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“Onmatsuri” which continues without interruption for more than 880 years since it began in 1136. ■Why is it called “Onmatsuri”? If you think about it, it is like a funny story because in Japanese language “Onmatsuri” means only saying “festival” without saying “~ festival”, but because its long history, famous and representativity, it has been […]
In order to recommend it to people, first of all from ourselves. A classical study group regularly held by HARUYA. The theme of this time was “Monk! No! (In Japanese words ‘Bouzu Mekuri’”. There are many people who have never “Monk! No!”, so first, “Let’s do it!” Activities we can experience at HARUYA” will use […]
The autumn leaves season is over, and there are still days until New Year’s Day. Although it seems to be thought at a time when there are few attractions, Arashiyama lighted up shows a spectacular scenery that is different from the time of autumnal leaves. To Arashiyama station where we can enjoy the illumination, we […]
Jyurin-In Monk Ceremony HARUYA Selection Every morning, Monk Ceremony can be experienced for free at Nara’s most famous temple, National Treasures / Jyurin-In. “I am interested, but I do not have much time” “I wonder if I can do it for the first time …” We can feel free to experience it. 【Reliable for beginners】 […]
【HARUYA Official Web Site Update】 With the story of the difference between Japanese language ‘林 (Hayashi)’ and ‘森 (Mori)’ for ‘Forest’, we updated the Japanese philosophy towards nature. 「Kasuga Mountain Worship」 Kasuga Mountain Worship Lush nature and stone Buddhas of the Heian era. World heritage · Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest. A 2 hour to 3 […]
In Japanese language, there is a beautiful word “雪化粧(Yuki Geshou)” which means “snow makeup”. It looks different, just as snow is piled up. Besides the famous the Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji snowy landscape, we also recommend walking around Kamogawa river. Snow is piled up in Kyoto about 10 days in a year. Even if it is […]
It is a famous temple of Zen sect, representative of Kyoto · Myoshinji Temple. “Tourinin” is in the premises where we can calmly and quietly spend. Commonly known as “Temple of SARASOUJYU”. In June, the white flower that was declared in the Heike story is blooming in the garden. We can enjoy the new year’s […]
“SONI plateau” which has been loved for many years as a scene of the fall of Nara. Walking around the field of autumn awakens is crowded with many people regardless of family, couples, trip alone. The walking path along the ridge is divided into elementary, intermediate and advanced classes, and you can choose the course […]
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 “like Japan” but “the 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 have a good 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, you can walk along the small river and enjoy a pleasant stroll.HARUYA Higashiyama | Kyoto
4 MACHIYA Architectures with 100 years of history. Each of the four different MACHIYA have traditional Kyoto style. Close to 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. 8 minutes by bus from Kyoto Station (15 minutes on foot).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