The perfect machiya townhouse for those looking for convenient access to Kyoto’s most popular districts (Kawaramachi & Gion), as well as peace and quiet during their vacation.
Just take a small journey into a small backstreet to find this Kyoto machiya with its lattice windows and traditional entranceway curtain.
This machiya's name "Seijian" is derived from the term "seiji" or the blue-green pattern found in many Japanese pottery. With this in mind, the wallpaper, which decorates the living room walls, represents this same hue through design. The "yukimishouji," or sliding paper doors, can be pushed upwards to allow you to enjoy the interior garden with every season. Enjoy the interplay of light as it reflects throughout the house to truly appreciate the traditional architecture of the machiya house.
- ~4 Guests
- From 26,000 yen~/per night
"Seiji-an" evokes a sense of adventure, while embodying an air of refinement.
Gion, Kyoto. One of the beautifully preserved historical area of Kyoto city -- with traditional houses and shops lining the streets, paper lanterns lighting up the night, and home to wonderful restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Although this machiya can be found in one of the most popular districts of Kyoto, you'll be transported a world away during your stay in this machiya house.
Take an early morning stroll along the Kamogawa River, a short 5 minute walk away. In the spring, the river will be lined with the beautiful sight of pink cherry blossom trees, while summer offers cool shade of the lush green trees.
At night you can relax and enjoy Gion’s nighttime scene, as paper lanterns light up the stone-cobbled streets -- offering you a completely different side of this beautiful city. The famous Minamiza Kabuki Theatre is around the corner, while the picturesque & historical street of "Hanamikoji" is a 1 minute walk away. Forget about time as you take in the atmosphere, and enjoy every moment of your Kyoto trip.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the Subway Karasuma Line
2) Get off at “Shijo Station”
3) Transfer Hankyu Line and get off at “Kawaramachi” Station
4) Walk to Seiji-an (Approximately 6 minute 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
With its lattice windows and wooden doors, and traditional entranceway, Seiji-an is the epitome of refinement. Journey through a small alleyway, and find yourself a world away from the busy Gion streets.
In contrast to the narrow entrance of the house, the ceiling stretches up two floors to create an open and airy atmosphere. The luxurious black stone flooring will lead you to three different areas of the house.
The name, “Seiji-an,” derives from the term “seiji,” a blue-green pattern found on many Japanese potteries.Enjoy the different views and patterns as the natural light and paper lantern lighting reflects off of the beautiful wallpaper. View the tsuboniwa garden — a distinct feature of the machiya.
・Up to 2 x Japanese futon bedding can be set
Walk under the low rounded doorway to enter the gently lit-up two tatami room. This tearoom was designed as a way to create a harmonious flow between the living room and entranceway. It is a cozy space for you to unwind in and have a sense of peace by yourself.
The kitchen is fitted with a sleek, black counter top and modern kitchen fixture. With enough space for you to prepare your own meals using ingredients picked up from Nishiki Market or the local supermarket, you will be able to cook a Kyoto-inspired home cooked meal any time.
From the large bath you can gaze out into the garden while taking a relaxing soak. It is a quintessential Japanese experience that will help you forget about your everyday life.
・2 x Toilets (1F & 2F)
2F Western-style Room:
The warm sunlight that shines from the skylight window in the hallway leads to a bedroom with orderly lattice sliding doors and a beautiful sloping ceiling.
・2 x Twin-sized Beds
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2
Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
2 Twin beds & 2 Futon mattress
Plates, Cups & Cutlery
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 4 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 26,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 29,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 32,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 13,000 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 9,667 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 8,000 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.