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Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya, Modern Luxury Comfort

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Newly open, fully renovated old Kyoto Machiya in great location! Located 300 m from the famous Toji Temple, in a quiet neighborhood, 'Toji Machiya' is an old traditional Kyoto townhouse, featuring luxurious modern facilities and comfort. The old townhouse has been entirely redesigned from the ground up, with both traditional and modern material. Special attention was paid to the refined atmosphere of the place as well as the comfort, for the enjoyment of our guests. Our concept remains “Old Traditional Machiya with Modern Comfort”. Yes, in Kyoto, old traditional townhouse (Machiya) are actually very cold in winter and quite hot during the summer. From the street, you access the newly renovated townhouse thought a gate and a leading garden passage. A beautiful wedding kimono welco...Newly open, fully renovated old Kyoto Machiya in great location! Located 300 m from the famous Toji Temple, in a quiet neighborhood, 'Toji Machiya' is an old traditional Kyoto townhouse, featuring luxurious modern facilities and comfort. The old townhouse has been entirely redesigned from the ground up, with both traditional and modern material. Special attention was paid to the refined atmosphere of the place as well as the comfort, for the enjoyment of our guests. Our concept remains “Old Traditional Machiya with Modern Comfort”. Yes, in Kyoto, old traditional townhouse (Machiya) are actually very cold in winter and quite hot during the summer. From the street, you access the newly renovated townhouse thought a gate and a leading garden passage. A beautiful wedding kimono welcomes you in the large entrance. A glass door opens into the dining kitchen space and the Japanese living room which itself opens to the Tsuboniwa, our beautiful little courtyard Japanese garden. An old wooden box stairs (Hako Kaidan) leads to the loft bedroom where you’ll find two single beds (mattress). On the right of the dining space, the main bedroom is a Western style one with a double bed, a closet and a working desk. As is commonly done in Japan, when necessary, the living room can be entirely closed with paper sliding doors (shôji) and becomes an additional bedroom with futon placed on the tatami mats. The traditional cypress wood bathroom opens to the courtyard garden (Tsuboniwa) and is a great spot to relax in a hot bath after a busy day visiting the city. Throughout the house, both the walls and the ceiling have been fully insulated. We installed floor heating and western style radiators around the whole house. Sliding wooden doors (some are old original ones) and “Shôji and Fusuma” paper doors are used around. All the windows use pair-glass. And of course, all the rooms are equipped with air conditioning. The whole place has been decorated with various old traditional Japanese art-crafts for a more refined atmosphere. In the dining area, we have a large wooden dining table with seating for six. During the cold winter, you will appreciate the floor heating both in the kitchen/dining area and the Japanese tatami living room. A large flat screen HD TV and a BD player are available for your enjoyment. The fully equipped modern kitchen will please anyone who wants to cook at home, for a simple breakfast or a complete dinner. A large selection of cooking utensils, induction cooktop, microwave oven / oven, dish washer, all kind of appliances such as rice cooker, toaster, blender, electric kettle, coffee machine, and dishes, plates, glasses, cutlery, etc., are available to our guests. The setting is convenient for short stay as well as for people who stay for a longer period and prefer to eat at home. And of course, you'll find all the basics such as salt-pepper, oil, sauce, soja, etc. The house is also equipped with a fully automatic All-In-One Washer / Dryer, something travelers will truly appreciate. The place is very conveniently located near the Kyoto JR station for easy access to all sightseeing sites around Kyoto, and with about 60 m2 (including 10 m2 for the loft), it is spacious and adequate for groups of up to six people (although we'd recommend it for four-five persons). And of course, our guests have unlimited access to super fast (optical fiber) internet access via Wi-Fi throughout the house. 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! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 358More
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Akiko Hochner
Languages spoken:Japanese, English, French, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 30 March 2019

Looking at the pictures you know this is a beautiful place and the pictures are definitely accurate and representative. But you should also know that you'll be very comfortable as well. We stayed in winter time and worried about the heat and being warm enough....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank jensbjorgensen
mykyotomachiya, VR Owner at Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya, Modern Luxury Comfort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. We hope to have again the pleasure to welcome you.

Reviewed 29 March 2019

This home located in a great neighborhood close to the train station. If you want a taste of Japanese living this is a great place to stay! It has all the amenities you will need. Very clean and stylish. We stayed in some very nice...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank cpolsen
mykyotomachiya, VR Owner at Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya, Modern Luxury Comfort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

Thank you for your comment. We're glad you enjoyed this new experience of the lifestyle of the people of Kyoto!

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Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay in Kyoto largely thanks to the beautiful home we stayed in, Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya, Modern Luxury Comfort. It’s central location was perfect for our daily explorations and the charming interior made the stay feel even more authentic. 10/10 would...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank alexfM2317ZG
mykyotomachiya, VR Owner at Kyoto Toji Samurai Machiya, Modern Luxury Comfort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

Thanks a lot for your comment. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The place looks even better than the pictures! My family and I all enjoyed our stay and took full advantage of the amenities. Akiko was so wonderful communicative , I couldn’t have asked for a better place and host. I will definitely be coming back...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank SabrinaT1435
Management response:Responded 9 March 2018

Thank you for your comment, Sabrina. It has been a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your family again.

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Our family of five loved our stay in the Toji Machiya - it was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan! The home is very thoughtfully furnished and equipped and beautifully presented. Akiko and Patrick are wonderful and considerate hosts who ensured staying...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank katewaddington
Management response:Responded 22 January 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad you liked our house and looking forward to welcoming you again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
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