My relaxing time
Built with traditional methods, you can feel the real "Machiya" atomosphere, and at the same time, the room decorated just to full fill the guests` comfortable stay…
Looking up the ceiling, you can see all the way through the old soot left on the organic wall and feel the long history of the house.
Feel yourself actually "living in Kyoto", let yourself at ease and enjoy a cup of fresh espresso... that is my way of having a relaxing time.
Why choose HOUKA?
Treat yourself at
HOUKA-east- is impressive for its historical organic wall. You will feel yourself at ease to feel like you have been living here for quite some time. Furnishings in traditional Japanese navy color will welcome you for your relaxing time.
Kyoto`s first certified
superior quality KOMINKA
For the safety of our guests, we are certified by the Japan Kominaka Association, which is appraised by the professionals to be "superior quality", the first in Kyoto.
Living Room/ Washitsu : Japanese tatami floor room
A comfortable living room with a couch set will appear once you stepped into the entrance of the house. A picture specially drawn by a famous artist will welcome you, followed by a small garden which you can enjoy seasonal plants from the Japanese tatami room. Enjoy your tea time here…
The kitchen with antique kitchen ware from the Edo era. It will be nice to feel yourself at home to cook at this comfy kitchen with Kyoto brand vegetables.
Stepping into the 2nd floor, you can see the organic wall with the historical soot from the old times. We left the light switches and electric wiring as they were at the time built.
The fusuma paper is also drawn by Ms. Manami Kyuda.The lotus flowers with a sensitive touch is the symbol of HOUKA-east.
For the main bedroom, we have selected the “Simmon`s” matress to heal the guests from sightseeing around Kyoto.
Pajamas made of a double gauze cloth
KIYOMIZU-YAKI “Hana Kesho”
Aromatherapy diffuser “Kyo Koron”
Facilities and amenities
Experience taking a long bath at our unique bath with wooden scent and a scenary of seasonal plants of our garden. We have selected “Marks&Web”`s bath amenities famous for its orgarnic ingredients.
TV, kitchen, microwave, refregerator, kitchen ware, plates and cups, security box, free WiFi
Shampoo/conditioner, body wash, bath salt, make-up remover, face wash, face lotion/milk, toothbrush, hair brush, razor, body washing towel, cotton/cotton buds, bath towel, face towel
Villa type Rental Kyo-Machiya house
1st floor : living room, Japanese tatami floor room, kitchen, bathroom
2nd floor : main bedroom (2 semi double beds), Japanese tatami floor room (up to 4 futons)
Enjoy “Shojin Ryori” a traditional zen vegetarian dish, “Cha Kaiseki”a light meal served at a tea ceremony,
and “Kaiaseki Ryori” a Japanese full-course cuisine from the traditional Japanese restaurant.
*Optional meal plan only.
*We also have seasonal plates.
*Please be noted that the restaurants may not be available during seasons such as the end of the year.
|Check in time||3PM-7PM If you wish to check in early (10AM-2PM), please make a reservation to check in at our office. For more information.|
|Check out time||10or11AM (Check-out times cannot be extended/Hours vary depending on the time of year. )|
|Address||566 Nishi Matsuya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City 600-8326|
From Kyoto Station
〇On foot from JR Kyoto Station : 10-15 min
〇On foot from Subway Gojo Station : Max 10 min
Riding the bus
Using the bus from Kyoto station
Please use the Kyoto City Bus NO.50 from the B2 bus stop at the bus station located on the north side of JR Kyoto Station. Get off at “Nishi No Toin Shomen” and just a minute walk to HOUKA.
Riding a car
Sorry, we don`t have a parking space at HOUKA, but there are many car parks around HOUKA (1-5 minute walk), so please park your car there.
Enjoy the special experiences such as traditional KARAKAMI (Traditional paper work), rental KIMONO, traditional Japanese sweets cooking at our alliance shops at a special price.