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6-minute walk from the Gion geiko area, Shijo-Kawaramachi, and Ponto-cho area - Kyoto's most atmospheric dining district Shikoku-an Gion Area Gion-Shijo Station Gion-Shirakawa Hanamikoji Street Kiyomizu-Gojo Station Nishiki Ichiba Ponto-cho Sanjo Station Shijo-Kawaramachi Area Shijo Station Yasaka Temple

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2 Guests / Per Night (Avg. rate)
29,000 yen
  • GUESTS~ 4 Guests
  • Bedrooms2 Bedroom(s)
  • Beds2 Bed(s)?Single × 2Semi-double × 0Double × 0Sofa × 0
  • Futons2 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
  • YukataYukata
  • AC (with Heater)AC (with Heater)

Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests. Children 5 years of age and under, who do not require bedding, do not need to be included within the total number of guests.

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
29,000 yen (Avg. rate)

Rates will vary depending on season, date, and number of guests. Children 5 years of age and under, who do not require bedding, do not need to be included within the total number of guests.

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Facilities & Amenities
  • GUESTS~4 GUESTS
  • Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
  • Beds2 Beds?Single × 2Semi-double × 0Double × 0Sofa × 0
  • 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)
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Floor Map
Room Features

Room Features

  • Shikoku-an Unique and stylish machiya In the Shijo-Kawaramachi neighbourhood lies a bold machiya with a special dark grey ‘shikkui’ exterior. Walk past the deep purple ‘noren’ curtain to discover an elegant machiya.
  • Shikoku-an Traditional living area With cypress woodwork and clay walls, be transported a world away as you appreciate the traditional and natural materials used in this exquisitely preserved machiya. Open the sliding doors to reveal a kitchen.
    ・Washing machine
  • Shikoku-an Japanese room and garden view Featuring a view of the ‘tsuboniwa’ garden with a water basin and stone lantern, find a Japanese room with tatami flooring
    ・Up to 1 x Japanese futon bedding
  • Shikoku-an Hinoki bathroom Refresh under the shower or relax in the “Hinoki buro,” a bathtub crafted using fragrant cypress wood. Let the rich, golden colour to bathe you in warmth and calm.
    ・2 x toilets
  • Shikoku-an Western-style bedroom The deep purple colour continues into the bedroom, creating a stylish and calming space. Notice the wooden floor finished with glossy lacquer using the traditional “fuki-urushi” technique.
    ・2 x Twin beds
  • Shikoku-an Japanese lounge room Along with, tatami flooring, this room showcases another architectural aspect of Japanese-style rooms with its traditional ‘jyuraku kabe’ mud walls.
    ・Up to 1 x Japanese futon bedding
    ・TV
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Local Information

Local Information

Walk to the traditional Gion and the bustling Shijo-Kawaramachi dining and shopping district in under 10 minutes. The perfect place to experience the energy of both a modern and traditional Kyoto.
Conveniently located near several main streets, access sightseeing attractions on foot or by public transportation.

Take the subway and head towards Nijo Castle, or jump on a bus and visit the Arashiyama bamboo forest, and picturesque mountians. 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.
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