A beautifully renovated Japanese house at the heart of a residential neighborhood, a quiet alley minutes away from the great Kurodani Temples complex (World Heritage). Walking distance to Kyoto University, Heian Shrine.
Spacious living room with a cute Zen garden. This …see more
14 Jul 2014
"Wonderful stay in traditional Japanese wooden house"
We spent 8 nights in the Zen House and used it as a base to explore Kyoto and the wider area. The house itself has been simply but beautifully refurbished blending traditional Japanese home style with… More
1 Jun 2015
"Interesting, traditional house"
We stayed in the Zen house for 3 nights in May 2015. It was a wonderful place to stay. It was clean and well appointed, but the best thing was the feel of the place. It was very traditionally Japanese… More
28 Mar 2015
"Home for three months"
We stayed comfortably, safely and happily quite at home in the middle of a tightly packed traffic free old-established neighbourhood (no room for anything but bikes, which our host provided) and near … More
It is extremely convenient for any places you want to go in Kyoto. It is only 2min walk to Gojo subway station as well as Karasuma-Gojo city bus stop. Kyoto station is also walkable. Choose from a variety of restaurants/bars in the neighborhood from budget to luxury. We …see more
27 Aug 2014
"One of the highlights of our visit to Kyoto"
We stayed in the house for one week in mid-July, during the Gion Festival. We wanted to feel an "authentic" Japanese home experience, and this house supplied it. Everything in the house is Japaneses… More
4 Jun 2015
"Fully-stocked traditional home"
The home is very close to the subway and definitely within walking distance to Kyoto main station. It's also close to plenty of bus stops to get around town.
The owner leaves the house fully stocked… More
28 Jun 2014
"Fabulous traditional home with modern comfort young children friendly"
Stayed here with three adults, one teenager and two young children under 5. A traditional property, with modern comforts (Western toilet, shower etc). Location is convenient to Kyoto train, some small… More
Our Japanese vacation rental house,Machiya is located in central Kyoto area with river side so beautiful river view is available from our house.Easy access to both dowinton and sightseeing.
You can feel the historic atomosphere just like lokal Kyoto people do.
We prep …see more