Named after the color of the Japanese iris, a deep violet-hued flower, your stay at “Shoubu-an” will without a doubt become a highlight of your visit to Kyoto. Located slightly South of the main city center, this machiya house is ideal for families and larger groups of friends and family.
Whilst maintaining the traditional appearance of a Kyo-Machiya, with its paper lanterns, earthen floors, and open-timbered ceiling, this accommodation facility has been converted into a comfortable area decorated with modern Japanese “Wa"-style design. Kyoto machiya illustrate the architectural design of old-fashioned Japanese residences -- which appear small from the outside but extend further back.
- ~8 Guests
- From 33,000 yen~/per night
By seamlessly blending traditional and functional design elements, this machiya will allow you to experience the “harmony and beauty" of an authentic Kyoto townhouse.
"Shoubu-an" machiya house is an 8 minute walk from the Shijo-Karasuma Station, Kyoto’s bustling city centre, and a 10-minute walk from Higashi Hongan-ji Temple.
Conveniently located with easy access to Kyoto Station, and sightseeing areas such as Gion and Kawaramachi, and Nijo Castle. Jump on a bus to visit the famous Golden Pavilion, an approximately 25 minute bus ride. Or take the Kyoto City subway north to visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace (2 subway stops away).
For traditional Kyoto-style cuisine, to family-friendly restaurants, "izakaya" Japanese bars, and Western-style restaurants --head towards the Shijo dining district. If you would like to make a meal using the kitchen, we recommend stopping by "Nishiki-Market", an outdoor food market located a 10 minute walk away. Pick up local produce, fresh meat and fish, and small side-dishes that will allow you to taste some of Kyoto's best cuisines.
FROM KYOTO STATION BY SUBWAY
1) Take the Karasuma Subway Line
2) Get off at “Shijo Station” and leave Exit No. 6
3) Walk to Shobu-an (Approximately 8 minutes by 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
Contrary to its seemingly compact outward appearance, its long and spacious interior perfectly demonstrates the distinctive feature of a machiya. Locals have affectionately coined this long and thin rectangular design as “unagi no nedoko” – which translates literally as an “eel’s sleeping space”.)
Lighting fixtures offer a updated, modern atmosphere, while the long kitchen, high open ceilings, and Japanese garden offer a glimpse of Japan from years past.
The kitchen is fitted with sleek, black counter top and modern kitchen fixtures. A high, open ceiling known as “hibukuro,” once used to ventilate smoke from the furnace, and modern appliances round out the kitchen space.
1F Japanese Room:
Clean white walls with contrasting dark wooden accents, traditional tatami flooring, and latticed wooden are featured throughout the house. The window found in the entryway is designed with a wooden latticed screen, which allows for the natural light to subtly fill the room and bring warmth to the space.
・2 x Japanese futon can be set
The Japanese style garden, lit by round lanterns, and designed with stone steps and plants native to Japan, blends harmoniously with the modern interior.
The play with dark and light colors adds a touch of sophistication, which will allow you to relax in luxury. Known as “Hinoki wood” in Japanese, Cypress is a lemon-scented wood that is often used when building temples, shrines, and castles.
・2 x Toilets (1F x 2)
2F Western-style Room:
The light fixture found within this room provides a modern take on the traditional Japanese paper lantern. In addition, you will find a dressing table and mirror, perfect for when you are readying for the day or preparing to wind down after a day of traveling.
・2 x Double-Sized Beds
2F Japanese-style Room:
Wooden beams line the ceilings while tatami flooring allow guests to experience another traditional characteristic unique to authentic machiya houses.
・2 x Japanese futon bedding can be set
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Induction Heating Cooker
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2
Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)
2 Double-size beds (sleeps up to 4 guests) & 4 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 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.