Enjoy a cup of Japanese tea in this tatami room and relax for awhile.

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

6 beds
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The entire 2-storey Machiya building is yours to enjoy. Mini tour to Kyoto Fish Market nearby, and Shimabara, old Geisha district behind us, if you check in at 3pm. Buses to Kinkakuji, Gion, downtown area at doorstep. Train to Bamboo Grove nearby.

The space

Enjoy, relax and experience the Japanese way of life in a Machiya with a tatami tea room and futons. Renovated, August 2015.

You'll see a handy bicycle parked outside for your use for that quick dash to the convenience stores on either side.

You will be staying in a very clean, safe and exclusive neighbourhood. The Aquarium is an easy 5-min stroll away. Try a sumptuous buffet with farm fresh veggies just round the corner, a 5-min walk. Great value for an interesting spread at only ¥880 per person for lunch. UNESCO listed Nishihonganji is just 9 minutes away. Take buses to Gion, Kinkakuji - Golden Temple, downtown area, Nishiki market.

There are 2 bedrooms with traditional sliding doors and a balcony upstairs. The tatami tea room is downstairs, which opens out into the dining area and an open kitchen.

The tatami room is convertible into an extra bedroom for two adults. There's Japanese green tea and coffee so you can have a quiet cuppa before you set off on your travel adventures for the day.

The Panasonic system kitchen looks out into a minimalist backyard. It is equipped with built-in cooker hob and exhaust, a fish grill underneath, and multi-menu controls. The microwave has oven and grilling functionalities as well. A fridge is there to keep your drinks cold.

The bath area is divided into dry and wet areas. The washer in the dry area, gives your laundry a Silver Ion anti-bacterial wash. A hair dryer is provided in the vanity drawer and toiletries in the cabinet.

The bathroom climate is programmable to recycle, cool, or heat air. Inside, you can preset your bath water settings at the bathtub control panel or at the other control panel in the kitchen. Also, you get to relax in a full-sized bathtub instead of the compacted versions. There is also an attached shower. You will be provided with linen, bath towels, hand towels, tea towel. So no worries about towels bulking up your luggage.

The toilet with automated bidet is separate.

Guest access

The entire Machiya building is yours to enjoy. One bicycle provided.

However, we ask that guests do not open nor use any of our stored linens/beddings/towels that you have not booked for. Thank you.

Interaction with guests

We will arrange a meet and greet session for you, to introduce the area and do a key exchange.

We will prepare customised extra maps and information upon your reservation. There are traveller's books, brochures and maps in the machiya so you can plan and explore at your own pace. We speak both English and Mandarin, so do connect with us through the AirBnB messaging system.

We hope you will arrive as guests but leave as friends!

Other things to note

We support an earth-friendly initiative so please try to reduce your carbon footprint. Do turn off lights, air-conditioning, etc. before leaving the house.

We will do our best to make sure that you are comfortably settled and in turn, please treat our house kindly and mindfully.

Please respect our lovely, gentle Japanese neighbours. Be calm and quiet especially towards evening.

Kindly note that our portable wifi is chiefly for searching directions & information. It is not intended for downloading of files nor streaming movies.

Thank you for the cooperation.

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Check In: 3PM - 5PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: 43 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: 101
Security Deposit: 193
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 321 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 2
2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 3
2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 5PM

If you could, please confirm what time you are expect to arrive, and if are flying in your flight number so we can ensure we have the property ready for you.

The maximum of guests is 6, including children.

Do not put your food, drinks or wet towels directly on our wood or tatami flooring. Please use the trays provided to avoid damaging our surfaces.

Please do not drag your luggage across the tatami as it damages the tatami weaving.

We ask that guests do not open nor use any of our stored items such as linens/beddings etc. that have not been booked for. Thank you for your cooperation.

There's a bamboo ladder in the bath area for hanging your towels. I know it is tempting but please do not step on it! For your own safety, do be aware that it may break under your weight.

Kindly observe our check-in at 3pm and check-out at 10am. We need time for a proper cleaning and to prepare the house fully for you.

Please be mindful of our neighbours and keep the noise level down especially towards evening.

LATE CHECK-INS after 9 pm:
We will try our best to accommodate your check in time, on a case-basis. However, we prefer that you respect and observe our check-in/check-out times. Please understand that late or last minute check-ins requires us to re-shuffle our schedule. Therefore, we will levy a ¥5000 surcharge, payable upon check-in.

Please allow at least 30 mins for meet and greet. This is important as we need to brief you on home safety and important information for living harmoniously within our beautiful neighbourhood.

此为《房屋守则》House Rules 的中文译文,只供参考, 请以英文为准:
8) 请在订房时告知班机抵达时间。

我们会尽最大努力满足你的check in时间。然而,我们更希望你尊重和遵守我们的入住/退房时间。请您理解,延迟办理入住手续将会造成不便。如迟於9点check in,我们将要征收¥5000附加费,客人在入住时需支付。


为了能更好的提供清洁及准备舒适的房子,如能预先告知您的入住时间 (如是从关西空港抵达,请告知航班)将会让您的入住更顺畅。



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

65 Reviews

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David User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation 45 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Renji User Profile
June 2017
Great home for travelers with children in a quite and safe neighborhood. My kids love this place.
Jasmine User ProfileJasmine is a superhost.
Response from Jasmine:
Thank you for your review renji and I'm really happy your kids loved my place!
June 2017

Darcy User Profile
May 2017
A well-located airbnb for exploring Kyoto, particularly if everyone in your party has bikes. If you are traveling with a child, proximity to the aquarium and the huge park and playground (Umekoji) is really nice. Currently there are no shades in the upstairs bedrooms, which made it difficult to sleep, but otherwise we loved Jasmine's home.
Jasmine User ProfileJasmine is a superhost.
Response from Jasmine:
Dear Darcy, thank you for your kind review!
May 2017

Willem User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay in Kyoto
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Response from Jasmine:
Dear Willem, thank you for your kind review!
April 2017

Adam User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay in Kyoto. Spacious by Japanese standards with two bedroom areas with enough room for 4. Everything we needed including a washer which was much appreciated. The bathroom was very nice too. It was nice to have 7 eleven nearby and have only a 15min walk to Kyoto station or just 2min to the nearest bus station which has bus 206 that goes to all the tourist areas.
Jasmine User ProfileJasmine is a superhost.
Response from Jasmine:
Dear Adam, thanks so much for your kind review. You are welcome back anytime!!
April 2017

Ting User Profile
March 2017
Thank you for your great service.And we are so lucky to be here four days.This place is very comfortable and make us feel just stay at home.We will surely choose here again during next visit in Kyoto.Thank you again. 在这里住的很开心,Jasmine 很热心,给了很详细的地图,是我在Airbnb遇到最好的房东。那天接待我们的是Saki,是个大美女,英语很好,有问题也可以随时问她。房子很新很舒服,一应俱全,跟图片一模一样。浴室设施非常好,带了宝宝,洗澡特别方便舒服。交通很便利,到多个景点都可以公车直达,Jasmine 提供了地图。走路到京都车站只要十五分钟,那里很多东西逛和吃
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March 2017

Veronica User Profile
February 2017
We love Jasmine's Nishi Ume Machiya. It has a cozy design and setting, the 2 bed rooms upstairs is big enough for family of six, our family is just 3, so there was plenty of space for us. The kitchen, bath and living room are downstairs, with a lovely tea room to relax, so we had a very enjoyable experience staying there. The Machiya is in a quiet area, very easy to access from Kyoto station with Jasmine's map and information given. Jasmine provide some very useful details of transportation from her Machiya to various sight seeing places around Kyoto, which enabled us to explore more interesting places than we plan. Around the Machiya , there is a museum, an aquarium, market area, small shops, eateries and a nice park to stroll. We really enjoyed the stroll at the park in the evening. We have to thank Saki for being there for our late check in since our flight delayed. Saki is very considerate and let us know the restaurant , places and whereabouts of Kyoto, she even borrowed an extra wifi for us, when she found out the original provided wifi was running slow. We stayed a week in Jasmine's lovely Machiya, and this trip seemed too short for us. We should plan another trip back here.
Jasmine User ProfileJasmine is a superhost.
Response from Jasmine:
Dearest Veronica, both Saki and I loved having you. We would welcome you back anytime. And thanks so much for your kind review. Take care!
February 2017

Kyoto, JapanJoined in May 2014
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