Shiki Juraku is a “hotel” composed of 10 beautifully restored Kyoto machiya (townhouses). This truly special accommodation offers the chance to experience Kyoto living and the convenience of a hotel.
Located a short walk west of the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park, Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku is a fantastic new addition to the Kyoto scene. As the name suggests, it’s a machiya hotel, which means that it is a group of traditional Kyoto townhouses that have been converted into accommodations. The rest of the name, Shiki Juraku means “four seasons and ten pleasures,” a nod to the different delights to be had throughout the year, an important Kyoto aesthetic principle which is reflected in the design and services here.
If you’d like the comfort and freedom of a vacation rental, combined with the service of a top-flight hotel, all in a fantastic traditional Japanese package, you will be very happy here.
For more Kyoto machiya options, see our Kyoto machiya page.
Name in English:
Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku
Name in Japanese:
165 Konoe-cho, Aburanokoji-dori-Shimodachiuri-agaru, Kamigyo-ku
Internet: free wifi access
Non-smoking rooms: Yes
12min walk from Marutamachi Station Exit 2, Karasuma subway line
Official site: (English)
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