Yoshimigura | 吉御座

Yoshimigura | 吉御座

71-5 Gobōōmiyachō Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto 600-8385

Machiya House

A place where good fortune gathers. A traditional house steeped in history. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Kyoto, and explore the depths of this city during your stay at Yoshimigura.







A place of good fortune, happiness, and prosperity.

Japanese culture is one that is largely influenced by ancient and auspicious motifs that can be found in design, artwork, commodities, and more. From the image of the matsu Pine, take bamboo, ume plum blossoms, to figurines of deities, daruma dolls, and more.

Yoshimigura machiya house incorporates these ideas, designs, and motifs of good luck to showcase another prominent side of Japan.



An elegant machiya house with all of the charm of a traditional Japanese house.

This small, yet intimate house is deceptively more spacious that what its exterior suggests. A perfect house for smaller groups of family, friends, and couples — this house is the ideal place to begin your exploration of the historical city of Kyoto.



This machiya is nestled between two houses with pristine white walls, and displays quintessential wooden latticework, and roof tiling that features circular designs similar to manju (Japanese confectionary).


The shoji sliding doors draw your eyes further towards the back of the house — revealing the old, wooden frameworks, and the unique layout of this machiya house.


Push aside the sliding door to reveal a modern kitchen that will provide you with all of the necessities during your stay. Countertop IH cookers, cookware, kitchen appliances, diningware, plates, cups and cutlery – enough for 3 guests- will allow you to do light cooking during your stay.

Living Room:

The “okunoma,” or living room area, is the perfect mix of traditional and modern design. The floors incorporate both wood & tatami flooring, paper sliding doors that showcase the tsuboniwa garden, a TV, and low table will allow you to relax during your stay.


The clean & simple design of the bathroom is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring Kyoto. A small window looking out into the garden will provide you with a relaxing atmosphere.

*A separate toilet area is located on the 1st Floor

2nd Floor:

When walking up the stairs, you will notice the high ceilings that extend from the bottom to the top floor. A skylight at the top allows for natural light to permeate the entire house and brighten the space. In addition, you will find gold hanging light fixtures — its shape reminiscent of a hyoutan gourd, a symbol of good fortune.

Japanese-Style Room

At the top of the stairs, you will find a Japanese room that will allow you to unwind within a serene atmosphere. An airconditioning unit is also available in this room to help you cool down in the summer, and warm up during the colder months.

*When more than 2 guests stay at this house, 1 Japanese futon bedding will be set in this room.

Western-style Room

A dramatic room with textured dark-blue walls, high ceilings with exposed wooden beams, and lattice doors all combine to provide a calm atmosphere in this bedroom. Above the 2 twin beds, you will see another art fixture of a hyotan gourd, in addition to the window curtains that feature a matsu pine design –another symbol associated with good fortune.

A small alcove is also nestled in the back with a desk and chair — the perfect space to help you as you ready for the day of exploring the city.  


  • Complimentary WIFI Internet
  • Plasma TV
  • Washing machine
  • Washing detergent
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioner (each room)
  • Induction Heating Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Rice cooker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Toilet x 1
  • Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub)
  • 2 Twin beds & 1 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
  • 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

Yoshimigura machiya house is located near the Shijo-Omiya intersection, which is the portal for various transportation that will take you to all of the best sightseeing attractions in Kyoto.

We recommend taking advantage of the Kyoto City Subway line, Randen Streetcar line, and the Kyoto City bus to make the most of your time in Kyoto.

From the most popular sights such as Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest), to the historical streets of Gion, the location of this machiya  house will grant you convenient access to a plethora of attractions. During the cherry blossom season, jump on the Randen Line and head towards Narutaki Station and view in awe what is known as the “Cherry Blossom Tunnel,” or visit the UNESCO designated rock gardens of Temple.



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

  1. Take the Karasuma Line and get off Shijo Station
  2. Transfer for the Hankyu Kyoto Line and get off at Hankyu Omiya Station (Exit 2B)
  3. Walk to Yoshimigura (Approximately 4 minutes on foot)
From Kyoto Station to Yoshimigura by Taxi
Approximately 12 minutes (Taxi fare is between 960 yen to 1,500 yen)

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


71-5 Gobōōmiyachō Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto 600-8385
Address (in Japanese)
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.

Images and motifs of the matsu tree, bamboo, and plum blossom can be found throughout the house — representing longevity, flexibility, and purity, respectively. From the curtains in the 2nd floor bedroom, to the intricate artwork displayed on the walls.

You will also find the motif of the hyotan (gourd) present throughout Yoshimigura, which signifies happiness and success within the Japanese culture. Through your stay, we hope to not only provide a space of comfort and relaxation, but bestow these ideas on every guest who stays with us at Yoshimigura.  

Local Info

① やきとり雷 Yakitori Kaminari

This small yakitori (grilled chicken) restaurant is usually very crowded and highly popular among locals. The freshness of the chicken here is guaranteed and their homemade sauce is outstanding.

② 串ひら尾 Kushi Hirao

Kushikatsu, deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables, is a Japanese comfort food and goes well with sake (rice wine) or beer. We recommend trying their seasonal course menu (starting at 4500Yen), using only local ingredients.

③ 炭火焼肉ノぶる 西院店 Yakiniku Nobull

They offer a huge range of meats, especially for innards. You can also find kimchi, soup or noodles on their menu. They have all-you-can eat courses (starting at 6000Yen) and this restaurant is very family-friendly too.



④ ツボミ Tsubomi Café

This stylish small café with its concrete walls and wooden tables is perfect for everyone looking for a place to relax. Keep in mind that this place is open from 2pm to 6pm only (closed on Friday and Sunday).

⑤ まるき製パン所 Maruki Bakery

Open from 6.30am until 8.00pm, this bakery is located inside a traditional Japanese house and has been featured in a lot of magazines. They are famous for their delicious sandwiches.

⑥ ピッコロ ジャルディーノ Piccolo Giardino

If you feel like eating Italian food, then we can highly recommend this restaurant. This restaurant offers a delectable menu, purely dedicated to offering the edible delights from Italy. Closed on Wednesday.

*Information last updated in January 2017



From 28,000 yen per night From 14,000 yen
per guest
 From  31,000 yen per night From 10,333 yen
per guest

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.