usagi project

Two fully renovated Kyo-machiya in the Nishijin area sitting side by side,
like twins with similar appearances but distinctive personalities.

usagi project

A cheerful and lovely creature that jumps up and down, a rabbit (Usagi in Japanese). The “Usagi Project” named after such cute creature aims to to support girls (sometimes boys) to purchase their own home.

Rabbit huts may sound small and difficult to use, but we want them to be compacted and fun. Decorate these houses with your favorite things and enjoy a lifestyle that is simple but fulfilling!


Twin Rabbit Hutch

Two Kyo-machiyas side by side with almost the same land and floor area. However, through renovation we were able to give both of them unique characteristics on the inside, just like twins with similar appearances but distinctive personalities.

(Design and Illustration: mountain architects)

The two houses locate in the Nishijin area where craftsmen used their homes for both working and living.

In such area, the south hutch comes with a spacious entrance area where its resident can use it as an atelier or working space for different projects.

The north hutch focuses more on the living room and kitchen area where its resident can invite friends over and transform the kitchen counter to a bar counter.



The working space paved in concrete floor is the unique point of the south residence. It can be used as an atelier to get creative or even as a shopfront when you feel like having people over. At the end of the day (tunnel), you can still relax in the living room or Tatami room on the 2nd floor with the the warmth of the timber.

  • Working area when you entered the house

  • Working area and lattice window on the right

  • Bench by the lattice window

  • Pass the kitchen is the living room in the end

  • Kitchen

  • View of the living room from the kitchen

  • Spacious living room at the end of the tunnel

  • Wooden beam from the original Kyo-machiya

  • Tatami room on the 2nd floor

  • Tatami room on the 2nd floor

  • Terrace on the 2nd floor

  • Looking down to the living room from the terrace

  • Washroom

  • Exterior (Right)

  • Exterior (Right)


This house locates in the Nishijin area on the north east side of Kitano Tenmangu. As this area used to produce one of the finest silk "Nishijinori" in Japan, the cityscape of this area is also somewhat nostalgic and reminisces the old days.


Property Price 34,500,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)  Oct 15, Price Changed
Conditions Used Kyo-Machiya (One of 3 terraced houses)
Location 65-58 Murasakino Nakakashiwanocho, Kita Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 4 min. walk from city bus "Senbon Kuramaguchi" stop
Approx. 19 min. walk from Keifuku Train "Kitano Hakubaicho" station
Land Area 【Registered】 53.36 sqm
Private Street Area Included 5.21 sqm (Apart from the land area)
Floor Area 【Registered】
1F: 20.16 sqm 2F: 18.18 sqm Total: 51.76 sqm
*Subsidiary Building: 13.42 sqm (Type: One storey factory)
【Tape Measured】
1F: 39.43 sqm 2F: 22.50 sqm Total: Approx. 61.93 sqm
*Includes unregistered building
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable (earliest record from 1938)
Size 1 Room + Living Dining Kitchen + Garden
Adjoining Street Street Width : 2.63m, Frontage: 3.98m, Direction: West (Approx. Number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Quasi-Industrial Districts
Legal restriction Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Old Urban Type Aesthetic Districts, 15m / Category 3 Height Control Districts, Distant View Preservation Zone, Close View Preservation Zone, Nishijin Special Industrial District, Outdoor Advertisement Category 3 Regulatory District
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 60%
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
Remarks ・Approx. 2.68 sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.
・This property has obtained Kyo-machiya profile.
・This property is designated to be purchased through Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Realty Co. Ltd.'s brokerage. The Buyer therefore is required to pay agent commission when concluding contract.
Elementary School Kashiwano Elementary (6min walk/421m)
Junior High School Kinugasa Junior High (18min walk/1400m)
Transaction Terms Hachise as seller
Sales Representative Boa Zhang
Information updated December 9th, 2019
Information will be updated December 16th, 2019
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