In the heart of central Kyoto lies a bold machiya with a special dark grey ‘shikkui’ earthen exterior. Enter through the deep purple ‘noren’ curtain to discover an elegant, and innovative centuries-old machiya.
“Shikoku-an” features many traditional architectural elements, such as ‘tatami’ straw mat rooms, “shoji’ paper sliding doors, clay walls and more. The second floor showcases high, exposed wooden ceilings, while the dark walls add a sense of modernity to the space.
Stay at this beautifully renovated house to experience and uncover a different side of this historical city.