The Old Modern (Entire House)

Kyoto, Kyôto [Kyoto], Japan 605-0914


Accommodates: 14

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 4


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 entire house is very spacious, and consists of four suites, a common area, and two gardens. It's perfect for a family or group of up to 14 persons wanted to have the whole house to themselves. Circle Suite sleeps two persons, and Deco Suite, Garden Suite, and Star Suite, each sleep up to four persons. Each suite has it's own private entrance. Circle Suite and Deco Suite are the downstairs/upstairs of the front building. Garden Suite and Star Suite are the downstairs/upstairs of the rear building. For additional descriptions and photos of each suite, please refer to the separate listings on our website. All of our suites have these features: mini refrigerator, microwave oven, electric kettle, television, high-speed wifi internet, washer/dryer, iphone, radiant heating, 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. Please note that the nightly rate quoted is for eight persons. There is a separate charge for additional persons. Please see "Specific Rate Details" for more information.


Air Conditioning


Carbon Monoxide Detector

Coffee Maker

Fire Extinguisher

Fixed Grab Bars for Shower and/or Toilet

Hair Dryer




Hot Water

Iron & Board


Massage Therapist


No Smoking


Smoke Detector


Towels Provided



Wireless Internet

Rates and Availability

Low Season: 01/06/2023 - 02/28/2023

Weeknight: ¥117000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥117000 / night

Min Stay: 3

Mid Season: 03/01/2023 - 03/20/2023

Weeknight: ¥125000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥125000 / night

Min Stay: 3

Peak Season: 03/21/2023 - 04/20/2023

Weeknight: ¥139000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥139000 / night

Min Stay: 3

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

Weeknight: ¥131000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥131000 / night

Min Stay: 3

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

Weeknight: ¥125000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥125000 / night

Min Stay: 3

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

Weeknight: ¥139000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥139000 / night

Min Stay: 3

Specific Rate Details:

Minimum stay is 3 nights. Maximum capacity is 14 persons. Rates shown are for 8 persons. Additional persons can stay for additional ¥3,500 per night per person. Minimum age for children is seven years old. One-time cleaning fee is ¥22,000. (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

¥117000 JPY