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2 Storey Lux Machiya Kyoto, Japan

Bedrooms 3
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House in Kyoto, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Entire building is yours to enjoy. Its traditional layout has been preserved yet fitted throughout with modern fittings. The kitchen and bathroom have been installed with Panasonic automation systems. Both bathroom climate and bathtub settings are programmable. Toilet is an automated bidet.

You will be staying in a very clean, safe and exclusive neighbourhood. There's a handy bicycle parked outside for your use to make that quick dash to the convenience stores on either side.

We have a Ricoh Theta 360 camera available for hire at 5,000 for the whole duration of your stay with a security deposit of 15000. The deposit is refunded upon returning the camera. Please let us know in advance so we will bring it along when we meet.

Guest Access. We ask that guests do not open nor use any of our stored linens/beddings/towels that you have not booked for. Thank you for your cooperation.

We will meet and greet you. We will be providing you with extra maps and information upon your reservation. We have traveller's books, brochures and maps available so you can plan and explore at your own pace. We speak both English and Mandarin.

Do let us know when you will be arriving so we can welcome you, pass you the house key and introduce the area to you.

We hope you will arrive as guests but leave as friends!



If you're planning on several stops, consider buying the "One Day Tourist Bus Pass" for 500JPY. It's unlimited bus rides for the entire day within Kyoto City.

7-Eleven and Circle K convenience stores, 2 minutes away from each side.

5 minutes walk to Nishihonganji Temple.

Another 2 minutes walk to Costume Museum from Nishihonganji Temple.

5 minutes walk to Kyoto Aquarium.

5 min to a Fish Market (think mini-Tsukiji). The tuna auction here is free, starts 5.30am. Come here to get all sorts of fresh seafood, tsuekmono, kitchenware, and little eateries for fresh sushi and many other foods.

4 minutes walk to Umekoji Park and the Locomotive Museum just opposite.

15 minute walk down to Toji Temple.

1.5 km away from Kyoto station, about 15-20 minute walk .

5 min taxi ride, for a cab from Kyoto station at 670 thereabouts, seating 4 pax. Take Bus 205 to our place at 230 per person, 5 mins.

Bus stops in front and around us has buses that take you to:

Kinkakuji (Golden Temple)

Gion area

Nishiki market and downtown CBD with restaurants, bars and taverns

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Arashiyama, bamboo grove and Iwatayama, monkey mountain - Take a train from Tambaguchi station, a 7 minute walk away.

House Rules: We have a NO SMOKING policy. Smoking is not just a real hazard, it also seeps into our walls. If you smoke, then our house will not be a good match for you.

NO SHOES in the house. Please take off your shoes at the entry area or genkan. There is a shoe cabinet at the entry where you can put away your shoes. Do use the house slippers provided.

Do not put your food, drinks, wet towels and liquids of any kind etc directly on our wood or tatami flooring and surfaces. Please use the trays we have provided to avoid damage.

Please DO NOT DRAG your luggage across the tatami as it damages the tatami weaving.

We ask that guests do not open nor use any of our stored items such as linens/beddings etc. that have not been booked for. Thank you.

There's a bamboo ladder in the bath area for hanging your towels. I know it can be tempting but please do not step on it! For your own safety, please be aware that it may break under your weight.

Kindly observe our check-in (3pm) and check-out (10am) times as we need time for a proper cleaning and to prepare the house for you.

Please be mindful of our neighbours and keep the noise level down especially towards evening.

House parties are not allowed.

LATE CHECK-INS (after 9 pm):

We will try our best to accommodate your check in time, on a case-basis. However, we would prefer that you respect and observe our check-in/check-out times. Please understand that late check-ins requires us to re-shuffle our schedule. Therefore, we will levy a 5000 surcharge, payable upon check-in.

Please allow at least an hour for meet and greet. This is important as we need to brief you on home safety and important information for living harmoniously in our Machiya, within our beautiful neighbourhood.

Thank you for the cooperation.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Shimogyo-ku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 6 beds (Futon)
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub






  • Cleaning Fee: USD 70 per stay
    Additional Guests: USD 35 per night (after 3 guests)
    Weekend pricing applies to Friday, Saturday
    Check in after 3:00 PM, check out before 10:00 AM
    Cancellation Policy - Strict: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival (additional cancellation charges may apply)
  • Damage deposit: $200.00