Let’s stay at Kyo-Machiya!

鴨川庵・松見庵外観 KYOTO-Local Culture

Let’s stay at Kyo-Machiya, a traditional town house in Kyoto!

Many people who visit Kyoto may be interested in staying at Kyo-Machiya ,a Japanese traditional town house.

We would like to introduce you a beautiful Kyo-Machiya run by K’s House Group as a luxurious and comfortable Japanese style of accommodation.

What is Kyo-Machiya?

There is actually no specific definition to be called Kyo-Machiya,but it usually means a wooden architecture built 100years ago or more.
And most of them used to be Merchant’s houses.
It has a long narrow approach to the entrance which is called”eel bed” by the local people.

It has a Japanese courtyard and backyard which makes it easy to get the sun-light and wind into the house.
We can learn about our ancestor’s wisdom from it.

courtyard

Kamogawa-an

It used be a house of an executive of a major corporation.

The house has been renovated adopting the modern facilities,but most of the part were preserved as the original,
so you can experience its traditional atmosphere in comfort.

The room capacity is from 2 to 7 guests

The main bed room

The main bed room on the second floor has a big window and you can enjoy the view of the Kamo river.
Just imagine that you are sitting on the cushion sofa  beside the window listening to your favorite music…
In spring, the view of cherry blossoms along the river, and in early summer,
the fresh green mountain view of Higashiyama will provide you a truly relaxing experience.

Main bed room

Bathroom with Hinoki bathtub

The bathroom with hinoki bathtub, Japanese cypress wood bathtub.

It has a big window so that you can enjoy the view of the Kamo-river over the backyard.

Dining and Kitchen

The dining has a big wooden table made by skilled craftworker in Hidatakayama, Japan.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an IH cooking heater, refrigerator, microwave, rice-cooker and a toaster.

You can enjoy cooking same as you do at your home.

Dining and Kitchen

Japanese room with tatami

There is a Japanese-style tatami room on the first floor.
You can enjoy the view of the Kamo river from this room.

Japanese style tatami room

Matumi-an

K’s Villa Matumi-an is an authentic Kyoto style wooden house attached to Kamogawa-an designed to

accommodate a smaller party of 2 to 4 guests.

The house has an authentic Japanese flavor along with brand new facilities.

Main bed room

The bed room with high ceiling has 2 single beds.
An extra futon will be provided for the guest with more than 3 people.

Main bed room

Bathroom

Newly renovated modern bathroom with a small window of courtyard view.

Bath room

Dining and Kitchen

The kitchen is fully equipped with an IH cooking stove, refrigerator, microwave, rice-cooker and a toaster.

You can enjoy cooking same as you do at your home.

Dining and Kitchen

Japanese style Tatami room

Japanese style tatami room

The small room with an original round window.
You can feel traditional Japanese atmosphere.

 

Sightseeing spot around K’s Villa

Sanjusangen-do(Rengeo-in temple)

Once you enter the temple ,you will see one thousand standing statues of Kannon which is mind blowing.
The long temple hall, which is about 120 meters long has
33 spaces between the columns.
That is the reason why the temple came to be called Sanjusangen-do (a hall with 33 spaces between columns)

[Access]
7 mins walk from Keihan shichijo station
10 mins walk from K’s Villa Kamogawa-an and Matsumi-an

[Opening hours]
8:30am-4:30pm(-3:30pm between November16th-March 9th)
[Admission]
600Yen

Kyoto National Museum

Kyoto National Museum is a wonderful Meiji Period brick building on a bluff overlooking Shichijo Dori.

The Kyoto National Museum was founded in 1897.

It is one of the three formerly imperially-mandated art museums in Japan.
The collection of the Kyoto National Museum is primarily concerned with pre-modern Japanese and Asian art.

[Access]
7 mins walk from Keihan shichijo station
10 mins walk from K’s Villa Kamogawa-an and Matumi-an