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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?

Treat yourself at
Kyoto`s splendor

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
accommodation facility.

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.


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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.

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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 The bedding for Japanese tatami rooms, we have originally made the Japanese futon, which is 10cm thick, and the seasonally selected comforter will give you comfortable sleep throughout the year.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.

清水焼 染付

Kiyomizu-yaki SOMETSUKE

座椅子ソファ テトラ

Sitting cushion TETRA

伝統工芸品 京からかみ

Traditional craft paper KYO-KARAKAMI


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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

Room details

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.


Zen vegetarian breakfast
Japanese breakfast


Japanese full-course dinner
Zen vegetarian dinner
Meal for infants

*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 time10or11AM (Check-out times cannot be extended/Hours vary depending on the time of year. )
Address566 Nishi Matsuya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City 600-8326

On foot

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.

By car

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.

Special Experiences

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.

*optional plan

Kyo-KARAKAMI Paper Experience
Traditional WAGASHI Sweets Cooking Experience

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