Geppaku, "月白" -- translates to "the color of moonlight.”
Large sliding doors are designed with a pattern that conjures up images of moonlight shining through the evening clouds-- a design reminiscent of the machiya's name, “Geppaku-an”. Although Geppaku-an is located on the main street of Sanjo-dori, this kyo-machiya house is surrounded by a calm and peaceful atmosphere. To the East is a small river, and lush green trees that surround the “Nanzenji Incline”. Walk a little North of your machiya house to visit Heian Jingu Shrine -- a large shrine complex that is famous for its cherry blossom trees & autumn festival, “Jidai Matsuri”.
- ~6 GUESTS
- From 30,0000 yen~
A machiya house decorated with custom-made furniture -- "Geppaku-an" will offer an experience that cannot be experienced anywhere else.
This traditional Kyoto house is located to the north of Gion, and to the east of the main shopping & dining area. It is the perfect place for guest who are looking to truly immerse themselves in the local lifestyle, and escape from the busy city life.
With several subway stations nearby, you’ll be able to explore every corner of Kyoto city with ease. Head “Higashiyama” Station, a short 10 minute walk, to visit many sightseeing areas to the West of Geppaku-an. Take the Kyoto City bus, using the one-day pass, to travel up and down the city -- you can visit the famous bamboo forest of Arashiyama, or the always popular red “torii” gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine.
During your stay, we recommend that you stop by the “Furukawa-cho Shoutengai” -- a long shopping arcade that is a few minutes walk away from “Geppaku-an”. You’ll find local shops and markets, along with cafes & restaurants serving local dishes along the entire length of the street. Have a taste of local life during your stay in Kyoto!
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the Kyoto Subway (Karasuma Line)
2) Transfer at "Karasuma-Oike" Station to the Tozai Line
3) Get off at "Higashiyama" Station (Exit 1)
4) Walk to Geppaku-an (Approximately 7 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
The inside of the entranceway features a ceiling with decorative crosspieces and a sloping ceiling under the roof. Direct sunlight pours into the window from the south. From here, you can admire the view of the antique wooden door and white plaster walls.
Japanese Living Room (1F)
The living room is the room located farthest from the road. The windows facing the interior garden have “yukimi shouji,” or traditional paper screens that are attached to the top half of the windows, leaving the bottom half of the windows uncovered to offer an unobstructed view of the garden.
・3 x futon bedding can be set here
Japanese-style Room (1F)
This room reflects how the surrounding area of the machiya is dotted with temples, but also features Western inspired styles such as the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
・1 x futon bedding can be set here
The interior garden is an important area of the Kyoto machiya, where wind and light penetrate a small, confined space. The lush green garden can be seen through the window below the paper screen. At night, the garden can be lit up to offer a different kind of enchanting view.
Enjoy a luxurious bath that will make you forget about the stresses of everyday life. A modern bathroom waits for you to soak in a warm bath and soothe your body from the day's travels, and offers you a space to gaze into the beautiful interior garden. The washroom adjacent features an antique framed mirror hanging above the sink.
・ 1 x bathtub/shower
・ 1 x toilet on the 1F
The kitchen is decorated with antique fixtures and furnishings. The look and design of the antique fixtures integrated within the Japanese ambience permeates the house.
The custom made sliding doors open to unveil the bedroom. The high ceiling extends to the roof giving the room a more open and spacious feel. The history of the house is evidenced by the alcove and the area surrounding, both of which have been there since the house was first built.
・2 x twin sized-beds on the 2F
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Cookware / Dining ware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 6 guests)
Kitchen cloth & sponge
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 1 (1st Floor and 2nd Floor)
Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub)
2 x Twin-size Beds, & 4 Futon mattresses
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 6 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 27,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 31,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 35,000 yen per night|
|5 GUESTS||From 39,000 yen per night|
|6 GUESTS||From 43,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 13,500 per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 10,333 per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 8,750 per guest|
|5 GUESTS||From 7,800 per guest|
|6 GUESTS||From 7,167 per guest|
will charge each guest an accommodation tax effective 1 October, 2018.
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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.