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Simple and Plane Momiji-an in Historical Kiyomizu-Gion Area

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Last updated: 05/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Kyoto is famous for having been the ancient capital of Japan, dating back over 1200 years.The sheer beauty of the temples, shrines, gardens and culture imbued within, makes Kyoto one of the most revered places in the world.

Momiji-an (Autumn Maple) is one unit of Kyo Machiya Miyabi in Kiyomizu area, a big Kyoto traditional house, and was designed and divided in three machiya (Bairin-an, Shofu-an, Momiji-an) by renowned Kyoto based architect, Geoffrey P. Moussas.
Momiji-an is being meticulously preserved with the traditional techniques that have been handed down over the centuries. While sticking to tradition is important for the architect, updating the facilities, such as modern bath-shower room, high-tech toilet, kitchen, heating floor, are just as important to meet the present day needs of our selective clientele. The delicate balance between 'old and new' is what sets this apart.
Momiji-an is at the foot of Kiyomizu Temple, which is been designed a World Cultural Heritage, and very convenient to visit others famous temples, shrines, and Gion, the most famous Geisha district!

Enjoy Kyoto and the distinctive feautures of local townhomes by staying in a real Machiya, feeling the natural way of living and the change of seasons which distinguishes Kyoto' culture and its people.

City buses or rental bikes can take you to most famous sites in Kyoto within 30 minutes.

Please see our other 2 listings in the same place:Shofu-an VRBO#438156 & Momiji-an VRBO#438158.
In Sanjo-Kamanza area other 2 listings: Shimoza-an VRBO#514790 & Kamiza-an VRBO#51458o within 30 minutes.

Kyoto is waiting for you!

Payments are charged in Japanese Yen.
US$ rates for reference only.
Yen 27.000 for two guests per night;
plus Yen 3.000 for each extra guest over 15 years old per night,
plus Yen 2.000 for each extra guest between 5-15 years old per night.

When the stay is shorter than four nights as requested Yen 5.000 is added on the total amount for extra fees.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 52 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1


  • Double Sleep Sofa(1)Futons (3)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    floor heating...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    and dryer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    espresso coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    coffee cups, dishes, spoons, forks, pan, pot...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Extra guest $25
  • Taxes Included


Basic rate is for two guests, each extra guest is charged Yen 3.000 per night, no charge under five.

Rent includes all utilities, rates,tax, charges associated with the use, the occupancy of the property.

Rates are in Japanese Yen.

30% of the total amount is required at the time of booking as deposit, and the balance of 70% three weeks before the stay.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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Last updated: 05/11/2015
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116 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kansai International Airport
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Wine bar
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Keihan Kiyomizu Gojyo Station
8.6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Meishin Highway Kyoto Higashi Inter
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Ashiya ( steak house )

Car: Not Necessary

Kiyomizu Temple , a World Cultural Heritage -

Gion, Geisha district -

Kenninji Zen Temple -

Yasaka Pagoda -

Kodaiji Temple -

Maruyama Park -

Yasaka Shrine -

Nishiki market

Sanjusangendo the temple of 1001 wooden statues of Buddhist Goddess..


There are over 800 temples and shrines in Kyoto!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: Message from the owner: Welcome to Kyoto! Our wooden houses were built in 1920'. Recently we renovated these houses by utilizing the original material as much as possible. Please enjoy the feeling of traditional Kyoto house!

Why Kyoto:
We could see a glitter of traditional atmosphere on the roof, wooden pillars, sliding doors or small gardens inside the house. The townhouse is called Machiya and this house strongly stimulated us to restore for living. Machiya used to be townhouses or shops for the merchants in the 17 th century. Not only temples and shrines, but machiya stay is an attractive experience for all who want to know more about Kyoto ' life style and its culture.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
A 15 minutes walk will take you to the riverside of the Kamogawa. You can take a pleasent stroll along the river, or do shopping in the nearby Kawaramachi area, convenient during rainy days as the shopping streets are covered, like Nishiki food market street. A night life spot is Pontocho, a narrow lane with no cars, full of elegant restaurants, bars, and where you can have a glimpse of a Geisha or Maiko on the way or from an appointment. Next street west of Pontocho is Kiyamachi, a very lively night zone where you can find many kinds of restaurants, bars, pubs and more... Enjoy Kyoto just walking from Momiji-an!

Contact us

Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese



  • Entrance


  • Kyo Machiya Miyabi - Kiyomizu. Entrance

    Kyo Machiya Miyabi - Kiyomizu. Entrance

  • Momiji-an is behind the corner

    Momiji-an is behind the corner

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Bedroom in UPSTAIRS

    Bedroom in UPSTAIRS

  • A wall garden with automatic watering system.

    A wall garden with automatic watering system.

  • Bathroom facing a private garden

    Bathroom facing a private garden

  • Hi-Tech Toilet

    Hi-Tech Toilet

  • A cat in the alley, imagine of Kyoto

    A cat in the alley, imagine of Kyoto

  • Living room with sofa-bed

    Living room with sofa-bed

  • Zen Temple, Kenninji.

    Zen Temple, Kenninji.

  • Entrance


  • Entrance of Shofu-an and Momiji-an

    Entrance of Shofu-an and Momiji-an

  • Kitchen


  • Tatami room in UPSTAIRS

    Tatami room in UPSTAIRS

  • Tokonoma (alcove) details

    Tokonoma (alcove) details

  • Shower and tub facing the private little garden; wash room.

    Shower and tub facing the private little garden; wash room.

  • From the little garden

    From the little garden

  • From Momiji-an exit

    From Momiji-an exit

  • Yasaka Pagoda, few minutes away

    Yasaka Pagoda, few minutes away

  • Kamo river with 'Yuka' summer terrace for outdoor dining

    Kamo river with 'Yuka' summer terrace for outdoor dining

VRBO #438158

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