Japanese Inn Resonating with Awa-Washi


Experience the soothing ambiance of traditional Washi Japanese paper

Introducing a fully renovated Kyomachiya guesthouse with records dating back to the Meiji era.
"Awa-Washi", a traditional Japanese paper originating from Tokushima Prefecture is incorporated into the wallpaper and Fusuma sliding doors, creating a natural atmosphere characteristic of Japan.
The 1st-floor Tatami room is currently utilized as a gallery space, allowing ones to display their favorite artworks on the walls.


Located just one train stop west of Kyoto Station, this property is situated right in the middle between Umekoji Kyoto-Nishi Station in Umekoji Park, a city park, and Tambaguchi Station, the nearest station to the active Hanamachi (Geisha district) of Shimabara.
Furthermore, to the west, beyond the JR railway tracks, lies the Kyoto Research Park, a facility where numerous research and development-oriented companies gather, serving as a hub for the creation of new industries.
With convenient access to buses and trains for easy travel within the city, this location is not only suitable for investment properties that generate rental income but also for purposes such as second homes or corporate retreats.



This property features the unique "Unagi-no-nedoko" layout of a Machiya, with a plan recessed deeply into the back. Thanks to the Eengawa porch and open garden, ventilation and natural light can still reach even the deeper parts of the layout.
The building has undergone a renovation that preserves much of the Machiya's charm and atmosphere. Additionally, the meticulous design, supervised by Awagami Factory, a papermaking facility in Tokushima Prefecture, showcases the abundant use of traditional "Washi" Japanese paper.
While the 1st floor's earthen floor area is currently utilized as a gallery, it could easily be transformed into a small retail space or a cafe's dining area.



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Property Price 120,000,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Type & Conditions Used House (Kyomachiya)
Location 15-5 Ninintsukasacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportations approx. 4 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Shimabaraguchi Stop"
approx. 10 min. walk JR Sanin-mainline "Tambaguchi Sta."
Land Area 【Registered】89.58sqm
Private Street Area Included N/A
Floor Area 【Registered】1F: 65.12sqm, 2F: 60.49sqm, Total: 125.61sqm
Building Structure Two-Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable ※The earliest record from the closed registry is Jan 1892
Size 4 Rooms + Dining-Kitchen + Earthen floor area + Garden
Adjoining Street Street width: 6m, Frontage: 5.5m, Direction: North (approx. number)
Public Utility Water Plumbing In/Out, Electricity, City Gas
Land Use District Commercial District
Legal Restrictions 15m / Category 4 Height Control District, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Old Urban Type Aesthetic District, Close View Preservation Zone, Prior Consultation Zone, Distant View Presentation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 4 Regulatory District, Urban Function Attraction Area, Residence Attraction Area, Established Urban Area
Handover TBD
Current Situation In Operation as in Inn
Building Coverage Ratio 80%
Floor Area Ratio 400%
Land Category Residential Land
Geographical Features Flatland
Land Tenure Title
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Elementary School Umekoji Elementary School (approx. 8 min. walk/585m)
Junior High School Shimogyo Junior High School (approx. 17 min. walk/1.29km)
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Remarks ※Fully renovated in Nov 2016: Renewed water plumbing products (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, basin, etc.), Repaired and repainted external walls, Renewed exterial and interior fittings, Internal refurbishment, Renewed flooring materials, Gardening, etc.
※Furniture and home appliances are included in the property price. (partially excluded)
※New owner needs to renew inn business licenses before continuing the operation as a lodging facility.
※The property will be handed over as is.
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Broker
Sales Representative Kae Motokado
Information Updated May 20, 2024
Information will be Updated June 3, 2024
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