Located in the historical Higashiyama neighborhood, where some of Kyoto’s most famous sightseeing attractions can be found, is our latest traditional Japanese holiday house opening, ‘Mizunoha’ Machiya House.

This machiya house is within walking distance to the stone-cobbled streets of Gion, UNESCO World Heritage Site Kiyomizu Temple, the calming view of the Kamogawa River and more. Just a short walk from the train station, this holiday house features all of the quintessential elements of a Kyoto-style machiya house – from ‘kawara’ roof tiles, ‘koshi’ wood lattice windows, a lush inner garden to exposed wooden beams stretching across the ceiling. Converse and relax with family & friends as you prepare light meals in the renovated, open kitchen. Admire the ‘tsuboniwa’ garden from the dining room or as you are soaking in the luxurious bathtub. This house features not only a luxurious & spacious bathtub on the 1F, but 2 additional shower rooms & toilets on the 2F.

 ‘Mizunoha’ can accommodate up to 6 guests, and is the perfect place to stay when traveling with family & friends.

To celebrate the grand opening of this Kyoto house, we’ve created a limited-time offer! Make a reservation now to receive 10% OFF your stay, as well as free luggage delivery on your check-in and check-out dates. 

Stay in a Traditional Japanese House (Vacation Rental)

'Mizunoha' machiya house

'Mizunoha' machiya holiday house (Kyoto, Japan)

Unlike a typical hotel that you may find in Kyoto, this machiya house is a private vacation rental, where an entire house can be rented by one group. What’s more, our machiya-style vacation rentals are renovated traditional Japanese homes. So if you’re looking for a unique stay to create memorable memories during your next trip to Kyoto, Japan, stay at ‘Mizunoha’ machiya house!

Fully furnished kitchen

A renovated, open-concept kitchen where you can make light meals while conversing with family & friends. Stop by the famous Nishiki Market (a historical market & shopping district with over 130 shops) to pick up local delicacies to bring back to the machiya house.


This renovated kitchen includes an IH stovetop, refrigerator, microwave oven, kettle, pots/pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, and more. 

Optional Cooking Set: Oil, Salt, Pepper (Additional fees will apply)

Luxurious bathroom with a garden view

Enjoy a relaxing bath after a day of exploring the city while gazing at the tsuboniwa garden & refresh underneath the rainfall shower. In addition to the master bathroom on the 1F, this machiya house features 2 additional shower rooms and toilets on the 2F, one for each bedroom. This is perfect if you are planning on staying at ‘Mizunoha’ machiya house with larger groups of family and friends. Rejuvenate with our custom bath amenities: shampoo, conditioner and body soap.

Spacious Western-style Bedrooms

Sleep comfortably in one of 2 western-style bedrooms. The bright & airy bedroom with white walls includes 2 single-size beds, a desk, and an ensuite shower room with toilet. The second bedroom showcases earthen walls, dark wood features, seating area, and an ensuite shower room with toilet. Up to 4 guests can stay in this room to share 2 double-size beds. Each bedroom is also fitted with blackout blinds to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep.

Classic Japanese-style Room

A classic Japanese room with tatami mats and a ‘tokonoma’ alcove on the 1F. You can use this room to store your belongings or lay down & relax comfortably on the tatami mats. If you’d like to fully experience the Japanese lifestyle, up to 2 futon beddings can be set in this room. 

Living room with garden views

The kitchen opens up to a living room & dining room space. Wake up every morning to a relaxing view of the ‘tsuboniwa’ Japanese garden, or wind down in the living room area after a day of exploring the city. Relax on the sofa, plan out your itinerary for the next day, or enjoy a meal while looking out into the garden.

Easy access to the historical Gion area & UNESCO World Heritage Site Kiyomizu Temple

kiyomizudera temple in kyoto japan

‘Mizunoha’ machiya house is located in the historical Higashiyama area of Kyoto City, just a short walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station. While staying in this traditional Japanese house, you’ll be within walking distance to the famous Gion area to the north as well as Sanjusangendo Temple to the south. To the east, you have easy access to the famous wooden terrace of UNESCO World Heritage Site Kiyomizu Temple. Venture out to nearby Shijo Kawaramachi or the Pontocho area, where you can find numerous restaurants to enjoy during your stay. Easily make you way to the numerous sightseeing attractions Kyoto City has to offer from ‘Mizunoha’.

Machiya House NameMizunoha
GuestsUp to 6 Guests
LocationKyoto, Japan

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