Our Kyoto Machiya Houses – Your home away from home

The look and feel of a traditional Kyoto Machiya with all the modern comfort

We currently offer six different houses for your vacation rentals in Kyoto. Five of them are located in the Higashiyama District and one just south of the Kyoto main train station.  All of these houses are perfect as a base for your visit and enjoyment of Kyoto. They are all located very near convenient bus stops for direct access to a number of touristic sites, and in some cases next a train station.  All are in a quiet residential neighborhood where you’ll easily walk to local shops and supermarkets, or eat at local restaurants.

All these houses are designed and conceived to be “Your home away from home”. You rent the whole house, not just a room, and are free to come and go as you please. All these houses have recently been entirely renovated (or rebuilt in some cases), respecting the look and feel of the “Kyomachi”, the traditional wooden townhouses of Kyoto. But these houses have all been featured with proper insulation and a mixture of traditional and modern material. We added floor heaters and radiators for the cold winter months, air conditioning in every room for the hot summer months.  You’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, table with chairs, seating areas, western bedrooms with comfortable beds, but also tatami mat rooms with futons, wooden bathrooms with bathtubs and/or showers, low tables with cushions. All these houses are decorated with old and traditional items such as a Samurai armor, beautiful wedding kimono, Nô mask, paintings, old folding screens, ancient calligraphy panels, traditional dolls, and much, much more, for a more refined atmosphere.

For the convenience of the travelers, all the houses are equipped with All-In-One Automatic washer/dryer, unlimited high-speed internet access (optical fiber),large screen flat HDTV with unlimited Netflix movies and series (except for Gojo Machiya), and more.

 

Come and experience the traditional living style of the people of Kyoto, in a modern and luxurious manner!

Sanjusan Samurai Machiya

Our first and most popular house — In a perfect location (Next to Sanjusangendo Temple), this large house (almost 80 m2/850 sq ft) features two Japanese tatami mat bedrooms (sleeping on futons) and one Western-style bedroom with two single beds. The living-dining area features a dining table and a sofa in front of a large flat screen HDTV. There are two western style toilets as well as a beautiful traditional wooden Japanese bath. Suitable for up to seven persons.

Location   –   Guest Reviews

+ Almost 80 m2 / 850 sq ft

+ 3 bedrooms (1 Western/2 Japanese)

+ Large LDK, fully equipped kitchen

+ Wooden bathroom with bathtub, 2 toilets

+ Suitable for up to 7 persons

 

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Gojo Samurai Machiya

This machiya is over 100 year old!

During the renovation, special attention was paid to the look and atmosphere of the place for the enjoyment of our guests.

The house follows our concept “Old Traditional Machiya with Modern Luxury Comfort”. It features a “tsubo niwa” (courtyard garden) and is very conveniently located for easy access to all sightseeing sites around Kyoto.

Location   –   Guest Reviews

+73 m2 (780 sq ft)

+ 3 bedrooms (1 Western/2 Japanese)

+ Large LDK, fully equipped kitchen

+ Wooden bathroom with bathtub, 2 toilets

+ Suitable for up to 6 persons

 

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Kiyomizu Samurai Machiya

Located less than 1 km from the famous Kiyomizu Temple, in the Higashiyama area, this is the perfect place to experience the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kyoto in full modern comfort while visiting the city.
The house offers easy access to all sightseeing sites around Kyoto, and with almost 70 m2 (750 sq ft), it is spacious and adequate for groups of up to five people.

Location   –   Guest Reviews  –  Book It 

+ About 70 m2 (750 sq ft)

+ 3 bedrooms (1 Western/2 Japanese)

+ Large LDK, fully equipped kitchen

+ Wooden bathroom with bathtub, 1 toilet

+ Suitable for up to 5 persons

 

SEE THE HOUSE – BOOK IT 

Toji Samurai Machiya

This more than 100 year old townhouse has been entirely redesigned from the ground up.

Located south of Kyoto JR station, it is 2 min away from a train station and a bus stop, for easy access to all sightseeing sites around the city. You reach the townhouse via a gate and a leading garden passage. The entrance leads into the dining kitchen space and the Japanese living room which itself opens to the Tsuboniwa, our beautiful courtyard Japanese garden.

Location   –   Guest Reviews

+ About 70 m2 (750 sq ft)

+ 3 bedrooms (1 Western/1 loft and 1 Japanese)

+ Large LDK, fully equipped kitchen

+ Wooden bathroom with bathtub, 1 toilet

+ Suitable for up to 6 persons

 

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Gojozaka Samurai Machiya

This large house is located near Kiyomizu Temple, in a quiet residential area. It features a large LDK with a fully equipped kitchen, 2 Japanese tatami mat bedrooms (futon) and 1 Western-style bedroom with a double bed.

There is a traditional wooden bathroom with bathtub on the ground floor, and a shower room upstairs. It also has two separate toilets.

Location   –   Guest Reviews

+ Over 85 m2 (900 sq ft)

+ 4 bedrooms (1 Western/2+1 Japanese)

+ Large LDK, fully equipped kitchen

+ Bathroom and shower room, 2 toilets

+ Suitable for up to 10 persons

 

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Tofukuji Samurai Machiya

Conveniently located next to Tofukuji train station (1 stop, 3 min from Kyoto station), this is by far the largest one among our Kyoto Machiya houses.

With a large LDK (living dining kitchen), five bedrooms (2 Western with bed, and 3 Japanese with futon), and two bath rooms (as well as two toilets), the house is comfortable and suitable for larger groups of up to 12 persons .

 

Location   –   Guest Reviews

+ Almost 130 m2 (1350 sq ft)

+ 5 bedrooms (2 Western/3 Japanese)

+ Large LDK, fully equipped kitchen

+ Bathroom and shower room, 2 toilets

+ Suitable for up to 12 persons

 

SEE THE HOUSE

For more detail about each respective house, check out the individual pages.

For information about availability and pricing, please refer to our booking site.

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