Located in the river valley besides Mt. Hiei,
Surround yourself with Kyoto's abundant natural beauty at Yasenokominka.

A traditional Japanese house where the four seasons of Japan are right at your finger tips.


20 minutes by car, from subway station Kokusaikaikan
50 minutes by car, from JR Kyoto station

※Also accesible by bus. All times are estimation and may alter depending on traffic situation.


Yase area, also known as the inner parlor of Kyoto,
is a quiet and elegant retreat from the city.

Also famous for its sauna bath "Kamaburo" where Emperor Tenmu stayed to heal his wound from war back in the 7th century (year 672). Now it is a quiet getaway spot for the kyoto locals.

Natural beauties of Yase

Located at the upstream of Kamogawa river and Takano river, Yase is where you can enjoy listening to the sound of water streams from close by.

Takano river is also called Yase river, and famous for being a secret spot for cherry blossom viewing in spring. You can also get astonishing view of autumn leaves from the Eizan cable car, or by foot.

Historical sites like Yase Tenmangu Shrine and Rurikoin temple are also close by.

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Do you want to get away from the busy lifestyle in the city? Or want to raise your children in a natural environment together with the local community?

Yasenokominka is a perfect location for those who work in Kyoto city during weekdays, and want to enjoy some peace and quiet during weekends with their family. Why not give a try to a completely new lifestyle with plenty of hidden possibilities?

Bengara painted lattice, thick pillar and beams, tall ceilings. These are all ingredients that create a space where you can feel the history and elegance of Yasenokominka. Spend leisure time reading on the porch and see the seasons change before your own eyes in the back garden.

With some renovation, you can also change this place into a cafe, restaurant, or any shops you have dreamed to open. Even without renovation, you can always start with making your own vegetable garden, or even hold events or lessons that gathers the local community.

"Okudosan", traditional Japanese furnaces (Needs repair before using).

The beauty of this house can be shown together with the custom made handrail and "Ichimonjigawara" (straight eaves tile for roofing which has great traditional value).


The entrance exterior was repainted on Sept, 2019. (Photo taken on Oct, 2019)


Double Height Ceiling in the kitchen where the carpenter showed off his craftsmanship via the crisscrossing wooden beams. It's difficult to find the same material nowadays.
The wall by the double height ceiling was repainted on Sept, 2019. (Photo taken on Oct, 2019)


Spacious Japanese tatami rooms with "Yamato Tenjo" (Traditional Japanese ceiling that are supported by boards and beams of wood).


Japanese room in the second floor, where you can have great views of mountains and greeneries through the porch.

Building Layout

Building Layout

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

※Please be noted that the building layout and floor plan are both simplified illustrations and there may be slight difference to the actual building.


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Property Price 51,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)  *Dec 27th, 2019 Price Changed
Type Used House
Location 323 Yase Konoecho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 3 min. walk from Kyoto Bus "Yaseoohashi" stop
Land Area 801.78 sqm (Approximate Number)
Private Street Area Included N/A
Floor Area 1F: 157.09 sqm / 2F: 71.27 sqm / Total: 228.36 sqm (Approx. Number)
Including unregistered area
Building Structure Tile Roofed, Two Story Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable ( but at least constructed before 1950)
Size 10 rooms + 2 storages (Kura) + Kitchen + Garden + Parking lots
Subsidiary Building ① / Two-storey Storage / 36.48 sqm
② / Two-storey Storage / 55.52 sqm
③ / Washroom and Toilet / 15.20 sqm
④ / One-storey Storage / 8.16 sqm
⑤ / One-storey Storage / 6.18 sqm
Adjoining Street Street Width : 4.3~5.7m, Frontage: 36.1m, Direction: East (Approx. Number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, Propane Gas
Land Use District Category 1 Low-Rise Exclusive Residential Districts, Category 2 Medium-to-High-Rise Exclusive Residential Districts
Legal restriction Scenic districts Category 5, Yase Special Preservation and Improvement District, 12m / Category 1 Height Control Districts, 10m / Height Control Districts, Landslide disaster caution zone (steep slope), The minimum size of a land area is regulated as 100 square meters if divided.
Handover TBD
Current Situation In Residence
Building Coverage Ratio 40%
Floor Area Ratio 60%・160%
Land Category Residential Land
Land Tenure Title
Geographical Features Sloping land
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Notification According to
National Land Utilization Law
Not Required
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Broker (Agent commission required when concluding contract)
Elementary School Yase Elementary School (7min walk/550m)
Junior High School Shugakuin Junior High (75min walk/6.0km)
Remarks ・The seller is not liable for any defects.
・The proeprty will be handed over as is.
・The furniture is not included in the property price.
・Reservation is required 2 days before the viewing date as the owner is currently in residence.
・Most photos shown in this page were taken on May, 2017 unless mentioned otherwise.
・Partially renovated on Sept, 2019. Areas include: Repainting of exterior wall, wall around the double height ceiling, newly installed double glazed window on the 2F, replaced tatami mats for two of the rooms, repainted the stairway, replaced storm-shutter, and etc.
Sales Representative Boa Zhang
Information updated March 30th, 2020
Information will be updated April 6th, 2020