• 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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The Tradition and Mystique of Kyoto

Be an armchair explorer and explore the beauty of Kyoto, Japan with us. Join us for a 5 minute cinematic tour of Kyoto.

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.

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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!


Enjoy and relax in this newly renovated Japanese Machiya
learn how to sit seiza, the japanese way on the zabutons.
Relax with a private dinner here away from the crowds or plan out the next day's adventures here.
Spacious dinning area to enjoy your meal with your love ones.
Wet Bathing Area
Bathing area is equipped with climate control and automated bath water settings. Set your bathroom to heat up and preset your bath water temperature to your liking. You can even preset your bath to autofill. Enjoy a soothing soak.
Dry section with a washer and vanity. A hair dryer is inside the bottom drawer. Toiletries can be found in the mirror cabinet.
Automated toilet-bidet.
Folded futons in the rooms.
Arrange them in any configuration you like.
Comes with thick underlays for a comfortable sleep.
Arranged as a futon lounger.
Snuggle up for a little bedtime reading before bed.
The balcony upstairs.
Our place. An entire double-storey machiya building is yours to enjoy.
Ikkyu-ji Temple, Kyotanaber, Japan.
Imperial Palace garden grounds, Kyoto, Japan.
Kinkakuji surrounds. Kyoto, Japan.
Along the Uji River.
Arashiyama Bamboo grove. Kyoto, Japan.

Virtual Tour

Tea @ traditional tatami Tea Room. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Explore The Space

One building. Two storey. One tea room. Two bedrooms. Kitchen & Dining. Sleeps 6.

Machiya Exterior



Sleeps 4 to 6

from $150 onwards/night


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Guest Reviews

We had an awesome experience staying here! VERY clean, and there were a tonne of guides that were extremely useful. The Machiya has modern facilities but still holds a traditional feeling which we loved.The location of the Machiya is really good. The hosts themselves are very kind people with extremely quick communication and really good english so was a breeze to organise with them. Can't say enough good things about this place - but i highly recommend it for your stay.
BenSatisfied Customer, Australia
This is a very nice and convenient place, which is nearby the Kyoto Station, 5mins by bus or 15mins by walking. If you and your friends came here, you will feel the host's heart. All the details in this Machiya were set very carefully. The hosts are very kind people and always give us advice on time. The guides they left in Machiya were very useful for us. All of us had a wonderful time in their place.
YidingSatisfied Customer
This is a really good vacation home in so many ways. The hosts have kept the place very well as it's very clean, neat and tidy. It's well equipped in terms of appliances. The futon is sturdy and comfortable. The interior design is nice and warm. The hosts are very friendly and helpful, sharing lots of information including good places to eat. I enjoyed my stay here very much. It was one of my lovely and memorable experiences in Kyoto. I often looked forward to going back after a long day out, a home away from home.
Wai Yee MakSatisfied Customer, Singapore
房子的位置交通便利,房东夫妻是一对新加坡的华人夫妇,中英文沟通交流超级赞哦。。房子本身非常舒服,一应俱全,非常适合一家五口以内的旅行。最赞的是房东还提供给我们一个360度的RICOH 拍照神器和随身WIFI,,再给10个赞哦。。。房子附近很安静,距离便利店很近,离公交车站也就一步之遥。。欢迎朋友们来京都选择他们作为你们旅行中温暖的伙伴吧。。。
SissySatisfied Customer, China
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