Machiya for Cogitations


Nestled at the foot of Mt. Yoshida,
a secluded Machiya retreat behind Kyoto University.

Located in the charming Yoshida area of Sakyo Ward with tranquil streets surrounded by nature that offer a serene backdrop.

The neighborhood boasts trendy cafes, delightful eateries, and essential facilities such as hospitals and supermarkets, ensuring high convenience for daily living.
Moreover, attractions like the Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji Temple) and the Philosopher's Path are within walking distance, providing opportunities for enjoyable strolls.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of this area, where you can enjoy quality time amidst nature. Ideal for residences, as well as a combined living-cum-working space or residence with an atelier.


Situated at the base of Mt. Yoshida, one of the 36 peaks of Higashiyama.

Mount Yoshida, a small hill in the city features the renowned Yoshida Shrine to the west known for its Setsubun Festival, and the Yoshida Park to the east offering close-up views of Mount Daimonji. Despite being in the city, the area provides a rich natural environment.

Nearby, you'll find Kyoto University and Kyoto City University of Arts, contributing to a cultural and academic atmosphere. Trendy cafes and retro-style eateries are also scattered throughout the vicinity.



This residence is suitable for couples and individuals that looking for a second home.

While being compact in size, it retains the authentic charm of a traditional Kyomachiya. By utilizing its original materials and renovating the plumbing fixtures through a contractor, you may enhance its features as long as trying your hand at DIY for the walls and floors.

※We can provide recommendations for renovation contractors. Feel free to contact us for more information.



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Property Price 18,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Type & Conditions Used House (Kyomachiya / One of 3 terraced houses)
Location 12-12 Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportations approx. 16 min. walk from Keihan mainline "Demachiyanagi Sta." Exit 2
approx. 17 min. walk from Eizan Electric Railway Eizan-mainline "Mototanaka Sta."
approx. 18 min. walk from Eizan Electric Railway Eizan-mainline "Demachiyanagi Sta."
approx. 3 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Kyodai Nogakubu-mae Stop"
Land Area 【Registered】64.19sqm 【Actual/Measured by Surveyors】approx. 53.74sqm)
Private Street Area Included approx. 7.77sqm
Floor Area 【Registered】1F: 24.79sqm, 2F: 18.84sqm, Total: 43.63sqm
【Actual/Tape measured】1F: 41.38sqm, 2F: 19.37sqm, Total: 60.75sqm (approx. number / including unregistered area)
Adjoining Street Street width: 2.38m~2.40m (private street), Frontage: 6.51m, Direction: North (approx. number)
Building Structure Two-Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable (The earliest record in closed registry is 1927)
Legal Restrictions 10m / Height Control District, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Mountain Background Aesthetic District, Distant View Presentation Zone, Scenic View Preservation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 2 Regulatory District, Residence Attraction Area, Housing Land Development Construction Regulated Area, Established Urban Area
Size 3 Rooms + Kitchen + Storeroom
Public Utility Water Plumbing In/Out, Electricity, City Gas
Land Use District Category 1 Low-Rise Exclusive Residential District
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 60%
Floor Area Ratio 100%
Land Category Residential Land
Land Tenure Title
Geographical Features Flatland
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law Not Required
Elementary School Daiyon Kinrin Elementary School (approx. 15 min. walk/1200m)
Junior High School Konoe Junior High School (approx. 13 min. walk/1000m)
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Broker
Remarks ※approx. 5.24sqm setback
※Renovation work is required due to it's aged deterioration.
※This property has obtained Kyo-machiya profile.
※The seller is not liable for any defects.
※The property will be handed over as is.
Sales Representatives (EN) Aya Kito / Boa Zhang / Kae Motokado / Ren Tamai
(JP) Hiroyasu Fukui
Information Updated May 20, 2024
Information will be Updated June 3, 2024
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