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The living area with our garden under the snow.
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The living area with our garden under the snow.
The corridor through the Shoji screens
Another view on our garden from the corridor area.
Looking at the garden trough the Shoji screens
Enjoy access to Amazon TV.
Living are with the Japanese room on your right.
The Japanese room set up with futons for a good night sleep !
Kitchen counter
View from the counter, the garden is on the right.
Another view on the garden going to the 2nd floor bedroom.
Main house bathroom
The view from the bedroom on the old kimono factory on the right.
Western bedding in the second floor bedroom.
Another view in winter
The main house entrance. Welcome home !
The 2nd floor studio area, with its own kitchenette.
Western bedding in the studio
The bathroom in the studio
The view from the studio windows on the garden and...
…the old Kimono factory.
Our local supermarket just 150 m from the house
Kyoto station is 4mn by taxi, 12mn by foot.
Gojo subway station is 4mn away.
Unesco world heritage Honganji temple is 7mn away.
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Thank you for considering for your holiday rental our 2,100 Sq. ft., fully renovated, traditional Machiya complemented by its 150y old garden. We are located a short 10-12mn walk from Kyoto station in a peaceful and traditional environment. We hope our house will offer a unique experience to the most discerning of travelers.

Registered by the city of Kyoto as a significant cultural asset, our Machiya was built around 1875 by a wealthy Kyoto merchant.
Recently renovated by the same team of award-winning Tokyo-based hotel architects who redesigned our first house, we have included the same high level of amenities, modern appliances, thermal insulation, anti-seismic equipment, refurbished antique materials etc. to harmoniously combine tradition and elegance with safety and comfort.

Our house operates as a fully licensed hotel business and...
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Listing #FKN6859328
About the Owner
Chris L
Languages spoken:Japanese, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
On the day of arrival, acting as your own local expert, we will meet you on site and provide all necessary information on the house and its points of interest for sightseeing, shopping and dining. You will also be able to reach us by telephone and by email throughout your stay for any kind of assistance.
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Our family, seven of us spanning two generations, had one of the most memorable stays in Kyoto due largely to this special house. It was our fifth visit to our favorite city, but this time around we felt different because after a busy day of...More

Thank asukaNJ
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The house is simply amazing. It was definitely one of the highlights of our Kyoto trip, which is no small feat given how gorgeous the city is. It is a traditional Kyoto wooden house, renovated so as to retain the original architecture and atmosphere. The...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Garden is pretty. Had trouble with washer/dryer not getting items dry. Owners Friend came to look at it. Would be useful to put in book more details on washer/dryer. Especially where to find the lint filter ! Also good idea to check the lint filter...More

Thank hawaiiislandretreat
Management response:Responded 30 November 2017

Hello Jeanne, Thank you very much for your review. We are very sorry to read your experience did not fully meet your expectation. We apologize for the inconvenience using the dryer. We're happy to confirm that the filters of the laundry machine are checked at...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING. We reserve the right to cancel the booking with no refund if smoking occurs. No loud noise outside of the house at all time, especially after 21:30. Late...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    2 Queens
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 3 nights
USD 415
31 May 2018 -
15 Sep 2018
2 nights
USD 350
1 Oct 2018 -
6 Jan 2019
3 nights
USD 398
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$677 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: AU$156 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Our house is located in Kamisuzuya-cho, a short 12 mn walk to the north of Kyoto station.

Originally a tinsmith district supplying the Imperial court in ancient Japan, Suzuya-cho has retained some of its old charm with many quaint machiyas, traditional old houses, and workshops still lined up in the streets. Our garden actually faces one of the oldest fabric factories in Kyoto and if you walk to the local sento (public bath) you can admire its beautiful compound.

Halfway between the station and our house, you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nishi Honganji and Higashi Honganji.

The shopping district of Shijo-Karasuma is a short 12-15 mn walk away.
Getting around
The Gojo subway station is 3 mn from the house.

Gojo Dori where you can catch taxis, quite a reasonable option for short rides, is 1 mn away.

We have a 24/7 supermarket 1 mn from the house.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: KIX: 90.0 km
Railway: Kyoto station: 1.2 km
We are located about 12 mn from Kyoto station by foot or 3 mn by taxi.

The Gojo subway station is 3 mn from the house.
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