What is Omotenashi?

Ometenashi is a word to describe Japanese hospitality.
To break it down in a simple way, it is a polite way (by having the “o” in the front) of saying “motenasu” which means to treat and entertain one’s guest wholeheartedly.

There are actually two origins of the word “motenasu”; first one comes from “Mono wo motte nashitogeru” which means to serve your guests with both tangible (flowers, tea) and intangible things (one’s thought and feeling).
The other comes from “Omote Nashi”, which literally means “not superficial” and suggests people treat their guests with open heart and honesty.

Combining the two, there you have the Japanese hospitality that has become a part of Japanese culture and something that all Japanese people are proud of.

Omotenashi House

With the “OMOTENASHI HOUSE”, we are hoping to create a house that is not just stylish or comfortable to live in, but a house that will allow visiting guests to experience the most authentic Japanese hospitality during their stay.

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The pathway of "Awataguchi Shrine" which is known to worship deities for safe travels.

The gigantic camphor tree infront of Shorenin temple

Fusion of Japan & The West
Okazaki Area

Also within walking distance, "Okazaki" is an artistic area with many museums and libraries. This is one of the rare spots in Japan where you can see a mixture of modern and ancient architectures from Japan and from the West.
After taking a walk in this area, you can also rest at a cafe with scenery of the canal.

Kyoto Library that was designed by the famous architect Goichi Takeda back in the Meiji era.

Sanmon of Nanzenji Temple where tourists visit all year long.

High Class & Sophisticated
Residential Area

From this quiet residential area, you can head north to the Heian Shrine, or go south to the Shorenin temple, Chionin temple, and then finally the famous Yasaka Shrine.
"Awataguchi", used to be an area with villas that belong to wealthy aristocrats and other upper class people. Many architects and gardens were passed on by these group of people, which became the fundamentals of the scenery and atmosphere of this area.

Awataguchi Shrine Torii

Kaji Shrine

Scenery of the Machiyas around Chionin Temple

Four Seasons of Beauty
Natural Sceneries

The east side of Kyoto city "Higashiyama Ward" is not only known for its cultural and historical sites but also for its abundant natural sceneries.
Mountain terrain, water canals, cherry blossoms in spring and maple leaves in autumn; go on an early morning walk, and you can keep the beautiful sceneries all to yourself.

"Suirokaku" is the brick aqueduct from the 1890s know for its beautiful arches with the red maple leaves in the back.



No reservations required. We accept private viewing before the open house date as well.
Please understand there is a chance the property is under offer before the open house date.

Property Price 120,000,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Conditions Used House (Kyo-Machiya)
Location 4, 11-3, 11-6 Awataguchi Kajicho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 8 min. (600m) walk from city Subway "Higashiyama Station" exit 2
Approx. 15 min. (1200m) walk from Keihan Railway "Sanjo Station" exit 5
Approx. 3 min. (180m) walk from Keihan bus stop "Sanjo Hiromichi"
Land Area 【Registered】 (*Including road)
4 ⇒ 227.17 sqm 11-3 ⇒ 61.26 sqm 11-6 ⇒ 30.65 sqm Total: 319.08 sqm
【Measured by Surveyor】
Total: 172.72 sqm (Actual area)
Private Street Area Included Approx. 146.36 sqm
Floor Area

[Two Storey Wooden Building] 1F: 46.24 sqm 2F: 19.83 sqm
[One Storey Wooden Building] 1F: 48.92 sqm
Total: 114.99 sqm

【Tape Measured】
1F: 95.54 sqm 2F: 23.34 sqm Total: 118.88 sqm

Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House, One Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable (Earliest record from 1887)
Renovation Date Fully renovated in September 2018, including:
-All the plumbing products were newly installed (kitchen, bath tub room, wash stand and toilet)
-All the interior electric wiring, water plumbing, gas piping were replaced
-Interior and exterior renewed
Size 2 Rooms + Living Dining Kitchen + Lounge + Garden
Adjoining Street Street Width : 1.66~3.02m, Frontage: 9m, Direction: West (Approx. Number)
Remarks ・This property is unrebuildable. You cannot rebuild any architectural structure on this land when the existing one is demolished or collapsed.
・The furnitures are included in the property price.
・This property cannot be used as lodging facilities such as guest houses.
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Category 2 Residential Districts
Legal restriction 15m / Category 2 Height Control Districts, Scenic districts Category 5, Shōren-in and Chion-in Special Preservation and Improvement District, Distant View Presentation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 2 Regulatory District, Mud Flow hazards special warning area
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 40% (60%) *Restriction from Scenic districts Category 5 applies
Floor Area Ratio 200%
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
Elementary School Kaisei Elementary (29min walk/2.3km)
Junior High School Kaisei Junior High (29min walk/2.3km)
Transaction Terms Hachise as a seller
Sales Representative (JAP)Hirochika Fuji (ENG)Kae Motokado/Boa Zhang
Information updated April 22nd, 2019
Information will be updated May 7th, 2019

At Hachise, we provide the service and support your need even after purchase.

  • Hachise Support Club
  • Vacant Home Maintenance Service
  • KyotoTreat