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Momohana-an|開智ももはな庵

Momohana-an|開智ももはな庵

144-9 Sujiya-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto 600-8061 Japan

"Momohana-an"
Machiya House

Momohana-an is a unique combination of a one-story bungalow and two-story house. The white stucco walls and trellis wall allows you to truly feel the charm of the house.

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Shouki-sama, displayed above the edge of the roof, is a deity believed to protect the home.

“Momohana-an” features a traditional Japanese interior with tatami (woven-straw) floors and shoji paper sliding screens. Although it is located near one of the busiest shopping districts in Kyoto, this machiya is tucked away from all of the hustle and bustle of the city to provide you with a moment of tranquility during your time in this historical city.

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“Momohana-an” reflects its history not only through its design, but layout of the house.

Like many traditional machiya, “Momohana-an”served not only as a living space, but also as a store. After entering through the lattice door in the entranceway, you see the ‘Mise-no-ma’ space on your right.

The ‘Mise-no-ma’ is a traditional part of a Kyo-machiya floor plan, used as a space to conduct business with guests. There are also highlights such as the large dresser on the earthen floor, which showcases a rare example of Kamakura style carvings, and the mud wall on the stairwell.

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Entrance Hall:

After entering through the lattice door of the entranceway, you will see the “Mise-no-ma” space to your right. The “Mise-no-ma” is a traditional part of a Kyo-machiya floor plan, originally used as a space to conduct business with customers. Other details include the large dresser on the earthen floor, which showcases a rare example of the Kamakura-style carvings, and the mud-wall on the stairwell.

Dining Room:

Next to the kitchen is the dining space. Even in the past, family members used this space besides the kitchen, referred to as the “Naka-no-ma,” to gather together for a meal. Fitted with bench-style seating, even those who are not used to the Japanese-style of sitting on a tatami floor may comfortably enjoy their meal.

Kitchen:

Often called “Okudo-san” in the past, due to the furnace stove, there is a self-contained kitchen for you to cook your own meals.

The talisman displayed on the wall is a talisman from Atago Mountain, located in the northwestern part of Kyoto, is famous for fire prevention. The small shrine next to it enshrines the deity Ebisu-Sama and Daikoku-Sama, to wish for the prosperity of our guests.

Living Room:

The living room, located on the first floor, is encompassed on either side by two separate gardens. The “Tokonoma,” an alcove where art and flowers are displayed, is simple, yet retains a depth that pulls the room together. With rare Miroku bamboo screens in the summer and fusuma sliding screens during the winter, the space reflects the various seasons through the old custom of changing screens to fit each season.

For groups of more than 3, additional futon bedding will be set in Japanese room found on the first floor.

Bathroom:

With walls tiled in pale pink, as suggested by the name ‘Momohana-an’, there is also a large mirror and a washing machine available for use. Along the corridor is a splendid wood wall, where the natural light subtly peeks through, steals away your gaze.

The toilet space is located in a separate area next to the bathroom.

“Tsuboniwa” Garden

Momohana-an is a rare machiya in that you can enjoy two separate gardens encompassing the living space, the main garden and rear garden. Due to its location on a back alley, you can enjoy the quiet environment that is characteristic of a machiya’s inner garden.

2nd Floor

Japanese-style Bedroom

After going up a set of stairs, you will find a Japanese-style room and the main bedroom. The tatami-lined room features shoji (delicately thin paper) doors and windows, which allows for the natural light to gently illuminate the space. 1 futon bedding can be set here.

Western-style Bedroom

The wooden beam supporting the ceiling, which begins low by the windows and gradually slopes up, is a sight to behold. There is also an antique wooden desk nearby the window. Slide open the shoji windows to reveal the garden down below, and allow the calming atmosphere to wash over you.

2 twin-sized beds are available in this room.

An additional toilet can also be found on the 2nd floor.

Facilities

  • 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 2
  • Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
  • 2 Twin beds & 4 Futon mattress
  • Cookware
  • Plates, Cups & Cutlery
  • Kitchen cloth & Sponge
  • Kitchen Detergent
  • Floor heating on the 1st Floor (Kitchen/Dining Room area)

Amenities

  • 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

This machiya house is located between “Shijo” street & “Kawaramachi” street to provide you with easy access to the main shopping & dining district, in addition to the most popular sight seeing attractions.

A 10 minute walk East will lead you towards the popular Gion area, while 1 subway stop North will bring you to the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

We also recommend renting a bicycle from a local rental shop to explore the city. A 7 minute bicycle ride can take you to Kenninji Temple, while a 15 minute bicycle ride will lead you towards Nijo Castle.

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Access

From Kyoto Station to Momohana-an by Subway
-Approximately 15 minutes by Train:

  1. Take the Subway Karasuma Line
  2. Get off at “Shijo” Station (Exit 5)
  3. Walk to Momohana-an (Approximately 7 minutes by foot)
From Kyoto Station to Momohana-an by Taxi
– Approximately 10 minutes by Taxi (about 2 kilometers)

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

Information

Address
144-9 Sujiya-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto 600-8061 Japan
Address (in Japanese)
〒600-8061 京都市下京区筋屋町 144-9
Phone (Domestic)
050 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
Phone (International)
+81 50 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
Email
info@kyoto-machiya-inn.com
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.

Numerous local shops, cafes, and restaurants surround “Momohana-an”. You can choose to have a taste of Kyoto, stop by a family-friendly restaurant, or enjoy a Western-style meal in any number of these local restaurants.

Walk a little north of Momohana-an to visit Nishiki Market — an outdoor market that is popular amongst locals and visitors alike. Pick up some fresh produce, local ingredients, or homemade delicacies & enjoy a meal as you sit in front of the tranquil “tsuboniwa” garden of Momohana-an.

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① 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.

② Dining OICHIO

This izakaya, or Japanese style pub offers deep fried meat and vegetables on a skewer known as kushiage and charcoal grilled meat and vegetables on a skewer, known as kushiyaki. Their specialty is yakitori or charcoal grilled chicken on a skewer, which uses juicy local chicken.

③ Ryouriya Otaya

This restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and serves Japanese and Kyoto cuisine using plenty of seasonal ingredients.

④ 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.

⑤ Griddle Restaurant NU-VO

You can enjoy a full and hearty french course meal here.
We recommend the hand-made bread.

⑥ Restaurant La table au japon

Enjoy French cuisine in an at-home atmosphere at this restaurant, which is the Japanese branch store of a restaurant in France’s Provence region.

⑦ cafe marble

You can have delicious food and drinks while relaxing at this laid-back cafe.

⑧ timepiece cafe

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

Rates

Per Night Per Guest
2

guests

From 32,000 yen per night From 16,000 yen per guest
3

guests

From 35,000 yen per night From 11,667 yen per guest
4

guests

From 38,000 yen per night From 9,500 yen per guest
5

guests

From 41,000 yen per night From 8,200 yen per guest
6

guests

From 44,000 yen per night  From 7,333 yen per guest

This machiya house can accommodate up to 6 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.

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