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Shikoku-an

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2 Guests / Per Night
28,000 yen~
  • GUESTS~ 4 Guests
  • Bedrooms2 Bedroom(s)
  • Beds2 Bed(s)
  • Futons2 Futons
  • Bathroom1 Bathroom
  • toilet2 Toilet(s)
  • WiFiWiFi
  • Floor HeatingFloor Heating
  • KitchenKitchen
  • Electric StoveElectric Stove
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
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  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • IronIron
  • YukataYukata
  • AC (with Heater)AC (with Heater)

Situated in the heart of Kyoto is a stylish and innovative machiya house. This machiya house is located on a backstreet near the Takasegawa River, one of the most popular cherry blossom spots in Kyoto, and a short walk away the popular Gion area. Shikoku-an is a traditional 90-year-old townhouse that can be identified by its dark, purple-hued “noren" decorating its entranceway.

While many machiya often feature details brown wooden exteriors, and latticework windows and doors, Shikoku-an represents a innovative take on the traditional machiya house. This machiya house retains many traditional components while expressing a sense of modernity through its contrasting white and black, wooden exterior walls. Stay at this beautifully renovated house to experience and uncover a different side of this historical city.

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Starting From
2 Guests / Per Night
28,000 yen~ Reserve Now

Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests. Children under the age of 5 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.

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Facilities & Amenities
  • GUESTS~4 GUESTS
  • Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
  • Beds2 Beds
  • Futons2 Futons
  • Bathroom1 Bathroom
  • toilet2 Toilet(s)
  • WiFiWiFi
  • Floor HeatingFloor Heating
  • KitchenKitchen
  • Electric StoveElectric Stove
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • AmenitiesAmenities
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • IronIron
  • YukataYukata
  • AC (with Heater)AC (with Heater)
Floor Map
Floor Map
Room Features

Room Features

  • Shikoku-an Entrance: A machiya with an exterior not commonly associated with the traditional machiya style — its white walls are coated with “shikkui,” or stucco, which is often used by craftsmen to coat the walls of temples, shrines, and traditional houses.
  • Shikoku-an Living Room: Much of the interior is made from Japanese cypress and other natural materials native to Kyoto. The rooms are finished with a classic clay wall and plaster techniques– all combined to create a space where you can feel the warmth that is friendly to both the people and environment.
  • Shikoku-an Kitchen: Hidden behind a set of sliding “shoji” doors is a fully functioning kitchen, where you will be able to cook light meals with ingredients from the local supermarket. This kitchen opens up into the living room to allow any number of guests to cook and dine together within the same space.
  • Shikoku-an Garden/Smaller Japanese Room: This smaller tatami room has a clear view of the “tsuboniwa,” or Japanese garden. The large windows allow a flood of natural light to brighten the space.
    ・1 x Japanese futon bedding can be set

  • Shikoku-an Bathroom: Enjoy bathing in a “Hinoki buro,” a bathtub designed and crafted using the Japanese cypress wood. The golden hue of the Hinoki wood radiates warmth that will allow for you to refresh after a long day of sightseeing.
    ・Bathtub/Shower
    ・2 x Toilets (1F)
  • Shikoku-an 2F Western-Style Room: The wooden floor is made of pinewood, and painted dark brown using the renowned “fuki-urushi” technique. This traditional technique involves painting and wiping off “urushi,” or Japanese lacquer, multiple times to make the grain glossy and smooth.
    ・2 x Twin-sized Beds
  • Shikoku-an 2F Japanese-Style Bedroom: A lounge room can also be found on the second floor. Lined with tatami flooring, and encased by traditional mud walls (jyuraku kabe), this room showcases another aspect of the washitsu (Japanese room).
    ・1 x Japanese futon bedding can be set here
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Local Information

Local Information

"Shikoku-an" is the perfect place to experience the energy of both a modern and traditional Kyoto.
A machiya house full of history and character, Shikoku-an will offer you a unique experience during you time in Kyoto. Shikoku-an is conveniently located near several main streets that offer numerous transportation options and walking distance to many sightseeing attractions.

Take the subway and head towards Nijo Castle, an impressive compound with an inner palace that was once the home of many powerful "Shogun" leaders. Or jump on a bus and visit the Arashiyama area, famous for not only its bamboo forest, but impressive mountains which provide a colorful backdrop during the autumn months.

Stop by Gion -- where kimono-clad "maiko" and "geiko" are frequently spotted on Hanamikoji Street, and the traditional cobbled streets of Ponto-cho. These streets are lined with bustling restaurants and bars, as are the popular shopping centers on the corner of Kawaramachi and Shijo streets and the exciting Nishiki food market.
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Access Information

Access Information

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FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
-Approximately 15 minutes by Subway:
1. Take the Subway Karasuma Line to “Shijo Station”
2. Transfer to the Hankyu Line.
3. Get off at “Kawaramachi” Station
4. Walk to Shikoku-an (Approximately 6 minutes on foot)
FROM KYOTO STATION BY TAXI
– Approximately 10 minutes by Taxi
*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)
ADDRESS
293-7 Shimogyo-ku, Shimizucho Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi 600-8025
PHONE (DOMESTIC)
050 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
PHONE (INTERNATIONAL)
+81 50 3786 2009 (10:00am-19:00pm)
EMAIL
info@kyoto-machiya-inn.com
OPERATING HOURS
Check in: 15:00-20:00
Check out: -10:00
Guest service time: 10:00-20:00
Please inform us in advance if you are due to arrive after 8pm.
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Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests. Children who do not require Bedsding will not be included within the total number of guests. *Certain restrictions will apply. Please ask our staff members for more details.