A fresh breeze on rustic Kyoto tradition
This rustic Machiya house features a garden that leads out back
along with a Japanese tatami floor room surrounded by traditional decorations.
While preserving the rustic charms of a Kyo-Machiya house of old,
casting your eyes sideways
gives a glimpse of a modern Japanese aesthetic.
“The past, the present, and the future”
“Tradition and innovation”
A refreshing new breeze blows
and seeps into every pore.
Somehow inspiring you in your journey ahead,
all this and more await you here.
Why Choose Oozora
A quaint garden with
a grand sense of
The quaint charm of the garden that stretches out the back of the 100-year-old Machiya house has built up its character over a long period of time. It’s a luxury to spend a quiet moment gazing out at this lush green garden with a rich sense of history with a cup of coffee in hand.
A place where
the modern meets
The stairwell leading to the bedroom on the second floor is covered in elegant Japanese washi paper. Look closely and you will see traditional crafts add an accent to what initially seems a purely stylish, modern design.
Living room / Washitsu: Japanese tatami floor room
A garden that exudes a sense of history that comes with the rustic charm of a Kyo-Machiya house built some 100 years ago. The Japanese tatami floor room offers the chance to relax and take in views of the lush green garden that has long been adorned with seasonal color while alleviating all strain on your feet in the sunken kotatsu. Take a moment to rest on a finely crafted zaisu legless chair or Kyoto’s traditional sitting cushion as you take in the refined elegance of the Japanese tatami floor room, dotted with ornaments exhibiting the finest craftsmanship. Comfortable chairs are also conveniently located in full view of the garden on the veranda. Sit back and relax, passing the time while taking in views of the garden, coffee in hand. Such a moment spent in luxury is not to be missed.
We spared no expense in the pursuit of “sleeping comfort” in our bedding. The mattress atop the bed in the main bedroom is a “Simmons”. Daitou Shingu’s original 10cm thick futon is used as the futon mattress in the Japanese tatami floor room. This bedding offers the ultimate in comfort and allows easy tossing and turning, perfect for those with back pain. The top coverlet is a light, warm down quilt. Our room concierge is on hand to select the top coverlet from the thin, combination, and dual-layer quilts according to the season, ensuring you a comfortable night’s sleep all year round.
Kyoto’s traditional sitting cushion features exquisite craftsmanship, and seating comfort to match
Traditional decorations of a Kyo-Machiya house
A garden seeped in history that gives off different colors with the passing seasons
Kyoto’s traditional Karakami paperwork
Bathroom and Amenities
An outdoor bath in which you can sit back and relax, regardless of the weather. The view above also presents a fascinating glimpse of what once was the alcove to the Japanese tatami floor room seen from below. Shampoos and washroom amenities from the brand Esthe Royer, which feature a refreshing aroma that could be mistaken for a beauty salon, are available for you to use.
TV, kitchen, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, refrigerator, cups and plates, drum-type washer/dryer, hair dryer, security box, free Wi-Fi
Shampoo/conditioner, body wash, make-up remover, face wash, face lotion/milk, toothbrushes, hair brushes, razor, body washing towel, cotton/cotton buds, bath towels, face towels, samue garments (comfortable room wear)
Villa-typeVilla-type Kyo-Machiya house for exclusive use: 1st floor (living room with sunken kotatsu, kitchen (with stove), outdoor bath, shower space, washroom, toilet), 2nd floor (main bedroom with 2 single beds, bedroom with 3 futon sets, toilet)
Enjoy “Shojin Ryori” a traditional Zen vegetarian dish, “Cha Kaiseki” a light meal served at a tea ceremony, and “Kaiseki Ryori” a Japanese full-course cuisine from a traditional Japanese restaurant.
*Meal inclusive plans only
*Other seasonal meals are also available.
*Please be noted that the restaurants may not be available during seasons such as the end of the year.
|Check-in time||3PM-7PM (If you wish to check in early (10AM-2PM), please make a reservation to check in at our office. See here for more information.)|
|Check-out time||11AM (Check-out times cannot be extended)|
|Address||292 Higuchicho, Aburanokoji-dori Matsubara-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City 600-8458|
From Kyoto Station
11-minute walk from Gojo Station on the Subway Karasuma Line
At Kyoto Station, board the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line bound for Kokusaikaikan (Kyoto International Conference Center) and get off at the first stop (1 minute away) at Gojo Station.
11-minute walk from Gojo Station
By Kyoto City Bus
4-minute walk from Horikawa Matsubara bus stop
Traveling by bus from Kyoto Station
Take the bus bound for Nijo-jo Castle
Guests arriving by car
We don’t have a parking space at our hotel.
When arriving by car, please use one of the many paid parking spots located within a 1- to 5-minute walk (daytime maximum fee of 900 yen and up).
Experiences on offer include trying your hand at Kyoto’s traditional Karakami paperwork, which dates back to the Heian period, taking a stroll in a rented kimono, or making Kyoto-style confectionary at a discount price at our partner facilities.