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Komachiya Kyoto traditional townhouse near Gion- with perfect location!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 2 toilets, full kitchen, sleeps 9

Have the whole Kyoto traditional townhouse by the day for up to 9 people. Unlike a Ryokan there are no rules like having to be back by a certain time of night. Instead, enjoy the space and freedom of having an entire house to yourself.

Komachiya is a thoroughly authentic Kyoto-style house, with traditional and antique effects, wood, plaster and tatami interior, 2-storeys with large tatami sleeping and living rooms, full-facililty kitchen, separate bathroom and toilets, exquisite exterior garden.

Komachiya is located inside a local shopping arcade. Buy ingredients just outside your front door, then bring them home and throw them in a nabe hotpot. World famous Gion area, Kiyomizudera and Nanzenji are all within easy walking distance. For sightseeing, nightlife, restaurants and shopping, you will not find a better location!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018


Higashiyama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • House available to use after 3:00 pm. We can take no responsibility for any accidents that occur while your stay.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Sleeping room 1 - 4 sleep sofa /futon , Japanese Style Futon and mattress
    Sleeping room 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Japanese Style Futon and mattress
    Sleeping room 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Japanese Style Futon and mattress
    Sleeping room 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Japanese Style Futon and mattress
  • Bedding is Japanese futons (with mattresses). NO western beds. We have several bedrooms and all the rooms are separated with sliding doors (no walls) which is typical traditional Japanese house.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 3 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Excluded Amenities Nightwear, toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, hairbrushes, cosmetics are NOT provided. We do not provide meals.


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Komachiya Kyoto traditional townhouse near Gion- with perfect location!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Location and ambience! We loved it here.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Komachiya Kyoto. The location is ideal for sightseeing and exploring Kyoto. We were able to walk to many attractions and it was only minutes to the subway and buses. The arcade has good local shopping and restaurants. It was our first experience of traditional Japanese accommodation. We found the beds super comfortable and the shower good and hot. Everything was very clean and there were plenty of towels. Our host, Masae, was welcoming and very helpful. We heartily recommend Komachiya Kyoto.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location, the house is within walking distance to bus/subway stations

  • 4 of 5

This is a traditional Japanese house. It is located in a quiet alley with a few small markets and restaurants. We stayed here for 7 days and the house was spacious for 5 adults. We liked to have the convenience of a full kitchen, washer/dryer, a full bathroom on the main floor and a small half bathroom upstairs. The house has very steep and narrow stairways, it can be challenging for the elderly and young children to go up and down stairs. The owner gave us a detailed tour of the house and instructions on how to get to major attractions using public transportation. The owner was nice, polite and responsive to our needs. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this machiya for 11 nights and loved it. It was next to a subway and there was a bus stop around the corner. We could walk to countless temples from our apartment and the Gion district was less than a 10 minute walk. The ceilings were low, but we got used to that. There was aircon in all of the rooms. The kitchen was well equipped and the place was very clean. Our family of five enjoyed our stay. Two friends stayed with us for part of our stay and there was ample room for all seven of us. There were three bedrooms upstairs and we used the loungeroom downstairs for another room which could be fully closed off. It was handy having a toilet upstairs too. Masae provided us with lots of information about public transport and things to do. We would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Family of 5 Adults Loved Komachiya!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and all the amenities we needed. It was a wonderful experience to be in a traditional home. We were really impressed with how quiet it was at night. It was easy to walk to many beautiful locations and restaurants and grocery stores were nearby. The host was very helpful and we left our bags earlier in the day we checked in. It was very clean and exactly as described. We would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here 5 nights with my mother. It's a big house so we had loads of space and so convenient for everything in Kyoto. The house is beautiful inside and because it's in a old shopping arcade it throws you right into the traditional Kyoto feeling. Will use it again when I have family over in Japan. 5 stars out of 5!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Kansai International Airport
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Higashiyama station (Subway Tozai Line)
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Many restaurants, bars and cafes

Komachiya is ideally situated within walking distance of the many famous sights of Kyoto, from the temples and shrines to the geisha tea houses of Gion. It is also close to the bright lights of the shopping, dining and entertainments districts of Kawaramachi and Ponto-cho.

1 min walk from Higashiyama subway station.

7 min walk from Sanjo station.

15 min by taxi from Kyoto station.(depending on traffic)

Gion district : 5 min walk

Yasaka Shrine : 5 min walk

Chionin Temple: 5 min walk

Heian Shrine : 12 min walk

Kiyomizu Temple : 20 min walk

Philosopher's Path : 35 min walk or 15 min by bus

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art : 10 min walk

Kyoto City Zoo : 20 min walk

Kamo river : 8 min walk

Many other famous sits are walking distance or easy access.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

minimum 2 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.