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

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

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Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 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***

Keywords: Machiya Townhouse

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 75 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          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.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air Conditioning in all rooms....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                More than 25 English Channels available....moreless

              • Books
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

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

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $185
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                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

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

                  Note: We only accept reservations for a minimum of 3 nights when it's 30 days prior to check-in. Only in cases where 3 nights or less are available between guest stays, would we accept a short term reservation. Otherwise the minimum stay is 5 nights when booking well in advance.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


                  This manager accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Last updated: 07/06/2014
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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)!


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                  Speaks: english, Japanese

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                  Photos

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

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

                  • 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)

                  • 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 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

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

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

                  View calendar: Updated 07/06/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Speaks: english, Japanese

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