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Reservations are available 6 months ~ 1 year in advance depending on the accommodation.


  • Private Japanese House RentalsMACHIYA RESIDENCE INN
  • Japanese-style Boutique HotelsTHE MACHIYA HOTELS
MACHIYA RESIDENCE INNPrivate Japanese Holiday House Rentals

Rent an entire private ‘machiya’ holiday house (vacation rental) for a uniquely Japanese experience. Choose from more than 70 renovated, traditional Japanese homes in locations throughout Kyoto and Kanazawa, Japan. Each of our machiya holiday homes have been updated with modern comforts while still maintaining its traditional charm. These are perfect for groups of family & friends, short or long-term stays, special occasion trips and more.

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THE MACHIYA HOTELSJapanese-style Boutique Hotels

Stay in our rooms at our boutique ‘machiya’ hotels located in Kyoto, Kanazawa, and Takayama, Japan. We’ve renovated traditional Japanese wooden architecture (machiya) to transform them into boutique hotels that showcase traditional Japanese architectural designs for an experience different from the rest. Our boutique machiya hotels are perfect for solo travelers, trips with friends & partners, group trips when you’d like to reserve several rooms, and more.

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Make Your Stay a Memorable Experience

With MACHIYA INNS & HOTELS you'll have a chance to create an unforgettable trip to Japan.

Rather than tearing down a piece of history, we’ve renovated Japan’s traditional wooden ‘machiya’ architecture throughout Japan & transformed them into accommodations to help preserve some of Japan's historical townscape and offer you an unforgettable experience. Stay in one of our traditional Japanese-style hotels and private vacations rentals (holiday homes) during your next visit to Kyoto, Kanazawa, and Takayama, Japan!


Your Japan Travel Guide

Want to learn more about Kyoto, Kanazawa, and Takayama Japan? Discover what the locals eat, see & recommend in each city, and find out what our MACHIYA INNS & HOTELS staff have been up to here.

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  • Kyoto City
  • Kanazawa City(Ishikawa)
  • Takayama City(Gifu)
  • Kyoto
  • Kyoto
Discover Kyoto City

Plan a stay in Japan’s former capital, a city that is host to more than 3,000 shrines and temples. With easy access from Tokyo city, Osaka city, Kansai International Airport, and more, Kyoto is a city that you will want to return to over and over again.

Discover Kyoto City

  • Kanazawa
  • Kanazawa
Discover Kanazawa City

If you love fresh seafood, wandering the streets of ancient Japan, modern art, and the crisp seaside air, then Kanazawa city is a must visit. Kanazawa is a large and bustling city, but is still an ‘off the beaten path’ city where you can find many local, hidden gems.

Discover Kanazawa City

  • Takayama
  • Takayama
Discover Takayama City

A former castle town surrounded by the lush forests of the Japanese Alps. After exploring the busy, ultra-modern cities of Tokyo & Osaka with their neon-lit buildings, you’ll want to take a relaxing break in a city renowned for its traditional townscape & abundant nature.

Discover Takayama City

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