Kyo no Ondokoro GOKOMACHI-EBISUGAWA
A superior quality, modern and quiet tea-room-like Kyomachiya house filled with the atmosphere of Kyoto and the aroma of a tea ceremony
"I want to relax and enjoy the tea ceremony after retirement until my heart contents."
This Kyomachiya house was built about 90 years ago with such thoughts. We renovated it to make it close to the modern living environment, while keeping the atmosphere of the tea ceremony aroma.
Ebisugawa-Dori going east to west is a street with many old joiners and furniture shops. There are old-fashioned grocery stores, stationery stores, and antique shops, and you can feel the atmosphere of "ordinary Kyoto" while strolling. Also, it is located in the south of the Kyoto Imperial Palace and is convenient for going anywhere in the city of Kyoto.
This inn only accommodates you and your favorites and helps you enjoy the atmosphere of "another ordinary life" of Kyoto as much as you like.
Kyo no Ondokoro GOKOMACHI-EBISUGAWA #3
574, Matsumoto-cho,Gokomachi-ebisugawa,Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
|Capacity||1 to 4 guests|
|Layout||1st Floor: Kitchen/Dining room(table with foot warmer), Japanese room, Japanesegarden, Bathtub (porcelain enamel), Washroom, Bathroom
2nd Floor: Bedroom, Bathroom
|Bedding||Two 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.|
Kyomachiya with the aroma of a tea ceremony
The “Front room,” which is a Japanese-style room, is on the right as you go through the front gate. Although it is like a tea room with detailed attention, the space is warm and embracing. It is a room that was loved by the retired person who built this house.
We created a library based on the theme of “drinking” in a small room filled with the beauty of Sukiyazukuri style, where a shoji screen with glass window behind a sliding bottom half is placed and the original ceiling and pillars are kept intact. Please spend relaxing time of knowledge and peace here.
Kitchen & Dining room
We wish that you can have an experience of using local ingredients of Kyoto and enjoying making a warm meal by yourself as “memory of eating in Kyoto”… With this thought, we set up a kitchen in the place where “Okudo-san,” a Kyomachiya’s kitchen oven, was located. It is a kitchen that takes advantage of lights and the “Hibukuro” that lets out smoke from the oven and steam of cooked foods. Cooking utensils combining utility and beauty, dishes, and cutlery are available for you to have an enjoyable cooking experience. We have also prepared items to make your tea time pleasant such as green tea, powdered green tea, coffee, and English tea.
The dining space has a hori-gotatsu (table with foot warmer) and is designed so that the eyes of the person standing in the kitchen meet with the eyes of people in the dining space to enjoy chatting. It is a space where even the time to wait becomes relaxing time while feeling the sounds and aroma of cooking or making tea and coffee.
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
- Cup to cool down the boiled water
- Pot for black tea
- Coffee dripper and server
- Coffee mill
- Chasen(a bamboo tea whisk)
- Chashaku(bamboo tea spoon for making Japanese tea)
- Tea bowls
- Cups and container for Sake
Amenities and Beddings
We provide toiletries that will relieve your fatigue from traveling. We offer bath items and soap of “C.O.Bigelow”, the oldest apothecary (dispensing pharmacy) in the United States. They have the cool and refreshing scent of lavender and peppermint. Imabari towels that have very soft touch are also provided. Also, a washing machine with drying function is available to make your long-stay convenient.
We also carefully chose beddings so that you can feel at ease and comfort at night. The bed has soft and comfortable “SIMMONS” mattress. The Futon mattress come from “KYOTO NISHIKAWA” supports your body in a well-balanced manner. Duvets from “KYOTO NISHIKAWA,” which wrap you softly and gently, are also available. You can have a good night's sleep.
- 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
(Tozai Line Subway)
|About 9minutes on foot from Exit Zest-Oike of Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station|
(Karasuma Line Subway)
|About 11minutes on foot from Exit 5 of Marutamachi Station|
|By Bus||About 5minutes on foot from Kawaramachi-Marutamachi Bus Stop|
|Parking||No Parking Available. Please check public parking nearby.(surcharge)|
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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 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.
Kyomachiya Standard Plan: Only 8 minute-walk to Kyoto Imperial Palace, Superior Quality, and Modern. Like a Quiet Tea Room
“I want to relax and enjoy the tea ceremony after retirement until my heart contents.” We renovated this Kyomachiya house, which was built about 90 years ago, with such thoughts and made it close to the modern living environment, while maintaining the atmosphere of the old house. It is a high quality and modern Kyomachiya house like a quiet tea room, filled with Kyoto’s atmosphere and the aroma of a tea ceremony. Ebisugawa-Dori going east to west is a street with many old joiners and furniture shops. There are also many old-fashioned grocery stores, stationery stores, and antique shops. At this inn, you can enjoy the atmosphere of “another ordinary life” of Kyoto as much as you like.
- 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.