66-15 Mibubojo-cho Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8804

Machiya House

Located in central Kyoto, this machiya house reveals its unique history through its architecture and design. This machiya allows you to experience the city’s local atmosphere & is a short train ride away from the main city center.







This machiya is located in a neighborhood that will interest those who are beginning learn about Japanese culture, and history buffs alike.

Located to the north of “Mibu-dera” Temple, this area was famous due to the Shinsengumi samurai police force — where many bloody battles once took place during the end of the Edo Period.

Now, you can enjoy Medieval pantomime (a designated National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties) at Mibu-dera to learn about this interesting past.



The rooms of this traditional townhouse are divided into three areas, which all lead to the “tsuboniwa” or Japanese garden.

In the past, the machiya acted as both the workplace and home. The “misenoma” area of the house was where guests were officially greeted and used for business transactions — hence the word mise meaning “store”.

Although compact in size, all of the attributes of a Kyoto machiya have been meticulously restored to make you feel as though you stepped back in time.



The roof and latticed bay windows are the first images to catch the eye. The “koshido” or latticed door opens to unveil the “mise-niwa” entrance way, which leads to the “hashiri-niwa” or long external hallway. The earthen floors that line the hallway connects the front entrance with the old Japanese style kitchen.


The wooden doors of the misenoma entranceway open to reveal the traditional Japanese “ajiro” or wickerwork ceiling, and Japanese alcove. Here you can enjoy the interplay of shadow and light from the world beyond the lattice door.

Dining Room/Kitchen

The tori-niwa breezeway hallway and earthen floors recreate the design of a traditional kyoto machiya. In this hallway is the kitchen which utilizes components of a deconstructed Japanese-style chest of drawers. The earthen floors have been updated with a fully equipped heating system for your comfort.

Living Room

Once nicknamed, “daidoko,” the “nakanoma” traditionally served as the kitchen, dining, and living room. Located in the heart of the home, it was the busiest room with members of the family arranging food on the tatami mats. The room has been restored to bring back memories o this simple, joyful time.

“Tsuboniwa” Garden

The “okunoma” is a quiet, serene area to relax. Natural light and a gentle breeze pour in from the adjacent “tsuboniwa” garden. The modern Japanese-style sofa makes the cozy okunoma a perfect place to reminisce over memories of your trip over a cup of hot green tea or coffee.


Adjacent to the garden is a fully equipped bathroom, updated with modern features an conveniences. Take a relaxing soak in the spacious bathtub as you look out into the traditional garden–  you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kyoto’s 4 distinct seasons.

Western-style Room

This bedroom features a large wooden beam that stretches across the length of the room — showcasing its architecture and history. From the stairwell, you can peer down into the 1st floor. The view of the kitchen from the “hibukuro,” or high ceiling, is something that you can only experience at a machiya.

2 twin-sized beds will be set here.

Japanese-Style Room

When more than 2 guests stay at this machiya house, 2 traditional Japanese-style futon bedding will be set in this tatami-lined room. A closet is also available in this area for you to store your travel bags, clothing, and other belongings.



  • 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
  • Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
  • 2 Twin beds & 2 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

Just a 5 minute walk from Omiya station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line, which is just 2 stations or a 4 minute ride to Karawamachi, central Kyoto. The famous Arashiyama can also be easily accessed without having to change trains — visit the famous Bamboo Forest, or take a relaxing bath in an outdoor hot spring.

When this house is reserved with the neighboring machiya house, “Fushizome-an,” up to 8 guests are able to stay in this area. Please ask our staff members for more details. ( Fushizome-an )



From Kyoto Station to Konruri-an by Subway
-Approximately 20 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 “Omiya” Station. (Exit 3)
4. Walk 4 minutes to Konruri-an.
From Kyoto Station to Konruri-an by Taxi
– Approximately 15 minutes by Taxi (about 2.8 kilometers)

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


66-15 Mibubojo-cho Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8804
Address (in Japanese)
〒604-8804 京都府京都市中京区壬生坊城町66-15
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.

Local Info


Right around the corner of the machiya, this casual Italian restaurant does not only prepare delicious pizzas by Neapolitan standards, their animal latte art also attracts a lot of customers.

② Kiitos

The owner of this bakery has lived in Finnland for a long time and mastered the technique of baking traditional Finnish bread. We recommend trying their highly popular Rye bread.

③ Ratna Café

If you are looking for some classic Indian dishes, then this is the place to go. They offer reasonable lunch sets and their curry come in various spice levels.

④ The door

Located in a traditional Japanese townhouse, you can enjoy various cocktails and whisky in this relaxing bar. Vegetables sticks with homemade drips, paella or the shrimp pasta go well with their drinks.

⑤ Rinkou
This small restaurant offers “omakase” (chef’s selection) courses only. They put importance on using fresh fish and seasonal, local ingredients. A reservation is recommended.

We highly recommend trying the “Yoshiharu Tonkotsu ramen” – their most popular noodle soup.

⑦ Fresco
This 24h supermarket is a 5 minutes’ walk from the house.


Per Night Per Guest
From 24,000 yen
per night
From 12,000 yen
per guest
From 27,000 yen
per night
From 9,000 yen
per guest
From 30,000 yen
per night
From 7,500 yen
per guest

This machiya house can accommodate up to 4 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.