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  • 南邸
  • 南邸
  • 南邸



Our machiya (Kyoto traditional town house) is located in the heart of what was known a thousand years ago, during the Heian Period, as the quarters where the Emperor's female court's residences (Kokiden) where built.
Kokiden-minami-tei (The South Residence) is called after the denomination given during the Heian Period.
It was built a 140 years ago during Meiji Period.
Preserved as guest house in the present days by Yamanaka Abura Ten, a 200 years-old Cooking Oil Company (1818-1829), located in the same area Feel the timeless and peaceful atmosphere of this place, choose by Murasaki Shikibu for the scenario of her famous novel “Genji Monogatari” (The Tales of Genji).
The house can accommodate 2 to 8 people. Our guests will rent a whole house per group. Specially recommended for long stays (full equiped kitchen, washing machine)

Room Layout


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Minami-tei Facilities

A whole traditional townhouse.
Shampoo, Conditioner, Body soap / Toothbrush / Bath towel & Face towel
Green tea leaves, Black tea bags & Coffee / Plates, Cups & Glasses / Cookware / Cutlery /
Hair dryer / Microwave / Fridge / TV
Bed x 3 /Sofa bed x 1 /  Futon mattress x 2 / Air conditioner x 2 / Toilet x 2 / Bicycle x 2
※ Please bring your own pajamas for your good night sleep.



>>>From Kyoto Station By Bus:
Take a bus N. 206 and go north on Senbon Street.
Get off at Senbon-Demizu bus stop located on the west side of Senbon St.

Cross the street to the east side and walk south on Senbon Street and cross south on Demizu-dori St.
Keep going south on Senbon Street and turn left one street south after Demizu St.

Keep walking east two blocks and you will find a group of old houses on the left side.
One of them is Kokiden Minami-tei.

>>>By Taxi:
It takes about 15minutes from JR Kyoto station.