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Winter Special


Live like a Local

With more than forty "machiya" (町家, traditional Japanese townhouses) spread throughout Kanazawa and Kyoto, choose to stay in the perfect machiya house to best fit your needs and travel plans.

Machiya are traditional townhouses, typically two-story, which previously served as both a residence, and place of commerce for merchants and craftsmen. When you stay with Machiya Residence Inn, you are able to rent out an entire traditional townhouse all to yourself. Each house has been carefully renovated to maintain the traditional design, while updated to meet the modern needs of our guests.

Experience life as a local, enjoy the abundance of attractions and sightseeing locations, discover beloved neighborhood restaurants, hidden specialty shops, and secret sightseeing spots surrounding your machiya house. Live like a local!

New Machiya

  • Gion Shirakawa Kouki

    Gion Shirakawa Kouki

    • Up to 7 guests
    • 88.25㎡
    • 42,000 yen~

    A river mural extends towards the skylight, creating an open and calm atmosphere. From the azure washbasins, blue washi walls in the bedroom, to the custom lighting made of materials from Kamogawa’s riverside restaurants -- discover elements of the river...

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  • Akebono-an


    • ~4 GUESTS
    • 54.47㎡
    • 24,000 yen~

    Like the colours of dawn against Toji Temple’s five storied pagoda, calming deep blue and radiant gold reflect within a traditional machiya house. Lamps, walls and doors covered with Japanese washi paper create soft textures and a warm atmosphere. Together...

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  • Hinaya Gojo Ni

    Hinaya Gojo Ni

    • Up to 4 Guests
    • 50.45㎡
    • 25,000 yen

    A machiya with sky-high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and a "goemonburo" cauldron bathtub that is perfect for relaxation, "Hinaya Gojo Ni" is inspired by the aesthetic appreciation of two Japanese artifacts: Kiyomizu ceramics and Kiso lacquer ware. "Hinaya Gojo Ni"...

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  • Hinaya Gojo Ichi

    Hinaya Gojo Ichi

    • Up to 4 Guests
    • 48.73㎡
    • 24,000 yen~

    Amongst countless temples and shrines, and stone-cobbled streets of Kyoto, lie machiya townhouses - which served as both a home and shopfront. The second floor was where families dwelled and cultivated traditions that came to define the city of Kyoto....

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  • Fujinoma


    • Up to 8 Guests
    • 76.55㎡
    • 30,000 yen~

    Nihon buyo, 舞踊 Nihon Buyo refers to various forms of classical Japanese dance, which is notable for being stylistic and dynamic, yet calming, and beautifully expressive. "Fujinoma" machiya house is built upon the former residence of Fujima Kannsei (藤間勘紫恵), a...

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  • Asagi-an


    • Up to 8 Guests
    • 79.34㎡
    • 33,000 yen~

    Towards the end of the Edo Period, and beginning of the Meiji Period, a new hybrid samurai-police force emerged in Kyoto to protect the Tokugawa Shogunate (leading feudal Japanese government). Known as the “Shinsengumi,” their prominence was not only felt...

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