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Yokai SOHO: post-machiya loft in Kyoto

Yokai SOHO is a 5 floors building located in Kyoto, on the outskirt of Kitano tenmangu shrine, on the First avenue (Ichijo), in a traditional commercial area of retail shops (shotengai) leading to the famous Yokai street (ancient monsters).

The 2 lower floors are rented to a co-working space, and the 3 upper floors are 3 short-term rental lofts.

In this area, which was the Northwestern entrance to Kyoto city in the Heian period (8th century), the people of Kyoto used to abandon their old belongings. These objects, moved by the spirit of their creator, eventually transformed into funny creatures (yokai), and then entered back into the city, thus giving birth to a whole fantastic folklore and to numerous literary and artistic descriptions. Following this ancient history, the merchants of Ichijo street (Kyoto’s first avenue) decided to decorate their frontage with sculptures related to these creatures, and to create a Yokai street.

Yokai SOHO was born from this concept of transformation and recycling. Designed by two architects and scholars specializing in Japanese architecture, this space is a reinterpretation of traditional machiya (townhouse) architecture combined with a contemporary loft atmosphere. The building over its lifespan has played host to a series of different functions including a supermarket, a bread factory and offices. Yokai SOHO has comfortable 70 and 100 m2 loft spaces, fully equipped with working spaces, crafted tatami rooms, suspended 30 m2 terrace gardens, on the top floors of a 5 floor modern building equipped with an elevator. Yokai SOHO is also part of a building that accommodates an event space, and an incubator of Small Offices/Home Offices (SOHO).

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
5
Number of Bathrooms
3
Number of Offices
2
Surface Size
270 Sq. Meters

Property Type
Apartment or Condo

Availability:

Available from Tuesday, January 15, 2019 onward
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
Price rates depend on the season and the number of persons
*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 Kyoto Prefecture
Country Japan
Neighborhood Keywords Kitano tenmangu, Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, Daitokuji, Funaoka onsen, Arashiyama, Imperial Palace
Closest University Ritsumeikan University, Doshisha University, Kyoto University
University nearby Hanazono University, Bukkyo daigaku, Otani daigaku, Kyoto Saga University of Arts




Rental Price:

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USD 980 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
We can accommodate up to 16 persons on 3 lofts (floors). Basic price is for one loft (floor), it varies depending on the season and the occupancy.
Rent Negotiable
Yes
Utilities Included
Yes
Cleaning Services Included
Some

Surroundings:

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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Piano
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Events, art gallery, co-working space, laundromat

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes


Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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Architect and scholar living in Kyoto. Study and help restoring Japanese houses.

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