Peaceful and quiet. Beautiful historic architecture. (And free wifi, which by 21st century standards is fantastic.) The staff are incredibly kind, polite, and helpful! The two small courtyards are perfect. Water drops, rustling leaves, crickets chirping. You are encouraged to explore the inn and relax. Complimentary tea, coffee, and water. Western-style bedrooms are available. I appreciated the time to myself to just "be". If I ever get the chance to come back to Japan, I will definitely come back here. Thank you! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🇯🇵🇨🇦
You can escape the crowds just 30 mins from Kyoto! We booked the room on the 2 floor with toilet (seiran). Everything is so nice and sparkling clean. Highly recommended. The staffs is really kind and helpful. We really enjoy our stay here,Definitely come back again!
In brief, it was truly great. The rooms facing the street may be too noisy for light sleepers, but everything overall was superb. Miki's homemade mochi was a very nice treat. The service is first class, the building is first class. My wife and I are seasoned Japan travelers and we really loved this machiya. To get there from the Otsu station, walk straight down the Main Street toward the lake until you come to the third traffic light, then turn left. You will enter a covered but open air arcade shopping section or Shotengai. Keep walking a few blocks until you come to a nice super market on your left, walk a bit more and turn right at the next street. Keep walking to the end of this street and turn left. Continue half a block and Inase Machiya is on your left. Every room there has its own toilet!…
Highly recommended. One of our best stays in Japan. Authentic Japanese house with spacious rooms, cozy vibe, lovely yard, great breakfast and amazing staffs providing superb services. We stayed in a room with a balcony overlooking the yard, was great for a cup of tea and a nice chat. Miki-san was an amazing host and helped us out a lot during our stay. Miki-san was so nice to us that it was touching... Not only did she helped with basic translations at tea ceremonies and local restaurant recommendation. she also helped us with our package, including driving us to the post office and helping us with the translation haha (we were really troublesome guests LOL) Thanks a lot, Miki-san! We will definitely choose to stay at Inase again for our next trip to Otsu.
Thanks to a close friend of mine, I booked this authentic Japanese-style B&B. My experience was more than expected! The room was spacious and cozy with a small powder room. Japanese-style breakfast was also yummy with freshly brewed coffee. In particular, Japanese tea ceremony led by the owner was great to be part of. Above all, I greatly appreciate Miki-san for what she has done for me (i.e., her translation during the tea ceremony and recommendation of the local izakaya for me and my friend). I wish all the best to this B&B and hope to be back in the future~