Komatsu Machiyas

Kyoto, Japan
Asami & Associates and Tsuji Workshop Recreate the Timeless Kyo-Machiya of the Past

It's almost too easy to fall in love with Kyoto. It was Japan's imperial capital for over a thousand years and, as such, it's a city of unparalleled historical beauty, with over 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines (not to mention the famous cherry blossoms and autumn leaves). 

Komatsu South 2F 1BR Apartment, Kyoto, Japan | vacation home rentals

This holiday rental in Kyoto is a perfect base for exploring this colorful city, located just a stone's throw from the oldest Zen temple in the city, Kenninji, which was founded in 1202. It's also close to the well-trodden thoroughfare leading to the Yasaka Shrine and the breathtaking pagoda of Kiyomizudera.

In addition to its temples, Kyoto is also known for its traditional wooden townhouses, or kyo-machiya. Built originally for merchants and craftsmen, they're clustered together on narrow streets, each with a small shopfront greeting passersby. The homes themselves are long and thin in shape, earning them the nickname unagi no nedoko or "bedroom for eels".

Once they had completed the restoration of their BenTen residence, its owners came across two plots of land that once held two kyo-machiyas. They set about recreating the spaces under the design and direction of Asami and Associates, and with the help of Tsuji Workshop. The result is a two-story building with four residences, painstakingly handcrafted using traditional methods, but with modern updates like heated flooring. It also boasts a rooftop garden with an open-air tearoom, created by young tea connoisseur Fukutaro Nakayama. The space is available for tea ceremonies upon request.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the traditional style of a kyo-machiya in a great central location, with a cool contemporary spin. The space is pared down and simple, with wooden floors, utilitarian furnishings and bare bulbs. We love the raw wood, bare blocks and low lighting, as well as the simple color palette.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The common areas and bedrooms are equipped with floor heating. All rooms have a combination air-conditioner/heater. Heated water is controlled by a central thermostat.

There is a combination washer/dryer, as well as electrical appliances in the kitchenette. Toilets also come with heated seats and washing capabilities. Night lights/motion sensor lights have been installed in the toilets and stairways.

To secure personal effects, there is a combination safe located in the bedroom.
 

AROUND

Rich with history and considered the center of traditional Japanese culture, Kyoto is over a thousand years old and is one of the most well-preserved areas of Japan. A stunningly beautiful city, it's also surrounded by lush highlands and forests.

One of eleven municipalities, Higashiyama is located in the eastern region across the Kamo River and is home to some of the city’s most famous and scenic areas. Strict development regulations have preserved the neighborhood’s historic character where you’ll be transported back in time. The district’s many 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.

The neighboring Geisha district of Gion features one of the most historical streets in the country (Hanamikoji-dori) and the Gosho-Higashi neighborhood around the Imperial Palace is surrounded by the largest green spaces in the city, making it an ideal base for walking and exploring the parks along the Kamo River. 
 

LOCATION

Kyoto, Japan. Nearest airport: Kansai International Airport (100km or 90 min drive); Osaka International Airport (Itami).

BEST TIME TO STAY: Fall through Spring. Kyoto is fascinating year round but try and catch the dazzling Fall colors and the Spring blooms. 

 
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Komatsu Machiyas
Kyoto, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Komatsu Machiyas
Kyoto, Japan
A Reimagined Kyo-Machiya in Japan's Historical Capital

Kyoto is a city of unparalleled historical beauty, with over 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines (not to mention the famous cherry blossoms and autumn leaves). This holiday rental in Kyoto is a perfect base for exploring it, located just a stone's throw from its oldest Zen temple.


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2F 1BR Apartment 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
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This holiday rental in Kyoto is perfect for one person or a couple exploring the city. Modeled on a traditional Japanese townhouse, it has one bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom and a small kitchenette, and is located on the second floor.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Kitchenette
Internet The apartment is equipped with fiber broadband, which provides fast internet access for guests.
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type 2 Japanese tatamis
Kitchen Kitchenette
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome. Parents are advised that the space has traditional low lighting and to exercise caution with young children.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3pm
Check-Out 11am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Early check-ins and late check-outs are dependent on availability; kindly inquire beforehand. Smoking is strictly prohibited, and guests are requested to behave in a manner considerate to our neighbours.
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1F 1 BR Apartment 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
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This apartment sleeps two guests, making it a perfect holiday rental in Kyoto for one person or a couple exploring the city. Modeled on a traditional Japanese townhouse, it has one bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom and a small kitchenette. This apartment is located on the first floor.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Kitchenette
Internet The apartment is equipped with fiber broadband, which provides fast internet access for guests.
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type 2 Japanese tatamis
Kitchen Kitchenette
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome. Parents are advised that the space has traditional low lighting and to exercise caution with young children.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3pm
Check-Out 11am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Early check-ins and late check-outs are dependent on availability; kindly enquire beforehand. Smoking is strictly prohibited, and guests are requested to behave in a manner considerate to our neighbours.
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1F 2BR Apartment 2 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 5 Min 1 nights
from ¥37500 /nt
This holiday rental in Kyoto is perfect for a family or two couples. Modeled on a traditional Japanese townhouse, it has two bedrooms, one with a Japanese tatami and the other with a Western bed. There are two toilets and one bathtub, plus a small kitchenette. This apartment is on the first floor.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Kitchenette
Internet The apartment is equipped with fiber broadband, which provides fast internet access for guests.
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 2 tatamis and 1 double
Kitchen Kitchenette
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 5
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome. Parents are advised that the space has traditional low lighting and to exercise caution with young children.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3pm
Check-Out 11am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes The rates displayed are for a maximum of 3 guests. There is an additional charge of ¥8,800-10,000 each per night for 4th and 5th guests (depending on season). Please inquire. Smoking is strictly prohibited, and guests are requested to behave in a manner considerate to our neighbours. Early check-ins and late check-outs are dependent on availability; kindly inquire beforehand.
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2F 2BR Apartment 2 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 5 Min 1 nights
from ¥37500 /nt
This holiday rental in Kyoto is perfect for a family or two couples exploring the city. Modeled on a traditional Japanese townhouse, it has two bedrooms, one Japanese style and one Western style. It also has two toilets and one bathtub, with a small well-equipped kitchenette. This apartment is on the second floor.
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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Kitchenette
Internet The apartment is equipped with fiber broadband, which provides fast internet access for guests.
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 2 tatamis and 1 double
Kitchen Kitchenette
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 5
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome. Parents are advised that the space has traditional low lighting and to exercise caution with young children.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3pm
Check-Out 11am
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes The rates displayed are for a maximum of 3 guests. There is an additional charge of ¥8,800-10,000 each per night for 4th and 5th guests (depending on season). Please inquire. Smoking is strictly prohibited, and guests are requested to behave in a manner considerate to our neighbours.
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