Kohaku-an can be found in an excellent location with easy access to popular sightseeing spots such as Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangen-do, and Fushimi-Inari-Taisha, and it is just one station away from Kyoto station.
Take a morning stroll towards Tofukuji Temple, a 15 minute walk away from the house. This temple that is famous for its brightly colored maple leaves during the autumn season, and lush, vibrant greenery during the spring and summer months. Rare cultural heritage sites, and little-known spots frequented only locals will allow you to re-discover Kyoto.
- ~6 Guests
- From 23,000 yen~/per night
Located in the Higashiyama area, where many of Kyoto's cultural heritage sites remain is a traditional 80 year-old townhouse.
The name 'Kohaku' refers to amber, while 'an' refers to a cozy retreat. This machiya house has been designed to provide a space suitable for both large groups of family and friends, to smaller groups & couples looking for a spacious hideaway.
The rich, golden hue of amber is reflected throughout the house – creating a warm & inviting atmosphere that is perfect to retreat to after a day of exploring Kyoto. With an open floor plan on the first floor, you will also have the opportunity to appreciate the architecture & details of the traditional machiya house.
Located in Higashiyama-- an area of Kyoto where many cultural heritage sites remain. Walk around Kohaku-an's neighborhood to find the local shopping arcade, enjoy the downtown area, and experience a different side of Kyoto. There are numerous bus stops surrounding the property-- take these buses North to visit the famous Silver Pavilion and wander along the "Philosopher's Path". Take the JR Nara Line to visit Uji, a city South of central Kyoto famous for Byodo-in Temple & "matcha" green tea.
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)
FROM KYOTO STATION BY TRAIN
Take the JR Nara Line to “Tofukuji” Station (One Station away)
Walk to Kohaku-an (Approximately 8 minutes on foot)
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
An open, and airy entrance way will welcome you into the house as you open the wooden doors. From here, the natural light peeking through the latticed doors and windows, along with the warm glow of the amber-colored light fixtures will lead you further into the machiya.
A self-contained kitchen with all the conveniences and facilities found in a modern home, we invite you to use these facilities and more during your stay. Stop by the nearby “shoutengai” (a long street lined with various markets and stores) to pick up some locally grown vegetables, and experience life as a local as you cook a delicious meal.
The Japanese maple tree at the center of this “tsuboniwa” garden reflects the changing seasons of Kyoto. “Tobi-ishi,” or small stepping stones, surround the small water basin to provide you with a private & serene space.
The heart of the Japanese home. The living space is fitted with quintessential tatami flooring, while the kitchen features a high ceiling known as a “hibukuro” (originally served as a chimney). All of the furnishings have been custom-made by Kyoto’s finest craftsmen.
When more than 4 guests stay at this machiya, 2 additional futon bedding will be set on the 1st floor.
Dark, wooden fixtures decorate the washroom and bath area to perfectly complement the natural greenery of the “tsuboniwa” garden, which can be seen through the window. Soak in a relaxing bath, and look out towards this point of calm and beauty.
2 toilet areas located on the 1st floor.
A set of stairs will lead you to a Western-style bedroom, and an intimate lounge area. Large windows allow for the natural light to bathe the bedroom with warmth to perfectly complement the golden and orange hues that decorate this machiya.
The Western-style bedroom has 2 single beds and a dressing table. The ceiling features all of the original wooden framework so that you may appreciate the structure and history of Kohaku-an. The “fusuma,” or sliding doors, in this room has a golden color scheme to reflect the name of the house.
From the tatami-lined floors, to the antique furniture detailed with images of bamboo trees in the corner, it is the perfect place for you to reminisce about your day. Although the lounge room is minimalistic in appearance, you will find it to be full of character and warmth.
An additional 2 futon bedding can be set in the lounge area for larger groups.
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Washing machine (Clothes Dryer function included)
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2
Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
2 Twin beds & 4 Futon mattress
Cookware / Diningware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 6 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 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 23,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 26,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 29,000 yen per night|
|5 GUESTS||From 32,000 yen per night|
|6 GUESTS||From 35,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 11,500 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 8,667 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 7,250 yen per guest|
|5 GUESTS||From 6,400 yen per guest|
|6 GUESTS||From 5,833 yen 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.