Gojozaka Samurai Machiya


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Gojozaka Samurai Machiya

Kyoto, Kyōto Fu, Japan


375 USD


  • House
  • Entire Home
  • 10 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 2 bathrooms


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Near Kiyomizu Temple, in a quiet location, Gojozaka Machiya has all the charm of an old traditional Kyoto townhouse, with luxurious modern facilities and comfort. Fully renovated, and located within min of convenience store and bus stops, it is the perfect base to visit the city.

The Space
This large house (over 90 m2) has just been fully renovated. It features 2 Japanese tatami mat bedrooms (sleeping on futon) and 1 Western-style bedroom with one double bed. In the kitchen dining room, we have a large dining table for 10 persons. A large tatami mat living room opens to a private Japanese garden, and is as it is custom in Japan, used as an additional bedroom.

On the ground floor, the house features a traditional wooden bathroom with bathtub, and a shower room upstairs. It has two toilets. It is also equipped with a fully automatic All-In-One Washer / Dryer.

Everything has been designed to be very convenient for a larger group (spacious enough for up to 10 people).

As our guest, you have unlimited access to super fast (optical fiber) internet access via Wi-Fi throughout the house. And you'll be able to enjoy unlimited movies with Netflix (or use the Blu-Ray Disk player) with the large (60 in) flat panel HDTV.

The fully equipped modern kitchen will pleased anyone who wants to cook at home. A large selection of cooking utensils, an induction cooktop, dish washer, microwave oven / oven, all kind of appliances such as rice cooker, toaster, blender, electric kettle, regular coffee machine, and dishes, plates, glasses, cutlery for ten guests. The setting is particularly convenient for people who stay for a longer period and who want to eat at home. And of course, you'll find all the basics such as salt-pepper, oil, sauce, soja, etc.

If this Machiya is not available for your preferred dates, be sure to check out our other places -- go to our profile to find them!

Guest Access
As our guests, you'll have all the Gojozaka Machiya for yourselves and have access to everything it has to offer, traditional lifestyle with modern comfort (with the exception of a closet reserved for housekeeping).

Interaction with Guests
We're always available for any help necessary for information, reservation, advice, etc. We love Kyoto and like to share our interest with our guests.

We also have a dedicated site (mykyotomachiya) full of information and pictures to enable our guests to prepare their stay and fully explore and enjoy this wonderful city.

Other Things to Note
We have decorated the house with old traditional Japanese art crafts such as a Samurai armor, traditional wedding Kimono, Japanese dolls, Noh mask, protective Gods against fire (Hotei-san), etc. for a more refined atmosphere.
You'll experience the traditional way of living of the people of Kyoto and enjoy a unique cultural experience, with all the modern comfort you can wish for.

The house is very conveniently located in Higashiyama, in a quiet residential area near a number of interesting places.

Kiyomizu Dera Temple: one of the most famous temple in Kyoto is a little over 1 km away: 12 min
Miyagawa-Cho Geisha district is a mere 15 min away
Hanami Koji: Gion Kobu Geisha district: 15 min
Kenninji Zen temple: 12 min
Toyokuni Jinja shrine: with markets held on 8th, 18th and 28th of every month: 5 min
Sanjusangendo Temple: famous with its amazing 1001 statues of Kannon: 7 min
Kyoto National Museum: great source of culture: 7 min
Kamo River - great running course by the river: 7 min.


  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Buzzer/Wireless Intercom
  • Family/Kid Friendly


Cleaning Fee USD 100 (per stay)
Additional Guests USD 30 (after 5 guests)
Security Deposit USD 0
This amount will be collected by your Host upon check in and returned upon checkout to protect against damages or missing items. Learn more
Cancellation Firm
  • Bookings cancelled at least 60 days before the start of stay will receive 100% refund (except for HA service fee)
  • Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of stay will receive a 50% refund (except for HA service fee)


House Rules

We expect our guests to behave like they would in their own home, respect the house and its appliances, as well as our neighbors, as well as local laws and regulations. .
We do not allow smoking and we do not allow pets.
Guests should be careful not to make excessive noise when accessing or leaving the house -- any complaint from our neighbors may result in the cancelation of their stay without refund.

Other Details

Check In 3:00 PM
Check Out 10:00 AM
Size 95 m2
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Maximum Stay 90 nights

Reviews (9)

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Nov 2018

We just loved our stay in Gojozaka Samurai Machiya, the house was fantastic in that it was a true Japanese house with beautiful decor, it was super clean and we had everything we could want for a pleasant stay in Kyoto. There were various eating places and convenience stores just a short walk away. The staff at the office were extremely polite and very helpful and accomodating to our needs, in short, we just loved the house, the location and the overall Japanese experience and would highly recommend this place!! Thank you very much Akiko, you are the best! We will be back.


Jul 2018

Those is a beautiful traditional style house. It is easy walking distance to Kiyozuma Dera shrine and many nice restaurants. I think that 10 people is the absolute maximum and it would probably be more comfortable for 8, or some children rather than all adults. Other than that, it was just as billed and the host was very responsive. Overall, a great stay!


Jan 2018

This is our first time renting VRBO oversea. I was a bit worried which turned out to be totally unnecessary. The host answered all my questions prior arrival blazingly fast. After arrival all instructions were clear and communication was good. The house itself just look like the picture. The living/dining room floor is heated, very comfortable in winter. The house gives us a some idea how actual Japanese lives and that is exactly what we were after. We are amazed by how little details make you feel so much better. The location of the house is convinient. Highly recommended. The stairway goes upstairs is steep, not suitable for old people but there is a bedroom downstairs so i think for most families it is just ok. We really loved it and highly recommend it.

Host Response

Thank you very much for your comment. We're always happy to help our guests enjoy their stay in Kyoto and we're glad you like the house.
We hope to have again the pleasure to welcome you.


Dec 2017

Perfect place to stay in Kyoto for a family. The accommodations were great and the communication with host was fantastic. The place is walking distance to several sites and a short cab ride for others. Would stay here again.

Host Response

Thnka you for your comment. We hope to have again the pleasure to welcome you!


Nov 2017

Words simply cannot describe just how amazing this property and the hosts were. Not only are they super responsive, they are always willing to help out and go the extra mile. The property itself is tucked into a quiet corner of a residential area, which despite the serenity, was easily accessible to the bus, train and attractions. The machiya is well-maintained to give travellers a true taste of Japanese homes, with the added bonus of being equipped with all the facilities a traveller will need! Thank you Akiko and Patrick! We love you! ❤

Host Response

Thank you so much for your comment. We're always happy to share our enthusiasm for Kyoto and help our guests. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.


Jun 2017

Our family enjoyed our stay at Gojozaka Samurai Machiya. Comfortably enough from the Kyoto station to get a nice feel for a quiet residential area with a lot of history. Walking distance to many shrines.

We were able to walk to the Kyoto station for exercise (about 25 min) but we're also able to hail taxis near the house then we had luggage.

The house has had a lot of love, care, and attention put into its remodeling, and the feel of old machiyas has been well integrated in the work. We would love to stay again the next time we are in Kyoto!

Host Response

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay.


Mar 2017

Our family of 10 had a great time at this house. We were able to live under one roof and experience how the Japanese live. It allowed us to experience our roots, especially sleeping on the futon. It brought back memories when I slept on a futon when I was very young. We also appreciated the Japanese artifacts, getting up close to the samurai armor and the beautiful kimono. The furo was super, which I had one at home. Thank you Akiko for allowing us a wonderful experience.

Host Response

Thanks a lot for your comment. We're glad you like the house and hope to have again the pleasure to welcome you.


Mar 2017

We loved our stay at Gojozaka Sumurai Machiya. It was exactly as stated. The bed and futons were all comfortable. 2 bathrooms helped with a party of 6. Communication was easy. Lastly location was within walking distance to 3 main attractions. I highly recommend.

Host Response

Thank you so much for your comment and your recommendation!


Oct 2016

The house was amazing in terms of how it has been rebuilt and renovated. It was very comfortable and good location for the eastern side of Kyoto for concentrating on temples and nature. However, the location from downtown is about a good thirty minute walk.

Host Response

Thank you very much for your comment. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the house.