We had a wonderful experience staying at the house. We had a family reunion and it was great having the adults all able to sit around the large dining table and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook up a feast. The traditional living experience was fantastic and enjoyed by all, including the young cousins who were able to sleep together on futons. The house is very clean, well maintained and packed with modern conveniences that made the stay very comfortable. Location was very good.
We had a wonderful time at this home in Kyoto. The space and amenities were just nice for the 8 of us and the check-in process was really convenience. Convenient stores, small restaurants and supermart are within walking distance. I would definitely recommend this property for family or teambuilding.
The machiya has 5 rooms and easily can accommodate 12 persons. We were a group of 10. 2 rooms with beds and the others are tatami. Location is one station away from Kyoto station and can take the tram and bus to the tourist sites.
The neitherhood has supermarket and small restaurant. As the kitchen is fully equipped with sufficient utensils and a large dinning table. We cooked our breakfast and dinners. The steak, beef, pork and vegetables in the supermarket is so good and cheap! We paid only USD35 for 3 pieces of very high quality wagyu as it is 50% off! Turn left once you walk out of the machiya, walk down to the Main Street and turn left again. The first one is THE one. Next to it is a local beef shop. We also bought some beef from there which were also very very good and cheap.
Rooms at upstairs have radiators and floor heating on the group floor. There are 2 toilets and 2 bathrooms so it is sufficient for 10 of us. A lot of the other machiyas have only 1 toilet even for 10 occupants! So this is very much appreciated.
All of us enjoyed our trip very much as we made a good choice to book this machiya. We can spend more time together and enjoyed the good food in Kyoto with very reasonable prices! Also, hotels in Japan are quite small, to have the dinning room, we can choose to be together or to have our own time back to the room.
We definitely will book the machiya if we come to Kyoto again.
Such an Awesome House! Love the tiger room. Great location bars and train close by,would happily stay thwre again if ever I get the chance.
Great location for seeing an amazing city. Good refurbishment of original traditional house, now with every amenity you could need. Friendly and helpful neighbours a bonus! Would aim to stay again on my next visit to Japan. Thank you.