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 […]

The ume blossom festival

The ume blossom festival

The ume blossom festival on February 25 has a tea ceremony where the geiko and maiko of Kamishichiken come to serve matcha and sweets. The Bai-en (ume garden) is open to the public, and Also, on the 25th of each month, there is a street market called “Tenjin-san’s Festival” that is held within the shrine […]

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 […]

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 […]

Todaiji “Omizutori”

Todaiji “Omizutori”

Todaiji Temple “Omizutori” that we can go out on foot from “HARUYA Naramachi”, 120 years Machiya architecture counts the 1268th year of this year (2019). We can visit after sightseeing the famous Nara Great Buddha and lovely deer at Nara park. “Omizutori” began in 752, and continued without discontinuation during 1268 years to 2019. On […]

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”, […]

Illumination event “Rurie”

Illumination event “Rurie”

At Nara Park, walking distance from the 120 years Machiya architecture “HARUYA Naramachi”, the Illumination event “Rurie” has held in limited period from February 8th to 14th. 426 thousand people visited last year. The scenic sites representing Nara, such as Kusuga Taisha Shrine, Kofukuji, Todaiji and Nara Park come to fantastic light path. Walking on […]

Deer Gathering

Deer Gathering

At the Nara Park, walking distance from the 120 years village headman residence, “HARUYA Naramachi”, we can see Nara’s specialty “Deer Gathering” which has been held since 1892 for a limited time period from February 9th to March 13th, 2019. When “Nara’s deer affair society” begins to blow a horn, many deer gather from 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 […]

Wakakusa Yamayaki

Wakakusa Yamayaki

At “Nara park” walking distance from the 120 years Japanese traditional architecture “HARUYA Naramachi”, “Wakakusa Yamayaki” is held on the 4th Saturday of January every year. 100,000 people visit in a day. On the day of the Yamayaki, in addition to the free public (Under Photo: “Deer Rice Cracker”) to climb Mount Wakakusa before the […]

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 […]

Japanese Sweets

Japanese Sweets

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. […]

Miyako Yasai Kamo

Miyako Yasai Kamo

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 […]