Work-Live Adjacent Kyomachiyas in Nishijin
a large Kyomachiya with a heritage traced back to the Meiji Era, suitable for business use
combining the convenience of workplace and residence with a separate dwelling in the back for privacy
The Misenoma, immediately accessible upon entry, holds diverse possibilities such as a shop or gallery. Functioning as the face of the property, it invokes the history of Nishijin and brings new potential to the property.
Spacious "Misenoma" Shopfront
A corridor-style earthen floor traditionally used with shoes on. This space once served as a kitchen with an "Okudo-san" (stove). With openings above, soft light filters through, creating gentle shadows.
Traditional "Tooriniwa" Corridor
A decorative structure seen in Kyomachiyas built since the Taisho era, accentuating the 2nd-floor eaves. It generously utilizes the space beneath the large roof.
Wooden "Kashikizukuri" Eaves
A special space evoking hidden charm. The high ceilings make it ideal for unique purposes like a private wine bar, coffee roasting room, or even a sound-insulated space such as a home theater, music practice room, or a focused study area.
The removal of ceiling boards reveals the beautifully crafted roof truss structure with supporting beams, creating a lofty and expansive space. Pay special attention to the "Goronbo" beam, which has supported the roof for over a century.
Traditional Roof Truss Structure
Several "Tokonoma" alcoves featuring traditional Japanese designs are retained within the property. The dignified atmosphere they exude creates a unique ambiance that can only be experienced here.
Stately "Tokonoma" alcoves
With 2 adjacent Kyomachiyas with a spacious layout featuring multiple rooms, there are versatile possibilities such as combining the 2 buildings to create a large unified space, or utilizing the northern building for business purposes and the southern one for residence which promotes a harmonious work-life balance. Leveraging the traditional structure of a Kyomachiya, it is well-suited for purposes like a gallery-cum-studio, a photography studio, or an office.
The current interior has been dismantled, offering the opportunity to inspect the structural condition of this old-fashioned building.
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Nishijin, thriving since ancient times as a town renowned for textiles, embodies the concept of "Shokuju Coexistence" - living-cum-working house.
Situated in the northwest part of Kyoto City, encompassing areas predominantly in Kamigyo Ward and Kita Ward, Nishijin is synonymous with the birthplace of the world-renowned craft, Nishijin-ori textiles.
The roots of Nishijin's textile industry trace back to the Heian period. The name "Nishijin", literally referred to as "west camp" in Japanese, originated during the Onin War in the mid-Muromachi period when the headquarters of the Western forces were located there.
After the war, artisans who had fled returned, establishing small houses with weaving facilities, and Nishijin-ori flourished.
Nishijin paints a quintessential Kyoto landscape with traditional Machiyas scattered across the area where the sounds of weaving machines still resonate like ambient life music.
While it may seem to carry an air of formality to some, the area is witnessing a fusion of tradition and youthful energy. In 2019, Kyoto City formulated the "Regional Revitalization Vision of Nishijin", contributing to an increase in businesses operated by the younger generation in the vicinity.
Within approx. a 500-meter radius from the property, you'll find the historic Nishijin-Senbon Shopping Street, Kitano Shopping Street, and the charming Hanamachi Geisha district "Kamishichiken". This location is not only convenient for daily living but also offers great opportunities for business.
Furthermore, as Nishijin has long been a city of craftsmanship, the area can be envisioned as a hub for creators who seek a residence and a space for creative activities.
Seamlessly weaving together the charm of its traditional streets with the contemporary vibrancy of youthful establishments, Nishijin makes a captivating and dynamic neighborhood.
|49,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
*Feb 26, Under Offer
|Type & Conditions
|Used House (Kyomachiya)
|391-1 Senbondori-Motoseiganjisagaru Matsuyacho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto
|approx. 3 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Senbon-Imadegawa Stop"
|approx. 23 min. walk from Subway Karasuma-line "Imadegawa Sta." Exit 6
|【Actual/Measured by surveyors】approx. 136.98sqm
|Private Street Area Included
|【Registered】[North building (house no.28)] 1F: 58.87sqm, 2F: 57.38sqm. Total: 116.25sqm Subsidiary building: Toilet/Single storey wooden house/3.07sqm
【Registered】[South building (house no.29)] 1F: 28.89sqm, 2F: 21.09sqm, Total: 49.98sqm
|【Actual/Measured by surveyors】[North building (house no.28)] 1F: 73.90sqm, 2F: 66.12sqm, Total: 140.02sqm Basement: approx. 10.56sqm
【Actual/Measured by surveyors】[South building (house no.29)] 1F: 41.75sqm, 2F: 22.66sqm, Total: 64.41sqm
※Including unregistered area
|Two Storey Wooden House
|Both buildings: Unspecifiable (the earliest record in the house evaluation report is 1917
|(North building) 6 Rooms + Kitchen + Garden / (South building) 4 Rooms + Kitchen
|[North building (house no.28)] Street width: 4.39m～4.47m, Frontage: 6.76m, Direction: North (approx. number)
|Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
|Land Use District
|15m / Category 3 Height Control District, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Old Urban Type Aesthetic District, Distant View Presentation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 3 Regulatory District, Nishijin Special Industrial District, Residence Attraction Area, Established Urban Area
|Building Coverage Ratio
|Floor Area Ratio
|Notification According to National Land Utilization Law
|Kenryu Elementary School (approx. 19 min. walk/1,450m)
|Junior High School
|Karaku Junior High School (approx. 19 min. walk/1,450m)
|City Planning Act
|Urbanization Promotion Area
|※This property has obtained Kyo-machiya profile.
※The property will be handed over as is.
※Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
※Furniture is not included in the property price.
※This property is designated to be purchased through 2.0 Inc.'s brokerage. The Buyer therefore is required to pay agent commission when concluding contract.
|Hachise as a Seller
|(EN) Aya Kito / Boa Zhang / Kae Motokado / Ren Tamai
(JP) Masanori Yanagiuchi
|Feb 26, 2024
|Information will be Updated
|Mar 4, 2024