Kyo no Ondokoro KAMANZA-NIJO
Kyomachiya house as a residence nestled close to modern life that is run by the architect Yoshifumi Nakamura and Akira Minagawa of Mina Perhonen
KAMANZA-NIJO is a place where you can spend the time quietly while located in the town with good transportation access and close to Nijo Castle.This 150-year-old (estimated) small Kyomachiya house was reborn as a residence overflowing with light nestled close to modern life. There is a kitchen & dining room that envelops you with warmth, a pleasant tooriniwa (passageway) atrium, a bathroom bathed in the scent of hinoki cypress and a garden library overlooking a 100-year-old tree. Please spend a relaxing time here as though you are at home while soaking up the history built up in this small Kyomachiya house.
Kyo no Ondokoro KAMANZA-NIJO #2
|Capacity||1 to 4 guests|
|Layout||1st Floor: Kitchen/Dining room, Garden library, Bathtub (Japanese umbrella pine), Washroom, Bathroom, Storage room
2nd Floor: Bedroom, Tatami mat room
|Bedding||Two single beds, Two pairs of futons(single size)|
|Air conditioning||Air conditioner, Floor heating (1DK, bathroom)|
|Wi-Fi||Free Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) is available.|
|No Smoking||Smoking is prohibited in all areas inside the buildings and on the premises.|
Garden library overlooking a 100-year-old tree
There is a 100-year-old Inumaki (yew plum pine) that has constantly been watching over the history of this dwelling. The garden library overlooks the old tree. The garden library is a small satellite library of the Wacoal Studyhall. It has diversified range of books to bring an opportunity to think about “beauty.” This is a place where you can meet books that will give you an even deeper impression to your trip to Kyoto.
Kitchen & Dining room
The kitchen & dining room will make an “eating in Kyoto” memory of the joy you get in making a hot meal with ingredients unique to Kyoto. The compact kitchen is easy to move in and easy to use. The cozy dining room has a great view. This is a space that will envelop you in warmness. We have prepared cookware that combines utility and beauty, dishes and cutlery to make your cooking time more enjoyable.
Kitchen supplies, etc.
- IH cooking heater (3 burners)
- Microwave oven
- Cast-iron pot (Staub Oval)
- Yukihira pan (pan with short spout and lid)
- Frying pan
- Rice-cooking pot
- Kitchen knife
- Petty knife
- Cutting board
- Wooden spatula
- Kitchen scissors
- Wine opener
- Pot mat
- Oven mitt
- Measuring spoon
- Measuring cup
- Large chopsticks for cooking and serving food
- Small bowls
- Large bowls
- Small plates
- Chopstick holders
- Butter knives
- Dessert spoons
- Dessert forks
- Wine glasses
- Paper towels
- Dish detergent
There is no seasoning.
- Coffee (original blend)
- Green Tea(original blend)
- Roasted green tea(original blend)
- Mineral water
- Pot for black tea
- Coffee dripper and server
Amenities and Beddings
We have prepared pleasant amenities to heal you from the tiredness of your trip. Our bath items and soaps come from the oldest apothecary (dispensing pharmacy) in the U.S. called “C. O. Bigelow.” They have an invigorating and refreshing aroma of lavender & peppermint. We also prepare Imabari towels with a soft texture. In addition, we have a washing machine with dryer, which is convenient for long stays.
We have carefully prepared bedding to make you feel comfortable and relax during sleeping. The soft and confortable Bed comes from the mattress of “SIMMONS”. The Futon mattress supporting your body in a good balance and the light and soft down quilt covering your body fondly come from “KYOTO NISHIKAWA”. Please sleep tight with comfortable beddings.
- Hand towels
- Bath towels
- Body soap
- Hand soap
- Toothbrush set
- Cotton swabs
- Hair dryer
- Air purifier (with humidifier function)
- Laundry detergent
- Ironing board
- Vacuum clerner
- Bluetooth speaker
(Karasuma Line Subway)
|About 7minutes on foot from Exit 2 of Karasuma Oike Station|
|By Bus||About 6minutes on foot from Nijo castle Bus Stop
About 4minutes on foot from Shinmachi Oike Bus Stop
About 7minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Bus Stop
|Parking||No Parking Available. Please check public parking nearby.(surcharge)|
Only Official Website Plan with selectable handpicked seasoning agents from Kyoto
On August 1st, 2018, we will be opened in KAMANZA, located about 6 minutes on foot from Nijo castle. To commemorate the opening of this townhouse, we have designed a special limited time plan. 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 is 150 years old and located about 6 minutes on foot from Nijo castle.
On August 1st, 2018, we will be opened in KAMANZA, located about 6 minutes on foot from Nijo castle. Kyomachiya house as a residence nestled close to modern life that is run by the architect Yoshifumi Nakamura and Akira Minagawa of Mina Perhonen. There is a kitchen & dining room that envelops you with warmth, a pleasant tooriniwa (passageway) atrium, a bathroom bathed in the scent of hinoki cypress and a garden library overlooking a 100-year-old tree. Please spend a relaxing time here as though you are at home while soaking up the history built up in this small Kyomachiya house.
- 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.