「墨継ぐ」「住み継ぐ」A city where old embraces new, and new embraces old.
Sumitsugu machiya house derives its name from 「墨継ぎ」(sumitsugi), the act of refilling a brush with new sumi-ink and continuing your calligraphic art. Playing upon the kanji characters of 「墨継ぎ」is「住み継ぎ」-- which can also be read as sumitsugi -- and refers to the act of continuing the way of life.
By continuing the traditions and memories passed on between generations, and incorporating new elements within the space, you'll be able to fully experience both past and present within Sumitsugu machiya house.
- ~8 Guests
- From 36,000 yen~/per night
Within a city that preserves its old customs while simultaneously embracing a more modern culture lies a machiya house embodying this idea in both name and design.
Kyoto is famous for giving birth to numerous stories and legends that paint a picture of its rich history. Gojo-Ohashi Bridge is just one of numerous historical places only a few minutes walk away from Sumitsugu machiya house.
Also located nearby is Gojo Dori, a street lined with shops that display the well-renowned Kiyomizu-yaki pottery and porcelain. Follow the street east to find yourself at Kiyomizu Temple. Travel north to find Kennin-ji Temple, and the historical neighborhood of Gion & Ponto-cho.
Much like Sumitsugu itself, this machiya house can be found within a neighborhood that is home to both traditional and modern. This machiya house is perfect for those who are looking to experience Kyoto by exploring the backstreets, and wandering throughout the city to discover all of its hidden gems.
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 Nara Line and get off at Tofukuji Station
2) Transfer for the Keihan Line and get off at Kiyomizu-Gojo Station
3) Walk to Sumitsugu (Approximately 5 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
Venture down a narrow alley way to find yourself surrounded by architecture that evoke images of a traditional Japan. The lattice windows of this house were designed to specifically allow for plenty of natural light to enter the interior.
When you step into the machiya house, a charming figure of an ox-drawn carriage welcomes you. Look up to find an open space that stretches above to the floor above — an elegant and spacious atmosphere.
A fully functional kitchen — that will provide you with all of the essentials during your stay– is tucked away beneath the wooden stairs. From induction heating cookers, toaster, microwave, and more.
With traditional elements such as Shoji (paper-sliding doors), to the lively and colorful painting donning the wall, relax on the inviting sofa as you look out into the tsuboniwa garden.
The tatami-lined room adjacent offer another space for you to unwind after a day of exploring the city. The low-table (kotatsu), a typical feature in Japanese houses, allows creates plenty of space to leisurely relax — for groups both large and small.
・Up to 3 x Japanese futon bedding can be set
A bathroom that features marble floor, glass doors, a large window looking out into the tsuboniwa garden, and an overhead shower will allow you to truly relax in luxury.
・Shower Room (2F)
・2 x Toilets (1F & 2F)
2F Western-style Room:
Appreciate and marvel at the unique architecture of the traditional machiya in this room. This room features an open ceiling that reveals the attic & a large, wooden beam that has supported the house for many years.
・2 x Twin-sized Beds
2F Japanese-style Room:
Unwind in this traditional Japanese room, which is enveloped by natural sunlight in the afternoon. At night, the light fixtures present another charming atmosphere for you to enjoy and relax within.
・3 x Japanese futon bedding can be set
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Bluetooth Speaker (1st Floor)
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 & 6 Futon mattress
Cookware / Diningware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 8 guests)
Kitchen cloth & sponge
Floor Heating (1st floor Living Room/Japanese Room area)
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 36,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 39,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 42,000 yen per night|
|5 GUESTS||From 45,000 yen per night|
|6 GUESTS||From 48,000 yen per night|
|7 GUESTS||From 51,000 yen per night|
|8 GUESTS||From 54,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 18,000 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 13,000 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 10,500 yen per guest|
|5 GUESTS||From 9,000 yen per guest|
|6 GUESTS||From 8,000 yen per guest|
|7 GUESTS||From 7,286 yen per guest|
|8 GUESTS||From 6,750 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.