Embark on a timeless journey.

Kyoto House きょうの家

Kyoto House きょうの家

Embark on a timeless journey.

The months and days are the travellers of eternity. The years that come and go are also voyagers.

This is an extract from Okuno Hosomichi (the English version is titled The Narrow Road To Oku, translated by Donald Keene), a travelogue written by Basho Matsuo, a great Japanese haiku poet of the 16th century.  The name of this inn (which means months and days), Tsukihi House, is derived from these opening words of the travel essay.

Indeed, Tsukihi House is a retreat worthy of relishing the gift of time and acknowledging the fleeting moments.  Savoring the charm of the 80-year-old heritage building and its architectural details.  Sensing a hint of the changing season, viewing the courtyard from the living room.

Taking a stroll around the neighborhood, catching a glimpse of local daily life.

Sitting in the meditation room in self-contemplation.  No matter how you spend time here in Tsukihi House, you will be embraced in this space filled with timeless beauty.  How about penning the first line of a haiku before embarking on your journey?

Feel the changing seasons in the living room not only from the planting of the spot garden, but also from the light coming in and the wind passing through.
For breakfast, please enjoy freshly baked bread and soup from our partners in Kyoto. Being your morning in Kyoto from a luxurious time.
*Reservation required.
The walls of Tsukihi's house have a finish that has been traditionally used in machiya. It blends well with wood, and the shade looks beautiful.
Take the place that was originally an air-raid shelter as the lowest level, and enjoy the exquisite layout with living room, stairs landing, bedroom and multistory structure.
The beds are custom-made by Simmons for Tsukihi House. We promise you a peaceful sleep.
There is a hand drip coffee kit in the mini-kitchen. The grinder is available for grinding our carefully selected Organic coffee beans, roasted in Kyoto.
The supporting part of the house is a drum beam called Gorombo, which is essential in traditional machiya architecture. It is a historical building material that remains from the machiya before renovation.
The bathtub is handmade by potter Hiromichi Takahashi, based in Yamagata. Heal your travel fatigue in our open-air bath.
It looks like a time slip suddenly in a row of ordinary houses. The exhilaration when opening the door is a privilege only for the guests.
You will find traces of traditional machiya architecture everywhere inside. One of the ways to enjoy this house is to think about the passage of time.

Facility Information

General information
Check-in:3pm to 8pm
Check out:10am

[Number of guests]
Up to 5 people

[How to check-in]
Please check-in at the accommodation.
For details, please refer to the email that you receive after your reservation is confirmed.
Please note that we are required by the city of Kyoto to make a copy of your passport.

Not allowed

Due to the construction of the building, for safety reasons,
if you are staying with children under the age of 12, we advise to choose one of our other accommodations.

Kyoto's finest bread breakfast prepared by our pan-cierge
(licensed concierge specialized in bread) is available upon request at 3,300 JPY per person.
We accept reservations for 2 persons or more, up to 48 hours in advance.
Due to limited availability, please contact us through e-mail.
Entrance door equipped with a smart lock

[Living/dining room]
Air conditioner, coffee table, sofa, chair, closet, clothes iron

[Mini kitchen]
Sink, mini refrigerator, electric kettle, glasses, coffee dripper, coffee grinder, cutlery

[Main bedroom]
2 Semi-double size beds, air conditioner, chair, security box

[Japanese tatami room]
3 futons, air conditioner

Shower booth, semi-open-air bath, hair dryer, sink

[1st floor shower room]
Washing area (shower), semi-open-air bath

Wireless LAN, iron, ironing board, hanger
WiFi connection available
[Mini kitchen]
Tea bags, coffee beans, sponge, detergent, cloth

Bath towel face towel
Hand soap, razor, toothbrush, cotton, cotton swab, comb

Shampoo, conditioner, body soap


22-1 Suwabirakicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

[Access by taxi]
Please show the following text to the driver; they will take you to the street where Tsukihi House is located:

[Access by bus]
Take the bus route #205 or #208. Tsukihi House is about 4-minute walk from Shichijo-Mibugawa bus stop.
Alternatively, take the bus route #206. Tsukihi House is about 4-minute walk from Shimabaraguchi bus station.

[Access by train]
Take the JR Sagano Line, get off at Umenokoji Kyotonishi Station.
Tsukihi House is about 8-minute walk.

Booking with us

To make a reservation, please book through the reservation page.
Your reservation will be confirmed after your online payment.
We accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express,Discover, and Diners Club.
If you have any questions regarding payment methods, please contact us by email.
We will send you an email about your reservation after we confirm your payment.
We will provide you with access information and check-in details.
To cancel your reservation, please send us an email with your reservation details.

For a full refund, please cancel within 24 hours of booking.
For 50% refund, please cancel at least 7 full days before the day of the check-in.
In you cancel less than 7 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded.