The long time home of the local physician, and largest riverfront machiya. Built by the leading local craftsmen of the time, this beautiful machiya boasts large open spaces, elegant detail, and expansive views from the first and second floors.
The Minoya-cho machiya has roughly twice the width of river frontage than another riverfront property,Izumiya-cho. Large sliding glass doors run the complete width of both the 1st and 2nd floors, providing full benefit of this remarkable view. With ample space, a hinoki cypress bath overlooking the Kamo River on the 1st floor and a spacious shower room on the 2nd floor, this machiya is excellent for groups or families that require a larger home.
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Located on restaurant lined Kiyamachi street, the Minoya-cho machiya is just a short walk to the Miyagawa-cho or Gion geisha districts across the river, not to mention the lively downtown Shijo-Kawaramachi shopping area or classy Ponto-cho street.?
Take a walk along the river at dawn and enjoy the fresh morning breeze and thriving birdlife. One would be hard-pressed to find a better location to base their explorations of Kyoto from.