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A 120-year-old traditional machiya house just a 5-min. walk from the majestic Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site. MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN Kyoto‘Akane-an’ Machiya House Heian Shrine Nijo Castle Shijo-Omiya Station

Starting From
2 Guests / Per Night
(Avg. rate / Tax Incl.)
27,000 yen
Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests.
Click the reservation button above to be redirected to our ‘Official Reservation Page’. (A separate tab will appear.)
Hotel Payment PolicyWe ask all guests to make a full accommodation payment to confirm a machiya house reservation. Children's PolicyChildren 5 years of age and under, who do not require bedding, do not need to be included within the total number of adults (may stay free of charge).
If a child will require a separate bedding, they will be considered as one (1) additional adult guest. In this case, please include the child in the total number of ‘adults per room’ when making your reservation (they will be charged as an adult).
  • floor74.65㎡
  • GUESTS~ 4 Guests
  • Bedrooms1 Bedroom(s)
  • Beds2 Bed(s)?Single × 2Semi-double × 0Double × 0Sofa × 0
  • Futons2 Futons
  • Bathroom1 Bathroom
  • toilet2 Toilet(s)
  • WiFiWiFi
  • Floor HeatingFloor Heating
  • KitchenKitchen
  • Electric StoveElectric Stove
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • TVTV
  • Apple TVApple TV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • AmenitiesAmenities
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • IronIron
  • AC (with Heater)AC (with Heater)
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'Akane-an' machiya house: a traditional Kyoto holiday house (vacation rental) ideally located in central Kyoto, just a 5-min. walk to Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Immerse yourself in the tradition and beauty of this 120 year-old machiya. Discover 'Akane-an' with its traditional ‘mushikomado’ slit windows, wooden latticework and white earthen exterior.

As you walk through the front door, marvel at the sky-high ceiling and exposed wooden architecture above. A classic feature of machiya houses, this open space leads you into the Japanese living room adorned in calming 'akane' red. Gather with your guests in the living room, and admire the hand-woven 'ajiro-tenjo' wicker ceiling and look out onto your very own private 'tsuboniwa' garden.

Relax in the aromatic ‘hinoki’ bathtub, and in the bedroom upstairs with high ceilings and classic woodwork. Enjoy a traditional, one-of-kind stay at ‘Akane-an’.

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Reserve this entire traditional machiya holiday house today. It’s perfect for couples, and groups of families & friends who wish to experience the charm of an authentic machiya together.

Reserve alongside Nijo Sumire-an, a neighbouring house, to accommodate up to 10 guests.

Starting From
2 Guests / Per Night
27,000 yen (Avg. rate / Tax Incl.)
RESERVE NOW Check in within 3 months Check in 4~6 months ahead
Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests.
Click the reservation button above to be redirected to our ‘Official Reservation Page’. (A separate tab will appear.)
Hotel Payment PolicyWe ask all guests to make a full accommodation payment to confirm a machiya house reservation. Children's PolicyChildren 5 years of age and under, who do not require bedding, do not need to be included within the total number of adults (may stay free of charge).
If a child will require a separate bedding, they will be considered as one (1) additional adult guest. In this case, please include the child in the total number of ‘adults per room’ when making your reservation (they will be charged as an adult).
SPECIAL OFFERS
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Facilities & Amenities
  • floor74.65㎡
  • GUESTS~ 4 Guests
  • Bedrooms1 Bedrooms
  • Beds2 Beds?Single × 2Semi-double × 0Double × 0Sofa × 0
  • Futons2 Futons
  • Bathroom1 Bathroom
  • toilet2 Toilet(s)
  • WiFiWiFi
  • Floor HeatingFloor Heating
  • KitchenKitchen
  • Electric StoveElectric Stove
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • AmenitiesAmenities
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • IronIron
  • AC (with Heater)AC (with Heater)
Floor Map
Floor Map
Machiya House Features

Machiya House Features

  • ‘Akane-an’ Machiya House Grand machiya Enter this machiya and be greeted by a spacious front room with ‘koshi’ lattice windows. The counter with a sunken floor is the ideal place to have a cup of tea while planning the day ahead.
  • ‘Akane-an’ Machiya House Inspired by ‘akane’ red Gaze out onto the Japanese garden and the ‘ajiro-tenjo’ ceiling, a hand-woven wickerwork pattern from the low table, a traditional feature of Japanese homes.
    ・Up to 2 x Japanese futon bedding
  • ‘Akane-an’ Machiya House Sky-high ceiling A space that once ventilated the kitchen below now fills the machiya with sunlight. Enjoy this openness as you prepare a light meal using the furnished kitchen.
  • ‘Akane-an’ Machiya House ‘Tsuboniwa’ garden Japanese plum, cedar trees and a ‘tsukubai’ stone basin complete the design of this traditional garden. It is your quiet and peaceful oasis during your stay at "Akane-an".
    ・Washing machine
  • ‘Akane-an’ Machiya House Western-style bedroom Exposed ceilings and wooden beams reveal the architecture of this machiya house. Sliding ‘shoji’ paper windows allow natural light to fill the room and illuminate the textures of the woodwork.
    ・2 x Twin beds
    ・TV
  • ‘Akane-an’ Machiya House Bathroom The bathtub is made of the finest Japanese ‘hinoki’ cypress, a lemon-scent wood. Take in the view of the garden while soaking in a relaxing bath or refreshing under the shower.
    ・2 x Toilets (1F)
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Local Information

Local Information

A 5-minute walk from UNESCO world heritage site Nijo Castle.
With a grand view of Nijo Castle across the street from ‘Akane-an’, appreciate the history of this neighbourhood.

This machiya is only a few streets away from the main Horikawa Street. With many surrounding bus stops and Karasuma Oike Subway Station only a 7-minute walk away, enjoy easy access to all of Kyoto's sightseeing attractions.

If you are looking to truly experience life as a local, stop by the nearby shopping arcade, “Sanjo Shoutengai”, to pick up fresh produce and local specialties to enjoy at to your machiya house.

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Access Information

Access Information

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FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
-Approximately 20 minutes by Subway:

1) Take the Kyoto Subway (Karasuma Line)
2) Transfer at "Karasuma Oike" Station to the Tozai Line
3) Get off at "Nijojo-mae" Station (Exit 1)
4) Walk to 'Akane-an' (Approximately 6 minutes on foot)
FROM KYOTO STATION BY TAXI
- Approximately 10 minutes
*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)
ADDRESS
172-8 Kajicho Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, 604-8267, Japan