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A beautifully preserved machiya in the heart of the Shijo district. 8-minute walk to Nishiki Market and central Shijo subway Station Shobu-an Nishiki Ichiba Nishi Honganji Temple Shijo Station Shijo-Omiya Station

Starting From
2 Guests / Per Night (Avg. rate)
34,000 yen

If you would like to make a group reservation for 7 or more 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).
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  • 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.

  • Bedrooms3 Bedroom(s)
  • Beds2 Bed(s)?Single × 0Semi-double × 0Double × 2Sofa × 0
  • Futons4 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:

~ 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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NEW YEAR 2020

Named after the color of the Japanese iris, a deep violet-hued flower, your stay at “Shobu-an” will without a doubt become a highlight of your visit to Kyoto. Located slightly South of the main city center, this machiya house is ideal for families and larger groups of friends and family.

Whilst maintaining the traditional appearance of a Kyo-Machiya, with its paper lanterns, earthen floors, and open-timbered ceiling, this accommodation facility has been converted into a comfortable area decorated with modern Japanese “Wa"-style design. Kyoto machiya illustrate the architectural design of old-fashioned Japanese residences -- which appear small from the outside but extend further back.

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Reserve alongside Suo-an, a neighbouring house, to accommodate up to 14 guests.

Starting From
2 Guests / Per Night
34,000 yen (Avg. rate)
RESERVE NOW Reservations within 3 months Reservations 4~6 months ahead

If you would like to make a group reservation for 7 or more 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:

~ 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.

Winter Special
NEW YEAR 2020
Floor Map
Facilities & Amenities
  • floor85.0㎡
  • 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.

  • Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
  • Beds2 Beds?Single × 0Semi-double × 0Double × 2Sofa × 0
  • Futons4 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

  • Shobu-an 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 'Hikibukuro' 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 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 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 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 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.
    ・2 x Toilets (1F & 2F)
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Local Information

Local Information

An 8 minute walk from the Shijo-Karasuma Station, Kyoto’s bustling city centre, and a 15-minute walk to 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.
Access Information

Access Information

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  • Address
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)
ADDRESS
240 Eiyoji-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto 600-8463
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