Kyoto is a city home to art, history, and culture. A convergence of the distinct Kyoto-esque culture, historical architecture, and unique townscape - this city itself is beautiful piece of art worth exploring.
And within this townscape is where THE MACHIYA KAZAHAYA lies. A traditional space that captures the city’s essence, aesthetics, and spirited motion. A space for travelers to find the inspiration in the art of living Kyoto.
Rooms feature art that combines classic Japanese motifs and buoyant geometric shapes. Delicate flower patterns overlaying a vibrant indigo blue is a modern take on the age-old aizome dyeing craft. Waves of green and gold combined with graphic shapes seem modern at first glance, but in fact evoke images of the tiled Japanese sayagata pattern.
Along with original wooden beams, traditional Japanese architecture, modern facilities and more, this is the perfect balance between tradition and modernity - an embodiment of Kyoto-personified.
Light fixtures reminiscent of tea ceremony utensils, a tsuboniwa garden, and original woodwork and architecture. The lounge is a blend of old and new, antiquity and modernity, and of conversations and quiet zen. Converse with fellow travelers about your travel plans, take a look at curious artifacts, flip through books on zen gardens, art and more.
The central Shijo district - home to “the moving art museum”, Kyoto’s biggest summer festival, Gion Matsuri. Atmospheric alleyways down every street, izakaya restaurants frequented by locals, modern cafes, lanes filled with antiques, vintage wear, and stylish eateries. Shijo district can be found at the center of the latest trends, and the beginning of traditions and history.