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house Kyoka-an

A machiya in the heart of Kyoto


Kyoka-an, built during the Taisho period (1912-1926) nearly 100 years ago, is a Kyoto-style machiya house available for rent, located 7 minutes from the intersection of Shijo-Karasuma, in the center of the former imperial capital.

Our opinion

Ideal accomodation for people wishing to experience a stay at a traditional Japanese house with the ability to explore Kyoto from its center.


Within walking distance to Kawaramachi, Gion, Ponto-cho, and other popular sightseeing locations.
Located in a quiet alley amongst other historic terraced houses.

House rules

This house cannot accept check-in after 8pm. (Contact us for further information)
This is a non-smoking house. Please do not smoke in the house or garden. When smoking outdoors, we ask that you do not smoke directly in front of any houses in the neighborhood.
We ask that you take the utmost care to follow the garbage rules outlined by your Travel Angel during check-in.
Please be eco-friendly: conserve energy by turning off lights and air-conditioning/heating units when not in use and when leaving for the day.
Keep the house tidy. If you have moved any furniture during your stay, please be sure it is moved back to its original location when you leave.


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.

The accommodation tax will be collected by your Travel Angel during the check-in. 

Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Kyoka-an
  • Freezer
  • Electric stove
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Single bed (2)
  • Futon (2)
  • Wifi
  • TV



From Kyoto Station :

-Approximately 4 minutes by train:
1. Take the Subway Karasuma Line
2. Get off at Shijo Station and leave the station from Exit No.2
3. Walk Kyoka-an (Approximately 8 minutes on foot)

-Approximately 14 minutes by bus:
1. Take bus No. 26
2. Get off at Shijo Nishinotoin
3. Walk to Kyoka-an (Approximately 4 minutes on foot)

– Approximately 11 minutes by taxi (about 3 kilometers)


Latest review

Francois L.
May 2019

Maison parfaite pour 4 personnes. Charme, confort, tranquillité. Près de tout. Accueil et aide d’Aurore à l’arrivée et lors du séjour hors du commun. Petits détails si je peux me permettre: avoir 4 tasses à café et 4 verres de grandeur raisonnable pour la cuisine. Ajouter les instructions du lave-linge au cartable Merci beaucoup, excellent rapport qualité prix Au delà de nos attentes.

Mar 2019

The house is comfy and clean! Great location, only few minutes walk from subway station. Good for shopping as its in the heart of downtown kyoto. Love it, very cute house. Definitely will recommend to my friends!

Mar 2019

This place is great! Spacious, quiet, and clean. It worked perfectly for our family of four. Highly recommend.

Feb 2019

The location is perfect. Very close to the large hub of bus/metro/train so you don't really have to transfer. And it's very close to the shopping zone and market. The place was super clean and cozy, it's a bit small but you can find everything you need. Aurore was very helpful and friendly as well, she gave us a wonderful tour upon our arrival and allowed us to leave the luggage there after checking out. Overall, it was a wonderful stay. Highly recommended when you visit Kyoto.

Feb 2019

This House is such a gem in the heart of Kyoto. Walkable distance to Gion and basically anything in Kyoto. So many thoughtful and homely touches throughout and the wet room (bath/shower) is truly so luxurious you’ll never want to leave. The host is so kind and will answer all questions super quickly. The heaters really saved us during the cold winter nights. The floor mattresses were super comfortable and there was extra so we made one super big bed which was fun! All amenities work wonderfully and it really is such a good find for Kyoto. Will definitely recommend!!

per night

house Kyoka-an

Price for up to 3 people

(Additional guest $18 per night)

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