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Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



4.6 / 5Exceptional
13 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Heian Shrine
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Yasaka Shrine
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nanzenji Temple
    14 min walk
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    52 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Kyoto, this vacation home is near a metro station. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa. Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are not to be missed.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Heian Shrine - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Yasaka Shrine - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Nanzenji Temple - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Pontocho - 15 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Gion Corner - 19 min walk

    Getting around

    • Higashiyama Station - 5 min walk
    • Kyoto Sanjo Station - 15 min walk
    • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 81 min drive

    About this property

    Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn

    3.5-star Kyoto vacation home in Okazaki, near Heian Shrine
    Laundry facilities, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free vacation home. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, multilingual staff, a garden, and a TV in a common area are onsite. The vacation home features free WiFi and an LCD TV, plus a kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave. A separate tub and shower, a coffee/tea maker, and a hair dryer are among the other amenities available to guests. Limited housekeeping is available.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations at this 3.5-star property have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
    Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
    This vacation home features tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Kyoto property also offers laundry facilities, express check-out, and a television in a common area.
    This vacation home is a smoke-free property.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.



    Check-in time starts at 3 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions and lockbox information prior to arrival. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.


    Check-out before 10 AM
    Express check-out

    Access methods

    Lockbox, private entrance

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    JCB International

    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. The amount varies based on factors such as length of stay, property classification, and room price. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
    • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 150 per person, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
    Please note: Discounted rates do not include daily housekeeping. For more information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    We should mention

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

    Property is also known as

    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence
    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn
    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto
    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence Kyoto
    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn House Kyoto
    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn House
    • Geppakuan Machiya Kyoto
    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn Kyoto
    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn Private vacation home
    • Geppakuan Machiya Residence Inn Private vacation home Kyoto

    Property amenities


    • Free WiFi


    • Refrigerator (full size)
    • Microwave
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Separate bathtub and shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided
    • Free toiletries


    • LCD TV

    Outdoor areas

    • Garden


    • Laundry Facilities

    Climate control

    • Air conditioning


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Limited housekeeping
    • Safe
    • Multilingual staff
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Luggage storage

    Location highlights

    • Near a metro station
    • Near a train station


    • 2 floors
    • Traditional architecture

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    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Why stay at a hotel when you can have a machiya experience? Convenient location yet a nice private getaway. Steep stairs and low doorways may not make this a good choice for everyone. But a wonderful base for your visit to Kyoto.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed for 5 nights in Kyoto. I loved the machiya! The house was large with several rooms, well equipped and very comfortably furnished. The location was also very good, with many major sites within easy walking distance and train and bus access was very convenient. Many good restaurants to eat nearby as well. I was there with my husband and 2 kids (4 and 6). The kids loved sleeping on the futon beds and being able to look out onto the little garden. They also loved how many doors there were to get outside, so that kept them occupied. We've travelled all over japan in the last year and these were by far the most comfortable beds we've stayed in as well. The staff was friendly and helpful and everything went very smoothly. The only negative I would offer is that the windows were all seemingly single pane and there was basically no noise protection from the outside. Though the road wasn't super busy, we could hear every car that drove by, even though the bedrooms were the farthest from the street. Overall though we had a wonderful time in this place and I would definitely stay there again.

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Great experience in a Japanese style Machiya

    We enjoyed to stay in a beautiful Japanese style house for 2 nights. It is located close to Higashiyama underground station and you will find there easily from the station. There are coffee and Japanese tea (3 kinds of Japanese tea!!) Only one big issue is the internet connection in the house. There is a pocket wi-if upstairs but it almost didn't work for searching for a restaurant or checking SNS or uploading photos. Overall, I highly recommend you :)

    5/5 Excellent

    Great experience in your own Japanese house

    We loved our 4-night stay here. It was a wonderful experience to be in our own traditional five -room Japanese house in a beautiful part of eastern Kyoto near subway stations and easily accessible to every part of the city. A large shower/bath room, and two additional half baths, full kitchen and every conceivable appliance--even a lit enclosed garden off the living room, made this a 5 star home experience. Twin western beds in the largish upstairs bedroom, with floor cushions available to use living/dining room for additional traditional sleeping arrangements. This was a charming experience. Due to narrow steps to second floor this is not appropriate for people with accessibility needs.

    Pros: Experience of living in a restored Japanese home; and efficient problem-solving when I forgot my passport and was contacted by phone en route Tokyo.

    Cons: Travelers have to 'check in' at an off site place near the train station, but the provided map/instructions were unclear.

    Location: All the beautiful sites of eastern Kyoto, fun neighborhood restaurants

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Beautiful traditional japanese house

    We enjoyed the house a lot. The only thing is that we got some difficulties to find the place with all luggages and kids. Otherwise, it was a wonderful place.

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