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Kyo no Ondokoro GOSHONISHI

A Kyomachiya House, where you can savor light, darkness, and seasonal beauty--brought to you by the creative group " graf "

The Goshonishi area is a quiet residential neighborhood, despite being just a stone's throw from the Kyoto Imperial Palace and situated in an accessible area right in the center of the city.
The creative group "graf" has rejuvenated a traditional Kyoto townhouse--kyomachiya in Japanese--that has stood in this neighborhood for over a century, into a place of living where you can savor light, darkness, and seasonal beauty.
Kick back and relax wherever you please: in the quiet of the living room that connects to a garden stippled by the serene kaleidoscope of dappled sunlight; the kitchen /dining room or the library (2nd floor) connected to it through an open stairwell, all lit by skylights; or the Japanese room tucked way in the back of the second floor like some snug hideaway.

INFORMATION

Kyo no Ondokoro GOSHONISHI #6
291, Monzeki-cho, Koromadana-Sawaragi-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Price Different Charge depends on the number of guests
Dimensions Two-story, 83㎡
Capacity 1 to 4 guests
Layout Layout 1st Floor: Kitchen, Dining room, Living room, Japanese garden, Bathtub, Washroom, Bathroom
2nd Floor: Bedroom, Library room, Japanese room
Bedding Two single beds, Two pairs of futons(single size)
Air conditioning Air conditioner, Floor heating
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) is available.
No Smoking Smoking is prohibited in all areas inside the buildings and on the premises.

Experience the seasonal beauty and the nuanced light and darkness a Kyomachiya house has to offer

Kyo no Ondokoro GOSHONISHI was formerly a kyomachiya. Erected over a century ago, it had been abandoned for quite some time and was badly dilapidated. The house was restored, building on its defining features such as the soft light that enters through the tsuboniwa (spot garden) on the first floor, and pillars and roof beams assembled using traditional carpentry methods. The result was a rejuvenated place of living where lodgers can savor light, darkness, and seasonal beauty.
An open stairwell was placed near the center of the house, with skylights installed above. Sunshine and shadows cast from the skylights lend nuance to the ambience of the library on the second floor and the dining room below.
Black cherry is used all around the living room—its floors, walls, and ceiling. The room connects to the garden, allowing its occupants to enjoy the ephemeral tableau of dappled sunlight and changing seasons.
The Japanese room on the second floor, tucked behind its small entrance and with its low ceiling, has the feel of a snug hideaway, surprisingly cozy and calming.

A kitchen / dining room that makes cooking and eating even more enjoyable

The vast open stairwell overlooking the dining room gives the space an expansive air. The light streaming through the skylights shifts and alters to lend nuance to the ambience of the room.
Complete with a refrigerator/freezer, three-burner induction cooktop, fish broiler, and microwave oven, the kitchen is equipped for any level of cooking, from reheating pre-prepared dishes to more sophisticated culinary endeavors. It’s also stocked with an assortment of tableware and cutlery, and cookware that marries aesthetics and functionality.
The cutlery pieces, “ graf ” ’s original, are shaped to fit your fingertips, making them a delight to use, and the trivet and bottle opener are playfully themed on vegetables—all to make your cooking and eating experience even more enjoyable.

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
Dishes
  • Plates
  • Small bowls
  • Large bowls
  • Small plates
  • Chopsticks
  • Chopstick holders
  • Spoons
  • Forks
  • Knives
  • Butter knives
  • Dessert spoons
  • Dessert forks
  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Wine glasses
Others
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge
  • Dish detergent

There is no seasoning.

Tea utensils

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

Furniture and artwork created with heartfelt craftsmanship

The creative group “ graf ” has been committed to exploring how various aspects of everyday life can be bettered through fine craftsmanship, and actually putting their ideas to practice. Every detail of Kyo no Ondokoro GOSHONISHI was designed by “ graf ”, including not only the building—both inside and out—but the kitchen, furniture, lighting fixtures, and even the door handles as well. Skilled craftsmen all across Japan worked to make these designs come to life. The artwork decorating the house was also selected by “ graf ”. The collection is a fruition of meticulous discussions between “ graf ” and the artists themselves, perfectly curated for the kyomachiya space where one can savor light, darkness, and seasonal beauty. The pieces are subtle and abstract, but have a certain warmth about them as well.
Come kick back and relax in a space imbued with heartfelt craftsmanship.

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
(Karasuma Line Subway)
About 7minutes on foot from Exit 2 “Marutamachi” Station
By Bus About 5minute on foot from Karasuma-Marutamachi Bus Stop
Parking No Parking Available. Please check public parking nearby. (surcharge)

PLAN

  • [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: where you can savor light, darkness, and seasonal beauty—brought to you by the creative group “ graf ”

    The Goshonishi area is a quiet residential neighborhood, despite being just a stone’s throw from the Kyoto Imperial Palace and situated in an accessible area right in the center of the city.
    The creative group “graf” has rejuvenated a traditional Kyoto townhouse—kyomachiya in Japanese—that has stood in this neighborhood for over a century, into a place of living where you can savor light, darkness, and seasonal beauty.
    Kick back and relax wherever you please: in the quiet of the living room that connects to a garden stippled by the serene kaleidoscope of dappled sunlight; the kitchen /dining room or the library (2nd floor) connected to it through an open stairwell, all lit by skylights; or the Japanese room tucked way in the back of the second floor like some snug hideaway.

FAQ

when can I enter the facilities?
You can enter your townhouse after 4:00 PM.
Can I leave my baggage ?
Baggage received by 3:00 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 5:00PM 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.