Found in a prime location, the work of countless skilled craftsmen has bestowed new life within this traditional machiya house.
Beautifully furnished with a low table made of natural red cedar wood, delicately thin papered doors, and tatami mat flooring that stretch across the room. Each material has been carefully hand-selected to embrace the original design and architecture. From the colors to the texture of each design element, together they will inspire your time in Kyoto.
A river lined with the yanagi weeping willow trees, bright green in the spring, the flickering of fireflies in the summer, and a blanket of white snow in the winter. Simply look out from the bedroom window to see the majestic changes in scenery through the seasons.
- ~4 GUESTS
- From 30,000 yen~/per night
Wake up within a traditional Japanese house to the soothing sounds of the Shirakawa River.
This machiya house is perfect for those who would like to explore Kyoto on foot. Close enough to the beautifully preserved streets of Gion, simply follow the Shirakawa River south to find yourself in the midst of Hanamikoji Street.
Head north, and you’ll discover not only countless temples & shrines, but the Kyoto Municipal Museum (that showcases amazing exhibits year-around), and Kyoto City Zoo. Whether you are walking, biking, or taking city transport, you’ll have the best access to many of Kyoto’s most treasured attractions.
If you would like to truly explore the local neighborhood, there is no better way that heading to the neighborhood Furukawa shotengai (a shopping arcade with markets, restaurants, and more). A retro shotengai that is still flourishing, you’ll find supermarkets still managed by friendly shop owners for more than 50 years, fish markets, tiny eateries and more.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the Karasuma Line and get off Karasuma-Oike Station
2) Transfer for the Tozai Line and get off at Higashiyama Station (Exit 1)
3) Walk to Umenoki-an (Approximately 5 minutes on 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
Known as an “Eel’s sleeping place” (うなぎの寝床), the layout of these machiya houses are unique in that while at first glance long & narrow, you will discover more the further you delve into the house.
In the past, these kudo areas functioned as not only an entranceway, but a kitchen. The design of this area allows you to enter with your shoes on (contrary to general Japanese culture), to seamlessly blend the architecture with the surrounding neighborhood.
A large kitchen countertop, and windows that cover the entire length of the wall — this airy & brights space is the perfect place for you to make light meals during your stay.
Japanese Room (1st Floor):
Look up towards the ceiling, and you will see a variety of materials (a mixture of texture and color), a large beam that stretches across the room, and wickerwork pattern that help in bringing a sense of warmth to the atmosphere.
・2 x Japanese futon bedding can be set
From the Japanese room, the window frames the quaint tsuboniwa garden. Featuring a traditional water fountain, Japanese moss, and lush greenery helps to bring liveliness and calm to the house.
Pass through the garden to find a private bathroom in the back. Maintaining the original layout & structure of the house, we have updated the bathroom facilities– this charming feature allows you to experience an outdoor “ofuro” (bath).
・1 x Toilet (1F)
2F Japanese-style Room:
A small, and intimate room on the 2nd Floor. From the otafuku windows, you’ll have a picturesque view of the Shirakawa River trickling gently below.
・2 x Japanese futon bedding can be set
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 1
Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub)
4 Futon mattress
Cookware / Dining ware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 4 guests)
Kitchen cloth & sponge
Green Tea Leaves, Black Tea Bags & Coffee
Bath towel & Face towel
Shampoo, Conditioner & Body 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 4 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 30,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 33,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 36,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 15,000 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 11,000 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 9,000 yen per guest|
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.