Best Machiya Houses in Kyoto
What is a Machiya House?
Machiya are traditional long wooden townhouses with narrow street frontage. In Kyoto they also use the name Kyomachiya. Many of those houses are older than 100 years. For tourists there is no better way to explore the old history and traditions of Kyoto with an overnight stay in a Machiya house. Many buildings are still used by residents of Kyoto, but more and more buildings are turned into shops, hotels and restaurants.