Buddha’s birthday festival

Buddha’s birthday festival

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 […]

Straw craft work

Straw craft work

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 […]

Kotatsu | HARUYA Umekouji

Kotatsu | HARUYA Umekouji

At 4 different tastes of 100 years Machiya architecture, “HARUYA Umekouji”, the Japanese winter symbol “Kotatsu” appears in the guest room. We also serve the “orange” standardized to the Kotatsu. The presence or absence of “Kotatsu” can be confirmed in the room photo of our official web site. Japanese view of nature “warming up” The […]

Kotatsu | HARUYA Naramachi

Kotatsu | HARUYA Naramachi

At the 120 years of the village headman residence, “HARUYA Naramachi”, the Japanese winter symbol “Kotatsu” appears in the guest room. We also serve the “Orange” standardized to the Kotatsu. The presence or absence of “Kotatsu” can be confirmed in the room photo of our official web site. Japanese view of nature “warming up” The […]

Shimogamo Shrine “Nagashi Bina”

Shimogamo Shrine “Nagashi Bina”

In “HARUYA Umekouji”, four different tastes of Machiya architecture, “Nagashi Bina” decoration with World Heritage “Shimogamo Shrine” style will appear in accordance with the season of “Hina Matsuri”. The rustic and dignified prototype of the “Hina Matsuri” invites us to the sacred and immersive world of the historical Japan. Traditional event “Nagashi Bina” held on March […]

Setsubun “Peach” Decoration related to Kojiki

Setsubun “Peach” Decoration related to Kojiki

At 120 years residence of Nara “HARUYA Naramachi”, we will carry out “peach” decoration according to the season of Setsubun. The tradition of throwing dried soy beans related to the Japanese old tale “Momotaro” and the “Izanagi Shrine” in Awaji Island. “Izanagi No Mikoto” who was pursued by “Izanami No Mikoto” threw peach to escape […]

Mallet of luck

Mallet of luck

I00 years Japanese architecture, Machiya ‘HARUYA Umekouji’ holds “Mallet of luck” decorating in accordance with the season of Setsubun. Mallet of luck is appeared in the famous Japanese old tale “Inch Boy” written about 700 years ago. If we pray our wishes and shake it, we are supposed to see things as we wish. We […]

Sutras in Machiya Stay

Sutras in Machiya Stay

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 […]