Yosuga Art Space is a place for artists and other culturally-affiliated people to live and work together. Simply experiencing the traditional culture, craft and performance here is a reason enough to come, there is no obligation to create or exhibit artwork. We are located within walking distance of Kyoto station, and one has easy access to sites within Kyoto as well as the larger Kansai area. We will use our connections to try to support you however possible in fulfilling your desires for cultural research during your stay…including seeing art events, attending discussions or meetings, and making the rounds at tourism hotspots. For a creative person all of these things can be considered an important form of research.
Please note that Yosuga Art Space does not offer any scholarship funding. If you wish to personally seek scholarship funding elsewhere, we are happy to write a letter of recommendation for you. We are not a hotel or ryokan. Whether your stay is long or short, we will ask you to please sign a contract agreeing to the Yosuga terms.
1 night –6 month stay
Check-in : After 4pm / Check-out : Before 11am
* times are flexible ; we are happy to hold luggage for residents
Candidates Artists / people involved in art
・The resident must be able to live communally with other artist also using the space.
・The resident must be in good health.
・The resident must have basic conversational ability in either Japanese or English.
Creating a residence that is best suited to your artistic practice
a) Research ( study / experiential )
b) Join in art events / workshops
c) Participate in discussions
d) Artwork production
e) other stay/Attend to art conferences
* Whether the resident’s stay is long or short, all residents are required to sign a contract agreeing to the Yosuga terms at the time of check-in
One room / one person / night －￥6,500 ( room type A, B, C )
One room / two people / night －￥10,000 ( room type A, B, C )
One room / three people / night －￥15,000 (room type A, C )
*Residents whose stay is concurrent with an exhibition or performance opening in Kyoto city.
*Residents whose stay is before / after / concurrent with a stay in the Microresidence Network.
One room / one person / night －￥4,500 ( room type A, B, C )
One room / two people / night －￥7,000 ( room type A, B, C )
One room / three people / night －￥10,500 ( room type A, C )
Residents whose stay is before / after / concurrent with another Japanese AIR program which is not in the Microresidence Network.
One room / one person / night －￥5,000 ( room type A, B, C )
One room / two people / night －￥8,000 ( room type A, B, C )
One room / three people / night －￥12,000 ( room type A, C )
* This facility is not a hotel or ryokan. We do not provide meals. Residents are welcome to use the recently renovated communal kitchen. There is a 24-hour supermarket, as well as convenience stores located within a five-minute walk from the Yosuga facility.
Art work stay
・Studio usage fee : ￥2,000 / day
* For those willing to use their bedrooms as a studio, and do not need an exhibition, there is no additional fee.
Use of the Salon for exhibition purposes accrues a fee of ￥1,000 per hour. (Normal salon hours need not apply)
*Use of a location other than the Yosuga facility incurs the full burden of that location’s rental.
*Use of a bedroom for exhibition requires that the artist pay the full daily rate of a resident living in that room.
Cash only. Please pay at time of check-in.
* Cancel fee: cancellation 2days before \0 / cancellation 1day before – 50% / cancellation on reserved day -100%
Where do you want to go, what do you want to experience? We will search for the things and places you need.
We will introduce you to the people you need for your research and study.
We are happy to arrange a welcome party in the Yosuga Salon, where you can meet local artists.
As well as organizing an exhibition, we will happily publicize your artwork through our social network.
4) Daily Life
We are happy to lend a helping hand in whatever way necessary to help you enjoy your life in Kyoto.
However we are not a hotel or ryokan, and we do not provide meals for residents.
Air-conditioned (Air-conditioner, Electric-heater, Electric-fan, Fan)
Free Wi-Fi available (PC not provided)
* Private rooms do not have door locks/safes provided.
* There is no free parking. We are happy to share information on nearby coin parking.
Bath towel, Face towel, Hair dryer, Iron,
Body soap, Hair shampoo, Hair conditioner