202-2 Kagiya-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto 600-8057 Japan

Machiya House

Offering a serene space where East meets West, and a balance between tradition and modern is achieved. With the adept use of shadow and light, the design of this machiya embodies the ancient Japanese sense of beauty.







The design of the Kyoto machiya is steeped in tradition- from the white lattice windows to the clay tiled roofs and protruding wooden lattice windows.

Considered to be an integral and valuable part of the Kyoto landscape, the number of Kyoto machiya is disappearing. This is an opportunity to experience firsthand the historic beauty and comfort of a machiya.



“Anzu-an” machiya house sits quietly on a small street. This bright and cozy machiya will welcome you into a house fitted with dark mahogany wood, traditional tatami mats, and calming white walls.

Each room of this house has been meticulously designed with incredible detail, and unique features– from the traditional tearoom inspired entranceway, to the blue-green stones featured in the bathroom. (When wet, these stones transform into a glossy blue color.)



The design of this space took influence from the traditional Japanese tearoom – details including a semicircular lampshade on the ceiling, and a paper partition serve to recreate this traditional room. Beautiful as much as it is functional, the tearoom found in Japanese homes served as a place to welcome company.

From the “degoshi,” or protruding lattice windows, you can enjoy the interplay of shadow and light over the Kyoto scenery as the sun rises and sets.

Living Room

Throughout the inside of the machiya, you are able to appreciate various aspects of traditional Japanese design elements. “Washi,” delicately thin Japanese paper line the sliding doors and windows, while large wooden beams stretch across the ceiling to highlight the machiya architecture. Other details include: lacquer, plastered earthen walls, and fixtures (paneled doors) made by special techniques that date back to the Heian Period.
When more than 3 guests stay at this house, 2 additional futon bedding will be set here.


You will find a fully functional kitchen in the house. Please use this space as if it were you own home, and feel free to cook meals during your stay. Inside the classic cupboard are traditional plates and utensils, including Japanese teacups, an iron teapot, and rice bowls.


The bathroom tiles are made from “Towadaishi,” which are blue-white and blue-green hued stones that can only be mined from a small region of Aichi Prefecture. (North of Kyoto) The stone also contains minus ions, which are said to have a relaxing effect. 

A modern bathroom, this property includes 1 toilet, washroom, and shower/bathtub.


Natural light and a gentle breeze pour in from the Japanese tsuboniwa garden. From the cypress wood-lined bathroom, guests can enjoy a beautiful view of the greenery in the courtyard garden. Please make yourself at home and enjoy your machiya stay.

2nd Floor

Western-Style Bedroom:

The earthen walls of the western-styled bedroom have been plastered using a traditional technique in which layer after layer of clay are painstakingly applied. When you view the beautiful pattern of this wall, you will truly be able to appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the design. Rounding out this room is the reed ceiling, and the Japanese paper-lantern that provides a warm atmosphere for you to relax in.

2 twin-sized beds will be set in this room.

Japanese-Style Bedroom:

The large window of this room, know as a “mushikomado” (as it resembles an insect cage), provides plenty of natural light in the traditional Japanese-styled room. A wooden table at the end of the room is the perfect area for you to get ready for the day.
1 futon bedding will be set in this room.


  • Complimentary WIFI Internet
  • Plasma TV
  • Washing machine
  • Washing detergent
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner
  • Induction Heating Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Rice cooker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Toilet x 2
  • Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
  • 2 Twin beds & 3 Futon mattress
  • Cookware
  • Plates, Cups & Cutlery
  • Kitchen cloth & Sponge
  • Kitchen Detergent


  • Green Tea Leaves, Black Tea Bags & Coffee
  • Bath towel & Face towel
  • Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Razor
  • Cotton Set
  • Hand Soap

*No pajamas/yukata will be provided. Please bring your own sleepwear for a pleasant night’s sleep

Room Layout

“Anzu-an” can be found between two main subway lines of Kyoto — the Karasuma Subway line, and the Keihan Line.

Take a train on either line to visit many of Kyoto’s most famous sightseeing attractions. To the west, you can travel to the grand Nijo Castle, or head north for a little hike in Kurama Mountain and take a dip in an outdoor onsen.

You’ll also be surround by a number of different bus stops. Grab the one-day Kyoto City bus pass to make the most of your stay in Kyoto.



From Kyoto Station to Anzu-an by Subway
-Approximately 12 minutes by Subway:
1. Take the Karasuma Line to “Shijo” Station
2. Take a short walk to “Karasuma” Station and transfer to the Hankyu Line.
3. Get off at “Kawaramachi” Station.
4. Walk 4 minutes to Anzu-an
From Kyoto Station to Anzu-an by Taxi
– Approximately 8 minutes by Taxi (about 2.3 kilometers)

*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)


202-2 Kagiya-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto 600-8057 Japan
Address (in Japanese)
〒600-8057 京都府京都市下京区鍵屋町 202-2
Phone (Domestic)
050 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
Phone (International)
+81 50 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
Operating hours
Check in: 15:00-20:00
Check out: -10:00
Guest service time: 10:00-19:00
Please inform us in advance if you are due to arrive after 9pm.

A short 5 minute walk north, towards the Shijo-Kawaramachi area, will lead you to the exciting shopping and dining district of Kyoto city.

Along the way, you’ll see a plethora of small local restaurants serving quintessential Japanese dishes, along with more western dishes with a Japanese twist, and numerous cafes.

Head east towards the Kamogawa River if you are looking to taste a more traditional side of Kyoto — “kaiseki” dinner (traditional course meals) are a must in Kyoto!

Local Info

① Kishizushi

Kishizushi is a long established sushi restaurant that opened in 1914. They use fresh seasonal fish and offer a relaxing atmosphere perfect for trying Kyoto sushi

② Dining OICHIO

This izakaya, or Japanese style pub offers deep fried meat and vegetables on a skewer known as kushiage and charcoal grilled meat and vegetables on a skewer, known as kushiyaki. Their specialty is yakitori or charcoal grilled chicken on a skewer, which uses juicy local chicken

③ Ryouriya Otaya

This restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and serves Japanese and Kyoto cuisine using plenty of seasonal ingredients

④ Guilo Guilo Hitoshina

This popular restaurant offers “Kuzushi- kappo” or “break the rules” casual Japanese cuisine. Using distinctly Japanese flavors and seasoning, they serve a variety of seasonal dishes.

⑤ Kitamura

This restaurant offers a quintessential Kyoto atmosphere. Located along the Kamogawa River, they serve sophisticated dishes including mochi or sweet sticky-rice dumplings dishes, along with other Kyoto cuisine.

⑥ Sukiyaki- Iroha flagship store

You can enjoy sukiyaki at this long established restaurant in Pontocho, which has been around since the time of “Gyu nabe,” or period when beef pot was served.

⑦ Restaurant IRO

A Japanese style pub that devotes a great deal of time and care in creating original dishes that go beyond the traditional boundaries of Japanese cuisine, while incorporating seasonal ingredients that represent all four seasons.


This popular izakaya or Japanese style hand picks all of its ingredients including their Kyoto vegetables. They serve “kamameishi” or rice cooked in an iron pot called a “kama,” and charcoal grilled dishes.


Per Night Per Guest
From 26,000 yen
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 From 35,000 yen
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From 7,000 yen
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This machiya house can accommodate up to 5 guests.

Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests.

(Children who do not require bedding will not be included within the total number of guests.)
*Certain restrictions will apply. Please ask our staff members for more details.