What to think of when you think about Kyoto is the
beautiful and traditional landscape of the
long seres of the hipped roofs
of the Japanese style wooden houses
But the traditional Japanese wooden houses
called "Kyo Machiya"
is facing the crisis of vanishment
in the wave of modernization through Showa
and Heisei era
Sometimes to the concrete building structures
Sometimes abandoned and wheathered
Sometimes simply destroyed to the plane ground
Many Kyo Machiya houses have been vanishing
It is not easy to keep paying the costs of maintenance of Kyo Machiya
It is not easy to tolerate living in the inconvenient traditional wooden houses
built over 100 years ago
For many reasons,
It is not easy to maintain Kyo Machiya for individuals and companies
Seeing this situation over years
I started thinking that if there is anything I can do to help to maintain Kyo Machiya
and to save the traditional Kyoto landscape
I decided to found my own company Risshisha to pursue my goal
But how can we utilize Kyo Machiya in our modern life more
in stead of just keeping them in our old nostalgic memories?
I thought of transforming Kyo Machiya to Hotel
Without much changing their original external look
Reformed their interior brand new utilizing the modern technology
Possible to stay in the traditional Kyo Machiya
with the modern comfortability as
beautiful interior look, modern bath, toilet, kitchen, air conditioning and
even the the floor heating system during the winter
4 of our hotels have been made to dog friendly so
you can enjoy traveling Kyoto with your precious family member dog
We are looking forward to meeting you.
We truly wish you enjoy our Kyo Machiya hotels.
"Why Kyoto's Traditional Homes Are Going EXTINCT"
Risshisha's machiya was featured on Youtube's Abroad in Japan channel on the topic of why Kyoto's traditional machiya are in danger of extinction.
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"Traditional Homes In Kyoto,Japan"
The historic Risshisha townhouse and the Kyoto cuisine we offer were featured on the Shamob Dmitry channel on Youtube.
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Risshisha was featured in tour guide "On the Trip" which JAL suggested.
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The elegant scenery of Kyoto is full of famous locations that have been restored and treasured over the generations. Many places will make you feel like you’ve traveled back to the Edo period. A lot of Kyoto’s charms are best experienced on foot. Visitors to this city are welcomed by a traditional townscape. Let’s go for a walk in Kyoto.
New Hotel 「WeBase Kyoto」has opened
New Hotel 「Tawara-An」has opened
Introduced at Breeder Navi Website.
Risshihsa Contribution to society (Part 2)~Supporting the youth artist ~
Hasegawa Sakae Tea House
Shimogamo secondhand book fair
Shimogamo Shrine "Kasakake ritual"