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Fantastic Luxury Kyoto Style Townhouse w/WIFI

4.5 of 5 bubbles
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23 reviews
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Shoubu-an is an accommodation where you can experience the features and lifestyle of a Kyo-Machiya, the original townhouses of Kyoto. Named after the colour of the Japanese iris, a delicate bluish-purple hued flower, your stay at Shobu-an will no doubt become a highlight of your visit to Kyoto. Whilst keeping the traditional appearance of Kyo-Machiya with paper lanterns, earthen floors, and open-timbered ceiling, this accommodation facility has been converted into a comfortable area decorated with modern Japanese “Wa”-style design. Up to 8 guests can stay at one time.

Contrary to its seemingly compact outward appearance, a step into its long and spacious interior perfectly demonstrates the typical feature of a Kyo-Machiya. Locals have affectionately coined this long and thin rectangular structure, which can...
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About the Manager, Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 138 reviews and 30 properties
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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We stayed here for two nights after 10 days skiing in the alps. I have to say, it was so much colder in Kyoto than Niigata/ Nagano! However, the house was well equipped with heaters and we were quite comfortable. Most people wouldn't use the kitchen much but as I took the opportunity to invite Japanese friends for dinner, I...

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Dear Kellie, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto! The week that you and your guests came to stay with us was quite cold, wasn't it? However, we are happy to hear that the facilities at the machiya house you stayed in helped to make your time...


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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Absolutely amazing place in a really central yet quiet area of Kyoto. The house was extremely clean, tidy, comfortable and very very beautiful. The bath and garden were gorgeous and my friends and I could not stop taking pictures. Customer service was great really friendly and their english skills were great constantly going out of their way to help especially...

Management response:

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your stay with us at Shobu-an. The charm of a Machiya is not only its aesthetically pleasing interior and exterior, but also the beautiful garden within. We, at Machiya Residence Inn, strive to have all of our guests get the most out of their...


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Gabby W
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a 3 nights stay at Shoubuan and totally loved it! A very traditional and authentic Japanese experience - yet we did not go without any comforts. The house has such an amazing feel, a very cultural experience with the tatami matting and futons, right down to the Japanese tea pot and loose leaf tea. If takes a while...

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Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in Shoubu-an. Traveling can sometimes mean giving up some of the comforts of privacy and your own space, but we hope you were able to spread out and relax in our machiya. The low tables and seating do take a bit of...


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  • Dryer
  • Internet Access
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  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
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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 8 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 33,000 yen per night
3 people / From 36,000 yen per night
4 people / From 39,000 yen per night
5 people / From 42,000 yen per night
6 people / From 45,000 yen per night
7 people / From 48,000 yen per night
8 people / From 51,000...
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