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Kyoto Machiya Sanjojuku

City-center guesthouse within walking distance of Nijō Castle

  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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453 Taruya-cho Aneyakoji-dori Horikawa, Kyoto, 604-8322, Kyoto, Japan
7.8.Good.
  • Enjoyed the experience. Sleeping on the floor was quite comfortable.

    Oct 10, 2019

  • I really loved this experience of staying in a traditional house. I especially loved the…

    Sep 11, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available

This property will be closed from March 8 2022 to December 31 2022 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).
 
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Breakfast available
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage

What’s around

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Sanjo - 2 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 6 min walk
  • Shijo Omiya - 8 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 17 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 22 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Traditional Room (Private Room 2)
  • Traditional Room (Private Room 1)
  • Traditional Room (Private Room with Inner Garden)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Central Kyoto
  • Sanjo - 2 min walk
  • Nijō Castle - 6 min walk
  • Shijo Omiya - 8 min walk
  • Nishiki Market - 17 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 22 min walk
  • Pontocho - 25 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 31 min walk
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 32 min walk
  • Kyoto Aquarium - 32 min walk
  • Kyoto University - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 80 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 54 min drive
  • Omiya Station - 10 min walk
  • Shijo-omiya Station - 11 min walk
  • Nijo Station - 13 min walk
  • Nijojo-mae Station - 3 min walk
  • Karasuma Oike Station - 11 min walk
  • Marutamachi Station - 19 min walk
Profile: Nakagyo Ward

Profile: Nakagyo Ward

Steeped in history, Nakagyo Ward is in the center of downtown Kyoto, and features some of the city’s most imposing buildings. In particular, don’t miss the 16th-century Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose impressive fortifications give way to stunning painted chambers complete with “nightingale floors”, which squeak when walked on to warn of intruders.

Nakagyo Ward is also home to the quaint Pontocho area, known for its narrow, lantern-lit alleys crowded with cozy wood-paneled bars and the city’s last remaining traditional tea houses, where you may even catch sight of an authentic Japanese geisha.

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453 Taruya-cho Aneyakoji-dori Horikawa, Kyoto, 604-8322, Kyoto, Japan

At a glance

Size

  • 4 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Monday - Sunday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must notify this property in advance if they are bringing children younger than 10 or arriving by bicycle.

Required at check-in

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

Children

  • Children (6 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site

Services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

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

  • Breakfast costs between JPY 1980 and JPY 3850 per person (approximately)
  • Towels are available for an extra charge (or guests may bring their own)

Hygiene and 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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 第H28-1260

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*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Kyoto Machiya Sanjojuku 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property will be closed from March 8 2022 to December 31 2022 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Kyoto Machiya Sanjojuku.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Shichifukujin Restaurant (3-min walk), Miyamoto Munashi (5-min walk), and STAKE WINE NIKUYA GINJIRO (6-min walk).
  • Kyoto Machiya Sanjojuku has a garden.
7.8.Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Beautiful, tranquil room in a convenient location

    We stayed in a room with its own miniature Japanese garden and loved the vibe. Really unique experience staying in a Japanese style room. Of course, that means more narrow spaces, sleeping on shikibuton (but there are foam pads provided for layering under and this wasn't a problem even for someone as sensitive to hard beds as me), limited sound isolation, and shared bathroom outside of the sleeping room. However, if you're okay with something a bit different, this can be a memorable and pleasant stay. Nijo castle (and subway station) is two blocks away and several art exhibition places are nearby. There's a decent and affordable noodle / curry eatery on the corner and several convenience stores.

    Xiao-Ping, Romance trip, Apr 29, 2015

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice Japanese retreatment

    We had nice Japanese retreatment at Sanjojuku by sleeping on futon that was comfortable and having green tea. It was our first time to stay in the traditional Japanese house with a great experience. Thanks,

    Brad, Other trip, Apr 22, 2016

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great ryokan, easy to get to from subway

    Derek, Romance trip, Nov 18, 2016

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice stay, Good Access to Subway

    It was a nice stay, with a traditional bed set up on the floor. We were happy it was so close to the subway, and was also very close to Nijo castle. I wouldn't recommend the hotel if you have young children that would have a hard time being quiet because it is easy to hear guests in other room through the paper doors. The beds were a bit hard, and that was my only real complaint.

    Jared, Family trip, Apr 16, 2017

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Basic necessities

    There is only one cold shower, and 1 toilette without seating. For boys there is an additional toilette. There are two facets on one stainless steel sink in the main aisle, much like a camping facility The restriction on the check in time (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) was somehow inconvenient to us. The floor on the main aisle is all broken; all this for $200+ per night? not worth it

    Pippo, Other trip, Jul 11, 2016

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful

    A beautiful traditional house located in a lovely neighbourhood. It is very close to Sanjo-dori, Nijo-jo castle & Shibori museum. I found it very easy to get to Nishiki market as well as Nishijin textile centre from here. Even getting to Arashiyama was easy (35min approx). The house itself is charming. I got to stay in a ground floor room at the back of the house, which looked exactly as in the photos. It also had a small window on a floor level (which was interesting) looking into the inside garden. I found it very comfortable to sleep in futon style bed, which you have to make everyday yourself - the staff can show you on the first day if you like. The communal area is spotless as there is always a member of staff during the day to look after the house.

    Hirday G., 5 night trip, Nov 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very good house staffs ;) A 130-year-old traditional Japanese house with good refurbishment not far from the subway and Family Mart. It would be nice if there is an isolated toilet for each room.

    Rajayanon, 2 night trip, Nov 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Time Trip to Old Japan

    Staying at a traditional Kyoto Townhouse was what I had wanted and expected to discover. Gaining knowledge of the history of Kyoto buildings as well as its culture. Indeed exploring around Kyoto including temples and shrines added my fabulous and authentic Japanese experience. I appreciate Sanjojuku to help my researching about Japanese history as my interests.

    Jackie, Other trip, Mar 15, 2016

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Traditional and unique experiences

    Warm atmosphere, traditional Japanese rooms and quiet accommodation are how I describe Sanjojuku in Kyoto. Sleeping on the futon is what I had never experienced and a helpful staff member made a Japanese bed for me. Next time I will show my mates the place. Thanks

    Rossy, Other trip, Mar 15, 2016

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful experiencing a traditional guesthouse

    Very welcoming for my first Japanese experience. Comfortable room and very cosy guesthouse.

    Charlotte, Other trip, Apr 18, 2016

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