Mosaic Machiya KSK

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As the name suggests, this intimate hostel is set in a restored machiya (traditional Japanese townhouse) on an atmospheric street in the old geisha district of Kamishichiken near Kitano Tenman-gū. It offers five simple Japanese-style rooms and there's a lovely private bath and courtyard garden. Mingle with the friendly staff and other travellers in the small lobby bar.

It has another hostel close to Kyoto Station.

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Quick description

Mosaic Machiya KSK is located in the renowned geisha district Kamishichiken, in Kyoto, a 1-minute stroll away from Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Hirano Shrine, Kinkaku-ji Temple and Ryoan-ji Temple are all within walking distance. Kitano-Hakubaicho Station of the Randen Kitano Line is a 10-minute walk from the property. Kyoto City Bus buses stop at Kamishichiken bus stop, situated a 3-minute walk away. The on-site cafe & bar is open from 09:00 - 21:00. KSK Mosaic Machiya features traditional Japanese machiya (townhouse) style architecture, where guests can experience soaking in the Japanese goemon-style bath on site. Shower booths are also available. The ground floor and 2nd floor respectively offers 2 and 3 guestrooms. All rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring and come with hand-mirrors, dryers and clothes hangers.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Please inform Mosaic Machiya KSK in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. An accommodation tax per person per night is not included in the price and needs to be paid at the property. Please note that the property will contact guests directly if they have not arrived by 20:00. Please note that different policies and additional supplements may apply under the following circumstances: - When staying for 14 consecutive nights ore more Please contact the property directly for more details. License number: <strong>149</strong>


  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Walking tours
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Movie nights
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • First aid kit available
  • Cctv outside property
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Lockers
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Allergy-free room
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Wifi
  • Smoke alarms
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Cashless payment available
  • Designated smoking area
  • Internet services
  • Cooking class
  • Garden
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Bike tours


  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Free WiFi available