TOP5 Best Kyoto Machiya Houses
Over the past few years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of traditional machiya-style accommodations, known as “machiya. If you are interested in a machiya, we would recommend the properties below. Then, since many machiyas are old wooden structures, you may hear sounds of life from outside. Also, traditional wooden buildings can get cold in winter. Although the machiyas are equipped with heating systems, we would recommend that you stay in other seasons if you do not like the cold. Winters in Kyoto are very cold.
Yasaka Yutone Kyokoyado
A small gourmet ryokan with machiya-style architecture located near Kiyomizu-dera Temple in the Higashiyama area. Ideal for solo travelers and couples, and in a great location. Read more
Muromachi Yutone Kyokoyado
A small gourmet ryokan with machiya-style architecture located near Kyoto Station. About 5 minutes by cab. Ideal for solo travelers and couples. Read more
A beautiful villa in Gion, the Higashiyama area with a wonderful machiya architecture. Read more
A ryokan with machiya-style architecture that retains the ambience of a machiya townhouse built more than 100 years ago, but is equipped with modern facilities.
A machiya-style villa located in the center of Kyoto City. At the entrance is an impressive mural of frogs and paradise painted by an artist from Kyoto. Read more
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