Shimabara Kaiden | 島原懐傳
1-9 Shimogyo-ku Kosakacho Kyoto, Japan 600-8821
Once a flourishing Hanamachi District, this neighborhood still retains the charm and allure of when it was a bustling area for locals and travelers alike.
Kyoto is a city famous for its Hanamachi Districts — areas in which geiko and maiko girls lived and perfected traditional song, dance, and entertainment for customers. Although no longer an active Hanamachi District, Shimabara has now transformed into a neighborhood with hidden treasures and historical gems with every corner you turn.
- 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; 2nd Floor shower only)
- 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 Shimabara Kaiden by Train|
|-Approximately 8 minutes by train:
|From Kyoto Station to Shimabara Kaiden by Taxi|
|Approximately 12 minutes (Taxi fare is approximately 800 yen to 1,000 yen)
*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)
|1-9 Shimogyo-ku Kosakacho Kyoto, Japan 600-8821|
|Address (in Japanese)|
|075 708 5610 (10:00~19:00)|
|+81 75 708 5610 (10:00~19:00)|
|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 京都中央卸市場 Kyoto Chuo Oroshi Market
Kyoto’s version of the Tokyo Tsukiji fish market is located just a few minutes walk away from your house. Experience the famous tuna auction at 5am in the morning, where the chefs of Kyoto’s gourmet restaurants are present, too. You will find restaurants tucked away in between fish stalls, which use the fresh seafood purchased during the auction and market. In addition to seafood, there is an area for local vegetables (Kyo-yasai), pickled vegetables, and various seasonal fruits, too.
② 井政 Imasa
This established kaiseki restaurant (traditional Japanese multi-course cuisine) has a history spanning more than 100 years. They offer various traditional courses, all colorful and appealing for both your eyes and palate, starts from 7,560 yen — a delivery service is available, too! We recommend trying their Chafukubako, which is an assortment of Imasa’s most popular dishes packed in a two-tiered wooden lunch box (starting from 3240 yen). Closed on Tuesdays.
③ 島原 乙文 Shimabara Otobun
After taking off your shoes on the first floor, you will be guided towards the upstairs dining area. As this restaurant is located near the Kyoto Chuo Oroshiuri Market, every dish is made with fresh seafood caught daily. Besides their excellent sashimi and sushi, we highly recommend to try their Sabazushi (lightly pickled mackerel sushi), which is yet another quintessential ‘Kyoto’ culinary experience.
④ 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.
⑤ 魚河岸 Uogashi Miyatake
Located in a hidden and quiet residential area approximately 5 minutes from Tambaguchi Station, is a Japanese restaurant is known for the fresh seafood used in their dishes. With counter seating, and an open kitchen, you’ll be able to see the chef prepare sashimi platters, sushi, tempura, grilled fish, and more. Try the course menu, hand-selected by the chef and change seasonally, so that you can taste an array of different dishes. Dinner courses start from 4,500 yen per person.
⑥ 京料理 八清 Hachise
This authentic Kyoto-style restaurant prides itself on serving dishes using only the finest seasonal vegetables and ingredients. From fugu (pufferfish; a Japanese delicacy) hotpot courses, an assortment of tempura vegetables, to sashimi platter, and desserts — each dish has been carefully prepared. Lunch courses start from 2,000 yen; Dinner courses start from 6,000 yen. Closed on Mondays, we recommend making a reservation.
Open from 11:30am to 22:00pm, this cafe makes the most of its atmosphere by combining the ambiance of a machiya house with dim lighting to create an intimate space. Stop by to try their hand-dripped coffee, or assortment of tea. They also offer shaved ice desserts in the summer (with unique flavours such as Kuromitsu-Kinako), baked donuts for an afternoon snack, curry rice plate, and more. This cafe is perfect for when you want to relax after a day of exploring the city.
⑧ 丸勝ラーメン Marugachi Ramen
A perfect stop for when you want a quick bite at a reasonable price –this ramen noodle restaurant is open until midnight every day (Open until 2:30am on Saturdays). In addition to ramen, they offer other dishes such as gyoza, karaage fried chicken, fried rice, and more.
*Information last updated on December 26th, 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.
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.