Nishijin Machiya with Double Height Ceiling
Nishijin Machiya with Double Height Ceiling

Nishijin Machiya with Double Height Ceiling

A Kyo-Machiya in the Nishijin weaving district

The Nishijn area is where Kyoto's weaving industry was developed and thrived. With the small temples and shrines that have been worshiped by the locals way back in the past, the old Kyoto atmosphere can still be felt in this area.

The front of this KyoMachiya is widely connected to the alley, and at the back of the kitchen is a room where the weaving factory was operated. Look into the front Tatami room is where you can find "Hitomibari" wooden beam which was one of the traditional materials of a Machiya. This building has been passed on carefully from its past residents.

While renovation is required, you can transform the ex-weaving room into a modern room with double height ceiling while keeping the traditional Japanese flavor in other parts of the house. Why not challenge yourself to make this KyoMachiya a charming new home with rich culture and history.


  • 写真-1階和室

    1F Tatami Room

    The wooden beam on top of the front window is called "Hitomibari" that is as thick as 35cm.

  • 写真-2階の和室

    2F Tatami Room

    You can find two consecutive Tatami rooms on the 2F with comparatively tall ceiling.

  • 写真-1階吹き抜けの土間

    Double Height Ceiling

    The spacious earthen floor room at the back of this Machiya is approximately 53㎡ wide. While it used to be a working space with weaving machines, the double height ceiling makes this space a great candidate for living rooms.

  • 写真-北側の通りから見た外観写真-2階の窓から北側を見て

    Front Alley

    The alley in front of the Machiya is rather spacious and the buildings around it are equal or less in height. These conditions allow plenty of sunlight inside the Machiya despite it faces the north.

Floor Plan




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Below are past examples of renovated Machiyas with double height ceiling.
(Pages are in Japanese only)

※Please note that Hachise does not undertake any renovation requests at this time,
however we can introduce our partner architects and contractors.

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Property Price 22,900,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD) 
*Dec 21, Price Changed
Type & Conditions Used Kyo-Machiya
Location 175 Nishiyashirocho, Rosanjidori Omiyanishiiru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 18 min walk from subway Karasuma line "Kuramaguchi" station (Exit 1).
Approx. 7 min walk from city bus "Kenryukomae" stop.
Land Area [Registered] 95.86sqm
[Measured by Surveyor] 97.71sqm
Private Street Area Included No
Floor Area [Registered]1F: 53.09sqm 2F: 25.78sqm Total: 78.87sqm
[Measured by Surveyor] 1F: 90.54sqm 2F: 35.26sqm Total: 125.8sqm
*Includes unregistered building
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable (latest record goes back to 1927)
Size 4 Rooms + Kitchen + Concrete Floor
Adjoining Street Street Width: Approx 2.73m, Frontage: Approx 7m, Direction: North
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Quasi-Industrial Districts
Legal restriction Nishijin Special Industrial Disctrict, 15m / Category 3 Height Control Districts, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Old Urban Type Aesthetic Districts, Distant View Presentation Zone, 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 ・Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
・Approx. 4.13 sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.
Elementary School Kenryu Elementary (6min walk/450m)
Junior High School Karaku Junior High (9min walk/662m)
Transaction Terms Hachise as Seller
Sales Representative Boa Zhang
Information updated January 25th, 2021
Information will be updated February 1th, 2021