Ayaginu | 綵（あやぎぬ）
260-2 Shimogyo-ku Higashicho Kyoto, Japan 600-8224
Orimono refers to textiles or woven fabrics— a word often used when describing kimono wear and obi belts. Requiring the skills and techniques of a team of craftsmen, and made on large traditional looms, this craft of textile arts has had a long held history in Kyoto.
Kyoto boasts a textile district, known as Nishijin, where the intricately designed obi sashes, and kimono fabrics are hand-woven with incredible detail. Ayaginu machiya house celebrates the history and craft of the orimono by incorporating these designs within its light fixtures, zabuton cushions, and more.
- Complimentary WIFI Internet
- Plasma TV
- Washing machine
- Washing detergent
- Air conditioner (each room)
- Induction Heating Cooker
- Rice cooker
- Hair dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Toilet x 2 (1st Floor x 1; 2nd Floor x 1)
- Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub)
- 2 Twin beds & 6 Futon mattress
- Cookware / Diningware
- Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 8 guests)
- Kitchen cloth & sponge
- Kitchen detergent
- Floor Heating (1st floor Kitchen/Dining Room area)
- Green Tea Leaves, Black Tea Bags & Coffee
- Bath towel & Face towel
- Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Soap
- Cotton set
- Hand soap
*No pajamas/yukata will be provided. Please bring your own sleepwear for a pleasant night’s sleep
|From Kyoto Station to Ayaginu on Foot|
|-Approximately 8 minutes on foot:
|From Kyoto Station to Ayaginu by Taxi|
|Approximately 4 minutes (Taxi fare is approximately 600 yen)
*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)
|260-2 Shimogyo-ku Higashicho Kyoto, Japan 600-8224|
|Address (in Japanese)|
|075 708 5610|
|+81 75 708 5610|
|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 8pm.
① 味処てらさき Ajidokoro Terasaki
This restaurant takes pride in serving fresh fish and colorful Kyoto vegetables. We highly recommend their sashimi platter (starting from 2500 yen), or their omakase course (おまかせ懐石料理), a menu hand-selected by the chef (from 8,500 yen). Each dish is prepared to enhance the natural flavor of each ingredient, and garnished with beautifully arranged flowers or other seasonal ingredients. Their mackerel sushi (Sabasushi) for take out is also a great option for when you want to relax at your machiya house, in addition to their excellent tempura, grilled meat, and other traditional cuisine.
② 坂安 Sakayasu
Located near Nishi Honganji Temple is a Kyoto traditional restaurant sure to please everyone. Using only the best seasonal ingredients, this charming and elegant kaiseki restaurant features high-quality food. With a course menu that showcases the inventiveness of the chef, each dish is more impressive than the last. As weekends can get busy, we recommend making a reservation.
This shop-turned-cafe began as a souvenir shop offering otabe (a soft, mochi-like confectionery that is representative of Kyoto), yatsuhashi (cinnamon-flavored sweet senbei cracker) and tsukemono (pickled vegetables). In 2002, a cafe and dining area was added so customers could taste unique Japanese dishes with a modern twist. How about trying their 3500 yen course with traditional Kyoto dishes such as yuba (a variation of tofu, and made when producing soy milk), yuba & radish salad, kaarage fried chicken, and more? Closed on Mondays.
④ すし岩 Sushi Iwa
Taking inspiration from nature and its seasons, the menu varies from month to month, depending on the available seasonal ingredients. Courses start from 8000 yen and start with an appetizer such as Kabura mushi (Japanese appetizer with tofu, turnip and mushrooms), followed by sashimi, soup, sushi and a dessert. This restaurant is known to have been a favorite of the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Inc.
⑤ こりょうり たか屋 Koryori Takaya
Popular amongst locals, dinner courses at this restaurant start from 4500 yen to 6500 yen and the menu changes on a monthly basis. The lunch set contains 8 small dishes, with each course incorporating Kyoto vegetables, and seasonal ingredients. This restaurant also has a variety of nihonshu (Japanese rice sake 日本酒)– not only excellent with each dish, but is sure to delight those interested in sampling Japanese sake & alcohol. Only 9 counter seating available; Closed on Sundays.
Open from 07:00am and just a 3 minutes walk from your house, this small bakery is the perfect place to grab a satisfying breakfast. The owner, who has won several awards abroad, offers a rich line-up of bread at this cute little bakery/cafe. They have a wide range of tasty looking bread -from German, Italian to French style. Their bagels come in 9 different flavors, and also offer a variety of sandwiches (different fillings are available depending on the season.). Closed on Thursdays.
⑦ Good Time Coffee
As the name of this cafe suggests, this establishment (located within a renovated machiya house) serves excellent coffee and is an ideal space for you to relax. They also offer sandwiches, desserts, and home-made cookies — all available for dining in or for take out. Open between 11:00am ~20:00pm ; closed on Wednesdays.
*Information last updated on December 31st, 2016
|From 33,000 yen per night||From 16,500 yen
|From 36,000 yen per night||From 12,000 yen
|From 39,000 yen per night||From 9,750 yen
|From 42,000 yen per night||From 8,400 yen
|From 45,000 yen per night||From 7,500 yen
|From 48,000 yen per night||From 6,857 yen
|From 51,000 yen per night||From 6,375 yen
This machiya house can accommodate up to 8 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.