Are you planning a vacation in Japan? Well, that’s great! This beautiful island is home to imperial palaces, thousands of shrines, mountainous national parks and temples and must be on your bucket list. These are what most people want to see if they visit Japan. However, you will definitely miss a lot of things if you don’t experience the unique culture of Japan including Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond. Not to mention the historical machiya that are sure to make your heads turn.
So what exactly is this machiya?
Machiya are wooden townhouses that are unlike modern Japanese houses. These houses have long interior and a narrow entrance. Once these were the residences as well as the workplaces of wealthy merchants. However, since are end of World War II, they have been disappearing as it has become difficult for them to bear the expensive maintenance.
You can always have a tour of Kyoto’s machiya and gape in awe. Also, you can experience the cultural programs and activities that these tours to machiya offer. Such as –
You are surely going to adore the Japanese way of arranging flowers. In the flower arranging class, you will get to learn the differences between the western way of arranging flowers and the Japanese style.
Dressing up in kimono
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Here, you can see other Kyoto experiences, too.