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Kyo no Ondokoro NISHIJIN VILLA

Architect Yoshifumi Nakamura and Minä perhonen's Akira Minagawa Have Come Together to Create Again, Designed in a Premium Kyoto Style. Perfect Inn For a Large Group

If you walk a few further steps into Nishijin area, in the heart of Kyoto, you can still hear the sound of looms weaving. Many old residences still remain from bygone days.
Recently, this Kyomachiya townhouse, first built for a Nishijin weaving merchant in the late Meiji Era (late 19th/early 20th century), has been renovated to create a new style of residence fit for the future.
The Kyo no Ondokoro NISHIJIN VILLA is a comfortable, spacious home with room for 8 guests, recommended for a long-term stay.
The premises also include garages with space for two cars, making NISHIJIN VILLA an ideal location for driving further and deeper into Kyoto's various attractive outline regions including Miyama, Kurama and Ohara.

INFORMATION

Kyo no Ondokoro NISHIJIN VILLA #5
265-1, Tatekameya-cho, Johukuji-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Price Same Charge(1 - 8 guests)
Dimensions Two-story, 196㎡
Capacity 1 to 8 guests
Layout 1st Floor: Kitchen, Dining room, Café room, two Japanese rooms, Two Japanese garden, Bathtub (Aomori cypress and Two showers), Washroom (two sinks), Wood deck, Bathroom
2nd Floor: Two Bedrooms, Library room, Shower room, Washroom, Bathroom
Bedding Four three-quarter beds, Two pairs of futons(single size)
Air conditioning Air conditioner, 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.
Parking Free Parking for two cars

A Residence Fit For the Future Based on a Kyoto Townhouse

Kyo no Onjo NISHIJIN VILLA is a Kyoto-style townhouse built in the late Meiji Period by a family of local Nishijin-ori fabric merchants to serve as a villa for entertaining guests. The spacious elegantly constructed building contains many intricate details, even in the areas guests wouldn’t normally see. Over the years, it has been extremely well looked after.
However, while respecting the original intentions of those who built and cared for the building, it has now been refurbished as a residence fit for the future, adding modern-age comforts and adding a contemporary essence that further highlights the appeal of the building that has stood through the ages.
For example, the refurbishment included the relocation of the dining room and living room into what was formerly the courtyard corridor (otherwise known as a “passage garden”), an area served by a comfortable breeze and light pouring through the overhead windows. Here, the charcoal mortar flooring, pleasantly cool in summer and warm in winter, provides comfort to the soles. In addition, the two joined Japanese-style rooms, where geisha and maiko once danced, now includes decking that stretches out into the courtyard, creating somewhere new to relax. We welcome you to slow down and enjoy spending your time at this unique accommodation, where the old and new combine.

The Luxurious Experience of Meals Created with Selected Local Ingredients

While there are some stores within walking distance of the residence, we recommend waking up early and driving to the morning markets of, for example Miyama or Ohara, where you are sure to find excitement through a wide range of delicious-looking ingredients to buy and take home, leaving you with the choice of what to make.
The kitchen at Kyo no Onjo NISHIJIN VILLA is fully equipped with a large refrigerator, three hobs, a grill and a toaster-oven. You will no doubt find yourself wanting to use the beautifully-designed utensils, crockery, and cutlery. There is also a wine cellar providing indispensable accompaniments to your delicious meals. At NISHIJIN VILLA, guests can select local ingredients to cook and enjoy their own creations. If you would like food delivered to you or have any other catering requests, please contact the concierge.

Kitchen supplies, etc.

Equipment
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Wine cellar
  • 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
  • lipped bowl
  • sake cups
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

A Naturally-Lit Bathroom and Soft, Comfortable Bedroom.

Architect Yoshifumi Nakamura’s aim in refurbishing NISHIJIN VILLA was to provide guests with a wonderful experience that transports them away from their everyday concerns, and his approach is reflected in numerous aspects of the design.
On the first floor, the wooden bath, carved from Japanese Aomori cypress, is ideal for slow soaks while looking out over the courtyard. In the bathroom on the second floor, the shower both is lit by natural sunlight from above, allowing you to feel the sun’s rays as you wash. The fabrics in using the residence’s two bedrooms were designed by minä perhonen. Together with the soft, smooth feeling created by the ceilings, finished in the Japanese jyuraku-nuri style, the bedroom is designed to produce a warm, enveloping feeling for guests enjoying their rest.

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 19minutes on foot from Exit 4“Imadegawa”Station
By Bus About 1minute on foot from Imadegawa Jofukuji Bus Stop
About 3minutes on foot from Senbon Imadegawa Bus Stop
By Taxi About 20minutes from “Kyoto” Station
About 5minutes from “Imadegawa” Station (Karasuma Line Subway)
Parking Free parking for two cars Available. Max height 1.9m(two cars: passenger car, mini‐van, sport utility vehicle etc. )

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 of Premium Villa,Architect Yoshifumi Nakamura and Minä perhonen’s Akira Minagawa Designed in a Kyoto Style. Perfect Inn For a Large Group

    If you walk a few further steps into Nishijin area, in the heart of Kyoto, you can still hear the sound of looms weaving. Many old residences still remain from bygone days.
    Recently, this Kyomachiya townhouse, first built for a Nishijin weaving merchant in the late Meiji Era (late 19th/early 20th century), has been renovated to create a new style of residence fit for the future. The Kyo no Ondokoro NISHIJIN VILLA is a comfortable, spacious home with room for 8 guests, recommended for a long-term stay. The premises also include garages with space for two cars, making NISHIJIN VILLA an ideal location for driving further and deeper into Kyoto’s various attractive outline regions including Miyama, Kurama and Ohara.

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.