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Gojozaka Samurai Machiya

  • 9 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms

Near Kiyomizu Temple, in a quiet location, FULLY LICENSED Gojozaka Machiya has all the charm of an old traditional Kyoto townhouse, with luxurious modern facilities and comfort. Fully renovated, it will be the perfect location to stay for the visit of Kyoto. This large house (over 85 m2 / 900 sq ft) has been fully renovated. It features two Japanese tatami mat bedrooms (sleeping on futons) and one Western-style bedroom with one double bed. Depending on the number of guests, as is traditionally done in Japan, the living room can also be used as a bedroom by placing futons on the tatami mats. In the kitchen dining room, we have a large dining table for 10 persons. On the ground floor, the house features a traditional wooden bathroom with a bathtub and a shower room upstairs. It has two toilets. It is also equipped with a fully automatic All-In-One Washer / Dryer. Everything has been designed to be very convenient for a larger group (spacious enough for up to 10 people). As our guest, you have unlimited access to super fast (optical fiber) internet access via Wi-Fi throughout the house. And you'll be able to enjoy unlimited movies with Netflix (or use the Blu-Ray Disk player) with the large (60 in) flat panel HDTV. The fully equipped modern kitchen will please anyone who wants to cook at home. A large selection of cooking utensils, an induction cooktop, dishwasher, microwave oven/oven, all kind of appliances such as rice cooker, toaster, blender, electric kettle, regular coffee machine, and dishes, plates, glasses, cutlery for ten guests. The setting is particularly convenient for people who stay for a longer period and who want to eat at home. And of course, you'll find all the basics such as salt-pepper, oil, sauce, soja, etc. If this Machiya is not available for your preferred dates, be sure to check out our other places -- go to our profile to find them! As our guests, you'll have all the Gojozaka Machiya for yourselves and have access to everything it has to offer, traditional lifestyle with modern comfort (with the exception of a closet reserved for housekeeping). We offer concierge services (within reason), luggage storage and we're always available for any help necessary for information, preparation, restaurant reservation, suggestion, advice, etc. We love Kyoto and like to share our interest with our guests. We also have a dedicated website (mykyotomachiya) full of information and pictures to enable our guests to fully explore and enjoy this wonderful city. The house is very conveniently located in the Higashiyama district, in a quiet residential area near a number of sights, restaurants, bars, and more. The house is located just south of Gojo Street, next to the crossing with Higashi Oji Street, about 2.2 km (22 min on foot) away from Kyoto station and the JR lines. It takes about 10 min and yen 1,000 by taxi. Kiyomizu-Gojo station (Keihan line) is less than 12 minutes away. Gojo subway station is 15 minutes away. In addition, several Kyoto Bus stops are a mere 300 m away from the house. And there are always taxi available around. We have decorated the house with old traditional Japanese art crafts such as a Samurai armor, traditional wedding Kimono, Japanese dolls, Noh mask, protective Gods against fire (Hotei-san), etc. for a more refined atmosphere. You'll experience the traditional way of living of the people of Kyoto and enjoy a unique cultural experience, with all the modern comfort you can wish for. Note that there is a flight of stairs to access the house -- this may be an issue for older people with reduced mobility.

Home highlights

Broadband Internet


Samurai Joe, the house protector of Gojozaka Machiya

Arrival at the Gojozaka Machiya, the illuminated front garden

An old Noh mask welcomes you in the entrance.

Beautifully decorated dining-kitchen

From the dining-kitchen, access to the living room and garden.

The various appliances and utensils for the usage of our guests.


Bathroom & laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Bathtub and Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning and Heating available


TV (Antenna)

Internet & office

Broadband Internet and Broadband Internet

Kitchen & dining

Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven and Refrigerator

Home Safety

Buzzer, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit and Smoke Detector

House Rules

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM



Policy and notes


August 2023


About host

Akiko Hochner

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