Tranquil Home with Gentle Breeze in a Bright Alley

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A home at the end of a lane in a quiet residential neighborhood

Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood amidst large-scale houses, this property offers a sense of privacy down a short alleyway.

Located between the Kamo River and Takano River, Matsugasaki is known for its rich natural surroundings and as one of the sites for the traditional event "Gozan-no-Okuribi" (or the "Daimonji Bonfire" festival), held every August 16th, which adds color to Kyoto's summer. This area offers a unique Kyoto experience, distinct from the usual tourist spots.

A short walk northwest leads to the stylish neighborhood of Kitayama, boasting boutiques, sundry shops, and renowned patisseries, adding to its allure as an exotic area within Kyoto.

The nearest subway station, Matsugasaki Station, offers direct access to Kyoto Station in approx. 17 minutes. This area provides convenient shopping and commuting options while allowing residents to immerse themselves in nature. Why not consider a lifestyle where you can connect with nature in Matsugasaki?

  • The alley in front of the building. With only 2 houses in use, it offers a sense of privacy and tranquility.

  • To the south lies the property's garden, while to the north extends the alley, allowing ample sunlight and breeze to flow through both the first and second floors.

  • A compact garden perfect for a small vegetable garden or enjoying a relaxing evening breeze, and it's convenient for tasks like washing away mud and dirt.


With 4 rooms, this layout is ideal for families. The spacious kitchen with windows provides ample workspace, making it attractive for cooking enthusiasts. While the garden is small, it offers opportunities for a home vegetable garden, evening relaxation, or storing outdoor play equipment and washing off mud when needed.



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The property is located in a quiet residential area with large houses. The wide roads see minimal traffic, providing a tranquil environment for residents.
Slightly to the south, the Shirakawa Canal is lined with cherry blossoms, offering a stunning pink spectacle in spring. Daily walks or leisurely picnics along the riverbank, listening to the murmuring stream, are delightful pastimes.
Close to the Takano River, you can also experience the abundant nature of Matsugasaki. Shopping is also convenient with supermarkets nearby, such as CO-OP Shimogamo store for groceries and Izumiya Takano store / Rakuhoku Hankyu Square for daily necessities,

Approx. 8 minutes walk from Matsugasaki Station on the subway line, Kyoto Station is reachable without transfers in about 17 minutes. Access to the central Shijo-Kawaramachi area is possible via bus.

Matsugasaki offers a comfortable living environment with abundant nature, making it a pleasant place to reside.

  • Shiragawa River
  • Gozan-no-Okuribi Bonfire "Myo"
  • Takano River

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Property Price 15,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
*Jul 6, Price Changed
Type & Conditions Used House (One of 3 terraced houses)
Location 6-7 Matsugasaki-Yanaidacho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportations approx. 8 min. walk from Subway Karasuma-line "Matsugasaki Sta." Exit 2
approx. 3 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Sakyo Ward Office Stop"
Land Area 【Registered】70.54sqm
Private Street Area Included approx. 15.49sqm
Floor Area 【Registered】1F: 38.84sqm
【Actual/Tape measured】1F: 39.75sqm, 2F: 22.60sqm, Total: 62.35sqm
(approx. number / including unregistered area)
Building Structure Single Storey Wooden House (Current: Two Storey Wooden House)
Building Date Unspecifiable
Size 4 Rooms + Kitchen + Garden
Adjoining Street Street width: 1.98m, Frontage: 6.50m, Direction: North (approx. number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Category 1 Low-Rise Exclusive Residential District
Legal Restrictions The minimum size of land area is regulated as 100sqm if divided, 10m / Height Control District, Mountain Background Building Special Preservation and Improvement District, Distant View Presentation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 2 Regulatory District, Residence Attraction Area, Established Urban Area
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 50%
Floor Area Ratio 80%
Land Category Residential Land
Geographical Features Flatland
Land Tenure Title
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law N/A
Elementary School Matsugasaki Elementary School (approx. 14 min. walk/1.12km)
Junior High School Shimogamo Junior High School (approx. 15 min. walk/1.20km)
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Remarks ※This property is unrebuildable. You cannot rebuild any architectural structure on this land when the existing one is demolished or collapsed.
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※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 Representatives (EN) Aya Kito / Boa Zhang / Kae Motokado / Ren Tamai
(JP) Yuki Fujihara
Information Updated July 16, 2024
Information will be Updated July 29, 2024