About this listing
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A traditional machiya house that has stood for over 100 years-- found along a tiny road near Tofukuji Temple & 1 train stop away from FUSHIMI Inari Temple. Discover the many local shops and restaurants in this quaint neighborhood!
The "HOTEI-AN" Machiya
The name, "HOTEI-AN", comes from Hotei-san, who is one of the Seven Deities of Good Luck. The 7 statues at the "HOTEI-AN" machiya have been enshrined there for many years. It is said that Hotei-san will make your dreams come true, help you to have a happy home, and bring you luck with money.
LIVING SPACE / GARDEN
The Japanese-style Tatami room features a sunken "kotatsu": a low table situate over a hole in the floor, so that you can sit comfortably on the tatami floor. Here, you can relax as you look out into the "tsuboniwa," a small Japanese garden.
In the room adjacent, you will find a room with hardwood flooring, and a beautiful wooden antique cupboard.. The warm atmosphere radiating from this room features a table, and a set of comfortable sofa chairs where you can relax after a long day, or enjoy a cup of complimentary tea & coffee provided in the machiya.
A fully functional kitchen can be found on the 1st floor, beneath the 7 smiling deity figures. Here, because all of the basic kitchen necessities are available, you are free use the kitchen to make light meals during your stay.
To help make your stay comfortable, a refrigerator, microwave, rice cooker, kettle, toaster, IH cookware, kitchen utensils, and enough cutleries and dining ware for 6 people are available for use.
BATHROOM / RESTROOM
This tsuboniwa can also be seen from the bathroom. Soak in the spacious bath to relax as you look out into the beautiful garden.
A separate toilet area (washlet) is also available on the first floor.
Facilities include: hair dryer, washing machine, clothes dryer machine, and detergent.
Bathroom amenities include: shampoo, conditioner, body soap, body sponge, and razors.
Japanese-style tatami room: up to 3 futon bedding can be set, allowing you to enjoy the traditional Japanese-style of bed.
Western-style bedroom. 2 twin-sized beds and 1 sofa bed will be set to provide you with a comfortable night's sleep.
HOTEI-AN is a 1 minute walk from Tofukuji Station: one station away from the main Kyoto Station.
It is approximately 8 minutes by taxi from our check-in office.
Interaction with guests
Although there will be NO STAFF MEMBER at the house, there will be 1 cellphone available at this "machiya" -- please feel free to contact our office (24 hours a day) in case of any trouble or emergencies. An English-speaking staff member will be available for help.
Other things to note
☆CHECK-IN will be at a separate location ☆
(our office that is a 6 min. walk from Kyoto Station). We will ask you to stop by our office BEFORE heading to the machiya house.
Guests will have free, unlimited access to WiFi throughout the house.
We would love all guest to utilize this property and relax as if it were his or her own home. Therefore we expect all guests to respect the property, its furnishings, and be mindful of our neighbors. This is a smoking-free property. No pets are allowed.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
We, at Machiya Residence Inn, are a group of friendly staff members here to offer you a unique & new way to experience the historically rich cities throughout JAPAN!
**We currently have properties in KYOTO & KANAZAWA**
Artfully designed, beautifully renovated -- each of our houses has been carefully redesigned to breathe new life, and fully renovated to offer modern comforts and authenticity.
We not only pride ourselves in the quality & design of our machiya houses, but the services we provide each guest before, during, and after their stay.
Choose to stay at one of our many "machiya" traditional Japanese two-story townhouses --stay and rent out an entire house all to yourself!
Although there will be no staff at the townhouse itself, our staff members will always be on hand to answer your every need...before, during & after check-in! Feel free to ask the Machiya Residence Inn staff members for any suggestions about what to eat, what to see, or where to explore! We'll recommend to you all of our favorite things.
Take this chance to live and explore this country as a local. Have a taste of their lifestyle first hand, and become a part of the community. We hope to see you soon in JAPAN and at Machiya Residence Inn!