Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, was spared from any major destruction during the second World War -- allowing for traces of its past and history of the ancient capital to still be revered and marvelled at today.
The 京町家 (kyo-machiya house) is just one of many cultural wonders that still remain within Kyoto to this day. Found to the east of the Kamogawa River, and with convenient access to some of Kyoto’s most well-known and hidden gems throughout the city.
This Kyoto-style machiya house, built over 100 years ago, captures the tradition and unique history of the city. By carefully renovating the architecture, and incorporating both traditional and modern elements, the charm and design of Masarigusa will provide you with a serene space within the bustling city.
- ~8 Guests
- From 50,000 yen~/per night
Artfully renovated with an interior that perfectly complements its historical neighborhood, this machiya is a luxurious retreat designed to be your home during your stay in Kyoto.
Masarigusa Machiya House is a short 5 minute walk away from Sanjo Station.
To the east is Nanzenji Temple, and to the west is Kamogawa River. Visit Nijo-jo Castle, Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion), and the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple-- all within a 20 minute bus ride away.
Walk to the beautifully preserved Gion area, explore the streets of Ponto-cho, and marvel at all of the culinary delights that are offered at Nishiki Ichiba Market (a lively outdoor market). You’ll also find the impressive Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Jingu Shrine, and Yasaka Shrine all within a walking distance of 15 minutes.
In addition to historical sightseeing attractions there are also plenty of opportunities for you to learn about modern-day culture with Kyoto’s numerous museums, aquariums, and zoos.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the Kyoto Subway (Karasuma Line)
2) Get off at “Karasuma Oike” Station
3) Transfer for the Keihan Line and get off at “Sanjo” Station
4) Walk to Masarigusa (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
Found along Nioumon-dori Street, its distinct mushikado windows & tsushi-nikai architecture allow this machiya house to stand out. Restored with ichimon-kawara roof tiling, and intricately-designed kiku-kawara (“masarigusa” is also known as “kiku”).
Cleverly utilizing space, the area beneath the stairs has been converted into the kitchen. With updated facilities, and all of the essentials available, you’ll be able to comfortably cook and enjoy your meals during your stay.
・Floor heating available in this room
An abundance of natural light filters through the large mushikado & lattice windows to reveal a large, expansive space. Traditional paper lanterns, decorated with gold & silver leafing, provide an ethereal light and calming atmosphere.
・Dining Table, 6 x Chairs
・Floor heating available in this room
1F Japanese-Style Room
Separating the washitsu and dining room is a papered sliding door decorated with masarigusa decals. The earthen walls have been finished using a technique that plays up the light and shadow.
・The Japanese low table includes sunken-floor seating, allowing you to stretch your legs out.
・3 x Japanese Futon bedding can be set
Walls covered in slate-colored tiling is complemented by the inviting wooden bathtub. Take in the sight of the tsuboniwa garden as you soak in the bath.
・Bathtub & Shower (1F)
・Toilet (1F & 2F)
Taking inspiration from Hasegawa Tohaku’s ink-painted “Pine Trees” (Hasegawa, a well-known painter of the early Edo period) this garden uses an abundance of Japanese red pine to create a beautiful and serene garden. The stone tiling embedded in the ground are from when the house was first built.
2F Japanese-Style Room
This tatami-lined bedroom, with paper-sliding doors feature Kyo-karakami paper (delicately thin, handmade paper with traditional design). From the ceiling hangs artwork reminiscent of a kamidana (Shinto altar), which is both playful and mysterious.
・Up to 3 Japanese-style futon bedding can be set
2F Western-style Room
Pass through the outdoor corridor to enter the Western-Style room.
With its hardwood flooring, and kamikara paper covering the entire length of one wall, this room will evoke a sense of nostalgia.
・2 x Twin Beds
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2 (1st Floor x 1; 2nd Floor x 1)
Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub; 2nd Floor shower only)
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 50,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 55,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 60,000 yen per night|
|5 GUESTS||From 65,000 yen per night|
|6 GUESTS||From 70,000 yen per night|
|7 GUESTS||From 75,000 yen per night|
|8 GUESTS||From 80,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 25,000 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 18,333 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 15,000 yen per guest|
|5 GUESTS||From 13,000 yen per guest|
|6 GUESTS||From 11,667 yen per guest|
|7 GUESTS||From 10,714 yen per guest|
|8 GUESTS||From 10,000 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.