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
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Café from another world
純喫茶
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Idol
アイドル
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Monja
もんじゃ
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Shiisaa
シーサー
Awamori
泡盛
International Avenue
国際通り
Japan
Dekirukana
Italy
Sengoku Muso
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Department store basement
デパ地下
Wrapping
ラッピング
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
KAISEKI
懐石
SOBA
蕎麦
URUSHI
漆芸
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SADO
茶道
NOH
KENDO
剣道
KARATEDO
空手