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4.8 / 5Exceptional
32 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sanjusangendo Temple
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kiyomizu Temple
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    50 min drive

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  • THE MACHIYA Superior with View (Twin)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • THE MACHIYA Superior with View (Double)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • THE MACHIYA Classic

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • UME Japanese Garden Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • UME Japanese Suite

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    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Kyoto's Higashiyama neighbourhood, THE MACHIYA Kamiumeya is in the city centre and near a train station. Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Tower are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Philosopher's Walk and Lake Biwa. Kyoto Aquarium and Toei Kyoto Studio Park are not to be missed.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 8 min walk
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 15 min walk
  • Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre - 16 min walk
  • Yasaka Shrine - 19 min walk
  • Kawaramachi - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Kyoto Kiyomizu-gojo Station - 8 min walk
  • Gojo Station - 18 min walk
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 79 min drive

About this property


3-star Kyoto guesthouse in Higashiyama, walk to Sanjusangendo Temple
A microwave in a common area, laundry facilities and express check-out are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include multilingual staff. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs, fridges and coffee/tea makers. Weekly housekeeping is available.
THE MACHIYA Kamiumeya offers 9 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


No lifts

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Housekeeping (weekly)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff

Languages spoken



Shared microwave
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Climate control (heating)


Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle


Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 3 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax will be collected at the property effective 1 October 2018. The city tax ranges from JPY 200–1,000 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 1000 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Property registration number 京都府指令保医セ 第477

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc.). Additionally, accommodation proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Property is also known as

  • THE MACHIYA Kamiumeya Kyoto
  • THE MACHIYA Kamiumeya Guesthouse
  • THE MACHIYA Kamiumeya Guesthouse Kyoto


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Nice quiet location, stayed in the traditional styled room which was very good, staff was very friendly.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

It was a great experience to get to stay in an authentic Kyoto neighborhood. The staff was helpful and friendly. I would stay here again.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    10+ Impressed for so many reasons!

    10+ - The team at The Machiya Kamiumeya absolutely made our stay in Kyoto exceed all our expectations. The accomodation is superb (great beds - that's a benchmark for us) - we really loved being on a quiet residential street - yet so close to great restaurants, bars and shops. Also great proximity to a range of public transport options - which enabled us to get around Kyoto with efficiency and ease. Hands down it was the extremely helpful, cheerful and generous team who helped us with our stay not only during our visit, but also in the many weeks before we arrived that made this stay so exceptional. They booked restaurants (after suggesting some great and very reasonably priced local places), helped us get advance reservations for temples that needed to be booked before we arrived - and continued to give us advice and support through the whole trip. Definitely the place we'll return to when next in Kyoto.

    Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

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