96-4 Tsukinowa-cho Higashiyama-ku Kyoto 605-0854 Japan

Machiya House

Found within Higashiyama ward, this property is nestled within a local neighborhood. It has been renovated using Japanese cedar, and is surrounded by Kyoto's quintessential stone-pavement that will lead you towards the famous Yasaka Pagoda. This property will offer you a warm welcome, as you prepare to immerse yourself in a whole new travel experience.







A traditional Kyo-machiya that is enveloped by Japanese cedar (杉板; sugiita), and features the traditional “ichimonji-kawara” roof style. Simplistic at first glance, an inviting warmth awaits you as you take your first steps within the property. “Rikyu-an” will welcome you into a cozy and intimate space during your time in Kyoto.



Nestled between its neighboring houses, Rikyu-an seems small and unassuming at first. However, open the door to find a spacious house large enough to accommodate couples to small groups of family & friends (up to 5 guests).

Rikyu-an machiya house has been designed to incorporate the natural light that filters through its many windows, and use of Japanese cedar wood to create a light & airy space.



Located amongst a street lined with a number of other traditional machiya houses, “Rikyu-an” is enveloped by Japanese cedar (杉板; sugiita), and features the traditional “ichimonji-kawara” roof style. The natural light filters through the latticed windows and doors to envelope the entranceway with sunlight, and reveal a serene space.


Dark, green tiles adorning the walls allow for a beautiful contrast between the white stucco walls. In the hall space adjacent, you will find a counter table and chair from which you can enjoy a calm atmosphere.

Living Room:

Decorative crossbeams, constructed from natural wood, stretch across the ceiling to bring character to the living space. Slide open the “Shoji” doors (delicately thin paper sliding doors ) to find a “tsuboniwa” Japanese garden, characteristic of many traditional machiya houses. For guests of more than 3, 2 additional futon bedding will be set in this space.


Sharing the same space as the living room is the kitchen. Although designed with the traditional machiya in mind, Rikyu-an successfully blends the traditional with the modern by utilizing a jet-black counter top and retro sink fixtures. We invite guests to use this fully functional kitchen to prepare light meals during your stay.


The spacious bathroom, with high-sloping ceilings, offers a serene space to relax. Constructed using the Japanese “Hinoki” wood, a sandy-coloured wood often used when building Noh theatres, palaces, and temples, allows for you to relax in luxury. Soak in a bath while looking out into the lush, green garden after a long day of traveling & sightseeing– you will be able to revive yourself for another day of exploring Kyoto!

2 toilet spaces are located in separate areas on the 1st floor.

2nd Floor

At the top of the stairwell. you will find a large skylight. Even amongst a neighborhood where machiya properties stand closely together, the skylight in Rikyu-an allows for plenty of natural light to shine through — creating an ethereal and calming space.

Western-style Room

The main bedroom boasts a separate dresser-room and closet for your convenience. Here, you will find a large mirror, table, and bench that you can utilize as you ready for the day or while you unwind after a day of exploring the city. To maximize the relaxed & calming atmosphere, we have taken care to select a soft Japanese Washi paper and unfinished wood to outfit this room.

2 Western-style twin beds can be found in this room.

Japanese-Style Room

At four and a half square meters, the Japanese room is the perfect example of how a kyo-machiya manages to utilize even the smallest of areas to create a space that is both functional and pleasing to the eyes. Traditional tea ceremony tools decorate the shelf to complement the round window and dramatic ceiling (which has remained since the house was first built) to create an airy yet cultured atmosphere.


  • 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 & 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

Rikyu-an is located to the North of Kiyomizu Temple, East of Kennin-ji, South of the Yasaka Shrine. The beautifully preserved historical district of Gion is also a short 10 minute walk away.

You will have plenty of easy access to Kyoto’s popular areas as Rikyu-an is located 2 streets up from the main street, Higashi-Oji Street. You can choose to utilize the Kyoto City bus, or take a leisurely stroll to towards each of these sightseeing attractions.



From Kyoto Station to Rikyu-an by Bus
-Approximately 15 minutes by Bus:

  1. Take the No.100 or 206
  2. Get off at Kiyomizu bus stop
  3. Walk to Rikyu-an (Approximately 1 minutes by foot)
From Kyoto Station to Rikyu-an by Taxi
– Approximately 17 minutes by Taxi (about 3.5 kilometers)

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


96-4 Tsukinowa-cho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0854 Japan
Address (in Japanese)
〒605-0854 京都府京都市東山区月輪町96-4
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 traditional Japanese house located in the bustling Higashiyama Area — you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafes within the surrounding area.

Take a stroll up to the Yasaka Pagoda in the morning, and stop by the local cafe for breakfast and a cup of coffee.

Head west towards the Gion area to have a taste of traditional Kyoto cuisine, and dishes that feature local & season ingredients.

Local Info

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 reccommend 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.


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

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.