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Great & Quiet Location, Elegantly Restored Machiya

25 reviews
Holiday Rental House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 5 Pets not allowed Save
House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
House located on old cobblestone lane in very quiet neighbourhood
Japanese tatami living room with sunken Kotatsu
Outside Maeniiya Machiya Inn (2 bicycles available)
Maeniiya Machiya Inn on cobblestone lane
Maeniiya Machiya Inn on cobblestone lane
Front view of Maeniiya Machiya Inn
Inside front entrance
Inside front entrance
View from Foyer
Sunken Kotatsu keeps your feet very warm in cold months!
Open Ceiling Above Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Machiya's Original Wood Ceiling
Bathroom Area
Washer/Dryer Combination
High-Tech Toilet 'TOTO'
Foyer and Stairs to second Floor
Foyer View From Stairs
Skylight above Stairs
Japanese style bedroom
Second Bedroom and Top Quality Futon Beds (Sleeps 2)
Tsuboniwa Japanese Garden
Tsuboniwa Japanese garden
First Floor Layout
Second Floor Layout
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Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Listing #FKN3916611
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My husband and I stayed in this lovely Machiya with our good friends (also a couple) on May 2014 for 3 nights. We all enjoyed the stay. The house is very clean and lovely. We all would recommend this vacation rental. No compliant at all. The cozy tatami living room is a nice place to chat, watch TV, use free...

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We enjoyed our stay at his beautiful property. The wabi-sabi presentation of the garden is lovely! The location is great! We biked to the downtown, visited temples in Gion area and beyond. Not only that we found amazing restaurants in walking distance, we were excited to find an awesome sento and a tofu shop just down the street. All these...

Zug, Switzerland
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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For those looking for a unique way to experience Japan we highly recommend staying at Maeniiya. From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable. It is clean and well equipped. We appreciated the washer/dryer and Japanese style bath. Included were also shampoo, body soap, detergent for laundry, tin foil, etc. These little additions were well appreciated. We ate in most...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
Smoking not allowed
Pets not allowed
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Our base rate of US$185 (US$210 for high season) is based on the full use of the entire Machiya for up to 'two people' per night. We charge an additional US$30 per person/night, up to a maximum of five people. There is no weekly rate for the high season of March, April, October and November. We also do not provide a weekly rate when only two people are staying.
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About the neighbourhood
Approx. 10 minute taxi ride from the main Kyoto Station to "Nishi-no-tohin Takatsuji." It will cost about 1,000 yen for a taxi. Close to all public transportation including subway and buses. Close to main shopping district, lots of restaurants and most sightseeing attractions. House is on an old cobblestone lane in a very quiet neighbourhood. One of the oldest public baths in Kyoto is only 100 meters away. Great location for seeing the sites of the city!
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