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Machiya or merchant townhouse are somewhat unique to Kyoto. They are generally narrow at the front and extend way back from the street ( because taxes were based on the width of the property in the Edo period, 1603-1867). MACHIYA TOWNHOUSES

Machiya or merchant townhouse are somewhat unique to Kyoto. They are generally narrow at the front and extend way back from the street ( because taxes were based on the width of the property in the Edo period, 1603-1867).

   
KYOTO WALKING MAP

Visitors to the Old Capital have many things that they want to see, so, naturally, they have to choose carefully.To have a really relaxing time, plan a little, and then have fun. It is the smart way to go!

   
Kyoto Through
the Eyes of a Foreigner
Different Ways of seeing Japan

We feature Kyoto art works by Olivier Martin, a French cartoonist, who just started living in Kyoto.


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