a house that colors the days (Murasakino-Higashigoshotencho, Kita Ward)


Located in Kyoto's Kita Ward, Shimei Street is a picturesque tree-lined avenue adorned with large Ginkgo and Keyaki trees. During autumn, this avenue transforms into a stunning golden canopy. Nestled in the organized neighborhood just north of this charming Shimei Street is the Kyomachiya we are introducing today.

While it remains in its original, unrenovated state, the interior of this Machiya is relatively well-maintained. Here, you may unlock the true essence of this building, tailor renovations to your preferences, and retain the building's inherent charm. Embark on a renovation project that aligns with your needs and desires, and create a lifestyle that complements your everyday life.


On the 2nd floor, there are 2 Japanese-style rooms separated by sliding doors, which can be used as a couple's bedroom. This partition allows for individual privacy while still promoting family communication. Additionally, the 6-mat Tatami room next to the kitchen can be transformed into a cozy Japanese-style living room or a practical living-dining area with flooring. Furthermore, the retro Western-style room facing the garden can serve as a home library or a hobby space.



home with a garage

plan with a garage
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Given the spacious front road and the prevalence of homes with garages in the neighborhood, this plan involves reducing a portion of the existing structure to create a garage. Due to the misalignment of the walls on the 1st and 2nd floors, careful consideration has been made in this redesigned layout. This layout creates a spacious living-dining-kitchen area with an island kitchen, allowing you to enjoy the garden from various points through the porch.
On the 2nd floor, the space has been divided into a master bedroom and a Western-style room, designed to accommodate a family of 3 comfortably.

home with an office

plan with an office
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For those who work from home, a small office has been positioned on the roadside in this plan. The office offers views of the front garden and can also serve as a reception area. To address the typically dim entrance, a double-height ceiling has been introduced to allow light to enter from above. The compact combined dining-living room with a large opening seamlessly connects to the garden which cleverly eliminates any sense of confinement. A covered bench has been added to the deck area, providing a comfortable space to relax and enjoy coffee even on rainy days.
On the 2nd floor, the space is divided into a master bedroom and a traditional Japanese room, with consideration for accommodating a family of 4. Additionally, a second toilet has been installed near the stairs on the 2nd floor, enhancing daily living convenience.


  • The illustrations and photos shown are for illustrative purposes only. The above plans are examples of renovation.
  • The property is not for sale with renovation conditions and does not include furniture or other utensils.
  • Please feel free to contact us for introductions of architects, designers and renovation contractors.



This property is conveniently situated just an 11-minute walk from Kyoto's north-south-running Subway Karasuma Line's "Kitaoji Station", providing easy access to the city center. The station is also adjacent to the Aeon Mall Kitaoji, making shopping convenient. Additionally, it's only a 2-minute walk to the city bus stop "Kitaoji Horikawa", offering two-way access for added convenience.
Despite its peaceful residential surroundings, this area boasts proximity to individual shops, supermarkets, and the ward office, making it a comfortable and convenient place to live. Furthermore, there are numerous educational facilities in the vicinity; a great location for families with children.

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Property Price 29,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Type & Conditions Used House (Kyomachiya/One of 2 terraced houses)
Location 4-6 Murasakino-Higashigoshodencho, Kita Ward, Kyoto
Transportations approx. 10 min. walk from Subway Karasuma-line "Kuramaguchi Sta." Exit 2
approx. 11 min. walk from Subway Karasuma-line "Kitaoji Sta.2 Exit 2
approx. 2 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus/Kyoto Bus "Kitaoji-Horikawa Stop"
Land Area 【Registered】61.32sqm
Private Street Area Included N/A
Floor Area 【Registered】1F: 46.11sqm, 2F: 35.50sqm, Total: 81.61sqm
【Actual/Tape measured】1F: 48.88sqm, 2F: 35.13sqm, Total: 84.01sqm
※Including unregistered area
Building Structure Two-Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable ※The earliest record in the house evaluation report is 1920
Size 4 Rooms + Kitchen + Garden
Adjoining Street Street width: 6m (public road), Frontage: 4.97m, Direction: South (approx. number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Category 1 Low-Rise Exclusive Residential District
Legal Restrictions 10m / Height Control District, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Urban Type Aesthetic Formation District, Distant View Presentation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 2 Regulatory District, Residence Attraction Area, Established Urban Area, The minimum size of land area is regulated as 80sqm if divided.
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 60%
Floor Area Ratio 100%
Land Category Residential Land
Geographical Features Flatland
Land Tenure Title
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Elementary School Murasakino Elementary School (approx. 11 min. walk/810m)
Junior High School Karaku Junior High School (approx. 22 min. walk/1,700m)
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Remarks ※Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
※The property will be handed over as is.
※Furniture shown in photos is not included in the property price.
※This property is designated to be purchased through PLUS Co. Ltd.'s brokerage. The Buyer therefore is required to pay agent commission when concluding contract.
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Seller
Sales Representative Aya Kito
Information Updated Dec 11, 2023
Information will be Updated Dec 18, 2023