Renovated detached house North of Kyoto National Museum

  • Renovated detached house North of Kyoto National Museum
  • Renovated detached house North of Kyoto National Museum
  • Renovated detached house North of Kyoto National Museum
  • Renovated detached house North of Kyoto National Museum

Higashiyama Ward, an area retaining the vestiges of Kyoto that boasts a long history
A renovated detached house in a quiet residential area

Higashiyama Ward has a long history surrounded by Kyoto's signature attractions such as the World Heritage site Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Chion-in Temple, and Sanjusangendo Temple.
In addition to shrines and temples, there are also many other national treasures and important cultural properties designated by the nation that attracts numerous local and foreign tourists throughout the four seasons.
This time, we would like to introduce a detached house that stands in a quiet residential area of Higashiyama-Shichijo, which is located a little south of the central tourist destination Kiyomizu area.


Higashiyama Ward, a unique cityscape in Kyoto

Higashiyama Ward, which is sandwiched between the Higashiyama Mountain Range and the Kamo River, is an all-time popular tourist spot where you can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons, dotted with shrines and temples that best represent Kyoto.
In addition, in the Gion area, which is known as a hanamachi, you can find teahouses and restaurants still retain the remnants of the city, and you can enjoy the cityscape full of Kyoto-like atmosphere here.

Kyoto National Museum

The property stands in a residential area just north of the "Kyoto National Museum", a little bit away from the downtown area.

The Western-style red-brick architecture "Kyoto National Museum" and the traditional Japanese-style architecture "Sanjusangendo Temple" with a bright vermilion corridor opposite the Shichijo St. are mixed. Such quaint scenery with the mixture of Japanese and Western-style is not very commonly seen in Kyoto.

Sanjusangendo Temple (approx. 7 min walk / 550m)

1001 Senju-Kannon statues lined up in an orderly manner are enshrined in the 120-meter long main hall, which is said to be the longest in Japan.
Kyoto National Museum (approx. 7 min walk / 500m)
A museum with a history of over 120 years. Approximately 13,000 items such as national treasures and cultural properties deposited from shrines and temples in Kyoto are stored.
Chishakuin Temple (approx. 5 min walk / 350m)
The headquarters of the Chisan School of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism. Best known for its panel paintings such as "Sakura-kaedezu" and its gardens. A hidden autumnal spot in Kyoto.

Area map of Higashiyama Shichijo

About 3 min. on foot to Kyoto City Bus "Higashiyama-Shichijo Stop", and about 11 min. on foot to Keihan mainline "Kiyomizu Gojo Station".
You can reach all parts of the city by bus and Osaka by Keihan train.
In addition, attractions such as Toyokuni Shrine (about 480m / 6 min walk), Sanjusangendo Temple (about 540m / 7 min walk), Kiyomizu Temple (about 1.1km / 14 min walk), etc. are within walking distance. An attractive area for second house use or operation of lodging facilities.


A compact 2 storey house with essential elements that you need

On the 1st floor, there is a toilet, mini-kitchen, bathroom, living room, garden, and a compact service room.
Apart from storage, you may also make it into a workspace where you can concentrate on your work.
Taking a break from work, how about some coffee in the adjoining kitchenette, or enjoy breakfast or snack time there?

The 2nd floor has 2 consecutive Japanese-style tatami rooms.
You can use one as the main bedroom and the other as a living room where you can relax, or enlarge the area as a single room by removing the sliding doors in between.
The partition can be flexibly arranged according to different purposes, hence the ways of rooms utilization are expanded.

Floor plan_Renovated detached house North of Kyoto National Museum
Floor plan_Renovated detached house North of Kyoto National Museum

※Renovated by the seller in 2017
Renovation works done:
Repair of exterior walls, New installations of water plumbing products (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, washbasin, etc.), New installation of water plumbings and drainage pipes, Interior refurbishment, etc.


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Stylish facade that stands out even in the line of eaves. Dark brown blindfold in front of the entrance Entrance. Service room on the right hand side of the picture. Mini-kitchen Refrigerator and microwave can be stored under the staircase. Sunny and bright living room by the garden Living room with storage behind the sofa The south-facing garden A small garden with traditional beauty Washbasin Bathroom View the garden from the bathtub through the window. Laundry space in the back of the washroom. Toilet Front of the 2F stairs 2F Northen tatami room Storage of the northen tatami room Balcony of the northen tatami room. The blindfold is at just the right height where you can see the sky. The partition of the consecutive tatami rooms can be flexibly arranged according to different purposes. 2F Southen tatami room 2F Southen tatami room Balcony of southen tatami room Overlooking the garden from the porch.

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Property Price 52,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Type & Conditions Used House
Location 429-12, 429-45 Umamachidori Myohoinkitamon Myohoinmaekawacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 2 min walk from Kyoto City Bus "Umamachi Stop"
Approx. 3 min walk from Kyoto City Bus "Higashiyama-Shichijo Stop"
Approx. 11 min walk from Keihan mainline "Kiyomizu-Gojo Sta." Exit 2
Approx. 12 min walk from Keihan mainline "Shichijo Sta." Exit 4
Land Area【Registered】 45.23sqm
Private Street Area Included 2.89sqm (no.429-45)
Floor Area【Registered】 1F: 28.39sqm, 2F: 26.37sqm
Total: 54.76sqm
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Size 3 Rooms + Kitchen + Storeroom + Garden
Building Date Sept 1, 1980
Adjoining Street Street width: 3.45~3.48m, Frontage: 3.47m, Direction: North (approx. number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Category 2 Residential District
Legal Restrictions 15m / Category 2 Height Control District, Quasi-Fire Prevent District
Old Urban Type Aesthetic District, Distant View Preservation Zone
Outdoor Advertisement Category 3 Regulatory District,
Residence Attraction Area, Built-up Urban District
Building Coverage Ratio 60%
Floor Area Ratio 160%(200%)
Handover TBD
Current Situation In operation as guesthouse
Land Category Residential Land
Land Tenure Title
Geographical Features Flatland
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Elementary & Junior High School Kaisei Elementary & Junior High School (approx. 11 min walk/875m)
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Remarks ※The seller is not liable for any defects.
※Approx. 0.95sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.
※Furniture and electic appliances are partly included in the property price. Please contact our representative for details.
※New owner needs to renew Inn business licenses before operation.
※Advanced reservation is required before viewing as the property is currently in operation as a guesthouse.
※Fully renovated in 2017 by current owner. Renovation works done: Repair and repainted exterior walls, New installation of plumbing products (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, basin, etc.), Replacement of water plumbings, Interior refurbishment, etc.
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Broker (Agent commission required when concluding contract)
Sales Representative Boa Zhang
Information Updated Sept 25, 2023
Information will be Updated Oct 2, 2023