Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kyoto Machiya - 1

Machiya Path - Kyoto  2016

Machiya Entry - Kyoto  2016

We stayed at a "machiya" in Kyoto. To be honest, it wasn't our first choice: for some reason all the hotels that we wanted had been booked far in advance. Don't know why. Anyway, an article in the New York Times made the idea of staying in a machiya sound interesting.

Per Wikipedia: Machiya (町屋/町家) are traditional wooden townhouses found throughout Japan and typified in the historical capital of Kyoto.

Sleeping quarters were upstairs on tatami mats. The stairs were pretty steep and slippery, requiring an abundance of caution.

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