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Shimoza-an -Japanese Traditional Townhouse

3 reviews
In front of our machiya there is a kimono shop, for your delight
Local shopping arcade
Shinsen-en little Shrine very close to Shimoza-an for your special moments!
Nijo castle covered with snow
Gion Festival in July - one of the most famous festival in Japan
Beautiful lanterns on the float at Gion Festival
Beautiful garden of Nijo castle
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
This Shimoza-an is almost 100 years old.
This kind of traditional houses are called Machiya.
We would like to leave this traditional house to posterity.
We renovated the inside of the house but the outside, you can see the old Japanese style.
The house has both old atmosphere and modern facilities.

Machiya is usually cold in Winter so we provide floor heating and air conditioners( hot /cold).
You can stay comfortably.

Caution: Simoza-an is the lower unit of a two-storied Machiya townhouse. There is another unit on the upper floor and will be used by other guest.

US$ rates for reference only. Tax included.

Please have a look to the upper level property: Kamiza-an.
Other 3 properties in Kiyomizu area: Bairin-an Shofu-an, Momiji-an.

Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 京都市指令保医セ第353号
Listing #FKN4978427
About the Manager
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We can welcome you and go through the house rules with you. (3:00 pm -8:00 pm) We are not at the house during your stay. However, you can call or send us a message if you need help. We help you to make a reservation of a restaurant and tell you about transportation.
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

Very pleasant stay here. Place was very clean and comes with a small garden. Will recommend to others.

Thank KayLeong-Audrey
Reviewed October 4, 2015

It was wonderful staying in an authentic traditional Japanese home, with modern comforts (Nespresso and Wi-Fi).The house was clean, comfortable and spacious for our family of five; and it was great being centrally located near to most tourist destinations and very close to a metro...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2015
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
※Please let us know the number of people correctly. If the number of people is different from the number you actually book with, we will charge you extra. Person not registrated...
    1 Full bath
    3 Twins
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Oct 7, 2018
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Nov 30, 2018
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Jan 5, 2019
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About the neighborhood
The Nearest station is Karasuma Oike staion which is located at the center of the Kyoto city.
A bus stop is only 15 min on foot.
It is convenient to get to a sightseeing spot from the house.
You can easily find a convenience store, bakery, super market and restaurants.
This house is off to the main street so you will find small stores and stay as locals.
Getting around
Nijo Castle: a world heritage is 10 min walk away.
Nishiki food market: where you can enjoy local Japanese food market and atmosphere. 15 min walk.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Kansai international Airport: 0.0 mi
Railway: Karasuma- Oike subway Station: 0.0 mi
Nijo Castle: a world heritage is 10 min walk away.
Nishiki food market: where you can enjoy local Japanese food market and atmosphere in 15 min walk
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