"Tsukikusa-an" is located in Miyagawa-cho, right next to the famous and historical Gion. Both Miyagawa-cho and Gion are two of five famous Hanamachi districts (flower districts) of Kyoto.
Many geisha, or geiko, have spent their youths in these hanamachi districts practicing and perfecting their skills in Japan’s traditional and high-class form of entertainment – singing, dancing, musical instruments, and more. You can find subtle reminders of this colourful past throughout the house.
Despite this property being located in the middle of one of Kyoto’s most popular and exciting areas, take one step inside this Machiya and find yourself a world away from the busy city life.
- Up to 6 Guests
- From 27,000 yen~/per night
A kyo-machiya, traditional Japanese townhouse, that is nothing short of intrigue.
This particular kyo-machiya is owned by a former geiko who worked at one of the many お茶や(O-cha-ya) found in Kyoto’s hanamachi districts. Although ochaya can quite literally be translated as “tea house,” it holds a history much more rich and complex than what the name suggests. Even today, ochaya are establishments where these geiko and maiko go to perform high-class entertainment for its patrons.
There are numerous restaurants that serve traditional and modern Kyoto cuisine, some of Kyoto’s most well established shops, and the city’s best sightseeing spots surrounding this Machiya. Fnd yourself a world away whilst walking amongst the stone-cobbled streets and traditional Japanese architecture.
A 5-minute walk will lead you towards two other famous Kyoto “hanamachi” districts: Gion, and Ponto-cho. Walk a little further towards the Kamo River and find yourself at Shijo-Kawaramachi – Kyoto City’s exciting shopping, dining, and nightlife area.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the Keihan Line
2) Get off at “Gion Shijo” Station
3) Walk to Tsukikusa-an (Approximately 5 minutes by 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
Walk towards the end of a narrow alley to find Tsukikusa-an, where you will be greeted by a bright red paper lantern, and traditional lattice doorways.
Slide open the door to reveal an inviting and spacious dining room. The natural light filtering in from the glass-paned entrance doors, and soft light from the shoji screens (paper sliding screens) of the living room creates the perfect atmosphere for you to feel at home in.
For a more traditional experience, the adjacent 和室 (wa-shi-tsu; Japanese-style) living room is available for you to utilize. Look out into the garden, which is filled with greenery quintessential of Japanese gardens that can be appreciated during all seasons.
・2 x futon bedding can be set
Designed with sleek a sleek and modern counter top, use the updated kitchen facilities during your stay. You'll have all of the necessities to cook light meals, and pour yourself a warm cup of coffee or tea.
A small and intimate bathroom area, with a bathtub reminiscent of a traditional Japanese “goemon-buro” awaits for you to unwind in. This is a traditional-style bathtub with a modern twist. Look out into the Japanese garden as you relax after a day of exploring the city, and allow the serene atmosphere to wash over you.
・2 x Toilets (1F & 2F)
2F Western-style Room:
High ceilings, and a large window covered by a shoji screen transform the bedroom into an airy and calm space. An old-fashioned beam that has supported the house from when it was first built serves as a reminder of Tsukikusa’s history.
・2 x Twin-sized Beds
2F Japanese-style Room:
A tatami-lined room that welcomes a flood of natural light. The large window opens up to a balcony from where you can look out towards your surroundings.
・Up to 3 Japanese futon beddings can be set
- Complimentary WIFI Internet
- Plasma TV
(AppleTV: English, Japanese, Chinese Channels)
- Washing machine
- Washing detergent
- Air conditioner (each room)
- Induction Heating Cooker
- Rice cooker
- Cookware / Dining ware
- Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 6 guests)
- Kitchen cloth & sponge
- Kitchen detergent
- Hair dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Toilet x 2
- Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub)
- 2 x Twin-size Beds, 4 x Futon mattresses
- Floor Heating (1F Dining Room, 1F Kitchen)
- Green Tea Leaves, Black Tea Bags & Coffee
- Bath towel & Face towel
- Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Soap
- Cotton set
- Hand 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 6 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 27,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 30,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 33,000 yen per night|
|5 GUESTS||From 36,000 yen per night|
|6 GUESTS||From 39,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 13,500 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 10,000 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 8,250 yen per guest|
|5 GUESTS||From 7,200 yen per guest|
|6 GUESTS||From 6,500 yen per guest|
will charge each guest an accommodation tax effective 1 October, 2018.
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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.