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house Tsukinowacho

A former workshop in the heart of Gion district

Description

Located in the heart of a lively and charming neighborhood, and just a short walk from the Yasaka pagoda and the street of the same name, Tsukinowacho House underwent an important renovation in the first half of 2017 that transformed an old workshop into a new residence while seismically retrofitting the structure. The renovation was carried out in the “Wa Modern” style (wa = Japanese) characterized by rigor and austerity as well as the use of wood and indirect lighting, both natural and artificial. You will also find some classic elements of traditional Kyoto architecture. On the façade, the roof and eaves observe the rules of alignment with the street, the vertical wood lattices (koshi) let light enter but prevent those outside from seeing in, and one of the upstairs windows evokes the “insect-cage windows” (mushiko mado) - all typical elements of the traditional machiya-style house. Nor should we forget the small Shouki statue that benevolently offers you its protection. On the inside as well, the wood beams of the framework have been restored to increase volume, small skylights reminiscent of the “windows on the sky” (tenmado) stud the dining room ceiling, and a miniature garden (tsubo niwa) composed of stones and dragon’s beard (ryu no hige) extends an invitation to tranquility. 

Location

Located on a quiet lane, it’s walking distance from the famous Kiyomizu temple and the shopping streets of Ninen zaka and Sannen zaka to the east. To the west, you only have to cross Higashi Oji and you’ll be just minutes away from Gion Geisha disctrict. Buses will whisk you quickly and easily to the great boulevards of Sanjo, Shijo, or Kawaramachi, as well as to Kyoto’s major cultural sites.

House rules

-Check in is from 13:00 (arrange meeting with your travel angel)
-Last check in is 20:00 
-Non smoking property
-Take off your shoes when you enter the house
-Garbage collection at the house is provided

ATTENTION
Kyoto City requires municipal accommodation tax on all guests staying within the city, in order to increase the attractiveness of the City as an international tourism destination.
- The tax rate is set at 200 yen per night and per guest who pays a room charge of less than 20.000 yen per night.
- The levy rises to 500 yen for those paying between 20.000 yen to 50.000 yen and to 1.000 yen for those paying 50.000 yen or more.
The accommodation tax will be collected in cash by your Travel Angel during the check-in. 

Floor Plan & Amenities

House plans Tsukinowacho
  • reversible air-conditioning
  • floor heating 
  • refrigerator/freezer
  • microwave oven
  • toaster
  • induction hotplates 
  • cooker hood
  • electric coffee maker
  • kettle
  • rice cooker
  • washing machine
  • dryer
  • bathtub
  • vacuum cleaner
  • iron
  • Washlet-type toilets
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 futons

Address

Access

From Kyoto station you can either
- Take the bus 100 or 206 until Kiyomizu-michi cost 230 yen per person (duration 20-25 minutes)
the bus stop to the house is 4 minutes on foot
- Take the taxi it will cost about 1,500 yen (duration 10-15 minutes)

You can easily walk to :
Kiyomizu temple
Kodaiji temple
Yasaka Pagoda
Geisha quarter
Kenninji Zen Temple
and many more beautiful sites

Map

Latest review

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Arni
Jun 2019

(EN)
The house is 2min from the main road, where u can find supermarket, food & lots of kimono rental shops. The bus stop is literally around the corner, main tourist attractions can easily be reached by foot within 15 min stroll.
My kids love the house, tatami is very comfy. I like how organise and strategic the rooms are. Love that the kitchen is fully equip. Can't ask for me, wish i had a longer stay.


Famille D.
May 2019

(EN)
Tsukinowacho, does this name have any meaning? Not enough progress in Japanese to know it but we will translate it by "adorable house", restored with a perfect taste and ideally located!
Ideal for those few days to discover Kyoto. We will recommend to our good friends.
Many thanks

(FR)
Tsukinowacho, ce nom a-t-il une signification ? Pas assez de progrès en Japonais pour le savoir mais nous le traduirons par "adorable maison", restauré avec un goût parfait et idéalement située! 
Idéal pour ces quelques jours à la découverte de Kyoto. 
Nous recommanderons à nos bon amis. 
Mille mercis  

Famille Chanteloup
May 2019

(EN)
The house is very neat, well designed and perfectly done. A lot of seductive details, like the glass tiles on the roof that diffuse a soft light. Kyoto is a great city of inspiration and comtemplation, especially finding the lost paths to flee the tourists (that we sum!). We will come back, it is too beautiful and it was too short. Thank you again for this place and the work done.

(FR)
La maison est très soignée, bien dessinée et parfaitement réalisée. Beaucoup de détails séduisant, notament les tuiles en verre sur le toit qui diffusent une lumière douce. Kyoto est une ville formidable d'inspiration et de comtemplation, surtout en trouvant les chemins perdus pour fuir les touristes (que nous somme!). Nous reviendrons, c'est trop beau et ce fût trop court. Encore merci pour ce lieu et le travail accompli.

Eveline B.
May 2019

(EN)
Valentine has been exceptionally available and effective in her advice. His enthusiasm is communicative.
(FR)
Valentine a été exceptionnellement disponible et efficace dans ses conseils. Son enthousiasme est communicatif.

Eveline B.
May 2019

(EN)
Restored house with exquisite taste, a very pleasant bathroom. Julien has been very helpful and very helpful in giving us advice of all kinds (specialized store photo).

(FR)
Maison restaurée avec un goût exquis, une salle de bain fort agréable. Julien a été fort disponible et très efficace pour nous donner des conseils de toutes sortes (magasin spécialisé photo).

From
$208
per night

house Tsukinowacho

Price for up to 3 people

(Additional guest $19 per night)

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