KITAOJI is a renovated Kyo-Machiya within 10 minutes walking distance from a subway station. The combination of traditional machiya and modern design creates an elegant atmosphere.

The bathroom surrounded by see-through glass is the first thing that catches your attention when you walk into the house. In order to brighten up and enhance the openness of the room, natural materials in low key color are being used in a bold way to adorn the area that make the space look elegant without oddness.

As for the modern interior design, the elements of traditional machiya like Yamato-style ceiling and Hibukuro are reserved to make people experience seasonal changes and the traditional life-style in Japan.


When it comes to adding bathroom in a machiya, it usually ends up taking away space for windows, which makes the house feel darker and cramped. In KITAOJI, the bathroom is being put in the middle of the living room with clear see-through glasses so that the room feels brighter and more open.

Minimalist designs with amazing attention to detail. The outside of the buildings which covered with white lime and the Yamato-style ceiling are revealing the combination of machiya elements and modern design. Sophisticated design with choice of softly colored natural materials.

To make it visually enjoyable, there are no ceiling boards in the bed room on second floor but a large wooden beam that stretches across the high ceiling to reveal the original wooden architecture. Lofts are the perfect solution to make most use of space, but in KITAOJI, under-floor storage is made by adding stairs between two floors.

There is a garden filled with green plants in a big kindergarten across the house. Look at the leaves of cheery blossoms swaying in the breeze to calm your mind. Seasonal changes are integrating with our life.

Integrating floor heating system into living space on earthen floor for more comfort. On the other hand, restroom is placed at the end of outside deck, which allows you to sense temperature variations. This house is showing Japanese traditional seasonal changes in a modern way.





Property Price 42,200,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
*Mar 13, 2018 Price Changed
Type & Conditions Renovated Kyo-Machiya Detached house (Not terraced house)
Location 62-5 Nishigosyoden-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi
Transportation Approx. 10min walk from Subway Karasuma-line "Kitaojii Sta."
Approx. 10min walk from Kyoto City Bus "Kitaoji Bus Terminal"
Approx. 2min walk from Kyoto City Bus "Horikawa-kitaoji Stop"
Land Area 55.65sqm
Floor Area 1st Floor: Approx. 39.89sqm 2nd Floor: Approx. 19.53sqm
Total: Approx. 59.42sqm
Registered Area:49.91sqm
Building Structure Galvalume Roofed, Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable ( but at least constructed before 1927)
Size 2LDK + Garden
Renovation Date Fully renovated in June 2017
Adjoining Street Street Width : 4.04 m, Frontage: 6m, Direction: West (Approx. Number)
Street Width : 13.7 m, Frontage: 2.4m, Direction: South (Approx. Number)
Street Width : 4 m, Frontage: 2.9m, Direction: East(Approx. Number)
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, Quasi-Fire Prevent District
Handover / Current Situation Immediately / Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 60%
Floor Area Ratio 100%
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
emarks Approx 12.72 sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.
This property is designated to be purchased through FUKUYA-K Corporation Kyoto North Office's brokerage. The Buyer therefore is required to pay agent commission when concluding contract.
This property is not able to acquire Hotel Business License because it is located in Category 1 Low-Rise Exclusive Residential Districts.
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Seller
Sales Representative Hamada Maiko
Information updated April 16, 2018
Information will be updated April 23, 2018