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Kyoto 606-8266 Japan

Listing # 125088

Rates From JPY 200000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2018

Gorgeous Penthouse Condo Overlooking Ginkaku-ji, Philosopher's Walk, Daimonji Mountain

The elevator stops only in front of your door on the sixth floor of this fully renovated, spacious (130 square meters/1400 s.f.) unit in a small, up-scale condominium minutes from Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), the Philosopher’s Walk, Kyoto University, bus routes, shopping, and restaurants. As featured in the Renova architectural design magazine, this unit was completely re-done last year and boasts 360-degree views of Kyoto (all five of the okuribi-fires of the Daimon-ji festival are visible). Teak hardwood floors throughout, and all-new appliances (including gaijin-size gas oven, dishwasher, gas clothes dryer, refrigerator, etc.). Master bedroom w/ small hardwood deck/balcony, two tatami rooms/bedrooms, office with attached balcony, dining area (table seats 6-8), living room w/ 55” flat-screen TV (Netflix, Hulu, Japanese cable etc. built-in) and sound system, and vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is all-new w/ smart stove and range, and is fully equipped with dishes, utensils, Keurig coffee maker, Nutri-Bullet Juicer and anything else you could possibly imagine. There is also a small pantry area, island countertop with stools, and adjacent seating area. The oversize bath and shower, toilet, and washroom areas are all separated. There is 28 square-meter (300 s.f.) south-facing mahogany deck w/ small Japanese stone garden, hammocks, and Weber gas grill. Our condo has three large sliding-glass doors opening onto the deck and lots and lots of sunshine. The tatami rooms each have full-size tokonoma (alcoves), all-new shoji-screens, and silk-covered fusuma (sliding doors) that can be removed for a more spacious feel. All utilities (electric, gas, water, cable, and high-speed internet) are included. There are also two bicycles available for you to use. This is our home, not a professional rental. We are both academics in the US and spend our time back and forth between there and our home here in Kyoto. We are not seeking to make money but want somebody to appreciate and enjoy our home while we are not here.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
130 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Saturday, June 15, 2019 until Saturday, December 28, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Kyoto
Postal Code - State or Province 606-8266 Kyoto Prefecture
Country Japan
Neighborhood Keywords Ginkaku-ji, Philosopher's Walk, Daimonji, Kita Shirakawa
Closest University Kyoto University
University nearby Kyoto University of Art & Design, Doshisha University

Rental Price:

JPY 200000 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Elevator
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I teach Buddhist Studies, mostly East Asia, and my wife teaches socio-linguistics, focusing on Japanese national language policy.

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