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Large Luxury Townhouse x FREE WiFi x Walk to CITY CENTER x NISHIKI Market

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 8
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Shoubu-an is an accommodation where you can experience the features and lifestyle of a Kyo-Machiya, the original townhouses of Kyoto. Named after the colour of the Japanese iris, a delicate bluish-purple hued flower, your stay at Shobu-an will no doubt become a highlight of your visit to Kyoto.

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This property has been preserved in its original state and now functions as an accommodation. A long and narrow entrance way will lead you to the kitchen tucked away in the back. To the right, you will find 2 Japanese-style rooms with enough space for you to relax comfortably.

The kitchen is fitted with a sleek, black counter top and modern kitchen fixture. With enough space for you to prepare your own meals using ingredients picked up from Nishiki Market or the local supermarket...
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About the Manager, Machiya Residence Inn
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 150 reviews and 52 properties
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Very good - based on 26 reviews
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Boris G
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This is a great Japanese style property located at walking distance from beautiful city center of Kyoto. We stayed there for couple nights and had a great time. There is one European style bedroom and all the others are Japanese style so you have a feeling of a living in a real Japanese home. All appliances are new and the...

Jasmin K
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2017 for a stay in May 2017

What a beautiful place to stay. It was located in a quiet street but quite close (5-10 minute cab ride) to the Gion district where there were loads of beautiful restaurants, and about a 20 minute cab ride to most tourist attractions. It was very close to public transport however. The house was fully self-contained and very spacious for the...

A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The people managing this house was excellent. They introduced us to a place where we could leave our luggage and have it delivered to the house directly which helped us out a lot! They were very responsive to all our questions and requests. The inside of the house was more modern than we expected yet had the "old" Japanese feel....

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Thank you for your review of your stay with Machiya Residence Inn! We hope you enjoyed your stay at our "Shobu-an" machiya house, and that it was everything you had expected and more. We are happy to hear that our delivery service was convenient for you, and location perfect for your stay. As you have mentioned, this particular house has...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cooker
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    5 Twins
    2 Fulls
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  • Cleaning fee: £43 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
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The accommodation facility is located a 9 minute walk from the Shijo-Karasuma Station, Kyoto's busy city centre, and a 10-minute walk from Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. It is also located in a convenient spot with easy access the main Kyoto Station, sightseeing areas such as Gion and Kawaramachi, and Nijo Castle.

For dining out, Nishiki-Market, a long shopping street lined with restaurants and markets, is within walking distance. In addition, located behind Shoubu-an is another machiya, Suo-an. For larger groups of guests, we recommend reserving both properties where up to 14 people are able to stay when both machiya are combined.
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