Oriya-style Machiya in Nishijin
Living in the Nishijin area, a town of craftsmen
The area around Murasakino-Kashiwano once prospered as a production center for the high-class silk fabric "Nishijin-ori", where weavers lined up and craftsmen's workshops were scattered around. In recent years, artists with new sensibilities have gathered in this town, making it a trendsetting area of tradition and new culture. It is an area where you can feel the atmosphere of Kyoto, where the old-fashioned cityscape remains with an old downtown atmosphere.
The Murasakino district refers to the area around Funaokayama, where you can see the summer tradition of the "Kyoto Gozan-no-Okuribi festival," and Daitokuji Temple, a place associated with "Sen no Rikyu" who is famous as a tea master during the Sengoku Warring States period. Within walking distance of the property, you can find the world heritage "Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)", "Hirano Shrine" which has been famous for its night cherry blossom since the Edo period, a cafe that was renovated from a public bath, etc. It is an area dotted with general stores, lodging facilities and restaurants renovated from Machiya townhouses with a nostalgic downtown atmosphere.
It takes about a 7-minute walk (about 520m) to the Senbon shopping arcade where various shops are lined up. A neighborhood with everything you need for your daily life.
Injoji Temple (Senbon Enmado)
A rare temple that enshrines Enma, the judge of the afterlife. It is also famous as the birthplace of spring Nembutsu-Kyogen and Fugenzo cherry blossoms. In Japanese, "Injo" means the Buddha leads sentient beings for rebirth to the Pure Land.
Senbon Shopping Arcade
One of the main roads and the longest road in Kyoto. Once the "Suzaku Avenue" in Heiankyo. Nowadays it is lined with interesting shops and is dotted with many historical sites from the Heian period to the Meiji period.
Funaokayama is said to be the "land of the beginning of Kyoto" when Emperor Kanmu decided to relocate to Heiankyo. The famous Heian period poet Sei Shonagon also wrote "When talking about Oka(Hill), it is Funaoka" in her magnum opus, The Pillow Book. In 1995, it was designated as one of the "200 Nature Selections in Kyoto" by Kyoto Prefecture.
Hirano Shrine, which has been known as a famous spot for cherry blossoms since the Edo period, is filled with about 400 cherry trees of about 60 types. You can also enjoy the cherry blossoms at night at the "Hanami Chaya".
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
A shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning. Famous for plums and autumn leaves. A large number of visitors gather in the antique market "Tenjin City" held on the 25th of every month.
Kitano Tenmangu Antique Market (Tenjin Market)
A large antique market held on the 25th of every month. It is one of the two major antique markets in Kyoto along with Kobo Market in Toji temple, and can be enjoyed by both antique enthusiasts and beginners.
The oldest Geisha district in Kyoto. With beautiful cobblestone streets where utility poles and electric wires are hidden underground, latticed townhouses and fashionable restaurants line up in the area.
A 1923 founded public bath with an impressive Karahafu-style building that was designated as a tangible cultural property by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. The stunning exterior and interior are worth a visit.
A retro cafe with eye-catching Majolica tiles, which is a renovation of the 80-year-old former public bath "Fujinomori Onsen".
- Facilities in the area
- Senbon Shopping Arcade (approx. 7 min. walk/520m)
- Supermarket Hoteiya (approx. 8 min. walk/578m)
- Supermarket Kyoto CO-OP Kinugasa Shop (approx. 8 min. walk/592m)
- Supermarket Shinsenkan Nakamura Kinugasa Shop (approx. 11 min. walk/831m)
- Nishijin Hospital (approx. 7 min. walk/509m)
The road in front of the property. Cityscape with a nostalgic atmosphere.
An Oriyadate weaver’s house style Machiya
One of the characteristics of the Machiya that used to run an Oriya (weaver's house) is the stairwell space in the back of the earthen floor area that continues from the entrance. Since ceiling height is required to place the large loom and for work, the looming space is often built with a stairwell up to the roof on the second floor. Machiyas with this shape is called "Oriyadate", meaning "a weaver's house architect". This is a Machiya style that remains and is often seen in the Nishijin area.
This property is also an Oriya building. Although details are unknown, was its former owner running a weaving shop in this house? You can imagine the people and their life of that time.
|Property Price||17,200,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD) *Jun 30, Under Offer|
|Type & Conditions||Used House (Kyomachiya)|
|Location||39-13, 39-29 Murasakino-Nakakashiwanocho, Kita Ward, Kyoto|
|Transportation||Approx. 17 min. walk from Keifuku Electric Railway (Randen) Kitano-line "Kitano-Hakubaicho Sta."|
|Approx. 7 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Kenryuko-mae Stop"|
|Private Street Area Included||9.26sqm (no.39-29)|
|Floor Area||【Registered】1F: 27.76sqm, 2F: 20.16sqm, Total: 47.92sqm|
|【Subsidiary Building】Workshop / One Storey Wooden House / 27.76sqm|
|【Actual/Tape measured】1F: 56.84sqm, 2F: 27.14sqm, Total: 83.98sqm
※Including unregistered area
|Building Structure||Two Storey Wooden House|
|Size||5 Rooms + Kitchen|
|Adjoining Street||Street width: 3.4m (private street), Frontage: 5.39m, Direction: East (approx. number)|
|Building Date||Unspecifiable (The earliest record in the closed registry is 1926)|
|Public Utility||Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas|
|Land Use District||Quasi-Industrial District|
|Legal Restrictions||15m / Category 3 Height Control District, Old Urban Type Aesthetic District, Close View Preservation Zone, Prior Consultation Zone, Distant View Preservation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 3 Regulatory District, Nishijin Special Industrial Disctrict, Designated District based on the Kyomachiya Ordinance, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Residence Attraction Area, Built-up Urban District|
|Building Coverage Ratio||60%|
|Floor Area Ratio||200%|
|Land Category||Residential Land|
|City Planning Act||Urbanization Promotion Area|
|Elementary School||Kashiwano Elementary School (approx. 7 min. walk/491m)|
|Junior High School||Kinugasa Junior High School (approx. 15 min. walk/1160m)|
|Notification According to National Land Utilization Law||Not Required|
|Remarks||※Approx. 1.6sqm setback is required when rebuilding on this land.|
|※Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.|
|※The seller is not liable for any defects.|
|※The property will be handed over as is.|
|Transaction Terms||Hachise as a Broker (Agent commission required when concluding contract)|
|Sales Representative||Aya Kito|
|Information Updated||June 30, 2022|
|Information will be Updated||July 4, 2022|