Vacation Home Kyoto Machiya Cottage Karigane
603-8215 Kyoto, Kyoto, Kita-ku Murasakino-shimo-monzen-cho 52-2, Japan –
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 56 reviews)
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Max adults: 5
Max children: 1 (up to years of age)
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Shimo & Rika
Authentic tea ceremony house has just been restored into a whole rent cottage. Situated in upper central side of Kyoto city, a nice part of town outside the busy area. 1 minute walk from Daitokuji, a center of tea ceremony in Japan. Stay in a finely aged traditional Japanese building. Explore the local cafes and restaurants where locals eat and enjoy their lives. Visit craftsman of the area and deepen your knowledge of our unique culture and tradition. On its first floor, there are tatami mats living room with wood dining table with 5 chairs, kitchen with a good selection of cooking utensils, modern Japanese toilet and round tile bath tub with Japanese cypress wall. On the second floor features traditional tatami mat bedroom (sleeping on futon) which can be separated into 2 rooms with Fusuma( sliding paper doors).
We are living just around the corner. We are always ready to help you for the information, preparation, reservation, suggestion, and advice about anything. We love Kyoto and like to share our interest with you. We often go out for a sightseeing around Kyoto to find the seasonal beauty, festival, antique market and special opening of temples and our guests are welcome to join us! We are travel lovers, went over 40 countries around the world and settled in Kyoto, this cultural and historical center of Japan. While we were traveling, we always try to talk with locals, eat and enjoy like we live there. We hope our house would provide you the experience like we enjoyed in the other countries, "living like a local". Both of us loves trekking, cycling, yoga, reading and drawing. Also we are now learning about tea ceremony. Shimo is good at Japanese history & cooking (especially sushi!) and Rika loves textile and antiques( ask her favorite shops!) It would be nice if we could go for trekking or cycling together, or make Japanese dishes together. We look forward to hosting you and share the seasonal beauty of Kyoto with you.
The Keyword of the area. "ZEN", "THE WAY OF TEA", "ART & CRAFT”, “LOCAL”. Karigane is located 1 minute-walk from Daitoku-ji, the best places in Japan to see a wide variety of zen gardens and experience the combination of “ZEN" culture and “THE WAY OF TEA”. We offer morning meditation experience at Daitokuji and 3 kinds of tea ceremony experiences, by tea artist, by tea farmer, and in Chinese. Karigane is located Kyoto’s famed weaving district, Nishijin, is now being the town gathers craftsman. Visiting the weaving factory of Kimono belts, Indigo dyer, craftsman of Kintsugi and hair ornaments will be special memory for those who loves "ART & CRAFTS". There are wide variety of “LOCAL” restaurants. such as Sushi, Kaiseki, Shojin Ryori, Soba, Udon, Izakaya, Wagyu BBQ, Deep fried skewer, Okonomiyaki, and Ramen all within walking distance. 2 super markets nearby for those who would like to cook at home. 7 WORLD HERITAGE SITES are within 6km. Golden pavilion(1.8km), Silver pavilion(5.6km), Kamigamo shrine(2km), Shimogamo shrine(2.9km),Nijo castle(3.8km), Ryoanji(3.2km) and Ninnaji(4.4km) and they are easily accessible with our free rental bicycle or public bus.
Languages spoken: English, Japanese
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Area Info – Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Kitaoji Station0.6 miles
Kuramaguchi Station0.7 miles
Kyoto Botanic Garden0.9 miles
Shozan Resort Kyoto1 miles
Seimei Shrine1 miles
Imadegawa Station1 miles
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine1.1 miles
Doshisha University1.1 miles
Kinkaku-ji Temple1.1 miles
Kitayama Station1.2 miles
Restaurants & Markets
hajime(Sushi restaurant) Restaurant0 miles
7eleven (convenience store, ATM) Supermarket0.1 miles
Lawson100 (convenience store + 100yen shop) Supermarket0.1 miles
MG (Super market) Supermarket0.2 miles
itsutsu(Soba noodle on Michelin) Restaurant0.2 miles
Mayday coffee&bar (variety of Whisky and more) Cafe/Bar0.2 miles
Sosogu (sake bar) Cafe/Bar0.3 miles
Yukari (Japanese restaurant loved by local) Restaurant0.4 miles
Sarasa Nishijin (public bath renovated into cafe) Cafe/Bar0.4 miles
Mt. Daimonji Mountain3.7 miles
Mt. Hieizan Mountain11.6 miles
Kamo river River0.7 miles
Mt. Funaokayama(Hidden spot for a view) Mountain0.7 miles
Itami Airport25 miles
Kobe Airport41 miles
Kansai International Airport50.8 miles
Most Popular Landmarks
Imperial Palace1.5 miles
Nijo Castle2 miles
Kyoto International Manga Museum2.3 miles
Heian Shrine2.6 miles
Samurai Kembu Kyoto2.7 miles
Gion Shijo Station3 miles
Shugakuin Imperial Villa3 miles
Shoren-in Temple3.1 miles
Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple3.3 miles
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Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs JPY 600 per day.
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Dining table
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
- Free toiletries
- Body soap
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Attached bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
- Hot tub
- Hypoallergenic pillow
- Non-feather pillow
- Socket near the bed
- Trash cans
- Drying rack for clothing
- Clothes rack
- Hardwood or parquet floors
- Private entrance
- Ironing facilities
Pets are not allowed.
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Health & Wellness Facilities
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Food & Drink
- Breakfast in the room
- Room service
- Cooking class (additional charge)
- Tour or class about local culture
- Bike tours (additional charge)
- Walking tours (additional charge)
- Temporary art galleries Off-site
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site (additional charge)
Services & Extras
- Wake-up service
- Wake-up service/Alarm clock
- Airport drop-off (additional charge)
- Airport pickup (additional charge)
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Bikes available (free)
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Quiet street view
Front Desk Services
- Baggage storage
- Daily housekeeping
- Ironing service (additional charge)
- Dry cleaning (additional charge)
- Laundry (additional charge)
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
1:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children are welcome
|0 - 2 years||
Can use an existing bed
The maximum number of children allowed in existing beds depends on the room you pick. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.
No cribs are available
No extra beds are available
Pets are not allowed.
Kyoto Machiya Cottage Karigane accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
Please note this is strictly a nonsmoking property.
Guests will be fully responsible for any damages or losses caused to the property.
In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
This property is located in a residential area, and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please inform Kyoto Machiya Cottage Karigane of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.
License number: 京都市指令保医セ第67号