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Comfortable Clean Townhouse Kamiza-an (Second Floor)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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 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!

US$ rates for reference only. Tax included.

Yen 28.000 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.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 2

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • 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


  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist 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 Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    floor heating...moreless

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

    wash and dry machine...moreless


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


from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late summer discount
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Autumn Season
Oct 1 - Dec 7, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter Vacation
Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
Second New Year Vacation
Feb 16 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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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 Nakagyo-ku (Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan):
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!

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Speaks: english, Italian, Japanese
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • The door left is for Kamiza-an

    The door left is for Kamiza-an

  • Stairs from upstairs

    Stairs from upstairs

  • 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

  • Clean bathroom

    Clean bathroom

  • 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

  • Kitchen


  • From living room, wash&dry machine

    From living room, wash&dry machine

  • Bedroom


  • Tatami room with futons

    Tatami room with futons

  • 'Tokonoma' details

    'Tokonoma' details

  • High Tech Toilet

    High Tech Toilet

  • 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

  • Living room

    Living room

VRBO #514588

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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