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A Historic Building designated by Kyoto city,
where you can see the roof tiles all the way to Kodaiji.

This fully renovated Kyo-machiya is located in the eastern part of the Gion area, in the stone wall alley located in the block between Kodai-ji Temple and the approach to Yasaka Shrine. The unique townscape composed of cobblestones and stone walls was formed from the Meiji to Taisho era, and is currently selected as the "Saneizaka Traditional Buildings Preservation District".

This property, renovated in 2019, features a large bathroom that also serves as a living dining room on the first floor. From the Japanese-style room on the second floor, you can also see the roof tiles that leads to Kodai-ji Temple. The hideout inside the Ishibekoji alley is one of the unique spots in Kyoto.


Entering the Ishibekoji alley full of charm, the innermost building is this hideaway Kyo-machiya.

【1F】Immediately after entering, a refined, high-quality space spreads out. A straight line leads to the garden that allows warm light to shine in.

【1F】A large bathroom surrounded by Ryukyu limestone, a large bathtub of Towada stone, and a wide rim of Hiba are the most distinctive features of this property.

【1F】The south-facing Western-style room has a view of the Japanese garden with pine trees.

【2F】Looking up from the entrance hall, you can see a astonishing and open atrium. After climbing the stairs, relax in a chic Japanese-style room.

【2F】In the Tatami room, you can sleeping on a tatami bed as it is, or looking at the roof tiles that leads to Kodaiji Temple while sitting sitting at the Kotatsu table is a unique way to enjoy this Kyo-machiya

floor plan

Although it was renovated as a lodging facility, you can reduce or increase the space with your own renovation. For example, if you want a space where you can have a family get together, you can turn the kitchen/entrance space into a living room with wooden flooring.


Here is where you can feel the rich history Kyoto has to offer. From the clicking sounds of the “Geta” (wooden Japanese slippers), narrow Kyoto alleys, convenience to famous shrines like Yasakajinja and the combination of local and fine dining in the neighboring areas, you will experience life in the heart of Kyoto.

Even in the lively Gion area full of tourists, entering the Ishibekoji alley is like another world. Especially from dusk to early morning, there is tranquility only in the back of this alley. Most sightseeing spots such as temples are on the east side of the property, but there are many supermarkets and restaurants on Higashioji Street. The best way to get to Kyoto Station is from the "Higashiyama Yasui" bus stop.



Property Price 213,000,000 JPY
Conditions Used Kyo-Machiya (Stand-alone)
Location 463-6, Shimokawaracho, Shimokawaradori Yasakatoriikudaru, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 3 min walk from city bus “Higashiyama Yasui” stop
Approx. 11 min walk from Keihan Railway “Gion Shijo” station Exit 1
Land Area 【Actual Size/Tape Measured】117.18 sqm 【Registered】 117.75 sqm (Approx. Number)
Private Street Area Included No
Floor Area
【Actual Size/Tape Measured】Total: Approx. 97.43 sqm *Includes u nregistered building
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden building
Building Date Unspecifiable
Renovation Date Fully renovated in July 2019, including:
-All the plumbing products were newly installed (kitchen, bathroom)
-All the interior electric wiring, water plumbing, gas piping were replaced.
-Interior (Ceiling, Wall, Flooring) and exterior renewed. Reinforced structure.
Size 2 Rooms + Living Dining Kitchen + Garden
Adjoining Street Street Width : 2.46m, Frontage: 7.5m, Direction: South (Approx. Number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Commercial Districts
Legal restriction 12m / Category 4 Height Control Districts, Prior Consultation Z one, Close View Preservation Zone, Distant View Presentation Zone, Aesthetic District of Historical Heritage, Outdoor Advertisemen t Special Category: Ishibekoji Traditional Architectures Preservation District (Sannezaka Area)
Handover After April 2020
Current Situation In Operation (As accommodation)
Building Coverage Ratio 80%
Floor Area Ratio 400%
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 & Junior High (12min walk/960m)
Junior High School Kaisei Elementary & Junior High (12min walk/960m)
Remarks ※This property is unrebuildable. You cannot rebuild any archite ctural structure on this land when the existing one is demolished or collapsed.
※New owner needs to renew Inn business licenses before operation.
※Reservation is required before the viewing as it is currently in operation.
※As this property is a Historic Building designated by Kyoto city, you cannot change the appearance of this property without prior approval.
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Seller (No agent commission required)
Sales Representative Aya Kito
Information updated June 1st, 2020
Information will be updated June 8th, 2020