Housed in a 110 year old traditional “machiya” (Kyoto Townhouse), Jam Jar Lounge & Inn offers a boutique style accommodation and café lounge seamlessly combining modern design without compromising the integrity of its original Japanese ambience. Each room has its own private bathroom and has been meticulously finished to pay homage to this unique Kyoto style of building. Combined with an on-site English speaking café serving real espresso coffee and imported Australian wines, this is a unique opportunity to experience Kyoto life through the eyes of its locals, while still enjoying everything this historic city has to offer.
This English speaking café is housed in a renovated traditional Kyoto "Machiya" townhouse. Popular with not only guests staying at the Inn, but also local residents who come to soak up the ambience, exchange information or just enjoy some banter with the Australian owner over the bar counter.
On offer is authentic espresso coffee from locally roasted bean, "Jaffle" toasties, imported Australian wines & Free Wi-Fi.
tea(Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Assam, Camomile)¥450
coffee & pastry set(Pastry with any hot or cold drink)¥650
Just a short bus ride from Kyoto Station, its location makes it ideal for jumping on and off the various tourist buses that circle the city visiting many of Kyoto’s world renowned sites. You will be in walking distance of the beautiful Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Ryoanji Temple and its famed "Zen Garden", as well as Kyoto’s oldest geisha district (Kamishichiken).
The nearby train that transports you to Arashiyama’s enchanting bamboo forest is an added bonus for those who appreciate nature. As an Australian/Japanese owned venture your hosts are Kyoto locals, and can offer advice in English, Japanese or Italian to help make your stay stress free and even more memorable.