The Old Modern - Star Suite

Kyoto, Kyôto [Kyoto], Japan 605-0914


Accommodates: 4

Bedrooms: 2

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 Star Suite occupies the upper level of the rear building. This suite is suitable for up to four adults, or for a couple with one or two children. Minimum age for children is seven. One bedroom has teak flooring with a queen-sized bed, with small table and chairs. The adjacent room is pure and traditional Japanese style, with sleeping on a double futon on the tatami mat floor, and seating on a Western-style sofa. The two bedrooms are separated by sliding doors, and each has its own access door to the bathroom. 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

Fixed Grab Bars for Shower and/or Toilet

Hair Dryer





Iron & Board

Linens Provided

Massage Therapist




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. Minimum age for children is 7 years old. 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