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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Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Maiko documentary
舞妓
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Character bento
キャラ弁
Monja
もんじゃ
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Asakusa
浅草
Shuri Castle
首里城
Utaki
御嶽
Public market
公設市場
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Japan
Kinnikuman
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Italy
One Piece
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
Department store basement
デパ地下
Japanese sake
日本酒
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Wrapping
ラッピング
URUSHI
漆芸
WASABI
山葵
TEMPURA
天婦羅
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI