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!
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.