418-3 Maruyachō Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto 600-8037

Machiya House

Found amongst a street lined with traditional Kyo-machiya houses, it's distinct white stucco walls, and quintessential latticed windows will welcome you into a warm and inviting atmosphere. Kakishibu-an perfectly embodies all aspects associated with a kyo-machiya while offering a new take on this traditional house.







A “Kyo-machiya” accommodation where you are able to rent out an entire house for yourself.

From the main Shijo-dori street, turn down Goko-machi street to find yourself within an atmosphere brimming with history and tradition. This particular machiya is located within walking distance of numerous sightseeing attractions, and Kyoto City’s lively entertainment district. “Kakishubu-an” is a machiya house that exudes tranquility set to transport you a world away.



Simple in design, but brimming in warmth, this machiya house has everything to make your stay comfortable. Soft hues of taupe, checkered wallpaper, and “hinoki” wood will welcome you into a warm and inviting space.

Featuring a window that takes up the entire length of one wall on the 1st floor, you’ll be able to enjoy the changing seasons of Kyoto in your tsuboniwa garden no matter what time of the  year you visit.



Walk down a narrow alleyway tucked away within a bustling neighborhood to find a machiya house with dark wooden lattice windows and doors, and contrasting white walls.

Living Room:

From the entrance way, step into the 1st floor “washitsu” (Japanese room) that is lined with tatami flooring typically found in Japanese houses. With sunlight filtering through the latticed windows, and a large window that opens up into the machiya’s “tsuboniwa,” this room will provide you with a comfortable place to make yourself at home in.

“Tsuboniwa” Garden:

The large glass window in the living room showcases the “tsuboniwa” (inner garden). Enjoy the traditional Japanese greenery, which allows you to appreciate all four seasons no matter what time of year you visit Kyoto.


During your stay at “Kakishibu-an,”you will have access to everything necessary to fully immerse yourself in the Kyoto life. Behind the Shoji doors (paper sliding doors), you will find a fully functional kitchen, along with basic appliances, cookware, and enough dishes and cutlery for 5 guests.


After a day of exploration, unwind in the bathroom that has been lined with “hinoki” wood. This Japanese cypress is a beautiful, light-brown cedar that gives off a relaxing aroma, and also holds a sacred place within Japanese history. It can only be found in areas of Japan where the water and air are “pure,” and has been the choice of wood by countless emperors for thousands of years.

2nd Floor

Western-style Room

The western-style bedroom on the 2nd floor reveals an open ceiling, allowing for you to appreciate the craftsmanship of the “kokerabuki” shingled roof.  The large wooden beams that stretch across the ceiling, while dramatic, also provide a sense of warmth to the room.

Japanese-Style Loft

A smaller Japanese-style loft area sits adjacent to the western style room on the 2nd floor. You can utilize this open space as a place to relax before or after a day of exploring Kyoto city.


The 2nd floor also boasts a separate washroom where you will be able to prepare for a day of sightseeing in a relaxed space. The doors that open up to this washroom feature “Tosa-Washi,” an exquisitely hand-made Japanese washi paper produced by skilled craftsmen from Kochi, Japan.


  • 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 1; 2 x Washrooms
  • 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

“Kakishibu-an” is a 3 minute walk from the city’s best shopping and dining experience, and a 10 minute walk from the popular Gion area. Kakishibu-an’s convenience and location will make this the perfect place for you to stay during your visit to Kyoto.



From Kyoto Station to Kakishibu-an by Train
-Approximately 10 minutes by Train:

  1. Take the subway to Shijo Station
  2. Get off at Shijo Station and leave the station from Exit No. 5
  3. Walk to Kakishibu-an (Approximately 8 minutes by foot)
From Kyoto Station to Kakishibu-an by Taxi
– Approximately 10 minutes by Taxi (about 2.4 kilometers)

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


418-3 Maruya-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto 600-8037 Japan
Address (in Japanese)
〒600-0837 京都府京都市下京区丸屋町418-3
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 few minutes away from Shijo-Kawaramachi, Kyoto’s exciting shopping and dining district, you’ll have easy access to everything you need during your stay.

From traditional restaurants, family-friendly dining, to more modern cafes housed in machiya buildings, there is something for everyone.

We also invite you to utilize the fully functional kitchen within this machiya house. With Nishiki Market (where you can buy local produce and home-made dishes), and the local supermarket only a few minutes away, you can relax and dine within the comfort of “Kakishibu-an”.

Local Info

① timepiece café

Close to the intersection of Shijo Street and Kawaramachi Street, you can enjoy a range of foods from actual meals to sweets and snacks.

② 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.

③ 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.

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 Engawa Café

A cafe where you can enjoy parfaits as well as popular cafe food menus made of wheat starch, a rarity even in Kyoto.

⑥ 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.

⑦ Kamo

The buffet, open from 7am includes over 30 dishes daily, boasting fresh Kyoto vegetables.

⑧ Shokudo

A modern eatery located within a temple. You can enjoy gazing out at the temple hall as well as the changing seasons while enjoying your meal.


Per Night Per Guest
From 30,000 yen per night From 15,000 yen per guest
From 33,000 yen per night From 11,000 yen per guest
From 36,000 yen per night From 9,000 yen per guest
From 39,000 yen per night From 7,800 yen per guest

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.