Hatoba-an is located near “Gion Higashi,” one of Kyoto's five “flower” districts, where geiko and maiko live to learn their performance. It is also near the Shirakawa river and Kamogawa river. 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 can be seen throughout the rooms. In particular, the bedroom contains a custom made stained glass window of a dove that has been specifically designed for this accommodation. It can be seen in its full splendor when the sunlight shines down from the skylight window.
Hatoba-an is located on Komonmae Dori, a street which opened in 1603 and leads to Chion-in, the head temple of the Jodo Shu, or 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 offers you a great opportunity to experience the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto.
- First Floor Japanese Room
Relax in this Japanese-style room that overlooks a traditional Japanese garden. The changes in seasons and scenery during the night and day can be enjoyed here. The table is made from the solid timber of a Japanese Zelkova tree that has been carefully varnished using a painstaking painting and wiping technique.
- Kitchen Area
The kitchen contains a classic cupboard and restored Japanese-style chest. Traditional plates and utensils, including Japanese teacups, an iron teapot, and rice bowls are available. Please feel free to use these for your meals. The Hibukuro, or high ceiling of the kitchen, once served as a chimney and is a sight to behold. Now, rays of light penetrate the skylight windows stirring the imagination while evoking images of the traditions of times gone by.
From the cypress lined bathroom, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the greenery in the courtyard garden.
- "Tsuboniwa" Garden
From the Japanese-style room and bathroom, you can gaze at the traditional Japanese garden which contains Mokkoku trees, mountain maples, and hair cap moss. These trees have been used in Japanese gardens since the Edo period. The corner of the garden contains “kikuzumi” which illustrate the beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Kikuzumi is a type of charcoal in which the surface resembles a blooming chrysanthemum.
- Second Floor Bedroom
The bedroom is a serene space, where East meets West and a balance between traditional and modern is achieved. The old-fashioned beam that has supported the house for ages can also be seen on the ceiling.
- Second Floor Japanese Room
The plastered walls convey the warmth of tradition, while 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.
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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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