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On May 1st every year, KENHYO-SAI festival, which means the ice festival in Japanese lauguege, holds in Nara city. In 710, about 1300 years ago, Nara city had freezer at the current location of Himuro Shrine. We wish you be familiar with SHINTO philosophy, every single wood, grass, and ice are respected as KAMI. ■ Details […]
After the cherry blossom season, Ruriko-in temple in Kyoto city will have a special visit of this year. We wish you enjoy fresh green leaves. Bicycle rental is also recommended. ●Details of Ruriko-in temple special admission Date: 2019 April 15th (Mon)-June 30th (Sun) Time: 10:00 ~ 17:00 Registration is not required Ruriko-in Official Website: http://rurikoin.komyoji.com Admission: […]
It is expected that the cherry blossoms in Kyoto will bloom around March 25. The best season lasts until the middle of April. For more details, we can see the JR’s site: https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/japan-cherry-blossom-forecast, 100 years classic architectures in the city of Kyoto and Nara, [HARUYA] update official web site to be familiar with Kyoto and […]
4 different tastes of 100 years Japanese architecture, [HARUYA Umekouji] has the opportunity to be familiar with Japanese staple foods “rice”. Beans has been said to have the power of amulet. [HARUYA Morning Porridge] depends on the grace of the rich four seasons of Japan. We hope you enjoy the classic in Japan. HARUYA Umekouji […]
In the city of Nara, a 120 years Japanese architecture “HARUYA Naramachi” worships the birthday statue of Buddha until the 15th April. From 8 o’clock to around 15 o’clock on the 8th April, we can visit Todaiji Temple and put water on the head of Buddha in front of the Great Buddha statue. 100 years classic architectures in the city of Kyoto and […]
10 minutes walk from the 100 years Japanese architecture, “HARUYA Higashiyama”, bicycle rent is also recommended for Kamogawa river strolling. 100 years classic architectures in the city of Kyoto and Nara, [HARUYA] update official web site to be familiar with Kyoto and Nara. We hope it can be helpful for you. HARUYA Higashiyama 100 years Japanese […]
Works of “Straw craft Takubo” arrived from Takachiho. At Takachiho, there is a custom that people decorates a new year sacred shrine rope all year round. We can see works of “Straw craft Takubo”, inspired by the sacred shrine rope, in the “HARUYA Umekouji” guest room where 4 different tastes of 100 years Japanese traditional […]
The ume blossom festival on February 25 has a tea ceremony where the geiko and maiko of Kamishichiken come to serve matcha and sweets. The Bai-en (ume garden) is open to the public, and Also, on the 25th of each month, there is a street market called “Tenjin-san’s Festival” that is held within the shrine […]
100 years Japanese architecture called Machiya, HARUYA propose a journey on the theme of “Kojiki”, Japanese Myths. Following the design and living of Machiya where Japanese traditional culture has Condensed, that roots mostly will reach at “Kojiki”. This time we show “Grave of Ono Yasumaro”. Although it is ordinary for Japanese people, in fact, Japanese writing […]
What is HARUYA?
HARUYA is the traditional architecture, called MACHIYA, made by same architectural techniques with shrines and temples of World Heritage or National Treasures. Located two ancient capitals of Japan, Kyoto and Nara, which have two third of the Japanese national treasures. HARUYA in Japanese translates as “sunny, sacred, spring, family”, symbolizing Japan philosophy.
HARUYA is based on three core principles, which remain unchanged in both Kyoto and Nara branches.
1. Original of materials
2. Ordinal of customs
3. Organized of cities
HARUYA’s three principles are what Japanese people desire to convey beyond generations to generations. HARUYA is not “something like Japan” but “long established Japan”. HARUYA does not require difficult treatment besides “spend quietly at night” while historical buildings more than 100 years old. With classic staples from a long time ago, HARUYA would like to help you understand each other and respect each other through the memorable journey before check-in to after check-out.
HARUYA has several branches in 2 international cities, Kyoto and Nara.
Please be careful not to make a mistake with sister branches when visiting.
*For car navigation, please register each address, not phone number.
100 years Japanese architecture called Machiya, “HARUYA Higashiyama” is. Located at Kyoto Higashiyama area, more than 12 million people visit in a year, it is within walking distance to Kiyomizu Temple, Gion and Main shopping district. 15 minutes by subway from Kyoto station. In the morning and evening, we can walk along the small river and enjoy a pleasant stroll.HARUYA Higashiyama | Kyoto
4 different tastes of 100 years architecture, “HARUYA Umekouji” is. 8 minutes by bus (15 minutes walk) from Kyoto station. Walking distance to two world heritage sites (Toji, Nishihonganji). One way bus stop to Kiyomizu Temple, Gion, Kinkakuji etc. Long-established Kyoto style such as Japanese garden, lattice, round window, edge side are respectfully inherited.HARUYA Umekouji | Kyoto
120 years of the village headman residence, “HARUYA Naramachi” is. Guest rooms with traditional Japanese houses have fully Japanese atmosphere. Located in NARAMACHI area with the townscape from ancient times. Walking distance to Nara Park, Great Buddha statue and five other World Heritage sites. 8 minutes by bus from Nara station (15 minutes on foot).HARUYA Naramachi | Nara
100 years old typical Japanese wooden architecture provide accommodations with traditional atmosphere. As a place for the exchange study abroad, group travel, or with young child, we wish to offer travelers an opportunity to meet Japanese culture and exchange cultural experiences. After check-in, visitors could spend free time in the entire building without a curfew.Whole House Rental | ALL HARUYA