The tour of 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
Half Kaiseki Dinner course with one Maiko at Japanese restaurant with partition: The minimum, yet still truly private and authentic, dinner arrangemen
Full Kaiseki Dinner course with one Maiko at Japanese restaurant's private room: Private and authentic, dinner arrangement with a privately arranged m