Tofukuji Tsuki is a laid-back, well-designed, machiya-inspired Kyoto home with plenty of attractions, charm, and style. With exposed wood throughout, earthy-colored walls, a modern kitchen and quaint, but elegant Japanese flourishes, like the earthen exterior, tatami-mat flooring in various rooms, and small Japanese-style garden, it’s the ideal meeting point between old Japan and the modern-day. The two-story, six-person-capacity home is a wonderful choice for traveling groups of all sizes. Booked with neighboring Tofukuji Sakura, this would be the ideal accommodation for groups of up to 13 people.
If you’re looking for an authentically ‘Kyoto’ experience, then booking a stay at Tofukuji Tsuki surely won’t disappoint. It comes complete with a small Japanese-style garden viewable from the dining room, living room and bath, and traditional tatami flooring so you can really appreciate that Kyoto charm. The home’s blend of western and Japanese elements means guests can embrace Kyoto style without forgoing any additional comforts.
Tofukuji Tsuki is only one stop from Kyoto Station, offering easy access to nearly all of the city’s main attractions. However, being in a relatively quiet neighborhood, Tofukuji Tsuki also offers the quiet comfort not normally found within the city, ensuring your stay is as peaceful as it is convenient.
Tofukuji Tsuki is ideally positioned near Kyoto’s center, offering easy and convenient access to many of the city’s main attractions. Kyoto Station is only one stop from the house via the JR Nara Line, offering easy access not only to the entirety of Kyoto, but also surrounding prefectures like Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, and Shiga.
Just southeast of Tofukuji Tsuki, you will find Tofukuji Temple, a picturesque traditional temple, offering a great atmosphere for a scenic morning stroll during your stay. Tofukuji Temple features, among other things, a zen rock garden, an abundance of traditional Japanese-style architecture including a classic wooden bridge, and tons of nature as the Temple is replete with greenery.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is only two stops from Tofukuji Station or a 16-minute walk directly from Tofukuji Tsuki. A World Heritage Site, Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of Kyotos most iconic shrines. Famous for its endless walkways lined with tightly packed red torii gates and large fox statues, Fushimi Inari Taisha is definitely worth a few hours of your time!
The facility is also an easy four-minute walk from Tofukuji Station, which services the Keihan Main Line and the JR Nara Line, offering easy access to the city and the wider Kyoto area. If you want to explore something a little more local, Manjuji Temple, a relatively unknown but lush and architecturally stunning temple, is situated right by Tofukuji Station, and it’s the perfect place for a casual afternoon stroll.
Tofukuji Tsuki is also surrounded by excellent dining establishments offering all the culinary experiences there are to have in Kyoto. For western cuisine, be sure to check out Dragon Burger, a very popular, much-loved burger restaurant that offers both classic and Japanese fusion-style dishes. Nearby also sits Ramen Factory Kyoto, an excellent ramen restaurant where guests can also make their own noodles. Being in such a centrally located accommodation, if it’s something else you’re after, just take a stroll down one of the back streets, and you’ll without question find something delicious.
The flow of Tofukuji Tsuki’s interior is artfully considered and designed to be lived in with a layout flexible enough to suit a cross-section of traveling types. With a maximum capacity of six people, Tofukuji Tsuki would be the perfect base of operations for two small families traveling together, an extended family, or a large group of friends. Moreover, when booked together with neighboring Tofukuji Sakura, there is adequate space for 13 people. With both Tofukuji Tsuki and Tofukuji Sakura having one free parking space each, they are great options for those travelling by car. With complete laundry facilities and ample storage space, those who are planning to stay in Kyoto for a while will also find the home extremely comfortable and easily adaptable to their needs.
The first floor of Tofukuji Tsuki is a full home in and of itself, with the bath, laundry facilities, restroom, kitchen and dining area, and living room that doubles as a bedroom with the provided futons all contained here. The second floor contains two tatami-flooring bedrooms complete with futons, an addition sitting area overlooking the small garden and a second restroom.
Upon entering the house, you will find yourself in the shared entry way for Tofukuji Tsuki and Tofukuji Sakura with each having their own individual entrance from here, complete with unique lock combinations. Tofukuji Tsuki will be on the right side. Immediately after entering, you will be in the genkan for Tsuki. Around the corner on the left side you will find the washroom with full laundry facilities. From the washroom you can enter the first floor restroom or the wood panel lined bath complete with a garden view from the window. Across the hall from the washroom is where you will find the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen facilities are well equipped to meet your needs on your trip with a portable IH burner that can be used on the counter or at the table for a group that wants to enjoy hotpot on a chilly evening in the winter. Beyond the dining room is the living room. Complete with a large TV and with a low table and chairs where people can gather to plan the next day of the trip, this area can also be used for entertaining guests in a pinch. When it is time for bed, the table can simply be moved to the side to make space for plush cozy futons when necessary.
Making your way up the stairs, you will discover a spacious seating room with a couple of chairs and a table overlooking the traditional garden downstairs. You can relax with a cup of tea and a book while seated at the table on a rainy day and let the pitter-patter of the raindrops drown out all interruptions while getting absorbed in another world. From this room you will find one Japanese-style room complete with futons on each side to fill out the sleeping options. It is also from this central room that you will find the restroom on the second floor. With one restroom on each floor, Tofukuji Tsuki offers ultimate convenience.
Embrace the charm and elegance of this traditional machiya-inspired space, featuring authentic Japanese flourishes such as earthen walls, exposed wood beams, and tatami-mat flooring. Immerse yourself in Kyoto’s rich culture, enjoying a unique and unforgettable stay in this warm and tranquil haven where past and present harmoniously intertwine.
From Kansai International Airport
Approximately 1 hour and 18 minutes.
The easiest way to get to Kyoto Station from the airport is the JR Haruka Limited Express Haruka Line. Kyoto Station is the fourth stop.
From Kyoto Station to Tofukuji TSUKI
Take JR Nara line from Kyoto station to Tofukuji station (1 stop : 2 minutes). From there it’s approximately 5 minutes on foot.