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Ideal for Sightseeing, Elegantly Restored Machiya on Very Quiet Cobblestone Lane

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Front View of the House with two bicycles for our guests to use

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto townhome description

Welcome to Maeniiya Machiya Inn, a beautifully renovated traditional Japanese townhouse known as Machiya. Tucked away on a small cobblestone lane in a VERY quiet neighborhood in the heart of the ancient city of Kyoto, you will find your home away from home.

This beautifully restored Machiya retains its old world charm and provides insight into the traditional way of life in Japan. The Machiya is centrally located for sightseeing, with many of Kyoto's famous temples and shrines, shopping, dining and entertainment districts closeby. There are lots of stores and restaurants within walking distance. The Shijo station for the Karasuma subway line is a 10 minute walk away, while the Karasuma station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line is also a 10 minute walk. The closest bus stop is a 5 minute walk (Shijo Nishi-no-Toin stop). To the main Kyoto train station we are less than a $10 taxi cab ride away.

***VISIT OUR 'KYOTO MACHIYA INN' WEBSITE (CLICK OWNER'S WEBSITE BELOW) FOR MORE INFORMATION.***

This very old, two story wooden townhouse was recently renovated to high standards and is fully furnished. You have complete use of our two story machiya. On the first floor, you will find a Japanese living room with a very traditional sunken 'kotatsu' table, looking out onto a small Japanese garden called Tsuboniwa, a fully equipped kitchen, a full bath and satelite TV for more than 25 English channels. On the second floor, guests sleep on top quality down feather traditional 'Futons' placed on a tatami mat floor. There is also a second bedroom which comfortably sleeps 2 people.

Please enjoy Kyoto's old world charm in the modern comforts of our traditional Machiya townhouse. Please visit our website 'KyotoMachiyaInn.com' or contact us for more information.

***TWO FREE BICYCLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR GUESTS TO USE.***

***FREE WIFI***

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 75 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Please visit our website, maeniiya.com, for detailed information.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Please visit our website, maeniiya.com for detailed information.

          Other Amenities

              • Coffee Maker, Electric Kettle, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board, Vaccum Cleaner, Brand New Bathroom, Western Style Toilet. --- Please visit our HP, maeniiya.com, for detailed information....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                More than 25 English Channels available....moreless

              • Television:

                High definition TV...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    We are centrally and conveniently located to many of Kyoto's historical sights. We are situated on a small cobblestone lane suitable only for pedestrians, so very, very quiet both day and night!...moreless

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Air Conditioning in all rooms....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        Very traditional Japanese tatami living room, with Tsuboniwa Garden view....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Small Japanese garden called 'Tsuboniwa.'...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Eurocard
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $210
                      High Season
                      Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $210
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $185

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Base rates are for up to "two people." US$30 will be charged for an extra person per day. 5 persons maximum.

                      Note: We only accept reservations for less than 5 nights when space is available between bookings.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                      Location

                      In a convenient area, close to the main tourists attractions such as the Kawaramachi Geisha district, Kiyomizu Temple (A Unesco World Heritage site), Koudaiji Temple, Chionin Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Nishi Honganji Temple, Higashi Honganji Temple and the Nijojo Castle are all close by.

                      ***We have two bicycles.***

                       

                      Manager info

                      About: I'm Canadian and my wife is Japanese. We currently reside in Victoria Canada but try and spend as much time as possible in Kyoto. We were one of the very first to offer our machiya to tourists and have successfully operated our guest house for over five years. Please visit our 'Maeniiya.com' website (just click Owner's Website)!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, Japanese

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                      Photos

                      • Front View of the House with two bicycles for our guests to use

                        Front View of the House with two bicycles for our guests to use

                      • Front view of Machiya

                        Front view of Machiya

                      • Art flowers by Emilio Robba

                        Art flowers by Emilio Robba

                      • Japanese tatami living room with a sunken Kotatsu

                        Japanese tatami living room with a sunken Kotatsu

                      • Tsuboniwa garden

                        Tsuboniwa garden

                      • Kitchen area

                        Kitchen area

                      • Machiya's original wood ceiling

                        Machiya's original wood ceiling

                      • Washer/dryer combination

                        Washer/dryer combination

                      • Japanese high-tech toilet 'TOTO'

                        Japanese high-tech toilet 'TOTO'

                      • Foyer and stairs to second floor

                        Foyer and stairs to second floor

                      • Skylight above stairs

                        Skylight above stairs

                      • Second bedroom and top quality futon beds (Sleeps 2)

                        Second bedroom and top quality futon beds (Sleeps 2)

                      • Maeniiya is situated on this very quiet and old cobblestone lane.

                        Maeniiya is situated on this very quiet and old cobblestone lane.

                      • Front entrance

                        Front entrance

                      • View from foyer

                        View from foyer

                      • Sunken Kotatsu will keep your feet very warm in cold months!

                        Sunken Kotatsu will keep your feet very warm in cold months!

                      • Open ceiling above kitchen

                        Open ceiling above kitchen

                      • Fully equipped kitchen

                        Fully equipped kitchen

                      • Bathroom area

                        Bathroom area

                      • Full bathroom

                        Full bathroom

                      • Foyer

                        Foyer

                      • Foyer view from stairs

                        Foyer view from stairs

                      VRBO #124239

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                      Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

                      $185 - $210 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english, Japanese
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                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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