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Be Transported Back to 100 years ago in Kyoto!

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This machiya expresses the light of new hope and the evanescence found during Japan's 'Romantic Taisho Era' (1912 to 1926). A time when Japan had recently been exposed to a slightly more western lifestyle, this era ushered in the perfect balance between the traditional Japanese style combined with the vibrant and international scene of the Meiji Period. With one step inside, you will not only be immediately freed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but exposed to the wonders that could only be found during the Taisho Period.Located near Kyoto city's busiest city center, Suo-an stands to offer guests a taste of a modern 'wa'-style, an undeniably distinct Japanese style with a contemporary twist. With rooms that are designed using a crimson-based colour scheme, windows covered with latticed openings...
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About the owner, Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto .
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Sep 2014
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 118 reviews and 17 properties
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Suoan Machiya Inn is located in a quiet lane in a residential neighbourhood, and about 10 mins walk to Shijo subway station. As there are 6 of us, we decided to stay at a service apartment instead of in a hotel. For the 6 nights stay, we paid JPY39076 each. This is my third visit to Kyoto but the first... more

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Thank you very much for your thorough feedback! We are pleased to hear that you found your stay to be comfortable and spacious. We’ve strived to keep the original structure and atmosphere of a traditional Japanese townhouse for our guest to enjoy, which is why these properties are often designed with stairs and two-floors. However, we do apologize if you... more

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Ray D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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On our stay in Japan we spent time in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. In Osaka and Tokyo we stayed in hotels but in Kyoto we thought we'd try something different and stayed at Suoan Machiya Residence Inn. It was like stepping back in time or into an old samurai movie but with all the modern amenities we're used to. This... more

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Thank you very much for your review. It pleases us to hear that your stay at Suo-an was the highlight of your trip! Staying at a machiya will definitely offer you an unforgettable experience that you cannot obtain from any other "typical" hotel. It is just as you have described...a place that seems to transport you back in time and... more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We loved our stay at the Suoan Machiya Residence Inn! Check in at the rental office (close to the subway station, not connected to the inn) was simple. We left our luggage there and had the agent deliver it to the inn so we could sightsee. The house is cozy and sleeps six adults comfortably. The stairway is narrow and... more

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Thank you very much for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Suo-an. The way that Machiya are built is quite different from an average western house, so you are right in suggesting that guests need to be careful with the low ceilings and narrow steps. Safety is just as important to us as... more

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  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
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  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
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- The above rates are based on 2 persons and may vary depending on the number of people, weekend/public holidays, season and length of stay.
- The additional charge of 3,000 yen will apply per person / night. The maximum capacity is 6 people.
* We have another house located next door and with two houses combined, we can accommodate up 14 people in total. Please feel free to contact us for more details.
- The rate includes the bathroom amenities, towels, linens and housekeeping service once in three days.

The rate for staying for 1 or 2 night(s):

2 people / From 28,000 yen per night
3 people / From 31,000 yen per night
4 people / From 34,000 yen per night
5 people / From 37,000 yen per night
6 people / From 40,000 yen per night

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