About this listing
Magasinn is a combination of a small design store and lodging space that gives you the time to experience selected products, books and artworks for a night. Magasinn changes its contents periodically, providing new ideas and emerging topics to guests like an actual magazine.
The building is a renovated Kyoto Machiya: 2 stories wooden house, the symbol of Kyoto. We are looking forward to meeting new ideas from every corner of the globe.
Once I was reading my favorite magazine, I imagined how amazing if I could live in this art of editing: the story of seasonal experiences with delicately selected products.
Magasinn is a combination of a design store and lodging space that gives you the time to experience selected products, books and artworks for a night. By referring the form of magazine, Magasinn changes its contents periodically like a quarterly, which provides new ideas and emerging topics to guests like an actual magazine.
The building is a renovated Kyoto Machiya: 2 stories wooden house, the symbol of Kyoto. There are 2 rooms, each 6 tatami mats sized, on the 2nd floor furnished with Futons for up to 6 people. The rooms are separated from the store by sliding door with key to keep the sense of privacy.
Right next to the entrance, there is a white tile box, used to be a milk fridge, called Fukurotoji: means a sealed-page in a magazine in Japanese. It may be one of the smallest and the most experimental exhibition space in Kyoto. At the back, there is also a small but pleasing Japanese garden called Tsuboniwa, which let the entire building breath.
Currently, the store only opens in the weekend from 1pm-8pm and 6pm-8pm on the weekday. We provide bottles of beer, coffee and sake.
Guests are allowed to access all the spaces and facilities in the house.
Interaction with guests
MAGASINN staffs are very welcoming and resourceful since we all have many years of living experience in Kyoto. Also some of us lived in Tokyo as well, so please ask anything you are interested. We will support you as much as possible.
The neighborhood is one of the most traditional area called Kamigyo-ku in Kyoto. There are also many traditional sites such as Nijo-jo castle and Imperial Court in walkable distance. We personally recommend local small shops with new concepts that is creating communities in their own directions.
By Bus: From Kyoto Station, take the Kyoto City bus #101, #50 or #9 about 20minutes and get of at Horikawa Marutamachi. The space is 7 minute walk from there.
By Train: From Kyoto Station, get on Kyoto City Subway towards Kokusai Kaikan Station and get off at Marutamachi Station that is only 4 stops away. The space is 20 minutes walk from there. Also there is busses from Marutamachi Station, take Kyoto City bus #10, #202 Kou, #204 Otsu or #93 and get off at Marutamachi Chiekoin. The space is 2 minute walk from there.
Other things to note
Breakfast: We collaborate with Chita Chita Kissa, a cozy cafe nearby, to provide breakfast Magasinn special breakfast for 500 yen. Please ask the staff at check-in. The cafe opens 8am-7pm, closes only on Tuesday and start from 11:30 on Wednesday.
Pricing: The price shows on Airbnb page will be different from the price on the official website, that is because Airbnb adds service fee and local tax as well as the fluctuation of the exchange rate between JPY and USD.
1. Smoking is not allowed in the entire building. Please use a smoking area in the garden.
2. Neighborhood is a traditional district so please tone down after 8pm.
3. Please take off your shoes in front of the stairs, bathroom, kitchen and store spaces.
4. You are not allowed to invite people who are not on the guest list over night.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.