Machiya [町屋] – ma · chi · ya
noun | Traditional wooden townhouses found throughout Japan and typified in the historical capital of Kyoto.
iShinChi Nishi-Ume Machiya
An entire 2-storey Machiya building is yours to enjoy. You will be staying in a very clean, safe and exclusive neighbourhood. Fully self contained holiday home.
Take an easy, 5 min stroll to the Aquarium. Try a sumptuous lunch buffet with farm fresh veggies just round the corner (5 minutes walk), for just ¥880 per person, great value here!
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From the Machiya
Stroll to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Nishihongwanji and immerse yourself in its ancient history and majestic architecture.
Visit the Kyoto Aquarium just opposite, which recreates the connection of life from the source of Kyoto’s rivers to the sea and the ecosystems where numerous life forms co-exist. Enjoy the edutainment and interactive events where visitors can have fun while learning about aquatic life, as well as presentations by specialist aquarium keepers.
Next door, participate in the festivals and events at Umekoji Park. Here, you will find the the Midori-no-kan garden, tea house and restaurant and the Inochi-no-Mori garden and small ponds. It is is also home to the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum which is being upgraded to include the shinkansens.
In the mornings, take a quiet stroll to a mini version of the Tsukiji Fish Market, with seafood, kitchenware and crockery. Take direct buses to Kinkakuji, Golden Temple and to Gion to see maikos and geishas or dress up as one even. So many things to see and do!
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