With dark, wooden features decorating it’s exterior, “Natsume-an” is a traditional Kyo-machiya that will provide you with a spacious & comfortable home during you stay in Kyoto. From the entrance, each room of this house will draw your attention further and further towards the back of this house – where you will find a large “tsuboniwa” garden.
Using a variety of different types of wood, the various rich, warm tones perfectly complement the traditional Japanese design and tatami flooring (Japanese straw mats) found throughout the house. Enjoy a traditional machiya house with modern conveniences during your stay in Kyoto.
- ~6 Guests
- From 33,000 yen~/per night
Surrounded by the Kamogawa River, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nijo Castle, this machiya is located in an ideal area for those looking to explore this historical city.
Natsume-an is located in a quiet neighborhood -- near local supermarkets, numerous restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Take a morning stroll along the Kamogawa River, stop by the supermarket to buy groceries to cook a light meal, & explore the gardens of Kyoto's Imperial Palace with your friends & family.
During the summer, the Kamogawa River is lined with pale pink cherry blossom trees. In the summer, enjoy various outdoor festivals, or even dinner by the river. “Kawadoko” dining is a popular summer pastime – outdoor dining patios are set all along the river for you to have a meal while enjoying the Kyoto scenery.
Visit during autumn, and you’ll be greeted with the famous Kyoto fall foliage. If you are lucky, you may even be able to experience the Kamogawa River blanketed in powder white snow during the winter.
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 Keihan Train Line
2) Get off at Jingu-Marutamachi Station (Exit 1)
3) Walk to Natsume-an (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 exterior walls of “Natsume-an” are partially designed with Mortar ＆ Sumi (black ink created from soot; typically used in traditional artwork). This machiya house provides plenty of natural light with its large windows, windows featuring latticework, and high ceilings.
Japanese Room (Entrance)
To the right is a small “chashitsu” (茶室), a traditional tea room lined with tatami mats. This elevated room has an arched entranceway, and features checkered “washi-paper” (delicately thin Japanese paper) on all 4 walls.
・1 x Japanese-style futon bedding can be set
This kitchen is complete with a dining room table, 2 sinks, and all of the essentials necessary for you to make light meals during you stay-- an ideal space to cook together with family & friends.
・Floor Heating available
From the tatami-lined floors, to the view of the “tsuboniwa” garden, this space is the perfect place for you to reminisce about your day’s travels. This room also features a “hori-gotatsu” (a kotatsu table with a sunken floor space) – suitable for guests who would like to experience the Japanese-style floor table, while still being able to stretch your legs out.
Dark wood paneling provide backdrop to the vibrant greenery found in the garden. A hanging “Tsuri-doro” (hanging metal lantern) glows in the corner, while a golden, brass sculpture adds a hint of modernity to this otherwise traditional garden.
Wooden paneling, with alternating hues of dark and light brown, reflect the “natural” concept of this machiya house. A window looking out into the garden provides a view that will help you to rejuvenate after a day of exploring the city.
・2 x Toilets (1F & 2F)
2F Western-Style Bedroom
The high ceilings, which expose the large wooden beams, allow you to appreciate the traditional architecture of “Natsume-an”. Large paper lanterns, and a window that stretches across the entire length of one wall provide plenty of light.
・2 x Twin-sized Beds
2F Japanese-style Room:
The Japanese tatami-lined room incorporates traditional Japanese design elements. A “toko-no-ma,” (床の間) an elevated small alcove, displays “kakeji” artwork in the corner of the room.
・Up to 3 x Japanese-style futon bedding can be set
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2 (1st Floor x 1; 2nd Floor x 1)
Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
2 Twin beds & 4 Futon mattress
Cookware / Diningware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 6 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 6 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|
|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|
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.