Experience Kyoto in your own way

Kamogawa House Door
Kamogawa House Door
The door of Aoi Kamogawa-tei is renovated from a piece of antique furniture.

Surrounded by many long-established ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) and restaurants, Aoi Kyoto Stay and Aoi Hotel Kyoto provide you with a convenient access to explore the cultural heart of Kyoto; the Gion and Higashiyama districts.
Our historical townhouses may seem mysterious at first glimpse. Yet, behind the heavy wooden doors you can find a cozy space in a warm atmosphere, which immediately makes you feel like staying at your close friend’s home.
Starting from the entrance and all the way up to every small detail in the house, what we strive to provide you is a unique living experience, almost as if you were actually a local in Kyoto. We guarantee that your Kyoto story will be a one-of-a-kind and not just simply a copied version of someone else's travel blog.


A house like nowhere else and a place like home

Cherry blossoms view from Kamogawa residence The scenery of cherry blossom as seen from Aoi Kamogawa-tei

The founder of our company, Ms. Yoshiko Negishi, was instantly fascinated by the cultural depth and beauty of this city when she still ran a consultant company in Tokyo and needed to visit Kyoto frequently for business trips. Driven by her deep affection and irresistible passion, she renovated a kyo-machiya (a Kyoto-style townhouse) to be her temporary residence first and as her work place, later. When her friend, Alex Kerr, who had a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, visited the kyo-machiya renovated by Ms. Yoshiko Negishi, he was astonished by the revivified antiques and the decorations proving of her great sense of beauty, art and aesthetics. He said "Living in such place enables people to fully experience the ture spirit of Kyoto culture." These words, albeit said unintentionally, brought upon a big change to Ms. Yoshiko Negishi's life.
To provide a place where visitors can live just as local people do, this was the starting point of Aoi Kyoto Stay.

Feeling touching moments in an exquisite space

Kamogawa House Door Leisurely enjoy your time on your own private terrace in Aoi Kamogawa-tei

Providing a space where guests can be on their own and enjoy an atmosphere of true tranquility and relaxation is the spirit of our hospitality that we pledged to offer each and everyone of our guests.
After opening the doors of your townhouse which seamlessly blend into the surroundings, what will be waiting for you is a luxurious and exquisite space.
Rennovated from a very historical building, every pillar and every beam in the house can recount its history, while the perfect balance of exquisite furniture and decoration gives the house a unique interpretation of a kyo-machiya. Providing luxurious accommodations for a premium quality time is our promise to every guest.

Living in Kyoto and experiencing its culture in the flow of time

Sukiya-style construction in Room 301 of Aoi Hotel Kyoto. Sukiya-style construction in Room 301 of Aoi Hotel Kyoto.

Aoi Hotel Kyoto, which is located right next to the bank of Kamo river, is different from any other hotels and shares very few similarities with a common concept of so called normal hotels. Based on our fundimental philosophy, we created six unique rooms by pursuing a perfect balance between art, traditional Kyoto culture and a convenient modern life style.
In Aoi Hotel Kyoto, we collect exquisite antiques and art pieces, regardless of their place of origin and generation, to create a unique ambience in which you can experience the authenticity of Kyoto.


A place to free you from the routines and stress of every day life. A place that only belongs to you. A place where you can live in your own Kyoto-style space.

Kyoto familiar landscape


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