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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Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Mango
マンゴー
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Haarii
ハーリー
International Avenue
国際通り
Japan
Kinnikuman
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
Cosmetics
化粧品
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
ODEN
おでん
RICE CAKES
RAMEN
ラーメン
WASABI
山葵
MANABU IKEDA
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI