Just a short walk from the central entrance of JR Kyoto Station, you’ll find ‘Kougetsu’ machiya, a private holiday house. ‘Kougetsu‘ is the newest addition to our holiday houses in Kyoto City, Japan, with great access to many of Kyoto’s most famous sightseeing attractions, such as Kiyomizu Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Nishiki Market, and the Gion neighborhood. Experience local life while staying in a renovated traditional house during your next Japan vacation.

‘Kougetsu’ machiya house can accommodate up to 6 guests, great for groups of family & friends, or special trips. Slide open the lattice ‘koshi’ doors to an open kitchen, spacious living room, and luxurious bathroom on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor has both a  western-style bedroom & classic tatami-lined Japanese room, desk area, and additional washroom.

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)

'Kougetsu' machiya house

‘Kougetsu’ machiya holiday house (Kyoto, Japan)

‘Kougetsu’ machiya house is a renovated Kyoto holiday house in the Higashiyama neighborhood. This private vacation rental offers a modern take on Kyoto’s traditional design. Enjoy modern comforts, such as the large kitchen or relaxing bathroom, while also experiencing the atmosphere of a quintessential Kyoto-style machiya house.

So is ‘Kougetsu’’ a hotel? 

This traditional Japanese house is not your typical hotel in Kyoto City, Japan. ‘Kougetsu’ machiya is a private Japanese holiday house, where guests are able to rent an entire machiya house to themselves. Enjoy the privacy of having a traditional Kyoto house all to yourself with friends or family.

In-house Private Sauna Experience (Optional)

Upgrade you stay and experience pure relaxation with our optional in-house private sauna, right here in your own traditional Japanese house. The calming scent of the locally-sourced Japanese ‘hinoki’ cypress used in the sauna will calm and soothe you after a day of sightseeing.

Open Kitchen

Step inside to find an open kitchen with counter seating. Sitting down at the counter will feel like you’ve entered a traditional Japanese ryotei restaurant. We recommend visiting Kyoto’s famous Nishiki Market to pick up local delicacies to enjoy with your friends and family while staying here.

Luxurious Bathroom

Enjoy gazing out at the tsuboniwa inner garden from the free-standing bathtub. Refresh under the rain-fall shower for a spa-like experience. The luxurious bathroom in Kougetsu machiya will soothe you during your travels. Privacy curtains are also available to cover the windows in the bathroom while in use.

Spacious Living Room

The living room at Kougetsu machiya offers the best of traditional and modern. Sit at the sofa while enjoying the cinema-like projector, or enjoy a cup of tea on the traditional tatami seating with friends and family.

Comfortable 2F Bedrooms

The 2nd floor of this traditional Japanese house features both a western-style bedroom and classic Japanese-style room with tatami mats. Spread out on the comfortable double bed in the western-style room or experience Japanese culture through the futon beds in the Japanese-style room.

Located just a short walk from Kyoto Station

Kougetsu machiya is within walking distance to JR Kyoto Station. From Kyoto Station, access some of Kyoto’s most famous sightseeing spots by both bus and train. This traditional Japanese house is also located near Higashi Honganji Temple and Nishi Honganji Temple. Take a quick trip to nearby Shijo area to find delicious restaurants and cafes, shopping, and Kyoto’s Nishiki Market, where you’ll be surrounded by local delicacies.

Machiya House NameKougetsu
GuestsUp to 5 Guests
LocationKyoto, Japan

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