About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
Stay As Locals, Enjoy The Unique Machiya Style With A Mix Of 'Old & New'
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 couples and friends during your vacation in this beautiful historical city of Japan.
You can experience the old days Japanese life style while having modern amenities.
There are two tatami mats rooms where to sleep with futons or beds, 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!
A minimum of 2 nights stay is required, but please feel free to ask to us for anything.
Contact us directly for weekly rates.
Unfortunately, we can not accept kids, over 2 years old to 12 years old.
We can accept under 2 years old and over 13 years old.
※Please let us know the number of people correctly.
If the number of people is different from the number you actually book with, we will charge you extra.
Person not registrated for accommodation must refrain from staying overnight in the room.
If you have any question, please feel free to contact us.
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- english, Japanese
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 02, 2018
About Toshimitsu Negishi
Hello, everyone! We are 4 girls who live in Kyoto and Osaka! Shiho: I was a professional skier in Japan and Canada. I love playing all kinds of sports and drinking with girls' friend. We sometimes go to have dinner together. On my day off, I travel and explore in Kyoto. Jacky:I have been to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. I stadied English in Australia, so my accennt is a little bit Aussie accent. I love traveling, reading books, comics, watching animation of Ghibli,talking with my guests and sharing my life in Kyoto. Kumiko: I have been to Canada, Hawaii, Guam, Australia and Taiwan. I like watching movies, sweets, Disney. I am looking forward to meeting people from all over the world. Mia: I LOVE traveling, have been to over 10 countries and many places in Japan :) I also like walking along the river and relaxing on my day off. I'm looking forward to meeting you in Kyoto! Please feel free to contact us anytime!
Why Toshimitsu Negishi chose Nakagyo-ku
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.
What makes this Townhome unique
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!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 8:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Location and lovely home in Kyoto
We spent 3 nights in Kyoto with our children (ages 7 and 9). This was a lovely property in a great location. Walking distance to several locations, and easy access to trains.
The property is lovely and on a quiet street. Our hosts met us and showed us everything we would need. Lots of great recommendations on restaurants and locations to visit. Very clean and comfortable beds. Our kids were very happy sleeping on the Western Beds, while we loved the authentic experience of sleeping on the futons on the tatami mats.
Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend.
Great things in small packages
Loved the quiet apartment. Great neighborhood and restaurants.
Great location, charming, quiet, well appointed and comfortable. Owner's crew extremely helpful.
wonderful stay in Kyoto
Mariko was very helpful and responsive. She met us on the first day at the machiya. The place was clean and comfortable. There was no trouble until our last night when there were people below us. One of our sliding doors made noise when it was moved, and the people below complained about this but it was unavoidable. Mariko took care of the problem after we left. The short walk to the subway was convenient. Our favorite grocery store was the Fresca close by on Oike. The washer/drier was very convenient to have.
authentic and comfortable base for exploring Kyoto
We just returned home from four very pleasant nights at Kamiza-an. I was looking for a traditional-type accommodation for our first trip to Kyoto, and liked the way Kamiza-an had been renovated, while keeping traditional details. The three rooms were comfortable, with beautiful wood ceilings, and very nice, new shower room, washer/dryer, and separate bath. What isn't mentioned is that the cooktop is a rather groovy induction unit, and special and cool materials are used in a variety of places- especially the toilet space and the kitchen backsplash. The small deck overlooking the garden was a perfect place for a cocktail after long days of exploring. Another special thing was being able to experience the feeling of a traditional house- when it's warm, opening up the windows created a very pleasant cross ventilation- smart traditional design. Kyoto proved to be wonderfully walkable, and the neighborhood surrounding Kamiza-an held all sorts of very cool places to eat, shop for crafts, and within a number of blocks, awesome food shopping. The rental contact was very responsive, and Mariko had lots of great tips for shopping and getting around. We'd stay here again, and are planning to.
Excellent rental - fabulous location
Home was clean, beds were fine, everything was exactly as described. Mariko was there for our arrival, was easy to communicate with.
The location is superb, near the intersection of the two main subway lines, not far from the Hankyu line that connects Kyoto to Osaka, and an easy 20 minute walk to downtown (we also loved Sanjo dori, this is the most enjoyable route downtown). Also close to Nijo Castle, and a remarkable Starbucks on Karasuma dori that has a full open glass exposure to an adjacent temple.
Machiya style accommodation could be an issue for taller people, but that is an issue for any traditional home in Kyoto.
Would stay there again.
Additional information about rental rates
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.