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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Our traditional Japanese townhouse (Machiya) conveniently located right in the middle of the Gion-Yasaka-Kiyomizu district, arguably Kyoto's most popular area, yet away from the hustle and bustle in a little narrow quiet side street offers a haven of tranquility to our guests.

Our house is registered as a licensed hotel and has passed the rigorous safety tests of the City of Kyoto fire department.

When renovating our Machiya, going slightly against the principles of traditional Japanese architecture, an emphasis was put on opening up the space and bringing in as much light as possible. With this in mind, skylights were added, walls were removed, beams exposed, ceilings opened, beige and light brown hues, elegant natural materials chosen to refurbish the interior etc...

On the safety side, the house foundation and its structure wer...
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Listing #FKN7320131
About the Owner
Chris L
Languages spoken:Japanese, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
Interaction with guests
On the day of arrival, acting as your own local expert, we will meet you on site and provide all necessary information on the house and its points of interest for sightseeing, shopping and dining. You will also be able to reach us by telephone and by email throughout your stay for any kind of assistance.
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed with our three year old daughter for ten nights in May 2018 and have previously stayed at one of Chris’s other properties in Kyoto. The machiya has been renovated to a very high standard and offers the ultimate blend of tradition and modern...More

Thank andrew e
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This place is amazing; like your own boutique hotel tucked down an alleyway in the Southern Higashiyama area close to Gion. We were given a great welcome and all the details of the house facilities, which leave no stone unturned. Everything is top spec and...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2017


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We sincerely apologize for having to be a bit strict but we want to make sure everyone has a pleasant experience. Our house is registered as a hotel but is located in a very...
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
    1 Full
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Dec 20, 2018 -
Jan 6, 2019
Christmas 2019
4 nights
Mar 25, 2019 -
May 1, 2019
4 nights
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  • City Accommodation Fee: $25 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning fee: $95 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $400 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Location, location...You are right in the middle of Kyoto's most sought after action !

By foot, Gion corner is 4 mn from the house.
The famous temple complex of Kennin-ji is also 4 mn away.
Maruyama park and the Yasaka shrine are 5 mn away.
The Yasaka Pagoda is 4 mn away.
The Ishibe area, with some of Kyoto's most typical and preserved cobbled streets, are less than 2 mn away.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu Dera is 12 mn away.

Additionally, you will find a wide selection of eateries from simple restaurants, street food to more fancy establishments, typical cafés, tea houses etc...

We have a Fresco supermarket open 24/7 with a wide selection of Japanese and foreign products about 300m from the house.
Getting around
numerous bus lines, Kyoto's most efficient mean of transportation, or taxis (quite reasonable for short rides) are within seconds on Higashi Oji Dori, about 1 mn from the house.
Car not needed
How to get there
The house is about 10 mn from Kyoto station by taxi.
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