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house Kikuhama

The Kikuhama House is a century old wooden house that was fully restored in 2017. 


This row house type Machiya was fully restored with a heated floor, new windows and higher ceiling thus allowing to have a loft space bedroom. 

Our opinion

The Kikuhama house is ideal for 2 people, with a tatami bedroom on the ground floor, a bathroom opened to a back courtyard and a living room with a large bow-window. There is also a loft mezzanine space on tatami with a ladder access where 1-2 people can sleep. 


The Kikuhama House is located near Takasegawa a canal river leading to Kiyamachi area. It is centrally located a 10 minute walk to Kyoto JR station. While in the center of the house it is still part of a local community tuck away in a quiet alley. 

House rules

Check-in from 15:00
Check-out before 10:00

- No big noise after 9 pm. please
- No shoes inside the house please
- No slippers inside the tatami rooms please


Starting on October 1st 2018, Kyoto City will impose a municipal accommodation tax on all guests staying within the city, in order to increase the attractiveness of the City as an international tourism destination.
- The tax rate is set at 200 yen per night and per guest who pays a room charge of less than 20.000 yen per night.
- The levy rises to 500 yen for those paying between 20.000 yen to 50.000 yen and to 1.000 yen for those paying 50.000 yen or more.

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Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Kikuhama
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioning
Complimentary Wi-fi internet connection
All linen provided
Hair dryer
Fire extinguisher



From Kyoto JR station (North, Shichijo exit):
12 minutes walk (1 km)
Bus No 4, 3 stops to Kawaramachi Shomen
Taxi, to Shomen dori/Takasegawa


Latest review

Dec 2020

This place was great! Small but very cute. Great natural light. Unbeatable location: convenient to the station and not far from sights, but also in a sweet neighborhood, on a canal, near a great brewery and a bike rental shop. The cleaning was not perfect this time, but maybe it will improve. Overall a great value and a memorable experience!

Valerie B.
Mar 2020

Très bon accueil. Rajouter le nom de la maison sur la porte

Very nice home. Please add the name of the house on the door.

Nov 2019

We had a wonderfull experience in Kikuhama House. It felt like 'our home' during our visit in Kyoto! It's a compact home with everything you need. Communication was smooth and worked out very well, Aurelie is quick in response and advise. The neighbourhood is very nice with coffeebars, small restaurants and close to public transport. A great place to stay! 

Aug 2019

Very authentic place right on the water. Peaceful and right downtown. Great shower. 

Françoise D.
Aug 2019

Oui je recommanderai très chaleureusement votre agence pour sa réactivité, la qualité et la pertinence de vos conseils. Ma fille et moi effectuons un beau voyage qui correspond totalement à nos attentes. Un grand merci à Julien, Aurore et Daisuke. A ne pas publier : Pour la maison Kikuhama, je vous suggèrerais un panneau au dessus de l’entrée avec le nom de la maison, sauf si vous souhaitez rester discret par rapport au voisinage. 2ème suggestion : aménager les côtés de la baignoire avec un tasseau, une baguette, un joint silicone ou tout autre système qui empêche l’eau de couler entre le mur et la baignoire quand on prend une douche .

Jul 2019

Advantages: 1. Excellent location, about 10 minutes walk to JR JR Station, only 5 minutes to Station, convenient transportation 2. The surrounding environment is quiet, Japanese house fully feels the lifestyle of local residents 3. Clean inside the house Neat, basic cooking tools and tools 4. Staff are polite and easy to communicate 

Jul 2019

Immediately felt at home in this neighborhood. The location is perfect for public transportation to temples and night strolls in Gion. I would stay here again! 

Apr 2019

Our stay was perfect! The place was amazing and the host very friendly. The location of this traditional little house is very convenient. We highly recommend this apartment !

Apr 2019

Can’t say enough great things about this space. Clean, close to just about everything you need, and easy checkin

Alfred J.
Apr 2019

well located near a small beautiful river which is 10mins walk away from Kyoto station. I loved almost everything in the house. Julien has been very helpful as well. highly recommended for ppl of 2 to 4

per night

house Kikuhama

Price for up to 2 people

(Additional guest $18 per night)

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