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[Touch NIPPON Tourism]A day starting with the morning shrine ceremony

[Touch NIPPON Tourism]A day starting with the morning shrine ceremony

2019-11-05

Touch NIPPON Tourism Invitation to the Monthly Shrine Ceremony Heian Jingu Shrine is widely revered as a general shrine of Kyoto citizens. The HARUYA staff will guide you to the monthly ceremony on the 1st and 15th of each month. A day starting from the morning shrine ceremony AYA HIGUCHI (HARUYA Higashiyama) The morning shrine […]

Do you know “Kotatsu”? If not, why don’t you try?

Do you know “Kotatsu”? If not, why don’t you try?

2019-11-02

  Kotatsu with Japanese rooms   At HARUYA, 100 years traditional architectures in Kyoto and Nara, the Japanese winter symbol “Kotatsu” appears in all Japanese rooms expect bunk bed types. The presence or absence of “Kotatsu” can be confirmed in the room photo of our official web site. HARUYA Higashiyama 100 years Japanese architecture called […]

[Touch NIPPON Tourism]Beginning with a greeting, Worship at Mount Atago

[Touch NIPPON Tourism]Beginning with a greeting, Worship at Mount Atago

2019-10-30

Touch NIPPON Tourism Invitation to Atago Shrine An old man said “Fire needs modesty.” HARUYA staff show you to the classic kitchens in Kyoto.     Beginning with a greeting, Worship at Mount Atago KEIJIRO UEOKA (HARUYA Umekoji) 「Onoboriyasu」「Okudariyasu」 Atago mountain, in Kyoto City. Since ancient times, it has been said that there is a […]

Early morning walk, Nara’s feature ‘Deer Gathering’

Early morning walk, Nara’s feature ‘Deer Gathering’

2019-10-27

    Nara morning charm Morning time only staying guests can visit. For a limited time, we can enjoy every morning, Nara’s unique “Shiageri” tradition since 100 years ago, the Meiji Era.       Nara’s feature deer   We can visit from ‘HARUYA Naramachi’ on foot, and many people say “Oh, I’m glad to […]

Making of “HARUYA Morning Porridge” Harvesting section ②

Making of “HARUYA Morning Porridge” Harvesting section ②

2019-10-13

  Making of “HARUYA Morning Porridge” Harvesting section ②   100 years Japanese traditional architecture, HARUYA offers the opportunity to be familiar with Japanese culture through Japanese staple foods ‘rice’. Delivered from HARUYA own rice field, with salt for Ise Jingu, tasting grace of rich four seasons of Japan, HARUYA Morning Porridge is for you. […]

“Touch NIPPON Tourism”, Morning Worship to shrine

“Touch NIPPON Tourism”, Morning Worship to shrine

2019-10-05

  Early morning visit to the monthly festival   “Touch NIPPON Tourism in Nara” is an opportunity we can visit Nara’s fascinating traditional culture from the 120-year-old architecture “HARUYA Naramachi”. On the 1st and 15th of every month, we worship with guests at the “Monthly Festival” held at the local shrine. In Kyoto, we will […]

Susuharai, Japanese way of clean up

Susuharai, Japanese way of clean up

2019-09-18

  Susuharai, Japanese way of clean up   Pillars and piers that glow black when wiped carefully. For example, there is a “wipe ceremony” that wipes out Buddhist scripture’s dust once a year. For example, the shrine is cleaned every morning. HARUYA would like the guests to see a beautifully polished 100 years architecture. Clean […]

HARUYA Morning Porridge ‘Cha Gayu’

HARUYA Morning Porridge ‘Cha Gayu’

2019-09-13

  HARUYA Morning Porridge ‘Cha Gayu’   100 years Japanese traditional architecture, HARUYA offers the opportunity to be familiar with Japanese culture through Japanese staple foods ‘rice’. Delivered from HARUYA own rice field, with salt for Ise Jingu, tasting grace of rich four seasons of Japan, HARUYA Morning Porridge is for you. Other articles on […]

Traveling to “Kojiki” world, Kamigamo Shrine

Traveling to “Kojiki” world, Kamigamo Shrine

2019-09-10

  Kamigamo Shrine   100 years Japanese traditional architectures, HARUYA are proposing a journey on the theme of “Kojiki” book, Japan mytholozy. Kamigamo Shrine, a historical shrine that has been around for thousands of years in Kyoto. Many events are held throughout the year, such as the “Aoi Matsuri”, one of the three major festivals […]

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.

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日本最多の国宝を有する2つの国際都市、京都と奈良。それぞれに佇む、趣きの異なる[はる家]の町家。

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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.

HARUYA Higashiyama | Kyoto

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.

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HARUYA Higashiyama | Kyoto
HARUYA Umekoji | Kyoto

4 different tastes of 100 years architecture, “HARUYA Umekoji” 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.

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HARUYA Umekoji | Kyoto
HARUYA Naramachi | Nara

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).

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HARUYA Naramachi | Nara
Whole House Rental | ALL HARUYA

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.

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Whole House Rental | ALL HARUYA