Azuki-an Machiya Residence Inn, our new machiya townhouse is located half-way between Gion Hanamikoji Street and the Kamogawa river, which is less than a 10-minute walk to the Kamogawa river, Pontocho, Shijo Kawaramachi, the Yasaka shrine, Minami-za kabuki theater, the Shirakawa river, the Takasegawa river, and many other tranquil & traditional places to visit.
"To the East, Gion: the beautiful Hanamachi or Geiko & Maiko street where the traditional architecture shows fascinating original beauty of Kyoto.
To the West, the Kamogawa river and Takasegawa river with a natural beauty symbolic of Kyoto.
To the South, the Kenninji temple at which tourists are fascinated by national treasures and Japanese gardens.
To the North, Pontocho where there are a remarkable number of machiya townhouses tightly packed beside an alley with the width of approximately 1 meter.
The traditional exterior of the house has the aesthetic of wabi-sabi (the beauty and pathos of loneliness, simplicity, and imperfection) and blends into the townscape in all directions surrounded by the history and elegance of Kyoto.
The dark brown lattice work bracing the white plaster walls, and Ichimonji-gawara (straight line roof tiles) extending to the middle of the house are revitalizing the traditional design of Kyo-machiya. There are historical townhouses in the back alleys of the main street, which offers you a great opportunity to experience the local atmosphere of Kyoto.
Guest rooms are decorated with scattered mosaic tiles and playful custom glass pieces reminiscent of the Taisho period. Please enjoy staying in this comfortable space that exemplifies a beautiful unity of modernism and tradition
Mosaic tiles, which are arranged as if they are responding to the glass door, on the floor are a brilliant expression of traditional architecture. The room is furnished with sofas for your relaxation and radiant under floor heating will warm your feet during the cold winter season. Please relieve your travel fatigue gazing into the courtyard.
When you open the artisan crafted glass door, which has a rare design consisted of 13 glasses, there is a small kitchen space to help your stay in the town house to be more comfortable. Please feel free to cook with bring-your-own ingredients using an IH (induction heated) stovetop/sink and cookware/dishware, or enjoy your family time over prepared green tea/tea/coffee and your own sweets purchased as souvenirs.
Fully modern bathroom space has a white round bowl shaped ceramic sink on shiny black tiles. The following bath amenities are provided: razor, tooth brush, cotton, and cotton buds.
Please enjoy a relaxing bath in our original bath tub made of white mosaic tiles overlooking the courtyard. Walls made of “Hinoki (Japanese cypress)” create an even softer atmosphere, which heals the mind and body from all travel fatigue.
Japanese "tsuboniwa" garden:
The courtyard brings four seasons and invites light to throughout the house, even to a back room of the townhouse built on the narrow site. It also expresses “Tsukubai” which is a natural flow to “Chashitsu (tea-ceremony room)” with the traditional arrangement of the Chozu-bachi (washbasin), Teshoku-ishi (candlestick stone), Suimon (sluice), Tobiishi (stepping stones), etc. Please enjoy the interesting Japanese garden adding beautiful and yet meaningful expression to the narrow space.
Bedrooms on the second floor:
The large wooden beam supporting the house provides an impressive sight in the bed rooms. Soft light emanates from the lighting fixtures shaped reminiscent of a traditional Japanese umbrella made of Washi (Japanese paper). Seeing the ceiling pitched to the windows, the house faithfully recreates the feel of the age when house a second floor was prohibited by law. The wooden floored room is furnished with twin beds, and you can use up to 4 sets of futon mattresses in Japanese style room.
Facilities & Amenities:
IPad/ Complimentary WIFI Internet/ Plasma TV/ Washing machine/ Clothe dryer (Spin dryer type)/ Washing detergent/ Fridge & freezer/ Air conditioner/ Induction heating plate x 1 & portable induction heating plate x 1/ Microwave/ Toaster/ Kettle/ Rice cooker/ Hair dryer/ Iron & iron board/ Toilet x 1/ Bathroom (Separate shower & bathtub)/ Single bed x 2 & futon mattress upon request
[ Amenities ] Cookware/ Plates, cups & glasses/ Cutlery/ Kitchen clothe & sponge/ Kitchen detergent/ Greet tea leaves, black tea bags & instant coffee/ Bath towel & face towel/ Shampoo, conditioner & body soap/ Toothbrush/ Razor/ Cotton set/ Hand soap...Read more
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 4 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 26,000 yen per night
3 people / From 29,000 yen per night
4 people / From 32,000 yen per night
The rate for staying for 3 nights or more:
2 people / From 23,000 yen per night
3 people / From 26,000 yen per night
4 people / From 29,000 yen per night
The rate for staying for 6 nights or more:
2 people / From 21,000 yen per night
3 people / From 24,000 yen per night
4 people / From 27,000 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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Same day 100%
1 day to 7 days prior 50%
8 days to 28 days prior 30%
Please feel free to contact us by email or phone for any further assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!
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