Monthly Rental

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Heian Hisui

〈From JPY 200,000 / month〉



    Welcome to Heian Hisui, a captivating two-story, renovated house nestled in a tranquil, picturesque neighborhood just north of the renowned Heian Shrine. This gem is only a short stroll from Kyoto’s historical treasures, including Yasaka Shrine, Nanzen-ji, and the breathtaking Higashiyama Jisho-ji, commonly known as Ginkaku-ji or the Silver Pavilion. Heian Hisui’s interior harmoniously blends traditional Kyoto Machiya style with the luxury of modern amenities, creating a uniquely inviting atmosphere.

    This 53-square-meter haven is perfect for couples seeking a private retreat in Kyoto for an extended stay. Heian Hisui boasts all the contemporary conveniences you could desire: a fully equipped kitchen, an indulgent bath, comprehensive laundry facilities, a cozy living and dining area with a 43-inch 4K TV, a plush double bed, a dedicated workspace, and even a serene Japanese-style garden.

    As a monthly rental, guests planning longer stays will enjoy exceptional value compared to conventional short-term vacation rentals.


    Heian Hisui is situated in a peaceful residential area with limited car access, offering unrivaled tranquility. Rest well at night or focus on work during the day without distractions from city noise and passing traffic.

    Yet, this haven is conveniently located near vibrant attractions for those seeking adventure. The magnificent Heian Shrine, a 10-minute walk south, is a stunning example of traditional Japanese architecture and a tribute to the Emperors Kammu and Komei. The shrine’s sprawling grounds feature meticulously landscaped gardens and the iconic red torii gate. The area surrounding Heian Shrine boasts a wealth of cultural experiences, the Kyoto City Zoo, and various museums, offering a delightful blend of history and entertainment.

    Venture slightly further south to discover the enchanting Yasaka Shrine, an ancient Shinto shrine dating back to 656 AD. Yasaka Shrine, also known as Gion Shrine, is famous for its Gion Matsuri festival, one of Japan’s most prominent festivals, held annually in July. The shrine’s atmospheric grounds include a main hall, dance stage, and numerous lanterns, providing a captivating glimpse into Japanese spiritual culture.

    A 20-minute walk eastward leads to one of Kyoto’s most picturesque spots: the idyllic Philosopher’s Path. This tranquil stone-paved walkway stretches for 2 kilometers along a cherry tree-lined canal, connecting the Silver Pavilion (Ginkaku-ji) to the Nanzen-ji temple. Named after the philosopher Nishida Kitaro, who often walked this path in meditation, the Philosopher’s Path offers a serene and reflective escape, particularly during cherry blossom season, when the path is enveloped in a breathtaking floral display.

    Near the Philosopher’s Path, you’ll find Higashiyama Jisho-ji, commonly known as Ginkaku-ji or the Silver Pavilion. Originally built as a retirement villa for the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, this Zen temple showcases the harmonious blend of traditional Japanese and Chinese architectural styles. Ginkaku-ji’s exquisite gardens, including a moss garden and a sand garden, provide a peaceful atmosphere for contemplation.

    At the opposite end of the path, the historic Nanzen-ji temple complex awaits. Established in 1291, Nanzen-ji is one of Kyoto’s most important Zen temples. The temple grounds house numerous subtemples, a massive Sanmon gate, a striking aqueduct, and the tranquil Hojo garden, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in Kyoto’s rich cultural heritage.

    West of Heian Hisui, you’ll find the iconic Kamo River, adorned with a plethora of exquisite dining options along its west bank. Locals often prefer to savor refreshments from convenience stores on the grassy riverside, enjoying the cool breeze on balmy summer nights.


    Upon entering Heian Hisui, you’re greeted by a spacious entryway leading to the inviting living and dining room, complete with a 43-inch 4K smart TV for unwinding with your favorite shows after a day of exploration. The dining table doubles as an inspiring workspace, offering garden views to stimulate creativity. Adjacent to the dining room, find the fully equipped kitchen, ready to satisfy all your culinary needs. The refrigerator is perfectly sized for long-term guests, providing ample space for all your essentials. On the opposite side of the living room lies the washroom, outfitted with laundry facilities and access to the generous shower and restroom.

    Ascend the stairs to discover the bedroom, where traditional Kyoto Machiya wooden beams blend seamlessly with a comfortable western-style bed. The room includes a wardrobe and shelves, offering abundant storage for guests making Heian Hisui their Kyoto base. A dedicated desk in the bedroom provides a convenient workspace for those needing to focus on work or plan their daily excursions. In one corner of the room, a dedicated area with traditional Japanese tatami-mat flooring creates an ideal space for morning meditation or reflection, adding a touch of tranquility to the overall ambiance.


    The shortest rental period is one month (30 days).
    If the reservation is less than one month (30 days), the rental fee will still be 30 days.

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    Access Information

    From Kansai International Airport

    The easiest way to get to Kyoto Station from the airport is the JR Haruka Limited Express Haruka Line. It takes 1 hour and 18 minutes. Kyoto Station is the fourth stop.

    From Kyoto Station to Heian Hisui

    From Kyoto Station, take the Karasuma line north to Marutamachi Station (7 mins; 4 stops). After that, take the 204 Bus from Karasuma Marutamachi Bus Stop and get off at Okazakimichi (11 mins; 5 stops). From there it is a 5-minute walk to the house.

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