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Kyoto Gojozaka Samurai Machiya, Luxury Comfort

Samurai Joe, the house protector of Gojozaka Machiya
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8 reviews
Samurai Joe, the house protector of Gojozaka Machiya
Arrival at the Gojozaka Machiya
The entrance
An old Noh mask welcomes you in the entrance.
Beautifully decorated dining-kitchen
From the dining-kitchen, access to the living room and garden.
The living room overlooking the garden (shôji closed).  Samurai Joe is in the tokonoma (alcove)
The living room with the 60' screen HD TV (with Netflix) hidden in the closet. The  garden is behind
View of the living room and the kitchen.
The living room overlooking the garden.  Samurai Joe is in the tokonoma (alcove).
The living room with the garden behind the 'Yukimi' shôji. Samurai Joe is in the Tokonoma (Alcove).
An old Edo Era 'Byôbu' on the wall of the kitchen.
The western bedroom with a double bed.
The 'Geisha Room' with tatami mats. A traditional wedding kimono decorates the wall.
The tokonoma (alcove) of the Geisha room.  'Yume' the character on the 'Kakejiku' means  'Dream'.
The 'Oiran Room' with a large wall mounted Byôbu.
Powder/laundry room with a fully automatic all-in-one washer/dryer.
Traditional wooden bathroom
Gojozaka Machiya 1F - Floor Plan
Gojozaka Machiya 2F - Floor Plan
Samurai Joe, the house protector
Old traditional Japanese doll.
Complete renovation under way...
Access to the house from the main street.
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in the Fall (located about 15 min away)
Nijo-Jo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple in the Fall
Kokedera Temple in the Fall
Kinkaku-Ji, the Golden Pavilion
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
A Geisha around Miyagawa-Cho
Kyoto Kaiseki Cuisine - a unique visual and tasting experience
Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama
Maiko walking around Miyagawa-Cho
Kiyomizu Temple
Young Samurai during the Gion Matsuri Festival
Toji Temple
Maiko at the end of a show
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Located near the famous Kiyomizu Temple, in a quiet residential area, Gojozaka Machiya has all the charm of an old traditional Kyoto townhouse, with luxurious modern facilities and comfort. Fully renovated, it is the perfect location to stay for a larger group of up to 10 persons, for the visit of Kyoto.

This large house (over 85 m2 / 900 sq ft) has just been fully renovated -- It opened to the public on November 1st, 2016. It features 2 Japanese tatami mat bedrooms (sleeping on futon) and 1 Western-style bedroom with one double bed. In the kitchen dining room, we have a large dining table for 10 persons. On the ground floor, the house features a traditional wooden bathroom with bathtub/shower, and a shower room upstairs. It has two toilets. It is also equipped with a fully automatic All-In-One Washer / Dryer.

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About the Manager
Akiko Hochner
Languages spoken:Japanese, English, French, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We had stayed in one of Akiko and Patrick's properties during our first trip to Kyoto and did not hesitate to contact them to book one of their properties for our second visit. This property is in an excellent location and is beautifully presented and...More

Thank Tim_Wi
Management response:Responded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your comment, Tim. We're glad you liked the house. Yes, the stairs are shown in the photos and mentioned in the description. Asian and European people are used to such stairs (which are not that steep, btw), but Australian and American people...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Our one-week stay at Machiya in mid November was fantastic. The house is beautifully decorated with many modern facilities and has 2 bathrooms, a rare find in Kyoto. The house is well heated and very comfortable. Space was ample for 7 of us. The house...More

Thank Quoc D
Management response:Responded 30 November 2017

Thank you for your comment, Quoc. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay in Kyoto. We hope to have again the pleasure to welcome you!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Great location for exploring Kyoto - buses were easy to figure out and very close by, although we could also walk to a ton of sights. The Lawson is just a block away for take-out and basic food. Very pretty house with lots of touches...More

Thank Socal45
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017

Thank you for your review - we're glad you liked the house. Yes, we've tried to combine tradition and high-tech! Sorry about the stairs leading to the house and the ones within the house -- these are pretty standard around Japan, and anyone having a...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We basically expect our guests to behave the way they would do at home, respecting local laws and regulations. Obviously, no shoes in the house. Sorry, but we do not allow pets...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    3 Twins
    1 Queen
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night
Default 3 nights
22 Jul 2018 -
24 Jul 2018
Gion Matsuri Ato 2018
3 nights
9 Aug 2018 -
16 Aug 2018
August - Obon 2018
3 nights
25 Oct 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
Fall 2018
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: $148 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The house is very conveniently located in the Higashiyama district, in a quiet residential area near a number of interesting places.
It is just south of Gojo Street, next to the crossing with Higashi Oji Street, about 2.2 km (22 min on foot) away from Kyoto station and the JR lines. It takes about 10 min and yen 1,000 by taxi.

Kiyomizu Dera Temple: one of the most famous temple in Kyoto is a little over 1 km away: 12 -15 min
Miyagawa-Cho Geisha district is a mere 15 min away
Hanami Koji: Gion Kobu Geisha district: 15 min
Kenninji Zen temple: 12 min
Toyokuni Jinja shrine: with markets held on 8th, 18th and 28th of every month: 5 min
Sanjusangendo Temple: famous with its amazing 1001 statues of Kannon: 7 min
Kyoto National Museum: great source of culture: 7 min
Kamo River -...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: KIX: 50.0 km
Railway: Kyoto Station: 2.2 km
We'll provide our guests with comprehensive map, instructions and information for a smooth and easy arrival.
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