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“Stylish and Comfortable”
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Samurai Jim, the house protector in his Tokonoma (Alcove)
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Samurai Jim, the house protector in his Tokonoma (Alcove)
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Samurai Jim, the house protector in his Tokonoma (Alcove)
The house by night at the end of the little alley
The house entrance at the end of the little alley
The entrance with the Noh mask in its niche
The entrance with the Noh Mask in the little niche
The Noh mask welcomes you in the entrance
The first Japanese living room downstairs with a large 'byobu'  (panel) representing two tigers
The second Japanese living room downstairs with Samurai Jim in the Tokonoma (alcove)
Samurai Jim with seasonal cherry blossom
The LDK, Living-Dining-Kitchen
The LDK, Living-Dining-Kitchen, with the large flat HDTV screen on the right.
The LDK, Living-Dining-Kitchen, with the large flat HDTV screen on the right.
View form the dining area into the hall and then Tiger Room.
Living area
Fully equipped kitchen, with fridge, Induction plate, Wave-Oven/Oven, Dish washer, etc.
Everything you'll need to eat at home, for 12 guests
All the necessary appliances have been prepared for you
An old panel of a Sake Brewery is used to decorate the stairs well.
The stairs, with old decorative items on the wall
Double bed in the western bedroom
Two single beds in the second western bedroom on the 2nd floor. A sofa bed is also featured in this
Powder room with the all-in-one automatic washing-drying machine
The traditional wooden (cypress) bathroom
The shower room upstairs, with a little powder room
Both toilets are identical -- on the ground and on the second floor
Old Japanese traditional doll
Decoration on the wall of the stairs
Old 'Ema' (painted wooden plaque) from early Meiji period, in the living room
'Fukurokuju', one of the seven Gods of Happiness
Floor Plan -- The ground floor
Maru ni Ken Katabami, Jim's family crest
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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Winason
Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stylish and Comfortable”
Reviewed 13 April 2019 for a stay in April 2019

The house is stylish and comfortable. It easily accommodated our group of 6 adults and 3 children. Two of the bedrooms are western style, and two are traditional tatami rooms. The children really loved spending the night in the tatami rooms. We also enjoyed the residential location, which is quiet but very close to many of the major sites and neighborhoods. Overall, we would highly recommend this house for your stay in Kyoto.

Date of stay: April 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Apr 2019
Thank you so much for your review. It has been a pleasure to welcome you and we're glad you enjoyed the house and its location, and had a good time in Kyoto.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cruiser33...
1 review
“Perfect location”
Reviewed 11 April 2019 for a stay in April 2019

This Machiya is close to everything. Just a few steps from Tofukuji station, bus stop, supermarkets and restaurants. There is bread bakery restaurant on Main Street opens 7:30 in the morning.
About the house, what more can I say, it’s perfect. It’s home way from home. The owner Patrick and Akiko San puts lots of details on the house; decorations, furnishings and amenities. Whenever I stay in Kyoto, I would stay in there Machiya. This is my third house that I stayed so far.
Whenever you need help they’ll respond very promptly. They are definitely a super host and hostess. I would stay in there Machiya again and again in the future to come.

Date of stay: April 2019
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Apr 2019
Thank you for your review, Cruiser san. We're honored that you considered our house as your home. Thank you! We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again.
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FayeJ42
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
323 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
“Great location for Kyoto”
Reviewed 10 April 2019 for a stay in March 2019

This house is a short walk from the Tofukuji Station - one train stop from the main Kyoto station. The owners provided meticulous instructions for how to find the house that is hidden away on a quiet street.

Everything in the house was exactly as promised. The floor plan in the description was very helpful. All the appliances worked well.

Date of stay: March 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Apr 2019
Thank you for your review, Faye san. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JoyceShen...
2 reviews
“Worth recommendation”
Reviewed 29 March 2019 for a stay in February 2019

Nice decorated house with spacious 4 rooms, can cater up to 10 pax. Good location, 4 stops from city centre, walking distance from train station. One big supermaket nearby, you can find almost every thing you need in the kitchen. My hubby and both our parents had a good time there.

Date of stay: February 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Apr 2019
Thank you, Joyce san. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. We hope to have again the pleasure to welcome you.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Roslyn L
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Accommodation with a difference”
Reviewed 13 February 2019 for a stay in February 2019

We were a group of 6 Australian retirees and, for something different, we decided to rent a house in a suburb in Kyoto, living among the locals. We loved the Samurai machiya and, although we caught a taxi from the train station when we arrived, we were confident enough to catch the train to Kyoto Station when we left. Great location!
The house was very comfortable and fairly well appointed but the dishwasher and sink area were very small for the number of people the house could hold. We ate in a number of nights and were grateful the supermarket was only 3 minutes away.
Thank you Akiko for always answering our questions so promptly and with such patience. We would thoroughly recommend this delightful culturally decorative home away from home.

Date of stay: February 2019
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Feb 2019
Thank you for your review. We're glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. We hope to have again the pleasure to welcome you.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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