A traditional Japanese townhouse that lies in Higashiyama area where many of Kyoto’s cultural heritage sites remain. The house is in an excellent location with easy access to popular sightseeing spots such as Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangen-do, and Fushimi-Inari Taisha, and it is just one station from Kyoto station.
Fully refurbished rooms, equipped with a self-contained kitchen, washing machine / dryer, plasma TV and computer with internet access, we can meet any needs you may have, and is suitable for travelers after a great value, couples, good friends, families and those wishing a long-stay accommodation.
Located in the corner of good old shopping arcade of local neighborhood, opening you to the locals’ lives in Kyoto, a scene which is completely different to the ordered atmosphere of many tourist areas. Prepare yourself for this unique experience you cannot get at normal hotels and Ryokans, of living in Kyoto’s historical downtown area.
Fully licensed property : This house obtains official hotel/inn business license and complies with the Building Standard Law and the Fire Services Act in Japan. You may securely stay in this house while enjoying your trip in Kyoto.
Up to 6 people can stay at one time, making it perfect for couples, families, and trips with good friends.
House description 1 : Entrance:
Once you enter the house you will see two small amber colored lamps hanging from the ceiling. This room has Internet access and also contains a washing machine/dryer. There is also a toilet behind the sliding door next to the washing machine. The corridor leads to the kitchen and living room.
The living room is the heart of the Japanese home. All of the furnishings, from the small chabudai, or round table, and zabuton cushions to the tatami, or dried straw mats, have been custom-made by Kyoto’s finest craftsmen. This room also has a plasma TV, a refrigerator, a microwave, a safe deposit box and a closet. With a direct view of the Japanese garden it’s easy to feel right at home here. This room can also be converted into an extra bedroom by laying down extra futon mattresses.
The bathroom contains a sink, toilet and adjacent room with a shower and bathtub. You can enjoy a view of the garden through the little window while taking a bath.
House description 2 : Western Bedroom (second floor) :
The western style bedroom has a twin bed and a dressing table. High quality mattresses from Kyoto's long established bedding company as well as camel pillows and soft blankets are provided to ensure a good night's sleep. The ceiling still contains all of the original wooden framework so that you can experience Japanese architecture firsthand.The fusuma or sliding doorsin this room has a gold striped color scheme to represent the name of inn Kohaku.
Japanese Bedroom (second floor) :
The Japanese tatami style bedroom can prepare up to 2 sets of futon mattresses. All of our mattresses are orthopedic and designed to give additional back support for those who may not be accustomed to sleeping on Japanese style futons.
Information about local stores around the house
The house is located in the corner of good old shopping arcade of local neighborhood, it is a place where you can feel the atmosphere of the downtown Kyoto. Please see the following information to find out what is nearby;
Supermarket - 1 minute on foot
24/7 convenience store - 30 seconds on foot
Post office - 1 minute on foot
ATM machines - 1 minute on foot
Chemist / Drug store - 1 minute on foot
Red Cross Hospital - 2 minute on foot
Udon restaurant - 30 seconds on foot
Kyoto 'obanzai' or family cuisine restaurant - 30 seconds on foot
Tonkatsu or pork cutlet restaurant - 2 minute on foot
Yakitori or chicken skewers restaurant - 3 minute on foot
Izakaya restaurant - 5 minute on foot
Takoyaki takeaway- 5 minute on foot
Sushi takeaway - 1 minute on foot
Japanese sweet shop - 30 seconds on foot
Green tea store/cafe - 3 minutes on foot
and many more!!
All these restaurants are friendly individually owned restaurants to enjoy the local atmospher
Information for sightseeing spots around the house
Tofukuji Temple - 10 minutes on foot
Sennyuji Temple - 10 minutes on foot
Sanjusangendo Temple - 10 minutes on foot
Kiyomizu Temple - 5 minutes by bus
Gion - 10 minutes by bus
Fushimi inari taisha Shrine - 5 minutes by train
Kyoto Central Station - 3 minutes by train