SPECIAL SUMMER DISCOUNT -MACHIYA IN THE HEART OF KYOTO

Toshimitsu Negishi

Speaks english, Italian, Japanese
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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SPECIAL SUMMER DISCOUNT -MACHIYA IN THE HEART OF KYOTO

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Stay As Locals, Enjoy The Unique Machiya Style With A Mix Of 'Old & New'!

Shimoza-An is the lower level of almost 100 years old Kyoto machiya, traditional Kyoto townhouse.

Our New York architect based in Kyoto Geoffrey P. Moussas renovated it to make this old house a special place where to stay with your family and friends during your vacation in this beautiful historical city of Japan.

You can have a look at other 3 my properties in Kiyomizu area: #438156 Shofu-an; #4338158 Momiji-an; #438160 Bairin-an.

You can experience the old days Japanese life style while having modern amenities.

There are one tatami mats rooms where to sleep with futons, one bedroom with 2 single beds and 1 extra bed, a western style living room with table, chairs, sofa, modern kitchen, antique furniture, nice tub bath and shower, high-tech toilet, air conditioner, floor heating.

It is located in quiet Kamanza street that in few meters ends in Sanjo street, one of the most old and main streets in Kyoto crossing the city from East to West. This street has been very important in the Kyoto history for many events happened here, and today you can enjoy the craft shops, the old houses, its museums and numerous art galleries, local temples and shrines or cafes, restaurants and the very exciting Shopping District, one of the oldest in Kyoto with also the most modern goods and latest fashion, and elegant department stores.

Nearby, in the other side of Horikawa street there is a more calm and 60's-70' s years atmosphere Sanjo shopping arcade, where you can find fresh vegetables sold in the street, different kinds of shops, bakeries, supermarkets, good places where to eat... You can relax doing your supper shopping after a day visiting so many beautiful places in Kyoto and feeling as a local!

Shimoza-An is the perfect place in the mid of cultural, traditional, innovative Kyoto heart!

RATES ARE IN JAPANESE YEN.

US$ rates for reference only. Tax included.

August and September Discount: Yen 30.000 instead of Yen 33.000 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;

No charge under 5 years old.

30% of the total amount for booking and the balance of 70% three weeks before the stay.

A minimum of 4 nights stay is required, but please feel free to ask to us for anything.

Contact us directly for weekly rates.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Toshimitsu Negishi

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, Italian, Japanese
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I am very happy to announce that other two machiya of Kyo Machiya Miyabi - (Kiyomizu area 3 properties: Bairin-an, Shofu-an, Momiji-an) are opened in Sanjo-Kamanza near Nijo Castle and central position; they are almost 100 years old Kyoto townhouse: KAMIZA-AN on the upper level, and SHIMOZA-AN on the lower level of the house.

I really like Kyoto and to be owner of Machiya, Kyoto traditional townhouse, give me a chance to share the beauty of this city ' s culture with guests from all the world. I think if you stay in a traditional house, the approach to a different culture is more real and interesting, and the experience is deeper.

Also making the machiya a place where to stay means to preserve the townhouse and its traditional craft sides: the tatami, the sliding doors, the wood parts, etc. and to be spread to others to keep somehow the traditions alive.

I liked the typical 'eel' shape as called in Kyoto (the front side is not so wide and the house extends in length). I thought it could be so nice to preserve this townhouse and make our guests even for few days to live as Kyoto people lived for centuries with traditions plus a more today comfort in the daily house use.

The benefits of this townhouse is keeping the traditional sides and add some modern touch to satisfy our international guests needs, and also the location: in central Kyoto but in a quiet street. At five minutes walking distance there is Nijo Castle, where the Shogun lived, old more than 400 hundreds years. Many other places to visit are at a walking distance, like Rokkakudo Temple called the navel of Kyoto connected with the famous ikebana school Ikenobo, the Imperial Park, or colourfull Nishiki food market. Bus stops are very close as banks, post office, museums, art galleries, every kind of restaurants, cafes, bars...and more and more!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Special summer discount -Machiya in the heart of Kyoto
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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5

A perfect stay in Kyoto!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Shimoza-an for 4 days, and it was absolutely lovely! Mariko was extremely helpful, providing us with great directions, maps, and suggestions for local restaurants. This property is incredibly charming, clean, convenient, and well-maintained. It's in a great location - near to many small boutique eateries, grocery stores, and convenience stores; surrounded by plenty of public transportation options; and within walking distance of a number of bike rental shops (I would highly recommend renting bikes! Our favorite times were riding through this very bike-friendly city, on the banks of the Kamo River or amongst the many other cyclist, pedestrians, and drivers on the way to the many gorgeous, but crowded, temples and shrines). I would recommend this machiya to anyone and everyone -we definitely want to come back and stay at Shimoza-an again! Staying in this townhouse is the perfect way to enjoy and feel a part of this magical city.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

Lovely home, wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
We had the great fortune of being able to book Shimoza-an during cherry blossom season, and had a wonderful stay here! I cannot say enough good things about this place. I spent six weeks traveling through Asia with my family, and this was, without a doubt, our favorite place that we stayed at. The house is beautiful, the beds are comfortable, and I still dream about the bathroom... I don't know if it was just because the weather was a bit chilly during our stay, but the shower at the end of the day, followed by a nice soak in the deep tub... It was something to look forward to! We found food, transportation, and attractions easily accessible from here. I have zero complaints, and already know where I want to stay next time I am lucky enough to find myself back in Kyoto.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

a nice charming machiya in kyoto worth checking out if you're in town

a nice charming machiya in kyoto worth checking out if you're in town
  • 5 of 5
i feel very lucky that i made a decision to stay at shimoza-an. i fell in love with shimoza-an since i saw the blueprint shown on the website. it is a great idea to fix up a beautiful old machiya and fitted it with modern amenities. the place is very comfortable and convenient to live while maintaining an old charm of a warm and cosy machiya. besides, mariko san, our host, took care of us very well even when i traveled to another city. i can't praise enough for her hospitality.

if you are looking for a nice place to stay in kyoto, this place is totally recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Special summer discount -Machiya in the heart of Kyoto
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Kyoto Japan
5

Perfect place for visiting Kyoto experiencing the flavour of a traditional Japanese flat.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the flat with the family (two adults, three kids) and all of us loved it. The place is beautiful (traditional japanese construction with plenty of wood, sliding doors, tatami etc.), comfortable (nice beds/futon, TV, kitchenette, air conditioning, washing machine etc.), very conveniently and centrally located. Many places worth visiting are at walking distance. All services are nearby and the subway station is at 200 mt. We were welcomed by the kind owners and received all the assistance and the informations we needed.
We would definitely recommend it as an alternative to a hotel, especially for families.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Shimoza-an Stunning Traditional Japanese Home, 2 bedrooms, Sleeps 8, wonderful beds and bathroom

  • 5 of 5
Shimoza-an is an absolute delight to stay in. I would recommend this property to anyone and everyone! It is so warm and cosy with heating and heated floors. The bedding is very comfy with quality sheets and quilts. The kitchen is nice and modern with everything you could need and the toilet and bathroom are very luxurious and modern.
I stayed here with my son, sister and niece and we all loved it and agreed it was our favourite place of all the places we stayed in Japan.
Finally our host Mariko was absolutely wonderful. A beautiful warm person who was very helpful and attentive.
If I ever find myself in Japan again, Shimoza-an in Kyoto would most definitely be my first stop. Thank you again Mariko for a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Kyoto Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
all year round
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
winter
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 30% of the total amount for booking and the balance of 70% three weeks before the stay
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Amenities

Amenities

Kyoto Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , toilet , tub/shower room and toilet separated
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 extra bed
    Bedroom 1 - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 2 people can sleep on the sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
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