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Experience and Authentic stay in a Traditional Machiya House!

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
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Newport Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

My family of four (14 yr & 11yr) stayed here for 4 days. We really enjoyed staying in a traditional Japanese home and felt that it added so much to our trip. This home is compact but outfitted incredibly well. Being a clean freak, I was quite impressed. Upstairs there is one main bedroom that can easily sleep 4 (2...

Management response:

Thank you for your generous words. We are glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay in Tokiwa-an and Kyoto. We are also happy that we were able to impress you with the machiya's cleanliness. Our housekeeping staff all strive very hard to do their best to make sure your stay is worry free and comfortable. We apologize...


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Kevin K
Santa Ana, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Machiya Residence Inn. The house is beautiful and the beds comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need for a nice meal at home. Amazingly every space in the house is functional and neat Everything looks new and in working order. We love the strong jet of the shower and also enjoyed...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Tokiwa-an and everything was to your liking. Although the buses are a great way of getting around to do your sight-seeing, we also recommend renting bicycles during your stay, if the weather permits. There are several suggested bike courses through Kyoto that provide beautiful...


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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The machiya residence was great and the room service was efficient. We went for our honeymoon and loved everything about it. The house gave out the traditional Japanese feel, and it is well-equipped. Make sure to arrive before 7 pm because we had arrived late and had to stay at another hotel for one night. If are arriving late you...

Management response:

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Tokiwa-an. In regards to the check in, we ask our guests to check-in at our office by 7pm, and to let us know if they are going to be later then that, so we can instruct them before-hand on how to enter the...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
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1 Apr 2018 -
30 Apr 2018
APRIL 2018
3 nights
13 Aug 2018 -
16 Aug 2018
3 nights
1 Nov 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
3 nights
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  • Cleaning Fee: £42 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Nearby is a local udon / soba / sushi restaurant and cozy machiya cafe you can enjoy.

- 3 minutes walking distance from Gojo Station on the Subway Karasuma Line
- 3-5 minutes walking distcane from Gojo Karasuma Bus Stop
- 15-20 minutes walking distance from Kyoto Central Station

Come stay at Tokiwa-an, and we have no doubt that you will enjoy your stay at our machiya and have a great time in Kyoto!
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