This machiya is located in a neighborhood that will interest those who are beginning learn about Japanese culture, and history buffs alike.
Located to the north of "Mibu-dera" Temple, this area was famous due to the Shinsengumi samurai police force -- where many bloody battles once took place during the end of the Edo Period.
Now, you can enjoy Medieval pantomime (a designated National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties) at Mibu-dera to learn about this interesting past.
- ~6 Guests
- From 24,000 yen~/per night
Located in central Kyoto, this machiya house reveals its unique history through its architecture and design.
The rooms of this traditional townhouse are divided into three areas, which all lead to the "tsuboniwa" or Japanese garden.
In the past, the machiya acted as both the workplace and home. The "misenoma" area of the house was where guests were officially greeted and used for business transactions -- hence the word mise meaning “store”.
Although compact in size, all of the attributes of a Kyoto machiya have been meticulously restored to make you feel as though you stepped back in time.
Just a 5 minute walk from Omiya station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line, which is just 2 stations or a 4 minute ride to Karawamachi, central Kyoto. The famous Arashiyama can also be easily accessed without having to change trains -- visit the famous Bamboo Forest, or take a relaxing bath in an outdoor hot spring.
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 “Omiya” Station. (Exit 3)
4. Walk 4 minutes to Konruri-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
The roof and latticed bay windows are the first images to catch the eye. The “koshido” or latticed door opens to unveil the “mise-niwa” entrance way, which leads to the “hashiri-niwa” or long external hallway. The earthen floors that line the hallway connects the front entrance with the old Japanese style kitchen.
The wooden doors of the misenoma entranceway open to reveal the traditional Japanese “ajiro” or wickerwork ceiling, and Japanese alcove. Here you can enjoy the interplay of shadow and light from the world beyond the lattice door.
The tori-niwa breezeway hallway and earthen floors recreate the design of a traditional kyoto machiya. In this hallway is the kitchen which utilizes components of a deconstructed Japanese-style chest of drawers. The earthen floors have been updated with a fully equipped heating system for your comfort.
Once nicknamed, “daidoko,” the “nakanoma” traditionally served as the kitchen, dining, and living room. Located in the heart of the home, it was the busiest room with members of the family arranging food on the tatami mats. The room has been restored to bring back memories o this simple, joyful time.
The “okunoma” is a quiet, serene area to relax. Natural light and a gentle breeze pour in from the adjacent “tsuboniwa” garden. The modern Japanese-style sofa makes the cozy okunoma a perfect place to reminisce over memories of your trip over a cup of hot green tea or coffee.
Adjacent to the garden is a fully equipped bathroom, updated with modern features an conveniences. Take a relaxing soak in the spacious bathtub as you look out into the traditional garden– you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kyoto’s 4 distinct seasons.
This bedroom features a large wooden beam that stretches across the length of the room — showcasing its architecture and history. From the stairwell, you can peer down into the 1st floor. The view of the kitchen from the “hibukuro,” or high ceiling, is something that you can only experience at a machiya.
2 twin-sized beds will be set here.
When more than 2 guests stay at this machiya house, 2 traditional Japanese-style futon bedding will be set in this tatami-lined room. A closet is also available in this area for you to store your travel bags, clothing, and other belongings.
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 24,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 27,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 30,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 12,000 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 9,000 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 7,500 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.