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Historical Kyoto townhouse, 12 min walk to Kyoto station, up to 7 guests

Located in Gion, cozy and stylish townhouse, up to 4 guests

Former Geisha teahouse, minutes from Gion, up to 5 guests

Taisho era historical property, close to Kyoto station, up to 9 guests

Minutes from the Philosopher's path in its green environment, up to 5 guests


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We don't quite remember what started our interest in restoring traditional Japanese Kyoto townhouses (Machiyas) and turning them into luxury vacation rentals. Like many we were first drawn to the city's beautifully preserved temples, their elaborate buildings and perfectly manicured gardens. In the center of town, expansive, old merchants houses, some listed as significant cultural assets, also caught our attention. Owners of those ancient exquisite structures, we thought, probably belonged to descendants of glorious men who had served diligently in the imperial court and had been rewarded with the best land and houses! All seemed so out of reach and altogether difficult to afford.

But like everything in Kyoto, a city steeped in culture and tradition where arts and crafts have been pushed to near absolute perfection, with all social classes involved, Machiyas, be it that of a humble artisan house or the residence of a court noble, have always been treasured for their unique elegance.

It takes us quite a bit of time to find the perfect house we want to save from a, more often than not, certain destruction  by giving it a new life in modern times. We then hope that the thoughtfully detailed interiors, unique locations and history our houses bring will make for quiet, comfortable spaces that provide a tranquil rest, calming bliss and look out at seasonal environments.  

With the help of some of the most skilled local artisans and the guidance of award-winning architects in the hospitality industry, we execute a complete renovation of our century-old residences, creating more functional, comfortable and elegant spaces that can serve our guests' demanding lifestyles and accommodate them, with one idea in mind: try to blend harmoniously a modern aesthetics with the more traditional, secular elements and create houses where ultimately we would see ourselves live...

Welcome to your Kyoto home, we sincerely look forward to your visit. Thank you.