Stay at Machiya

1. Just like Tokyo’s kominka (old-fashioned guesthouses), lodgings using Kyoto’s old machiya (townhouses) are on the rise.

2. Pan and Circus is a guesthouse in a renovated century-year-old pawnshop. It aims to be a “salon for young travelers from all over the world” and welcomes international guests. The bar space with the owner’s collection of antique furniture and works by various artists offers a pleasant place to socialize. You don’t have to stay here to enter the bar. Please go in and mingle with the guests.

3. Toshiharu Ryokan is a 100-year-old ryokan (old-fashioned inn) designated as a registered tangible cultural asset of the nation. Staying at this ryokan used to be by invitation only, but today anyone can make a reservation. At dusk, the courtyard is illuminated and guests can enjoy a charming view from their rooms. No dinner is served, but do take the okamisan’s (landlady’s) recommendations on restaurants. She will surely tell you about good ones in the neighborhood.

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京菓子
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宿坊
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Shuri Castle
首里城
Haarii
ハーリー
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Italy
One Piece
Japan
Hakuohki
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
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Cute community character promotes local charms.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
Department store basement
デパ地下
Japanese sake
日本酒
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Japanese knives
包丁
SUSHI
寿司
URUSHI
漆芸
RICE CAKES
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
MANABU IKEDA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
YAYOI KUSAMA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
SADO
茶道