Area East area
Category Guesthouse / Machiya Style


"Guest House WARAKU-AN" is a refurbished guesthouse which is originally a more than hundred year old machiya (a Japanese traditional wooden townhouse). They say that when the machiya was first built, it was used as a ryokan. The original machiya, which was old and in a bad condition, was steadily repaired by the owner and has turned into a wonderfully beautiful and sweet guesthouse. If you are looking for ‘a traditional Kyoto-style accommodation’, this is your place. The walkway from the gate to the entrance hall is finely covered with paving stones. The owner's taste shines through everything from a tiny courtyard to refined antique furniture and interior. You can enjoy an authentic Japanese atmosphere in your stay in the machiya. Located along the Marutamachi Street in Sakyo-ku of Kyoto City. Six minutes walk from the nearest station and a minute walk from the bus stop. The area is close to sightseeing spots like Nanzen-ji Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple (Temple of the Silver Pavilion), Heian-Jingu Shrine and very convenient. Rates are also quite reasonable, starting from 2,500 yen per night, which is one of the appealing points of the guesthouse and very attractive to those looking for a long stay.


Walk through the gate and you'll find a stone paved walkway leading to the entrance hall. There are beautiful plants along the way. The front desk is just inside the entrance hall, where you should take off your shoes.


The courtyard seen from the lounge. Looking at the beautiful garden and refreshing yourself after traveling is the real pleasure when you stay in the machiya.


Interior decoration like lighting is well chosen by the owner, too. As you can see in the picture, there are a lot of plants like garden plants and potted plants inside and outside the room, which will make you feel relaxed.


Computers in the building are available for free.
The front desk also serves as a bar. (Open 8:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.)
beer - 300yen(small)/400yen(large)
shochu - 350yen
juice - 200~300yen
coffee, tea - 200~250yen
breakfast - 400yen

【Information for stay】
■After 8:00, you can keep your baggage in our place, enjoy traveling before and after you stay.
■There is no curfew.
■Bath room is open 24hours.
■The closest public bath is 8 minute walk from WARAKU-AN.
■All room are non-smoking. There is smorking area in the salon.
■Maximum 7 people in a group can stay.
■Maximum 14 nights to stay.
■Kids under 10 years old can not stay in our dormitory.
■There is no parking with us, but there is coin-parking within 3 min walk from WARAKU-AN.
8:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. : 200yen for 60 minute(first 24 hour maximum 1000yen)
8:00p.m. - 8:00a.m. : 100yen for 60 minute

Address 19-2 Shogoin Sannocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Tel 075-771-5575 (10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.)
Open Check-in : 4:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. Check-out : 8:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
CreditCards Visa, Mater card
(only with a payment more than 10,000yen)
Language Japanese, English
Refarence ■Rental cycle : 500yen / day
■Internet : Free
■There is shared computer.
  (Guest's laptop can be connected with WIRELWSS LAN.)
■Bus 1 day free pass : 500yen
■You can make a reservation from following URL.
  (They accept a reservation 4monts before.)
URL http://gh-project.com/e/home.html
Access 1 minute walk from City Bus Stop Kumanojinja-mae
6 minute walk from Keihan Jingu-marytamachi Station

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