Home of a former
pottery workshop in Imagumano,
known for its Kiyomizu Ware kilns

Nestled on the mountainside, Imagumano, also known as the "slope town" boasts a rare gradient in Kyoto's topography.

The property is surrounded by Kiyomizu Ware kilns, reflecting its craft-oriented history as it once served as a pottery workshop.

Imagumano offers a serene environment with beautiful cherry blossom parks known to locals and proximity to a convenient local shopping street for day-to-day needs - a perfect setting for a slow-paced lifestyle.



Floor Plan


Behind the private pathway, there is a spacious garden and a roofed terrace, making this property unique with the entire ground floor of the main house being a "Doma" (earthen floor).

Although the private pathway, terrace, "Doma" space, and garden seem like disparate elements, with their unknown but boundless potential, they offer the possibility for many exciting uses and ideas.

  • Main House 1F "Doma" Earthen Floor Space

    The entire ground floor of the main house features an earthen floor with shelves along the walls, reminiscent of its past use as a pottery studio. If you wish to use it as an atelier, you can retain the existing shelves and workbenches. Alternatively, if you decide to keep the ground floor as an earthen space, it could serve as an intermediate area for activities like parking bicycles or motorcycles.

  • Main House 2F Retro Style Living Space

    The 2nd floor of the main house exudes a nostalgic atmosphere with a touch of Showa-era retro charm. The 2 rooms can be flexibly divided or left open, providing versatile options for room configuration. The kitchen has an L-shaped layout with a stove and workspace, creating a spacious kitchen area.

  • Terrace Covered Outdoor Space

    With a roof over the terrace, it provides protection from harsh summer sunlight, rain, and snow. This space can serve multiple purposes - from a laundry area to a place for planters, relaxation with chairs or hammocks, or even as a storage area for materials if left mostly untouched.

  • Garden Spacious & Sunny Garden

    The expansive garden stretches from east to west. The northern side, currently used as a parking area, offers excellent sunlight due to the absence of tall buildings. The garden has limitless potential - whether for outdoor hobbies, sports practice, training, a dog run, or even keeping animals like goats or donkeys. How would you like to utilize the boundless potential of this garden?



Nestled near the mountains, Imagumano offers an ever-changing scenery reflecting the four seasons of Higashiyama, allowing residents to fully enjoy the early arrival of each season. A bit away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this area is attractive for its quiet and leisurely lifestyle.
While it might seem a bit distant from the central areas on the map, having a bicycle makes it easy to reach places like Tofukuji Station and Kyoto Station. Within a 10-minute walk, Imagumano Shopping Street provides access to local shops and supermarkets for convenient daily shopping.
Moreover, within walking distance, you'll find the sizable "Japanese Red Cross Society Kyoto Daiichi Hospital", providing reassurance in case of emergencies.

~ access from the nearest bus stop ~

Buses departing and arriving at the nearest bus stop, "Imagumano Stop", cover a wide area including Kyoto Station, Gion-Shijo, Shijo-Kawaramachi, Shijo-Karasuma, Okazaki, and Marutamachi. This extensive bus network makes it highly convenient for commuting within the city.

Kyoto City Bus "Imagumano Stop"
(Ext. link / Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau)

Imaginary Plan

Introducing our "imaginary plan" that envisions a renovation utilizing the spacious garden and terrace. This dream-filled plan is packed with ideas and possibilities unique to this property, including a pottery studio, gallery, shared farm, and a space for enjoying BBQ. Take a moment to explore this plan while letting your imagination run wild, envisioning life in this space.


  • 1Pottery Studio & Classroom

    The 1st floor of the main house, utilizing the earthen floor that once served as a pottery studio, is transformed into a "space of creation" suitable for a ceramics classroom or personal studio, focusing on Kyoto's Kiyomizu Ware. The layout is designed to maintain the owner's privacy by segregating the water facilities for studio users. The 2nd floor is then envisioned as a private space exclusively for the owner. With separate toilet and shower spaces, the building can also function seamlessly as a live-work unit.

  • 2Terrace & Kiln

    To facilitate the firing of works created in the studio, a kiln is placed on the terrace. The expansive garden is designated as a shared farm that allows users to cook with freshly harvested vegetables in the adjacent outdoor space or on the terrace. This facility is designed to offer an experience where individuals can cook using vegetables they've grown and enjoy them in dishes crafted from their own pottery. Transforming this space into a venue for casual agricultural experiences and creative activities could be an exciting proposition.

-Please note-

1. The illustrations shown are for illustrative purposes only. The above plan is an example of renovation.

2. This property is NOT sold under renovated conditions.

3. We can offer introductions of architects, designers and renovation contractors.

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Property Price 13,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
*Nov 13, Under Offer
Type & Conditions Used house
Location 80, 80-15 Imagumano-Minamihiyoshicho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Transportations approx. 9 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Imagumano Stop"
approx. 18 min. walk from Keihan mainline, JR Nara-line "Tofukuji Sta."
Floor Area 【Registered】297.80sqm
Private Street Area Included N/A
Land Area 【Registered】1F: 37.24sqm, 2F: 35.49sqm, Total: 72.73sqm
(Subsidairy building)Toilet/Single storey wooden house/1.75sqm
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable
Size 2 Rooms + Kitchen + Roofed Terrace + Garden
Adjoining Street Street width: 4.10m, Frontage: 1.59m, Direction: East (approx. number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Quasi-Industrial District
Legal Restrictions 15m / Category 3 Height Control District, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Piedmont Aesthetic District, Outdoor Advertisement Category 2 Regulatory District, Residence Attraction Area, Housing Land Development Construction Regulated Area, Established Urban Area
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 60%
Floor Area Ratio 200%
Land Category Residential Land
Geographical Features Sloping Land
Land Tenure Title
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Elementary & Junior High School Higashiyama Izumi Elementary & Junior High School (west campus: approx. 15 min. walk/1.14km, east campus: approx. 13 min. walk/1km)
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
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
※Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
※Furniture shown in photos is not included in the property price.
※The property will be handed over as is.
※The roofed terrace is currently unregistered in the record.
※This property is regulated by the Kyoto City escarpment regulations.
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Seller (No agent commission required)
Sale Representatives (EN) Aya Kito / Boa Zhang / Kae Motokado / Ren Tamai
(JP) Yu Murata
Information Updated Dec 11, 2023
Information will be Updated Dec 18, 2023