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Wake up every morning to a new adventure in the machiya. “One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller

Your Perfect Getaway

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An entire 2-storey Machiya building is yours to enjoy. Easy walk to UNESCO Nishihonganji, Kyoto Aquarium, Umekoji Park and a mini version of the Tsukiji Fish Market, with seafood, kitchenware and crockery. Buses to Kinkakuji and Gion at doorstep.

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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.


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Take a peek inside and see why our guests are loving it.

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Amenities & Info

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Self-contained and equipped vacation rental and holiday home for families and groups of up to 6 persons.

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Family Friendly

Stay here with your family group and be together. No need to be split up into separate hotel rooms. Holiday with peace of mind knowing that there is enough space for the little ones.

Private Entrance

Private access and entry.

Sleeps 5

Sleep up to 5 persons. Everyone can all stay together in a single house and still have plenty of space and privacy.

WiFi Internet Access

Portable internet access at your service, 24 hours. You are provided with a 4G portable WiFi. Bring this along with you when you are out exploring.


These are provided for you. Bathing essentials; bath cream, shampoo, conditioner. House slippers. Towels. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board. Kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. Umbrellas. Washing powder and softener. Coffee and tea making facilities. Guides and maps.

Full Sized Automated Hot Tub

Feet aching after your sightseeing? Soak in the hot tub with some soothing bath salts and enjoy some personal downtime. Adjust your bathroom climate and set your bath water temperature to relax.

Climate control

Reverse cycle air conditioning in all 3 rooms for both heating or cooling. A gas heater in the kitchen. Bathroom is equipped with climate setting. You’re covered throughout the house.


Get your laundry done in privacy. There’s a sunning balcony upstairs.


A bicycle is provided onsite for that quick dash to convenience stores or supermarket for your personal needs.


Parking is available nearby for a small fee.
Overnight : 500yen (8pm to 8am next morning).
Mon – Fri : 30 mins/200yen (max charge is limited to 1,000 yen)
Sat – Sun : 30 mins/300 yen (max charge is limited to 1,400 yen)

Your Safety

Smoke detectors are installed throughout the house and there’s a carbon monoxide detector in the kitchen where gas is being used. There’s a fire extinguisher at the door. A small basic first aid kit is prepared in the drawer.

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Room Rates

$220/ night for 4
Peak Season
  • All linen is provided
  • Traditional futons with plush underlays
  • Cosy quilts
  • Bath toiletries and thick towels
  • Kitchen utensils and crockery
  • Teas and coffee
  • A bicycle for quick errands to the convenience stores
  • Extra guests after 4 persons: $30 per pax
  • - March 15th to May 15th
  • - July 10th to August 25th
  • - October 1st to November 30th
  • - December 20th to January 5th
$150/ night for 4
Winter Special Limited Time
  • 2 storey townhouse right in the heart of Kyoto
  • Traditional futons with plush underlays
  • Cosy quilts
  • Bath toiletries and thick towels
  • Kitchen utensils and crockery
  • Teas and coffee
  • A bicycle for quick errands to the convenience stores
  • Extra guests after 4 persons: $30 per pax
  • Winter Special till 29 Feb 2016
$180/ night for 4
Best Stay
  • Standalone property in Kyoto quiet location
  • Traditional futons with plush underlays
  • Cosy quilts
  • Bath toiletries and thick towels
  • Kitchen utensils and crockery
  • Teas and coffee
  • A bicycle for quick errands to the convenience stores

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

House Rules

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  • We have a No Smoking policy. Smoking is not just a real hazard, it also seeps into our walls. If you smoke, it’s a real possibility that our machiya will go up in flames, and our place will not be a good match for you.
  • Please do not wear shoes in the house. Do take off your shoes at the entry area (genkan). There is a shoe cabinet at the entry where you can stash your shoes. House slippers have been provided for you.
  • Please do not put your food, drinks, wet towels and liquids of any kind etc directly on our wood or tatami flooring and surfaces. Please use the trays we have provided to avoid damage.
  • Please do not drag your luggage across the tatami as it damages the tatami weaving.
  • There’s a bamboo ladder in the bath area for hanging your towels. I know it can be tempting but please do not step on it! For your own safety, please note that it cannot take your weight and it will break.
  • We ask that guests do not open nor use any of our stored items such as linens/beddings etc. that have not been booked for. Thank you.
  • Kindly observe check-in: 3pm and check-out: 10am times as we need time for a proper cleaning and to prepare the house for you and for the guests after you.
  • House parties are not allowed.

LATE CHECK-INS (after 9 pm):

  1. We will try our best to accommodate your check in time, on a case-basis. However, we would prefer that you respect and observe our check-in/check-out times. Please understand that late check-ins requires us to re-shuffle our schedule. Therefore, we will levy a ¥5000 surcharge, payable upon check-in.
  2. Please allow at least an hour for meet and greet. This is important as we need to brief you on home safety and important information for living harmoniously in our Machiya, within our lovely neighbourhood.

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