Hatoba-an is located near “Gion Higashi,” one of Kyoto's five “flower” districts (花街), where geiko and maiko live to learn their performance. Located near the Shirakawa and Kamogawa River, many Japanese art shops and antique shops line the nearby streets, making this a high-class area. Up to 6 people can stay in this machiya townhouse.
The name “Hatoba-an” refers to the desire for peace. The word, “hato” means dove and “ba” refers to feather. Since ancient times, the dove has long been a symbol for peace and this imagery can be seen throughout the rooms. In particular, the bedroom contains a custom-made stained glass window of a dove that has been specially designed for this accommodation. When the sunlight shines down through the skylight, you will be able to see its full splendor.
Hatoba-an is located on Komonmae Dori, a street that opened in 1603 and leads to Chion-in, the head temple of the Jodo Shu (Pure Land Sect of Buddhism). Currently, the area is a mecca for people interested in visiting some of the world's leading antique shops. Here it will offer you a great opportunity to experience the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto.
First Floor JAPANESE ROOM
Relax in this Japanese-style room that looks out into the traditional Japanese garden. Here, you can enjoy the changes of the seasons, where different characteristics of the scenery can be seen during the night and day.
In addition, the table found in this room is made from the solid timber of a Japanese Zelkova tree. It has been carefully and painstakingly varnished using a technique that requires the repetition of painting and wiping the varnish coating numerous times.
The kitchen contains a classic cupboard and restored Japanese-style chest. Within this cupboard, you will find traditional plates and utensils (enough for 6 people), Japanese teacups, an iron teapot, and rice bowls. Other kitchen appliances include a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, kettle, rice cooker, and 2 induction heating plates. Please feel free to use these for your meals. In addition, the kitchen features a “Hibukuro,” or high ceiling that once served as a chimney. Now, rays of light penetrate the skylight windows to stir the imagination and evoke images of the traditions of times gone by.
This property features a bathroom that faces out towards the lush, and beautiful greenery of the courtyard garden. The washroom is spacious with a large mirror. The toilet area is also on the first floor, but is located in a separate space.
- "Tsuboniwa" GARDEN
From both the Japanese-style room and bathroom, you can gaze at the traditional Japanese garden, which contains Mokkoku trees, mountain maples, and hair cap moss. The Mokkoku, a tree that has been used since Edo Period Japan, blooms small, delicate flowers in the spring. The corner of the garden contains “kikuzumi,” a unique charcoal that features cuts resembling a chrysanthemum (Kiku), which illustrates the beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
Second Floor BEDROOM
The bedroom is a serene space, where East meets West, and the balance between tradition and modernity is achieved. An old-fashioned wooden beam, which has supported the house from when it was first built, can be seen across the high ceilings. This bedroom has 2 western-style single beds.
Second Floor JAPANESE ROOM
Across the hallway from the Western-Style room is the Japanese room. Here, the floors have been laid with traditional tatami mats, the plastered walls convey warmth of tradition, and the ceiling and furniture fittings are designed in a wickerwork pattern. When more than 3 guests are staying in the machiya, 3 sets of Japanese-style futons can be arranged in this room.
Please see the following details to find out more about the rates;
- The above rates are based on 2 persons and may vary depending on the number of people, weekend/public holidays, season and length of stay.
- The additional charge of 3,000 yen will apply per person / night. The maximum capacity is 6 people.
- The rate includes the bathroom amenities, towels, linens and housekeeping service once in three days.
The rate for staying for 1 or 2 night(s):
2 people / From 35,000 yen per night
3 people / From 38,000 yen per night
4 people / From 41,000 yen per night
5 people / From 44,000 yen per night
6 people / From 47,000 yen per night
The rate for staying for 3 nights or more:
2 people / From 31,000 yen per night
3 people / From 34,000 yen per night
4 people / From 37,000 yen per night
5 people / From 40,000 yen per night
6 people / From 43,000 yen per night
The rate for staying for 6 nights or more:
2 people / From 28,000 yen per night
3 people / From 31,000 yen per night
4 people / From 34,000 yen per night
5 people / From 37,000 yen per night
6 people / From 40,000 yen per night
The minimum stay is one night
Children who do not require bedding are free of charge. (Please inform us when you inquire)
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