Shimogamo… An area filled with history and nature.

The Shimogamo area is rich with history and natural landscapes. As this property is near the Kamogawa River, residents can enjoy the world famous Japanese cherry blossoms during the spring season.

Just a 5 minute walk from this spacious property, residents can take a breathtaking stroll to the World Heritage Site Shimogamo Shrine. As this shrine hosts event all year-round, residents can experience cultural events such as Aoi festival or Yabusame archery.

With its luscious mountain range surrounding the Kamogawa River, residents will be able to appreciate the natural surroundings of Kyoto to its fullest.


About a 5 minute walk (330m) to Shimogamo Shrine (World Heritage Site). And about a 7 minute walk (525m) to the Kamogawa River, where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the clear river flow from the Higashiyama Mountain range. In addition, supermarkets and restaurants located in the Shimogamo/Kitayama area are within walking distance.


Approx. 2 minute walk from Kyoto city's Ipponmatsu bus stop.
Approx. 16 minute walk from Kuramaguchi station Exit 1 (Karasuma Subway Line).
Approx. 18 minute walk from Demachiyanagi station Exit 5 (Keihan Sakai East Line).

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WIFE & HUSBAND is a stylish café with an amazing antique interior. Holding true to its name, a wife and husband couple runs this amazing café.


Kamogawa River

A popular spot amongst locals as well as tourists. Many enjoy walking, jogging, cycling or relaxing with friends along this riverbank.


Izumoji Bridge

As cherry blossom trees and snow willows are planted on both sides of the river, you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view during the spring season on the Izumoji Bridge.


Mt. Daimonji

On August 16th, the mountains of Kyoto which includes Mt. Daimonji, are lit up with Japanese Kanji. This amazing view can be experienced from the Kamogawa River.

Stepping stone

Kamogawa Delta

The stepping stones that appeared in many Japanese movies and animations. You can always hear the laughter of kids jumping around the stones, and it's a sight that is sure to bring back childhood memories.



The Kamogawa river is home to some of Kyoto's magnificent wildlife. Mallard ducks, herons, egrets and black kites can be seen here. In the winter, you can hear the cries of the “Yuri Kamome” a type of gull.

Riverbank Picnic

Riverbank Picnic

WIFE & HUSBAND café offers a picnic option for 1000 yen per person. This set includes a cute basket containing 2 kinds of baked goods and a thermos bottle with coffee for an hour and a half.


Cherry Blossom Viewing

From the Demachiyanagi area to the north side of the Kamogawa River, there is an abundance of Japanese cherry blossom trees. People are able to enjoy this stunning view in multiple ways.


Current Plan

Spacious front entrance is one of the attraction for this Kyo-machiya.
Also, the 1st floor is spacious enough for living which gives you the freedom to transform the 2nd floor room to meet your need.

※Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.


Renovation Idea

※Hachise does not undertake any contract work at the moment.
However, we can introduce you to our partner architects for the renovation.



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  • Exterior
  • Exterior
  • Exterior
  • View of the kitchen from the entrance
  • View of the 1st floor from the entrance
  • Misenoma and Daidoko
  • View from Misenoma
  • View from Daidoko
  • View from Misenoma
  • Kitchen and Misenoma
  • Yamato ceiling that supports the 2nd floor
  • Zashiki room facing south
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Room 5.5 mats
  • View from room 5.5 mats
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom
  • Door besides the bathroom
  • Stairway to 2F
  • Stairway to 1F
  • Tatami room 6 mats
  • Tatami room 6 mats
  • Tatami room 6 mats
  • Tatami room 6 mats
  • Balcony facing south
  • Balcony facing south
  • Roof tiles
  • View from the north window
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Property Price 17,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD) *Feb 28, Price Changed
Conditions Old House (Kyo-machiya, one of 4 terraced houses)
Location 17-10 Shimogamo Matsunokicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 2 min. walk from city bus "Ipponmatsu" stop
Approx. 16 min. walk from subway Karasuma line "Kuramaguchi" station Exit 1
Approx. 18 min. walk from Keihan Oto line "Demachiyanagi" station Exit 5
Land Area 【Registered】74.04 sqm
【Tape Measured】Approx. 66.23 sqm
Private Street Area Included Approx. 7.81 sqm (Apart from the land area)
Floor Area 【Registered】1F: 46.01 sqm 2F: 15.27 sqm
Subsidiary Building (Toilet): 2.97 sqm Total: 64.25 sqm
【Tape Measured】1F: 60.01 sqm 2F: 15.36 sqm Total: 75.37 sqm
*Includes unregistered building
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable (earliest record from 1918)
Size 6 Rooms + Kitchen
Adjoining Street Street Width : 2.78m~2.53m, Frontage: 5.29m, Direction: South (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, Mountain Background Aesthetic District, Distant View Preservation Zone, Close View Preservation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 2 Regulatory District, The minimum size of a land area is regulated as 80 sqm if divided.
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
Remarks ・Approx. 3.55 sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.
・Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
・This property has obtained "Kyo-machiya profile".
・This property cannot be used as lodging facilities such as guest house.
Elementary School Shimogamo Elementary (8min walk/640m)
Junior High School Shimogamo Junior High (10min walk/800m)
Transaction Terms Hachise as a seller
Sales Representative (JAP)Tetsuya Hatano (ENG)Kae Motokado/Boa Zhang
Information updated March 30th, 2020
Information will be updated April 6th, 2020