Machiya Residences

As a charming contrast to staying in a hotel or guest house, a traditional Japanese wooden house provides a memorable and fun alternative base for a few days spent exploring the historic city of Kyoto.

Whilst the interiors feature authentic Japanese touches such as sliding screens and decorative courtyard gardens, they are fully modernised with all the facilities you might need and of course they are self-contained so ideal if privacy and independence are key. Please note that sofas and beds are often replaced with cushions and futons on the floor in true authentic fashion!

Facilities & Activities

The Machiyas include a basic kitchenette for light self-catering, as well as a very useful washer/ dryer. The sitting room is typically furnished with a low table for dining with chairs alongside. Most include a TV but – be warned – programming in English may not be available.

The Machiyas also offer complimentary Wi-Fi, and include use of a local mobile phone so you can reach the management team, who are happy to assist with booking transfers and restaurants etc.

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Basic self-catering facilities include a microwave and fridge. Nearby you will find a range of restaurants and a 7-11 which offers ‘interesting’ snacks and provisions for a main meal should you decide to eat in.


Both the number and size of bedrooms vary by property. Often the master bedroom will have western-style twin beds with additional bedrooms offering futons for sleeping arrangements. This will be clarified in your itinerary.

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A home-from-home experience can make for a fun adventure to share, as long as the children are happy on futons!


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Located throughout Kyoto all the Residences are central and within walking distance of the main sights and facilities. Detailed directions will be provided after booking.