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Kyoto 606-8331 Japan

Listing # 81592

Rates From JPY 70000 Weekly
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Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2019

Zen house at the heart of Kyoto

A beautifully renovated Japanese traditional town house (Nagaya) at the heart of a Kyoto neighborhood. Zen House offers a comfortable stay at the heart of a Kyoto neighborhood in a magical part of the city.

The house is located in a quiet alley minutes away from the great Kurodani Temples complex and Heian Shrine. Walking distance to the Philosophers path, Ginkakuji, Nanzenji, and Chionji.

Libraries and museums are also within 10-15 minutes walk: Kyoto City Art museum, National Modern Art museum, Hosomi Art museum, Kyoto Handicraft Center, Kyoto prefecture library and Kyoto University.

Spacious living room, a big bedroom plus garden, kitchen, bathroom (58 square meters). Just renovated.

Buses for all parts of town from nearby streets. 12 minutes walk from Keihan Subway.

The house is owned by two university professors, specialists of Japanese culture and architecture.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
58 Sq. Feet

Property Type


Available from Wednesday, May 1, 2019 until Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Minimum Stay
7 day(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 606-8331 Kyoto Prefecture
Country Japan
Neighborhood Keywords Kurodani, Sakyo Ku
Closest University Kyoto University
University nearby Doshisha University, Zokei University, Kyoto Sangyo University

Rental Price:

JPY 70000 Weekly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Sub Urban Environment

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Wireless Network
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Other: 2 bicycles available Free wifi


Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

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Member Since Jun 12 2012
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I am a professor of Japanese studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, teaching courses related to Japanese modern history and culture. I lived and studied in Kyoto for 8 years and I now share my time between Kyoto and Jerusalem.

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This was a fabulous house for my family! The neighborhood has lots of kids, and friendly neighbors. The local school (Kinrin) was very warm and welcoming (including services such as tutoring) to my 1-nensei daughter who started out speaking almost no Japanese and ended up with great friends and some Japanese language. The location is convenient to many great places (the river, Diamonji and other hiking in the city, and many cultural and historical areas). A bike made them all very accessible.

The owner is very responsive to e-mails and quite helpful when setting up logistics. The local manager was also very fast to respond to questions. Both were also very kind and friendly.

I would recommend hot water bottles for sleeping in the winter as the tatami mat room is cold at night. They made all the difference for us.

I would rent this house again in a heartbeat. It was simply great! We were very sad to leave...

Excellent SLH 3/2/2019 11:53:00 PM