The origin of “Kamishichiken” is, people made seven entertainment houses at this area by using materials which remains of Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine’s reconstruction in Muromachi Era. When Hideyoshi Toyotomi hold a large tea ceremony in Momoyama Era, these seven houses offered dumplings to him, Hideyoshi praised them a lot. Then after that, Kamishichiken had deep connection with Nishijin area, and had a prosperous age.
You can visit “Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine” which is famous for a god of knowledge, “Senbonshakado” which has a famous history of Ounin War, and Seimei Shrine which is a shrine for Onmyouji by walk. Also, the access to Arashiyama area is very convenient when you use Keifuku Line (Randen).
Inner garden is an enjoyable point of Machiya.
Sasaya-an has a large inner garden which is very beautiful. You can see trees and flowers which will change faces in each seasons, and you can sit there with hearing a water sound of small pound, and feeling a comfortable wind. Please relax and had a great time at this garden.
Slow day at typical Japanese atmosphere with a warm light from Shoji
Second floor has well renovated with typical Japanese style. There are two Japanese rooms, and two lavatory vanities, and a toilet. You can see a beam, circle Japanese shoji window, and a fashionable kimono’s tapestry. You can stay in a bright room with a warm sunlight comes in from a wide window.
Bath time with a good smell of cypress.
- Sasaya-An (さゝや庵)
- 4-289, Sasaya, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
- +81- (0)50-2018-1700
- 2 - 8 people
- 20 mins from Subway "Imadegawa Station"
5 mins from "Senbon Imadegawa" bus station
- Free Wi-Fi
- Body soap
- Bath towel
- Face towel
- Japanese green tea
- Black tea
- Hair dryer
- 2 single beds & futon
- Air conditioner
※No spice for cooking are prepared because of allergy and religious reasons.