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“STAY AT QUIET MACHIYA”
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House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
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House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
Japanese tatami living room with sunken Kotatsu Outside Maeniiya Machiya Inn (2 bicycles available)
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House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
Japanese tatami living room with sunken Kotatsu
Outside Maeniiya Machiya Inn (2 bicycles available)
Maeniiya Machiya Inn on cobblestone lane
Maeniiya Machiya Inn on cobblestone lane
Front view of Maeniiya Machiya Inn
Inside front entrance
Inside front entrance
View from Foyer
Sunken Kotatsu keeps your feet very warm in cold months!
Open Ceiling Above Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Machiya's Original Wood Ceiling
Bathroom Area
Washer/Dryer Combination
Bathroom
High-Tech Toilet 'TOTO'
Foyer and Stairs to second Floor
Foyer
Foyer View From Stairs
Skylight above Stairs
Japanese style bedroom
Second Bedroom and Top Quality Futon Beds (Sleeps 2)
Tsuboniwa Japanese Garden
Tsuboniwa Japanese garden
First Floor Layout
Second Floor Layout
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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ez1832
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“STAY AT QUIET MACHIYA”
Reviewed 19 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018
1
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Booking was handled well and prompt replies with email queries. Easy to get to location from Kyoto station, just a short taxi ride , about 10mins. House was neat and clean. Towels adequate, wash machine was easy to operate with clear instructions. Heating was adequate, although being Asians from tropical countries, central heating would have been much preferred. Location - easy to get around, much walking, but good exercise. Buses are easily available, to get around Kyoto. Food joints are plenty. Convenient location. Enjoyed our stay.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
20 Feb 2018
Glad you enjoyed your stay and found our place convenient to get around and explore the city, especially with the Gion, Nishiki market, Poncho and Kyoto's main shopping district close enough to walk to. Thank you for staying at Maeniiya Machiya Inn!
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sydneysid...
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
488 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Great accommodation in convenient location”
Reviewed 21 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We stayed a week in this delightful machiya in Kyoto. Our booking and arrangements by email were handled very promptly and the reception at the rental office when we arrived was warm and efficient.

The house is well located, a short taxi ride from Kyoto station, within 10 minutes walk to the subway and with a City Bus stop close by. There is a good local supermarket and a post office (with ATM) within five minutes walk. Bikes are also provided.

Maeniiya is in a very typical, narrow and traditional Kyoto street and very quiet and private despite the proximity of neighbours. The house provides an authentic Japanese domestic experience but with all necessary modern facilities. It is in excellent condition with plenty of space for up to four people, very tastefully furnished and well appointed, with many homely and personal touches. The rooms are generous in size and very comfortable and there is a delightful small garden adjoining the living room. The kitchen is well equipped and everything necessary for cooking is provided, with a good sized refrigerator plus 3 hotplates and a microwave/convection oven come toaster/grill. The bathroom, although small, is very adequate and the washing/drying machine a real bonus and very easy to use.

This is an ideal base for a stay in Kyoto and beats a hotel hands down - at the end of a hard day’s touring, it is so nice to come back to such a comfortable home away from home.

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Liked best: Location and homeliness.
Liked least: Nothing to complain about!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Joe K
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful House”
Reviewed 25 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This house is nestled on a quiet street lined with old houses. The first floor consists of an entry way, a full kitchen with a full sized refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster oven, and utensils/dishes. There is a room off the kitchen that has a sink and washer/dryer combo. At one end of this room is a small toilet room and at the other is a bath tub and shower. There is a living room off the other side of the kitchen with seating around a table and hole in the floor to sit with legs down. There is a nice sitting room off the living room. On the second floor is a decent sized bedroom with a small balcony. There is also a den that serves as a second bedroom. The tatami mats in the living room and main bedroom are wonderful.

It is about a 30 minute walk from Kyoto Station as well as Kiyomizudera, Nijo Castle, The Imperial Palace, and many other sites. It is less than 5 minutes from the local subway line as well as private railroads. It is located close to the shopping on Karasuma and Shijo streets. A really great location in the center of the city.

The location is fantastic and the house is wonderful. We would definitely stay here again.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children
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Debbie F
Richmond, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Amazing traditional house in perfect location in Tokyo”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We loved our stay at this lovely, well kept traditional house. It gave us a glimpse of japanese living and it was great for us to sleep on the futons specially with our 6 month old baby. There are good restaurants nearby- amazing dim sum nearby, a supermarket. Having the bikes gave us so much freedom to explore further afield as well.

Highly recomend staying here specially if you have a family as you can do your laundry, heat food up and you don't even need to bring an umbrella as they are also provided

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Liked best: The style and furnishing
Liked least: Don't let mosquitos in. Use the screen.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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JJ2014201...
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely and convenient house”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My husband and I stayed in this lovely Machiya with our good friends (also a couple) on May 2014 for 3 nights. We all enjoyed the stay. The house is very clean and lovely. We all would recommend this vacation rental. No compliant at all.

The cozy tatami living room is a nice place to chat, watch TV, use free wifi, have meals, and play games( they even provide a deck of playing cards). The attached garden is lovely. The fully equipped kitchen is very convenient. We were very surprised to see how convenient this kitchen is. It has various dishes, utensils, cups&mugs, toaster, refrigerator, water kettle, stove, microwave, cooking tools & gadgets, and even the cooking condiments, including oil, salt, pepper, spices, soy sauce etc. Just like our daily kitchen. The bath room and toilet are small but very smart. They provide shampoo, body soap, detergent for laundry (both powder and liquid), extra tissue paper, hair dryer, ironer & ironing board, and more. All these additional things are really appreciated for travelers. The bedrooms upstairs are clean and comfortable and they both have the air conditioners.

The location is good. The direction &map in Japanese they provided before arrival is very useful for taxi drivers. The taxi driver has no problem finding the location.

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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