Need more information about booking Property 4448364 ?
Very Good

1 / 15 Japanese Style Mainroom

From $131 / night help
Total guests, approx:

Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

1 Full bath

Lovely Machiya townhouse near Philosopher's Walk 2
TripAdvisor property ID 4448364

More Property Details

Book this 2 bedroom house in Kyoto today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 39 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $919 to as high as $1619, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 18, 2018.

Read more Read less

About the owner

About the owner

Nobuya T.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



To get covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Kyoto Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (39)

Very Good – based on 39 reviews Very Good
39 reviews

Very Good

“Experience Kyoto and feel like a local!”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2015

We stayed in this lovely little house for just over a week over the new year period and enjoyed our stay very much. The house is clean and comfortable and has everything you could need to stay as a family. We cooked breakfast each day and a couple of light meals in the kitchen which had everything you need. And we saw Kyoto by bus, with bus stopping right out the front of the house. There is a supermarket a short walk away which is great for self catering, as well as some nice restaurants close by. The owner Nobu was great to deal with, quick to answer questions, and met us at the house to give us a tour and show us how everything worked. He also recommended some local restaurants which turned out to be great, particularly a soba noodle place a short walk away. A lot of sights like the philosophers walk were close by, and the busses are easy to catch, but sometimes we caught taxis which for short trips are cost effective for a family. I really cant speak highly enough about this little place, we really felt at home there and enjoyed every minute of our stay, especially with the fantastic heated table, and comfortable futons. And to top it off, I accidently left my earrings at the house, and Nobu went out of his way to contact me and send them on to my later accommodation. Do yourself a favor and stay here, you wont regret it, and you will have an experience of Kyoto that many people don't get to have, where you really feel like a local. We met some of the neighbors who were lovely, and we felt part of the community for a short time. a fantastic stay.

“Lovely and convenient”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2014

We had a beautiful stay at the Neneko house. It's very Japanese, and you should be mindful that you'll be living as a Japanese family would - e.g., futons, smallish fridge, no on-site concierge (although Nobu is very responsive). But that's also part of the charm. It is in a very atmospheric neighborhood, with numerous small lanes in which to wander and very convenient to a number of bus lines.

“Perfect Kyoto accommodation”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2014

My mom, brother, and I (from Missouri, U.S.A), and my boyfriend (from Kumamoto, Japan) stayed in Nanako house for three nights. We all loved it. It was an absolutely lovely place to stay-- very comfortable for four people. And very well equipped (we especially appreciated all the cookware and the humidifier!). The futons were also extremely comfortable. Nobu-san was wonderful to work with as well-- he always responded quickly to my e-mails beforehand while arranging the stay, and gave us a very kind and thorough welcome when we arrived. Would be thrilled to have the opportunity to stay here again, and will certainly be recommending Nanako House to anyone I know who visits Kyoto in the future.

“A well equipped house ready for you to settle your stay in kyoto”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2014

A nice wam cosy house just enough for our family of 4 to stay in machiya townhouse during our stay in kyoto. A good location with everything just next to us such as convenient stores, supermarkets, cafés, utterly awesome cake shop just around the corner (have to try!) and most importantly there is a handicraft centre just right next to our house where they have this tourist information booth which is extremely helpful to us. Our host is very nice as he provides us with information we need about the neighbourhood and transportation. The house is in excellent condition equipped with everything you need like you just need to bring your clothes to stay that Is all :) it's a must stay place when you come to kyoto to experience traditional japanese living. Thanks again Nobu!

“Nice stay in traditional Japanese house”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2013

Enjoyed staying in this traditional Japanese house. Good location.

“Better than a Hotel”

Reviewed 27 Nov 2013

Nanako house is a lovely traditional Japanese living experience - much better than any hotel room. The host, Nobu, is very welcoming and thorough in setting you up upon arrival. Everything you need is there and you can easily link up with buses and trains to explore Kyoto. Nanako is convenient to shopping and restaurants. Nobu goes out of his way to assist during your stay. We thoroughly recommend it and would not hesitate to come back to Nanako if we ever return to Kyoto.

“Very very good Nanako House”

Reviewed 20 Nov 2013

Me and my family has stayed at Nanako house on Nov 4th to 8th for 4 nights. We really enjoyed our stay at Nanako house. The house is really clean, the futons is really comfortable. The rented house is very comfortable for 4paxs, just nice for 5 paxs and challenging for 6 paxs. The heated laundry room is really good for our cloths during autumn as we washed our cloths at night and the next morning when we woke up, our cloths were completed dry. Nobusan, the owner of Nanako house is very friendly and easy to deal with as he speaks good English. He helped us made a reservation for a buffet lunch at aPa hotel and he also helped us to talk to aPa hotel to allow us to keep our luggages at the hotel after we check out from Nanako house so that we don't have to drag our luggages to Fushimi Inari Shrine. So, after our visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, we went to aPa hotel for buffet lunch and after lunch we collected our luggages and took a Nozomi train to Tokyo. It save us time and money. I will not hesitate to recommend Nanako House to anyone who is keen on staying in traditional Japanese house. The location is good and it really feel like home and very comfortable. Staying at Nanako house was the highlight of our trip.

“Charming Japanese house in Kyoto”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2013

Peaceful and very attractive machi-ya (??), decorated with good Japanese taste and well equipped, in the heart of Kyoto. Nobu San, the very friendly owner, gives you all kind of useful information (amenities, shops, transportation and other facilities). We would definitely stay here again. Writing these short lines I feel I am missing Kyoto...

“Nice and comfortable tradicional accomodation”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2013

We were looking for a japanese-style accomodation and this one fill our expectations. Nobu, the owner, was really nice and helpful, and flexible about check in and check out times. The house was nice and clean. There are several restaurants and shops nearby, and the bus shop is just round the corner.

“Wonderful house!”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2013

We had a wonderful one-month stay at Nanako. We have stayed at two other Kyoto machiya in the past and this was by far the most beautiful, clean, well-kept, and up-dated of them all (the air conditioners were a blessing in the heat and humidity of July). Great location and Nobu was a pleasure to work with.

Review 1-10 of 39

Also consider

Osaka Prefecture

275 properties

Kyoto Prefecture

263 properties


253 properties

Hyogo Prefecture

11 properties

Nara Prefecture

7 properties

Start a new search