Experience the real Kyo-Machiya
Feel the tradition and history in the villa type rental Machiya house.
Set yourself in the atmosphere where you will feel the extraordinary time.
Watching the seasonal garden will add colors to your holiday.
You will find yourself treating yourself with comfort here at HOUKA.
Why choose HOUKA?
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Once you stepped into the entrance, you will see the on and only atmosphere which you can experience only at a real MACHIYA. A sanctuary away from the bustle, you will feel your heart nourished with comfortness. We will welcome you with traditional furnishings in Kyoto`s traditional purple suited for your well-earned holiday.
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
You can sit and stretch your feet under the table in the living room sitting on the “Zabuton”, Japanese sitting cushion, traditionaly made at “Takaoka-ya”. You will see our symbol tree in the garden, mountain maple, and other seasonal flowers and plants. You can also enjoy sitting on the tetra cushion, so comfortable for reading and for your relaxing coffee time.
We have selected the beddings with its comfortness. The main bedroom has 2 semi double beds with a long length which will take you to the best sleep during your stay. The bedding for Japanese tatami rooms, we have originally made the Japanese futon, which is 10cm thick, and the seasonally selected comforter will give you comfortable sleep throughout the year.
kyoto`s traditional sitting cushion.
Sitting cushion TETRA
Traditional craft paper KYO-KARAKAMI
Bathroom and amenities
With the scent of Japanese cypress bathtub, you will have a view of seasonal colors of the garden. Select your favorite bath salt to enjoy a gorgeous bath time. We also have “Marks and Web”`s selection of bath amenities which is popular for its organic ingredients.
TV, kitchen (no stove), microwave, electric kettle, refrigerator, cups and plates, 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 (up to 3 futons), kitchen (no stove), bathroom
2nd floor : main bedroom (2 semi double beds), Japanese tatami floor room (up to 3 futons)
Enjoy “Shojin Ryori” a traditional Zen vegetarian dish, “Cha Kaiseki”a light meal served at a tea ceremony, and “Kaiseki Ryori” a Japanese full-course cuisine from the traditional Japanese restaurant.
*Optional meal plan only.
*We also have A 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.