Tsukikusa-an | つき草庵
440-8 Nishigomonchō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto 605-0816, Japan
Many geisha, or geiko, have spent their youths in these hanamachi districts practicing and perfecting their skills in Japan’s traditional and high-class form of entertainment – singing, dancing, musical instruments, and more. You can find subtle reminders of this colourful past throughout the house.
This particular kyo-machiya is owned by a former geisha, also known as geiko or maiko, who worked at one of the many お茶や(O-cha-ya) found in Kyoto’s hanamachi districts. Although o-cha-ya can quite literally be translated as “tea house,” it holds a history much more rich and complex than what the name suggests. Even today, O-cha-ya are establishments where these geiko and maiko go to perform high-class entertainment for its patrons.
- Complimentary WIFI Internet
- Plasma TV
- Washing machine
- Washing detergent
- Air conditioner
- Induction Heating Cooker
- Rice cooker
- Hair dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Toilet x 2
- Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
- 2 Twin beds & 4 Futon mattress
- Plates, Cups & Cutlery
- Kitchen cloth & Sponge
- Kitchen Detergent
- Floor heating on the 1st Floor
- 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 Tsukikusa-an by Train|
|-Approximately 15 minutes by Train:
|From Kyoto Station to Tsukikusa-an by Taxi|
|– Approximately 12 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)
|440-8 Nishigomonchō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto 605-0816, Japan|
|Address (in Japanese)|
|〒605-0816京都市東山区 西御門町 440-8|
|075 708 5610 (10:00~19:00)|
|+81 75 708 5610 (10:00~19:00)|
|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.
1. KAMI-CHA-TANI 上茶谷 (Izakaya Restaurant)
An izakaya dining within a relaxed atmosphere — a variety of traditional Japanese cuisine (sashimi, oden, yakitori, etc.), and Japanese sake and shochu is available for you to try.
2. Miyagawa-cho Oumi (Wine & Bar)
Have a taste of some of the best hand-picked wine in a traditional atmosphere while enjoying the companionship of a geiko or maiko.
3. Shin-ki-ro 蜃氣楼 (Izakaya; lunch also available)
A former O-cha-ya, here,you can enjoy Japanese dishes that use some of Kyoto’s finest local ingredients.
4. Meigetsu-do 名月堂
A Kyoto traditional sweets shop (wa-ga-shi) — hand-made sweets, with a menu that changes along with the season – makes for the perfect souvenir for you to bring home or taste during your stay at Tsukikusa-an
“Yaki-soba” is a noodle dish that is loved by both young and old – this dish is made on a “teppan,” which means that it’ll be cooked right before your eyes.
6. 日曜日のパン屋さん (nichi-you-no-pan-yasan)
A bakery shop that is only open on Sundays – if you’re lucky enough to be staying at Tsukikusa on a Sunday, you’ll be able to savour the taste of some delicious, fresh-baked bread
|Per Night||Per Guest|
|2 guests||From 27,000 yen per night||From 13,500 yen per guest|
|3 guests||From 30,000 yen per night||From 10,000 yen per guest|
|4 guests||From 33,000 yen per night||From 8,250 yen per guest|
|5 guests||From 36,000 yen per night||From 7,200 yen per guest|
|6 guests||From 39,000 yen per night||From 6,500 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.