Ochaya tea houses were once a popular establishment – where customers could converse with geiko & maiko girls, while being entertained by games, and song & dance.
Garaku-an machiya house has been re-designed to resemble these quintessentially Japanese wooden architectures. During the evening, the lattice windows allow for the interior light to faintly trickle through-- recalling a fascinating history and culture. Garaku-an machiya house also resides along the road of the Takasegawa River, providing you with a serene view during your stay in Kyoto.
- ~8 GUESTS
- From 50,000 yen~
Situated on a quiet lane alongside the Takasegawa canal, this spacious machiya will introduce you to the hidden gems of Kyoto.
Garaku-an is found in an ideal location – looking out towards the Takasegawa River -- a calm and serene view.
Cherry blossoms in the spring, bright greenery in the summer, vibrant maple leaves in the autumn, and the crisp air of the winter. From the tsuboniwa garden, you will also be able to enjoy a private atmosphere of the changing Kyoto seasons. Take an early morning stroll up Kiyomizu Temple to avoid the crowds and bask in the quite atmosphere of a temple that has more that 1200 years of history.
Or jump on the Keihan train and venture south of Kyoto Station to where you will find the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Thousands of vermillion torii gates that wind up and down the mountainside, allowing you to delve further into history with each step.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY BUS
1) Exit Kyoto Station (Central Exit)
2) Walk to "Shiokoji Takakura Bus Stop" (5 minutes)
3) Take Bus #205 to "Kawaramachi Gojo" Bus Stop
4) Walk to Garaku-an (Approximately 2 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
From the ichimonji kawara-style roof tiles, to the wooden accents & lattice windows, this machiya is reminiscent of a ochaya establishment.
A small tatami room that connects the living room to the stairs leading up to the 2F. Antique lighting, shoji windows, and wickerwork ceiling decorate this space.
This Japanese room allows you to have a perfect view of the beautiful tsuboniwa garden. As we have set a horigotatsu (low table with sunken floors) you’ll be able to experience a comfortable & traditional Japanese lifestyle.
The kitchen is updated with modern appliances, while the cupboards are filled with antique dish ware — there is even a built-in dishwasher for your convenience. Feel free to cook light meals during your stay.
A large tsuboniwa that perfectly exemplifies the Japanese-style garden allows you to appreciate it’s beauty all year around. Enjoy this view as you relax in the living room, and the 2F bedroom.
A toilet & bathroom is available on each floor, which is perfect for groups both large and small. There are 3 separate toilet areas at this property.
・Bathroom/Shower (1F & 2F)
・Separate Toilet Space (1F x 2 ; 2F x 1)
2F Japanese-style Bedroom ①
From one, you will be able to gaze down towards the Takasegawa river. Both rooms have been beautifully decorated with kyo-karakami wallpaper.
・3 x Japanese futon bedding
2F Japanese-style Bedroom ②
From this Japanese room, you will be able to appreciate the 4 seasons in the tsuboniwa garden down below.
・3 x Japanese futon bedding
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 3 (1st Floor x 2; 2nd Floor x 1)
Bathroom x2 (1st Floor shower & bathtub; 2nd Floor x 1 Shower)
8 Futon mattress
Cookware / Diningware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 8 guests)
Kitchen cloth & sponge
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 50,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 50,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 50,000 yen per night|
|5 GUESTS||From 55,000 yen per night|
|6 GUESTS||From 60,000 yen per night|
|7 GUESTS||From 65,000 yen per night|
|8 GUESTS||From 70,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 25,000 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 16,667 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 12,500 yen per guest|
|5 GUESTS||From 11,000 yen per guest|
|6 GUESTS||From 10,000 yen per guest|
|7 GUESTS||From 9,286 yen per guest|
|8 GUESTS||From 8,7500 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.