We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Authentic Machiya Townhouse in the Heart of Gion

  • Property description
    Kyoto
    |
    Rental Home – 
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
    KOYU-AN
    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.

    LIVING ROOM
    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...
    more
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm Clock
    • Dryer
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Refrigerator
    • Shared Yard
    • Single Beds:(2)
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      Ask
    • Elder Access:
      Ask
    • Pets Allowed:
      No
    • Smoking Allowed:
      No
    • Suitable for Children:
      Ask
    Listing #FKN3671946 by: FlipKey
  • Rates
    View Details
  • Property location
    Nearby cities
  • About this property
    How do I know if the property is available?
    How can I contact the owner?
    What if I don't hear back from the owner?
    How do I pay?
    Is my payment insured in any way?

Reviews from our community

Contribute to the TripAdvisor community and help fellow travelers find the perfect vacation rental
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
nichsin
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

Report response as inappropriate
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

Report response as inappropriate
DCHUA72
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

Report response as inappropriate
Enter dates for more accurate prices
Check in
Check out
Guests
from
$272
/
Night
Week
Make Inquiry
16 travelers
viewed this property in the past week
Owner
Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto .
81 757085610
Speaks English
Listed since : Mar 2013
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Listing is Free!
Add your rental property to TripAdvisor and FlipKey at no charge. You pay only 3% commission on each confirmed, paid booking.
Protect your privacy
TripAdvisor only shares your contact details with your guests after the first payment has been made.
Get more exposure
Showcase your property to travelers worldwide actively looking to rent in your destination every month.
Set up your free listing