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Great & Quiet Location, Elegantly Restored Machiya

House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
27 reviews
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
High-Tech Toilet 'TOTO'
Foyer and Stairs to second Floor
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
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, on a small cobble stone lane in the heart of the city, you will find your home away from home. This beautifully restored Machiya retains its old world charm and provides insight into the old way of life in Japan.

It is centrally located for sightseeing, with many of Kyoto's famous temples and shrines, shopping, dining and entertainment districts close-by. There are lots of restaurants, supermarkets and shops within walking distance. You can walk to Gion in about 20 minutes. The Shijo station for the Karasuma subway line is a 10 minute walk away, while the Karasuma station for the Hankyu Kyoto subway line is also a 10 minute walk. The closest bus stop is a 5 minutes walk (Shijo Nishi-no-Toin Stop). To the main Kyoto train station it's only a $10 cab fare. We also have bicycles so yo...
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About the Owner
Akemi/Trevor O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We stayed for the second time in this absolutely delightful machiya, set in a quiet, narrow street of typical wooden machiya. The house is well located, a 10 minute taxi ride from Kyoto Station, and a 5 - 10 minute walk to the busstop, subway,...More

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Taskrider8, VR Owner at Great & Quiet Location, Elegantly Restored Machiya, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you David for the wonderful review and kind words about our Maeniiya Machiya Inn! As a repeat guest, we love to hear you continue to be happy with our place and enjoyed your stay in Kyoto. Thanks again! KyotoMachiyaInn

Reviewed 19 February 2018

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,...More

1  Thank ez1832
Taskrider8, VR Owner at Great & Quiet Location, Elegantly Restored Machiya, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 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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Reviewed 21 April 2015

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...More

3  Thank sydneysider48
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
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USD 240
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USD 1,680
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Our base rate of US$185 (US$210 for high season) is based on the full use of the entire Machiya for up to 'two people' per night. We charge an additional US$30 per person/night, up to a maximum of five people. There is no weekly rate for the high season of March, April, October and November. We also do not provide a weekly rate when only two people are staying.
Taxes and all fees are included in the price.
Payment by credit cards through Paypal, bank transfer, and bank cheques.

NOTE: We only accept reservations for less than 5 nights when space is available between bookings. If you have any questions, please contact the owner and thank you for your understanding in this matter.
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About the neighbourhood
Approx. 10 minute taxi ride from the main Kyoto Station to 'Nishi-no-tohin Takatsuji.' It will cost about 1,000 yen for a taxi. Close to all public transportation including subway and buses. Close to main shopping district, lots of restaurants and most sightseeing attractions. House is on an old cobblestone lane in a very quiet neighbourhood. One of the oldest public baths in Kyoto is only 100 meters away. Great location for seeing the sites of the city!
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