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Traditional and Modern Machiya in the Heart of Kyoto (Ground Floor)

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Shimoza-An is the lower 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 in Kiyomizu area: #438156 Shofu-an; #4338158 Momiji-an; #438160 Bairin-an.

You can experience the old days Japanese life style while having modern amenities.
There are one tatami mats rooms where to sleep with futons, one bedroom with 2 single beds and 1 extra bed, a western style living room with table, chairs, sofa, modern kitchen, antique furniture, nice tub bath and shower, high-tech toilet, air conditioner, floor heating.
It is located 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, its museums and numerous art 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!
Shimoza-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 30.000 instead of Yen 33.000 for two guests per night;
plus Yen 3.000 for each extra guest over 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 1

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 6, Beds for 3-6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    1 extra bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 3 sleep sofa /futon

    2 people can sleep on the sofa bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    tub/shower room and toilet separated...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    wash & dry machine...moreless

Kitchen

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

Outside

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Vacation
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$343
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$280

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • extra guest $25
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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 for booking and the balance of 70% three weeks before the stay


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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

 

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; they are 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 a chance to share the beauty of this city ' s culture with guests from all the world. 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 some modern touch to satisfy our international guests needs, and also 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, art galleries, every kind of restaurants, cafes, bars...and more and more!


Contact us

Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese

 

Photos

  • The door right side is for Shimoza-an

    The door right side is for Shimoza-an

  • Entrance

    Entrance

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Stone  garden

    Stone garden

  • Tatami room

    Tatami room

  • Flower arrangement

    Flower arrangement

  • Wash basin and wood frame window reflected in the mirrow

    Wash basin and wood frame window reflected in the mirrow

  • High-tech toilet

    High-tech toilet

  • In front our machiya there is a kimono shop: to buy, to rent, to how to wear

    In front our machiya there is a kimono shop: to buy, to rent, to how to wear

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

    Shimoza-an: design by architect Geoffrey P. Moussas

  • Beautiful lanterns on the float at Gion Festival

    Beautiful lanterns on the float at Gion Festival

  • Inside entrance and space to 'take off your shoes'

    Inside entrance and space to 'take off your shoes'

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Twin bedroom facing the traditional garden

    Twin bedroom facing the traditional garden

  • Tsubo niwa, little garden

    Tsubo niwa, little garden

  • Tatami room with futons

    Tatami room with futons

  • Bath and shower room

    Bath and shower room

  • Original kitchen space with high ceiling

    Original kitchen space with high ceiling

  • The outside image of the house by architect Jeoffrey P. Moussas

    The outside image of the house by architect Jeoffrey P. Moussas

  • 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 and snow

    Nijo Castle and snow

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/30/2015
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