Japanese Inn by Shimabara Gate
a town with a rich history
Shimabara was the first officially licensed Hanamachi Geisha district in Japan. At the end of the Edo period, Saigo Takamori, Sakamoto Ryoma, and the Shinsengumi were frequent visitors. It gradually declined and is now a residential area, but the Shimabara Omon Gate, Wachigaiya, and Sumiya retain vestiges of their former days as a Hanamachi.
Shimabara Omon is the gateway to Shimabara, surrounded by a wall. The "Mikaeri-yanagi" willow next to the gate is a reminder of those days and has become a landmark that attracts many tourists.
The property is located in a very interesting location right next to Shimabara Omon and used to be a guesthouse. You may continue to operate it as an accommodation facility or use it as a store or office. The property is also close to the central district of Kyoto and JR Kyoto Station, making it a convenient place to live.
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The building is designed with a Japanese taste. The Tatami room on 1F has a round window, which is commonly used in traditional Japanese architecture. The Shimabara Omon Gate glimpsed through the round window is sure to be a tasteful sight. This property has a small garden where you can enjoy the four seasons through the flowers and plants in the garden.
The Shimabara area is a mix of old and new, with the former Hanamachi as its starting point, and has been bustling with new life in recent years. The central wholesale market, which supports Kyoto's food, is also adjacent to the area, and you can take a stroll outside the market.
Down south is the Umekoji area, which was developed as a project to commemorate the 1200th anniversary of the founding of the Heian Capital. The area also serves as a new sub-gate for sightseeing in Kyoto. Near the new JR Umekoji Kyoto-Nishi Station, which opened in March 2019, you can find the Kyoto Railway Museum, Kyoto Aquarium, and other tourist spots. A district with many attractions for both children and adults of all ages to enjoy.
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|Property Price||59,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)|
|Type & Conditions||Used House (One of 2 terraced houses)|
|Location||123-1, 123-2 Nishishinyashiki-Nakayacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto|
|Transportations||Approx. 8 min. walk from JR Sanin-line "Tambabashi Sta."|
|Approx. 9 min. walk from JR Sanin-line "Umekoji Kyoto-Nishi Sta."|
|Approx. 6 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Shimabaraguchi Stop"|
|Private Street Area Included||N/A|
|Floor Area||【Registered】1F: 30.65sqm, 2F: 23.82sqm, Total: 54.47sqm|
|Building Structure||Two Storey Wooden House|
|Size||2 Rooms + Living-Dining-Kitchen + Garden|
|Adjoining Street||Street Width: 4.84m (public road), Frontage: 9.24m, Direction: South (approx. number)|
|Building Date||Nov 1985|
|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, Distant View Preservation Zone, Prior Consultation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 4 Regulatory District, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Urban Development Attraction Area, Residence Attraction Area, Built-up Urban District|
|Building Coverage Ratio||80%|
|Floor Area Ratio||290%（400%）|
|Land Category||Residential Land|
|City Planning Act||Urbanization Promotion Area|
|Elementary School||Umekoji Elementary School (approx. 8 min. walk/569m)|
|Junior High School||Shimogyo Junior High School (approx. 18 min. walk/1,410m)|
|Notification According to National Land Utilization Law||Not Required|
|Remarks||※Furniture shown in the photos is not included in the property price.|
|※This property is available for guesthouse and inn.|
|※New owner needs to renew Inn business licenses before operation.|
|※The property will be handed over as is.|
|※Renovated by seller in Jan 2020.
Renovation works done: Replaced roof, Repainted exterior walls, Refurbished interior, Renewed fittings (exterior/interior), Renewed water plumbing products (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, basin, etc.), Installation of floor heating system, Gardening, etc.
|Transaction Terms||Hachise as a Broker (Agent commission required when concluding contract)|
|Sales Representatives||Boa Zhang|
|Information Updated||Dec 11, 2023|
|Information will be Updated||Dec 18, 2023|