Orimono (織物) refers to textiles or woven fabrics— a word often used when describing kimono wear and obi belts. Requiring the skills and techniques of a team of craftsmen, and made on large traditional looms, this craft of textile arts has had a long held history in Kyoto.
Kyoto boasts a textile district, known as Nishijin, where the intricately designed obi sashes, and kimono fabrics are hand-woven with incredible detail. Ayaginu machiya house celebrates the history and craft of the orimono by incorporating these designs within its light fixtures, zabuton cushions, and more. Delicate paper lanterns illuminate the tatami-lined rooms, kimono fabric line the inside of a lighting fixture above the stairs, and bright greenery that change color with every season within the tsubinowa garden.
- ~8 GUESTS
- From 33,000 yen~
Incorporating the vibrant colors and exquisite textures of textiles throughout this traditional house, this private retreat will impress with its understated elegance.
Within walking distance of Kyoto Station, this ideally located traditional machiya house will become your private home away from home. Each room of Ayaginu has been meticulously designed — from the lighting fixtures, textures of the walls, to the wall art, and more. You will be able to truly appreciate the architecture and craftsmanship of this historical house during your stay in Kyoto.
Walk to Shosei-en Garden in the afternoon, and marvel at the beauty that is the UNESCO World Heritage site Nishihongan-ji Temple. In the evening, have a relaxing dinner at a traditional Japanese Kaiseki restaurant.
For longer stays in Kyoto, we recommend heading south of Kyoto Station to Uji City, or traveling north towards Kurama to explore the mountain side. Because of its close location to Kyoto Station, you'll be able to explore every inch of this unique country.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Exit Kyoto Station; Central Exit (中央出口)
2) Walk to Ayaginu (Approximately 8 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
The 1st Floor features a wooden awning and degoushi (lattice wooden windows and doors), which conjure up an undeniably Kyoto-esque image. Look up towards the top floor to see sudare bamboo blinds covering the windows.
A fully functional kitchen is tucked away beneath the stairs. Feel free to make light meals and relax with your group during your stay. In addition to kitchen appliances & cookware, there is enough cutlery, dining ware, cups, and more for 8 guests.
The entrance way has been designed so that you may enter the Japanese-style room to your left or enter into the main living area. A delicate kiku flower-shaped light fixture provides a warm glow as you enter within the house.
Relax as your view the tsuboniwa garden — the yukimi shoji doors (paper doors that slide up) allow you to view the changing seasons all year around. This room also highlights the exposed wooden beams and high ceilings.
An inviting sofa that uses the same material used for kimono obi belts awaits for you to relax on. On the wall is artwork, which features the finest obi material made by 「KYOTO LEATHER, and brilliant gold leafing often used in the process of hikibaku (引箔) — incorporating gold within orimono textile.
The living room ceiling uses wooden beams that have held up the house from when it was first built in addition to newer beams — the contrast in tones bring about a warmth to the atmosphere. The light fixture above the dining room table incorporates Japanese washi paper and bamboo reeds.
・Dining Table & Chairs
The windows and doors of this room are covered by shoji paper (delicately thin paper), which allow for plenty of natural light to brighten up the room.
・Up to 3 Japanese-style futon bedding can be set here
A simple light stand and lighting that illuminates the ceiling brighten up this bedroom. The bed frame is made from the Japanese tamo wood (often only used by Japanese royalty and shogun generals in the past).
・2 Twin-sized Western Beds
Japanese-Style Room (2F)
With traditional paper lanterns, and ceiling fixtures, a soft light illuminates the room. This Japanese room utilizes wash paper, contrasting wood ceiling panels, and a rich red-brown color that brings warmth.
・Up to 3 Japanese-style Futon Bedding
A relaxing bath and shower unit can be found on the 1st floor. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing as you look out into the garden.
・ Separate Toilet Space (1F & 2F)
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Cookware / Dining ware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 8 guests)
Kitchen cloth & sponge
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2
Bathroom x 1 (1st Floor shower/ bathtub)
2 Twin-size Bed & 6 Futon mattress
Floor Heating (1st Floor Dining Room & Kitchen area)
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 8 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 33,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 36,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 39,000 yen per night|
|5 GUESTS||From 42,000 yen per night|
|6 GUESTS||From 45,000 yen per night|
|7 GUESTS||From 48,000 yen per night|
|8 GUESTS||From 51,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 16,500 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 12,000 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 9,750 yen per guest|
|5 GUESTS||From 8,400 yen per guest|
|6 GUESTS||From 7,500 yen per guest|
|7 GUESTS||From 6,857 yen per guest|
|8 GUESTS||From 6,375 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.