Our machiya (Kyoto traditional town house) is located in the heart of what was known a thousand years ago, during the Heian Period, as the quarters where the Emperor's female court's residences (Jyokyoden) where built.
It was built a 140 years ago during Meiji Period. Preserved as guest house in the present days by Yamanaka Abura Ten, a 200 years-old Cooking Oil Company (1818-1829), located from across the store.
Feel the timeless and peaceful atmosphere of this place, choose by Murasaki Shikibu for the scenario of her famous novel “Genji Monogatari” (The Tales of Genji). The house can accommodate 2 to 8 people.
Our guests will rent a whole house per group, for short or long stays.
A whole traditional townhouse.
Shampoo, conditioner, body soap / Toothbrush / Bath towel & face towel
Green tea leaves, black tea bags & coffee / Plates, cups & glasses / Cookware / Cutlery
Hair dryer / Microwave / Fridge / TV
Futon mattress x 8 / Air conditioner x 4 / Toilet x 1
※ Please bring your own pajamas for your good night sleep.
HOW TO GO TO DEMIZU-MACHIYA:
>>>From Kyoto Station:
Take 206 bus and go north on Senbon Street.
Get off at Senbon-Marutamachi bus stop located on the west side of Senbon St.
Cross the street to the east side and walk north 3blocks on Senbon Street and turn right on Shimodachiuri St.
Keep walking east two blocks and you will find Yamanaka-abura-ten(cooking oil store)on the left.
Demizu-machiya is across from them.
It takes about 15minutes from JR Kyoto station.