[Limited period offer] Azuki Gayu – Azuki Rice Porridge

[Limited period offer] Azuki Gayu – Azuki Rice Porridge

Azuki Gayu ‘Azuki’ means ‘red beans’, and ‘Gayu’ means ‘rice porridge’ in Japanese language. So ‘Azuki Gayu’ means ‘Japanese red bean rice porridge’. Azuki beans are used as red rice in celebration. Red color of Azuki beans has been said to have the power of amulet. From the winter solstice the power of the sun […]

Sansha Takusen

Sansha Takusen

HARUYA Higashiyama 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 […]

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

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

  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 […]

Susuharai, Japanese way of clean up

Susuharai, Japanese way of clean up

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]