Residents in Kyoto value convenient daily life as well as treasure traditional life style.
In the same way, Aya inn Karasuma Gojo not only keeps traditional character but also take modern in to enjoy convenient life,
so that provided with accommodations by the owner or staffs to reflect what they would want if it was their own home.
The generous hospitality of our staff will put you completely at ease
When you check in, we'll personally hand you the keys and take the time to show you around, ensuring that you understand everything that's available to you at the guesthouse.
Our staff members are always reachable through the guesthouse iPad and can be there in ten minutes should you have an urgent need.
When you check out, we'll meet you again to personally pick up the keys and see you off.
Conveniently located just a two-minute walk from Karasuma Gojo Station
The Aya Inn is perfectly situated to serve as a home base for your sightseeing travels in Kyoto.
The surrounding area has convenience stores, a grocery store, a drug store, and plenty of restaurants to choose from, so you'll have everything you need—even during longer stays.
And despite the fact that it's located just one street away from the intersection of Kyoto's two largest roads (Karasuma-dori and Gojo-dori), the Aya Inn is enveloped in a silence that ensures you'll sleep peacefully at night.
A richly appointed space, designed to the owner's exacting specifications
The Aya Inn is not a perfect historical machiya house.
Instead, the owner replaced the bones of an old machiya and transformed it from ground up, using 3-cm thick solid Japanese Iyo cedar throughout the entire house.
The interior walls are traditional plaster, but have been freshly renovated in all high-traffic areas.
At the owner's insistence, however, core traditional elements like the ceiling beams have been preserved in their original forms.
Extensive experiential tour options allow you to enjoy all Kyoto has to offer
The guesthouse manager has deep ties to the temples in the area, and specializes in planning experiential tours to both temple grounds and their on-site teahouses.
Sit in Zen meditation, experience a tea ceremony, recite sutras—it's up to you.
Detailed tour information is regularly updated on our blog.
We also partner with a renowned caterer in the neighborhood and can offer traditional kaiseki meals served in the guesthouse by request.