The Old Modern - Circle Suite
Kyoto, Kyôto [Kyoto], Japan
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 beat...it'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.
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.
The Old Modern is absolutely fantastic. We highly, highly recommend. You can't go wrong with this one!
Very Special Place
I had a wonderful stay at The Old Modern. Everything was beautifully presented and I didn’t want for anything, it really made my stay in Kyoto that bit more special. The property is in a fantastic location and I could just about walk everywhere that I wanted to go to. I love Kyoto so when I come back I’ll definitely be booking again at The Old Modern.
Beautiful restored house
Beautiful restored house located in a central part of Kyoto. Furnishings and bathroom were on par with a 5 star hotel. Bed and pillows were great, bathroom was stellar.
I spent 10 days at the Old Modern and simply loved it. The attention to detail is superb. Although small, the Circle Suite is luxurious and having access to the library and the beautiful garden did open it up. The bed is deliciously comfortable, the bath is sumptuous, the washer/dryer convenient, and the iPhone with data is a real treat! The location is superb - close enough to major sites but also not right in the centre of the most touristy areas, and very conveniently located near a number of bus lines and convenience stores and great eateries. The recommendations from the Old Modern were really good! But perhaps the loveliest additional feature is how helpful the staff are. Junko and Saki helped out with all manner of things including transferring luggage from Kyoto to Osaka - way beyond expectations. I would definitely stay again! Thank you...
We stayed at the Circle Suite during our time in Kyoto. We were celebrating our honeymoon and the staff made it an exceptional stay. We were even welcomed with champagne. We extended our stay at the Circle Suite because we loved it so much. The location is great, the place is spotless and the Japanese garden in the center of the place is wonderful.
Circle Suite - an incredible place!
My family and I stayed at Circle and Garden Suites. It was simply exceptional. The place is exquisite. It is stepping into history. The hosts are attentive to every detail. The check in and check out is seamless. The location of the place couldn't be better but the best part is how they have revived, with attention to every detail, the house. Pictures cannot do justice to the place. It is exceptionally clean and well-maintained. If I am in Kyoto again, I would never, ever think of staying anywhere else.
Circle Suite - Great stay!
We loved our stay in Kyoto at The Old Modern, Circle Suite. The location was ideal for exploring, and the room was perfect. Much thought was given to all amenities and I can't think of anything I would change. Checking in was super easy, with someone onsite to meet us and show us around - also gave me lots of great local tips! I wish we could have stayed longer and I definitely plan to return. Thanks for a great stay!
3 Nights at the Circle Suite
The Old Modern was an excellent place to stay. It was in a great location...quiet neighborhood that was an easy walk to many restaurants, cafes, and tourist sites. The place was very clean and easy to get into. Booking was easy and the staff were very easy to communicate with. Definitely would stay here again.
Circle Suite five days.
We are major fans of anything that Old Kyoto offers. We have stayed in several of the apartments over the years. We stayed for five days in the Circle Suite just after it became available in March 2019. The place is beautiful and interesting in its history. The room was an intriguing mix of 1920s and traditional Japanese architecture, and the appointments were comfortable and in keeping with the building’s history. The bed and down comforter and pillows were super comfy. The bathroom was beautiful and the washer dryer worked perfectly. The heating system was efficient and quick to respond. The neighborhood had several other beautiful residences and was very quiet, yet Old Modern was only a couple of minutes’ walk from restaurants and taxis and food stores. Old Kyoto provided a great list of nearby restaurants, and the staff were exceedingly helpful and quick to respond. All in all, the new Old Modern is a great addition to Old Kyoto’s portfolio. Congratulations.