Clear directions prepared by the owner and the friendly staff of 12 Dozen Ryokan. Short taxi trip to the house (cost around 1000 yen). The house can comfortably fit 8 - 10 people. The house is very well equipped, luxury even. It's 200 m from a bus stop going downtown or Kyoto station. You can walk to Kyoto station but it'd take 20 - 30 min. There's a Lawson convenience near by.
You'll be walking some 23 or so stairs down to the house from ground level, so think about heavy luggage. They've built a wooden ramp to slide heavy items up/down from the house to street level.
Our stay at the Tofukuji Machiya was fantastic. The owners, Akiko and Patrick, did a fantastic job with this house which has absolutely everything you can hope for. The house is beautiful, comfortable, impeccable, cozy with incredible decor. In our case it was 9 of us in our group and the Machiya was ideal. It is also within walking distance from the Tofukuji Station, which makes it very convenient. We also found that the owners are extremely accommodating and always willing to help. If we ever go back to Kyoto we would no doubt stay at this Machiya again.
“Incredible place, even better than the photos! We had a great time at Akiko's machiya. Gorgeous space, fantastic amenities and a superb location. Everything was perfect!”
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