Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
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8.3
Excellent
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7.7
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location - Inside city center
  • Juttoku180 m
  • Yamanaka Aburaten390 m
  • Nijo Castle410 m
  • Karamon Gate580 m
  • Soushunan610 m
  • Nijojomae Subway Station670 m
  • Koishi Clinic690 m
  • Take to Take Yokoyama Chikuzai710 m
  • Kyotofu Kyuhonkan720 m
  • Shinsenen730 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN

    852 1-chome, Agaru, Omiya St., Marutamachi, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 602-8134 - See map
    "Breakfast (beautiful and delicious), which is served on a legless table/chair set in your room."
    Johnathon - November 17, 2018
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.1 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    • 670 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Garden

    • Car park

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 8 hours ago

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    Review score - United States
    9.3/10
    Room comfort score
    8.0/10
    Service score
    9.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.1/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kyoto properties
    Better than
    97
    %
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    Better than
    96
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    Better than
    95
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    of Kyoto properties
    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center2.5 km
    Location rating7.7
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport37.7 km

    Rooms available at Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Japanese Style Standard
    Japanese Style Standard
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 futons
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    Japanese Style Superior
    Japanese Style Superior
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style for 3 People
    Japanese Style for 3 People
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style for 2 people
    Japanese Style for 2 people
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 futons
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    Japanese Style Room
    Japanese Style Room
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    • Non-smoking
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    Economy Room Shared BathRoom(Japanese Style,Ground Floor)
    Economy Room Shared BathRoom(Japanese Style,Ground Floor)
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Japanese Style Room Shared Bathroom
    Japanese Style Room Shared Bathroom
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Room Shared BathRoom(Japanese Style,Ground Floor)
    Room Shared BathRoom(Japanese Style,Ground Floor)
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    What people love about Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Very cute setting, and the staff very friendly!"

      QI

      |

      March 13, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Long (45+ minutes) walk to Gion and Yasaka Shrine."

      Johnathon

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      November 17, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Those days here were perfect."

      Laura

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      September 3, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Staff is super nice and the place very quiet."

    Suzanne

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    July 18, 2017

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    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Breakfast

    "We ate the japanese breakfast and it was very good as well."

    Laura

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    September 3, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    Japanese cuisine
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    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (60)Booking.com Reviews (54)
    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities7.8
    Location7.7
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.2
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (21)
    8-9 Excellent (10)
    7-8 Very Good (4)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (5)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (18)
    Jun - Aug (11)
    Sep - Nov (11)
    Dec - Feb (2)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Signe from Denmark
    Couple
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Exceptional”

    This machiya was just lovely! We had a great stay there with the friendliest staff, cozy room, and delicious breakfast. The bath facilities were shared, but that wasn't a problem since people don't use it for too long anyway.

    Reviewed August 15, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Allison from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Wonderful place with wonderful staff”

    The staff was so gracious and helpful. Location was off of a main bus route we were using to get around town so it was easy to get to. Facilities were beautiful and clean. Tip if you’re staying, don’t go with the first room on the bottom floor if you have a choice. Street noises are very audible. We booked that room and were fine but I’m a heavy sleeper.

    Reviewed June 12, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Joanne from Canada
    Couple
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Perfect stay in a traditional Japanese lodging. Although the bathroom facilities were shared we never had to wait for a shower. The cedar tub is amazing and lovely to relax in after a long day sightseeing. The staff were excellent, helpful, courteous and were able to make recommendations when we had questions. If you have to charge a lot of devices though, bring an extension as outlets are limited. A very small thing and somewhat expected in a traditional property. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed May 31, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Morgana
    Couple
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Perfect little place to stay for that tatami mat experience”

    This place is so cute. Check in was at 4pm. Our little room had the garden view. Our host was so wonderful, she offered to set up the bed as we didn’t know how. The shared bathroom had a wonderful wooden Japanese soaking tub that made us feel like we were staying in a spa. There’s only 4 rooms total so even though the walls are paper thin in this traditional inn, there were barely any voices heard. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed April 17, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Cecilia from China
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good location! Nice traditional house! Friendly boss and staff!”

    + Clean, Japanese culture experience - I booked the room with a tiny garden. However the door toward the garden was locked that couldn’t sit on the garden dock for a better relaxing feeling.. Agoda pic shows the garden door can be opened. It’s a small pity during whole stay

    Reviewed April 09, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Johnathon from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Fun experience, decent location”

    I stayed in the room with the Japanese garden view and sprung for the breakfast option. If you're going for a true Japanese experience, there isn't much better than waking up in a futon mat, putting on a yukata, walking across a tatami floor, sliding open a set of paper doors to view a private-ish garden as the sun rises, brewing a pot of green tea, then hearing a knock on the door ... breakfast (beautiful and delicious), which is served on a legless table/chair set in your room. Very short (less than 10 minute) walk to several bus stops, convenience stores, coin laundromat, grocery store, pachinko casino. Short (less than 30 minute) walk to Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Kyoto International Manga Museum (if you're a bit of a dork like me). Long (45+ minutes) walk to Gion and Yasaka Shrine. Strolling through the back streets during this walk really gave me a feel for modern Japan. When you start seeing girls in kimonos you've reached Gion.

    Reviewed November 17, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Alexis from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Traditional lodging for historical feel”

    The beds are futons laid on the floor, which take some assembly and are ~twin size but are still comfortable for sleeping. The building is an old-style machiya, so the walls don't keep sound or temperature out that well. When I stayed, the in-room heater was adequate and the other guests were quiet. Great place to stay for the experience and for the price. ~10 minute walk from Nijo-jo. Shared bath/toilets, and the bath needs to be reserved in hour-long slots, with families bathing together (I went to the public bath).

    Reviewed May 14, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    midya from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style for 2 people
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Nice! ”

    Nice place with great service . Reception is friendly and helpful . If you are travelling with public transport, bus especially, you will need to walk a little. But over all the location is good to visit all the highlight spots

    Reviewed April 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    QI from China
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Nice place to stay!”

    If you like pure Japanese style accommodation experience, Shouan is the best choice! Very cute setting, and the staff very friendly! Location is supreme!

    Reviewed March 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    WEISHENG from China
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Great place to experience the Tranditional Japanese house”

    Very convenient for transportation. Lots of restaurants around the block. Room was clean. The receptionist was kind and help me a lot.

    Reviewed October 19, 2017

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    10.0
    Exceptional
    WEISHENG from China
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style for 3 People
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Perfect place to stay at Kyoto ”

    Around 30mins, you could transfer to anywhere in the city. Lots of restaurants in the block. The room is clean and very transitional. The receptionist is very kind and helpful. Great experience! Worth to book again next time when I’m in Kyoto!

    Reviewed October 18, 2017

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    8.4
    Excellent
    Laura from Spain
    Couple
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Great experience. We feeled as at our own home.”

    We cannot enter until 16:00, but when we arrived, the woman who received us was very kind and nice. We got some laughs with her!! The room was absolutely nice, clean, and carefuly prepared. We ate the japanese breakfast and it was very good as well. Those days here were perfect.

    Reviewed September 03, 2017

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    8.8
    Excellent
    Suzanne from France
    Group
    Japanese Style for 2 people
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Excellent”

    Good value for money ! Near Nijo castle and convenient for the bus. Staff is super nice and the place very quiet. That was my first time sleeping on a futon and I slept like a baby

    Reviewed July 18, 2017

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    9.2
    Exceptional
    LAIMEI from China
    Couple
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

    Clean and comfortable room, nice and friendly staff ”

    I have a good memory here. Every staff is nice, friendly and helpful. They provided good advice for our trip and help in every details. Will come here again in next Kyoto trip !

    Reviewed April 03, 2017

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    8.4
    Excellent
    Anna from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Nice room, friendly and helpful staff.”

    a traditional Japanese style room, really good. small but clean.

    Reviewed June 28, 2016

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    8.8
    Excellent
    Fera from Indonesia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Excellent”

    Excellent

    Reviewed April 20, 2016

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    7.2
    Very good
    Ewelina from Japan
    Group
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Nice but expensive”

    It was a really nice stay and the staff was lovely but I would say that the price exceeds the value of a really small room with thin walls and a shared bathroom.

    Reviewed April 06, 2016

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    8.4
    Excellent
    JEAN-CLAUDE from France
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    Very basic but not expensive.”

    This is probably the simplest and most basic Ryokan available, there is no service but you can order breakfast which comes from a nearby restaurant.

    Reviewed April 02, 2016

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ching from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

    Very nice ”

    1. Very nice room 2.warm and friendly staff 3.good location, near to a super market and subway station

    The room is really beautiful and quite at night, only some guest in other room will wake up early and a bit noisy. The Japanese staff is really friendly will ask where are you going and give you detailed transportation guide. Except when I book the room I thought we could sit along the corridor beside the small garden, but the door is in fact locked. And there's a night we need to queue up for shower, it took a long wait as some guest was taking a hot bath together.

    Reviewed October 15, 2015

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
    Kyoto Machiya SHOUAN
    9.2
    Exceptional
    benedetta from Italy
    Couple
    Japanese Style for 3 People
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    Fantastico!”

    Io sono stata benissimo! Abbiamo faticato a trovare la via, ma con l aiuto dei giapponesi ce l abbiamo fatta e ne è valsa la pena. È tutto molto intimo: la stanza, il piccolo giardino, il bagno/onsen e lo staff sempre pronto ad aiutarti. La colazione non è inclusa, ma hai sempre caffè, acqua e te a disposizione. Posizione ottima: a due passi dalla prima fermata del bus e ti recuperano anche il ticket giornaliero!a Kyoto il bus è indispensabile!

    Reviewed April 06, 2016

    Thank you for stayed with Shouan. We glad to meet you again in future.

    Responded February 07, 2018
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    • Very good location
    • Nijo Castle
    • Nijojomae Subway Station is within 0.67 km