Once a flourishing Hanamachi District, this neighborhood still retains the charm and allure of when it was a bustling area for locals and travelers alike.
Kyoto is a city famous for its Hanamachi Districts -- areas in which geiko and maiko girls lived and perfected traditional song, dance, and entertainment for customers. Although no longer an active Hanamachi District, Shimabara has now transformed into a neighborhood with hidden treasures and historical gems with every corner you turn.
- Up to 8 Guests
- From 33,000 yen~/per night
Located near Kyoto Station, within a former “Hanamachi” district, lies a spacious machiya house that brings a sense of nostalgia through its playful architecture and design.
This machiya house takes advantage of its location and original architecture to create an dramatic yet calm atmosphere. Constructed using the finest materials & craftsmanship, the main source of natural light comes from the large windows, which take up the entire length of one wall.
Wake up early enough and experience the Maguro Tuna auction that begins at 5am! A 5 minute walk from Shimabara Kaiden house, this is Kyoto's version of the famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Although more compact in size, the Kyoto Oroshiuri Ichiba is still a bustling & exciting market --view the freshly caught fish displayed in a row, buyers scrambling to get the best catch of the day, and more! There is also an area for seasonal fruits, and kyo-kasai (Kyoto-grown vegetables) in addition to food stalls and restaurants.
Just one station away from the main Kyoto Station, you'll have easy access to many sightseeing areas. Jump on the train to visit the famed bamboo forests of Arashiyama -- a must see in Kyoto.
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)
FROM KYOTO STATION BY TRAIN
1) Take the JR San-in Line and get off at Tambaguchi Station.
2) Walk to Shimabara Kaiden (Approximately 4 minutes on foot)
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 degoshi, protruding lattice window, which allows for sunlight to filter into the house. The 2nd floor is decorated with sudare, a typical Kyoto machiya house feature, to create an understated elegance.
From the entrance way, enter into an open space that will draw your eyes to the large, open space that extends from the 1st floor all the way up to the 2nd floor. A compact kitchen to your left with everything that you will need to make light meals during your stay.
A large, wooden dining room table designed from natural wood & 6 chairs are available to seat both small and large groups. Look up towards the open ceiling to find three koi fish swimming above -- colorful and unique lighting that perfectly captures the essence of Shimabara Kaiden.
A low sofa seating that utilizes fabric featuring a design reminiscent of traditional folk art surrounds a small table. Bask in the natural light that floods in from the skylight windows from above, as you relax after a day of exploring the city.
When the shoji doors are closed, a soft light brings warmth to this traditional Japanese room. Push aside the papered doors to reveal a dramatic and eye-catching Japanese Garden. From greens to reds, and trees that represent the four seasons of Kyoto, enjoy a different scenery with each stay.
・3 x Japanese futon bedding can be set
The bathtub on the 1st floor also features a “mist sauna,” perfect for when you want to relax after a day of exploring the city or to warm up during the colder winter months.
・Shower Room (2F)
・2 x Toilets (1F & 2F)
2F Western-style Room:
Contrasting the colorful design and playful details found on the 1st floor, this bedroom reveals a calming atmosphere through its use of light and plethora of materials/texture.
・2 x Twin-sized Beds
2F Japanese Room:
Simple in design, and this bedroom provides a calming ambiance. A warm glow from the paper lantern, that melds both a traditional idea with a playful & modern design, you’ll be able to relax in luxury in this private space.
・Up to 3 Japanese-style futon bedding can be set
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Cookware / Dining ware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 8 guests)
Cookware / Dining ware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 5 guests)
Kitchen cloth & sponge
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2
Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub; 2nd Floor Shower room)
2 x Twin-size Beds, & 6 Futon mattresses
Floor Heating (1F Dining Room, Kitchen)
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.