(Near Gion)Machiya inside a temple, stay with Zen.


Entire townhouse hosted by Hershey

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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In a perfect location, our house has all the charm of a traditional Kyoto townhouse: tatami mat, sliding wooden doors, paper doors, garden-view bathroom, all with luxurious modern facilities and comfort. The house is a 100-year-old townhouse located inside the Chomyo temple, 5mins' walk from subway Sanjo sta. & Kamo river. Also convenient to walk to Gion town and Heian Shrine. Being in a living area, the house has quiet neighborhood, many convenient supermarket and amazing restaurants nearby.

The space
This is a traditional Japanese Machiya house located inside the Chomyoji Temple. Here is the detailed information of the house.

About the house
#Up to 4 persons can stay.
#Quiet environment inside Chomyoji temple.
#Bathroom : Outdoor pottery bath tub with Japanese garden view, totally private shower room (two shower rooms)
#40 inch LED Television
#Free High speed Internet access and free portable Wifi.
#Dinning room: with a kitchen and all the electricity equipment you will need during your trip.
# Sleeping: two bedrooms with Tatami and 4 sets of Japanese style futons.

# Japanese Garden with wood deck.
# Garden view outdoor bathroom(Japanese pottery bath tub SHIGARAKI) and shower room.
# Garden view living&bedroom room with Japanese style Tatami floor.
#When over 2 adults stay here, two futons will be set on the first floor inside the Tatami room.
#Air conditioner

#Basic kitchen with, microwave, Toaster, refrigerator, and Nespresso coffee machine.
#Washing machine

One separate Shower room and one TOTO toilet is set on the first floor.

2 sets of Japanese style futons (Very thick) set up on the Tatami floor. There is an Air conditioner inside this room.
TOTO washlet toilet.
#Shower room
There is a separate shower room on the second floor.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Dedicated workspace
Private hot tub
42" HDTV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced

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Where you’ll be

京都市, 京都府, Japan

My house is located inside the temple so you will have an perfect experience of the life with Zen(Buddhism). The streets nearby are very clean and the neighborhood is extremely quiet. The famous Kamo river and the Heian Shrine are both within 5 mins' walk from home. Many supermarkets, coffee shop and popular local restaurants are nearby and the life is very convenient.

Hosted by Hershey

  1. Joined in December 2013
  • 2,666 Reviews
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Hello everyone, this is Hershey from Kyoto, Japan.

I started to be a host in Airbnb since June, 2013 for the reason that I hope more people would know the beauty of Kyoto, which is a fantastic ancient capital of Japan. My houses are all located in Kyoto, all are in a perfect location for you to enjoy the real local life. It is my honor that Hershey's home could highlight your trip in Kyoto and I will do my best to achieve that. I would like to help you arrange your trip, book a restaurant and guide you about the city, so please feel free to send me a message.

Welcome you, to my home, to Kyoto.
Thank you.

Hi Hershey,

I'm a young man born in northern China. I've been studying in Japan alone since high school, and I've been studying in Japan for almost 10 years.I have been living in Kyoto since university, so I know all about the food and beauty here.I started as an Airbnb host in 2014, and we wanted to give more people a chance to experience the amazing life in Kyoto like a local.

Previous guests have said that living in Kyoto is truly a luxury.If so, I am willing to share this luxury with you.Although each of our houses has different layouts and features, their common features are tidy and clean, and transportation is convenient: the comfort of a home, but beyond the usual of a home.We have a professional team that manages every homestay with care.

I hope that our house will be your home when you travel in Kyoto, and that our hardware and software services will leave you with the best memories of your trip to Japan.(Also, the host is a Virgo, so you can understand the cleanliness of the room.)

Lastly, I look forward to meeting you in this zen place in Kyoto.
Hello everyone, this is Hershey from Kyoto, Japan.

I started to be a host in Airbnb since June, 2013 for the reason that I hope more people would know the beauty of Ky…


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I am always available for any help necessary for information, reservation, advice, etc. I love Kyoto and like to share my interest with you. I will try my best to enable my guests to fully explore and enjoy this wonderful city.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy