Machiya with a private alley at Gosho south

Gosho South, a quiet town with abundant greenery

This property is located in a quiet residential area with preserved scenery around Kyoto Gyoen (Imperial Palace). Here you can enjoy the beautiful cityscape with greenery. Behind the property is a sports ground park. Imagine living a quiet life in a house like a hideaway in an alley.


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At the front of the property is a store space, with an earthen floor that runs from the entrance to the back that connects the garden. This layout preserves the typical construction of a traditional Machiya, where both work and residence spaces are fused, yet separated. In tradition, Machiya is a functional building that distinguishes "shop" and "residence"; the farther you go from the entrance, the stronger the privacy of the house owner is secured.
Not only the building itself is well preserved, but it is also nice to have a park behind it. A property where you can relax without being affected by pedestrians throughout the day.


―Renovation Plan―

Let's imagine what it would be like to have such a house and such a lifestyle.

-Please note-
1.The illustrations and photos shown are for illustrative purposes only. The above plans are examples of renovation.
2.This property is NOT sold under renovated conditions.
3.Please contact us for introductions of architects, designers and renovation contractors.


The Gosho south area, located to the south of Kyoto Gyoen (Imperial Palace), was home to many craftsmen during the Edo period. Up to now, many traditional shops such as Kyoto doll shops, pottery shops, and furniture shops, still remain. Ebisugawa St., which runs north of the property, is also known as an "interior street" with furniture stores, Scandinavian antique shops, handicraft tool shops, etc.
While it is convenient to walk to Keihan railway and subway stations, the Shijo-Kawaramachi district where commercial facilities are gathered is also within walking distance. A convenient area blessed with a natural living environment where you can feel the greenery of the Gosho and Kamo River.



Property Price 83,000,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD *Oct 26, Under Offer
Type & Conditions Used House (Kyomachiya)
Location 654-1 Nijodori-Yanaginobanbahigashiiru Seimeicho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportation Approx. 9 min. walk from Subway Karasuma-line "Karasuma-Oike Sta." Exit 1
Approx. 10 min. walk from Subway Tozai-line "Kyoto City Hall Sta." Exit 3
Land Area 【Registered】116.49sqm
Private Street Area Included N/A
Floor Area 【Registered】1F:54.54sqm, 2F:37.35sqm, Total:91.89sqm
【Actual/Tape measured】1F:71.38sqm, 2F:62.34sqm, Total:133.7sqm (approx. number)
※Including unregistered area
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Size 6 Rooms + Kitchen + Shop + Service room + Garden
Adjoining Street Street width: 6.7m (public street), Frontage: 1.8m, Direction: South (approx. number)
Building Date Unspecifiable (The earliest record in the closed registry is Sept 1927)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Commercial District
Legal Restrictions 15m / Category 4 Height Control District, Old Urban Type Aesthetic District, Close View Preservation Zone, Prior Consultation Zone, Distant View Preservation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 4 Regulatory District, City Central Parking Lot Development District, Work and Residence Coexistence Special Use District, Designated District based on the Kyomachiya Ordinance, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Urban Development Attraction Area, Residence Attraction Area, Built-up Urban District
Building Coverage Ratio 80%
Floor Area Ratio 400%
Handover TBD
Current Situation Vacant
Land Category Residential Land
Land Tenure Title
Geographical Features Flatland
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Elementary School Goshominami Elementary School (approx. 5 min. walk/362m)
Junior High School Kyoto Oike Junior High School (approx. 6 min. walk/410m)
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Remarks ※This property is unrebuildable. You cannot rebuild any architectural structure on this land when the existing one is demolished or collapsed. » Check here for more about rebuilding prohibited lands
However, there is a possibility of obtaining certification under Article 43, Paragraph 2 of the Building Standard Law, and if certification is obtained, the property may be reconstructed as a dedicated residence only.
※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 (EN) Aya Kito/Boa Zhang
(JP) Hiroyasu Fukui
Information Updated Dec 11, 2023
Information will be Updated Dec 18, 2023
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