Defining the period and atmosphere of downtown Kyoto for centuries, the traditional Machiya represent the standard architectural form found throughout the district and the country.
This century-old vacation home rental in Kyoto in the historical Minami district has been meticulously restored to its original splendor with the assistance of many skilled craftsmen. Completely but subtly updated with contemporary comforts, the home is outfitted with every modern amenity in careful consideration of its history.
The ground floor includes an entrance hall that leads into the living room, dining area and kitchen, with one bedroom, with two lovely interior gardens.
Upstairs are three standard sized bedrooms with room for a total of nine guests.
The traditional minimalist aesthetic is both simple and sophisticated with handcrafted pieces mixed with a handful of contemporary furnishings and decor.
The central gardens are a graceful focal point, with quiet, comfortable spaces that inspire a calming energy.
Wifi throughout, cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, climate control.
Located in the heart of the Minami Ward, the centuries-old Buddhist and Shinto sites including the vast Toji complex with its iconic pagoda and famous monthly flea market, share the neighborhood with both residential and commercial districts. The nearby Rokusonnō Shrine with its classic cherry trees is one of three renowned Genji sanctuaries and not to be missed.
It’s a short hop to the Gion district, one of the most fascinating and historical streets in all of Japan (Hanamikoji Dori) and the Miyagawacho district, one of five remaining hanamachi (“flower town” or geisha district) in the country. The second largest in Kyoto, Myagawacho is also closely tied with the history of Kabuki and the nearby Kabuki Theater Minamiza. Many of the neighborhood’s tea rooms, temples, shrines and townhouses have been declared protected cultural sites.
Rich with history and one of the most well preserved examples of Imperial Japan, it’s a stunningly beautiful city surrounded by green highlands.
The city’s temples, shrines, and UNESCO world heritage sites are all within walking distance including: Kenninji Temple, Kyomizu Temple, Hokan-ji Temple known as Yasaka Pagoda, Rokuhara Mitsuji Temple, and countless other historical sites. Osaka is just under an hour’s drive.
Kyoto, Japan. Nearest Airport: Kansai International Aiport (Direct International flights, 90 mn. drive) or Osaka International Airport (connection from Tokyo/Narita International 1 hr. drive)
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