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

Entire home/flat

5 guests

1 bedroom

5 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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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

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.

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.

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


Extra people: 42 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: 85 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
5 floor mattresses

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. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

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

1 night minimum stay

81 Reviews

Check In
Yi-An User Profile
June 2017

和也 User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 20 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

William User Profile
May 2017
Shima was extremely pleasant to deal with and very accommodating to our needs. She helped us find our way around Kyoto and was very responsive to requests for information. We rented the Magasinn bikes which were so convenient and a great way to experience Kyoto. Great experience here!

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.

Kyoto, JapanJoined in April 2016
Magasinn Staff User Profile
Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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