Jun. 07, 2018 UPDATE

Renovated machiya-style townhouse fun in Kyoto! Eat, drink, and have fun in machiya!

When you walk on the historic streets of Kyoto, you will undoubtedly notice all the old houses lining the streets. These houses are actually called “Kyoto machiya townhouses.” Do you know what this word means? It’s the townhouses that the people of Kyoto used to live in, but, sadly, with the advent of modernity, the number of houses like this has gone down dramatically. Luckily, there is now a movement to restore these Kyoto machiya townhouses to their former glory. So now you can find all kinds of restaurants and shops located in machiya, so keep reading if you want to know what kinds of machiya townhouse restaurants, shops, and experiences you can find in Kyoto!
Part 1The best 4 restaurants for machiya townhouse-style dining in Kyoto!
When walking on the historic streets of Kyoto, you may notice that the houses look a bit different from back home. That is because they’re traditional Kyoto townhouses called machiya! For many years, machiya were …
Part 2It’s afternoon tea time in Kyoto! Top 4 machiya tea houses
When sightseeing in Kyoto, you also need to take some time to have afternoon tea and chat away with your friends. There are many interesting cafes and tea houses in Kyoto, some of them old, some new, but the most Kyoto-like …
Part 3Machiya shopping and souvenirs! 4 popular machiya-style souvenir shops in Kyoto
Besides the many temples and shrines in Kyoto, you can also find many shops in little alleys with a thick shroud of history enveloping them. And most of these shops are in machiya townhouses, and …
Part 4Traditional Kyoto experiences! Top 4 things you can do in machiya townhouses
The history of Kyoto begun in the ancient times, and so the handicrafts of Kyoto, like the food culture, including traditional Japanese sweets, also have a long history behind them. But …
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