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house Sakuradani

Authentic Old-Style Residence


Tradition. Wood, rice straw and earth are its materials. The piles on which it rests are its foundation. There is no door or wall to divide, so to speak. But shojis that fade, the fusumas that disappear, the  windows that slide and shutters that eclipse, make this home a place where only the structure divides the space, opening onto the gardens and surrounding mountains.

Modularity. In the center of the Japanese living room, the horikotatsu. One can dine or have tea around the table, or even work while keeping one's legs warm in the winter in the pit above which it is installed. Once retracted under the tatami table, the room becomes bare, leaving room for  the futons stored in the neighboring oshiire.

Refinement. Elegant woodwork, delicate transparent and translucent glass, serene tokonoma, perfumed sweetness of tatami and delicacy of the edging (hori) that line them, the modern motifs of fusumas, the discretion of the natural lighting. You are in Japan, both timeless and touched with the feeling of the transience of things.

Comfort. Completely renovated, the house is also equipped with modern equipment (air conditioning, underfloor heating, kitchen, toilets with cleaning options, etc ...). Facing south, the sun bathes the first floor with light, in both summer and winter.  

Ground floor: entrance (genkan), service entrance, dining room, living room with Japanese tokonoma (decorative alcove) and horikotatsu with sliding windows opening onto the engawa (balcony terrace) with a small Japanese garden, Japanese bathroom (ofuro), washbasin, Japanese toilet.

Upper level: hallway, Japanese room with double bed and tokonoma, office, storage 

Our opinion

This authentic residence from the Showa era has tradition, modularity, refinement, and comfort with a warm, inviting ambiance.

Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Sakuradani
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric stovetop
  • Ventilation hood
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Electric coffeemaker
  • Electric kettle
  • Horikotatsu
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Reversible air conditioning/heating in the Japanese living room and bedroom
  • Heated flooring in the dining room
  • Vacuum
  • Wifi
  • Double bed 140 cm
  • Futons (2)
  • Iron
  • Our house is not equipped with a television



  • Taxi : about  2000 yen from the station (a detailed access map is provided with your reservation)
  • Bus : Bus number 5, Shinnyodo Mae bus stop


Latest review

Christian & Dominique
Jun 2017

Quel bel endroit! Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour à Kyoto, que nous adorons (2ème fois que nous venons)
La maison est charmante et bien équipée (par contre les escaliers avec la valise, pas facile :-). Merci à Clément pour son aide précieuse. À bientôt,

Mickaël, Audrey & Léonie
May 2017

Un grand merci à Vivre Le Japon et à Clément pour ce merveilleux séjour à Kyoto. Nous n'oublierons jamais cette maison et ce quartier si chaleureux. À bientôt, nous l'espérons...

Katia & Marie-Ange
May 2017

Le séjour s'est bien déroulé. La maison est super: bien équipée et pas loin des temples. En plus le temps était avec nous. Merci!

Roselyne V.
Apr 2017

La maison Sakuradani est une maison typique japonaise confortable et la situation est idéale pour la visite de tous les temples qui bordent le chemin de philosophie.

Christine, Denis, Catherine, François
Mar 2017

Très belle maison, très dépaysante pour des Français et nous avons découvert le mode de vie japonais des lits futons, du bain chaud et cette époustouflante ville de Kyoto et ses multiples bus si pratiques. Le chemin de la philosophie est une merveille de calme reposant.

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house Sakuradani

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(Additional guest $18 per night)

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