Otabisho-an | おたびしょ庵

Otabisho-an | おたびしょ庵

99-9 Nishikujyo Ikenouchi-cho Minami-ku Kyoto 601-8416 Japan

Machiya House

Borrowing its name from the Fushimi Inari Otabisho shrine located in its backyard, this traditional machiya house will envelope you in history & transport you a world away during your stay.







“Otabisho-an” machiya house can be found a short 7-minute walk from Kyoto Station (Hachijo Exit). The perfect location to begin your travels, you can visit the numerous sightseeing attraction surrounding Kyoto Station, or take a short train ride away to easily visit all that Kyoto has to offer.

To the North of Kyoto Station is Higashi Honganji Temple & Shosei-en Garden – this temple offers visitors a chance to walk around a large, sprawling complex & view Kyoto’s largest wooden structure. Take the JR Nara line South and find yourself at Fushimi Inari Taisha — a popular shrine home to the thousands of red-vermillion coloured “torii” gates.



Taking inspiration from the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, this machiya house incorporates the golden-yellow hues of the “inari,” vibrant colours of the vermillion torii gates, and the symbol of the fox throughout the house. You’ll also find subtle shades of green throughout “Otabisho-an,” which are reminiscent of the Inari Mountain. Combined, this machiya house will provide you with a relaxing and calm space for you to wind down in during you stay in Kyoto.



As you weave your way through the neighborhood, you’ll come across a large, vermillion coloured Torii gate (鳥居), an entranceway into the Fushimi Inari Taisha Otabisho Shrine. “Otabisho-an” machiya house is situated to the right of this vibrantly coloured gate — with its windows covered in wooden latticework contrasting the white stucco walls. Above the entrance, you will find a figurine of Shoki-sama, a deity said to protect the house & family while warding off evil spirits.


A spacious entrance with an impressive wooden beam stretching across its high ceilings will welcome you into Otabisho-an. To your left you will find an exquisitely designed space to store your shoes — ideal for when larger groups of 6 guests stay in this machiya. There is also 1 toilet space available to your left.

Push aside the traditional-style, wooden sliding doors to reveal the dining & kitchen area.

Kitchen/Dining Room:

This open space area combines both the kitchen & dining area – a large dining table that can seat up to 6 guests is available for use. For larger groups of friends & family, buy local groceries from Nishiki Market, and cook & dine together around the table. For smaller groups, you will have plenty of space to relax around the table as you enjoy breakfast in the morning, or a light meal in the evening. Wine-red coloured tiles, rich mahogany wood, jet-black & stainless steel kitchen fixtures complete the kitchen area.

Living Room:

Move past the dining room & into the Japanese-style living room. Contrasting the darker hues of the kitchen & dining room, you will find a light and airy space with plenty of natural light. Traditional paper-lantern light fixtures, tatami-flooring, and a kimono fabric decorate this living space.

When more than 4 guests stay at this machiya house, and additional 2 futon bedding will be set in this room.


An all white bathroom creates a bright & relaxing space for you to unwind in after a day of exploring this historical city. A spacious bathtub with a window looking out into the backyard provides a beautiful view of the traditional “tsuboniwa” garden.

A separate toilet space can be found on the 1st and 2nd floor.


Appreciate the traditional garden of “Otabisho-an” from the Japanese room found on the 1st floor, or view the garden as you soak in the bathtub. In addition to the stone lantern, Japanese maple tree, “tsukubai” water fountain, this machiya also integrates Fushimi Inari Otabisho Shrine into its background. Catch glimpses of this shrine, and enjoy a different view of the garden throughour

Western-style Room

2 Western-style twin beds can be found in this room. High ceilings that reveal this machiya houses’s impressive structure, rich brown wood flooring, paper lanterns, and a large window providing plenty of natural light — each of these elements will create a serene atmosphere for you to relax in. You’ll also notice that this room seamlessly incorporates

Japanese-Style Room

When more than 2 guests stay at this machiya house, 2 futon bedding will be set in the adjacent Japanese-style bedroom. Tatami flooring, a “tokonoma” alcove displaying a hanging scroll, and shoji windows –This room will allow you and your guests to fully experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle while still providing modern comforts (an air conditioning unit to keep you cool in the summer and warm during the winter).


  • Complimentary WIFI Internet
  • Plasma TV
  • Washing machine
  • Washing detergent
  • Refrigerator
  • Air Conditioning Unit (each room)
  • Induction Heating Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Rice cooker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Toilet x 2 (1st Floor x 1; 2nd Floor x 1)
  • Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
  • 2 Twin beds & 4 Futon mattress
  • Cookware / Diningware
  • Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 6 guests)
  • 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

“Otabisho-an” provides easy access to Kyoto’s most well-known attractions, and hidden gems — perfect for first time visitors &  for those who have had the opportunity to visit Kyoto numerous times!

Arashiyama, an area known for its picturesque Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple. For families with younger children, perhaps you will want to visit Kameyama Koen (also known as Monkey Park) to escape the more crowded areas.

Uji City (a 20 minute train ride), is famous for its matcha green tea production. You can also visit Byodoin Temple, a World Heritage Site that has been memorialized on the back of the 10 yen coin.



From Kyoto Station to Otabisho-an by Foot
-Approximately 7 minutes by Foot:

  1. Exit from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
  2. Walk to Otabisho-an (Approximately 7 minutes by foot)
From Kyoto Station to Otabisho-an by Taxi
Approximately 5 minutes (about 1 kilometers)

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


99-9 Nishikujyo Ikenouchi-cho Minami-ku Kyoto 601-8416 Japan
Address (in Japanese)
〒601-8416 京都府京都市南区西九条池ノ内町99-9
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 8pm.

You’ll also have plenty of choices when deciding on where to dine & shop around Kyoto Station.

If you are planning on cooking during your stay, we recommend visiting the “Depachika” (basement floor of the Isetan Department store) — not only will you find groceries, but a floor dedicated to delicious food, variety of sweets and freshly-made Japanese delicatessens. This is the perfect place to stop by to pick up light meals, side dishes, desserts, and more!

Local Info

Approximately a 5minute walk from the South exit of Kyoto Station, this is the perfect bakery for bread lovers.

2.Kyoto Ramen Kenkyujo
A casual style ramen restaurant. We recommend trying the tonkotsu, or pork broth, ramen.

3.Shochu Bar Kukai
An at-home bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a selection of Japanese shochu. The menu offers food items that pair well with shochu.

An Okonomiyaki restaurant located near Toji Temple. In addition to Okonomiyaki, they also have popular Japanese pub menu items as well as Korean food items on their varied menu.

5.Hayashi Toji Branch
Boasting 4 store locations in Kyoto, this is a yakiniku restaurant. As weekends can get busy, we recommend making a reservation.

6. Wabiya Zanmai
Reasonably priced and close to the station, this teppanyaki, or hot plate, restaurant is popular with locals. We recommend trying a dish with their special “Wabiya” brand chicken.

7. Minami
3 minutes from the South exit of Kyoto Station, each menu item at this Japanese izakaya pub, with a history of over 70 years, has been chosen meticulously.

8. Kyo Yamatoya
Located on the B1 floor of the Shin Miyako Hotel, this restaurant offers Kyoto Kaiseki course meals. They also have offer special weekday lunch plans specifically for ladies!


Per Night

Per Night
2 guests From 26,000 yen per night From 13,000 yen per night
3 guests From 29,000  yen per night From 9,667 yen per night
4 guests From  32,000 yen per night From 8,000 yen  per night
5 guests From  35,000 yen per night From 7,000 yen per night
6 guests From  38,000 yen per night From 6,333 yen per night

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.