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house Eikando

Kyoto Sophistication


A traditional "Kominka", a middle-class house from the '30s which has been completely renovated and offers the perfect combination of old world charm and contemporary elegance and luxury.

The ground floor had a spacious layout leading from the modern kitchen to the Japanese tatami room and allows you to enjoy your meals looking out over the private garden, created by a prominent designer. You can also look over this garden from the clean and modern bathroom
On the first floor there are two beautiful Japanese tatami rooms inviting you in for your rejuvenating sleep.

This house is the epitome of tranquillity, a delightful garden, the views of the surrounding mountains and the sound of the stream flowing nearby will make your stay here unforgettable.

Ground floor: Kitchen, Living Room , Japanese Living Room, Bathroom and Toilet, Japanese Garden.
1st floor: Two Japanese Bedrooms with Japanese bedding (Futon) and double bed
2nd floor: Playroom

Eikando House is located in one of the most special areas of Kyoto, near to Eikando Temple, an un-missable sight during the turning of the leaves in Autumn. A few steps away is the southern end of the Philosopher's Path and the Nanzen-ji Temple complex, a haven of Zen. Shops and bus stops are a short ten-minute walk away.

Our opinion

The Eikando House has moved with the times in respect of the modern creature comforts that are needed now, but it has managed to preserve the architectural heritage of an old Kyotoite home.
Spacious, bright, well-rounded and encompassing the warmth of the natural wood, the Eikando House is surrounded by greenery making it the ideal place for a peaceful, yet sophisticated stay.

Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Eikando
  • Refrigerator
  • Gas stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Rice cooker
  • Hairdryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing-machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Futon (2)
  • double bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Under-floor Heating
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Wi-Fi
  • This house is not equipped with a TV set



  • Taxi: approximately 2,200 yen from the station (a detailed access map is provided with the booking)
  • Bus: Bus number 5, Higashi Tenno-cho Stop


Latest review

Feb 2017

 I should say, stay in your house is a perfect experience. Not only me, all my family love this love and could like to bring the house back home... ha ha... the house is perfect in design, the old Japanese style with the newest applicants, which make our stay easier especially with kids. Daniel is so nice to introduce the house to us and let us easy to use. At first, it is a bit difficult to drive to the place. It would be better if possible To have parking place. As a whole, staying in this house is wonderful and we will be back.

Jan 2017

Chris was a perfect host! His apartment was exactly the same as shown on the pictures , it had everything that you need even the paper towel. We had a wonderful stay for six nights in his house! The travel angel was very helpful, showed us all the equipment, gave us some useful instructions to get to the famous sightseeings and reserved the cab for us. We had an excellent stay in Kyoto! Thanks Chris!

Dec 2016

This place is a lovely retreat in Kyoto. It is very clean and filled with character. It's location to the philosophers path is bonus. I would recommend this house to those who want to get a taste of traditional Japanese housing.

Annelis & Siri
Jan 2016

We loved our stay in this beautiful house, celebreted our daughter birthday here.
Hoping to come back one day.

Robert, Judy, Jocelyn & Wilson
Jan 2016

Thank you for the awesome hosting : )
We had a lovely time spending New Year on a traditional machiya plus luxurious amenities.
Hope to be here again.

per night

house Eikando

Price for up to 4 people

(Additional guest $18 per night)

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