Enjoy seasonal changes at the garden
A distinctive former temple property

Located at the western foot of Higashiyama mountain range rich with temples and shrines such as Kiyomizu Temple, this property is also a former temple with a main house and dependence facing a garden with a stone lantern. While sitting in a quiet residential area, you can easily get into the prosperous tourist district with just a few minutes’ walk, and Kyoto station is well accessible by bus. A distinctive property suitable for traditional culture experience facility or second house in Kyoto.


A former temple with a main house and an annex (total floor area around 215sqm) on a site of about 617sqm. In the front yard, where cherry blossoms, ginkgo trees, and camellias add to the beauty of the four seasons, stone lanterns, tsukubai (a washbasin at the entrance for ritual purification), and paving stones that create a Japanese atmosphere with a soothing and peaceful ambiance.

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The main house on the north side consists of 6 rooms and a wooden deck that surrounds the 3 sides of the building. A 10 mats tatami room with the "Mido" (enshrinement hall) serves as the core of the main house where you can find a prestigious coffered ceiling called "Goutenjo" here.
Temple-like features can be seen here and there, such as the "kouryou" (carved rainbow beams) and "Kaerumata" (strut with legs spread like those of a frog).

The annex is located on the east side of the front yard. This "Kuri" is originally a priest's residence and temple office. Since it is connected to the main house by a corridor, you can come and go without going out to the garden. There is also a laundry space on the south porch.



Main House

棟門から本堂を見て 外観 和室 和室 和室 和室 和室 和室 和室 御堂 天井は格式高い“格天井” 御堂の裏のスペース 廊下 広縁 釘の頭を隠すための装飾“釘隠し” 社寺建築を初めとする伝統建築の意匠“木鼻(きばな)” 本堂の前方階段の上に延びる屋根、向拝を支える向拝柱。足下は礎盤石(そばんせき)が敷かれ、屋根を支えています。


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Despite located in a quiet residential area, this property is within walking distance to one of the best sightseeing spots in Kyoto, making it not only easy to live in but also a perfect location for sightseeing too.
There are countless spots in the neighborhood, such as Kiyomizu Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple; Gojozaka slope and Chawanzaka slope, which are the places where the famed pottery Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki are handed down; and also cultural facilities including Kyoto National Museum and Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum.

The nearest public transportation is the Kyoto city bus "Umamachi" stop. You can also reach the "Kiyomizu-Gojo" station on the Keihan Main Line in about 14 minutes on foot.


Recommended Attractions

01. Sannenzaka Slope

02. Sanjusangendo Temple

03. Kyoto National Museum

04. Chishakuin Temple

05. Kamo River

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Property Price 180,000,000 JPY
 (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD) 
Type & Conditions Used House
Location 513 Kawarayakucho, 7 Chome Umamachidori Hommachihigashiiru, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 5 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Umamachi Stop"
Approx. 14 min. walk from Keihan Mainline "Kiyomizu-Gojo Sta." Exit 2
Land Area 【Registered size】666.44 sqm
【Actual size】617.04 sqm
Private Street Area Included 108.87 sqm
(Including setback area)
Floor Area 【Registered】97.62 sqm
Building Date Unspecifiable
Building Structure Tile Roofed, Single Storey Wooden House
Size 【Main house】6 rooms
【Annex】6 rooms + Living Dining Kitchen
Subsidiary Building Code: 1 Category: Residential
Building structure:Tile Roofed, Single Storey Wooden House
Floor area:117.46 sqm
Adjoining Street South:street width 3m, frontage 25m (Private road)
West: street width 2.9m~3.0m, frontage 30m (Private road)
East: street width 2.6m~2.7m, frontage 23m
North: Not an appointed road as of Japanese Building Standards Act.
(※All approximated number)
Remarks ※This property is not available for guest house and inn.
※Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
※This property is non-transferable to religious corporations.
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Category 2 Residential Districts
Legal Restriction 12m / Category 2 Height Control Districts, Piedmont Aesthetic Districts, Close View Preservation Zone, Distant View Presentation Zone, Prior Consultation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 2 Regulatory District, Residence Attraction Area, Housing Land Development Construction Regulated Area, Built-up Urban Districts, Kyoto City Urban Landscape Improvement Ordinance, Kyoto City Vista View Creation Ordinance、Escarpment Ordinance, Kyoto City Medium-to-High-Rise building and Environmental Protection Ordinance
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 70%
Floor Area Ratio 160%(200%)
Land Category Residential Land
Land Category Title
Geographical Features Flatland
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Elementary/Junior High School Kyoto Municipal Kaisei Elementary and Junior High School (11 min walk/820m)
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Broker
Sales Representative Aya Kito/Boa Zhang/
Kae Motokado(ENG)
Kouji Aoyama(JAP)
Information Updated Jun 14th, 2021
Information will be Updated Jun 21th, 2021