Traditional, Modern, Luxury machiya

Experience a stay in a house where traditions meet modernity.
Tsuyukusa-an is a superb Kyo-machiya, a traditional Japanese townhouse, located in Kyoto city centre near Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Close to the busy streets of Karasuma and Oike, you will find is various types of restaurants and shops nearby.
Situated in a residential area, Tsuyukusa-an's surroundings offer a safe and quiet environment, ideal atmosphere for a pleasant and relaxing stay. The location is also very convenient for sightseeing.

Suitable for long stay, Tsuyukusa-an has a washing machine and a fully furnished kitchen.

Hospitality of Tsuyukusa-an

Tsuyukusa-an Speciality


The stairway, combined to a storage chest, displays various antiques.
Called "Hakokaidan" in Japanese, the stairway is commonly found in traditional houses and bears witness of the long history of the house.

Japanese garden

The living room and the bathroom provide a superb view on a Tsuboniwa, a small Japanese garden.
The small murmuring of the stream creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere.


Daisuke Seno, a talented calligrapher native of Kyoto, painted the hanging scroll exhibited in the entrance hall. The dishes, specially created for Tsuyukusa-an, represent cute day-flowers which are called "Tsuyukusa" in Japanese.



For 5 guests


Luxurious stay for 2, economical stay for groups and families, Tsuyukusa-an will make your stay comfortable and unforgettable.

*The new accommodation tax, implemented by Kyoto city, is included in your accommodation fee.
The rate changes according to the season and the date (national holidays, weekends, festival periods).


Subway Karasuma Line to Marutamachi Station, then five minutes' walk
Subway Karasuma Line to Karasuma-Oike Station, then nine minutes' walk
City bus No.31,51,65: Karasuma-Nijo Bus Stop, five minutes' walk
About 10 minutes, 1,500JPY
No parking lots
If you come by car, please ask us for more details about the surroundings' parking lots
Takakuradori-Ebisugawa Agaru
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Things to Do

Kyoto people love this area

Tsuyukusa-an is located near the Kyoto Imperial Palace and stands in the center of Kyoto.
Shijo shopping street and Sanjo downtown areas are within walking distance.
The surrounding area is ideal for sightseeing thanks to a well-served by public transport location!
Many popular restaurants and shops stand near Tsuyukusa-an, we hope that you will enjoy them as a real Kyotoite.


Local people love these restauratns and shops, hope you enjoy them!
AddressHukuya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto (Takakura-Ebisugawa Agaru)
CapacityUp to 5 guests
Access1.Kyoto Station - subway Karasuma Line Marutamachi Station then a 5 minute walk
2.Kyoto Station - subway Karasuma Line Karasuma-Oike Station then a 9 minute walk
3. Kyoto Station by taxi - about 10 minutes 1,500JPY
StationSubway Karasuma Line Marutamachi Station, take the exit N.7 and then walk for 5 minutes
Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma-Oike Station and then walk 9minutes
Bus stopCity bus Karasuma-Nijo Bus Stop then walk for 5 minutes
Parking LotNo parking lot, please ask us for more information about surroundings' parking lots
Check-in timeFrom 16:00
Check-out timeBy 10:00
Accommodation typeTraditional Kyo-machiya townhouse (traditional house in Kyoto)
Bathroom1 Japanese-style bathroom and 2 toilets (1 for each floor)
MealNot provided
PaymentPayPal, Square or Alipay
FacilitiesFree Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV, hotel safety box, hair dryer
Fridge, microwave, kettle, cookware, tableware
Bath towelFace towel
Yukata bathrobeToothbrush
Body soapHand soap
CottonCotton swab
Hair dryerFree Wi-Fi
Washing machine 
SightseeingImperial Palace: 350m, 5 minute walk
Manga Museum: 650m, 9 minute walk
Kyoto Museum: 620m, 8 minute walk
Rokkakudo Temple: 1,100m, 14 minute walk
Nijo Castle: 1,400m, 18 minute walk
Convenience storeFamily Mart (Karasuma-Nijo branch, open 24/7): 340m, 5 minute walk
Other [Bakery] Friandise: 3 minute walk
[Bakery] Liberte: 7 minute walk
[Bakery] Grandir: 10 minute walk
[Cafe and Bakery] Cafe Bibliotic HELLO!: 4 minute walk
[Cafe and Bakery] Shinshindo: 6 minute walk
[Cafe and donut] Hitsuji: 3 minute walk
[Cafe and coffee] World Coffee: 4 minute walk
[Cafe and Japanese tea] Sarasa: 7 minute walk
[Cafe and Japanese tea] Ippodo: 7 minute walk
[Cafe and Japanese tea] Nijo Wakasaya: 8 minute walk
[Cafe and tea] Holly's Cafe: 12 minute walk
[Department store] Daimaru: 17 minute walk
[Post Office] Takakura post office: 2 minute walk