we had a bit of trouble finding the hse as it is on an "alley", not an actual street. None the less we really enjoyed our stay. It was convenient to groceries, buses, shrines etc. Anything you would need. There is a combination washer/dryer. They worked well, do not overload. Clothes came out wrinkled and twisted. There was an iron and ironing board provided. A helpful addition would have been a portable Wi-Fi for the guests use.
We visited during cherry blossom season and were so lucky to have been able to stay at this machiya. Akemi and Trevor went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed from instructions with photos, to custom tips on navigating the city. The home itself was very comfortable and spacious for our family of 3, the evenings were very quiet, and the days were bustling with men and women in kimono in this picturesque part of town. I had something I needed after we left and the owners continued to be just as responsive as before we arrived. Thank you Akemi and Trevor! The machiya is beautiful of course - but your help made our stay great!
Our family of five stayed at the machiya for six nights in June. Apartment is well appointed with good amenities. It's located on a quiet alleyway next to one of the best streets in Higayishma next to Yasaka Pagoda. Very historic with so much charm.
We stayed here for 11 Nights, 3 adults.
What a great stay we had, the machiya had everything we needed and was comfortable and pleasant place to stay. It also provided a greater experience than staying in hotel. It is located in very quiet spot but only 1 minute away from some of the best tourist spots in Kyoto.
Once out into lively streets surrounding you are many temples and gardens plus a growing number of cosplay visitors in kimonos.
The higashiyama area is full of narrow streets and tourist shops, restaurants and fabulous temples and shrines. It is one of the big must see areas in Kyoto. And all this is right in your neighbourhood. what a special experience.
We have been to Kyoto many times and know this area well, but even for us it was a treat to stay in this Machiya.
Only a 15-20 minute walk to the nearest subway and also the same time to walk to downtown shopping district and Gion.
You will enjoy staying here.
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We could not have asked for a better place to stay. We would recommend it to anyone we know.
There was everything that one could ask for in the Machiya and the office support service was extremely helpful with taxis and local information etc. Location could not be beaten, in a very quiet lane but in the midst of the Gion at the same time. Everything that goes to making a great holiday was supplied.