The machiya located at the foot of Eastern mountains in Kyoto is close to the philosopher's lane about 2 minutes' walk.
The house was built in Taisho era about 100 years ago, and has been taking good care with the feeling of respect to the carpenters who built it, and handed over many years.
The green from the garden is beautifully reflected on fusuma, sliding doors, through glass pane which were made by hand.
The design based on the beauty of the nature is highly sophisticated in its simpleness.
Furthermore, the history of 100 years gives deep taste to the house.
You'd feel the warmth wrapped up in long history and unchangeable beauty which is not affected by time- passing.

The garden through the window frame looks as if you are looking at a picture from the quiet sitting room in a dim light.
The greeneries standing out in the darkness makes the room filled with tranquil atmosphere.

The philosopher’s path is nearby, so that the cherry blossoms and momiji leaves are occasionally swept by the breeze
and reached to the property in spring and autumn.
In summer, fireflies sometimes come and rest their wings on the sashes of windows.

There are many large beams crossing through the open ceiling (Hibukuro) preserved above the kitchen and they are as great as a cultural heritage.

The entrance is beautifully decorated with a front garden consisting of stepping stones and mosses that nicely colorize the cedar boards on exterior walls.

Unique design with no windows on road side has been created with the consideration of privacy and strong afternoon sunlight from the west.
By making the most of the land, breeze and sunshine are taken in to the house through the north and south windows facing the gardens.
The excellent design and ingenuities are something that are not inferior to those in now a days.

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The father of the owner was impressed by the nature and quiet atmosphere in this area, and decided to start a new life on this property. The house stands on the street connected to Shishigatani Street, and is still surrounded by the same quite atmosphere. It’s comfortably located within 2 minute walk to Philosopher’s path, and 1 minute walk to a bus stop where you can catch buses bound for Shijo, Saga Arashiyama and Kiyomizu Temple.


Property Price 96,600,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Type Unrenovated / Kyo-Machiya / Detached house (Not terraced house)
Location 94-5,101,103 Shishigatani Nishiteranomae Town, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 2 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Kinrinsyakomae Stop"
Land Area 485.90 sqm (Approximate Number)
Private Street Area Included (Apart from the Land Area): One six of 95.29 sqm
Floor Area 1F: 167.59 sqm / 2F: 69.42 sqm / Total: 237.01 sqm (Approx. Number)
Building Structure Tile Roofed, Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date August, 1925
Size 8 rooms + Dining Kitchen + Garden + Storehouse+Apartment
Adjoining Street Street Width : 2.84 m, Frontage: 15.49m, Direction: West (Approx. Number)
Street Width : 4.6 m, Frontage: 2m, Direction: North (Approx. Number)
Remarks Reservation is required 1 week before the viewing as the owner is currently in residence.
Viewing is available from Monday through Thursday.
This property is not available for guest house and inn.
The proeprty will be handed over as is.
The seller is not liable for any defects.
Approx 18.49 sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.
There is an unregistered extended area included in the property.
The furniture is not included in the property price.
The apartment can be used for investment.
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Category 1 Low-Rise Exclusive Residential Districts
Legal restriction 10m / Height Control Districts
Handover TBD
Current Situation In Residence
Building Coverage Ratio 50%
Floor Area Ratio 80%
Land Category Residential Land
Land Tenure Title
Geographical Features Flatland
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Notification According to
National Land Utilization Law
Not Required
Sales Representative Kae Motokado
Information updated March 26, 2018
Information will be updated April 2, 2018
Maiko Hamada