Sanjusangen-do, a buddhist temple located in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, was built in 1164. The temple, whose name literally means hall with 33 spaces between columns, is an impressive structure with a deep root in Kyoto’s history. Built by the Toyotomi family during their rule over Japan, the Main Southern Gate is of particular significance to the country as a cultural property.
Zanmai-an is a machiya that has stood for over 100 years, immersed in Sanjusangen-do’s deep history. Tucked away within the peaceful local neighborhood, Zanmai-an provides a window through which to explore Higashiyama, where Kyoto’s most sought after attractions lie unexplored .
Zanmai-an sits within Higashiyama district, the epicenter of tourist attractions in Kyoto. Located in the southern area of the district, the machiya is located to the east of Kyoto Tower. As if providing a back-drop to make your stay more memorable, Zanmai is within 500 meters of the Kamogawa River, Sanjusangen-do, and the Kyoto National Museum. A short walk can also lead you to the Chawanzaka, a lively road centered around Japanese pottery that leads up to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Venturing further to the north will open the way to the Yasaka Shrine as well as the colorful and vivid world that is the Gion area.
Located near the Sanjusangen-do, Zanmai-an is a fusion of Japanese-style with modern design. You will be able to enjoy modern comfort and conveniences while maintaining a link to Japanese culture through the history that permeates the house as well as surrounding area. Tucked away in a tranquil and serene street, Zanmai-an is the embodiment of light and airy.
With an entire machiya townhouse to yourself, we hope to provide you with an unforgettable experience within Zanmai-an, the perfect combination of modern and tradition.