This 100+ year old massive (200 sqm +) Japanese house has been renovated in collaboration with 9 local artists by the Bed & Art Project.
Each room was produced by a different artist, creating a unique esperience of staying in what could be a museum. Experience the special space where tradition meets street art!
Part of the profit is shared back to the participating artists, to support their creative endevors.
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House is near Nijo Castle and Nishiki Market!
This 100+ years old traditional resident (Machiya) is a 200 sqm, 2 story 3 bedroom house with a Japanese garden, filled with modern Japanese art.
Thouse is 5 - 7 times the size of other Airbnb rooms you'll find around. (Usually in the range of 25 - 45 sqm)
The house is conveniently located a few minutes from the biggest intersection of Kyoto, with Shijo Station and Karasuma Station.
Take a break from your busy sightseeing and surround yourself with the best that Kyoto has to offer, both from today and the past.
- Stone floor entrance (Art by Doppel)
- Big living/dining/kitchen (Art by Kotaro Ooyama): Both Japanese and Western area, dining table, well equipped kitchen
- 3rd bedroom (Art by ATTACK THA MOON): One queen size bed
- Toilet & Bath
- Japanese garden
- Master Bedroom (Art by ot29): One queen size bed
- 2nd bedroom (Art by SIMIZ・PAMO & Baki Baki): Two queen size beds
- Art room (Art by Kotaro Ooyama)
[What is the Bed & Art Project?]
The Bed & Art Project (BnA) was born out of the simple desire to make creative works from Japan’s vibrant art communities more accessible to a global audience.
[Problem statement] 1. Japan is home to extremely creative and talented art communities, yet they remain scattered and hidden away, making their art virtually inaccessible to visitors.
2. Purchasing art and owning art has never been a big part of Japanese culture. Making a living as an artist in Japan is extremely difficult and very rare.
In February of 2015, we developed our first project, BnA Ikebukuro, in Tokyo with the concept of “a gallery you can stay in” to create a place for visitors to live and breath Tokyo's vibrant art culture.
The profit is shared to the participating artists, so local artists get to display their work to the global audience while making a continuous income.
With BnA Ikebukuro’s immediate success, we felt Kyoto, the heart of Japanese culture, would be a great second step for us.
In contrast to the urban-centric concept of BnA Tokyo, BnA Kyoto focuses on the intersection of tradition and modern art.
In the same way as our project in Tokyo, part of the profit will be shared to the participating artists, and to a BnA fund that will be used to further promote local artists’ work in the future.
The house comes with:
- Linen & Towels
- Well equipped kitchen
- Fast optical fiber wifi internet
- Washing machine (with detergent)
Interaction with guests
We will send you an information package on how to get into the house. We will come check you in in person upon your arrival :)
Other things to note
The neightborhood is traditional, so please be quiet at night! :)
The neighborhood is a very traditional one. They graciously accepted our project in near their homes.
Please respect their lives and refrain from making noise/hanging out in the garden after 9pm.
NO SMOKING INDOORS.
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