Umenoki-an | 梅の木庵
479 Umemiyachō Higashiyama-ku Kyōto 605-0061
Northern Gion, Shirawaka River.
A river lined with the yanagi weeping willow trees, bright green in the spring, the flickering of fireflies in the summer, and a blanket of white snow in the winter. Simple look out from the bedroom window to see the majestic changes in scenery through the seasons.
A famous bridge, known as the Furukawamachi Bridge (古川町橋) provides a picturesque background to the machiya houses that sit along the Shirawaka River. Take a brisk morning stroll, or walk along the gently lit path that will lead you back to Umenoki-an machiya house.
- 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 1
- Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub)
- 3 Futon mattress
- Cookware / Dining ware
- Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 3 guests)
- Kitchen cloth & sponge
- Kitchen detergent
- 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 Umenoki-an by Train|
|-Approximately 20 minutes by train:
|From Kyoto Station to Umenoki-an by Taxi|
|Approximately 15 minutes (Taxi fare is between 1000 yen to 1,800 yen)
*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)
479 Umemiyachō Higashiyama-ku Kyōto 605-0061
|Address (in Japanese)|
|050 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)|
|+81 50 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)|
|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 懐石辻留 | Tsujitome
A two-star Michelin rated restaurant, which serves traditional cha-kaiseki Japanese course meals and lunch “bento” boxes for take-away (no eat-in dining is available). Each meal that has been delivered is prepared using seasonal ingredients, and beautifully arranged. How about ordering a bento box, and eating along the Kamogawa River or in the comfort of your machiya house? Lunch boxes are filled with saba sushi (mackerel), light tamagoyaki egg rolls, grilled meats, pickled vegetables and more.
② 味舌 | Mashita
Found at the end of an alleyway, and nestled in between machiya houses is a traditional kaiseki restaurant. This restaurant is small and intimate, and prides itself on using only the best season ingredients, traditional cooking methods, and handmade Japanese confectionary served for dessert. Experience an authentic Japanese meal at Mashita! Lunch courses start from 7,000 yen (9 dishes).
③ 祇園えもん | Gion Emon
Savor the dishes of a variety of seafood cuisine! From fresh sashimi & sushi, to shellfish and more that are grilled to perfection. The courses offered here will allow you to taste the best “umi no sachi” (海の幸) — translated as “treasures of the sea” — or simply, the best seafood. Course meals start at 5,000 yen or you can order individual plates of sushi platters, and more.
④ 江戸京本店 | Edo-Kyo
Walk down a flight of stairs and enter into a sushi restaurant that has been serving its locals for more than a decade. A quiet, counter-seating space that is a mixture of contemporary & traditional calligraphy art. You’ll not only be impressed by the taste, but the atmosphere. Toro tuna, sea urchin, and grilled eel, are only a few of the delicious sushi on their menu. They also offer a variety of other dishes a la carte such as grilled octopus, simmered scallops, steamed abalone and more.
⑤ ぎをん天婦羅 天宗 | Gion Tensou
A must visit for anyone who loves tempura (seafood & vegetable, battered & deep-fried)! Each tempura dish is made to order, and their courses consist of dishes that not only complement each tempura dish, but are delicious on their own, too. Tempura shrimp, tempura eggplant, sashimi, and ten-don (tempura rice bowls). You’ll leave this restaurant wonderfully satisfied no matter how many times you visit.
⑥ らぁ～めん京 祇園店 | Ramen Miyako
The name says it all –a ramen noodle shop located in Gion, Kyoto. In Japan, each city boasts their own type and style of ramen, and Kyoto is no exception. Kyoto-style ramen is usually made with a soy-sauce base soup that is thick & rich, with straight noodles. Topped with kujo green onions, soft-boiled eggs, and thick pieces of pork. We recommend eating ramen with a side of gyoza dumplings!
⑦ ルバカサブル | Le Bac a Sable
A quaint bakery shop, first established in 2014. Freshly baked in a stone oven, this baker offers everything from simple croissants & french bread, to apricot topped danishes, rosemary & olive rolls, custard cream-filled bread and more. Open daily from 7:00am~19:00.
If you love sweets, we recommend stopping by this quirky cafe. From 15:00, they serve freshly made waffles topped with fresh fruit, hot apple-cinnamon waffles, and more. If you’d like a quick lunch, try their daily pasta set or “taco rice” lunch sets. Their menu also includes a variety of tea and beer. Open from 11:00am ~ 19:00; closed on Wednesdays.
*Information last updated on January 27th, 2017
|From 30,000 yen per night||From 15,000 yen
|From 33,000 yen per night||From 11,000 yen
This machiya house can accommodate up to 3 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.
Please contact out staff members if 4 guests would like to stay in this machiya house.