Iori Machiya exterior
Iori Machiya bathroom
Iori Machiya bedroom
Iori Machiya sitting room
Iori Machiya offers stunning 21st-century self-catering in a traditional wooden townhouse.
Iori Machiya is a collection of nine atmospheric machiya, or old Japanese wooden houses, each of which has received a full luxury makeover. You’ll be sleeping on futons on tatami mats behind sliding paper screens in a 100-year-old building, but with under floor heating, air-conditioning, wifi and a full concierge service. The Minoya-cho riverside townhouse is particularly spacious and good for families.
For You -
The space and privacy of a whole house is a lot easier for families than cramped hotel rooms. And you won’t even have to cook – Iori has a delivery arrangement with several local restaurants, so you can enjoy Kyoto’s finest sashimi and tempura without having to get off the floor.
For Them +
Children are very welcome at Iori machiya (staff point out that toddlers cause far less damage to paper screens or tatami mats than drunk grown-ups…) and the concierge can arrange child-friendly versions of cultural activities such as tea ceremonies and flower-arranging.
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