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An old favorite machiya townhouse accommodation loved by everyone

Entering the main building and the tick-tack nostalgic sound of an old clock welcomes you.  The main building is “Azukiya” and the annex next door is “Sem.”  The Sem building used to be a clock shop.  You can rent either one of them or both.  A single guest is also welcomed.  Due to its location by the large Nanzen-ji Temple complex, some people stay here to attend Zen meditation and to enjoy autumn colored leaves and the nighttime light up at Eikan-do Temple.  Ms. Kitamura, the owner, says, “If you have a few days staying at our accommodation, my recommendation is to try the rice porridge at Hyotei, next to us, for breakfast, visit the fantastic Japanese garden in Murin-an and go on to the Philosopher’s Path and Ginkaku-ji Temple for the first day.  On the second day, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple area could be good to spend a day, and finally on the third day, why not take a long walk in the Arashiyama district.”  Kitamura’s warm hospitality and delicious breakfast attracts people from around the world.


Name Azukiya/Sem
Address 272 Higashibunki-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-771-0250
Recommended 13,000-38,000 yen/night (when rent the 1st floor with 2 people or rent whole building with 7 people); Max 7 people; 24,000-29,000 yen for the annex, Sem; Check-in: 16:00-22:00; Check-out: 10:00; Discount rates are available for staying more than one night.
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    Fujin-gaho, December issue,2013