More than 120 years old machiya located north part of Nijyo Castle.
6 houses are standing side by side in the quiet area of northern part of Nijyo Castle, the World Heritage. This area was used to be an Emperor's female court's residence in Heian Period.
Ichi-no-Tsubone is one of the house. Please feel the history at there, and enjoy your special stay at this special house.
The owner of these 6 houses is an oil shop which was founded 200 years before, and almost all people in Kyoto knows them as "Yamanaka-Abura". Their original shop is near by these guest house, so you can visit them to get a famous and high quality oil.
The upper floor of Ichi-no-Tsubone was made based on a story of Genji-Monogatari (The tale of Genji) which was written by a female writer MurasakiShikibu in Heian Period. You can see the atmosphere of that time.
There are 2 Japanese room at there, so you can use here as your sleeping place. On those Japanese room's ceiling, you can see a big beam which remains from old time.
When you go enter the street of this location, you will see a long brown houses on your side. Even there are six houses, the roof is only one. This remains from old time, and this is very rare in mordern time.
These guest house has more than 120 years history. YOu can enjoy the history both of inside and outside of the house.
Yamanaka-Aburaten Guesthouse is standing in a quiet living area, but have easy access to many places by bus.
And there are 6 houses at the same location, so it is very convenient if you come by a big groups, relatives gathering, or school trips. Of course you need to be quiet to going back and forth between each houses to live with neigbors, however, this is very good to reserve few numbers of houses together for your group.
Please see on the roof when you arrive. There is "Shouki-san" standing on the roof for protect house. This is rare, but a important history of Kyoto.
There is parking space and 2 rental bicycles.
You can use it from check-in till check-out.
It feel so good biking in Kyoto
※ No pajamas
※No spice for cooking are prepared because of allergy and religious reasons.