Kyoto Machiya Guest House hachi


Feels Just Like Coming Home

A time for yourself.
A time to relax and unwind.
time of serenity when you return home.

Guest House hachi offers solo travelers a unique experience of traveling alone.

We are located in the historical Shimabara district of Kyoto.
Our building is a renovated traditional Kyoto townhouse constructed around 90 years ago.

Anyone is welcome at Guest House hachi and we are looking forward to meeting you.

Rooms at Guest House hachi


We offer 4 private rooms at Guest House hachi.
Each room is for solo travelers only.

People take solo trips for various reasons.
At Guest House hachi, we would like to enrich your important journey with our private rooms that are wonderfully suited for relaxing on tatami, relishing in reading a book, or simply enjoying the traditional Japanese garden. 


The bright and green common area is great place to start your day or to come home to.

Enjoy conversations with other solo travelers.
Relax with a cup of tea.
Plan your individual journey of Kyoto.

We hope to make your stay in Kyoto a memorable one.  

Guest House hachi Kyoto

History & Culture

As one of the oldest entertainment districts in Japan Shimabara enchants visitors with historic landmarks, public baths and authentic restaurants. Today a relaxed neighbourhood, Shimabara is a great way to experience the slower Kyoto life. 

In contrast to Shimabara, the traditional neighbourhood, the Kyoto Central Wholesale Market is a more unusual neighbourhood to explore the quaint buildings and restaurants. 

A different type of Kyoto off the beaten path.


Check out our blog for some further information, daily life and recommended spots in Kyoto from our Guest House hachi team. 


Located just one stop away from Kyoto Station on the JR Sagano Line, Guest House hachi is only a 5 minute walk from JR Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station
If you would like to take the bus, two options are available. When taking bus 205, please get off at Umekoji Park. As for bus 206, please get off at Shimabaraguchi.