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?
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]
8-minute walk from Umekoji-Kyotonishi Station on the JR San'in Main Line.
10-minute walk from Tambaguchi Station on the JR San'in Main Line.
20-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station.