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3 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
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 143 reviews and 37 properties
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2 reviews
Reviewed April 23, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The people managing this house was excellent. They introduced us to a place where we could leave our luggage and have it delivered to the house directly which helped us out a lot! They were very responsive to all our questions and requests. The inside of the house was more modern than we expected yet had the "old" Japanese feel....

Geelong, Australia
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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...

Management response:

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
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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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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