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Stay in a Machiya in Kyoto

Saturday August 1st, 2020


Kyoto of ancient city

Since 794, Kyoto is the capital of Japan and the capital called Heiankyo has been the center of Japan for over 1000 years.

Many shrines and temples built at the time still remain and Kyoto is a land full of history and culture.

Kyoto, which is full of old-fashioned houses, has many private houses called machiya left all over Kyoto.

Kyoto’s machiya is characterized by a narrow frontage and a long depth, called the eel bed[Unagi no Nedoko].

This is because many machiya with a narrow frontage were made in Kyoto because the levy of the Shogunate in Kyoto was calculated based on the size of the frontage.

In addition, the buildings in Kyoto are often close to each other, so the machiya in Kyoto are originally made dim.

However, the characteristic of Kyoto machiya that eliminates the disadvantages is the “tsubo garden.”

Machiya in Kyoto often have a litlle garden.

This allows the sunlight to enter the machiya because the ceiling is kept open.

Kyoto’s machiya is equipped with comfortable eco-dimming while enjoying the four seasons by incorporating natural light.

Also, the fact that the original Kyoto machiya has a large depth that allows it to easily accumulate moisture has been eliminated.

Machiya in Kyoto is made so that the wind blows straight from the entrance to the ceiling of the garden by opening the windows and doors from the entrance to the garden.

In addition, the eaves are made high, and the machiya in Kyoto are made so that the moisture under the floor does not collect.

The very high ceiling in the kitchen called “火袋-Hibukuro-” has the role of machiya in Kyoto to let smoke and steam escape to the top when there was no ventilation fan.

In this way, you can learn from every aspect by reading and understanding the construction and performance of Kyoto Machiya one by one.

The background of the time and the making of Kyoto’s machiya along with it are packed with basic knowledge of eco that can be kept alive today and in the future.

When you stay at Machiya naokonoza in Kyoto, I think that if you pay attention to such points, you can enjoy learning the history and culture of Kyoto.

Besides, you can also stay at Naokonoza, where you can experience a wide machiya like a guardian deity called 「鐘馗さん-Shokisan-」 and a secret base, so please check it out.


About Kyoto Station


Kyoto Station is located in the center of Kyoto City, and you can arrive here by any method other than by car.

There are many buses, trains and taxis, so you can go anywhere in Kyoto.

Therefore, there are many people who are quite confused because of the large number of routes and complexity, and even the locals may be able to grasp everything.

Kyoto Station is roughly divided into the Kyoto Hachijo Exit and the exit toward Kyoto Tower.

If you want to go to shrines and temples or famous sightseeing spots, I think you should first take the exit toward Kyoto Tower.

Because there are many bus stops and taxis here, it is better to aim at Kyoto Tower when sightseeing is prioritized.

On the contrary, in the case of Kyoto Hachijo Exit, there may be no special tasks unless there is business such as hotel, check-in counter, rental of kimono.

There are many highway buses at this exit, and most of the people heading outside Kyoto or arriving in Kyoto get off.

If you have something to do with the pick-up bus or Avanti, you will need to go out, so please consider this together with your own travel plan.

The trains at Kyoto Station are more complicated and the JR lines and subways are mixed up, so it’s best to check it against the destination station in advance.

Fortunately, there are many ticket gates and informationcenter, so if you know the destination station, you can tell it immediately by visiting the station staff or information staff.

Although this is information for those who have time, Kyoto Station has many other attractions besides Kyoto Tower.

The aerial corridor that can walk on the ceiling of Kyoto Station, the grand stairs of the skywalk where illumination is actively performed, and a large Christmas tree at Christmas time are also open to the public.

All are free, so it’s very popular as a hidden popular spot.

If you have more time at Kyoto Station, please drop by.

It’s a bit wasteful to spend time at a coffee shop.

Of course, Kyoto Tower is also interesting as an iron plate, so you can fully enjoy Kyoto at Kyoto Station alone.


Stay in Kyoto Machiya inn, chartered


naokonoza You can stay for a charter at the Machiya in Naokoza.

The main advantage of naokonoza Machiya is that you can not only “stay overnight” but also “experience”.

That is because the building of Naokonoza where you stay is a machiya with history and culture.

nao Just let’s stay at Naokonoza and let us provide a “experience” in addition to the “night stay”, with the interior and accessories of the machiya and the landlady who have accumulated a long history I am asked.

If you’re just trying to “stay” at an accommodation in Kyoto, it’s a waste.

nao Please consider the authentic Machiya of Naokonoza, and we hope you will find an added value other than “staying”.


To have a peaceful stay at naokonoza


naokonoza In addition to thorough cleaning as a countermeasure against corona virus, we setting alcohol spray at Naokonoza.

Installation of alcohol spray in the entrance and living room, rental of small alcohol spray for going out

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we ask that you thoroughly disinfect the alcohol spray.

naokonoza Thank you for your patience and enjoyment of Kyoto.