The Nishijin district has been well-known for centuries for its unique townscape and the traditional industry of Nishijin-ori, or “Nishijin weave.” Kyoto Art Stay Nishijin Sutematsu was built in the district. As the name suggests, the hotel features works and implements from the company that owns it, the obi-maker Sutematsu, as well as lantern art produced by Kojima Shouten Co., a historied maker of Kyoto’s sturdy, bamboo slat-backed lanterns (kyo-jibari), and exhibits of works featuring mountings by Inoue Kogado Kyoto Mounts. The result is that, even though Kyoto Art Stay Nishijin Sutematsu is a hotel, the guests can enjoy it much like a museum. What is more, the spacious rooms with their own kitchens let guests relax as if they were in their own home. Note: We have long-stay plans available. Please feel free to ask about them.
Designed along the overall concept of pleasant, the three room types are apartment-style rooms, each with a kitchen and completely separate bathroom and toilet. These relaxing, comfortable spaces were designed and created with the singular desire for guests to spend their hotel time pleasantly. Our goal is to be a familiar accommodation facility at which guests would like to stay repeatedly.
Within the hotel, we have on display exhibits that showcase our roots as the obi-maker Sutematsu, a weaver of Nishijin-ori. These include obi crafted with techniques originating in Nishijin, which is considered one of the world’s most notable producers of fine woven silks, as well as objets d'art made using the same tools to produce Nishijin-ori. Despite being a hotel, guests can take in the arts and traditions of Kyoto as if they were staying at a museum.
Located in the northwest of the city of Kyoto, Nishijin is home to the world renowned Nishijin-ori style of weaving.Nishijin is not far from the tourist sites of Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine and Seimei Shrine, though it is a popular spot in its own right, with many unique shops and attractions.
This shrine is where the Heian era divining master Abe-no-Seimei is enshrined. Having been the subject of films and such, he is well-known in Japan, and the shrine is also popular with young people as a power spot that is said to be able to ward off misfortune and evil.
The official name of this Buddhist temple is Daihōon-ji. It was built in the year 1227 and remains as the oldest wooden structure in the city of Kyoto. It is a designated national treasure and is home to many carved Buddhist statues.
This is the head shrine of all Tenmangu shrines, which are dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane. There are around 10,000 Tenmangu shrines located throughout the country. Sugawara no Michizane is worshipped as the god of academic pursuits. The plum blossoms and the autumn leaves are also well-known and attract many visitors. Shrine festivals are also held every month on the 25th.
This facility is dedicated to showcasing the world-famous nishijin-ori woven textiles, and as such it is visited by many tourists from overseas. There are historical materials on display, and visitors can see nishijin-ori being made and even try making textiles by hand themselves. There is a kimono show every day as well.
This machiya, or merchant townhouse, which is a registered tangible cultural asset, has been opened to the public as the Nishijin Lifestyle Museum. Visitors can learn about what life was like in old townhouses such as these and if they wish enjoy cultural activities such as trying on kimono, having tea in a tearoom, or eating traditional bento meals.
At this museum visitors can see hand-woven textiles, including articles of nishijin-ori from throughout the country. There are noh costumes on display. Visitors can experience all aspects of hand-weaving and the museum’s workshop, where there are items available for sale as well. The refurbished machiya townhouse also makes for a relaxing atmosphere.
■Western-style room(1LDK)with balcony
■44m² ■Bathroom, lavatory, toilet, semi-double size bed×1, queen size bed×1, extra bed(single size)×1,(In case of the stay 4 persons, you could use extra bed.)
■Maximum occupancy is 4 persons.
■Western-style room(1LDK)with balcony
■39㎡ ■Bathroom, lavatory, toilet, semi-double size bed×2, extra bed(single size)×1,(In case of the stay 3 persons, you could use extra bed.) ■Maximum occupancy is 3 persons. ■Non smoking
We provide Simmons luxury bed for each room.(Except extra bed)
We prepare a semi-double size in the twin room and a queen size in the double room,relax your body.
The mugs available in the guestrooms were designed by the father of the current proprietor. The butterfly motif is a symbol of Obiya Sutematsu and is also used on all kinds of products.
We are also preparing a full-length mirror and kimono hanger for the guests wearing kimonos by yourselves.※Reservation required
It was introduced in a magazine.