Kuraya - Omiyashimabara, located next to Hongan-ji
Kuraya - Omiyashimabara, located next to Hongan-ji
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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About this listing

This Machiya, traditional house in Kyoto, used to be owned by a family which run a confectionary shop in Hongan-ji for 360years. This house was built in 1912, and the 1st floor was partially used as a shop and living space for both the family and its employers. The Tatami space on the 2nd floor was used to welcome guests and no children were allowed to enter back then.
This house is then refurbished in 2015 and revived as a Ryokan namely "Kuraya".

Guest access

Since our place is your home during your stay in Kyoto, you can freely use everything inside it.

Additionally, we provide many amenities including: fresh towels and linens, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer and electric kettle.

· Our home is equipped with air conditioning.

· 2 semi double beds and 3 single futons are available.

· Cutlery and kitchenware provided.

If you have any questions regarding what you will have access to, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Interaction with guests

· We have created a Welcome Guide to ensure your smooth and pleasant stay in Kyoto. This includes: directions from Osaka's airports, specific directions from the nearest train station to our place, information on how to use the appliances in our home and our personal recommendations for exploring Kyoto!

· We have a check-in counter in front of JR Kyoto St. by 5 min walk from Center Karasuma Gate(烏丸中央口). We will sent you an instruction how to get the check-in counter after confirming your reservation.

· You can enter the accommodation after 15:00

· You can contact us through the Airbnb messaging system at any time during your stay.

Other things to note

Please kindly be aware that this Machiya house is located by the main road. We use the triple paned glass in the windows to soundproof; however, you may hear the leaks of the sound if you are too sensitive about the sound and we would like to apologise beforehand for this. Please make sure if you understand this before processing booking.


Extra people: 37 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 7
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 double beds
Bedroom 2
3 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 9AM
Check out by 11AM

** Check-in process (MUST READ) **
Please complete check-in process at check-in office (i-Satellite) located in front of JR Kyoto station Karasuma Chuoguchi (烏丸中央口) gate before you visit the accommodation.
[Check-in office opening hours: 9:00 -21:00]
[House is available for entering after 15:00.]


**土足厳禁 / Please remove your shoes before entering.**

**深夜10時以降、お静かに願います。/ After 10 PM, please be quiet.**



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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

4 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
July 2017
The house is great. Wonderful experience staying in an authentic japanese house/machiya. ( tatami living room, the comfortable beds , and the bath) The design ( renovation ) is great, very clean and great amenities. My children really enjoyed staying there, my son's favorite house while in Japan. Recommended.
Kuraya User ProfileKuraya is a superhost.
Response from Kuraya:
Thank you for the great review. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and we are a part of this memorable experience. Your recommendations is greatly appreciated. It's our pleasure hosting you and we would be honored to host you again on your next visit here. Thank you so much for staying with us. Best regards!
July 2017

Nirav User Profile
June 2017
It's a lovely place and as per description. I will recommend our anytime. Only problem is a long unnecessary checking in process which is at another location. It will waste 1-2 hours and actually not needed.
Kuraya User ProfileKuraya is a superhost.
Response from Kuraya:
Thank you so much for your honest feedback. We sincerely appreciate your insight. We hope our accommodation made your trip a memorable one. Thank you for your cooperation on check-in process as well. We hope to host you soon again!
June 2017

Manami User Profile
May 2017
Staying in Kuraya's listing was definitely one of my best experiences in Kyoto! You can feel how the traditional Japanese housing was like, and at the same time, it also gives you the feeling as if you are staying in nice ryokan. The place was clean and pleasant. Also, the location was quite convenient, all the spots you want to go was within walking distance or quick bus ride. I definitely recommend you to stay here!

Munhwan User Profile
May 2017
정말 좋은 숙소입니다. 체크인에서부터 숙소에 찾아가기까지 무엇하나 부족한 것이 없었습니다. 교토시영버스가 쿠라야에서 도보1분 거리라서 교토관광에도 편리합니다. 일본전통가옥에 현대적인 리모델링으로 일본집의 운치를 그대로 느낄수 있으며 3박체류시에 2박후 청소서비스가 있어서 마치 호텔서비스를 받는 기분입니다. 실제 룸컨디션도 5성급호텔 못지 않았습니다. 다만 복층식 구조에 계단이 조금 가팔라 애들이 있을 경우 주의가 필요합니다. 그것 빼곤 최상의 숙소라고 생각합니다.

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Higashiyama Ward, JapanJoined in August 2016
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Kyoto is known as “City where everything is part of history”. People who were born and raised in Kyoto, has protected the history and culture of the city.

KURAYA is a fully restored century-old Machiya hotel. Our goal is to provide visitors with time and full experience that will let you feel the history of Kyoto.

We have designed KURAYA to provide guests “An extraordinary trip and a real experience of living in a Machiya in Kyoto.” KURAYA is not a hotel where you book a room, but where you will be able to enjoy your stay in a Machiya house, which means you have the whole house to yourselves. Each KURAYA is arranged differently from each other, and has been designed to fully experience the features of a Machiya house and its luxurious atmosphere.

Whether enjoying the spacious house with a couple of people, or staying with your family or close friends, it’s up to you. KURAYA is great for all types of traveling and just the place for long stays.



Hosted 2 guests from United Kingdom
Languages: English, 中文, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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