A 1920 TAISHO ERA TOWNHOUSE...
HANARé Genmachi is located 12-15 mn by foot from Kyoto station, 350m west of the UNESCO world heritage site of Toji temple. 300 m2 in size, it can accommodate a total of 9 guests.
Meticulously restored to its former glory while being fitted with the most modern amenities, our townhouse is one fine remaining example of the particular Taisho era architecture of the 1920's.
This time greatly influenced the Japanese character in various fields as the country embraced various foreign influences. Japan looked most to Europe for source of inspirations and in the field of architecture, elements of western architecture and traditional Japanese designs were harmoniously combined. As such our house has two rooms with this particular “yokan” style.
When renovating the house, we were able to preserve most of its original features with visitors very much feeling like stepping back in times when entering the premises.
Although fully functional for a modern lifestyle with IH stoves, dish washer, fridge and freezer...much of the kitchen was kept in its original condition. As such it represents a typical example of a "kyomachiya daitokoro" (Kyoto townhouse kitchen)
with its sunken passageway, a well and an antique tansu (Japanese traditional cabinetry) for you to enjoy.
The house is complemented by two beautiful Japanese gardens, both recently renovated by an award-winning Kyoto gardener.
The ground floor offers a luminous, spacious open-space from every part of which you can enjoy our gardens.
The sleeping quarters are on the second floor and are reached through a typical Japanese corridor, much of which was kept in its original condition.
All in all the compound comprises of:
One Western style bedrooms with a queen-size bed
One Western style bedrooms with two single size beds.
One Japanese style bedroom with 3 futon sets
One Japanese room with western low single beds
Two bathrooms with shower space and bathtubs
Two separate toilets
One Dining kitchen area
One living area
Two courtyards with a traditional Japanese gardens.
Fully equipped kitchen
Floor heating and heaters
Complimentary Wi-fi internet connection
All linen provided
Carbon monoxide detector
Price from 70,000 JPY per night and based on occupancy
Maximum capacity of 9 guests
Check-in from 13:00
Check-out before 10:00