• Beautifully restored and renovated combining traditional Japanese architecture with modern western features.
  • Peacefully set overlooking a private garden of 1,000 year old Kennin-ji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto.
  • Sleep in the western bedroom or on futons in the tatami room.
  • Enjoy meals in the Japanese tatami room or walk out the door to discover the restaurants and tea houses of Gion and the Geisha.

Soaking Tub and Tatami Bed Room

  • Inspired by the tea-houses of Kyoto. This room is separated from the main house containing to two horizontally facing tatami mats representing the traditional Japanese tea ceremony setting.
  • Enjoy floor to ceiling views of the private gardens Kyoto's oldest zen temple while relaxing in the soaking tub or raised tatami bed 
  • Floor heating and LED controlled lighting create the perfect setting and when the sun sets turn out the lights to enjoy the temple by moon light.

Tatami Room

  • Picture post card views can be enjoyed through the custom designed shoji window blinds in this traditional tatami room.  
  • High ceilings with natural wood beams accented by LED lighting brings out the beauty of this beautifully restored tatami room.
  • An untouched original wall can be seen behind the traditional toko-no-ma alcove where items for artistic appreciation are displayed.


  • Custom designed railings enabling unrestricted 180 degree expansive views of the temple below.
  • Enjoy Kennin-ji temple's asceticism however the monks request you respect their sanctity thus refrain from loud behavior

Washroom and Toilet

  • Luxurious 5 star hotel quality with twin bassinets, bathtub and waterfall shower with high end fixtures and strong water pressure.
  • Separate toilet room with modern fully automated Japanese toilet.

Modern Kitchenette, Washer/Dryer and Communications 

  • Modern kitchenette all new modern appliances two-element stove, microwave, large fridge, complete cooking and eating utensils. All subtly hidden behind fusuma doors in tatami room.
  • Washer/dryer, English Cable TV, telephone.
  • 1 GB ultra-high speed wireless Wi-Fi is available throughout,

Western Bedroom

  • Tight but comfortable with lots of closet space.
  • Brand new high quality Euro queen (larger than American) bed,
  • Floor heating and wall air conditioner/heating ensuring a good rest.

Living Spaces

  • Soaking Tub and Tatami Bed Room - View
  • Balcony - 180 ° temple view with dining table
  • Tatami Room - Relaxing,eating or sleeping
  • Bedroom - High quality Euro queen sized bed
  • Kitchenette - Fully stocked all new and modern
  • Bathroom - 5 star hotel quality
  • Toilet Room - Separate room w/ modern toilet

360 Degree Video

  • Showing The Balcony, Tatami Room, Soaking Tub and Tatami Bed Room