Sanjusangendo Yoitsubaki | 三十三間堂 宵椿ーよいつばき

Sanjusangendo Yoitsubaki | 三十三間堂 宵椿ーよいつばき

656-13 Honkawarachō, Higashiyama-ku 〒605-0963

Machiya House

A spacious machiya house with a grand exterior and impressive interior to match. Renovated with the surrounding neighborhood in mind, experience this kyo-machiya house and enjoy an atmosphere unique to Yoitsubaki machiya house.







What differentiates “Yoitsubaki” machiya house from others is the large daibei-zukuri wall surrounding the exterior. Constructed from wood and plaster, this wall essentially created a secluded space detached from surrounding neighbors.

The daibe-zukuri wall was popular amongst the wealthy merchants, doctors, and those of the upperclass, as not only did it provide privacy, but allowed for a front courtyard & inner garden.

Enjoy this unique machiya design during your stay in Kyoto. The two gardens at this house will allow you to appreciate the architecture, design, and changing seasons of Japan.



Yoitsubaki machiya house has taken care to preserve the traditional architectural design, while incorporating details modern design and comforts. This machiya house is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests, or provide a smaller group a large & beautiful place to call home during your time in Kyoto.

With a large dining room table, and open floor plan kitchen, you will be able to cook light meals during your stay with your entire group. Look out towards the courtyard every morning as the natural sunlight bathes the entire first floor. In the evening, relax in the tatami-lined room with a cup of tea or coffee after a day of sightseeing.

Enjoy not only the architecture of the house, but soak in the history that still exists within the surround neighborhood!


Dining Room:

Glass doors and windows cover the entire length of one wall to bathe the room in natural sunlight, and allow for you to enjoy the garden.

1 x Dining Room Table

5 x Chairs; 1 x Bench  


Designed with the “okudosan” (firewood kitchen) in mind, this open space is reminiscent of the traditional hearth –updated with modern appliances and kitchenware.  


Designed with tsubaki trees that bloom pink in the spring, and momiji trees that showcase bright red & orange leaves during autumn — a breathtaking view awaits you every season.

1F Japanese Room:

A delicate painting of the tsubaki tree decorates 4 sliding fusuma doors. Push these panels aside to reveal a tatami-lined room. An “indoor” veranda is available for you to relax whilst looking out into the garden throughout the seasons.

★ Up to 3 Japanese-style Futon Bedding can be set here


Natural Japanese sugi wood line the walls to create a warm atmosphere. A waterfall shower head, a neyu (寝湯) bed bath, and a relaxing bath that looks out into the garden creates the perfect place to relax.

★ 1 x Bathroom (1F)

★ 2 x Toilets (1 x 1F;  1 x 2F)

2nd Floor:

A spacious countertop & wash basin provides a comfortable space to get ready in the morning or night.

2F Western-Style Bedroom:

An inviting room, with high ceilings and paper-sliding windows. The ceilings reveal the original architecture of this machiya house with its wooden beams.

★ 2 Twin-sized Western Beds

2F Japanese-style Bedroom:

A traditional Japanese room lined in tatami flooring. The room is bathed in soft light from paper lanterns, and small details of red are incorporated throughout the room.

★ Up to 3 Japanese-style Futon Bedding


  • Complimentary WIFI Internet
  • Plasma TV
  • Washing machine
  • Washing detergent
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner (each room)
  • Induction Heating Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Rice cooker
  • Cookware / Dining ware
  • Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 8 guests)
  • Kitchen cloth & sponge
  • Kitchen detergent
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 2 Toilet (1 x 1F; 1 x 2F)
  • Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub)
  • 2 Twin-size Bed & 6 Futon mattress
  • Floor Heating (1st Floor Dining/Kitchen)


  • 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

Higashiyama-ku is an area home to countless temples, shrines, and traditional wooden structures, which still resonates a vibrant city — “Yoitsubaki” machiya house is no exception as it contributes to the colorful history of Kyoto.

A short 10 minute walk from Tofukuji Station, you can easily visit the famous red torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, UNESCO-designated Tofukuji Temple, or travel north towards GION!



From Kyoto Station to Yoitsubaki by Train
-Approximately 18 minutes by train:

  1. Take the JR Nara Line (from Kyoto Station)
  2. Get off at “Tofukuji Station” (1 stop)
  3. Walk to Yoitsubaki Machiya house (Approximately 10 minutes on foot)
From Kyoto Station to Yoitsubaki by Taxi
Approximately 10 minutes (2 km; Taxi fare is approximately 700~1000 yen)

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


656-13 Honkawarachō,  Higashiyama-ku 〒605-0963
Address (in Japanese)
〒605-0963 京都市東山区本瓦町656-13
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.

Local Info

① 梅香堂 | Baikoudo Cafe

Serving nostalgic sweets to locals for more than 50 years, this unassuming cafe offers fluffy Japanese-style pancakes (hotto-ke-ki), and towering matcha ice cream parfaits. During the summer, they serve fluffy shaved-ice, too!

TEL: 075-561-3256
OPEN: 10:00〜18:00
CLOSE: Tuesdays, Holidays

② お好み焼吉野  | Okonomiyaki Yoshino

Okonomiyaki is a comfort food loved by everyone. Literally translated to “what you like”, this savory dish is a must during your time in Japan. We recommend ordering it with yakisoba noodles!

TEL: 075-551-2026
OPEN: 11:00~21:00(L.O.20:30)
CLOSE: Monday, Tuesday

③ そば茶寮 澤正 | Soba Sawasho

This soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant has been around since the beginning of the Meiji Period. They only offer set meals, which change monthly. Reservations are recommended.

TEL: 075-561-4786
OPEN: 12:00~14:30(L.O)
CLOSE: Wednesdays, Tuesdays (Open on Holidays)

④ ゲベッケン泉涌寺店 | Gebaken

Offering freshly baked bread and pastry since 1961, this is a favorite stop for locals. Don’t forget to try their famous “dashi-maki” bread — a Kyoto-style egg bread!

ゲベッケン泉涌寺店 | Gebaken
TEL: 075-541-3433
OPEN: 7:00~19:00

⑤ いづ松 | Izumatsu

If you want delicious sushi, look no further. Famous for their Kyoto-style saba (mackerel) sushi, Izumatsu has been serving fresh sushi for more than 100 years.

TEL: 075-561-3551
OPEN: 10:00~19:30 (until sold out)
CLOSE: Thursday

⑥ 大黒ラーメン  | Daikoku Ramen

This restaurant may not look fancy, but their ramen noodles will keep you coming back for more. Their Kyoto-style ramen has not changed since they first opened — we definitely recommend stopping by!

TEL: 075-541-3153
OPEN: 11:30~23:00
CLOSE: Mondays

⑦ 東山 | Touzan

Don’t be put off by the location. If you are looking to experience a high-end kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal), this restaurant is a must. Food, service, and location are all impeccable.

TEL: 075-541-3201
OPEN: 11:30~14:30; 17:30~10:00 (L.O 9:30 PM)
CLOSE: Mondays (Open Holidays)

⑦ わらじや  | Warajiya

This restaurant, first established over 400 years ago, specializes in unagi (eel) dishes. They only offer one course meal, their famous unagi hotpot known as うぞふすい (uzofusui). Come and have a taste of traditional Kyoto.

TEL: 075-561-1290
OPEN: [M~F] 11:30~14:00; 16:00~20:00(L.O.19:00)
[Weekend & Holidays] 11:30~20:00(L.O.19:00)
CLOSE: Tuesdays

*Last update June 2017


From 33,000 yen per night From 16,500 yen
per guest
 From 36,000 yen per night From 13,000 yen
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 From  39,000 yen per night From 9,750 yen
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 From  45,000 yen per night From 7,500 yen
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 From  48,000 yen per night From 6,857 yen
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 From  51,000 yen per night From 6,375 yen
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This machiya house can accommodate up to 8 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.