Japanese Kominka Style Shop in Ohara


Ohara, located at the northern base of Mt. Hiei in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, is a serene countryside surrounded by beautiful mountains, where the idyllic rural landscape has been preserved.
Ohara boasts numerous historic sites, including the ancient nunnery "Jakkoin Temple" with over 1400 years of history and the prestigious Tendai sect temple "Sanzenin". It has long been known as a place of retreat for nobles and devotees seeking solace away from the bustling city, with dignified temples and its ever-changing natural beauty throughout the seasons that have always been a source of healing and inspiration for people's hearts.

Among them, the garden of Sanzenin Temple is the most famous scenic spot in Ohara. With velvety moss covering the ground, the garden presents an enigmatic charm that transforms with the seasons and weather, showcasing cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, autumn foliage, and snow, making it a place of endless fascination.

This time, we'd like to introduce a shop designed with a traditional Japanese Komika-style, situated near the entrance to Sanzenin Temple adorned by a tunnel of vibrant autumn foliage. This property is recommended for those seeking a shop catering to domestic and international tourists, or for those who wish to start a business in this scenic land.

  • Scenic village view

  • Flowing river and cherry blossoms

  • Ohara in Spring

  • Approach to Sanzenin with green maples

  • Gotenmon Gate of Sanzenin

  • Statue on the Oharame's Path

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The "Oharame's Path", which leads to Sanzenin Temple in Ohara, is lined with beautiful autumn foliage along a clear stream, featuring souvenir shops and light food stalls catering to tourists. This property is situated at the entrance of Sanzenin Temple near the "Gotenmon" gate and along the way to Shorinin Temple and Jikkoin Temple. An easily accessible location for visitors to Sanzenin Temple.


Access from Kyoto City is approximately one hour by Kyoto Bus. Upon arriving at the Ohara bus stop, one is greeted by a peaceful rural landscape that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This area truly lives up to its reputation as a tranquil mountain village, providing a serene escape from urban life.



The property features a glass-covered shop area along the approach, with a hall and kitchen used as a dining facility located at the back of the shop. The northern side of the property is bordered by a flowing river, providing a refreshing sound of flowing water when the windows are open. Facing the eastern side of the approach, one can enjoy the view of Sanzenin Temple's stone walls and the vibrant autumn foliage, while the western side offers a picturesque view of Ohara's mountain landscape. This prime location offers a delightful and auspicious setting.



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Property Price 125,000,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
*Sept 28, Under Offer
Type & Conditions Used House (Shop)
Location 23-2 Ohara-Shorinincho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportations approx. 7 min. walk from Kyoto Bus "Ohara Stop"
Land Area 【Registered】363.21sqm
Private Street Area Included N/A
Floor Area 【Registered】1F: 265.99sqm, B1F: 104.07sqm, Total: 370.06sqm
(approx. number)
Building Structure Single Storey Wooden House with Basement
Building Date Unspecifiable
Size Shop with basement
Adjoining Street Street width: 5.76m, Frontage; 17.04m, Direction: East (approx. number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, Propane Gas
Land Use District Non-designated District
Legal Restrictions Scenic District Category 2, Ohara Special Preservation and Improvement District, Preservation Area for Historic Landscape, Distant View Presentation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 1 Regulatory District, Housing Land Development Construction Regulated Area, Preservation Zone
Handover TBD
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 30%
Floor Area Ratio 100%
Land Category Residential Land
Geographical Features Tiered Land
Land Tenure Title
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Elementary & Jr. High School Ohara Elementary & Junior High School (approx. 11 min. walk/850m)
City Planning Act Urbanization Control Area

※This property is located in an urbanization control area. Any reconstruction of buildings must comply with regulations that require the new construction to be of the same scale, use, or other specified criteria as the existing building. New construction other than that is not permitted.
※This property is located in a sediment disaster special alert area. In the case of reconstruction, implement of measures such as retaining wall construction is required to ensure safety of the property and its inhabitants from potential risks.
※The property will be handed over as is.
※This property's site contains stone walls with varied elevations which falls under the escarpment regulations. In the case of reconstruction, retaining wall construction is required to comply with the ordinance and ensure stability and safety on the escarpments or slopes.

Transaction Terms Hachise as a Broker (Agent commission required when concluding contract)
Sales Representatives (EN) Aya Kito / Boa Zhang
(JP) Hiroyasu Fukui
Information Updated May 20, 2024
Information will be Updated June 3, 2024

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