BenTen Residences ~ Shimaya Stays Collection

~ The Insiders' Kyoto ~

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Restored Wooden Houses in Scenic Higashiyama District

BenTen Residences - 100-year-old Kyoto Machiya

The Shimaya Stays Collection

Slip into the warmth found only in a home of wood, paper and earth when you stay with us. Our Kyo-machiya – Kyoto townhouses – combine the best of traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern comfort and innovative design.

 Offering the amenities and housekeeping services of a boutique hotel, the BenTen Residences are the flagship property of the Shimaya Stays Collection.

 Under the direction of Asami Architect and Associates, the pair of townhouses, which date back more than 100 years, was painstakingly restored by the craftsmen of Tsuji Komuten. The company takes on only jobs involving wooden buildings: a testament to its commitment to traditional architecture.

 Apart from providing luxury accommodation, Shimaya Stays also creates customised itineraries to help our guests enjoy their time in Japan’s old capital. Restaurant bookings, help with transport arrangements and sightseeing recommendations are all part of the eConcierge package.

 Shimaya Stays seeks to redefine the standards for Kyoto holiday accommodation with its unique combination of handcrafted properties and individualized eConcierge services.

 Let us show you Kyoto as a friend would: Be at Home with Shimaya.    


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Create Your Very Own Insiders' Kyoto Experience with Us

Shimaya Stays ~ A Home Away from Home

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