|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Gojo Machiya is a Japanese traditional townhouse built before 1897 (last known record). It has just been fully renovated and features luxurious modern facilities.
Perfect location to experience the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kyoto in full comfort.
Redesigned by the famous Japanese architect Mr. Yoshihiko Mamiya (Infix design inc.), special attention was paid to the atmosphere of the place for the enjoyment of our guests.
In the living / dining area, we have a wood dining table with 6 chairs. During the cold winter, you will appreciate the heat coming from the floor both in the living/dining area and the Japanese living space. The house is also equipped with a fully automatic All-In-One Washer / Dryer.
The fully equipped modern kitchen will pleased anyone who wants to cook at home. A large selection of cooking utensils, one induction cooktop, dish washer, microwave oven / oven, all kind of appliances such as rice cooker, toaster, blender, electric kettle, regular coffee machine, and dishes, plates, glasses for six. The setting is particularly convenient for people who stay for a longer period and those who also eat at home. And of course, you'll find the basics such as salt-pepper, oil, sauce, soja, etc.
The place is very conveniently located for easy access to all sightseeing sites around Kyoto, and with over 70 m2, it is adequate for a larger group (spacious enough for 6 people).
And of course, hi-speed wi-fi internet is available anywhere in the house.
In Higashiyama district, the house is located in a quiet residential area near a number of interesting places.
Miyagawacho Geisha district is a mere five min away
Hanami Koji: Gion Kobu Geisha district: 15 min
Kenninji Zen temple: 15 min
Toyokuni Jinja shrine: with markets held on 8, 18, 28th of every month: 5 min
Sanjusangendo Temple: famous with its amazing 1001 statues of Kannon: 7 min
Kiyomizu Dera Temple: one of the most famous temple in Kyoto: 20 min
Kyoto National Museum: great source of culture: 7 min
Kamo River - great running course by the river: 3 min.
We are located just behind the Gojo Post Office, less than 20 min away on foot from Kyoto station and the JR lines.
Kyomizu-Gojo station (Keihan line) is a few minutes away.
Gojo subway station is 12 minutes away.
In addition, several Kyoto Bus stops are a mere few minutes away from the house.
And there are always taxi available around.
House Rules: We basically expect our guests to behave the way they would do at home, respecting local laws and regulations.
Obviously, no shoes in the house.
Sorry, but we do not allow pets.
Absolutely no smoking in and around the house, including in the garden.
Ours is a residential area. Guests should be careful not to make excessive noise, mainly in the evening or when accessing or leaving the house -- any complaint from our neighbors may result in the cancelation of their stay without refund.
This machiya has been beautifully remodeled yet they kept some traditional elements in the architecture which makes it very cool and unique. It is also very nicely decorated and clean, but tall people beware, my husband and sons kept bumping their heads on the door frames. No big deal but I thought I would mention it.
Another thing is that it's not really suitable for small children, the stairs are very steep and the railing is not safe, also there are some low wood and paper sliding windows upstairs that look down on the first floor and a child could easily climb over and fall down. So watch your children if they are small.
The location is a bit off the center of activities, about 10 minute walk to the subway station which is a bit far if you have small kids or if it's raining. The nearest grocery store was a 20 minute walk, and the Gion area about 15-20 minutes away. So it's great if you like to walk and the weather is nice.
Overall it is a very cool place and we were glad we stayed in a traditional house and not a regular hotel. I highly recommend it.