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MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN accepts reservations up to 6 months in advance (which includes the current month).
Please check back on our website on the 1st of every month to see the new reservation openings of our traditional Japanese holiday homes!

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'Bonbori' Lights - Machiya House Features

There is something in this Japanese house inspired by “bonbori”. What do you think a “bonbori” refers to?


“Bonbori” are round, old-fashioned light stands covered with white Japanese paper or cloth. The name “Bonbori” comes from the fact that the candle or light appears “honnori”(softly).


‘Hanatoki’ Machiya Holiday House is located just a short walk from the Gion neighborhood. You can stay here with up to 8 guests.

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    ‘Hanatoki’ Machiya Holiday House is located in Kyoto's historical Higashiyama area, a short walk to the Gion area, Kiyomizu Temple, and Yasaka Shrine.
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    Find elements of 'bonbori' throughout the house, including the western style bedroom.
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    The Japanese style room on the 2nd floor can also be set up with futon beds in this Kyoto house
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    The spacious dining room and living room, with open kitchen, is perfect to relax and gather in after a day of walking around Kyoto.
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    The relaxing bath in this traditional Japanese house has a relaxing view of the tsuboniwa garden.
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    Admire the private tsuboniwa garden of this Kyoto house from the living room or from the engawa veranda throughout all 4 seasons.

Looking for the best place to stay in Kyoto? Stay in a traditional Japanese house (machiya) during your next visit to Kyoto, Japan.
With MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN, you can rent a private traditional Japanese house – a great alternative to a Kyoto hotel that is perfect for short or long stays!

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