Koke-An (Moss Garden Cottage) & Hei-An (House of Peace)

Two connected House suitable for Big family or two couples (Sleeping 4-6)

The name for this beautifully refurbished Machiya (townhouse) is derived from its lovely small garden, covered with moss. Koke, meaning moss, has been used in Japanese Zen gardens for centuries, providing an unparalleled serene and tranquil atmosphere. This house is located in a little hideaway alley, ensuring a quiet relaxing surrounding, yet allowing immediate access to the middle of Kyoto’s historical district of Higashiyama (Eastern Mountains). Hei-An means the house of Peace is the same prononciation as the nearby famous Shrine-HeiAn Shrine. 

The unbeatable location is on the corner of Sanjo Dori (the last station on the old Tokaido road, connecting Tokyo and Kyoto in the Edo period) and Jingu Michi (with a view of one of Japan’s biggest shrine gates). 

The convenience of its location means that you can drop in the middle of the day, have a rest, take a nap, shower, change clothes or have a cup of tea and still be central enough to continue with your travels. Within 2 minutes walk, there is a subway station, 24hr convenience stores and a variety of restaurants within 15 meters, while the house remains perfectly quite and secluded!






Rates are as below. 

Regular Season Rate:20,000JPY for 3 persons
Jan.4-Mar.26, May.8-Jul.13, Dec.6-Dec.30

Middle Season Rate: 25,000JPY for 3 persons
Apr.26-29, Jul.17-Aug.12, Aug.17-Oct.31

High Season Rate: 31,000JPY for 3 persons
Apr.19-25, Jul.14-16, Nov.1-Nov.19

Festival Season Rate: 39,000JPY for 3 persons
Mar.27-Apr.18, Apr.30-May.7, Aug.13-16, Nov.20-Dec.5

*Every extra 1 person, add 3,000JPY per night
*Only for Regular season, every 7 nights, get 1 night fee.
*Under 3 nights stay, require a cleaning fee of 4,000JPY.*Pl consult with us for special rate for long stay above 3 weeks.


Floor plan


Some of Kyoto’s highlights such as Chion –in Temple Maruyama Park, Philosophers Walk, Heian Shrine, and Nanzen-ji Temple, Gion Geisha district and many more are all an easy stroll away from the house. There are many unique cafes, antique shops and specialty shops that make sweets, incense and bags from old kimonos. Also close by are the Higashiyama Mountains that have superb hiking, which you can access with the excellent maps that are supplied in the house.

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Inside the House

The house are composed by two house which are connected with each other by a door in between. It has two bedroom with 2 double beds, 2 lounges with 2 single sofa beds, 2 showers and a long narrow 'eel bed' kitchen which looks through to a stunning Japanese moss garden.

The house is furnished with Japanese antiques but also with brand new modern features like a western toilet, shower, air-conditioning and microwave. Also provided are a hairdryer and iron. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and is perfect for preparing a simple breakfast.

There is free WIFI.

Koke-An & Hei-An are Non-Smoking house. No daily cleaning is offered. 


Street address NishiMachi, Higashiyama-ku
Capacity 6guests
Floor plan  square meters,  1stories.
air-conditioning washing machine
Clothes Dryer Linens Provided
Double : Western Style Double  
Video Library : Selection of Japanese movies in English or with subtitles DVD
Full Kitchen Refrigerator
Broadband Access  
Pets Not Allowed Non Smoking Only
Children Not Allowed  
Shopping Sight Seeing
Hiking Cycling
Museums Cinemas
Zoo Restaurants