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The Machiya Shinsen-En

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In-room safe, blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Machiya Shinsen-En

Entire home

The Machiya Shinsen-En

3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse, convenient for Kawaramachi

8.8/10 Fabulous

32 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Connecting rooms available
17-1, Shinsenencho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8371

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Kawaramachi - 27 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 35 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 38 min walk
  • Kyoto Tower - 43 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 1 min drive
  • Shijo Street - 5 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 7 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 12 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 11 min drive
  • Nanzenji Temple - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Osaka (ITM-Itami) - 53 min drive
  • Nijo Station - 9 min walk
  • Omiya Station - 11 min walk
  • Shijo-omiya Station - 12 min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 6 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 15 min walk
  • Nishioji Oike Station - 20 min walk


  • Sarashina - 2 min walk
  • Clamp Coffee Sarasa - 3 min walk
  • Yoshiharu - 4 min walk
  • Nakau nijyozyo - 5 min walk
  • SARASA 3 - 5 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Machiya Shinsen-En

At The Machiya Shinsen-En, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kawaramachi and Kiyomizu Temple. All homes offer flat-screen TVs, fridges and slippers. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Nijojo-mae Station is 6 minutes and Karasuma Oike Station is 15 minutes.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • No on-site parking available

Family friendly

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Electric kettle


  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM: JPY 1650 per person


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Separate bath and shower
  • Soap
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bidet
  • Towels provided
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Slippers
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper


  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundry facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Local maps
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Free bottled water
  • Communal living room

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station
  • In the historical district

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector


  • 21 rooms
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms avaliable

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include a yukata (Japanese robe).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax may be collected at the property. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1650 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Property registration number 京都市指令保医セ第316

Also known as

The Machiya Shinsen En
The Machiya Shinsen-En Kyoto
The Machiya Shinsen-En Private vacation home
The Machiya Shinsen-En Private vacation home Kyoto

Frequently asked questions

Does The Machiya Shinsen-En offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Machiya Shinsen-En does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Machiya Shinsen-En?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Machiya Shinsen-En?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Machiya Shinsen-En?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Machiya Shinsen-En.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Machiya Shinsen-En?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near The Machiya Shinsen-En?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Clamp Coffee Sarasa (3-min walk), Yoshiharu (4-min walk) and nakau nijyozyo (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Machiya Shinsen-En like?
The Machiya Shinsen-En is a short 6-minute walk from Nijojo-mae Station and 4 minutes' walk from Nijō Castle.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Amy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Free drinks at the lounge area and laundry facility.
Eiko, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location nestled within residential district. Very close to subway line and Nijo Castle. Rooms are small and cosy but can accommodate a family. Breakfast is very good but would like more variety if staying for several days.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

yuriko, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

凄く綺麗で清潔でした。 次に京都方面へ旅行した際にはまた宿泊したいなと思います。
ゆういち, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Satomi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

チェックインなど非常に親切に対応いただき気分が良かったです。 部屋も清潔で高級感がありました。 また利用したいです。
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

MAKIKO, 1-night trip
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