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Tofukuji Samurai Machiya

  • 9 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms

Conveniently located next to the Tofukuji train station, this FULLY LICENSED large house has been fully renovated. Enjoy the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kyoto in full modern comfort and luxury. Convenient and pleasant for large groups. This large house (almost one hundred thirty m2 / 1,350 sq ft) has been entirely renovated -- It opened to the public on April 1st, 2016. With a large LDK (living dining kitchen), five bedrooms, and two bathrooms (in addition to two toilets), this is by far the largest one among our Kyoto Samurai Machiya houses. Luxury features include air conditioning in every room, floor heating in every room on the ground floor and radiators on the upper floor -- you are sure to always feel comfortable. The house features three Japanese tatami mat bedrooms (sleeping on futon) and two Western-style bedrooms with double and single beds. In the large LDK, living dining kitchen room, we have a living area with a couch, a coffee table, and a large flat panel HDTV, a long dining table for up to ten persons, and a fully equipped modern kitchen. On the ground floor, the house features a traditional wooden bathroom with bathtub/shower and a shower room upstairs. There are two toilets, one on each floor. The house is also equipped with a fully automatic All-In-One Washer / Dryer. Everything has been designed to be pleasant and very convenient for larger groups (equipped and spacious enough for up to 10 people). As our guests, you have unlimited access to superfast (optical fiber) internet access via Wi-Fi throughout the house. And you'll be able to enjoy unlimited movies with Netflix, BBC, NHK or FoxNews with the large (52 in) flat panel HDTV. The fully equipped modern kitchen will please anyone who wants to cook at home. A comprehensive 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 up to ten guests. And of course, you'll find all the basic ingredients such as salt-pepper, oil, sauce, soja, etc. The setting is particularly convenient for people who stay for a longer period and who want to eat at home. 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 Tofukuji Machiya for yourselves and have access to everything it has to offer, traditional Kyoto lifestyle with luxury modern comfort (with the exception of a closet reserved for housekeeping). We offer 24/7 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 next to Tofukuji train station, which is one stop away (JR) from Kyoto station. It is near a number of interesting places and right next to convenient bus stops. It offers easy access to most of what Kyoto has to offer. We are less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away from Kyoto station, near the Tofukuji temple (Unesco site), not far from the Sanjusangendo Temple and the National Museum. It takes less than 10 min to reach the Kyoto station (by train or taxi), about 10 min (by bus) to go to Gion and the touristic geisha area, etc. The bus stop is an easy way to go directly to a number of the important touristic sites of the city. Two train stations (JR and Keihan) are located 5 min away from the house. Bus stops are a mere couple of minutes away. 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, old Noh mask, protective Gods against fire (Hotei-san), panels, 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 luxurious modern comfort you can wish for.

Home highlights

Broadband Internet


Samurai Jim, the house protector in his Tokonoma (Alcove)

The house by night at the end of the little alley

The house entrance at the end of the little alley

The entrance with the Noh Mask in the little niche

The Noh mask welcomes you in the entrance

The first Japanese living room downstairs with a large "byobu" (panel) representing two tigers


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

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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