. Sumihotaru Oboro - MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN | Traditional Holiday Rental Houses in KYOTO, Japan
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Opulent black and soft light. A luxurious, expansive machiya 2 train stations away from Kyoto Stn. MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN KyotoSumihotaru Oboro Kyoto Aquarium Kyoto Station Nishi Honganji Temple Umekoji Park

Starting From
2 Guests / Per Night (Avg. rate)
28,000 yen

If you would like to make a reservation for 5 guests, please contact our staff directly.

Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests.
Click the reservation button above to be redirected to our ‘Official Reservation Page’. (A separate tab will appear.)
Hotel Payment PolicyWe ask all guests to make a full accommodation payment to confirm a machiya house reservation. Children's PolicyChildren 5 years of age and under, who do not require bedding, do not need to be included within the total number of adults (may stay free of charge).
If a child will require a separate bedding, they will be considered as one (1) additional adult guest. In this case, please include the child in the total number of ‘adults per room’ when making your reservation (they will be charged as an adult).
  • floor64.45㎡
  • GUESTS~ 5 Guests?

    Recommended Stays:

    ~ 4 Guests (Extra Comfort Stay) ~ 5 Guests (Maximum Occupancy Stay)*

    *This machiya house has obtained a Hotel Business License issued by the Kyoto City Government with permission to accommodate the maximum number of guests as indicated above.

  • Bedrooms2 Bedroom(s)
  • Beds2 Bed(s)?Single × 2Semi-double × 0Double × 0Sofa × 0
  • Futons3 Futons
  • Bathroom1 Bathroom
  • toilet2 Toilet(s)
  • WiFiWiFi
  • Floor HeatingFloor Heating
  • KitchenKitchen
  • Electric StoveElectric Stove
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • TVTV
  • Apple TVApple TV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • AmenitiesAmenities
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • IronIron
  • AC (with Heater)AC (with Heater)
Click to view this machiya house’s recommended stays and maximum occupancy.

Recommended Stays:

~ 4 Guests (Extra Comfort Stay) ~ 5 Guests (Maximum Occupancy Stay)*

*This machiya house has obtained a Hotel Business License issued by the Kyoto City Government with permission to accommodate the maximum number of guests as indicated above.

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Inspired by the gentle glimmer of fireflies against a serene black night. “Sumihotaru Oboro” is an innovative take on the traditional Kyoto machiya, where the interplay between light and dark turns traditional design into a dramatic, luxurious space.

Warm natural light illuminates each room of the machiya to highlight the rich textures in the wood and stonework, creating a sophisticated ambiance. A traditional Japanese room with a gorgeous silver leaf wall, and an expansive 2nd floor bedroom with a sky-high ceilings and exposed architecture await you.

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Reserve alongside Sumihotaru Honoka, a neighbouring house, to accommodate up to 10 guests.

Starting From
2 Guests / Per Night
28,000 yen (Avg. rate)
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If you would like to make a reservation for 5 guests, please contact our staff directly.

Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests.
Click the reservation button above to be redirected to our ‘Official Reservation Page’. (A separate tab will appear.)
Hotel Payment PolicyWe ask all guests to make a full accommodation payment to confirm a machiya house reservation. Children's PolicyChildren 5 years of age and under, who do not require bedding, do not need to be included within the total number of adults (may stay free of charge).
If a child will require a separate bedding, they will be considered as one (1) additional adult guest. In this case, please include the child in the total number of ‘adults per room’ when making your reservation (they will be charged as an adult).
Click to view this machiya house’s recommended stays and maximum occupancy.

Recommended Stays:

~ 4 Guests (Extra Comfort Stay) ~ 5 Guests (Maximum Occupancy Stay)*

*This machiya house has obtained a Hotel Business License issued by the Kyoto City Government with permission to accommodate the maximum number of guests as indicated above.

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Facilities & Amenities
  • floor64.45㎡
  • GUESTS~ 5 Guests?

    Recommended Stays:

    ~ 4 Guests (Extra Comfort Stay) ~ 5 Guests (Maximum Occupancy Stay)*

    *This machiya house has obtained a Hotel Business License issued by the Kyoto City Government with permission to accommodate the maximum number of guests as indicated above.

  • Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
  • Beds2 Beds?Single × 2Semi-double × 0Double × 0Sofa × 0
  • Futons3 Futons
  • Bathroom1 Bathroom
  • toilet2 Toilet(s)
  • WiFiWiFi
  • Floor HeatingFloor Heating
  • KitchenKitchen
  • Electric StoveElectric Stove
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • AmenitiesAmenities
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • IronIron
  • AC (with Heater)AC (with Heater)
Floor Map
Floor Map
Room Features

Room Features

  • Sumihotaru Oboro Inner courtyard Relish in the feeling of entering your own private hideaway as you walk through the inner courtyard filled with Japanese ferns and delicate moss.
  • Sumihotaru Oboro Enter a bold machiya Slide open the front door to a stylish kitchen and dining space with rose gold fixtures. Adjacent is a Japanese living room with a wall adorned with brushed silver leafing.
    ・Additional wash basin
    ・Washing machine with dryer function
  • Sumihotaru Oboro Textured woodwork From the wooden ‘ranma’ decorative detail above the living room entranceway, to the wooden ceiling painted in brilliant black, appreciate the details of Japanese craftsmanship.
    ・Up to 3 x Japanese futon bedding
  • Sumihotaru Oboro Deluxe Western bedroom Appreciate the high ceilings and traditional architecture of this room as you relax on the sofa.
    ・2 x Twin beds
    ・TV
    ・Sofa
  • Sumihotaru Oboro Modern ‘tokonoma’ Enjoy this modern take on the classic ‘tokonoma’ alcove, a traditional feature of machiya houses. The curved architecture adds softness and light into the space.
  • Sumihotaru Oboro Beautiful bathroom Luxuriate in this bathroom that looks onto the private inner courtyard below. A deep bathtub and rainfall shower await you in the morning, or after a day of exploring Kyoto.
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Local Information

Local Information

Fantastic transportation access - a short walk from JR Tambaguchi Station, 2 stations from the main Kyoto Station.
“Sumihotaru Oboro” is located in the former geiko and teahouse ‘hanamachi’ district of Shimabara. Take in the atmosphere of this historical neighbourhood as you explore the local area.

A 6-minute walk from “Sumihotaru Oboro” you will find the Kyoto City Central Wholesale Market - Kyoto’s local fish market. Witness the tuna auction starting from 5AM, or explore the surrounding area a little later in the morning. Sushi restaurants, bakeries and small stalls selling vegetables and kitchenware dot the neighbourhood.

UNESCO world heritage site Nishi Honganji Temple is a 4-minute walk, or visit the famous bamboo forests of Arashiyama and Nijo Castle.
Access Information

Access Information

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  • Address
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
Approximately 12 minutes:
① Take the JR Sanin Main Line (Sagano Line) train.
② Get off at Tambaguchi Station.
③ Walk 8 min. (650m) to "Sumihotaru Oboro".
FROM KYOTO STATION BY BUS
Approximately 14 minutes:
① Take the #206 "Kitaoji Bus Terminal" bus from Kyoto Station.
② Get off at Shimabaraguchi Bus Stop.
③ Walk 4 min. (300m) to "Sumihotaru Oboro".
FROM KYOTO STATION BY TAXI
Approximately 10 minutes (about 2.5 km; taxi fare 1100 yen)
*You can get to Kyoto Station from Kansai International Airport by Kansai-Airport Express “HARUKA” train (approximately 80 minutes by train).
ADDRESS
176-1 Urakatacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8822, Japan
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