“Hanamachi” District (花街) – also know as a “flower district” when translated literally -- these historical areas are where geiko & maiko entertain customers by performing classical music, dance, and traditional games.
Kyoto is famous for its 5 Hanamachi Districts, with Gion being one of the most well-known & recognizable. Hanamikoji Street is a long street dotted with traditional machiya townhouses, ochaya, and restaurants serving Kyoto cuisine. At the end of this street is Kenninji Temple, an important Zen Buddhist Temple. Turn a few corners from Kenninji to find yourself in front of “Gion-Minami Banka” machiya house.
- ~8 GUESTS
- From 33,000 yen~
A traditional machiya house that can be found in the heart of Gion, come and explore first-hand a neighborhood steeped in Kyoto’s rich history.
“Gion-Minami Banka” borrows its name from a 4-character Japanese idiom「千変万化」(sen-pen-ban-ka), an idiom which refers to “innumerable changes”. You will discover that the machiya house embodies this idea through its design and architecture. While the exterior of Gion-Minami Banka reflects the classic features of many machiya houses – lattice windows and doors, wooden features, ichimonji kawara roof tiles (roof tiles that resemble the kanji character "一"), and earthen walls – its interior showcases the different sides of Japanese culture.
Gion-Minami Banka is found in the ideal location for those who are looking to explore all of Kyoto -- from the famous Kiyomizu Temple to the lesser known Ebisu Jinja Shrine.
If you get an early start to your morning, round the corner towards Kenninji Temple and join a “zazen” experience -- the practice of seated meditation, or take a morning stroll towards Kiyomizu Temple.
In the evening, walk down towards Hanamikoji Street to witness the numerous machiya restaurants light up under the glow of red and white paper lanterns. Yasaka Shrine, which is a 5 minute walk away, offers the occasional outdoor food stall & festivals various times throughout the year.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the JR Nara Line and get off at Tofukuji Station
2) Transfer for the Keihan Line and get off at Gion Shijo Station
3) Walk to Gion Minami Banka (Approximately 5 minutes on foot)
FROM KYOTO STATION BY TAXI
*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)
ADDRESS (IN JAPANESE)
Check out: -10:00
Guest service time: 10:00-20:00
Please inform us in advance if you are due to arrive after 8pm.
ABOUT THE MACHIYA HOUSE
Tucked away in the backstreet of Hanamikoji Street lies a machiya house designed with brown earthen walls, and lattice windows and wooden details.
A spacious area where you can relax and enjoy a meal. The dining room is furnished with a large wooden dining table with Western-style seating.
Stay in for the evening and make use of the fully functional kitchen to make a home-cooked meal prepared with local ingredients.
Adjacent to the kitchen and dining room is the living room. Sink into the sofa and overlook the Japanese garden. The ceiling of this room stretches up towards the second floor to create a bright and dimensional space.
A mix of sleek modern fixtures and traditional Japanese design elements. With a window that looks out onto the garden and a bathtub surrounded by wood, forget about time as you unwind after a day of exploring.
A separate toilet space can be found on the 1st floor, and 2nd floor.
Japanese-style Room (1st floor)
A Japanese-style room complete with tatami flooring, washi (delicate Japanese paper) wallpaper and a skylight to allow natural light to pour into the space.
・Up to 3 futons can be set in this room.
2 twin-sized Western beds are available in this room for your comfort. Unique from the design details of the 1st floor, the walls of this room are a dark blue-grey color, which contrast the sandy colored wood planks of the ceiling.
・2 x Twin-sized Beds
The second Japanese-style room in lined with tatami flooring and shoji doors covering an entire length of a wall.
・Up to 3 x futon bedding can be set here.
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2 (1st Floor x 1; 2nd Floor x 1)
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2 (1st Floor x 1; 2nd Floor x 1)
Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
2 Twin beds & 6 Futon mattress
Cookware / Diningware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 8 guests)
Kitchen cloth & sponge
Floor Heating (1st floor Kitchen/Dining Room area)
Green Tea Leaves, Black Tea Bags & Coffee
Bath towel & Face towel
Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Soap
*No pajamas/yukata will be provided. Please bring your own sleepwear for a pleasant night’s sleep
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.
|2 GUESTS||From 33,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 36,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 39,000 yen per night|
|5 GUESTS||From 42,000 yen per night|
|6 GUESTS||From 45,000 yen per night|
|7 GUESTS||From 48,000 yen per night|
|8 GUESTS||From 51,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 16,500 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 12,000 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 9,750 yen per guest|
|5 GUESTS||From 8,400 yen per guest|
|6 GUESTS||From 7,500 yen per guest|
|7 GUESTS||From 6,800 yen per guest|
|8 GUESTS||From 6,300 yen per guest|
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 :
|1 TO 7 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK-IN DATE||50%|
|8 TO 28 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK-IN DATE||30%|
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.