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Authentic Machiya Townhouse in the Heart of Gion

  • Property description
    Rental Home – 
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
    This is an accommodation facility that enables you to charter and stay at a whole block of “machiya,” Kyoto's traditional townhouse. It is the closest machiya accommodation to the central area of Gion, and is located in an alleyway connected to popular Gion Hanamikoji Street (where maikos and geikos can be often seen). Popular sightseeing spots include the Yasaka Shrine, with Kodaiji Temple and Kiyomizu Temple being also conveniently accessible by foot.

    In the “Tokonoma,” an alcove, unique to traditional Japanese houses, you will find many unique details within the house. The ceiling is designed with a specially prepared wickerwork pattern (made of Japanese cedar), the paper sliding doors are Kyoto-style “karakami,” (exquisitely crafted paper that is decorate...
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm Clock
    • Dryer
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Refrigerator
    • Shared Yard
    • Single Beds:(2)
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
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    • Pets Allowed:
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    Listing #FKN3671946 by: FlipKey
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Absolutely amazing place in a really central yet quiet area of Kyoto. The house was extremely clean, tidy, comfortable and very very beautiful. The bath and garden were gorgeous and my friends and I could not stop taking pictures. Customer service was great really friendly and their english skills were great constantly going out of their way to help especially... more

Management response:

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your stay with us at Shobu-an. The charm of a Machiya is not only its aesthetically pleasing interior and exterior, but also the beautiful garden within. We, at Machiya Residence Inn, strive to have all of our guests get the most out of their... more

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Gabby W
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a 3 nights stay at Shoubuan and totally loved it! A very traditional and authentic Japanese experience - yet we did not go without any comforts. The house has such an amazing feel, a very cultural experience with the tatami matting and futons, right down to the Japanese tea pot and loose leaf tea. If takes a while... more

Management response:

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in Shoubu-an. Traveling can sometimes mean giving up some of the comforts of privacy and your own space, but we hope you were able to spread out and relax in our machiya. The low tables and seating do take a bit of... more

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

It was a nice experience staying in a machiya. Really enjoyed the stay there. The staff was really helpful as we had some issues with the wifi and Internet connection on the 1st day, he dropped by the machiya after after working hours to resolve the issue. A convenient location with many cafes and restaurants within walking distance. The bathtub... more

Management response:

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in Shoubu-an. We are also glad to hear that our staff was able to be of help to you, and apologize for any inconveniences that the problematic internet connection may have caused. As can be seen in natural hot springs, the water naturally has... more

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Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto .
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Listed since : Mar 2013
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