Machiya Residence Inn Shikoku-an


Situated in the heart of Kyoto is a stylish and innovative machiya house. This machiya house is located on a backstreet near the Takasegawa River, one of the most popular cherry blossom spots in Kyoto, and a short walk away the popular Gion area.This traditionally 90-year-old townhouse can be identified by its dark, purple-hued "noren" decorating its entranceway.While many machiya often feature details brown wooden exteriors, and latticework windows and doors, Shikoku-an represents a innovative take on the traditional machiya house. This machiya house retains many traditional components while expressing a sense of modernity through its contrasting white and black, wooden exterior walls. Stay at this beautifully renovated house to experience and uncover a different side of this historical city.

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- VAT is included, but bathing tax (around JPY 150 per adult) may NOT be included.
- Price in USD is based on the exchange rate as of today and might be different from that of the booking date.


Hidden behind a set of sliding “shoji” doors is a fully functioning kitchen, where you will be able to cook light meals with ingredients from the local supermarket. This kitchen opens up into the living room to allow any number of guests to cook and dine together within the same space.

A smaller Japanese room to the right of the kitchen also allows for additional natural light to illuminate the area.


A modern and stylish bathroom with a Japanese “wa” twist, you will be able to relax in luxury. Enjoy bathing in a “Hinoki buro,” a bathtub designed and crafted using the Japanese cypress wood. The golden hue of the Hinoki wood radiates warmth that will allow for you to refresh after a long day of sightseeing.

There are 2 separate toilet spaces on the 1st floor.


Relax while gazing at the surrounding inner garden, by the irori hearth table with bean-bag style zabuton cushion seats.


34.999599 135.768337

293-7 Shimogyo-ku, Shimizucho Kyoto-fu,Kyoto,600-8025,JAPAN
-Approximately 15 minutes by Train
1. Take the Subway Karasuma Line to “Shijo Station”
2. Transfer to the Hankyu Line.
3. Get off at “Kawaramachi” Station
4. Walk to Shikoku-an (Approximately 6 minutes on foot)

-Approximately 5 minutes by Taxi
You can get to Kyoto station from Kansai International Airport by JR Express HARUKA line (approximately 80 minutes by train)

"About the Check-in"
After reservation, details such as check-in method etc. will be sent from the facility.

"Check in Time"
From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This is a Japanese style accommodation as Vacation Rental. It basically offers rooms only. We ask all the guests to confirm the details of "About the Check in" and "Check in Time"

"About the Check-in"
After reservation, details such as check-in method etc. will be sent from the facility.

"Check in Time"
From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Check-in Time
From 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Check-out Time
Until 10:00am
Tax / Service Charge
Credit cards accepted at this property
Credit card is NOT accepted at this ryokan. Please pay by cash.
For co-sleeping preschool aged children, there are no charges for up to 2 children per lodging. For children that require separate bedding, the lodging charges are the same as adults.
Pets are NOT allowed.
Nothing in particular
Other policies & conditions
Being a historic wooden building, firearms are strictly prohibited inside the premises, and smoking is prohibited./Being a private reservation machiya, no staff is stationed there. Emergency contact information is registered on the provided dedicated mobile phone./Because the accommodation facility is a renovated town house which was originally used as a private home, the surrounding neighbourhood has residents living there. Please be considerate of the fact when you use the facility./Depending on how the guests use the facility, there may be cases where the guests may be asked to improve their conduct. If an improvement is not observed, it may be unavoidable to have the guests vacate the house. In that case, guests are asked to take note that a refund will not offered./After reservation, details such as check-in method etc. will be sent from the facility./Everything inside the facility, including furnishings etc. can be used without extra charges. However, since the facility uses fittings that may be old, guests are urged to handle them with care./Please report in case breakage or any damage occurs.

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