MAGASINN KYOTO | Near Nijo Castle Design Townhouse
MAGASINN KYOTO | Near Nijo Castle Design Townhouse

Entire home/flat

5 guests

1 bedroom

5 Beds

Entire home/flat

5 guests

1 bedroom

5 Beds

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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.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 5
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £58 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: £87 / night
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The space

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.

Guest access

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 neighbourhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

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.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

75 Reviews

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Errol User Profile
May 2017
I highly recommend the Magasinn for anyone that wants to experience a mix of traditional and modern art in Kyoto. The staff is incredible--very accommodating and friendly. You will get lost checking out their art around the place. I will definitely be staying there again.

Tim User Profile
May 2017
It is a very special place for me to have a taste of a very special accommodate concept. Things inside are very cool, especially the Time Journey at the stairway. Bathroom and toilet are separate. Spacious and quiet. A very stylish place for staying. Good memory. Location is around 13 mins of walk from subway. Pretty easy to visit this attractive city. Many choice of food around this place and there is a big supermarket for me to increase my weight.

Euna User Profile
May 2017
It was nice place to stay calmly, located in the peaceful district. It's not in the heart of the city, but the bus connection is good enough. Staff members are very kind and friendly. All the art object you meet here are attractive enough. And I liked a lot walking around this place. :)

Dessarae User Profile
April 2017
This place is cool for something different. Unfortunately our stay was during a installation so we were not able to see the gallery in full force. The host was super communicative and helpful prior to our arrival which made it a breeze to find. The toilet room didn't have hand soap and there was dried urine on the under seat which are small complaints but something to mention. Overall was a unique air bnb and would recommend to any artist or graphic designer.

Arran User Profile
April 2017
Tatsu was so helpful and accommodating. This was a unique experience away from the normal ryokans of Kyoto. Strongly recommend.

Lei User Profile
April 2017
A nice place full of art designs, fashion, and latest electronic appliances. The traditional and well-decorated house makes a deep impression. All is good but a little expensive.

Priscilla User Profile
April 2017
Tatsu and the Magasinn Staff were amazing ! They gave us great recommandations for bars (before9) and breakfast (Tissa tissa kissa) Not far from Kyoto station. The concept is great and going around town with their bikes is easy. I would go again and again ! Have fun !

Kyoto, Japan · Joined in April 2016
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About the home

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