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Central Kyoto family townhouse


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

renovated traditional room with 100% natural chemical free walls, antique gold leaf folding screen

Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Our place is a renovated traditional Kyoto style 100 year-old townhouse called Kyo-machiya nestled in the central Kyoto - 2 min walk from Gojo subway station and Karasuma-Gojo bus stop, 10 min walk from JR Kyoto station. Despite the convenient location, the neighborhood is very quiet due to taller apartments that surround our property and the residential area that circles our place.

The traditional Japanese houses do not have what others call 'bedrooms'. Instead, we have multi-functional rooms that can be used as dining room, bed room, guest room, tea room, etc. as futons can be easily folded and put away in the closet to maximize space usage. We have 4 rooms - 2 on the ground floor and 2 upstairs. We have a big air conditioner on the ground floor that cools the entire ground floor with an aid of a calculator fan. Another air-con is found upstairs. These both aircons can be used as heaters in winter time, however we have a big gas-fired heater and 2 oil heaters to supplement for both that may still feel cold. Each room can sleep 2 persons. So 4 persons will be good for the space, however if you don't mind the limited space, 6 persons can sleep here. Due to the limited space, the townhouse is available for 6 persons including children that require futon. For infants that do not require futon nor linen service, we allow up to 2 infants free of charge - we consider infants are aged between birth and 12 months. You still need to declare them if you want to benefit from this offer.

Free mobile phone rental (call only with 3,000 yen or more credit - you can add credit at nearby participating stores), free internet Wifi. Gas-powered kitchen stove, microwave oven, refrigerator, washer/dryer, shower/bath tub, hair dryer. No beds but we will provide the futon with clean sheets and towels (bath and hand). We provide only biodegradable and chemical-free soaps/shampoos/conditioners/house cleaning products.

Duration of rental:

We only accept guest who spend at least 3 nights. Please make an inquiry for stays over one week for discounted rate during low season (January and February).

Rental Agreement:

Regardless of the duration of the rental, we would like you to read, sign and return our rental agreement before check-in.


We have a key-box just outside our door. Once you arrive, you will need to open the box with a given code. The standard check-in and check-out is noon. If you need to check-in earlier or check-out later, just ask the owner upon making the reservation.


From Kyoto Station - it is probably the easiest to use a taxi

Osaka (Kansai Internatinal) Airport - you can either take a Haruka express JR train to Kyoto station and take a cab or have us book a mini-van shuttle bus that comes right to our house alley (3,500 yen per passenger NO booking fee, NO tips - payable with credit card to the driver)

Shops, restaurants, and places of interest:

5 min walk - 24hr - convenience stores, super market, McDonald, Noodle and beef bowl (Nakau), Curry restaurant, and a dozen other restaurants, pediatric hospital, dry cleaning, post office, natural spring public bath (sentou), Higashi Honganji Temple, bike rental shop

10-15 min walk - Toyota and Mazda rental car offices, Kyoto station, Nishi-Honganji Temple (World Heritage), major banks to exchange money, bike rental shop

10 min bike - Kiyomizu temple (World Heritage), Nijo Castle (World Heritage)

15 min bike - Gion geisha district and much more!

*public parking within 2 minute walk - cost between 900 and 1,500 yen for 24hrs

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kansai International, Nearest railway: Gojo Subway 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Air conditioning, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (6), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Honshu region

It is in the central region of Kyoto city and very easy to access any part of the city either by subway or city bus. Commercial district, banking district, restaurants are in ample number in the region.


It is in a quiet residential area yet also very close from Gojo subway station, a station away from both downtown Shijo and the entrance, Kyoto.

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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… 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

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Calendar last updated:17 Sep 2014

Based in Japan

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