Machiya Tubara is in the Higashiyama area in Kyoto.
There are sooo many sightseeing spots, famous historical places, temples and shrines in this Higashiyama area. And are many shops of Kiyomizu-pottery and neighbours are very friendly.
Gion district, popular of Geisha-san girl & Maiko-san girl, gorgeous Kaisei restaurants is also close.(10mins walk!)
And there are many kind of restaurants, easy eating places(Izakaya, Ramen, Yakitori restaurants...), Bars, local shops, convenience stores, good grocerry and public baths near the house.
You can go to many places like that from Tsubara on foot.
We can teach you some good restaurants and nice Maiko-san stage or some Japanese experiences (for ex. Ninja class, Making Japanese sweets class, Tea ceremony class, ...etc). Also we know good guides for sightseeing.
The house is convenient for transportation(bus, train, taxi).
We recommend using taxi from Kyoto station (10mins).
Tsubara was over 90 year old Machiya(traditional Kyoto house), we lovely restored all possible to original style using antique fittings & materials by traditional craftsmanship.
Tsubara has many Machiya's features ~'Doma' long Japanese corridor from the entrance to the garden, 'Hibukuro' open ceiling in the kitchen, old hand made window glasses, 'Koushi' window lattices...etc.
And we prepared new comfortable equipments in it - air conditioning , internet, microwave, washing machine, IHcooker, clean comfortable Futon(Japanese bedding) ....more.
Especially, we set up 'Roten-buro' out-door bath tub(Shigaraki pottery made) and 'Suikinkutsu' in the Tsuboniwa garden(small Kyoto garden)!!
The out-door bath is great for tired bodies by sightseeing all of the seasons! You must feel like a hot spring!
'Suikinkutsu' is a decoration device in a Japanese garden that generates a sound like the Koto-Japanese harp~with drops of water. You could have relaxed bath time hearing its sound!
'Tsubara' is a very old Japanese word from 'Manyousyu' (the oldest Waka poet collection over 1200years ago!).
It means 'enough' or 'detail'or 'calmly'.
I thought it perfectly matches the house!
Experience a fascinating, peaceful, amazing Kyoto stay in Tsubara !
We're looking forward to meeting you!