Immerse yourself in the tradition and beauty of an authentic machiya of Kyoto. This 120 year-old Kyoto machiya is located on a quiet stone-paved street, just 520 meters from World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle.
World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle, once served as the residence of the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto, who ruled over Japan for more than 260 years. It now houses over 1,000 important cultural treasures that are a testament to the prosperity and power of the Tokugawa shogun era. "Akane-an" lies just below the south east side of this historic castle. Amidst the concrete buildings, which show the changes that have taken place over time, this kyo-machiya continues to convey a sense of history.
- ~4 GUESTS
- From 26,000 yen~
World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle, once served as the residence of the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto, who ruled over Japan for more than 260 years.
Situated on a stone-paved street, a regal 120 year-old machiya, with white plastered walls and traditional “mushikado” windows accented with black lattice screens await you. The inside of the machiya paints a picture of warmth, delicacy, and beauty that is intrinsic to the design of the building. This machiya provides a tranquil area to rest, and forget about the outside world.
This Kyo-machiya is only a few streets away from the main Horikawa Street. Numerous bus stops, and the Kyoto city subway allow for easy access between the house and surrounding sightseeing attractions. With the grand view of Nijo Castle across the way, you will no doubt be able to appreciate the history, which permeates this neighborhood.
Nearby, you will find a “shoutengai” (local shopping arcade) that is filled with restaurants, small shops, supermarkets, cafes, and more.
If you are looking to truly experience life as a local within Kyoto, stop by the “Sanjo Shoutengai” to pick up fresh produce & local eats to bring back to your machiya house. Stop by in the morning to visit the family-owned bakery for a morning meal and spend time in your machiya house looking out into the garden while enjoying a relaxing meal.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the Kyoto Subway (Karasuma Line)
2) Transfer at "Karasuma Oike" Station to the Tozai Line
3) Get off at "Nijojo-mae" Station (Exit 1)
4) Walk to Akane-an (Approximately 6 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 8 pm
ABOUT THE MACHIYA HOUSE
The stone-paved streets that are just outside the lattice screen can be seen from here. A small light that shines through the lattice slats interplays shadow and light — a uniquely machiya sight that is beautiful to behold. The sunken counter seating provides a relaxing setting to drink tea and read books, or write letters during a quiet Kyoto evening.
The restored “hibukuro,” or high ceiling, formerly functioned as a means of releasing the smoke and heat from the kitchen furnace below. Now, the high ceiling serves as a way of letting in additional light from the skylight above. The kitchen also has a refurbished antique cupboard, which contains traditional dishes and silverware.
Japanese plum, Cedar trees, and a “tsukubai” (a stone basin often featured in gardens is used to purify the hands) complete the design of this traditional garden. It will offer you a quiet, peaceful area, while surrounded by greenery during your stay in Akane-an.
The bathroom is lined with the finest Japanese Cypress wood (hinoki wood), from where visitors can take in a beautiful view of the “tsuboniwa” garden. Enjoy the changes of each seasons while soaking in a relaxing bath. There are 2 toilets, 1 shower/bathtub, and 1 washroom located on the 1st floor.
The Japanese-style living room is lined with traditional tatami mats, from where you can also gaze out into the Japanese garden. If you look up, you can appreciate a traditional “ajiro-tenjo” ceiling — where Japanese wood is woven to create a wickerwork pattern.
Up to 2 Japanese futon bedding can be set here.
Exposed high ceilings, and an old, wooden beam reflect the history and unique architecture of this machiya house. Sliding “shoji” windows (delicately thin Japanese paper) allows for the natural light to fill the room, and reflect off of the dark wooden accents found throughout the space. You will find twin beds in this room that can sleep 2 guests.
Adjacent to this room is the tatami-lined Japanese bedroom. Use this room as a cozy sitting room, or a place to relax in after an exciting day of exploring the city.
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2 (1st floor x 2)
Bathroom x 1 (Separate shower & bathtub)
4 Futon mattress
Cookware / Diningware
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 26,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 29,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 32,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 13,000 per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 9,667 per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 8,000 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.