8NEST operates 10 international share houses in Kyoto,
we would like to introduce you to a share house
where you can enjoy a relaxing stay in a nature-rich environment.
8NEST Kodaiji in Higashiyama-ku is within walking distance to Kiyomizu-dera (13 minutes walk),
Kodai-ji (3 minutes walk), Gion (14 minutes walk), Yasaka Shrine (15 minutes walk),
and the adjacent Maruyama Park (12 minutes walk), which is famous for its Gion Festival♪
It takes 18 minutes to get to Gion-Shijo Station, but you can get to Kyoto Station
from the nearest bus stop, Kiyomizu-michi (9 minutes on foot)
or Higashiyama Yasui (10 minutes on foot) by one line.
Unfortunately, it was decided to cancel this year’s Gion Festival Yamaboko Parade (2020)
to prevent the spread of a new type of coronavirus infection,
but we can only pray that it will be held again next year.
～Gion Festival ～
This festival started in the Heian period (794-1192)
when the Gion Ghost Festival was held to pray for the elimination
of epidemics and disasters.
Various rituals are held for a month from the 1st (Kippu-iri)
to the 31st (Ekijinja Summer Festival) of July.
Especially, many people visit the festival on the 17th and 24th.
Known as “Gion-san,” it attracts many worshippers from all over the country.
Shijo Street is one of the main streets running through the city of Kyoto from east to west.
Yasaka Shrine, which sits at the eastern starting point of the street,
is the headquarters of about 2,300 Shinto shrines enshrining the Yasaka Shrine
and Susanoo-no-Ｍikoto, which are located throughout the country.
(The west gate facing Shijo Street is the symbolic building
of Higashiyama and is a national important cultural property.）
（The solemn main hall, called “Gion-zukuri）
The park is adjacent to the Yasaka Shrine and is protected as a cultural asset.
The park was established more than 130 years ago, in 1886 (Meiji 19).
In spring, the park comes alive as Kyoto’s most popular cherry blossom viewing spot,
and it is especially well known for the “Gion Shidarezakura”.
In addition to the Gion Festival, Kyoto has beautiful scenery that changes with the seasons,
and is a city that carefully protects its history and culture.
How about living in a place where you can enjoy sightseeing on your days off
while interacting with share mates from around the world?
For international exchange share house in Kyoto, come to 8NEST!
Would you like to share your life with your housemates from all over the world? It is also recommended for students who want to keep the initial cost low because it is furnished with appliances. Whether you want to study Japanese, live in a location with easy access to the city, or live in a quiet Kyoto location, this share house is the place for you. Be sure to check it out!