In the center of Kyoto, on the south side of Nijo-jo, Sanjojuku is open for business! Bend down to enter through the side door of its 130-year-old Meiji-era machiya, making your way through earthen-floored tori-niwa corridor inside. Sunlight filters down through an original skylight, providing warmth and nostalgic appeal in equal measure. While it may lack some of the conveniences of modern times, we entreat you to spend a moment of your journey in a Kyoto machiya, replete with the wisdom of people of old.

Check in and Check out Information

  • Check-In 16:00-21:00
    Check-Out 8:00-11:00
  • In case you will arrive later than 9:00 pm for check in, please inform us in advance to arrange the late check in.
  • Due to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare regulations, we are required to take photocopies of foreign guests if not having registered address in Japan. We appreciate you for understanding and cooperation.
  • At check-in time we will give you the room key and the card with a secret code for the entrance door.
  • We remind you to give them back when you check-out.
  • If you used the fridge, you can pay when you check-out.

Front Desk Operating Hours

  • Business Hours 8:00-11:00 & 16:00-21:00 (The front desk will be closed between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm) Guests’ luggage before check in and after check out can be stored.
  • Please understand that no staff member may be attended between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • Dropping off and picking up can be done during our front desk operating hours.

Other Information

  • No curfew is set at our machiya, but the entrance door is locked for security reasons between 9:00 pm and 8:00 am.
  • All guests are asked to lock the main entrance inside the building when coming back to the machiya between 9:00 pm and 8:00 am.
  • Our machiya is a smoke free building.


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shared shower, toilets and washbasins are available 24/24.
  • We are afraid that bath is not equipped at our machiya. Only shower is available.
    There are public bathhouses located nearby the machiya inn.
    Toron-onsen Inari (a 5-minute walk from the machiya inn):
    Monday-Thursday and Saturdays 15:30-23:30, Sunday 9:00-23:30, closed on Fridays; 430 yen
    Nagaike-yu (a 5-minute walk from the machiya inn): 16:00-23:00, closed on Mondays; 430 yen
  • Open Bicycle parking lot (not covered) is available in the garden located far end of the building.
  • Refrigerator, Microwave, Kettle and Induction heated stovetop are available for guest uses.
  • Guests travelling by bicycle are advised to inform us in advance to arrange a bike park.

Free services

  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Teapot, tea cups, japanese tea
  • Toothbrush
  • Futon


Cycle 500 yen


  • Beer: 300 yen
  • Mineral water: 150 yen
  • Sparkling water: 150 yen
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It is our responsibility to collect, access and manage personal information appropriately, and to obey the related regulations. We store guest lists in an appropriate place where no authorized person can access. Personal information collected when making bookings and checking in is used only to provide the suitable guest services and related information of our products and services. Any information will not be provided to guests who agree not to be given. There may be a case where the third party may post direct mails to guests, but personal information is handled by us appropriately.