Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Capacity: 8 guests (min. 2 guests)
Rooms: 186m2, 2 stories
1 floor: wooden floor living room, Tatami room, toilet, bathroom
2 floor: 2 Tatami room, shower room, toilet
Attic: Wooden floor room
Free wi-fi, No parking, Pets are not allowed,
Language spoken: Japanese, E …see more
27 May 2014
"Iori Machiya: A two-thumbs up experience"
Iori Machiya offers foreigners the opportunity of living in a traditional Japanese house.
Our party is a family of 5. Instead of having your typical individual hotel rooms, we thoroughly enjoyed t… More
Thank you for your review! I'm very happy to see the picture which dress up to Kimono.
We look forward to welcoming you again. ERI
17 Aug 2015
"oltre le aspettative"
la sistemazione al machiya ha fatto la differenza elevando il livello qualitativo del nostro soggiorno a Kyoto.
La casa è situata in una zona comodissima vicino al quartiere di Gion con una belliss… More
This one-room efficiency was perfect for our family of four. Curtains separate the room into two different sleeping spaces if you choose. Great location near the downtown area, river and walkable… More
2 Jan 2016
"clean and convenient"
The place is a short walk to the river, subway stations, and walking distance to Gion and downtown areas if one doesn't mind walking. Kyoto downtown area is small, and the property is at about the edg… More
Lovely little apartment with everything I needed for a week's stay. The location is a short walk into Gion area and close to subway, bus stop and convenience stores. Also close by is a fantastic Briti… More
Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Traditional Kyoto machiya townhouse that you can rent out the entire house during your stay. …see more
8 Jul 2015
"Beautiful home in central Kyoto"
Beautiful, quiet home in the heart of Kyoto! The owner is very responsive and speaks English very well. This newly remodeled home is conveniently located near a subway station, restaurants, and severa… More
We-husbnd,dghter&I loved this place. Definitely return. Close 2 action, lots of restaurants & close 2 stations. Two markets 4 dinner-meat,fish,vege,WINE,juices& breakfast. PLUS, a personal hotspot & … More
6 Nov 2015
"Loved this clean apartment located in a great area!!"
My friend and I stayed here for a girls trip and absolutely loved it! There were 2 rooms so we each had our own space and it was very clean and well organized. Niall was a great host and provided d… More
27 Dec 2014
"A very nice place to stay"
The place was comfortable and very well communicated with the city, a few steps from bus stops, subway stations and famous sightseeing spots. The house rules were specific and reasonable and everythin… More
"Excellent Apartment for Two in a Quiet Neighborhood in Kyoto"
We rented this apartment for five days during the Jidai Matsuri festival in October 2015. It was very clean and felt like it was brand new. It had all of the appliances and amenities that you could as… More
Thank you very much for taking time to send us your review and for your kidness.
We are always trying to improve our service and our guests opinions help us very much to do so. Specially from those customers, like yourself, that were so careful with our apartment.
Thankyou very much for your visit.
Please come again.
8 Jan 2016
"The owner is incredible kind, and her friend cleaned the apartment up beautifully"
I was greeted by the owner upon my arrival, and she gave me a map so that I could get around easier, and she and Miki (her friend) even booked a restaurant for me on one of the busiest days of the yea… More
AsgardianAdrian was the perfect guest, kind and talkative.
She was really nice and friendly. I definitely recommend her as a guest
to any other future host and I wish she come back to stay at our apartment.
Just returned from our first adventure to Japan. Our stay in Tom's house was great. Walk out the door and all of Kyoto is there-shopping, restaurants and subway and buses. House is as pictured and w… More
19 May 2015
"A perfect place to stay"
We couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to stay in Kyoto! We found the beautifully restored machiya very clean and comfortable with everything we could possibly need. We thoroughly enjoyed stayin… More
11 Aug 2015
Nous avons passé 6 jours dans cette guesthouse à trois. L'accueil, l'entretien et les conseils de Tom étaient parfaits. La guesthouse est vraiment bien placé pour visiter Kyoto, il y a beaucoup de… More
Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Portable WiFi provided. Located at the center of Kyoto. 2 stations toward the center from Kyoto station, and 2 min walk from the nearest station. Host lives near. Suitable for 2 guests but 3 guests acceptable. 3 min walk to Nishiki Market. Equipped with basic facilities …see more
Appartement extrêmement bien équipé à Kyoto. Un pocket wifi est disponible, idéale pour se promener avec un accès internet.
Plutôt bien situé, à 10 minutes du métro le plus proche et de la… More
12 Jan 2016
"Excellent location, but no kotatsu."
Good - location was superb, about 10 minutes walk from main shopping area. Could walk to station in 25minutes as well. Good amenities too, fresh towels, shampoo, toothbrush etc as you would expect fro… More
All we need is walking distance. Close to station. major temples, and supermarket.
100 years old. but well renovated with modern kitchen and bathroom. even laundry machine is hi-tech one. Coffe maker… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
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
21 Nov 2015
"perfect location for visiting the sights in and around Kyoto"
We had a fantastic 2 week stay and found getting around Kyoto easy using the brilliant local bus service.Zen House provided simple accommodation in a handy location.The bikes were great and the Intern… More
Location is excellent and the space was very comfortable. The apartment is a little bigger than many others by Japanese standards and we were very comfortable there. Hiroshi-san (the owner) was very h… More
8 Jul 2015
"Great location! Great apartment! Great value! I'd recommend this place to my best friend!"
Put your hand up if you get nervous when booking overseas Holiday rentals online? Yeah me too! No need to worry when booking this place. It is as described and the hosts answered all our queries promp… More
23 May 2015
"Great location and facilities"
Apartment in great location by walking: 5 mins from Gojo subway, 10 mins from Karasuma Kyoto Hotel (used by Sunrise Tours for pickups), 5 mins from convenience stores and supermarket (Circle K, 7-Ele… More
"Handsome renovated samurai residence, modern conveniences"
We loved the ambiance of the traditional setting, but the modern conveniences were important to us as older travelers. And this residence had both, Edo era design and craftsmanship, appointed with mo… More
Thank you very much for your comment. We're glad you liked and enjoyed the house. Warm regards
10 Jul 2015
"Beautiful house, friendly helpful host."
The house is very well restored, very tastefully done.
Patrick met us at the house and was very helpful and informative.
All amenities were as described, and pictures genuine
I would recommend this… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
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
3 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
We are a Singapore family of 5 (4 adults and 1 child) that stayed at the house just after the renovation over Christmas 2015 and the New Year 2016. The house exceeded our expectations. It was beautifu… More
We had an amazing stay at Kiyomizu Machiya in Kyoto. The house is beautifully designed, spotless, with everything we needed for a family of 4, and perfectly located to main sights and temples. On top … More
Thank you for your comment. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and we hope to have again the opportunity to welcome you.
All the best, --Akiko & Patrick
30 Jul 2015
"MACHIYA first experience!!"
It was the first time we stayed in a Machiya, and having rented a whole house only for us was a great experience. We could really enjoy and relax only among friends. The place was beautiful and easily… More
28 Dec 2015
"Great place for a family in Kyoto"
Our family of 5 (including 3 teenage boys) had a great 5-night stay in this townhouse. It is extremely well-located, very convenient to Gion and a major bus stop is just steps from the front door. It … More
Thank you very much for your comment. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again.