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One kind of Machiya luxury facade High Wall Style ''TAKABEI TSUKURI''
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Kyoto Machiya Arashiyama Hanare

Kyoto Machiya Arashiyama Hanare

3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath

The space

The Arashiyama Hanare was registered as a ''Important Cultural Properties of Kyoto'' on 2013 . The Arashiyama Hanare is a traditional Japanese 'Machiya' is located in scenic Arashiyama, on the west side of Kyoto. The train station (JR Saga Arashiyama Station) is from there it's 10-15 minutes to Kyoto Station. Arashiyama is a popular tourist destination in Kyoto, with it's beautiful scenery, the Hozu and Katsura Rivers with it's romantic 'Moon-Crossing Bridge' (8 minute walk),the bamboo grove and the Monkey Park.

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Tenryuji Temple is an 8 minute walk away. Other temples are such as Daikakuji temple(It was the villeage for the emperor), Seiryoji temple, Adashino Nenbutsuji temple, Jojakkoji temple, Nisonin temple and Rokuoin temple etc, which are possible to visit from the Arashiyama Hanare by walk.

Other sights are very easily reached by the Randen line train, such as Ninnaji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and Saihoji (Moss Temple.) Other nearby tourist attractions include the Saga 'Romantic Train' old-fashioned diesel train which winds through the hills, as well as boat rental and white-water rafting, not to mention hiking, all located nearby.

Out side of Kyoto, it is very easy to access other popular tourist spots such as Nara, Uji, Osaka, Himeji, Hiroshima etc by JR train since the JR train station (JR Saga Arashiyama Station) is five minutes walk away. A natural 'onsen' hot spring (entrance fee just ¥1000) is just a 15 minute walk away.

The Arashiyama Hanare was built on before 1935, and was completely restored in November(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The restoration was a labor of love, requiring the participation of artisans specializing in traditional carpentry techniques, and using natural materials in all areas both inside and out. Great efforts were made to recreate an atmosphere which will allow guests to experience the traditional way of living. An added modern touch for comfort is the luxurious bathing area and bathroom...where you can soak in the oversized tub while gazing at the Zen garden, after a full day of sightseeing.

The Arashiyama Hanare is just behind the main house, but has an independent entrance and accommodation are completely separated. The total space is 55 square meters. Near the entrance is the original old Japanese style kitchen which has basic facilities for cooking. The floor of the kitchen is made of 'tataki,' a traditional mixture of 'shikkui' and soil. There are two tatami rooms, one 3 mats, and the other 6 mats. Two to three guests can be accommodated on futons, which can be placed on the floor of either room.

The Arashiyama Hanare shares a 'Zen garden' called Nakaniwa, with the main house. The owners live in the main house. Owners speak English, and are happy to provide assistance during the stay. One of the owners is an 'Ikebana' master, and flower arrangements will welcome guests upon arrival.

There's easy access to all of the sightseeing spots in central Kyoto. The train station (JR Saga Arashiyama Station) is five minutes walk away, and from there it's 10-15 minutes to Kyoto Station. Another train station 'Randen Saga' is three minutes walk away. The neighborhood are the several shops, cafes, local restaurants, the convenience and grocery stores.

The Arashiyama Hanare offers an opportunity to experience Kyoto life in a very special part of the city, living in a typical Kyoto silent neighborhood.

In the days when the ancient capital was located in Nara, Arashiyama was known as a pleasure resort for the Emperor and his court people. Since then, it has always attracted people with it's scenic beauty and seasonal colors, particularly the cherry blossoms of the Spring, and the changing leaves of the Autumn.

You can spend your personal time in this space where the Arashiyama Hanare is intimate.


Wireless Internet
Hair dryer

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

101 Reviews

Lucy User Profile
March 2017
Completely in love with Arashiyama and this beautiful little home. Had a wonderful stay, and were very comfortable. We're very sad to leave!
Peter User Profile
April 2016
This was an amazing place for our stay in Arashiyama. Such a beautiful house, in a classic, traditional, Japanese style, yet with all the modern amenities needed to make our stay comfortable and easy. The location is perfect. Just 10 minutes walk to Saga-Arashiyama station, and…
Marcela User Profile
April 2018
This was our first time visiting Kyoto and staying at Takuri’s house made it a very special experience. The house is 5 minutes walk to the train station and 2 minutes to the Randem train. Lots of shops and restaurants and easy walk to the main sites in Arashiyama. The house is lo…
Peter User Profile
April 2018
Tokuji's place is truly amazing! The combination of elegant traditional architecture and modern appliances makes this both stylish and comfortable. It is in a quiet residential neighborhood, sharing a wonderful traditional garden with the main house of our hosts but fully private…
Andrea User Profile
April 2018
I would highly recommend a stay in this beautiful, serene space. We loved waking up and looking out to the garden each morning. The bath and shower were wonderful. Very walk-able location.
Ning Yu User Profile
Ning Yu
March 2018
My mom and I came to Kyoto for the cherry blossom, and we were lucky to stay at Tokuji’s house. It is an old Japanese guest house which still maintains its old Wood structures. Once you stay at this place you could easily find out, that Tokuji is a thoughtful host. We are amaze…
Kirill User Profile
March 2018
It was the great decision to stay at Arashiyama Honore! The place is really authentic! Our Japanese trip experience hadn't been so complete if we would not have stayed there!

Hosted by Tokuji

Kyoto, JapanJoined in May 2013
Tokuji User Profile
221 Reviews
Tokuji is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I was born and raised in Kyoto. It is our pleasure to host you at our guest houses ''Gion House", "Arashiyama Hanare House" and "Araka Nishinotouin Tei''. Our goal is to offer you an authentic traditional Japanese lifestyle.
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Ukyo-ku, Kyoto , Japan
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