Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from south florida
Nice snd cozy 2 story condo with lots of charmPosted Jul 26, 2015
Great location, tidy and has all the essentials. 4 star accommodation and lots of character for the adventurous seeking the local lifestyle. Only downside are that beds are too hard, futons uncomfortable and not enough pillows.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Sydney Australia
Loved this wonderful little house.Posted Jun 27, 2015
Wonderful japanese house. Small but perfect. Lovely Japanese details everywhere. Great facilities. Beautiful and convenient location. A bit miniaturised but perfect.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Melbourne
Quaint Japanese house in heart of Kyoto.Posted May 29, 2015
Pros: Perfect Japanese home stay.
Cons: Stairs to bedroom and sitting room very steep. Would not be suitable for anyone with a disability.
Location: At the hub of restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Location could not be better.
Wonderful stay in authentic Japanese house. Own kitchen and washing machine tucked behind sliding screens. Walking distance to Gion geisha district, southern Higashima temple and lane area. Also close to markets and main shopping strip. Lots of restaurants with open air tables beside the river. A perfect location.perfer
for Familiesby ShiJu
Posted Feb 25, 2015 on Hotels
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Historic charm in a great locationPosted Dec 25, 2014 on Hotels
We stayed at this machiya in December. It is a historic building, with all the charm and practical problems that one would expect of a historic building--wooden beauty, classic design, sliding screen doors, tatami rooms on the upside, and poor insulation, bathrooms only on the ground floor, and a very steep staircase on the downside. Of course, the advantages are well worth the disadvantages, so long as no one in your party has a mobility disability. The machiya itself is gorgeous and well maintained. It has been modernized with two nice bathrooms (note that the AC/heat extends poorly to both). The beds are on the hard side, but comfortable. There is a flat screen TV and a computer to use, as well as wifi. Maid service comes daily. The machiya is smaller than we expected. The main living room is only 4 tatamis, and the side room is even smaller. It is perfectly good for a couple, but not much more. The customer service was fantastic from reservation through the very last day of our stay. Their English is excellent--including at least one native speaker of English--a luxury in Japan! The location is great, about a 10 minute walk to the historic Gion district and Shijo Dori, with many temples and shrines are within walking distance, and restaurants & a grocery store 5 minutes away. We definitely would recommend this machiya. Even more strongly than the machiya itself, we recommend Machiya Residence Inn, which manages quite a few machiyas.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great Location in Historic Kyoto HousePosted Jun 22, 2014
Great location, only a short walk to the Gion District. House is in great condition, two toilets and nice shower/bath room. Very traditional with very little furniture. Looks like it should sleep 6, but only has bedding for 4. Nice little kitchen, washer/dryer takes about 5 hours per load. Stairs are very steep, more like a ladder. The directions to get to the office were very confusing. Once you sign in, you need to take a taxi to the house. Hard to find the first time, but right next to the canal and river, so easy landmarks. Make sure to rent bikes for the day, you can find a shop only a few blocks away and they don't cost much.
for Couplesby Magiskter from Singapore
Lovingly restored townhouse makes a wonderful stayPosted Feb 9, 2014 on Hotels
A wonderful experience
Recommendedby 박현진 from 대구. Korea
멋진 경험Posted Dec 31, 2013 on Hotels
위치가 조금 찾기 힘들었던 점을 빼면 멋진 곳이었어요. 아무런 방해 없이 우리만의 휴가를 보낼수 있었던것 같아요. 참 좋았습니다. 기대했던 교토 여행은 숙소에서부터 멋지게 보낼수 있었습니다. ^^
Recommendedby Viorel from France
Posted Jul 18, 2013 on Hotels
Très original et authentique Très proche du centre avec multiples lignes de bus pour visiter Kyoto
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
great stayPosted Jun 21, 2013
Pros: tiny but very traditional with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
Cons: the stairs but using them like a ladder definitely helped
Location: fantastic location. Walk to major shopping centre and traditional areas, quiet, close bus and subway.
the inn was fantastic. The only suggestions we can make are that it would be good to have western pillows as some of the pillows were too hard and a tea towel in the kitchen to dry the dishes. Thanks for helping us enjoy our stay.