Kyoto machiya townhouse near Gion
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||115 square meters|
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Description from the owner
Rent a whole Kyoto traditional townhouse by the day for up to 7 people. Unlike a Ryokan there are no rules like having to be back by a certain time of night. Instead, enjoy the space and freedom of having an entire house to yourself.
Komachiya is a thoroughly authentic Kyoto-style house, with traditional and antique effects, wood, plaster and tatami interior, 2-storeys with large tatami sleeping and living rooms, full-facililty kitchen, separate bathroom and toilets, exquisite exterior garden.
Komachiya is located inside a local shopping arcade. Buy ingredients just outside your front door, then bring them home and throw them in a...Read more
Kyoto machiya townhouse near Gion
Kyoto, Kinki, Japan
Additional Location Information
Komachiya is ideally situated within walking distance of the many famous sights of Kyoto, from the temples and shrines to the geisha tea houses of Gion. It is also close to the bright lights of the shopping, dining and entertainments districts of Kawaramachi and Ponto-cho.
1 min walk from Higashiyama subway station.
7 min walk from Sanjo station.
15 min by taxi from Kyoto station.(depending on traffic)
Furukawa-cho, higashiyama-ku, kyoto
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in JPY) (change)
|Rate Summary||$198 - $316||$198||$1,334 - $2,076||$0||3 nights|
|2 persons||$198||-||$1,334||-||3 nights|
|3 persons||$237||-||$1,611||-||3 nights|
|4 persons||$257||-||$1,680||-||3 nights|
|5 persons||$277||-||$1,799||-||3 nights|
|6 persons||$297||-||$1,927||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|7 persons||$316||-||$2,076||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$198||$198||$1,334||-||3 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
Rates are all inclusive of fees, taxes, etc. (breakfast and other meals are not provided.)
The rates presented here are Regular Season rates. There are also High and Special Season rates.
High Season rates are 20% above Regular Season rates.
Special Season rates are 30% above Regular Season rates.
Bookings are accepted only up to 6 months in advance.
Please pay in advance by Japanese yen through PayPal, within 7 days of making your booking.
High season includes cherry blossum season in end March- early April, Golden Week in late April-early May, autumn in November and early December, and some other special days.
Special Season includes Gion Festival in July, Obon in mid-August, Christmas and around New Years Day.
Please contact us to find out about these times.Or see the calendar on the Komachiya website.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Five people stayed here comfortably - everything you could need, including internet access and a couple of bicycles for the adventurous. Set in a little covered market alleyway - no noise nuisance, and all you could want for everyday food supplies within a few steps, also a nice friendly little coffee shop (which did an interesting salad and toast breakfast), a pretty canal walk, and a gift shop. Walking distance from the train station, the big shrine locally (we were there for a wedding) and the main shopping roads. We all want to go back!
The property is traditionally wooden carpenter built, so it's strictly non smoking, if that matters to you.
Beautiful, clean, and convenient. Well located and in fun surrou
Traditional Japanese home conveniently located next to a subway station and within walking distance to the old town (Gion), parks and temples. The home is within a 200 meter long covered market which adds to the charm and fun of the site. The market is quiet and does not create any noticeable noise in the house. The home contains all of the necessary comforts and is very well kept and clean. The owner is amiable and was extremely helpful in giving us advice on visiting Kyoto.
Great location for family or close friends
We went to Kyoto to ... well, does any one need a reason to go to Kyoto? but we timed our trip to coincide with the main floats during Gion festival.
The machiya manager e-mailed me days in advance for our arrival time. We advised her we would arrive at 9:30 and expect to store our luggage at the station until check in time. Whilst on the shinkansen, we were advised that we could drop the bags off as soon as we arrived and return at our leisure. This made it so much easier for us as the day was sunny and 35C. The same excellent service was extended to us on our last day.
We were given maps and advise of local events. Help and direction were only an e-mail, ext or phone call away.
The "river" at the end of the street was a great hit with the children to cool off, they all ditched their shoes and were wading in the stream. You walk past 2 temples on the way to Gion, have your choice of train or bus as both are very close. The townhouse is in a shopping strip so getting food is too easy.
The townhouse also comes with 2 foldable bikes to use but we never got round to it.
It's good for a large group who know each other well as the sliding doors are paper thin (literally) and all sounds carry through the house. We were in the bedroom downstairs and can hear all the children's footsteps above - lucky they go to bed before us.
For us, the house is a much better option than a hotel and the children loves the laptop and internet already in the house. WiFi is also available for our smart phones.
Be a Kyoto resident!
Staying in Komachiya gave you the opportunity to feel for what it is like to be "living in Kyoto". My wife and I spent two nights there and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It's different from normal hotel stay in the way that you can cook your meals (cooking utensils and cutlery are provided) and do your laundry using the state-of-art Japanese washing machine! There're plenty of local stores around Komachiya and so we had no problem getting all the stuff for our Japanese-style hotpot dinner. To make it more fun, we had our hotpot at the tatami sitting room while watching TV. Last but not the least, the super-friendly Japanese host spoke excellent English and gave us very good advice on places to go in the surroundings.
Loved Kyoto and loved Komachiya! Was there in October so a bit early for the fall colors but had a great time. Komachiya was really big and nicely done inside and out and the lady who runs it very helpful. Will definitely stay there again next time!
Staying at Machiya Townhouse enhanced my visit to kyoto!
my visit to the beautiful city of kyoto with its temples, shrines and monasteries was made perfect by staying at Kyoto machiya townhouse. Its central position allowed me immediate access to everything Kyoto offered, but i was most impressed with the calmness i felt in this house, due to the exquisite decor and immaculate cleanliness.
The lady who manages this house, Masae, could not have been more helpful and kind, and i'll always choose to stay here when visiting Kyoto again.