Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya
Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya
Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan(11)
- Entire Home
- 6 guests
- 3 bedrooms
- 5 beds
- 1.5 bathrooms
Newly open, fully renovated old Kyoto Machiya in great location!
Located 300 m from the famous Toji Temple, in a quiet neighborhood, "Toji Machiya" is an old traditional Kyoto townhouse, featuring luxurious modern facilities and comfort.
The old townhouse has been entirely redesigned from the ground up, with both traditional and modern material. Special attention was paid to the refined atmosphere of the place as well as the comfort, for the enjoyment of our guests.
Our concept remains “Old Traditional Machiya with Modern Comfort”. Yes, in Kyoto, old traditional townhouse (Machiya) are actually very cold in winter and quite hot during the summer.
From the street, you access the newly renovated townhouse thought a gate and a leading garden passage. A beautiful wedding kimono welcomes you in the large entrance. A glass door opens into the dining kitchen space and the Japanese living room which itself opens to the Tsuboniwa, our beautiful little courtyard Japanese garden. An old wooden box stairs (Hako Kaidan) leads to the loft bedroom where you’ll find two single beds (mattress). On the right of the dining space, the main bedroom is a Western style one with a double bed, a closet and a working desk.
As is commonly done in Japan, when necessary, the living room can be entirely closed with paper sliding doors (shôji) and becomes an additional bedroom with futon placed on the tatami mats.
The traditional cypress wood bathroom opens to the courtyard garden (Tsuboniwa) and is a great spot to relax in a hot bath after a busy day visiting the city.
Throughout the house, both the walls and the ceiling have been fully insulated. We installed floor heating and western style radiators around the whole house. Sliding wooden doors (some are old original ones) and “Shôji and Fusuma” paper doors are used around. All the windows use pair-glass. And of course, all the rooms are equipped with air conditioning. The whole place has been decorated with various old traditional Japanese art-crafts for a more refined atmosphere.
In the dining area, we have a large wooden dining table with seating for six. During the cold winter, you will appreciate the floor heating both in the kitchen/dining area and the Japanese tatami living room. A large flat screen HD TV and a BD player are available for your enjoyment.
The fully equipped modern kitchen will please anyone who wants to cook at home, for a simple breakfast or a complete dinner. A large selection of cooking utensils, induction cooktop, microwave oven / oven, dish washer, all kind of appliances such as rice cooker, toaster, blender, electric kettle, coffee machine, and dishes, plates, glasses, cutlery, etc., are available to our guests. The setting is convenient for short stay as well as for people who stay for a longer period and prefer to eat at home. And of course, you'll find all the basics such as salt-pepper, oil, sauce, soja, etc.
The house is also equipped with a fully automatic All-In-One Washer / Dryer, something travelers will truly appreciate.
The place is very conveniently located near the Kyoto JR station for easy access to all sightseeing sites around Kyoto, and with about 60 m2 (including 10 m2 for the loft), it is spacious and adequate for groups of up to six people (although we'd recommend it for four-five persons).
And of course, our guests have unlimited access to super fast (optical fiber) internet access via Wi-Fi throughout the house.
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- Satellite TV
- Wireless Internet
- Air Conditioning
- Hot Tub
- Buzzer/Wireless Intercom
- Family/Kid Friendly
|Cleaning Fee||USD 50 (per stay)|
|Additional Guests||USD 30 (after 3 guests)|
|Security Deposit||USD 0
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Obviously no shoes in the house.
Sorry, but we do not allow pets and we do not allow smoking.
|Check In||3:00 PM|
|Check Out||10:00 AM|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Maximum Stay||90 nights|
Regarding cleanliness, it was spotless when we arrived. It's really well kept! It's also well-equipped with plenty of ACs, which truly saved us from the summer heat outside.
Location wise it's pretty close to the Central station. There's also a buss station really closeby, like less than 100 meters. There's also plenty of nearby places to do grocery shopping.
Finally, we had the honor of talking to Akiko and Patrick.
From my traveling I've rarely had such an easy time to book and communicate with a host/hosts. Akiko and Patrick answers quickly on any questions you have and and they are extremely helpful, professional and considerate.
For someone who can't read Japanese there's plenty of documentation in English, for example: how the washing machine works, TV, how to get to common places and nearby sightings.
Our visit in Kyoto was truly 5/5 stars. If we visit Kyoto again we'll gladly stay at the Machiya again.
Samantha, Melbourne Australia