The Old Modern - Garden Suite

Kyoto, Kyôto [Kyoto], Japan


Accommodates: 4

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1


The Old Modern was built in 1928 by a prominent Kyoto architect as a residence for his family. It was meticulously maintained throughout the years, and the building underwent a complete high-end restoration in 2018. It is an architectural treasure, and a rare example of a "machiya" townhouse which is an eclectic blend of traditional Japanese structure with some very early "modern" Western details such as a fireplace, high beamed ceilings, and parquet flooring. The Old Modern consists of two separate two-storey buildings, with two exquisite gardens. There are four luxurious full-floor suites, each with en-suite bath/toilet. The location in the Southern Higashiyama district can't be's only a few minutes walk to Gion, Kyoto National Museum, Kiyomizu Temple, as well as many other sights. It's just 15 minutes' walk to the bustling downtown commercial district. The Four Seasons and Hyatt Regency are close by. Kyoto Station is a short taxi or bus ride away, and there are numerous public transportation options nearby. There are also plenty of places to eat and shop in the immediate neighborhood. The Garden Suite occupies the lower level of the rear building. Maximum capacity is four persons...two sharing the queen-sized bed in the tatami-matted main room, and two sharing the double sofabed. Due to the limited amount of space in the second bedroom, we recommend this unit for a couple or a family with children. This suite opens up to the expansive rear garden, whose centerpiece is a magnificent pine tree which towers high above. This suite retains a very subdued elegance which is typical of traditional Japanese architecture. Radiant (floor) heating ensures that the suite is kept pleasantly warm in the Winter, and air-conditioning keeps it cool in the warmer months. All of our units have these features: mini refrigerator, microwave oven, electric kettle, television, high-speed wifi internet, washer/dryer, iphone, and high-end pillows with goose-down comforters. Also provided in each suite is a Nespresso coffee/espresso maker with a selection of coffee capsules, as well as an assortment of teas. The Library is a common space where all guests are welcome to relax and enjoy our large collection of books on Japan, and Japanese art and design. The Library is bright and airy, and a huge plate-glass window overlooks the "nakaniwa" interior garden. Our office is 10 minutes' walk away, and two full-time English speaking staff are on hand to provide assistance to guests, both before arrival and during their stays with us. We provide a customized map of the area, with dozens of restaurant recommendations. And we are happy to help with reservations.


Air Conditioning


Carbon Monoxide Detector

Clothes Dryer

Fire Extinguisher

Hair Dryer




Hot Water


Iron & Board

Linens Provided

Massage Therapist


No Smoking



Smoke Detector

Towels Provided


Rates and Availability

High Season: 04/21/2023 - 05/31/2023

Weeknight: ¥39000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥39000 / night

Min Stay: 3

Mid Season: 06/01/2023 - 09/30/2023

Weeknight: ¥36000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥36000 / night

Min Stay: 3

Peak Season: 10/01/2023 - 11/30/2023

Weeknight: ¥41000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥41000 / night

Min Stay: 3

Mid Season: 12/01/2023 - 12/24/2023

Weeknight: ¥36000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥36000 / night

Min Stay: 3

High Season: 12/25/2023 - 01/05/2024

Weeknight: ¥39000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥39000 / night

Min Stay: 3

Specific Rate Details:

Minimum stay is 3 nights. Maximum capacity is 4 persons. Rates shown are for two persons. 3rd/4th persons can stay for additional ¥3,500 per night per person. One-time cleaning fee is ¥7,000. (No cleaning fee for stays of 7 nts. or more.) Kyoto accommodation tax ¥200 per person per night will be added. Payment by Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Paypal, or international wire transfer.


Per Night

¥36000 JPY