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Huge Art House Machiya Center Kyoto
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9 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
9 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This 100+ year old massive (200 sqm +) Japanese house has been renovated in collaboration with 9 local artists by the Bed & Art Project.
Each room was produced by a different artist, creating a unique esperience of staying in what could be a museum. Experience the special space where tradition meets street art!
Part of the profit is shared back to the participating artists, to support their creative endevors.
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House is near Nijo Castle and Nishiki Market!

The space

This 100+ years old traditional resident (Machiya) is a 200 sqm, 2 story 3 bedroom house with a Japanese garden, filled with modern Japanese art.
Thouse is 5 - 7 times the size of other Airbnb rooms you'll find around. (Usually in the range of 25 - 45 sqm)
The house is conveniently located a few minutes from the biggest intersection of Kyoto, with Shijo Station and Karasuma Station.
Take a break from your busy sightseeing and surround yourself with the best that Kyoto has to offer, both from today and the past.

[The House]
First floor:
- Stone floor entrance (Art by Doppel)
- Big living/dining/kitchen (Art by Kotaro Ooyama): Both Japanese and Western area, dining table, well equipped kitchen
- 3rd bedroom (Art by ATTACK THA MOON): One queen size bed
- Toilet & Bath
- Japanese garden

Second floor:
- Master Bedroom (Art by ot29): One queen size bed
- 2nd bedroom (Art by SIMIZ・PAMO & Baki Baki): Two queen size beds
- Art room (Art by Kotaro Ooyama)

[What is the Bed & Art Project?]
The Bed & Art Project (BnA) was born out of the simple desire to make creative works from Japan’s vibrant art communities more accessible to a global audience.

[Problem statement] 1. Japan is home to extremely creative and talented art communities, yet they remain scattered and hidden away, making their art virtually inaccessible to visitors.

2. Purchasing art and owning art has never been a big part of Japanese culture. Making a living as an artist in Japan is extremely difficult and very rare.

In February of 2015, we developed our first project, BnA Ikebukuro, in Tokyo with the concept of “a gallery you can stay in” to create a place for visitors to live and breath Tokyo's vibrant art culture.
The profit is shared to the participating artists, so local artists get to display their work to the global audience while making a continuous income.

With BnA Ikebukuro’s immediate success, we felt Kyoto, the heart of Japanese culture, would be a great second step for us.
In contrast to the urban-centric concept of BnA Tokyo, BnA Kyoto focuses on the intersection of tradition and modern art.

In the same way as our project in Tokyo, part of the profit will be shared to the participating artists, and to a BnA fund that will be used to further promote local artists’ work in the future.

Guest access

The house comes with:
- Linen & Towels
- Toothbrush
- Well equipped kitchen
- Fridge
- Microwave
- Kettle
- Hairdryer
- Fast optical fiber wifi internet
- Washing machine (with detergent)

Interaction with guests

We will send you an information package on how to get into the house. We will come check you in in person upon your arrival :)

Other things to note

The neightborhood is traditional, so please be quiet at night! :)

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

The neighborhood is a very traditional one. They graciously accepted our project in near their homes.
Please respect their lives and refrain from making noise/hanging out in the garden after 9pm.


81 Reviews

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Volker User Profile
August 2017
Very unique place! Great location too :)

Michael User Profile
July 2016
Had a v good stay. Well located and everything worked. Instructions good.

Jo User Profile
May 2016
The house was great, big and spacious with more than enough room for all 3 of us to have our own space. No problem with access or finding the place and the welcome pack is really comprehensive. Overall the house is great and the art on the walls is amazing! Great mix of old and new Japan

Lucy User Profile
April 2016
Lovely to stay in a traditional house, great location and very nice to be supporting these artists.

Erik User Profile
September 2017
Spacious home. Walls are pretty thin, so volume needs to be controlled. Was interesting having to step into the garden to go into the bath, but pleasent. Would recommend for families or less rowdy groups.

Brendan User Profile
August 2017
The house fore filled my dream to stay in a traditional Japanese home. there was plenty of food options nearby on the main road and had a big 7/11 store less then 100m away. Highly recommend staying here while in Kyoto

Xuan User Profile
August 2017
A perfect huge traditional house

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The Bed & Art Project was born out of the simple desire to make creative works from Tokyo’s vibrant art communities more accessible to a global audience. Guests are invited to stay in a modern, evolving gallery, created in collaboration with up and coming Tokyo artists. All…
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