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Traditionally Comfortable and Clean Machiya

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Outside entrance of Kamiza-an and Shimoza-an

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kyoto townhome description

KAMIZA-AN is the upper level of almost 100 years old Kyoto machiya, traditional Kyoto townhouse.
Our New York architect based in Kyoto Geoffrey P. Moussas renovated it to make this old house a special place where to stay with your family and friends during your vacation in this beautiful historical city of Japan.
You can have a look at other 3 my properties: #438156 Shofu-an; #4338158 Momiji-an; #438160 Bairin-an.

You can experience the old days Japanese life style while having modern amenities.
There are two tatami mats rooms where to sleep with futons, a western style living room with table, chairs, sofa, modern kitchen area, antique furniture, nice shower, high-tech toilet, air conditioner, floor heating.
It is situated in quiet Kamanza street that in few meters ends in Sanjo street, one of the most old and main streets in Kyoto crossing the city from East to West. This street has been very important in the Kyoto history for many events happened here, and today you can enjoy the craft shops, the old houses, museums, galleries, local temples and shrines, or cafes, restaurants and the very exciting Shopping District, one of the oldest in Kyoto with also the most modern goods and latest fashion, and elegant department stores.
Nearby, in the other side of Horikawa street there is a more calm and 60's-70' s years atmosphere Sanjo shopping arcade, where you can find fresh vegetables sold in the street, different kinds of shops, bakeries, supermarkets, good places where to eat... You can relax doing your supper shopping after a day visiting so many beautiful places in Kyoto and feeling as a local!
KAMIZA-AN is the perfect place in the mid of cultural, traditional, innovative Kyoto heart!

RATES ARE IN JAPANESE YEN.
US$ rates for reference only. Tax included.

August and September discount: Yen 25.000 instead of Yen 28.000 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;
No charge under 5 years old.
30% of the total amount for booking and the balance of 70% three weeks before the stay.
A minimum of 4 nights stay is required, but please feel free to ask to us for anything.
Contact us directly for weekly rates.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 2

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 8, Beds for 3-8

          • Tatami room: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

            1 single and 1 semi double bed...moreless

          • Tatami room: 3 sleep sofa /futon

            And 2 more people can also sleep on the sofa bed...moreless

          • two tatami rooms in which futons are arranged

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom : toilet, shower

            Toilet and shower separated...moreless

          • shower and shower separated

          Entertainment

              • Television

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    floor heating...moreless

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

                    wash and dry machine...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  winter
                  Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $225
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $275

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  30% at the booking and the balance of 70% three weeks before the stay.

                  Our rate are in Japanese Yen.

                  Ask to us for weekly rates or other.


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                  Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: I am very happy to announce that other two machiya of Kyo Machiya Miyabi - (Kiyomizu area 3 properties: Bairin-an, Shofu-an, Momiji-an) are opened in Sanjo-Kamanza near Nijo Castle and central position, an almost 100 years old Kyoto townhouse: KAMIZA-AN on the upper level, and SHIMOZA-AN on the lower level of the house. I really like Kyoto and to be owner of Machiya,Kyoto traditional townhouse, give me the chance to share with guests from all the world the beauty of this city ' s culture. I think if you stay in a traditional house the approach to a different culture is more real and interesting, and the experience is deeper. Also making the machiya a place where to stay means to preserve the townhouse and its traditional craft sides: the tatami, the sliding doors, the wood parts, etc. and to be spread to others to keep somehow the traditions alive.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kyoto:
                  I liked the typical 'eel' shape as called in Kyoto (the front side is not so wide and the house extends in length). I thought it could be so nice to preserve this townhouse and make our guests even for few days to live as Kyoto people lived for centuries with traditions plus a more today comfort in the daily house use.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                  The benefits of this townhouse is keeping the traditional sides and add modern touch to satisfy our international guests needs, and also is the location: in central Kyoto but in a quiet street. At five minutes walking distance there is Nijo Castle, where the Shogun lived, old more than 400 hundreds years. Many other places to visit are at a walking distance, like Rokkakudo Temple called the navel of Kyoto connected with the famous ikebana school Ikenobo, the Imperial Park, or colourfull Nishiki food market. Bus stops are very close as banks, post office, museums, galleries, every kind of restaurants, cafes, bars...and more and more!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese

                   

                  Photos

                  • Outside entrance of Kamiza-an and Shimoza-an

                    Outside entrance of Kamiza-an and Shimoza-an

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • From living room, wash&dry machine

                    From living room, wash&dry machine

                  • Bedroom

                    Bedroom

                  • Tatami room with futons

                    Tatami room with futons

                  • 'Tokonoma' details

                    'Tokonoma' details

                  • High Tech Toilet

                    High Tech Toilet

                  • Stairs shape

                    Stairs shape

                  • Gion Festival in July - one of the most famous festival in Japan

                    Gion Festival in July - one of the most famous festival in Japan

                  • Nijo Castle with snow

                    Nijo Castle with snow

                  • Sunset in one of most famous street in downtown: Sanjo Dori

                    Sunset in one of most famous street in downtown: Sanjo Dori

                  • Wood stairs

                    Wood stairs

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Semi-double bed and single bed

                    Semi-double bed and single bed

                  • Tatami room

                    Tatami room

                  • 'Tokonoma', alcove, in the tatami room: very traditional!

                    'Tokonoma', alcove, in the tatami room: very traditional!

                  • Wash basin

                    Wash basin

                  • High tech shower unit

                    High tech shower unit

                  • Kamiza-an: design by architect Geoffrey P. Moussas

                    Kamiza-an: design by architect Geoffrey P. Moussas

                  • Beautiful lanterns on the float - Gion festival

                    Beautiful lanterns on the float - Gion festival

                  • 'Sanjo Shotengai', local market street

                    'Sanjo Shotengai', local market street

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                  $225 - $275 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                  Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
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