Kyoto Vacation Rentals, machiya stay, Naokonozacss/ Kyoto Vacation Rentals, machiya stay, Naokonoza



Close to the Kyoto Railway museum and Kyoto aquarium !

Bettei Umekoji is 7 minutes from Kyoto station by car. From the house it is a 5-minute walk to the Kyoto Aquarium. In this area there are many sights related to the Shinsen-gumi such as: To-ji Temple, Mibu-dera Temple, Nishi-Hongwan-ji Temple and the Shimabara Oomon. Nyakuichi-jinja Shrine is a 13-minute walk away. Here you will find a deity to good luck and career success, which is associated with Taira no Kiyonori. There are four Japanese style rooms in this house so 2 families traveling together will be comfortable here. On the opposite side of the garden we installed a Shigaraki cemaric bathtub which blends perfectly witht he elegance and charm of a machiya. This is also one of the rare guesthouses where you are welcome to bring your pets.Kimono or Yukata (a casual summer kimono) are available for rent at our office at Kyoto station.
※ On our pictures you might see images of parties or games occuring in the evening but this could create a lot of noise and disturb the neighbors and is therefore prohibited.


Number of guests 2〜10people (Max 10) 98㎡
Internet Wi-Fi
Kitchen ※Cooking is permitted
Water filter / Electric hot water pot / Microwave / Refrigerator / Rice cooker / Induction Cooking / Oven Toaster/ Fry Pan / Pot / Draining basket / Cooking bowl / Coffee cups / Glasses / Small dishes/ Medium sized dishes / Large plates /Teacups / Soup bowl / Forks / Spoons / Kitchen scissors / Knife / Chopping board / Capopener / Wine opener
Bathroom Washlet / Hair drier / Shampoo / Conditioner / Body soap / Tooth brush / Tooth paste / Bath towel / Face towel / Yukata(night wear) / Hanten(over jacket---Winter only)
Japanese style room TV / Air-conditioner / Electric heater(Winter only) / Kerosene fan heater(Winter only) / Electric hot carpet(Winter only) / Full-length mirror / Coffee / Tea / Japanese tea /Number of guests

Room layout

〈1F〉 ・Wooden floor 3 tatamis
・Living room 6 tatamis
・Japanese style room 5.5 tatamis
・Kitchen※There is a pet circle next to it.
・Inner garden
〈2F〉 ・Japanse style room(9 tatamis+4.5 tatamis+2 tatamis)

Suggested itinerary





Please visit our check-in counter 10:00~17:00. Enter the house from 15:00.




Take a walk through Shimabara

Take a walk through Shimabara, which is the oldest entertainment area in Japan. The shimabara-Oomon and surrounding area remain unchanged since olden times. A lot of personalities from the Shinsengumi used to come. With the great door remaining, the place still has an atmosphere similar to the one it had long ago.





Try some local restaurants or take a short trip to Gion or Ponto-cho. Bento, Japanese boxed meals, can be delivered. (Reservations required)





Relax in the "Shigaraki ware" tub. It has a far-infrared effect. The water is scented with our original herbal mix.





At end of the day, enjoy a sound sleep on hand crafted bedding filled with soft down.




The morning services

Experience the morning service at To-ji or Nishi-Hongwan-ji. Also don't miss the very popular To-ji antique market on the 21st. of each month.





Try a Japanese breakfast in the Kyoto wholesale market with the locals. The popular bakery ""Shizuya"" is also a good choice.




The aquarium

After you checkout visit the Kyoto Aquarium. There is a large lawn and steam trains that the kids will love. It is a good place to walk dogs.


Kimono・yukata rental plan

The staff will help you to get dressed during the check-in procedure then you will be able to go for sightseeing by leaving the luggage to the staff. You can enjoy the kimono all day long. (kimono dressing hour is from 10am to 17pm)

Go to the kimono rental site

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Popular tourist destinations



Its main hall is famous for its big stage. From its 18m height you can have a panoramic view of Kyoto. The classical itinerary is to go from Kiyomizudera, go through Kodai-ji, then walk to Yasaka Shrine, Gion.

See the route from the facility


Kinkakuji Temple

From the Muromachi area (14-16th century), the Kinkakuji Temple was established by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. No matter how much you have admired its shining gold, it is as magnificient as the first time. The Kinkakuji under the snow, though a rare sight, is particularly stunning. The site is said to be really big but you can visit it including the garden in around one hour.

See the route from the facility


Fushimi Inari Taisha Sanctuary

Famous for its thousand vermillion torii gates. Going through its many torii gates you can choose to go to the main spot and go back, then it will take 30 minutes, but you can also choose to do the course that will lead you up to the Inari Mountain. It takes 2 hours but it is appreciated for the stunning view of Kyoto landscape that you can admire.

See the route from the facility


Kyoto Aquarium and Railway Museum

On the site of the Umekoji Park, there are two places to enjoy. The Kyoto Aquarium, one of the largest inland aquariums, has the giant japanese salamander typical of the Kamogawa ecosystem. The Kyoto Railway Museum has a train driving simulator, experiences of different jobs, from kids to adults everyone can enjoy it.

See the route from the facility


Address 8-33 SujyakuUchihata-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8843
Parking Parking (for 1car) 1500yen/night *From check-in to check-out only( 3pm-11am), Reservation required