Azure Machiya Beyond the Tunnel Alley

Azure Machiya Beyond the Tunnel Alley

Azure Machiya Beyond the Tunnel Alley Azure Machiya Beyond the Tunnel Alley

A Kyomachiya Hidden in a
Tranquil Tunnel Alley


Every time I visit Kyoto,
My heart flutters at the sight
Of winding alleys and hidden paths.
But among them, there's a particular passage,
"Tunnel Alley," that piques my curiosity.

Bending down a little, I step forward,
And my heart races with excitement.

Soon, a row of quaint Machiyas appears.
A place where ancient tales come alive.

In the longed-for, secret Tunnel Alley,
Stands a serene and charming Machiya.
Its tranquility soothes my soul,
A sanctuary where I find inner peace.

In a place that exudes a timeless aura,
For those who seek the joy of everyday living.

Azure Machiya Beyond the Tunnel Alley



This is a 72 sqm-large Kyomachiya with a 3K+loft layout. On the 1F, the kitchen and living room are arranged on the north and south respectively with a staircase hall in between which skillfully divides the spaces. The use of wooden-framed glass doors as partitions allow natural light to flow in, creating a bright and spacious overall impression. With the 2 areas gently connected, the floor is able to maintain well-defined zoning without feeling cramped. Moreover, both the kitchen and living room are equipped with floor heating, ensuring gentle warmth throughout the rooms even on cold winter days.

On the 2F, there are a bright Western-style room and a chic Japanese-style room. Each room is equipped with closets/storage, enhancing the convenience of everyday life. Additionally, there is a loft above the staircase hall that offers additional storage space, a versatile design that adapts to various lifestyles.

Featuring gray interior walls that shift in shades and soothing-hued fittings with a subtle accent of "azure", this traditional townhouse with a combination of a modern and refined ambiance is perfect for those seeking a tranquil retreat in the heart of Kyoto.

  • skylight embracing abundant light

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    At the top of the open staircase, there is a skylight that captures ample natural light. Despite its location on a backstreet, the large glass allows abundant sunlight to flood the interior, creating a bright and cozy atmosphere. The square skylight frames the blue sky like a kaleidoscope, showcasing various expressions depending on the season and time of day, reminiscent of an ever-changing wonder.
    With the presence of the skylight, the interior is filled with natural light, creating an open and inviting space where one can enjoy a comfortable everyday life.

  • glass partitions for an airy ambience

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    On the 1F, refined glass partitions are used to create a visually connected yet adequately divided space. The stylish glass doors not only offer a modern touch but also add depth to the overall space visually. Even when the partitions are closed, one can feel the other family members in the living room on the other side of the glass, providing an environment conducive to communication while performing daily tasks.

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  • the loft like a secret base

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    On the 2F, there is a loft space of approx. 1.8 Tatami mats in size. This loft can be used as storage for seasonal items, a cozy area for afternoon naps, or a place to showcase your favorite books and collections. From the loft, you can gaze at the skylight above the staircase, making it feel like you're in a special adult's secret hideaway. Additionally, the space behind the display shelves provides storage for the loft ladder, keeping it neatly tucked away when not in use.

  • a garden with traditional ambience

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    The Tsuboniwa garden, adorned with garden stones and seasonal plantings, encapsulates the essence of Japanese aesthetics while cherishing the beauty of nature. Despite its modest size, it offers a sense of serenity and joy with its changing beauty throughout the four seasons. Additionally, having a Tsuboniwa in a Machiya ensures proper ventilation and natural light, allowing you to experience the wisdom and ingenuity of our ancestors.

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  • elegantly modern Tatami room

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    This Tatami room exudes elegance and serenity, enhanced by the dark gray walls that provide a sense of refinement and unity to the space. Recessed lights in the wall niches add to the room's charm, and with your preferred interior design, you can create an even more refined atmosphere. Delight in the blend of modernity and traditional Japanese aesthetics, and immerse yourself in the grace of "wabi-sabi" in a modern way. This special space reflects Japan's sense of beauty.


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Stylish-designed Fire Extinguisher byHatsuta Seisakusho

For disaster preparedness, how about keeping a fire extinguisher on hand, just in case? The stylishly designed fire extinguishers offered by Hatsuta Seisakusho feature artistic designs that seamlessly blend into your living space, adding a touch of style.
You can view them during our open house events as well.

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This is a tourist area in the southern Higashiyama Ward renowned for its autumn foliage, surrounded by many attractions such as Tofukuji Temple and Sennyuji Temple.
The property is conveniently located just a short walk (approx. 2 minutes) from Tofukuji Station, where JR and Keihan lines intersect. This provides easy access to both Kyoto City and Osaka.

Within a 5-minute walk (approx. 350m) from the property, you will find Imakumano Shopping Street.
This bustling street spans from Shichijo to Kujo on Higashioji Street and is home to dozens of shops, ranging from 24-hour supermarkets to local butcher shops and greengrocers. Last year, it also welcomed "Mirakumano," a community space and rental gallery where you can take a closer look at the local culture and history.
Not only is it convenient for daily shopping, but it also allows you to experience the atmosphere of a traditional downtown shopping district. It's an area where you can fully immerse yourself in the local charm, interact with the residents, and savor the unique appeal of the neighborhood.

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Tofukuji Station

A convenient 2-way access point where Keihan Railway and JR lines converge. Not only it is one stop from Kyoto Station but it also provides convenient commutation to Osaka and Shiga.

Tofukuji Temple

Renowned for its beautiful autumn foliage, the temple is home to three bridges: Gaunkyo, Tsutenkyo, and Engetsukyo, collectively known as "Tofukuji Sanmei Bridges,"(3 famous bridges of Tofukuji) which are loved by visitors.

Sennyuji Temple

Enshrines the Kannon statue of Yang Guifei, one of the Three Great Beauties of the World, Sennyuji Temple is called the "temple for becoming beautiful." It is also known as a popular power spot for women.

Dragon Burger

A burger shop offers unique and voluminous burgers made with Japanese pickles, Kyoto vegetables, and a sauce mixed with white miso, creatively capturing the essence of Kyoto.

Shinkumano Shrine

A shrine founded by Emperor Go-Shirakawa. The majestic 800-year-old camphor tree, known as "Daikusu-san," within the shrine's premises showcases its stunning presence.

Gebecken Sennyuji Store

A bakery that presents a variety of bread made with Kyoto water. The selection includes around 70 different types of bread, and their pastry chef's handmade cakes, puddings, and baked sweets are also worth trying.

Fresco Imakumano Store

A convenient 24-hour supermarket where you can easily purchase daily necessities at any time.

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Property Price 44,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD) **Sep. 2, Under Offer
Type & Conditions Used House (Kyomachiya/One of 4-terraced houses)
Location 222-6 Honmachi-Junichome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Transportations approx. 2 min. walk from JR Nara-line/Keihan mainline "Tofukuji Sta."
approx. 4 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Tofukuji Stop"
Land Area 【Registered】51.87sqm
【Actual\Measured by Surveyors】approx. 45.83sqm
Private Street Area Included approx. 5.60sqm
Land Area 【Registered】1F: 36.96sqm, 2F: 34.36sqm, Total: 71.32sqm
【Actual/Tape measured】
1F: 37.84sqm, 2F: 34.31sqm, Total: 72.15sqm (+Loft: 2.97sqm)
(approx. number / Including unregistered area)
Building Structure Two-Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable (the earliest record in the closed registry is Apr 1910)
Size 3 Rooms + Kitchen + Loft + Garden
Adjoining Street Street width: 1.48m~1.49m (private street/not a road in law), Frontage: 4.36m, Direction: South (approx. number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District (within 25m of the west side road boundary of Honmachi St.)【A】Neighborhood Commercial District
(outside 25m of the west side road boundary of Honmachi St.)【B】Category 1 Residential District
Legal Restriction 【A】15m / Category 3 Height Control District, Old Urban Type Aesthetic District
【B】15m / Category 2 Height Control District, Urban Type Aesthetic Formation District
【A、B in common】Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Close View Preservation Zone, Distant View Preservation Zone, Prior Consultation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 3 Regulatory District, Outdoor Advertisement Railway Adjacent Area as stated in Advertisement Category regulation 11-1-6, Residence Attraction Area, Established Urban Area
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 【A】80% 【B】60%
Floor Area Ratio 【A、B in common】200%
Land Category Residential Land
Geographical Features Flatland
Land Tenure Title
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Elementary & Jr. High School Higashiyama Izumi Elementary & Junior High School
(approx. 3 min. walk/240m to west campus / approx. 11 min. walk/880m to east campus)
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Renovations Fully renovated by Hachise in Apr 2023
Renovation works done: Renewed water plumbing products (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, basin, etc.), Repaired & repainted exterior walls, Renewed exterior & interior fittings, Interior refurbishments, Replaced flooring materials, Installation of floor heating system, Gardening, etc.
Remarks ※This property is unrebuildable. You cannot rebuild any architectural structure on this land when the existing one is demolished or collapsed. ≫Read more about rebuilding prohibited lands
※This property has obtained Kyo-machiya profile.
※The adjacent property on the east side is currently being renovated by Hachise.
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Seller (No agent commission required)
Sales Representative Boa Zhang
Information Updated Sept 25, 2023
Information will be Updated Oct 2, 2023

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