“Manyo” Book Corner Opening

“Manyo” Book Corner Opening

At 4 different tastes of 100 years architecture, “HARUYA Umekouji”, and at 120 years of the village headman residence, “HARUYA Naramachi”, commemorating the new era / Laiwa, the Manyo Book Corner have opened. A collection of recommended books from “Manyoshu”, ranging from introductory manga books to commentaries on great songs. On this occasion, we hope the guests enjoy “Manyoshu”. […]

Seedling section of How to make “HARUYA Morning Porridge”.

Seedling section of How to make “HARUYA Morning Porridge”.

Japan’s rice-making is more than just taking a large amount of food. In HARUYA, we are starting to make rice from seeds in own rice fields. We can have the morning porridge at [HARUYA Umekoji], 4 different tastes of 100 years architecture in Kyoto. Touch the Earth Treat humans as humans. There have been no […]

Kenhyo-Sai Festival

Kenhyo-Sai Festival

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 […]

HARUYA Morning Porridge

HARUYA Morning Porridge

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 […]

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 […]

Grave of Ono Yasumaro

Grave of Ono Yasumaro

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 […]

Tamukeyama Hachimangu “Hina Nigyo”

Tamukeyama Hachimangu “Hina Nigyo”

At “HARUYA Naramachi”, 120 years Machiya architecture, the dolls of “Setsubun” appeared, according to the season of the Hina Maturi, dolls’ Festival. Dolls made of Tamukeyama Hachimangu shrine, famous for the “Hyakunin Issyu”, invite us to the rustic and modest world that Japanese have nurtured for a long time. Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine, between “Nigatudo” known […]

Kojiki Trip | Kashihara Jingu

Kojiki Trip | Kashihara Jingu

Japan, the oldest country in the world. At the place of the founding of the country, “Kashihara Jingu” in Nara, the “Kigensai Festival” is held on the day of the national memorial day on February 11 every year. There are thousands of attendees from all over the country. One way train access from “HARUYA Naramachi”, […]

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 […]

Azuki porridge

Azuki porridge

100 years Japanese architecture, Machiya ‘HARUYA Umekouji’ will hold a party for the guest with ‘Azuki porridge’ served for a limited time only from January 24th. “The boughs that bear most hang lowest.” As well as being a staple food of Japanese people, rice is familiar with symbolizing Japanese spirituality, such as Japanese alias “Mizuho […]

Kojiki Trip | Takachiho

Kojiki Trip | Takachiho

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 […]

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 […]

Miyako Yasai Kamo

Miyako Yasai Kamo

Posted by はる家 on 2019-01-09 in HARUYA

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 […]

Nanakusa porridge

Nanakusa porridge

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 […]

Winter solstice

Winter solstice

Posted by はる家 on 2018-12-22 in HARUYA

[Season’s hot bath] Winter solstice, the day becomes the shortest in one year. In Japan, there is a habit of having “Yuzu-Yu (Japanese citron hot bath)” on the day of the winter solstice, so as not to catch colds. A strong aroma of “Yuzu” is said to purify mind and body, exhaling evil. Also, as […]