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We are proposing a journey on the theme of Kojiki at “HARUYA” which provides traditional Japanese “good stuff” that lives in a 100-year-old Japanese architecture, called Machiya. Design and living of Machiya where Japanese traditional culture which gained high evaluation not only in Japan but also in the world was condensed. Following that roots mostly […]
In “HARUYA Umekouji” where 4 different tastes of 100 years Machiya architecture are next to each other, we hold an opportunity to do Sutras of Buddhism at the residence time after having taken enough time for sightseeing. One letter of a sutra is said to have the same meaning as carving a Buddha, not writing […]
The 100 years Japanese traditional architecture guesthouse “HARUYA” proposes “Making Japanese sweets” based on the history of Kyoto. In the oldest Japanese Geisha district in Japan, called ‘Kamishichiken’ at a nationwide famous well-known Japanese confectionery shop, we can have a lecture directly from a Japanese sweet craftworker, and can enjoy it with Matcha, green tea. […]
Serving Kyoto vegetable buffet from morning delivered every morning from the contract farmer, it is only 500 yen, it also has a soft drink bar, we can enjoy 365 days. “HARUYA Umekouji” 1 minute on foot. Offered only organic / pesticide-free or reduced pesticide vegetables delivered every morning from contract farmers. Non-synthetic coloring, non-preservatives, non-artificial […]
A hundred years Machiya guest house ‘HARUYA Umekouji’ will hold a party for the guest to have ‘Nanakusagayu’ served for a limited time only from January 7th to 10th in 2019. Origin of Nanakusa porridge It is a custom that seven kinds of typical winter vegetables in early spring are made porridge. Each of the […]
Japanese traditional annual event called “Kakizome”, the first writing of the year. As the New Year celebrates, we write poetry words or wishes and pray for improvement of writing skill. Enshrined as a scholarly “Kami” of Kitanotenmangu, Sugawara Michizane, was admired for good writing skill named “Sansei” along with Sagatennou and Onono Doufu. On January […]
Soon, it is a New Year. Next year’s zodiac is a boar. Many people who can not wait for the New Year have already come to visit the Goou Jinjya Shrine in Kyoto. The shrine is for Wakino Kiyomaro. There is a famous anecdote that Kiyomaro protected the emperor from Doukyou without hesitation in the […]
“Today, thank you very much for choosing” HARUYA “from among many accommodation facilities. Please relax after a moment at our inn. HARUYA all staff ” A customer who is very much appreciated said “It is only you, Mr. Kobayashi, not ‘all staff’.”, Of course, in the sense of cheering messages, when the number of HARUYA […]
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.
15 minutes by subway from Kyoto station. More than 100 years old townhouse. Located at Kyoto Higashiyama area, more than 12 million people visit in a year, it is within walking distance to the popular sight seen spots such as Kiyomizu Temple, Gion and Main shopping district. 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 Machiya architecture are next to each other. 8 minutes by bus (15 minutes walk) from Kyoto station. Walking distance to two world heritage sites (Toji, Nishihonganji). One way bus stop to major tourist attractions such as Kiyomizudera, Gion, Kinkakuji etc. Long-established Kyoto style such as Japanese garden, lattice, round window, edge side are carefully inherited.HARUYA Umekouji | Kyoto
More than 120 years of the village headman residence. Japanese garden, family bath, guest room with traditional Japanese houses have fully Japanese atmosphere. Located in NARAMACHI area with the townscape from ancient times. Walking distance to Deer 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