Masarigusa | 東山三条 京のやど 優り草
109 Sakyo-ku Okiku-cho Kyoto 606-8376 Japan
Found to the east of the Kamogawa River, and with convenient access to some of Kyoto’s most well-known and hidden gems throughout the city.
This Kyoto-style machiya house, built over 100 years ago, captures the tradition and unique history of the city. By carefully renovating the architecture, and incorporating both traditional and modern elements, the charm and design of Masarigusa will provide you with a serene space within the bustling city.
- 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 Masarigusa by Train|
|-Approximately 18 minutes by train:
|From Kyoto Station to Masarigusa by Taxi|
|Approximately 15 minutes (Taxi fare is approximately 960 yen to 1,500 yen)
*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)
|109 Sakyo-ku Okiku-cho Kyoto 606-8376 Japan|
|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 未在 （みざい）Mizai
Situated within Maruyama Koen – a park famous for its cherry blossoms – is the famed Kyoto cuisine restaurant “Mizai”. This three Michelin-starred restaurant offers exquisitely prepared “Cha-kaiseki” courses (dishes traditionally served before tea ceremonies). Limited to 10 counter seats, each dish is prepared with colourful and seasonal flavours. Amongst others, enjoy an array of gorgeously presented appetizers, the finest Wagyu beef from Okuizome, and Matsuba snow crab, a special delicacy that can only be enjoyed in the winter.
② 祇園 大渡 （おおわたり） Gion Oowatari
This machiya-style restaurant, tucked away within the backstreets of Gion, offers traditional Japanese cuisine and accepts a limit of 2 groups per day. The restaurant’s offers one course (13,000 yen), which consists of 10 unique & delicately-made dishes — from rice cooked on a traditional charcoal-fueled stove, to warabi-mochi (Japanese confectionary made from bracken starch) and matcha tea. Each dish perfectly represents the unique flavours of Kyoto not only in taste, but in its beautiful presentation.
③ 炭火割烹 いふき Sumibi Kappo Ifuki
“Sumibi Kappo Ifuki” is located a 6 minutes walk from Gion Shijo Station. Popular amongst both visitors & locals alike, an advanced reservation is required if you would like to taste the cuisine offered by this restaurant. A large traditional furnace with surrounding counter seating is situated within the centre of the restaurant– a well-known trademark of the restaurant. Using the finest seasonal ingredients, in addition to the exquisitely prepared charcoal-grilled fish & variety of seafood dishes, savour the exceptional meat dishes that are not to be missed.
④ 祇園川上 Gion Kawakami
Located only a 4 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station, “Gion Kawakami” is located inside a renovated traditional townhouse — offering a serene atmosphere brimming with history and tradition. Appreciate the taste and experience of an authentice Japanese cuisine, which has been prepared using carefully-selected, local ingredients from Kyoto. We highly recommend their lunch box “Chouchin Bento” for 4,100 yen.
⑤ 菊乃井 本店 Kikunoi Honten
A long-established restaurant located within the Kawaramachi district, “Kikunoi” is three Michelin-starred and revered by many. This restaurant offers innovative dishes sure to inspire and surprise you, no matter how many times you visit. From yamaimo yam with sea urchin, sea bream fish wrapped in bamboo leaves, tilefish and green tea soba noodles, the unexpected harmony of wasabi and strawberry sorbet, to the freshly caught salt-grilled ayu– these are only a sampling of the many dishes offered here.
⑥ 岩さき Iwasaki
An elegant exterior and equally remarkable interior are a few characteristics of this traditional Japanese ryotei restaurant. Iwasaki stands out amongst other famed haute cuisine restaurants in Kyoto not only for its taste, but its presentation. Priding itself on serving 「美食」(bishoku; gourmet cuisine), the exquisite taste and excellent service keeps customers coming back. Each Kyoto-style dish has been uses the finest seasonal ingredients, and is prepared right before your eyes. From hamo (sea eel) and aigamo duck dishes, to freshly prepared sashimi, you will be able to taste their kodawari (devotion & commitment) in preparing the best cuisine in Kyoto. Due to its popularity and limited seating (3 groups per day only), advanced reservation is a requirement.
*Please feel free to contact our friendly staff members if you would like assistance in making a reservation at any of the above restaurants. (Information last updated December 2016)
|From 50,000 yen per night||From 25,000 yen
|From 55,000 yen per night||From 18,333 yen
|From 60,000 yen per night||From 15,000 yen
|From 65,000 yen per night||From 13,000 yen
|From 70,000 yen per night||From 11,667 yen
|From 75,000 yen per night||From 10,714 yen
|From 80,000 yen per night||From 10,000 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.