Your dream holiday home awaits

Make your vacation unforgettable with a stay at Shiki Properties

Traditional Japanese homes, for the modern-day.

Since 2014, Shiki Properties has been helping visitors to Kyoto and Osaka experience Japan’s Machiya scene.
We have one of the most impressive selections of traditional vacation rentals, with something to suit all traveling styles and tastes.  

Kyoto Residents Discount





We offer the most excellent services to ensure you enjoy Japan the way you intended.

Stunning traditional Japanese homes, luxurious accommodation, and attentive service are Shiki’s core foundational features. Explore our Kyoto and Osaka-wide collection of machiya and prepare for a stay you won’t forget.

Shiki Homes

All houses are spacious traditional ambiance, designed to make your stay discreet and comfortable.

Type : Luxury

Size : 113㎡

Capacity : 6

Located in Kyoto’s heart,  just a short walk from the imperial palace, this spacious double story home can accommodate up to six guests comfortably. Design-wise it blends traditional machiya ambiance with contemporary, luxury home features offering up the best of both worlds. 

With its open plan living and private, self-contained courtyard complete with an outdoor bath, Kishoan both embodies an effortless sense of flow while still offering guests the ultimate in peace and privacy.

Type : Premium

Size : 94㎡

Capacity : 6

Kumei is a laid-back, well-designed, machiya-inspired Kyoto home with plenty of attractions, charm, and style. With exposed wooden beams, earthy-colored walls, a modern kitchen and quaint, but elegant Japanese flourishes, like the classic wooden exterior and shoji-inspired sliding doors, it’s the ideal meeting point between old Japan and the modern-day. The double-story, six-person-capacity home is a wonderful choice for traveling groups of all sizes.

Type : Premium

Size : 76㎡

Capacity : 4

Ensure a memorable experience with a stay at Zen Fuyacho which provides an insight into high class Kyoto living. It is fitted with quality modern luxuries and comforts to provide an unforgettable stay in one of the world’s foremost destinations. Zen Fuyacho is a 76m² traditional Kyoto house (newly renovated Kyomachiya) located in a peaceful residential neighborhood 20 minutes walk north of Kyoto Station and 10 minutes walk from the city centre.


Multilingual support

As a proudly international and multicultural team, Shiki Properties offers customer support in English, Chinese, French, and Japanese. Please feel free to contact us in your native language! 

Expert local travel tips & recommendations

Being long-term locals, we know Kyoto and Osaka more intimately than most. Whether you’re after hidden gems, local bar recommendations, or an insider’s perspective on something else entirely, we have the knowledge, and we’re eager to share it with you.

S'wish cafe Kyoto

Guest-only perks across the city

Visit the Shiki-owned and run S’wich cafe & bar for special guest only-treatment and perks. We also have close relationships with many other venues around town, so let us open a few secret doors and show you a very special side of the city.

Custom tours and experiences

Shiki can organize memorable, custom experiences for guests on request. From private dinners with Maiko (geisha) to in-house party plans with delivery chefs, we’ll do what we can to ensure your visit is one you’ll never forget.  


√ Simple online booking process

Multilingual customer support desk

Air conditioning in all locations

Restaurant reservations

Portable Wifi rental

Credit cards accepted

In-facility services including massage and breakfast delivery (selected facilities)

Party plans including delivery chef (selected facilities)

Are you ready for your dream Japan experience?


Shiki Properties have taken every element of your stay into careful consideration. We offer advice and guidance on the best neighborhoods to stay, additional perks like restaurant bookings, local insider tips, and customized experiences because we understand that enjoying your accommodation involves much more than just having a place to rest your head.

Take a tour of our facilities and features



We’re proud recipients of some of Japan’s highest hospitality accolades, such as the Travel and Hospitality Award for Kansai in 2017.


This is such a cool pad. If you want to live in serious style in central Kyoto for a reasonable price, this is the place for you. It’s beautifully maintained, has everything you need – even including a plentiful supply of free sake – and provides a super accessible base from which to explore all Kyoto has to offer.

Toby | Australia

Shiki Homes | BISHO 美咲

Our stay was perfect! We had a staycation, and the place felt like a real home. Both floors are spacious with neat modern designs that work well with the old machiya feel. The record players and stereo was a plus for us, both being music nerds. The bath was great, as well. So far, it’s been our favorite home we stayed at!

Matthew | USA

Modern Machiya MIBU 壬生

We really loved our stay in Kyoto. The home was beautifully styled, very clean, and comfortable and definitely exceeded our expectations. The hosts were extremely helpful and accomodating, and quite quick to respond to messages, which made things quite easy. I would definitely recommend staying with Shiki.

Alex | Australia

Shiki Homes | IKKO 10 一耕の宿 10

Absolutely outstanding place! It is very beautiful and very stylish, this place would give you a very Kyoto experience and help you to feel every bit of this ancient city. Everything in the house is just great and there is nothing you could complain about. The location is also highly convenient as it is less than 10mins away from nijo station. There is a shopping mall near the station and a few convenient stores and restaurants around the house as well. It is one of my best experiences and I highly recommend this place!

Bill | Taiwan

Shiki Homes | KYOKA 鏡花

Our Process

Step 1 : Choose a property

Browse our site, complete with detailed information and images of each property. There are a variety of options to choose from.

Step 2 : Confirm the booking availability

Confirm the availability of the property by adding your check-in and check-out time.

Step 3 : Proceed with the payment

Once the availability is confirmed, continue with the booking. Proceed with filling in the final details. We guarantee the security of your payment.

Step 4 : Enjoy your stay

Once you receive our confirmation and introduction email, you’re all set. We can’t wait for you to come and enjoy your stay!


Is early check-in/ late check-out possible?

Availability depends on prior reservations and the cleaning schedule. Please always contact the front desk staff for such requests, and we’ll accommodate where we can.

Is early check-in/ late check-out possible?

Availability depends on prior reservations and the cleaning schedule. Please always contact the front desk staff for such requests, and we’ll accommodate where we can.

Can I request extra amenities and refills?

Amenities are provided at check-in, and we take care to ensure they are sufficient. If consumable items such as tissues and toilet paper are exhausted during your stay, guests can purchase the items independently. If an item listed as an amenity on our website is missing from the property, please let us know, and we will do our best to rectify the issue.

Can you provide receipts?

Receipts can be provided for your stay. If the reservation was made through a third-party site such as or Airbnb, receipts are to be obtained directly from the booking site.

What is the price for one night?

Daily rates change depending on market and demand. Our best and most up to date rates are always listed on the Shiki Properties website. They are subject to alteration at any time in line with demand.

Are there any extra costs after making the reservation?

– For Osaka properties, there are none.
– For Kyoto properties, there is a special city accommodation tax that must be applied post-reservation. The fee is calculated per person according to the below table:


Accomodation Fee Per Person Per NightTax Amount
Under 20,000 JPY200 JPY
Over 20,000 JPY to 49,999 JPY500 JPY
Over 50,000 JPY1000 JPY

This tax may have been included in your reservation, depending on the reservation site used. If you’re using the Shiki Properties website, the tax will be applied after the reservation. You’ll receive an invoice via email before your arrival date or can pay by cash on arrival.

More information available here:

Are there any extra discounts for longer term stays?

Discounted rate plans are available for longer stays. Weekly and monthly discounts will be viewable on the Shiki Properties website once requested dates and properties have been selected.

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Book your luxury stay today!

Feel free to call us or fill out the form below if you have any questions or want to book a home.
Book online for the best rates.


157 Kamiebisuchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 〒600-8242


Phone : 075-708-8030

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