Introducing an unrenovated house located to the east of Genbu Shrine in Murasakino, Kita Ward.
This house is conveniently situated just a 3-minute walk from the 3rd bus stop, "Horikawa-Kuramaguchi", departing from the Kitaoji Bus Terminal.

While the nearest train station is Kuramaguchi Station, the house's appeal lies in its accessibility to destinations such as Kitaoji Station and Kamo River via bicycle.

area map

The surrounding area of this property is incredibly convenient, with supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores nearby. You'll find stylish and delicious restaurants along Kuramaguchi Street, the historical streets around Daikakuji Temple, and the charming Shin-Omiya Shopping Street, where you can experience the daily life of the locals and get a sense of Kyoto up close. Exploring different shops based on your shopping needs is one of the unique pleasures of this area.

In both spring and autumn, Daikakuji Temple hosts special open days, allowing you to enjoy its beauty and tranquility throughout the seasons, adding to the allure of this neighborhood.

※For Kyoto City Bus "Horikawa Kuramaguchi" stop timetables, please visit this link (external link).


Sarasa Nishijin (approx. 6-min. walk/430m)

This unique cafe was renovated from a public bathhouse called "Fujinomori Onsen", which unfortunately closed its doors in 1999.


Kenkun Shrine (approx. 7-min. walk/510m)

The surrounding Funaoka Hill, where Kenkun Shrine is located, offers a gentle hiking trail.


Horikawa Seseragi Park (approx. 8-min. walk/580m)

This serene park in the heart of the city is known for its peaceful atmosphere. In autumn, the ginkgo leaves beautifully change color, creating a golden tunnel-like scenery.


Sekaibunko (approx. 8-min. walk/625m)

This bookstore is owned by a designer who is also an artist and poet. Housed in a renovated former factory, the space is elegantly unified in white, reflecting the owner's meticulous taste.


Funaoka Onsen (approx. 8-min. walk/640m)

This public bathhouse is designated as a cultural asset, featuring an impressive Karahafu-style roof, vibrant Majolica tiles in the interior, sculptures of Kurama-Tengu, and intricately designed transom windows, all representing the charm of the Taisho and Showa eras.


MG Kuramaguchi Shop (approx. 10-min. walk/770m)

Located near Funaoka Hill and Funaoka Onsen, this supermarket has a parking lot. It operates from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM.


Kulala Howdy (approx. 12-min. walk/900m)

This community-oriented supermarket is situated above Kuramaguchi Station on the subway. It offers a wide range of products, including meat, fresh fish, dried goods, poultry, a greengrocer, and a river fish shop.


Aeon Mall Kitaoji (approx. 14-min. walk/1070m)

It houses various stores such as Uniqlo, Nitori, MUJI, Ogaki Bookstore, restaurants, and a supermarket, providing convenient shopping experiences.


Kamogawa Riverside (approx. 18-min. walk/1400m)

This area offers the beauty of each season, attracting locals for leisurely walks and jogging, making it a beloved spot for the community.



renovation plan

We have created a renovation plan and image illustrations that infuse a sense of nostalgia with a touch of modernity, making this home feel like a cozy cafe where you can't help but linger.
Our vision is to enhance your everyday life and hobbies, stimulating your imagination.

Inspired by the ambiance of Murasakino and the nearby Sei Shonagon's Grave, this renovation plan is designed with literature and music enthusiasts in mind. We've transformed the initial 4.5 mats Tatami room right by the entrance into a salon-like space, envisioning it as a gathering place for your friends to form new connections and enjoy each other's company.

※Murasakino: Named after Murasaki Shikibu, a renowned Japanese author famous for "The Tale of Genji", a classic in Japanese literature. The area gets its name from the presence of Murasaki Shikibu's grave. (*Note: There are different opinions on the origin of the name.)


For the exterior, we've opted for a grayish paint finish, complemented by wooden fixtures and charming retro outdoor lamps above the entrance. This gives the house a "retro-modern" aesthetic, preserving the nostalgia while considering modern living comfort. We've aimed for a warm and inviting appearance that makes you feel like you've stepped into a quaint cafe.

1F Salon

The space next to the entrance is designed as an area where you can invite friends over. The north-facing window will be expanded in height to allow direct access to the terrace, creating an incredibly open and inviting atmosphere. Additionally, by removing the sliding door that separates the dining area, a more integrated space that can accommodate small gatherings or parties can be created.

2F Study (6-mat Tatami Room)

While preserving the existing layout and fixtures, we've focused on creating a comfortable space while keeping interior costs manageable. The room on the north side, offering a view of the trees from the neighboring apartment complex, can serve as a study or a home office for your writing endeavors. It's a space designed for relaxation and work.


On the 1F, we aimed to relocate the toilet to the interior and create a garden on the south side. By shortening the 2F balcony, more sunlight can be streamed in, which helps transform the bathroom into a bright and scenic oasis.
The 2F offers excellent ventilation and an airy atmosphere, making it a delightful place to unwind. You can enjoy coffee by the Kamo River during work breaks.


1. The illustrations and photos shown are for illustrative purposes only. The above plans are examples of renovation.

2. Please contact us for introductions of architects, designers and renovation contractors.

3. This property is NOT sold under renovated conditions.


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Property Price
16,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Type & Conditions
Used House
8-44, 5-2 Murasakino-Miyanishicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto
approx. 3 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Horikawa-Kuramaguchi Stop"
approx. 13 min. walk from Subway Karasuma-line "Kuramaguchi Sta." Exit 2
Land Area
Private Street Area Included
approx. 2.53sqm
Floor Area
【Registered】1F: 26.49sqm, 2F: 25.66sqm, Total: 52.15sqm
【Actual/Tape measured】1F: 30.43sqm, 2F: 25.99sqm, Total 56.42sqm
(approx. number) ※Including unregistered area
Building Structure
Two-Storey Wooden House
Building Date
June 1961
3 Rooms + Dining-Kitchen
Adjoining Street
Street width: 3.7m~3.8m (2nd clause road), Frontage: 4.75m, Direction: North (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, Old Urban Type Aesthetic District, Close View Presentation Zone, Distant View Presentation Zone, Prior Consultation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 3 Regulatory District, Nishijin Special Industrial District, Residence Attraction Area, Established Urban Area
Current Situation
Building Coverage Ratio
Floor Area Ratio
Land Category
Residential Land
Land Tenure
Geographical Features
City Planning Act
Urbanization Promotion Area
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law
Not Required
Elementary School
Murasakino Elementary School (approx. 8 min. walk/580m)
Junior High School
Karaku Junior High School (approx. 19 min. walk/1450m)
※approx. 0.59sqm setback.
※The property will be handed over as is.
※Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
※Furniture shown in photos is not included in the property price.
Transaction Terms
Hachise as a Seller (No agent commission required)
Sales Representatives
(EN) Aya Kito / Boa Zhang
(JP) Tomohiko Kubotera
Information Updated
Dec 11, 2023
Information will be Updated
Dec 18, 2023

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