Breathtaking views offer an impressive background during your stay all year around.
In the spring, enjoy the cherry blossom trees, which provide a beautifully pink backdrop. The summer months offer bright greenery, while the colorful fall foliage brighten up the streets during the autumn months. Breathe in the calm, crisp air of the winter months as you look out towards the river.
You’ll be able to experience all four seasons of Kyoto during your stay at Takase-an machiya house.
- ~4 Guests
- From 33,000 yen~/per night
A charming traditional house located along the banks of Takasegawa River -- this idyllic retreat offers you a peaceful sanctuary within this bustling city.
From dark, hardwood flooring and delicate paper light fixtures in the Western-style rooms, and traditional tatami flooring and shoji doors in the Japanese-style rooms, this house will provide you with the aesthetic design of both modern & traditional architecture. Located just south of the main shopping & dining district, there are no shortage of wonderful cafes & restaurants for you to discover. Cross the Kamogawa River, and find the popular Gion area. This machiya house is perfect for those looking to escape the larger crowds, and discover the hidden attractions & gems of Kyoto!
Kyoto is a walking-friendly city -- we recommend spending time walking through the small & winding streets or renting a bike to explore the city!
Simply follow the Takasegawa River north and find yourself at the shopping districts of Kawaramachi. Venture further, and you will be lead to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Shimogamo Shrine. If you cross the Kamogawa River, you’ll be able to explore Gion, Yasaka Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the winding streets of Ninenzaka (二年坂) & Sannenzaka (三年坂).
FROM KYOTO STATION BY BUS
2) Get off at “Kawaramachi Gojo” Bus Stop
3) Walk towards Takasegawa River (高瀬川)
4) Go down stairs (located next to the cafe)
5) Walk along the Takasegawa River to Takase-an (Approximately 1 minute on foot)
FROM KYOTO STATION BY TAXI
Approximately 9 minutes (1.9 km; Taxi fare is approximately 600~900 yen)
*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
Walk along the Takasegawa River to find a hidden gem within this bustling city. A “private” entrance, separate you from the main road to lead you to a quiet sanctuary.
A fully functional kitchen with a dining table & chairs. Relax with a cup of “Machiya Blend” coffee or tea before you start your day. Slide open the window, and you’ll have a perfect view of the Takasegawa River.
Japanese-style Living Room
A quintessentially Japanese-style room with tatami-lined floors, delicate paper doors, and a low table. As this room provides sunken-floors, even those who are not used to sitting at a Japanese-style table will be able to do so comfortably.
・Sunken Low Table with leg room
A tsuboniwa garden — quintessential in machiya houses. Enjoy the beauty of Kyoto’s four seasons of your own personal garden.
Japanese cedar wood covers walls of the bath area to provide warmth, and an inviting atmosphere. Look out the window to find a beautiful tsukubai (stone water basin), found in many zen gardens & used by temple visitors in a cleansing ritual.
・ 2 x Separate Toilet Space (1F x 1 ; 2F x 1)
2F Western-Style Bedroom
With high ceilings revealing wooden beams & showcasing the beautiful architecture, you will no doubt be able to appreciate the design of this machiya. A large window stretches across to look over the river — enjoy the changing scenery with each season as you relax in this bedroom.
・2 x Twin-sized beds
2F Japanese-style Bedroom
A traditional room with tatami flooring, shoji windows, and delicate paper lanterns.
・Up to 2 x Japanese-style futons can be set
Complimentary WIFI Internet
Air conditioner (each room)
Induction Heating Cooker
Cookware / Dining ware
Plates, cups & cutlery (enough for 4 guests)
Kitchen cloth & sponge
Iron & ironing board
Toilet x 2
Bathroom (1st Floor shower & bathtub)
2 Twin-size Bed & 2 Futon mattress
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 33,000 yen per night|
|3 GUESTS||From 36,000 yen per night|
|4 GUESTS||From 39,000 yen per night|
|2 GUESTS||From 16,500 yen per guest|
|3 GUESTS||From 13,000 yen per guest|
|4 GUESTS||From 9,750 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.