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“Great place for a family in Kyoto”
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Dining room, and the living room, with Samurai Harry in the alcove
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Dining room, and the living room, with Samurai Harry in the alcove
The living room, with Samurai Harry in the alcove
Samurai Harry
The living room, with low sofa, coffee table and wall mounted HD TV
The entrance niche, with an old Noh mask
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, is a mere 10 min away
Kiyomizu Machiya front door, along a private little pat
The entrance niche, with an old Noh mask
The dining table and the entrance, seen from the kitchen
The kitchen door seen from the living room
Well equipped modern kitchen, with everything you'll need
Everything you'll need is available for cooking in the kitchen
The Hotei san, god protectors against fire
Wooden bathroom with modern bathtub and shower
The laundry room with automatic washing machine / dryer
Toilet, with washlet
Upstairs -- working area with desk and chair
Upstairs Western room with two single bed
The Western bedroom with two single beds, and the adjacent working area with a desk.
The Western bedroom with two single beds. The wooden sliding doors are closed.
Upstairs Japanese tatami mat room, separated by 'Fusuma' (paper door) from the Western room
Upstairs Japanese tatami mat room, with an old traditional wedding kimono
The old traditional wedding kimono in the Tokonoma (alcove) of the Japanese tatami mat room upstairs
The stairs with light pit
Kiyomizu Machiya 1F - Floor Plan
Kiyomizu Machiya 2F - Floor Plan
Nijo Castle, Unesco Site
A Maiko at a tea ceremony -- discover the Japanese tradition
Hanami or Flower Viewing party
Kinkaku-Ji, the Golden Pavilion
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, is a mere 10 min away
Kaiseki dinner - Haute Cuisine from Kyoto
Kaiseki dinner - Haute Cuisine from Kyoto -- Unforgettable unique experience!
Gion Matsuri - the largest Japanese festival
Discover the fascinating world of the Geisha
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, with its thousands of Torii
Sukiyaki, one of our favorite Japanese dish
Maiko walking down the street of Miyagawa-Cho, less than 15 minutes away on foot
Autumn at the Kokedera Temple, aka Moss Temple (Unesco site)
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Autumn
Rickshaw tour around Miyagawa-Cho
The beauty of the Geisha (called Geiko in Kyoto)
Cherry blossoms along the Kamogawa River
Hanami or Flower Viewing, a favorite passtime in the Spring
Yasaka Shrine in Gion and the Maruyama Park are less than 15 minutes on foot!
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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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TexasKami
Texas
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great place for a family in Kyoto”
Reviewed December 28, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Our family of 5 (including 3 teenage boys) had a great 5-night stay in this townhouse. It is extremely well-located, very convenient to Gion and a major bus stop is just steps from the front door. It is down a small alley and very quiet for a place in the middle of the city. The house itself is small by American standards but perfectly adequate. There's lots of clever storage and space use. Everything is fresh and clean and comfortable. We did some cooking in the kitchen and it had everything we needed to make breakfasts and even dinner. It feels both very traditional and very modern and was a delightful base for our days in Kyoto and nearby cities.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2016
Thank you very much for your comment. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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久美 鈴
1 review
“MACHIYA first experience!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

It was the first time we stayed in a Machiya, and having rented a whole house only for us was a great experience. We could really enjoy and relax only among friends. The place was beautiful and easily spacious enough for all of us. Its location is particularly good as a starting point to visit the city. I particularly appreciated the view of the Tsubo garden from the bathroom. The Samurai armor in the Japanese-style room scared some of us. But in general, the style of the house and its features let us experience living in a traditional Japanese house and we all enjoyed it very much. All the five of us hope to be able to come back and enjoy the place again.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 20, 2018
Thank you so much for your comment. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Sophie C
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Simply fantastic home in Kyoto!”
Reviewed July 11, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had an amazing stay at Kiyomizu Machiya in Kyoto. The house is beautifully designed, spotless, with everything we needed for a family of 4, and perfectly located to main sights and temples. On top of that, Akiko and Patrick are the perfect hosts! They gave us great suggestions about where to go and best restaurants to eat at. We really enjoyed meeting them, and we highly recommend staying in their beautiful home. Thanks to their hospitality, Kyoto was our favorite stop in Japan!

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Jul 11, 2015
Thank you for your comment. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and we hope to have again the opportunity to welcome you.
All the best, --Akiko & Patrick
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christian...
Mulhouse, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed March 20, 2018 for a stay in November 2017
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Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
May 9, 2018
Un grand merci pour votre commentaire. Nous sommes contents que vous ayez aimé la maison !
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Pascalien...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Traveling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Merci bien pour votre commentaire. Nous sommes contents que la maison vous ait plu, et nous espérons avoir de nouveau le plaisir de vous recevoir.
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Agen, France
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 6, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Traveling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
May 7, 2016
Merci bien pour votre commentaire.
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