Best Machiya Houses in Kyoto

What is a Machiya House?

Machiya are traditional long wooden townhouses with narrow street frontage. In Kyoto they also use the name Kyomachiya. Many of those houses are older than 100 years. For tourists there is no better way to explore the old history and traditions of Kyoto with an overnight stay in a Machiya house. Many buildings are still used by residents of Kyoto, but more and more buildings are turned into shops, hotels and restaurants.

Gion Koyu-an Machiya House, 560-25 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

This old Machiya house in the Gion district received a excellent rating by its guests. It has a history of over 100 years and offers a private Japanese garden, fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with tatami mats and a nice living room. Every place is air-conditioned and free Wi-Fi is available.

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Kohaku-an Machiya House, 3-8 Sennyuji Suzumegamoricho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

The air-conditioned Machiya Residence Kohaku-an is dating back over 180 years. It offers free Wi-Fi, a nice living room with tatami mats, two bedrooms, private bath and a kitchen. Guests loved their stay at this property near the Tofukuji Station.

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Kyonoyado Gekkoan, 18-20 NishinokyoNishigekko-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Kyonoyado Gekkoan is located near Nijo station. This traditional and beautifully-restored Machiya house will give you a relaxing time. It offers free Wi-Fi, a small Japanese Garden, balcony, a kitchenette with a Nespresso coffee machine, bathroom and nice living area. Breakfast is avaibale at the property.

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Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN, 852 1-chome, Marutamachi, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

The Shouan Machiya house is located near the beautiful Nijo Castle. The property offers free Wi-Fi, a lovely Japanese garden and comfortable rooms with TV screen and refrigerator. The bathroom will be shared with other guests. Breakfast will be delivered to the guest room. The rating for this Machiya house is excellent.

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Naokonoza Bettei Kyoto Station, 8-33 Sujyaku Uchihata-cho, Shimogyo-ku, 600-8843 Kyoto

The property is located close to the Kyoto Train Station. The air-conditioned rooms were completely refurbished and offer free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator and your own bath. A bicycle rental and storage for luggage is available at the Machiya house.

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Sanjojuku Kyoto Machiya, 453 Taruya-cho Aneyakoji-dori Horikawa, Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

This Machiya house near the Nijo Castle is older than 130 years. It has in total 4 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, traditional tatami mats, futon bedding, refrigerator, shared bathroom and toilet. Towels can be rented for free. It is perfect place for travellers with a tighter budget.

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The Machiya Ebisuya, 192 Ebisuya-cho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

The Machiya Ebisuya hotel in the center of Kyoto offers air-conditioned rooms, own bathroom and toilet, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and a front desk with 24hr service. Breakfast is available at the property. The famous Sanjusangen-do Temple is just 2km away.

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