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A Place Just For You

The "machiya" (町家) is said to have originated as early as 794 AD, evolving over time to reflect the change in lifestyles, generations, and culture of Japan. Having been able to preserve its traditional townscape, Kyoto and Kanazawa's machiya continue to captivate people's hearts today.

Each of our machiya houses are located centrally with convenient access to various transportation options, local neighborhoods, and sightseeing attractions — providing you with the perfect opportunity to fully immerse yourself within our cities.

OWhether you are traveling with friends, family, for business or for holiday, you can choose your machiya by location, craftsmanship, size, facilities, and more.

The Luxury of a Home Away from Home

Machiya Residence Inn is the ideal choice if you are looking for your "home away from home" in Japan. Relax within your machiya house, and discover the privacy and comfort that allows you to indulge yourself in your own personal space.

From couples, families, to groups of friends, our machiya can accommodate anywhere from 2 guests upwards to 10 guests. Your machiya is equipped to accommodate the needs of both short-term to long-term stays in Japan. A fully furnished kitchen will give you the option of dining out or cooking yourself, washing machine, free WiFi internet, bathroom amenities and more are available for you to use during your stay.*

Each machiya is equipped with a staff phone, which you can use to contact a friendly staff member 7 days a week. For any questions regarding your house or assistance during your stay, contact our office or stop by our guest services information office located near Kyoto Station!

*Details regarding facilities may differ depending on the machiya house

Various Locations to Choose From

With machiya spread throughout the city, you'll be able to find the machiya that best fits into your travel plans. From the quiet neighborhoods of the Gion district, to the central and convenient location of Shijo-Karasuma, a new experience awaits you in every machiya.

In addition to the various locations, each house offers a different style as well as history. From the antique furniture to the styles and architecture of the machiya itself, the various eras and time periods have left a distinct mark on all of our machiya.

Enjoy the abundance of attractions and sightseeing locations our cities offers. Discover beloved local restaurants, hidden specialty shops, and secret sightseeing spots just around the corner from your machiya!

For guests who wish to reserve an accommodation via our homepage, please use the online reservation form available on each accommodation page, and follow the prompt.

Reservations are also accepted via telephone (Opening hours 10:00am - 7:00pm JST).

TEL (Domestic) : 050-3786-2009
TEL (Overseas) : +81-50-3786-2009

We ask for advance payment of full accommodation fees for guests who have made a reservation with Machiya Residence Inn. The reservation will remain as a “tentative reservation” until payment has been confirmed. All payments must be made within 7 days of making a reservation.

When a reservation request has been received, we will send an email instructing you on payment methods.* Payments are accepted in Japanese YEN via: 1) Credit Card transaction via Paypal, or 2) Bank Wire Transfer to our nominated bank account.
*We seek your understanding that all transaction fees involved are under guest responsibility.

Once the payment has been confirmed, you will receive a booking “Confirmation Email” from Machiya Residence Inn. The email will include important information regarding check-in, access maps, instructions on how to enter the house, and more.

We kindly ask that you inform our staff in advance of your approximate arrival time as your date of arrival (check-in date) approaches.

Cancellation of an accommodation booking may incur cancellation charges.

A cancellation that is made more than 29 days prior to the arrival date is subject to a full refund minus any PayPal or Wire Transfer fees involved in receiving and returning the original payment.

Cancellation Charges :


Remarks :

1.The percentages signifies the rate of cancellation charge to the Basic Accommodation Charges.
2.When the number of days contracted is shortened, the cancellation charge for its first day shall be paid by the Guest regardless of the number of days shortened.