Machiya Residence Inn Akane-an


Immerse yourself in the tradition and beauty of an authentic machiya of Kyoto. This 120 year-old Kyoto machiya is located on a quiet stone-paved street, just 520 meters from World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle.World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle, once served as the residence of the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto, who ruled over Japan for more than 260 years. It now houses over 1,000 important cultural treasures that are a testament to the prosperity and power of the Tokugawa shogun era.Akane-an lies just below the south east side of this historic castle. Amidst the concrete buildings, which show the changes that have taken place over time, this kyo-machiya continues to convey a sense of history.

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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 restored “hibukuro,” or high ceiling, formerly functioned as a means of releasing the smoke and heat from the kitchen furnace below. The design of the high ceiling and sturdy beam is something that is unique to machiya architecture.

Now, the high ceiling serves as a way of letting in additional light from the skylight above. The kitchen also has a refurbished antique cupboard, which contains traditional dishes and silverware.


The bathroom is lined with the finest Japanese Cypress wood (hinoki wood), from where visitors can take in a beautiful view of the “tsuboniwa” garden. Enjoy the changes of each seasons while soaking in a relaxing bath. There are 2 toilets, 1 shower/bathtub, and 1 washroom located on the 1st floor.


“Tsuboniwa” Garden Japanese plum, Cedar trees, and a “tsukubai” (a stone basin often featured in gardens is used to purify the hands) complete the design of this traditional garden. It will offer you a quiet, peaceful area, while surrounded by greenery during your stay in Akane-an.


35.009381 135.753051

172-8, Kajicho, Nakgyo-ku, Kyoto city,,Kyoto,604-8267,JAPAN
From Kyoto Station to Akane-an by Subway
-Approximately 20 minutes by Subway
1.Take the Kyoto Subway (Karasuma Line)
2.Transfer at “Karasuma Oike” Station to the Tozai Line
3.Get off at “Nijojo-mae” Station (Exit 1)
4.Walk to Akane-an (Approximately 5 minutes on foot)

From Kyoto Station to Akane-an by Taxi
-Approximately 13 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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