Hana Touro Stay Yasakano tou Machiya Premium

This Machiya-style property is very unique, stylish, and cool.  This is like a holiday home in Kyoto.  The location is definitely perfect.  If you want to stay somewhere reminiscent of Kyoto, I would highly recommend Hana-Touro Stay Yasakano-tou Machiya Premium.  It wouldn’t be luxury, but if you love Kyoto, it’s truly worth it.  Just hanging out around the property made us feel so nostalgic.  We felt like we lived in Kyoto for long years during our stay.  We really got much of an immersive “Kyoto Experience” as we expected.  Also, we fully enjoyed awesome views from the room and the terrace.  I’m sure that you must be so excited to stay at the villa.  This is a definitely spectacular place in Kyoto.  You wouldn’t need to travel far during your stay as there are many attractive spots within walking distance.  A one-night stay wouldn’t be enough.  The neighborhood is very quiet at night and in the early morning.  There are many tourists in the daytime around the property, though.  This is a two-story villa.  Overall, it tends to be not user-friendly, not functional, and not conveniently designed, but cozy, clean, and relaxed.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  Floor heating is installed on 1F and 2F.  All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries and yukatas.  Also, there is a small kitchen with a microwave, a fridge, an electric kettle, an IH cooking heater, a coffee machine, dishes, and a Japanese tea set, etc.  Then a humidifier, a DVD player, a CD player, and a washing machine with a dryer are placed in the villa.  Also, the free Wifi reception was good.  TV signal was bad, though.  Room service is not available.  There are some convenience stores nearby.  Then the property is not a universal design.  There are some steps in the villa.  Wheelchairs are not available.  I wouldn’t recommend the property if you bring small children or people with weak feet.  Then meals for dinner and breakfast are not offered.  Actually there are many restaurants, cafes, and shops if you go around Gion.  It takes 15min on foot from the property.   Most of them are open from 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM except fast-food restaurants.  Then the property is located a 20-minute walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station or Gion-Shijo Station.  It’s not great access to public transportation.  Alternatively, it takes a 10-minute drive or taxi ride from Kyoto Station.  It costs around JPY1000.  If you have a lot of luggage, you may want to take a taxi from Kyoto Station.  There are some narrow stone-paved streets and many steps around the property.  It would be hard to pull suitcases when you move around here.  *Please note that most of the TAXI drivers wouldn’t know the property.  You might want to show a map where it’s located.   Anyway, the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  The weather is just nice during the seasons.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend visiting Kyoto City in the summer season.  It’s too hot and humid between early July and mid-Sep.  Then, don’t forget to visit Kiyomizu Temple in the early morning.  It’s open from 6:00 AM.  The atmosphere is very special, solemn and serene.  There would be few people before 8:00 AM and after 8:00 PM.  You can see “Pure Kyoto”.  At last, don’t forget to check the weather forecast before booking it.  You can enjoy seeing a five-storied pagoda with a beautiful moon at the terrace called Tsukimidai with a beer in hand.  It couldn’t be better.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  ***Check-in and out times 2:00 PM/10:00 AM You need to inform staff of your expected arrival time when you book the villa.  If you check-in after 18:00, you need to inform the staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Booking.com

Info about Hana-Touro Stay Yasakano-tou Machiya Premium

Style Modern Machiya-Style Villa
Guest Rating  Superb 9.5
Estimated Price  48,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail Call at 075-256-1117 from domestic
Call at +81 75-256-1117 from overseas
Internet Connection Free wifi in the property
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The parking lot is available at 2,000JPY per day
Location Hana-Touro Stay Yasakano-tou
Machiya Premium’s MAP
Access 10min TAXI from JR Kyoto Station.
Address and TEL 374-1 Yasaka Kamimachi Higashiyama-Ku
Kyōto-shi Kyōto-fu 605-0827 
Tel +81 75-256-1117
Official Homepage Hana-Touro Stay Yasakano-tou
Machiya Premium’s HP  *Japanese only