Find the History in the Old Capital
Kyoto was the old capital in Japan since the 8th century, before Tokyo. Its nostalgic scenery with traditional atmosphere is something you can find only in Kyoto, as well as historic ryokans.Where to go
- Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine The arcade of endless vermillion gates "Torii" is one of the most famous view in Kyoto.
- Kinkakuji Temple The renowned golden temple in the Japanese garden has attracted millions of people for centuries.
- Kiyomizu-dera Temple Its wooden stage offers great scenery in each season such as cherry blossom in spring & fall folige.
- Sanjusangendo Hall Rebuilt in 13th century, this is also one of the most famous temple with its 1001 statues of Kannon.
- Zenrinji-temple, Eikan-do Located in Eastern Kyoto, Eikan-do is well-known for its beautiful fall folige illuminations.
- Kyoto Imperial Palace This is the former official residence of Japan's imperial family, known as "Gosho" in Japanese.
- Ryoanji-temple Rock garden The rock garden in Ryoanji is a symbol of not only Kyoto & Japaanese garden, but also Zen buddhism.
- Nijo castle This world heritage-listed castle is open for public with its 3 areas & surrounding Japanese garden.
- Nishiki market The long shopping arcade has hundreds of shops and restaurants to get Kyoto specialties.
- Cherry Blossoms Coming to Kyoto in spring? Cherry blossoms are the must-see with no doubt.
- Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Another symbolic view of Kyoto is the path among the soaring stalks of bamboo in Arashiyama.
- Fall Folige Find the best place for you to enjoy the colorful scenery, the symbol of Autumn in Japan.
- The Gion District, known as the entertainment and geisha quarter Gion is the most famous as geisha district, with a row of wooden and traditional buildings.
- Kaiseki Cuisine Kaiseki is traditional Japanese dinner of multi-course, for which Kyoto is well-known.
- The Riverbed (Kawakodo Dining) Must-see feature of summer in Kyoto. You can enjoy meals and drinks on a balcony by or on the river with the cool breeze.
"HIIRAGIYA was established in 1818, and has gained a requtation as one of the most beloved of Japan's traditional inns, or ryokan. Under the ownership of the same family for six generations, Hiiragiya has been host to internationally famous men and women-writers, artists, politicians, scientists, and members of the imperial family. Both Nobel Prize winning novelist, Yasunari Kawabata, and noted author, Junichiro Tanizaki, considered Hiiragiya to be their home away from home. Hiiragiya takes its name from a type of holly (hiiragi) that is believed to bring good fortune. You'll find the symbol of the holly leaf, its trademark, throughout the inn. It is a wish that it will bring you the good luck it has brought here over the years."See Details
2Amayadorino Yado Ujo Soan
When it rains suddenly, you take shelter from rain. Someone kind lend you an umbrella, and sometimes you share an umbrella with someone… It is a nostalgic scenery. In busy days, there are something warm that you were forgetting. Japan has a culture of loving the rain since the distant past with many words. Tango is the town with tons of raining. The town where people can enjoy the rain and feel warm and nostalgic atmosphere of Japan. This ryokan is the place for adults. Spend some relaxing time like taking shelter from the rain at 1 of 5 villas with each different elegance.See Details
Miyamasou will offer the best ingredients and a comfortable environment that we hope will turn into good energy to our guests from both Japan and abroad who seek good cuisine and traditional Japanese lodging. In this haven away from the city, we will do our utmost to provide guests with gracious service that can only be experienced at Miyamasou.See Details
4Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
"Authentic Japanese luxury in historic Kyoto Arashiyama. Set along the peaceful Hozu River, an authentic Japanese-style experience awaits at Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto. A harmonious blend of relaxing heaven and the modern conveniences of a vibrant city, the hotel is perfectly poised to offer access to some of Japan's most important national treasures. With an intimate collection of 39 guestrooms, including 6 specialty rooms, this retreat is inspired by traditional Japanese touches and culture offering a truly enriching and indigenous experience. For a locally inspired meal, the restaurant and comfortable cafe offer a variety of gourmet options."See Details
The main building features earthen flooring, an inner garden and other traditional elements of Kyoto's Machiya style architecture, replete with great facilities in this newly constructed wooden style Japanese Inn completed in January 2016. Continually passing the safety standards for earthquake resistance, fire laws and security etc., the inn intends to create a legacy that will last for centuries to come.The resort is happy to have you use the facilities the way you want at this private lodging dedicated to serving one customer group (of two to six people) each day. Enjoy the changing atmosphere of the four seasons of Yasaka Kyoto.Higashi-Oji Dori is the main trunk line that links north to south from Kyoto Station, Shinkansen-side while detouring the centre of the city. After turning east at the Higashiyama Yasui intersection in front of the most lively place in town, Gion, you enter Shimogawaradori, a street that gradually transitions into the calm and serene cityscape of Kyoto.Facing Shimogawaradori, in the central neighbourhood of Kamibentencho, stands 'Yasaka Suijinka'.See Details
6Machiya Residence Inn Suo-an
This machiya expresses the light of new hope and the evanescence found during Japanese Romantic Taisho Era(1912 to 1926).A time when Japan had recently been exposed to a slightly more western lifestyle, this era ushered in the perfect balance between the traditional Japanese style combined with the vibrant and international scene of the Meiji Period.Suo-an machiya house, accentuated with shades of crimson, is a townhouse that reflects the influence that modern design had on the traditional machiya house.A large wooden beam stretches across the ceiling - portraying the charm of the traditional architecture. Tatami-mat lined rooms that have been designed with the Japanese tea ceremony room in mind. Enjoy an atmosphere that can only be experienced at Suo-an machiya house.See Details
7Kyokoyado Yasaka Yutone
Within walking distance of many of Kyoto's most famous attractions, Kyokoyado Yasaka Yutone offers a cozy retreat in the center of Kyoto. It provides a quintessential ambience of Kyoto and authentic Kyoto Kaiseki meal using variety of locally grown, seasonal vegetables.See Details
In a location set slightly apart from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto, this is a luxuriously private space to spend time. While experiencing the natural beauty of Kyoto, the heart of Japanese culture, one can come in contact with the "Culture of Wa" including tea ceremony, kimono, and maiko dancers. Garments, Cuisine, and Lodgings that can only be experienced in this place. Hospitality that richly and deeply fills one's heart. By all means, at least once come and experience the highest caliber time.See Details
Suisen offers you "luxurious time in grand nature" and "great authentic food". Wishing to be "The beloved ryokan". 13-room quiet retreat.See Details
10Aoi KYOTO STAY
All the rental houses of Aoi KYOTO STAY are located in different places in downtown Kyoto, near lively Shijo Avenue and historical Gion area. Most of our traditional houses, Machiya in Japanese, were built around a hundred years ago. They are remodeled finely on a traditional Japanese spirit and elegantly decorated with vintage furniture and antique Japanese art pieces. We hope you will enjoy your luxury and relaxing time in Kyoto with Aoi KYOTO STAY. It is not a hotel or a Japanese inn but a new-style accommodation. We would like you to enjoy comfortable spatial luxury full of inspirations excite your senses.See Details
Be carefree and enjoy your Kyoto stay at "Yoshii", the very centre of Kyoto. "Kyono Koshuku Miyagawacho Yoshii" is located to the south of Kawabata street from Minami-za, facing Shijo street.There are only three rooms, one that faces the inner garden, one that overlooks Kamogawa and one with a view of the merry Kaburenjo. Preserving the relaxation style true to Kyoto, featuring jet baths and Hinoki wooden baths in each room produce a scene full of the spirit of a trip to Kyoto.See Details
All the rooms are pleasantly nestled in the middle of beautiful gardens.Take off your travel tiredness at Ohara hot springs, and feast on the vegetable and herb kaiseki prepared by the young master chef Yoshida. You can enjoy the nature of Ohara or a pilgrimage to Sanzen-in. A famous temple of the Rakuhoku village of Tokyo. Oyado Seryo, Ohara Hot Spring, gracefully standing next to Sanzen-in, a famous temple of the town of Rokkaku Kyoto. Every traveler is welcomed with warmth in every season.See Details
Rangetsu is located in a quiet neighborhood in Arashiyama of Kyoto, which area shows a variety of faces in each season. Have a relaxing stay away from the daily lives.See Details
"When you examine closely the culture of Shichu no Sankyo of Higashiyama, you will find that its primary purpose was to be a small mountain retreat for tired locals. The gentry of the capital at that time chose to enjoy this place for it's tranquil beauty, contrasted against the hectic life of the city. The origins of many tea related traditions of Japan, such as the wabicha style tea ceremony, and offering tea to the deceased can be found here. Facing the Yasaka Jinja shrine, completed by the Kodaiji temple from behind, Gion Hatanaka is the elegant and peaceful successor to the heritage of Higashiyama. It is an oasis of the mountains respite, nestled in the midst of a city. Standing silently and wordless, Gion Hatanaka hopes to show you the beauty of the Higashiyama people, which has lasted here unbroken since ancient times."See Details
Located on the Tango peninsula, Shorenkan Yoshinoya is an inn full of nostalgia. A place where you can enjoy beautiful countryside scenery, the taste of the fishermen's town resonating with the essence of Japan.Here the sea and the sky melt into an azure gradient meeting at the horizon spreading all around you with a white lighthouse overlooking the majestic Sea of Japan. This magnificent view of Tango Matsushima invites the hearts of all visitors.Take a swim in the ocean in the summers and enjoy Taiza crab in the winters, away from the bustling Tango town, throughout the four seasons at "Taiza hot-spring village". Let yourself relax at the hot spring which gently heals the tiredness of travelling.See Details
16Sumiya Kiho-an Ryokan
"- Unique experience, best destination to discover Japanese icons - Sumiya Kiho-an, located in the Yunohana spa resort only 20 minutes away from the center of Kyoto by train,offers you exceptional relaxation and unforgettable experiences in this hideaway surrounded by breathtaking nature."See Details
"Arashiyama Benkei was established in 1969 on the historical and scenic land known as Arashiyama. Thriving spring cherry blossoms, red autumn leaves blanketing the mountains, and cultural and historic landmarks give Arashiyama the distinction of being one of Japan's leading sightseeing destinations. Just upstream from (west of) the Togetsu-kyo Bridge, which marks the center of the area, and situated alongside the murmurs of the Oi River, is Arashiyama Benkei. This ryokan accommodations, built in the traditional sukiya-zukuri architecture style reminiscent of antique tea houses, is not simply a place to rest and eat, but also houses facilities in which guests can enjoy Arashiyama's onsen (hot springs) and indulge in traditional Kyoto cuisine. Please visit here to experience the utmost in comfort and relaxation."See Details
18Machiya Residence Inn Kohaku-an
Machiya Residence Inn is a Kyoto style townhouse accommodation facility offering a single home unit for lodging, limited to serving one customer group at a 'Kyomachiya', a traditional Kyoto home. The place offers a comfortable atmosphere complete with upgraded functional aspects of the home, while cherishing the tradition of kyomachiya. Being fully renovated from the framework up by professional machiya craftsmen and having acquired its permit for hotel operation by the administration after thorough hazard prevention inspection, the inn welcomes its customers to enjoy their stay with peace of mind. Reinvigorating the history of Kyoto style latticework and inner garden etc. gazing up, one can see the joists that were put over a century ago. Featuring reformed wet areas and necessities from household appliances to cooking utensils, the inn boasts facilities to fully support the guests stay with comfort.See Details
19Machiya Residence Inn Anzu-an
The design of the Kyoto machiya is steeped in tradition - from the white lattice windows to the clay tiled roofs and protruding wooden lattice windows.Considered to be an integral and valuable part of the Kyoto landscape, the number of Kyoto machiya is disappearing. This is an opportunity to experience firsthand the historic beauty and comfort of a machiya.Anzu-an machiya house sits quietly on a small street. This bright and cozy machiya will welcome you into a house fitted with dark mahogany wood, traditional tatami mats, and calming white walls.Each room of this house has been meticulously designed with incredible detail, and unique features - from the traditional tearoom inspired entrance way, to the blue - green stones featured in the bathroom. When wet, these stones transform into a glossy blue color.See Details
20KYOMACHIYA HOTEL SHIKI JURAKU
"SHIKI JURAKU" is located in a quiet residential area in the west side of Kyoto Imperial Palace. You can enjoy your stay like to live in Kyoto in the 10 different Machiya townhouses with a history of nearly 100 year that carries along the tradition but values innovation at the same time.Kyoto is a city known for its rich history and is always seeking for something new.The city is composed of its great aesthetic appreciation of tradition,the seasons and festivals that have been cultivated by the local citizens,in harmony with nature, from a more ancient time.To provide guests the best experience at Four Seasons in Kyoto,we dedicate ourselves to our unique service, "Ju-no-Raku" meaning "Ten Delight",from which the hotel deprives its name "SHIKI JURAKU".The place combines the style of traditional independent machiya of Japan, following an unbroken lineage, and the comfort and convenience of modern day facilities such as check-in counter on site, 24/7 concierge service and beds, not futon bedding, in most of all rooms.See Details
Once one has passed through the gate of the Yuzuya hotel, the ambience here is that of an ancient capital mountain dwelling. As if the bustle of Gion were a fabrication, tranquility lingers in the refined atmosphere. The storehouse and wooden doors and utilized at each and every turn produce a rustic and profound quality. It brings about nostalgia, as if one had visited sometime long ago. Looking out upon the courtyard from the guest room corridor, yuzu trees and the fall foliage color the elegance of autumn. One can enjoy hot yuzu citron bathing water in the cypress and the family baths. In addition, at the first floor restaurant "Isshinkyo," cuisine featuring abundant yuzu fragrance, Kyoto beef pressed sushi, and more await your dining pleasure. Experience yuzu to the utmost in Gion, Kyoto.See Details
22MANSION OF KYOTO HACHI- Shinshinen -
MANSION OF KYOTO HACHI - Shinshinen - is a reconstructed hotel that was restored as much as possible in those days by the craftsmanship of the great master. Please enjoy the quiet and relaxing time that only course of time can be made, and creates artistic value that flows through the atmosphere of the hotel.Traditional crafts of the treasury, Kyoto, a hotel standing in Nishijin. Here are the new proposal of how to spend in Kyoto.The mansion with a frontage of 13m and 396 square meters of the land in Nishijin, Kyoto. Staying in a traditional Japanese architecture of 160 years old.See Details
23Machiya 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.See Details
24Machiya Residence Inn Konruri-an
This machiya is located in a neighborhood that will interest those who are beginning learn about Japanese culture, and history buffs alike.Located to the north of Mibu-dera Temple, this area was famous due to the Shinsengumi samurai police force - where many bloody battles once took place during the end of the Edo Period.Now, you can enjoy Medieval pantomime (a designated National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties) at Mibu-dera to learn about this interesting past.It allows you to experience the city's local atmosphere & is a short train ride away from the main city center.See Details
25Machiya Residence Inn Hatoba-an
Hatoba-an is located on Furumonzen Dori, a street that opened in 1603 and leads towards Chion-in, the head temple of the Jodo Shu , Pure Land Sect of Buddhism.This area is a mecca for those who are interested in visiting some of the world leading antique shops. You will be able to discover rare finds including Buddhist artwork, tea ceremony utensils, along with antique ceramic dishes, traditional furniture, and more. Hatoba-an will offer you a great opportunity to experience the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto.One step inside of Hatoban-an, and you will immediately be greeted with a sense of history. With exposed wooden beams, details of traditional Japanese elements, use of natural wood, and more, you will truly be able to appreciate the beauty of the machiya architecture.Exploring Kyoto is just as convenient, because of its close proximity to the Keihan Subway line, and the Sanjo Bus Terminal. Grab the one day Kyoto City Bus pass, and you will be able to explore all of Kyoto, everywhere from its most popular sightseeing attractions to hidden gems throughout the city.See Details
26Machiya 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.See Details
27Machiya Residence Inn Shoubu-an
Named after the color of the Japanese iris, a deep violet-hued flower, your stay at Shobu-an will without a doubt become a highlight of your visit to Kyoto. Located slightly South of the main city center, this machiya house is ideal for families and larger groups of friends and family.To the East is the beautifully preserved Gion District, while a short trip up North will introduce you to the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Take a bus further up North to visit the Silver Pavilion and the Philosopher Path - a picturesque road that is beautiful with every changing season.When you reserve Shobu-an, and its neighboring house Suo-an, up to 14 guests can be accommodated at the same time.Whilst maintaining the traditional appearance of a Kyo-Machiya, with its paper lanterns, earthen floors, and open-timbered ceiling, this accommodation facility has been converted into a comfortable area decorated with modern Japanese 'Wa' style design. Kyoto machiya illustrate the architectural design of old-fashioned Japanese residences,which appear small from the outside but extend further back.See Details
28Machiya 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.See Details
29Machiya Residence Inn Natsume-an
Surrounded by the Kamogawa River, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nijo Castle, this Kyo-machiya house is located in an ideal area for those looking to explore this historical city.This particular machiya house is located in Suemaru-cho, an area of Kyoto south of the Imperial Palace.Look towards the east and you will see Daimonji Yama a mountain that bears a large character, meaning-great, on it is mountainside.Take a stroll across the bridge over the Kamogawa River, and you will find yourself in a hub of the city of the cultural and historical neighborhood. The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto City Zoo, Heian Shrine, Nanzenji Temple, and countless other sightseeing attractions.Follow the river north to explore Shimogamo Jinja, an important shrine that predates the establishment of Kyoto city itself.See Details
30Machiya Residence Inn Otabisho-an
Borrowing its name from the Fushimi Inari Otabisho shrine located in its backyard, this traditional machiya house will envelope you in history and transport you a world away during your stay.Otabisho - an machiya house can be found a short 7 minute walk from Kyoto Station, Hachijo Exit. The perfect location to begin your travels, you can visit the numerous sightseeing attraction surrounding Kyoto Station, or take a short train ride away to easily visit all that Kyoto has to offer.To the North of Kyoto Station is Higashi Honganji Temple and Shosei-en Garden, this temple offers visitors a chance to walk around a large, sprawling complex and view Kyoto of the largest wooden structure. Take the JR Nara line South and find yourself at Fushimi Inari Taisha, a popular shrine home to the thousands of red-vermillion coloured, torii gates.See Details
31Machiya Residence Inn Kakishibu-an
Found amongst a street lined with traditional Kyo-machiya houses, it is distinct white stucco walls, and quintessential latticed windows will welcome you into a warm and inviting atmosphere. Kakishibu-an perfectly embodies all aspects associated with a kyo-machiya while offering a new take on this traditional house.A Kyo-machiya accommodation where you are able to rent out an entire house for yourself.From the main Shijo-dori street, turn down Goko-machi street to find yourself within an atmosphere brimming with history and tradition. This particular machiya is located within walking distance of numerous sightseeing attractions, and Kyoto City's lively entertainment district. Kakishubu-an is a machiya house that exudes tranquility set to transport you a world away.See Details
32Machiya Residence Inn Ayaginu
The design of Ayaginu machiya house will reveal the care and attention to detail that was made when designing this traditional house.Delicate paper lanterns illuminate the tatami-lined rooms, kimono fabric line the inside of a lighting fixture above the stairs, and bright greenery that change color with every season within the tsubinowa garden.Incorporating the vibrant colors and exquisite textures of textiles throughout this traditional house, this private retreat will impress with its understated elegance.Orimono refers to textiles or woven fabrics, a word often used when describing kimono wear and obi belts. Requiring the skills and techniques of a team of craftsmen, and made on large traditional looms, this craft of textile arts has had a long held history in Kyoto.Kyoto boasts a textile district, known as Nishijin, where the intricately designed obi sashes, and kimono fabrics are hand-woven with incredible detail. Ayaginu machiya house celebrates the history and craft of the orimono by incorporating these designs within its light fixtures, zabuton cushions, and more.See Details
33Machiya Residence Inn Shimabara Kaiden
A traditional machiya house, exceptionally renovated, celebrates the nostalgic culture and past of Japan.By incorporating traditional folk art and displaying nostalgic figurines throughout the house, Shimabara Kaiden restores a rich culture, while adding a touch of whimsicality to your stay in Kyoto.Once a flourishing Hanamachi District, this neighborhood still retains the charm and allure of when it was a bustling area for locals and travelers alike.Kyoto is a city famous for its Hanamachi Districts, areas in which geiko and maiko girls lived and perfected traditional song, dance, and entertainment for customers. Although no longer an active Hanamachi District, Shimabara has now transformed into a neighborhood with hidden treasures and historical gems with every corner you turn.See Details
The noted ryokan built in sukiya-zukuri style (the style of a tea-ceremony house) is surrounded by a quiet environment, despite in central Kyoto. Tea-ceremony on 7th & 17th every month.See Details
The source of Kyoto, Rakuhoku Kibune, revered as the god of water from time immemorial.Torii Ugenta have served as the protector family of the Kifune shrine for ages. Nestled in the abundant nature and water of Kibune, in the founding year of the Kansei era (1789), Ugenta, Sagenta and Kogenta adopting the name of the place worked hard with devotion towards their duties.Sit back and enjoy the famous river-bed cuisine, enveloped in comforting breeze and greenery as you lend your ear to the pure flowing sounds of the Kibune river, source of the Kamo river.See Details
Seikoro was established in 1831. Its name means "castle beside the sunny Kamogawa river". Seikoro, the ryokan of the elegant annex, gives you a warm welcomes with the beautiful nature view of the Higashiyama area and the Kamogawa river.See Details
Motonago is in a quiet, nostalgic scene, completely apart from the hustle & bustle of the city. Once you step outside, you can sense the overflowing taste of Kyoto - Japan's old capital.See Details
38Kyoto Washinoyado Nazuna Gion-tei
Located in the middle of Gion, Gion-tei is a resort where you can experience a Goemonburo onsen. The first floor features a living room with counter dining. To ensure that guests can enjoy the warmth of Japanese tatami, the living is made in tatami style. Experience the flow of time luxurious Kyoto style passing by gently.See Details
39Guest house SOWAKA KYOTO - Vacation Rental -
Located in the Shimogyo Ward neighborhood in Kyoto, 1.4 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum, Guest House SOWAKA KYOTO features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property.All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.With an appearance true to the traditional Kyoto townhouse style on the outside, you can feel the tradition of Kyoto through the handwork of plaster-craftsmen in the rooms and bath walls, the Hinoki cypress baths and the inner garden crafted by skilled garden artisans.See Details
40Machiya Residence Inn Fushizome-an
This traditional Japanese house is located in the central part of Kyoto, close to many of the city of the most popular sight seeing attractions. Come and stay at this exquisitely restored, traditional Japanese townhouse and be transported back in time.What makes this particular machiya stand out is the layout and architecture, which reveals its history through design. Once a local merchants house, this machiya has now transformed into an accommodation for guests to be transported back into time, and experience first hand everything this property has to offer.Although minimalistic at first glance, the further you delve into the house, the richer the history, and more serene the space becomes.See Details
41Machiya Residence Inn HOTEI-AN
HOTEI-AN is a traditional machiya house that has stood for over 100 years-- found along a tiny road near Tofukuji Temple (1 train stop away from Kyoto Station). You'll discover many local shops and restaurants in this quaint neighborhood.The name, HOTEI-AN, comes from Hotei-san, who is one of the Seven Deities of Good Luck. The 7 statues at the HOTEI-AN machiya have been enshrined there for many years. It is said that Hotei-san will make your dreams come true, help you to have a happy home, and bring you luck with money.See Details
42Kyoto Washinoyado Nazuna Higashiyama-tei
As soon as you enter, you are welcomed into a place brightened by the light of the washi with a feeling of spaciousness unique to the traditional architecture of Kyoto. Beyond the room, you will find an inner garden and looking over it, a semi-open-air bath. Indulge in a relaxing and healing experience with the time passing gently in an atmosphere lit by the soft light that comes through the washi.See Details