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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, makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world.
Bairin-an (Plum Grove) 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.
Bairin-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 a nice shower, 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.
Bairin-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple, which has been designated a World Cultural 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 the 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 is waiting for you!
Payments are charged in Japanese Yen.
US$ rates for reference only.
Rates includes tax.
Yen 20.000 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 garden 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 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.
In less than 5 minutes from Bairin-an there are two 24hours convenient stores, a 24h supermarket, post office, bank, cafes, restaurants.
A 15 minutes walk will take you to the riverside of the Kamogawa. You can take a pleasant stroll along the river, or do shopping in the nearby Kawaramachi area convenient for 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 see a Geisha or Maiko on the way or from an appointment.
Next street Ovest of Pontocho is Kiyamachi, a very lively night zone where you can find many kinds of restaurants, bars, pubs and more...
Enjoy just walking from Bairin-an!
Our family of three, stayed in this lovely Machiya during our Christmas/New Year vacation in Kyoto. It was more than what we could asked for. Location is superb. Walking distance to many attractions. The small kitchen is adequately equipped. The futon is very comfortable. The washer and dryer definitely comes in handy. If you are looking for a temporary home in Kyoto, this is it! You will go no wrong.
The most beautiful part of the city, a traditional house and wonderful "hostess" - what more could anybody ask for? We loved the house - it is typical Japanese so we learnt to be "light on foot" in the hope that neighbours would do the same :-)
The appt was a wonderful base in a fabulous location, so much so that we abandoned our "out of town" days and stuck to the area with a detour up the Philosopher's Path and another detour to Kurama Mt. Other than that we still have temples in the area we want to go back to.
We just cannot say enough about Roxana - so helpful, so knowledgeable and she really made our stay so memorable and enjoyable.
We didn't intend to go back to Japan when we booked this trip, alas it is back on the shortlist :-)
Huge thank you to Roxana for everything.
My wife and I spent another two weeks in the beautiful Bairin-an this November. It was even nicer than last year. Everything you could want is provided - a beautiful tatami room with comfortable futons, a cozy and efficient kitchen with dining table overlooking a beautiful Zen garden, a modern bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower, and even a modern washer/dryer. The location cannot be beat - just minutes from Kiyomizu Temple, Kodaiji Temple and Yasaka Pagoda and within easy walking distance of Kenninji, Chion-in and the Higashiyama-Shijo shopping area. There are many very nice restaurants nearby - including Ashiya, Sodoh, and Shuhaku for fine dining and Nekomata, Smile Burger and some okonomiyachi and soba restaurants for simpler and less expensive meals. What makes the experience unforgettable is the lovely Roxana who could not be more helpful. She gives great advice on places to see, restaurants, how to get around on the bus, trains and metro and also provides many insights into Kyoto history and culture. She is a treasure! We plan to return to Bairin-an next year for another relaxing and interesting stay.
My wife and I spent a wonderful week in Kyoto staying at Bairin-an. The information provided in the listing was accurate both in terms of the great location and the condition of the property itself. The property is well maintained and clean. It was a pleasure staying in this traditional Japanese home. The location provides easy access to the Gion area and has excellent bus connections to other areas. The property manager, Roxana, was wonderfully helpful both before and after we arrived. Her local knowledge and recommendations were invaluable in our making the most of our time in Kyoto. Kyoto was the highlight of our one month in Japan and Bairin-an was a big part of that. I would not hesitate in recommending Bairin-an to any other traveller looking to spend time in Kyoto.
Staying in Kyo Machiya Miyabi - Bairin-an, in the Higashiyama was a highlight of Kyoto and of our whole trip. It made us feel like we were a part of the area and gave us a feeling for old world Japan, that we would not have had just visiting temples and walking around Gion. Roxana is super friendly and helpful, we ran into her a couple of times and it was great to hear her tips and insights, there were quite a few things that were not in the guide books that we would have not known about and would have missed otherwise. Thanks Roxana! We hope to see you again!
This lovely Japanese machiya surpassed our expectations in every way. Traditionally decorated yet fitted out with the most modern amenities - it was a joy stay there. Situated at the foot of Kiyomizudera, the location was very convenient for sightseeing, with other places easy to reach. Shops and restaurants were plentiful and within a few minutes of the house. The house was spotlessly clean and well-maintained. The host, Roxana, was exceptional. She was always on hand to help with suggestions and practical things like booking taxis. She couldn't have been kinder to us - it was a pleasure to meet her and made our trip even better.
Kiyomizu Temple, a World Cultural Heritage -
Gion, the Geisha district -
Kenninji Zen Temple -
Yasaka Pagoda -
Kodaiji temple -
Maruyama Park -
Sanjusangendo the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist Goddess ....
There are over 800 temples and shrines in the city.
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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.