Traditional Vacation Rentals in Kyoto

Machiya – a traditional Japanese townhouse – is very popular in Kyoto

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Luxury Rentals

Luxurious rentals are the best of the best we have to offer you. Look through our luxurious vacational rentals in Kyoto gallery which can inspire and expand your imagination. Here are some of them:

Luxury

KISHOAN 喜承庵

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 6 people | Size: 113 sqm

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.

Modern Machiya | MIBU 壬生

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 9 people | Size: 138 sqm

Modern Machiya Mibu is a brand new, fully renovated property centrally located in a peaceful residential area of Kyoto. Walking distance to a 24-hour market provides great convenience and having a full-size kitchen to whip up meals is priceless. This large traditional house boasts double glazed windows for quiet retreat and deep sleeps.

Premium Rentals

Premium rentals are the best of both worlds; price and value. Look through our premium vacational rentals in Kyoto gallery which can inspire and expand your imagination. Here are some of them:

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Shiki Suites KYOTO UMEKOJI 京都梅小路

Type: Hotel | Capacity: 8 people | Size: 124 sqm

Stay in the Heart of Kyoto! Conveniently located a 9 minute walk or 3 minute taxi from JR Kyoto Train Station. Shiki Suites was completed in July 2018, and features a 1st floor bar/restaurant. Complimentary WiFi is provided throughout the property with concierge service available. Our flagship hotel, Shiki Suites, is a boutique hotel with modern Japanese sensibility, and opened its doors in July 2018. Located right near JR Kyoto Station, you will have unparalleled access to transport.

Shiki Homes | KUMEI 空明

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 6 people | Size: 94 sqm

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.  

Shiki Homes | TSURU KAME 鶴亀

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 8 people | Size: 99 sqm

Tsuru Kame is an elegant 99m² dual machiya complex. This newly renovated home is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood just 5 minutes walk north of the UNESCO World Heritage Nijo Castle. It features one separate modern bedroom with 2 double beds and TV. There is also a back bedroom on the second floor with 3 single beds. The living/dining and kitchen is equipped with all you need to enjoy dining and relaxing with friends or family.

Shiki Homes | NATSU 夏

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 4 people | Size: 67 sqm

Natsu is a fully-renovated traditional Kyoto townhouse (Kyomachiya) located in a quiet residential neighborhood just 15 minutes walk north of Kyoto Station, near the city centre. The renovation was performed by a celebrated local architectural and design firm.

TAIMEI 泰明

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 8 people | Size: 128.98 sqm

Taimei is a laid-back, well-designed, machiya-inspired Kyoto home with plenty of attractions, charm, and style. With exposed wood throughout, earthy-colored walls, a modern kitchen and quaint, but elegant Japanese flourishes, like the classic wooden exterior, tatami-mat flooring in various rooms, and fusuma sliding doors, it’s the ideal meeting point between old Japan and the modern-day. The two-story, eight-person-capacity home is a wonderful choice for traveling groups of all sizes.

Shiki Homes | KYOKA 鏡花

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 4 people | Size: 56.4 sqm

Kyoka is a gorgeous two story home located less than 500 meters from Nijo Station. This traditional Japanese house is nestled in a peaceful residential neighborhood just 10 minutes west of the UNESCO World Heritage Nijo Castle.

Shiki Homes | ASUKA 飛鳥

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 6 people | Size: 56 sqm

Asuka is a stunning Kyoto townhouse which was recently renovated with a traditional Japanese flavor. The entire interior, from furniture to the kitchen and bath, is brand new. While this lovely vacation rental property boasts a host of modern conveniences, it also retains the original charm of a Japanese home. Located near the UNESCO World Heritage temple Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto’s Higashiyama ward, you are sure to love the location.

Standard Rentals

Standard rentals are budget friendly. Look through our standard vacational rentals in Kyoto gallery which can inspire and expand your imagination. Here are some of them:

Standard

Shiki Homes | HARU 春

SHIKI Complex

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 5 people | Size: 82 sqm

Newly renovated traditional Kyoto house located to the west of the Imperial Palace in a quaint residential neighborhood with friendly neighbors . Walking distance to the beautiful Nishijin district which features beautiful traditional architecture and quaint streets as well as the must-see Kitano-tenmangu Shrine. Modern luxuries in a traditional setting. Book all Shiki complex properties for groups for larger groups.

Shiki Homes | AKI 秋

SHIKI Complex

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 5 people | Size: 79 sqm

Recently renovated traditional Kyoto house located to the west of the Imperial Palace in a quiet residential neighborhood with very friendly locals. A short walk to the classic Nishijin locale with beautiful traditional architecture and quaint streets, as well as the historic Kitano-tenmangu Shrine. Enjoy the best of both worlds with an experience to savour. Book all Shiki complex properties for groups for larger groups.

Shiki Homes | HIKARI 光

SHIKI Complex

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 5 people | Size: 75 sqm

A recently renovated traditional Kyoto house located near the Imperial Palace in a quiet area away for the noisy center of Kyoto. Generous space with modern furnishings and all the comforts you expect from a home away from home. The house also features a small Japanese zen garden which is visible from the lounge room, creating a calming atmosphere to bring relaxation to your holiday. Book all Shiki complex properties for groups for larger groups.

Rakuyado | KYOTO STATION 楽宿 京都駅前

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 4 people | Size: 46 sqm

Rakuyado is a newly renovated vacation rental property located just south of JR Kyoto Station and minutes walk to UNESCO World Heritage site Toji Temple. This modern Kyoto home is the perfect base for exploring. Great for groups up to four guests seeking excellent transport options.

SEN | 千

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 3 people | Size: 38 sqm

Sen House is a fully licensed, traditional Japanese house, beautifully renovated and modernised in 2017 in traditional Japanese style to provide you with a genuine Kyoto experience.The house is located in a peaceful setting nine mins walk south-east from JR Hanazono Station (11 mins from JR Kyoto Station). The main living area has tatami mat living space, and there is a full modernised kitchen area and a separate toilet and bathroom. The house is equipped with a washing machine and complimentary washing powder.

RAKUYADO Higashikujo | 楽宿東九条

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 6 people | Size: 55 sqm

Rakuyado is a stylish and elegantly simple Kyoto townhouse, designed to ensure the ultimate comfort and flexibility and offer excellent access to the heart of the city and Kyoto’s major attractions. This two-story vacation rental is located just a six minute walk south of JR Kyoto Station, making it great for those who prioritize access to Kyoto and its neighboring attractions.

NENE 音々

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 5 people | Size: 68 sqm

A stylish fusion of modern design and Japanese motifs, Nene is a recently renovated Kyoto house located in a peaceful neighborhood to the west of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The renovation was performed by a celebrated local architectural and design firm who have turned this house into the perfect destination for anyone looking to both embrace Japanese culture and relax in ultimate comfort.

Tofukuji SAKURA | 東福寺 桜

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 7 people | Size: 71.92 sqm

Tofukuji complex

Tofukuji Sakura is a laid-back, well-designed, machiya-inspired Kyoto home with plenty of attractions, charm, and style. With exposed wood throughout, earthy-colored walls, a modern kitchen and quaint, but elegant Japanese flourishes, like the earthen exterior, tatami-mat flooring in various rooms, and Japanese-style garden, it’s the ideal meeting point between old Japan and the modern-day. The two-story, seven-person-capacity home is a wonderful choice for traveling groups of all sizes. Booked with neighboring Tofukuji Tsuki, this would be the ideal accommodation for groups of up to 13 people.

Tofukuji TSUKI | 東福寺 月

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 6 people | Size: 70.94 sqm

Tofukuji complex

Tofukuji Tsuki is a laid-back, well-designed, machiya-inspired Kyoto home with plenty of attractions, charm, and style. With exposed wood throughout, earthy-colored walls, a modern kitchen and quaint, but elegant Japanese flourishes, like the earthen exterior, tatami-mat flooring in various rooms, and small Japanese-style garden, it’s the ideal meeting point between old Japan and the modern-day. The two-story, six-person-capacity home is a wonderful choice for traveling groups of all sizes. Booked with neighboring Tofukuji Sakura, this would be the ideal accommodation for groups of up to 13 people.

Shiki Homes | IKKŌ 8 一耕の宿8

IKKŌ Complex

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 5 people | Size: 49 sqm

Ikkō 8 is one of three newly renovated vacation rental properties located in a tranquil setting just to the east of the Kamo River and minutes walk to UNESCO World Heritage site Kiyomizu-dera. This stylish Kyoto home was designed by an international team with a meticulous eye for detail. You will find everything you need for a comfortable stay. Book all three properties for groups up to 15 guests.

Shiki Homes | IKKŌ 9 一耕の宿9

IKKŌ Complex

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 5 people | Size: 39 sqm

Ikkō 9 is one of three newly renovated vacation rental properties located in a tranquil setting just to the east of the Kamo River and minutes walk to UNESCO World Heritage site Kiyomizu-dera. This stylish Kyoto home was designed by an international team with a meticulous eye for detail. You will find everything you need for a comfortable stay. Book all three properties for groups up to 15 guests.

Shiki Homes | IKKŌ 10 一耕の宿10

IKKŌ Complex

Type: Machiya | Capacity: 5 people | Size: 49 sqm

Ikkō 10 is one of three newly renovated vacation rental properties located in a tranquil setting just to the east of the Kamo River and minutes walk to UNESCO World Heritage site Kiyomizu-dera. This stylish Kyoto home was designed by an international team with a meticulous eye for detail. You will find everything you need for a comfortable stay. Book all three properties for groups up to 15 guests.

Tofukuji Riverside 東福寺リバーサイド

Type: Hotel | Capacity: 3 people | Size: 21 – 26 sqm

Situated on the picturesque back streets of Kyoto not far from the Kamo River, Tofukuji Riverside is an impressive hotel complex that blends old-world Kyoto charm and style with modern, effortless comforts. With 11 rooms – a mix of twin and double – and options for connecting rooms, Tofukuji Riverside is a hotel that suits all traveling styles and groups. The facility’s interior design embraces a more western-style living design with pulse comfortable western-style beds, high seating and tables that can become easy impromptu desks, and short warm carpet throughout.

Monthly Rental

Monthly rental

KAO | 花桜

Monthly rental | Type: Machiya | Capacity:  3 people | Size:  52.87 sqm

Kao is a lovely two-story, renovated, traditional house located in a peaceful, residential neighborhood just northwest of Tofukuji and one stop from Fushimi Inari Taisha via the JR Nara line from Tofukuji Station9 . Its interior is proudly reminiscent of old-world Kyoto style, while its amenities and creature comforts are stylishly modern. Kao’s interior blends old and new worlds. Designed with tasteful intent, Kao’s elegance is a lesson in understated sophistication.

YANAGI | 柳

Monthly rental | Type: Machiya | Capacity:  4 people | Size:  68 sqm

Yanagi is a stylish and elegantly simple Kyoto townhouse, designed to ensure the ultimate comfort and flexibility in a peaceful location easily accessible from the city center. This two-story house is located only 2 minutes from Chushojima Station on the Keihan Line. From there, you have easy access to Kyoto Station or the Higashiyama area.

NIJO Hitomi | 二条瞳

Monthly rental | Type: Machiya | Capacity:  4 people | Size:  50.91 sqm

Nijo Hitomi is a lovely two-story, renovated house located in a peaceful neighborhood just northwest of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nijo castle and just a bit further from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Its interior is proudly reminiscent of old-world Kyoto style, while its amenities and creature comforts are stylishly modern. Nijo Hitomi’s interior blends old and new worlds. With classic tatami-mat flooring on the second floor, a traditional byobu on the wall above the double bed and a giant mural of The Great Wave off Kanagawa proudly displayed in the living room, Nijo Hitomi exudes Japanese aesthetic.