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Yokai SOHO: post-machiya loft in Kyoto

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Listing #93399


Apartment or Condo | Entire Home
Rates from USD $880 | Weekly
Last Updated 148 days ago

About

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).

Bedrooms
5

Bathrooms
3

Offices
2

Size
270 m2

Suited For
1

Property Type
Apartment or Condo

Availability

From January 1, 2021

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: The rental rates depend on the season and the number of people.

Location

Apartment or Condo in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Closest University

Ritsumeikan University, Doshisha University, Kyoto University

Nearby Universities
Hanazono University, Bukkyo daigaku, Otani daigaku, Kyoto Saga University of Arts

Comments: Kitano tenmangu, Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, Daitokuji, Funaoka onsen, Arashiyama, Imperial Palace

Surroundings

  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $880 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: We can accommodate up to 15 persons on 3 lofts (floors). Basic price is for one loft (floor), it varies depending on the season and the occupancy.

Considerations

The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Features

Interior

Furnished

Baby Furniture

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Accessibility

Stairs

Elevator

Wheelchair Access

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning

Security

Security System

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Washer

Creative

Piano

Art Studio

Comments: Events, art gallery, co-working space, laundromat

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