The Old Modern - Circle Suite

Kyoto, Kyôto [Kyoto], Japan


Accommodates: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1


The Old Modern was built in 1928 by a prominent Kyoto architect as a residence for his family. It was meticulously maintained throughout the years, and the building underwent a complete high-end restoration in 2018. It is an architectural treasure, and a rare example of a "machiya" townhouse which is an eclectic blend of traditional Japanese structure with some very early "modern" Western details such as a fireplace, high beamed ceilings, and parquet flooring. The Old Modern consists of two separate two-storey buildings, with two exquisite gardens. There are four luxurious full-floor suites, each with en-suite bath/toilet. The location in the Southern Higashiyama district can't be's only a few minutes walk to Gion, Kyoto National Museum, Kiyomizu Temple, as well as many other sights. It's just 15 minutes' walk to the bustling downtown commercial district. The Four Seasons and Hyatt Regency are close by. Kyoto Station is a short taxi or bus ride away, and there are numerous public transportation options nearby. There are also plenty of places to eat and shop in the immediate neighborhood. The Circle Suite is a luxurious one-bedroom suite, suitable for a single or a couple. It exudes an old-world charm, with it's Art Deco wallpaper, chandelier of marble and brass, and high ceiling with wooden beams. There is a comfortable queen-sized bed, small table with chairs, and closet. The Circle Suite occupies the lower level of the front building. All of our units have these features: mini refrigerator, microwave oven, electric kettle, television, high-speed wifi internet, washer/dryer, iphone, high-end pillows and goose-down comforters. The Library is a common space where all guests are welcome to relax and enjoy our large collection of books on Japan, and Japanese art and design. The Library is bright and airy, and a huge plate-glass window overlooks the "nakaniwa" interior garden. Our office is 10 minutes' walk away, and two full-time English speaking staff are on hand to provide assistance to guests, both before arrival and during their stays with us. We provide a customized map of the area, with dozens of restaurant recommendations. And we are happy to help with reservations.


Air Conditioning


Clothes Dryer

Rates and Availability

Mid Season: 06/01/2020 - 09/30/2020

Weeknight: ¥24000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥24000 / night

Peak Season: 10/01/2020 - 11/30/2020

Weeknight: ¥28000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥28000 / night

Mid Season: 12/01/2020 - 12/24/2020

Weeknight: ¥24000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥24000 / night

High Season: 12/25/2020 - 01/05/2021

Weeknight: ¥26000 / night

Weekend Night: ¥26000 / night

Specific Rate Details:

Minimum stay is 3 nights. Maximum capacity is 2 persons. Rates shown are for two persons. Kyoto accommodation tax ¥200 per person per night will be added. Payment by Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Paypal, or international wire transfer.


Per Night

¥24000 JPY