Kyoto Machiya Guest House hachi

Sightseeing Spots

Every 21st day of the month Kyoto’s famous flea market Kobo-san is held on the temple grounds of Toji.
This flea market is great if you are looking for antiques, kimono or just want to stroll around.

Every morning starting from 6am visitors can participate in a  buddhist service. No reservation required. 

The spacious park in Kyoto is a popular recreation spot where Kyotoites enjoy the four seasons with the plum grove, sakura trees and autumn foliage. The park also attracts visitors with monthly events such as handicraft markets and fairs. 

Japan’s largest Railway Museum attracts many families and railroad fans and includes 53 railway vehicles. 

The aquarium with the concept of “life connected with water” is teaching visitors about the waters of Kyoto and is a great spot for a rainy day or if you get bored of temples or shrines.

Public Bath

This retro sentô is only 2 minutes away from Guest House hachi.
The highlight of this public bath house, besides the great atmosphere to relax, is the friendly lady at the reception.

14:30 – 00:00  / Closed on Fridays

Another great small retro public bath house with a nice outside bath area.

14:30 – 00:00 / Closed on Wednesdays

Six different types of baths with a big sauna and an outside bath area.

14:30 – 00:30  / Closed on Mondays and every 3rd Tuesdays 

Inside a ryokan this spacious bath will heal fatigue after a long day of exploring. 

8:00 – 23:00  / No closing dates


Excellent shop using fish stock and weekly different ramen selections.

11:30 – 14:30 
17:00 – 22:00 
Closed on Wednesdays

Famous okonomiyaki, teppanyaki and yakisoba restaurant

16:00 – 23:00 (LO 22:30)

Closed on Mondays + 2nd & 3rd Sundays

A soba shop that is in a renovated Kyoto townhouse. 

11:00 – 14:00 
18:00 – 21:30 
Closed on Mondays + 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays

A small pork cutlet restaurant.

11:30 – 14:00 
17:00 – 20:30 
Closed on Wednesdays

Japanese barbecue restaurant specialised on Kuroge Wagyu Beef.

17:30 – 23:00 (LO 22:30)
Closed on Thursdays

A small restaurant serving handmade udon noodles.

11:30 – 14:00
18:00 – 21:00
Closed on Mondays + 4th Tuesdays 

Cafe & Sweets

Japanese sweets shop founded in 1716. 
Dorayaki and seasonal Japananese sweets are very popular.

9:00 – 17:00 
Closed on Tuesdays

Using milk from the Miyama town in northern Kyoto this gelato shop is great if you want to take a stroll through Umekoji Park.

10:30 – 18:30 
Closed on Wednesdays

Dessert course and wine shop using seasonal Japanese ingredients. Also great for tea. 

13:00 – 17:00 (LO 16:00)
18:00 – 22:00 (LO 21:00)
Closed on Wednesdays

Variety of different tea ceremonies specialized on Uji matcha since 1872.
※Reservation required

9:00 – 18:00 
Closed on Sundays + National Holidays


A popular Japanese confectionery shop offering seasonal sweets.

10:00 – 18:00 
Closed on Sundays

80 years old bakery that is popular with locals.

7:00 – 19:00
Closed on Sundays

Historical incense shop founded in 1594 with a big variety of different fragrances. 

8:00 – 17:30
No closing dates

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