Second Property Acquisition, Kamogawa Hospitality Property

Old World KK is excited to announce a second property acquisition, along the Kamogawa River.

This property is directly next to our previously purchased lot, and means that our accommodation's river front facade is dramatically increased in size. By increasing our allocation along the face of the river and the overall size of our property, Old World KK is set to create an exciting accommodation development.

The area located between the scenic Kamogawa River, and Takase canal, once called Gojo-Rakuen (Gojo-Paradise), this neighbourhood enjoyed a colourful past as Kyoto's pleasure quarters until the 1950s. In the 7th century, this area gained infamy when it was the residence of Nimamoto-no-Toru, the main character in the classic work of Japanese literature Tale of the Genji.

The purchased property is located on the immediate river bank, overlooking Kamogawa river, with the mountain range behind Higashiyama district clearly visible from the front of the property.

The riverbanks of Kamogawa are prime cherry blossom and autumn leaves viewing spots, and are popular walking and cycling routes for residents and tourists. In summer, restaurants open balconies looking out to Kamo River, as they have done for centuries since the time when Kyoto was the capital of Japan. There are pathways running alongside the river, stepping stones that cross the river, as well as bridges and thoroughfares that connect the historical Higashiyaama district with modern central Kyoto.

The acquisition of this property is the next important step in developing a truly unique accommodation in a picturesque, yet quaint and uncrowded area of Kyoto.


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