Shimogamo Area

In this unique area of Kyoto city is the beautiful Kamogawa river, Shimogamo shrine with over 1,200 years of history, and the mysterious Tadasu no Mori Forest. Shimogamo is certainly an area with unique sceneries and atmosphere.

Earthquake Resistant

Old traditional housing does not mean it is weak to earthquakes. This KyoMachiya built in the early Showa period has been fully renovated with earthquake resistance that meets the criteria and standard of Kyoto city.

Designed for Relaxation

From the entrance to the tea room, this villa is designed that people from different generations can all relax and enjoy spending time together. With the private tea room, you can even hold your personal tea ceremonies at home.

Earthquake countermeasures following Kyoto city's guideline and standard

Based on the earthquake resistant diagnosis and retrofitting guidelines of Kyoto City, this property went under construction after receiving earthquake-proof repair aid.

In Kyoto city, various efforts related to the Kyomachiya are done to protect the Kyomachiya which forms the cityscape of Kyoto, so that these houses can be succeeded safely to the next generation. Among them, there are projects to support the earthquake resistance of wooden houses such as Kyomachiya house in order to protect the citizens from earthquakes.

Aid for seismic retrofitting of wooden buildings and Kyomachiyas in Kyoto city, a rehabilitation plan by Kyoto city tailored to the structural characteristics of the Kyomachiya (traditional construction method) built before 1950, subsidizes part of the cost used on earthquake retrofitting.

For more information on the rehabilitation plan, please visit 「Aid for seismic retrofitting of wooden buildings and Kyomachiyas in Kyoto city」.

During an inspection from Kyoto city

Shock absorber and arakabe (clay wall) panel.

Construction photos of groundwork (left/middle) and angle brace (right).

\Click on each photo to see the explanation/

*Currently in Japanese only

  • Shock absorber
  • Clay-wall panel
  • Limit strength calculation

Warm up the living room with wood stove

The wood stove warms the entire house from the living room looking over the garden. It adopted Denmark's HWAM Intelligent heat system that burns the firewood at the bottom part and used as oven at the top part. (Miyama Wood Engineer Co., Ltd.)

Relax with garden view from the tea room

Sit quietly at edge of the wood deck, then cross the stepping stone to enter the tea room. You can enjoy a full-fledged tea ceremony with a dedicated mizyua storage and alcove featuring Kitayama cedar wood logs.

Kitchen made for better convenience

We incorporate wet area that allows you to do daily housekeeping comfortably. Dishwasher and dryer in the kitchen, cabinet to replace dish rack on the back, and the washbasin unit that has storage shelves so you can start living without having to purchase additional furnitures in a hurry.

■ Renovated on August, 2018 ■
Reinforced structures, wall, ceiling, and roof replaced, all the plumbing products were newly installed (kitchen, bath tub room, wash stand and toilet), newly installed wood stove, landscaping in the garden, and more.

Renovations done by

Shimogamo Shrine
(8min walk/600m)

World heritage site Shimogamo Shinto shrine existed before the Heian period. Together with Tadasu No Mori, it attracted countless tourists domestically and internationally. One of the three biggest festivals in Kyoto, "Aoi Festival" also takes place in the Shimogamo shrine.

Tadasu No Mori
(8min walk/600m)

A primeval forest covering the path to Shimogamo Shrine. A valuable ancient forest where roughly 600 trees of age 200 to 600 years that includes hardwoods such as Zelkova and Muku treesi. It will be an luxurious experience to take a holiday or a rainy stroll in this mystic world heritage site.

Kamogawa Delta
(18min walk/1.4km)

Kamogawa Delta is the joint point of the Kamogawa and Takano Rivers that became the stage of many movies and novels. On holidays it is one of the most popular place for families and students.


★No reservation required. Drop-ins welcome!

Property Price 67,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
*Oct 5, Under Offer
Conditions Used House(Kyo-Machiya)
Location 42-16 Shimogamo Tadekuracho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 19min walk from Keihan Railway "Demachiyanagi" station
Approx. 18min walk from Eizan Railway "Demachiyanagi" station
Approx. 6min walk from city bus "Takekurabashi" stop
Land Area [Registered] 129.38 sqm
[Measured By Surveyor] Approx. 128.57 sqm
Private Street Area Included 0.81 sqm (Outside of the land area)
Floor Area

1F: 33.78 sqm 2F: 33.78 sqm Total: 67.56 sqm
[Tape Measured]
1F: 68.82 sqm 2F: 37.23 sqm Total: 106.05 sqm
*Including unregistered area

Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable (latest record from 1930 in the closed registry)
Size 2 Room + Living Dining Kitchen + Tea Room + Garden
Adjoining Street Street Width : 2.5~2.6m, Frontage: 5.26m, Direction: North (Approx. Number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out
Land Use District Category 1 Low-Rise Exclusive Residential Districts
Legal restriction Quasi-Fire Prevent District, 10m / Height Control Districts, Aesthetic District of Historical Heritage
Handover Immediately
Current Situation 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
Elementary School Aoi Elementary (10min walk/750m)
Junior High School Shimogamo Junior High (5min walk/350m)
Transaction Terms Hachise as seller
Remarks ・This property cannot be used for lodging facilities such as guest houses.
・Approx. 3.65 sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.
Sales Representative Kae Motokado
Information updated Oct 15th, 2018
Information will be updated Oct 22nd, 2018

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

  • Hachise Support Club
  • Vacant Home Maintenance Service
  • KyotoTreat