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Kyo no Ondokoro FUYACHO-NIJO

A Kyomachiya House Where the Traditional Cultures is Still Alive and Experience Traditional Japanese Design and Modern Art. Perfect Inn for a Large Group

FUYACHO-NIJO is in south of Kyoto Imperial Palace and is conveniently located for traveling anywhere in Kyoto. While the most of the floor plan and the ambiance of the grand sesquicentennial house are preserved, the Kyomachi house was transformed into a space to compliment the modern living. "Ouchi" (the home), adorned by Japanese traditional cultures using high quality materials as well as "Karimoku Furniture", creates an innovative yet nostalgic atmosphere. The Kyomachi house is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, and is a perfect place to spend a cozy vacation with close friends, old friends, or families who live far away.

INFORMATION

Kyo no Ondokoro FUYACHO-NIJO #4
502, Hoteiya-cho, Fuyacho-nijo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

Dimensions Two-story, 186㎡
Capacity 1 to 8 guests
Layout 1st Floor: Kitchen, Dining room, 2 Japanese rooms (table with foot warmer) , Japanese garden, Bathtub (Shigaraki ware and 2 showers), Washroom, Bathroom
2nd Floor: 2 Bedrooms, Raised tatami-floored seating area, Inner room, Bathroom
Bedding Four three-quarter beds, Two pairs of futons(single size)
Air conditioning Air conditioner, table with foot warmer, Floor heating
Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) is available.
No Smoking Smoking is prohibited in all areas inside the buildings and on the premises.

Cohabitation of New and Old Where Traditional Cultures and Techniques are Imbedded in Modern Ways

There are so many traditional cultures with unchanged old values that are gradually disappearing. You will encounter these valuable cultures at Kyo no Ondokoro FUYACHO-NIJO#4. Japanese traditional cultures and techniques are abundantly used throughout the space, with transom windows with designed muntin, textured tiles, bathtub and sink made of Shigaraki ware, just to name a few. The traditional techniques are also expressed through modern art pieces in each of the rooms. One of the most impressive pieces is “Karakami”(Japanese wood book printed paper) by Noda Print Motif Workshop that cover the entire wall in the dining room. The concept of Kyo no Ondokoro, to hand down the historical Kyomachiya house and Kyoto lifestyle to new generations, is expressed through circles and trumpet shell which transmits the sound of ocean of the past into the future. The Japanese room on the ground floor has a fireplace and a nijiriguchi (crawling entrance to the teahouse) and can be used as a tearoom. (Tea set is available for rental.)

Kitchen & Dining room

Kitchen space is roughly the size of 6 tatami mats (Japanese straw mats), and it is spacious enough for our guests to enjoy cooking with close friends and families and relish the dining experience. Hotei, one of the Seven Deities of Fortune who protects families from disasters, is placed on a retired Okudosan (cooking furnace) and a pulley for a well is fixated above the sink to retain the presence of Kyomachi house kitchens. The memories of fun dining and nurturing happiness as a family live on in the kitchen. In the dining room, you can converse over the home cooked meal at the big round walnut wood dining table, which can comfortably sit up to 8 people.

Kitchen supplies, etc.

Equipment
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • IH cooking heater (3 burners)
  • Microwave oven
  • Grill
Pots
  • Cast-iron pot (Staub Oval)
  • Yukihira pan (pan with short spout and lid)
  • Frying pan
  • Rice-cooking pot
  • Kettle
Cookware
  • Kitchen knife
  • Petty knife
  • Cutting board
  • Colander
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spatula
  • Ladle
  • Tongs
  • Spatula
  • Peeler
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Wine opener
  • Pot mat
  • Oven mitt
  • Measuring spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Large chopsticks for cooking and serving food
Dishes
  • Plates
  • Small bowls
  • Large bowls
  • Small plates
  • Chopsticks
  • Chopstick holders
  • Spoons
  • Forks
  • Knives
  • Butter knives
  • Dessert spoons
  • Dessert forks
  • Teaspoons
  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Wine glasses
Others
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge
  • Dish detergent

There is no seasoning.

Tea utensils

  • Coffee (original blend)
  • Green Tea(original blend)
  • Roasted green tea(original blend)
  •   
  • Mineral water
  • Teapot
  • Teacups
  • Pot for black tea
  • Sugar
  • Coffee dripper and server

“Karimoku Furniture” Blends Well into the Kyomachiya House.

The furniture in Kyo no Ondokoro FUYACHO-NIJO#4 uses “Karimoku Furniture” for which the materials are carefully selected and manually assembled by skilled craftsmen. It is a harmony of the design and coziness, and it blends into the house. The eye-catching dining table generously uses walnut wood. The beautiful wooden pattern, created by putting walnut wood pieces together, becomes mellower with the time. Over looking the garden, the floor chairs in the Japanese room are made of Sakura trees that are known for their elegant reddish tint and luster. On the second floor, a massive couch sits right between the two bedrooms. Other pieces of “Karimoku Furniture” are placed in every room and offer the beautiful wood pattern, softness, and warmth that are distinctive to wooden furniture.

Amenities

  • Hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Pajamas
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush set
  • Cotton swabs
  • Hair dryer
  • Air purifier (with humidifier function)
  • Washer/dryer
  • Laundry detergent
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Vacuum clerner
  • Bluetooth speaker

ACCESS

By Train
(Tozai Line Subway)
About 8minutes on foot from Exit Zest-Oike of Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station
By Train
(Karasuma Line Subway)
About 10minutes in foot from Exit 5 of Marutamachi Station
By Bus About 8minutes on foot from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae (Kyoto City Hall) Bus Stop
Parking No Parking Available. Please check public parking nearby.(surcharge)

PLAN

  • [Only Official Website]
    Plan with Powdered Green Tea from Kyoto Uji “Oku no Yama Tea Garden” that has lasted since the Muromachi Era

    “Oku no Yama Tea Garden” is the only tea garden that has lasted from the Muromachi Era in Uji, Kyoto. This is a plan that offers the powdered green tea called “Oku no yama” of Horii Shichimeien, made from tea leaves selected from the old trees of “Oku no Yama Tea Garden.” The tea made of “Oku no yama” has bright green color and is fragrant. The taste is mild without a strong flavor, and it is finely ground. Please enjoy the tea at “Kyo no Ondokoro GOKOMACHI-EBISUGAWA.”


    [Horii Shichimeien]
    Horii Shichimeien operates “Oku no Yama Tea Garden,” located at the top of the hill overlooking the Byodoin Temple. It is a well-known tea shop that still carries out the traditional cultivation method even today.During the Muromachi Era, General Ashikaga who was impressed with the taste of Uji tea designated seven places of excellent tea in the land of Uji, which were later called “Uji Shichmeien.” Seven tea gardens disappeared one after another through urbanization, and the “Oku no Yama Tea Garden” cultivated by Horii Shichimeien is the only existing tea garden now. Every year, after the 88th day from the beginning of the spring, fresh tea leaves are picked by tea girls.

  • [Only Official Website]
    Plan with selectable handpicked seasoning agents from Kyoto

    In this plan, you will be presented with handpicked seasoning agents from Kyoto, which accentuate the deliciousness of ingredients from Kyoto.


    [Benefits of this plan]
    ・ You can choose two handpicked seasoning agents from Kyoto when you check in.
    ・ The seasoning will be handed in the original white pouch of “Kyo no Ondokoro.”


    ■ “Vinegar of Kyoto Nishijin Kotaro”
    This long-established shop has a history of 180 years, in which it has been producing vinegar by slowly aging the mixture of the famous water from Kyoto and domestic rice without using any additives or chemical seasoning. There are many fans of its ponzu (mixed vinegar), which includes broth taken slowly spending one night, because its flavor is extraordinary.


    ■ “Shichimiya Honpo”
    This long-established shop has a history of 360 years, in which it created shichimi-togarashi (seven-flavored spicy seasoning) with fine-tuned taste and flavor by blending red pepper with Japanese pepper, sesame, hemp seeds, etc. Its taste has been cherished by the people of Kyoto, as you can find this product exists at the kitchen of every home in Kyoto.

  • Standard Plan of Only Room, which adorned by Japanese traditional cultures and located about 8 minutes on foot from Kyoto Imperial Palace, spacious enough to 8 people

    FUYACHO-NIJO is in south of Kyoto Imperial Palace and is conveniently located for traveling anywhere in Kyoto. While the most of the floor plan and the ambiance of the grand sesquicentennial house are preserved, the Kyomachiya house was transformed into a space to compliment the modern living. “Ouchi” (the home), adorned by Japanese traditional cultures using high quality materials as well as “Karimoku Furniture”, creates an innovative yet nostalgic atmosphere. The Kyomachiya house is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, and is a perfect place to spend a cozy vacation with close friends, old friends, or families who live far away.

FAQ

when can I enter the facilities?
You can enter your townhouse after 4:00 PM.
Can I leave my baggage ?
Baggage received by 4:00 PM in check-in front will be transported to the townhouse free of charge (one baggage per guest). Baggage check after check-out available. Please bring the baggage to check-in front of Kyoto station by yourself, we will take care of your baggage by 4:00PM on the check-out day. ※We cannot accept baggage sent via home-delivery services or mail services (reception and townhouse).
What time do I need to check-out?
Check-out time is 11:00AM. A cleaning company will enter the townhouse at 11:10 AM. We don’t have a late check-out service.