks away.
The bathroom has the best shower I've ever been in! It is just perfect!
There is a washer and drying machine which was perfect for us. We did laundry a few times and it worked very well.
Roxana was super kind and helpful. We found the house very easy when we arrived, and she was also waiting and welcoming us…
The neighbourhood is just perfect too. Very easy access to all places.
I only have good words for this review!!!
Thabks Roxana for everything! We will wait you in Buenos AIres!
Kiyomizu Temple , a World Cultural Heritage -
Gion, Geisha district -
Kenninji Zen Temple -
Yasaka Pagoda -
Kodaiji Temple -
Maruyama Park -
Yasaka Shrine -
Sanjusangendo the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist Goddess..
There are over 800 temples and shrines in Kyoto!
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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.
30% of the total amount is required at the time of booking as deposit, and the balance of 70% three weeks before the stay.