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Located near Kyoto's lively downtown Shijo area & a short walk to Nishiki Market & Ponto-cho MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN KYOTO ‘Shobu-an’ Machiya House Nishiki Market Ponto-cho Shijo-Kawaramachi Area Shijo Station Traditional Japanese townhouses

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2 Guests / Per Night
34,000 yen〜 (Avg. rate / Tax Incl.)
  • floor 85.0㎡
  • GUESTS~ 8 Guests ?

    Recommended Stays:

    ~ 6 Guests (Extra Comfort Stay) ~ 8 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.

  • Bedrooms 3 Bedroom(s)
  • Beds 2 Bed(s) ?Single × 0Semi-double × 0Double × 2Sofa × 0
  • Futons 4 Futons
  • Bathroom 1 Bathroom
  • toilet 1 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)
KITCHEN
Refrigerator
Induction Stovetop
Microwave
Toaster
Electric Kettle
Rice Cooker
Cookware
Plates, Cups & Cutlery
Kitchen Cloth, Sponge & Dish Soap
Original MACHIYA Coffee
Green Tea & Black Tea
BATHROOM
Face & Bath Towels
Hair Dryer
Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Soap
Hand Soap
AMENITIES / OTHER
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Razor & Shaving Cream
Cotton Set
Wash Towel
Mini Hairbrush
Free WiFi
TV
Air Conditioner with Heater Function
Washing Machine & Laundry Detergent
Iron & Ironing Board
*Please bring your own pajamas or sleepwear for a pleasant night’s sleep
Click to view this machiya house’s recommended stays and maximum occupancy.

Recommended Stays:

~ 6 Guests (Extra Comfort Stay) ~ 8 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.

*The initial rates shown in the calendar are for single occupancy (1 guest). Update the “Number of Guests” at the top of the calendar, and the rate per person will be displayed according to the number of guests.

‘Shobu-an’ machiya house: a traditional holiday house (vacation rental) fantastically located near downtown Shijo, Nishiki Market and a leisurely walk to the atmospheric lanes of Ponto-cho alley.

Named after the color of the Japanese iris, a deep violet-hued flower, your stay at “Shobu-an” will be the highlight of your visit to Kyoto. Slide open the doors and be greeted by sky-high 'hibukuro' ceilings, spacious kitchen, and traditional Japanese rooms. The larger living room is the perfect place to relax while admiring the Japanese garden, or enjoying a light meal. The Japanese room near the entrance can be used as a bedroom when more than 7 guests stay here.

Head upstairs to the 2F, and find yourself transported another world away. The Western-style room features 2 large queen-size beds, a vanity table, and shoji windows lining the wall. The adjacent room features a tokonoma alcove, quintessential tatami floors, and washi light fixtures. This renovated Kyoto machiya house also includes modern facilities such as WiFi, IH stovetop, washing machine, and more.

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Starting From 2 Guests / Per Night 34,000 yen〜 (Avg. rate / Tax Incl.)
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Reservations are available up to 6 months in advance
(this includes the current month)

*The initial rates shown in the calendar are for single occupancy (1 guest). Update the “Number of Guests” at the top of the calendar, and the rate per person will be displayed according to the number of guests.

Click to view this machiya house’s recommended stays and maximum occupancy.

Recommended Stays:

~ 6 Guests (Extra Comfort Stay) ~ 8 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
  • floor 85.0㎡
  • GUESTS~ 8 Guests ?

    Recommended Stays:

    ~ 6 Guests (Extra Comfort Stay) ~ 8 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.

  • Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • Beds 2 Beds ?Single × 0Semi-double × 0Double × 2Sofa × 0
  • Futons 4 Futons
  • Bathroom 1 Bathroom
  • toilet 1 Toilet(s)
  • WiFiWiFi
  • Floor HeatingFloor Heating
  • KitchenKitchen
  • Electric StoveElectric Stove
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • AmenitiesAmenities
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • IronIron
  • AC (with Heater)AC (with Heater)
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Machiya House Features

Machiya House Features

  • ‘Shobu-an’ Machiya House Iris Colour A vibrant noren curtain welcomes guests into "Shobu-an", which means 'iris'. Enter the house to discover a spacious, traditional machiya house brimming with architectural delights.
  • ‘Shobu-an’ Machiya House 'Hibukuro' chimney A space that once ventilated the kitchen below now fills the machiya with sunlight. Enjoy this openness as you use the fully-equipped kitchen outfitted with a sleek black countertop.


  • ‘Shobu-an’ Machiya House Unique architecture "Shobu-an" is a 'unagi no nedoko' machiya. Meaning "eel's sleeping place", this style of machiya is narrow yet long, with a fresh inner garden at the rear of the house.

  • ‘Shobu-an’ Machiya House Western-style bedroom The light fixture provides a modern take on the traditional Japanese paper lantern. Find a dressing table and mirror in the bedroom, an ideal spot for preparing for the day.
    ・2 x Double beds

  • ‘Shobu-an’ Machiya House Living room Experience traditional Japanese living in a room with earthen white walls and rich dark woodwork. Slide open lattice screen to reveal a private "tsuboniwa" garden.


  • ‘Shobu-an’ Machiya House Bathroom A sophisticated bathroom with Hinoki lemon-scented wood and dark stone tiles. Mirrors that span the entire room add a modern and spacious feel. View the garden from the shower and bath.
    ・1 x Toilets (1F)
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Floor Map
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Local Information

Local Information

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A leisurely walk to the Shijo-Karasuma Station, Kyoto’s bustling city centre, towards Gion.
Conveniently located with easy access to Kyoto Station, and sightseeing areas such as Gion and Kawaramachi, and Nijo Castle. Jump on a bus to visit the famous Golden Pavilion, or take the subway north to visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

From traditional Kyoto-style cuisine, to family-friendly restaurants, "izakaya" Japanese bars, and Western-style restaurants --head towards the Shijo dining district. We recommend stopping by "Nishiki-Market", an outdoor food market located a 10 minute walk away. Pick up local produce, fresh meat and fish, and small side-dishes that will allow you to taste some of Kyoto's best cuisines.

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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 Karasuma Subway Line
2) Get off at “Shijo Station” and leave Exit No. 6
3) Walk to Shobu-an (Approximately 8 minutes by foot)
FROM KYOTO STATION BY TAXI
– Approximately 10 minutes by Taxi (about 3.8 kilometers)
*You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)
240 Eiyoji-cho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8463, Japan

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