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Kyoto Gojo Samurai Machiya - Modern Luxury Comfort

Samurai Steve is welcoming you! He's the protector of the house!
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Samurai Steve is welcoming you! He's the protector of the house!
Entrance hall, 'Manekineko' cats welcome our guests.
Entering the house you will discover the beautiful 'Tsuboniwa Zen Garden', past the dining area.
Dining area with the modern well equipped kitchen on the right, for all your in home cooking.
The Japanese living space with the Zen Garden view.
130 years old panel calligraphy by Tesshu Yamaoka (Samurai Steve ancestor).
The Japanese room with old traditional wedding kimono and an old 'Hibachi' (fire pit).
'Yukimi Shôji' paper doors that can be half open to reveal the Zen Garden.
'Yukimi Shôji' paper doors fully closed to isolate the room.
The 'Shôji' paper doors let the light come through but keep the room warm.
The same room with the paper doors half open to enable the guests to enjoy the Zen Garden.
Closing all the paper doors makes for a completely independent private room.
At the top of the stairs, the original beam and a small section of the old original wall.
Upstairs, we have an additional toilet an convenient 'study space'
The Western bedroom with two single beds -- the calligraphy on the wall is: 'Yume' (Dream).
Samurai Steve's Japanese tatami mat bedroom is located upstairs. The ceiling is original.
Our traveling guests will really appreciate the fully automatic washer /dryer.
Automated 'Hinoki' Cypress bathroom -- enjoy the smell of nature.
View of the Zen Garden from the bathroom -- very pleasant and relaxing while taking a hot bath!
Our little 'Manekineko' cats are waiting for you.
The Hotei-san are the god protectors against fire.
Old dancing doll
Gojo Machiya - Floor Plan -- Comfortable and spacious with over 70 m2 of living space!
Toyokuni Jinja Shrine (less than 5 min)
Kyoto National Museum (7 min)
The inside garden of the Kennin-Ji Temple during the Autumn (15 min away)
A Maiko walking down a street next to 'Hanamikoji' in Gion (15 min away)
Near Miyagawa-Cho geisha district during the cherry blossom season (5 min away)
Yasaka no To area by night (15 min away)
Maiko walking down the Miyagawa-Cho street (5 min away)
Maiko walking down the Miyagawa-Cho street by night (5 min away)
Kiyomizu Dera Temple covered with snow in Winter (less than 20 min)
Light-up in AUtumn at the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple (less than 20 min)
Around Yasaka no To Area (about 15 min)
Kinkakuji -- the Golden Pavilion in Summer
Kinkakuji -- the Golden Pavilion in Winter
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Toji Temple
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Gojo Machiya is a Japanese traditional townhouse built before 1897 (last known record). It has just been fully renovated and features luxurious modern facilities.
Experience the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kyoto in full comfort.
Redesigned by the famous Japanese architect Mr. Yoshihiko Mamiya (Infix design inc.), special attention was paid to the atmosphere of the place for the enjoyment of our guests.
Our concept is “Old Traditional Machiya with Modern Comfort”. Yes, traditional Machiya are actually very cold in winter and quite hot during the summer. We paid particular attention to the insulation of walls and ceiling, installed floor heating around the ground floor, radiator in the Western style bedroom and the laundry room, and a heater/dryer in the bathroom. All the rooms have air conditioning. Also, to provide a pleasant...
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Listing #FKN6124999
About the Manager
Akiko Hochner
Languages spoken:Japanese, English, French, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We are a family of 5 (3 boys two of which are teenagers), and after staying in an apartment in Tokyo, this house in Kyoto was an absolutely fantastic experience. Firstly, it is very specious for Japan. It was by far the most convenient and...More

Management response:Responded April 29, 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately, everything is expensive during the Cherry Blossoms Season, the highest of the year! We still think we offer good value.

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Very quiet neighbourhood in walking distance from Gion, from Kyoto station and from Nishiki market. Like most houses in Japan it is small but the space is utilised very well.

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Management response:Responded May 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your comment.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Gojo Machiya Samurai Machiya was an place to stay. It was walking distance to most of the main attraction and when a temple was a little further, the house was located within footsteps to the local bus stop. The house itself has everything you could...More

Thank jth397
Management response:Responded March 9, 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. We're always happy to help our guests!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We basically expect our guests to behave the way they would do at home, respecting local laws and regulations. Obviously, no shoes in the house. Sorry, but we do not allow pets...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    6 Twins
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Aug 22, 2018 -
Aug 24, 2018
Gion Matsuri Ato 2018
3 nights
Oct 25, 2018 -
Dec 5, 2018
Fall 2018
3 nights
Dec 23, 2018 -
Jan 5, 2019
Xmas - New Year 2018
3 nights
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  • Final cleaning fee: $60 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
The house is very conveniently located in Higashiyama, in a quiet residential area near a number of interesting places.
From Kyoto station, it takes about 10 minutes by taxi or bicycle, or less than 20 min on foot. The neighborhood is quiet and is full of temples and interesting touristic spots. Restaurants and supermarkets can be found nearby. Bus stops to go just about anywhere around Kyoto are located just a few minutes away. Keihan line Train station (Kiyomizu-Gojo) is a mere 3-4 minutes walking distance.

Miyagawacho Geisha district is a mere five min away
Hanami Koji: Gion Kobu Geisha district: 15 min
Kenninji Zen temple: 15 min
Toyokuni Jinja shrine: with markets held on 8, 18, 28th of every month: 5 min
Sanjusangendo Temple: famous with its amazing 1001 statues of Kannon: 7 min...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Osaka Airport (KIX): 31.1 mi
Railway: Kyoto Station: 0.9 mi
From KIX (Osaka International Airport) a shuttle will drop you a few meters from the house.
From Kyoto station, it takes about 10 minutes by taxi or bicycle or less than 20 minutes on foot.
Bus stops and subway/train stations are a few minutes away.
We'll provide our guests with comprehensive map, instructions and information for a smooth and easy arrival.
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