Koyuan is an accommodation facility that enables you to charter and stay at a whole block of “machiya,” Kyoto’s traditional townhouse. It is a place where you can experience Japanese culture and art created with obsession of the owner who is a painter in Kyoto.
It is the nearest machiya accommodation facility to the center area of Gion at higashiyama in Kyoto and is located in an alley connected to popular Gion Hanamikoji where maikos and geikos can be often seen. Popular sightseeing spots, Yasaka Shrine, Kodaiji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera are also very conveniently accessible on foot. You may securely stay at this facility with hotel / inn business license.


  • Exterior Koushi
    Exterior Details

    Special features of machiya appearance are dark-colored grids called “bengara-goushi” and “mushiko” windows, etc.

  • Horigotatsu Living room
    Liging room Details

    A spot garden may be viewed through “yukimi-shoji (partial-glass up-down paper sliding screen).”

  • Bedroom Bedroom with Futon mattress
    Bedroom Details

    Guests stay in a Japanese style room on the second floor.

  • Den Fusuma door
    Den Details

    There is a small room connected to the bedroom on the second floor.

  • Bathtub Basin
    Bathroom Details

    The bathrooms have bathtubs made of podocarpus.

  • Kitchen Cooking tools
    Kitchen Details

    There are many restaurants outside, but cooking is also possible at the kitchen.


Koyuan Layout
  • Tsubomiwa spot garden
    Tsuboniwa Details

    A beautiful spot garden may be seen through veranda by sliding up yukimi-shoji from the first floor living room.

  • Staircase
    Staircase Details

    Machiya-style stairs are usually very steep, but it is mild-stair structure easy to ascend.