Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku

165 Konoe-cho, Shimodachiuri–agaru, Aburanokoji-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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19.5
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  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku is a name that could benefit from some unpacking. Strictly speaking, Shiki Juraku is the name of the hotel, and Kyomachiya is a reference to the hotel’s unique heritage architecture. Here in Kyoto the traditional two-story merchants’ townhouses — the original live-work spaces? — are called machiya, and Shiki Juraku is less a hotel and more a neighborhood, comprising ten machiya houses converted into luxurious, spacious, impeccably crafted hotel rooms.

In fact they’re being a bit humble in calling them “rooms” — each one is a self-contained house, with the bedroom on the second floor and either a Western-style living room or a traditional Japanese tatami room on the first. For maximum extravagance, consider No. 10, with one Western and one Japanese bedroom, an open veranda, a full kitchen, and a large cypress bathtub.

As for the style, it’s historically informed, with a typically Japanese reverence for traditional craft, but it’s not strictly a period piece — contemporary furnishings and artworks share space with tatami rooms and shoji screens. Suffice it to say, it’s a novel idea, and a well-executed one at that — Shiki Juraku offers an experience that’s nothing if not memorable, and you can’t ask for much more than that.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 10 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed

Need to Know

Please note: Children under 12 years old cannot be accommodated at Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed

Need to Know

Please note: Children under 12 years old cannot be accommodated at Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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