A machiya house that embraces the idea of “wabi-sabi” (the art of finding beauty and pathos in simplicity and imperfection).
This traditional townhouse is ideal for anyone looking to truly explore Kyoto. Surrounded by the history and elegance of Kyoto, "Azuki-an" blends well with the surrounding traditional townscape. The exterior incorporates dark brown latticework, white plaster walls, and Ichimonji-gawara (roof tiles resembling the kanji character "一") to revitalize the traditional design of the Kyo-machiya. Enjoy a stay in a comfortable space that exemplifies the beautiful unity of modernism and tradition.
- ~4 GUESTS
- From 26,000 yen~
Ideally located in the heart of Gion, this traditional Japanese townhouse is fitted with chic décor inspired by Japanese aesthetics.
There are countless sightseeing attractions, all within walking distance, during your stay in "Azuki-an" machiya house. From the most well-known sightseeing attractions, to the backstreets of this historical city, you'll be able to explore the city inside and out.
To the East is Gion --the beautiful Hanamachi or Geiko & Maiko street where the traditional architecture shows fascinating original beauty of Kyoto. Venture towards the West to find the Kamogawa river and Takasegawa river--- a natural beauty symbolic of Kyoto. If you travel slightly South, you will find Kenninji Temple, which tourists are fascinated by national treasures and Japanese gardens. Or stroll North towards Ponto-cho -- where there are a remarkable number of machiya townhouses tightly packed beside an alley with the width of approximately 1 meter.
The neighborhood surrounding "Azuki-an" is also full of local restaurants and long-established shops selling Kyoto sweets, in addition to more modern and cozy cafes and restaurants.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the Karasuma Line to "Shijo" Station
2) Take a short walk to "Karasuma" Station and transfer to the Hankyu Line.
3) Get off at "Kawaramachi" Station.
4) Walk 10 minutes to Azuki-an
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
From entranceway, you will notice that guest rooms are decorated with colorful mosaic tiles. These custom-made glass pieces are reminiscent of the Taisho period, which adds a hint of playfulness to the property.
The custom-made glass windows and doors arranged around the room allow for the natural light to filter through into the living space. The mosaic tiling of the floor, which reflects the same playfulness of the windows and doors, is a brilliant expression of traditional architecture.
The room is furnished with sofas for your relaxation and radiant under floor heating will warm your feet during the cold winter season.
Open the artisan-crafted glass door, which has a unique design that uses 13 sections of glass to reveal the kitchen space. Enjoy cooking with locally bought ingredients, enjoy a relaxing time while you sample some sweets purchased during your travels.
This courtyard provides you with a glimpse of Japan’s distinct four seasons, while inviting light throughout the entire house. You will find a stone “tsukubai” washbasin, greenery typically found throughout Japan, stepping stones, and more in this traditionally designed Japanese garden.
You will find a fully modern bathroom space that exudes both simplicity and the traditional “wa” style. A sleek white ceramic sink, paired with jet-black tiles creates a soothing atmosphere in the washroom.
Enjoy a relaxing bath in our custom-made bath tub designed with white mosaic tiles that overlooks the courtyard. Walls made of “Hinoki (Japanese cypress)” create an even softer atmosphere to heal the mind and body from your travel fatigue.
The large wooden beam that supports the house provides an impressive sight in the bed room. A soft light emanates from the lighting fixture, which is reminiscent of a traditional Japanese “washi paper” umbrella.
・2 twin-sized beds will be set in this room.
The adjacent Japanese-style bedroom is fitted with tatami mats and dark, mahogany wooden fixtures. The windows are covered with washi paper to allow for a flood of natural light to fill the room and provide a relaxing space.
・2 futon beddings can be set in this room.
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 1
Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
2 Twin beds & 2 Futon mattress
Plates, Cups & Cutlery
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 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 9,667 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 8,000 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.