Machiya Residence Inn Tokiwa-an


Tucked away within a small alley in an old-fashioned part of town lies Tokiwa-an machiya house. One stop away from the main Kyoto Station, this traditional Japanese house will provide you with a relaxing home during your stay in Kyoto.The restored lattice frameworks and mushikado windows, a style inspired by children insect cages, perfectly complement the Japanese shingles-a distinctive feature of many traditional machiya. Gas lamps that reflect the historical nature of this house light the pathway that lead you towards this charming machiya house.

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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.


The kitchen space is hidden behind wooden, sliding latticed doors. Behind these doors, you will fully functioning kitchen, where you will be able to cook light meals with ingredients from the local supermarket.

A high open ceiling, which was used to ventilate smoke from the furnace and kitchen and was an essential part of every machiya has been constructed allowing natural light from above to pour in.


There are 2 toilets, 1 bathroom, and 1 washroom found on the 1st floor. A modern, cedar wood-lined bathroom will allow you to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of sightseeing.

From the bathtub, a window looks out into the small garden to offer guests a sense of serenity.


In the cityscape reminiscent of olden Kyoto, behind a little alley, quietly sits the Kyoto townhome. The place presents an outlook that is true to tradition with straight-line roof tiles that are a signature of Kyoto townhomes, latticework and latticed-windows etc. A warm fire flickering in a retro style gas lamp welcomes all customers with its warmth.


34.995078 135.758915

332-6, Kagiyacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi,Kyoto,600-8178,JAPAN
-Approximately 6 minutes by Train
1. Take the Subway Karasuma Line
2. Get off at “Gojo Station” and leave the station from Exit No.6
3. Walk to Tokiwa-an (Approximately 3 minute on foot)

-Approximately 4 minutes by Taxi (about 1.2 kilometers)
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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