The tour of Kyo-machiya, the Kyoto-style townhouse
Kyo-machiya reminds us Japanese people of good old days, when people followed a daily routine at a relaxing pace and had their work place and residential space in the same building. This tour includes an interesting visit to traditional Kyo-machiya.
The word “telework” has recently become popular among Japanese people with the onset of the COVID-19 world. However, such a way of life used to be, in effect, already common here in Kyoto. Kyo-machiya was designed for the residents to run business at their own home, and its layout is uniquely complex to fit such a lifestyle. Machiya, or “townhouse” can be observed even today in Kyoto where people love Japanese tradition and many of them still keep the same customs. This tour tells you about the historic background and the unusual functional aspects of such a townhouse by arranging actual visits to remaining Kyo-machiya.
|Date||October 15th, November 19th, December 17th|
|Time||Tour: 14:00-15:40 (Reception:13:50)|
|Fee||3,000 yen with prior reservation and payment
Free for 12 years old and younger when accompanied by adult
|Meeting location||At No. 23 Exit of Shijo Station of Subway (Karasuma Line)|
|Remarks||No insurance for accidents or injury during the tour|