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“Great machiya -- everything we needed for 7...”
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Protector of the house, Samurai Bob, in the 2nd floor Japanese tatami mat room
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Protector of the house, Samurai Bob, in the 2nd floor Japanese tatami mat room
Entrance into the traditional Japanese garden The spacious living, dining and kitchen area is great for a large group
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Protector of the house, Samurai Bob, in the 2nd floor Japanese tatami mat room
Entrance into the traditional Japanese garden
The spacious living, dining and kitchen area is great for a large group
Modern dining area with 100 year old wooden door to access the bathroom
The living room with 'Hibachi' table and 52 inch flat-screen TV
The modern kitchen with induction stove, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, etc. with our Hotei-san gods
Our three traditional Hotei-san (Fushimi doll), gods protecting the house against fire
Japanese tatami mat room (with old traditional wedding kimono)
The old traditional wedding kimono
Ichimatsu ningyo doll, a traditional present for young girls
The LDK and the Japanese tatami room are separated by a  Fusuma paper door
The main bedroom upstairs, with two single beds
The Japanese tatami mat room on the 2nd floor,  with special red wall, 'Geisha tea house' style
The Japanese tatami mat room becomes a bedroom with two futons
The fully automatic washer/dryer is very convenient for travelers
The bathroom, wooden walls and automatic bath control system
2nd floor toilet
Tsukubai in the garden
The garden during the 'Kouyou' season (Autumn)
Floor Plan
Kinkaku-Ji, the Golden Pavilion
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (10-12 minutes by Bicycle)
Tofukuji Temple (7 minutes by bicycle)
Toji Temple (15 minutes by bicycle)
Toyokuni Shrine (9 minutes away on foot)
Yasaka Pagoda (20 minutes away on foot)
Kiyomizu Dera Temple during a night light-up (20 minutes away on foot)
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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jnypny
virginia
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great machiya -- everything we needed for 7 people and the service was top-notch”
Reviewed 5 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We had a terrific stay for 5 nights. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking in for 7 people, the beds and futons were very comfortable, and the location was convenient for seeing the sites, grabbing a bus or getting a cab. The most helpful thing of all was the service provided by the rental office. Having provided us with a cell phone to call them directly, they were immediately responsive to every request and extremely helpful. Overall, a wonderful place to stay in an amazing city.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Nov 2017
Thanks a lot for your review. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. And we're always happy to help our guests during their stay in Kyoto!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ljsulliva...
Seattle
1 review
“Great location for transit”
Reviewed 14 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Location on quiet street offers great access to Kyoto's outstanding transit system. Five minute walk to bus stop connects with train station and other parts of the city. It's also easy to get a cab, and cab fares in Kyoto are super reasonable. Neighborhood is not trendy, so area restaurants are small in number and size, but welcoming when you find them. House is comfortable, well lighted, and well equipped, though television has no English channels and second floor might not work well with visitor with mobility issues due to steep stairway. Check in was a breeze. Akiko (owner) always provided quick response to queries before and during the trip

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 May 2017
Thanks a lot for your comment. Glad you liked the house.
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Perfect accommodation”
Reviewed 26 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had a splendid time in this Machiya. Very nice & tidy house. Everything from laundry to detergent to cooking utensils and amenities were available. All you need to buy is food and drinks. Bus and tram lines are within short reach. Very quiet neighbourhood​.
Owners were easily reachable while preparing the trip (incl. very quick answers) and always nice.
Easy check in and check out procedure.

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Management Response
28 Apr 2017
Thanks a lot for your comment. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto and we hope to have again the pleasure to welcome you.
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molemansu...
Asheville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful machiya and excellent location in Kyoto!”
Reviewed 22 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This is a beautiful machiya and an excellent location within Kyoto. It is within walking distance to many temples, shrines, restaurants, and shopping. Also very close proximity to bus and subway stations too.

The machiya itself was perfect-the environment, design, furnishings, etc., and with details to attention (even providing the washing powder, paper products, tea, fully equipped kitchen with utensils, etc.)

The rooms were comfortable and cosy. The staff was very friendly and attentive and only around when requested. The wi-fi was very fast and there were English options available on the television through YouTube, etc.

We had a great experience and we will definitely recommend the apartment to others as well!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Feb 2017
Thank you very much for your comment. We're glad you enjoyed the house and your stay in Kyoto, and we hope to have again the pleasure of welcoming you.
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Hannahsia...
Caerleon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful ”
Reviewed 11 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
3
people found this review helpful

The house was lovely. It was cosy but big enough that 4 of us stayed there for two weeks without feeling like we were falling over each other.

The two tatami rooms are beautiful, one with samurai armour and the other with a wedding kimono. The futons were actually very comfortable! I'm told that the western beds were comfortable too.
The dining, sitting and kitchen area was nice but we couldn't get the Netflix to work and make use of the nice big TV but that's probably just us not being able to work it out!
The bathroom was my favourite room in the house because the bath was so lovely!

It's easy to get around from here, lots of busses go past and it's not far from the river, you can walk or cycle along the river path to reach places like the downtown area.
There's a couple of supermarkets close to the house too and some nice little places to eat.

The owners were very helpful and organised soccer tickets for us as well as giving us the suggestion of going to the flea market which we didn't know about.
We really enjoyed our stay here!

I look forward to coming back to Kyoto myself with my best friend in a years time and I'd love to stay here again

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Management Response
11 Nov 2016
Thanks a lot for your comment. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again.
(For the Netflix issue, you should have asked us!)
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