Welcome to Jam Jar Lounge & Inn


Housed in a 110 year old traditional “machiya” (Kyoto Townhouse), Jam Jar Lounge & Inn offers boutique style accommodation, Kyoto DAY TOURS and café lounge area with free Wi-Fi. 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. Combine this with an on-site English speaking café serving real espresso coffee and imported Australian wines, and you have a unique opportunity to experience Kyoto life through the eyes of its locals, while still enjoying everything this historic city has to offer.

Take the hassle out of travelling, without compromising your Japanese experience.

Lounge & Café

The Cafe & Lounge area offer guests a comfortable retreat in a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere.

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 beans, Full “English” Breakfast, Cakes & Pastries plus Free Wi-Fi.


Want to live like a local in Kyoto? JAM JAR is the perfect place for you.

1st Floor Room

1st Floor Room

Bright & spacious 1st floor tatami room featuring a high sloping ceiling indicative of this style of building. Private bathroom, Kitchenette, Free Wi-Fi.

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Ground Floor Room

Ground Floor Room

This very relaxing ground floor tatami room features its own private Japanese garden, accessible only to guests staying in this room. Private bathroom, Free Wi-Fi.

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Contact Us

We are situated in the ancient weaving district of Nishijin

Just a short bus ride from Kyoto Station, Jam Jar’s 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.

758-2 Higashi-imakoji-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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hours : 10:00〜17:00 (café) closed : Monday




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    (1.Nov.2016. Jamjar Lounge & Inn)