Kyo no Ondokoro GOKOMACHI-EBISUGAWA No.3
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Ondokoro. As development continue+R3s to erode aesthetics, Kyo-no-Ondokoro considers it essential to protect the beauty of old Kyoto so that future generations of locals and visitors can enjoy and appreciate what amounts to living history. The city’s traditional Kyo-machiya townhouses come alive through the hard work and focus of the Wacoal Corporation. In 2018, inspired by a belief in the power of architectural beauty to reinvigorate history, Wacoal Corporation started the “Kyo no Ondokoro” project. The philosophy of the project is to preserve Kyoto’s traditions while bringing things to light for modern tastes. Kyomachiya homes are the focus. Building a cooperative community of these classic buildings. Renovating their interiors so that there is a seamless blend of the best of tradition and the best of modernity. Interior design that is mood enhancing: Simple, understated, characteristically refined. The exterior of each property is burnished and unchanged while the interior retains typical features, such as traditional pillars and roof beams. Remarkably, Wacoal rents each Kyomachiya house from its owner, and after it has been managed as a rental property to guests for ten to 15 years, the houses are to be returned to their respective owners, completely renovated and preserved. This is history in the making. Overall, a unique collaboration between travelers seeking authenticity and locals in Kyoto who want to see their homes and city maintain dignity in the future.
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OverviewROOMS 1 private villaCHECK-IN / CHECK–OUT 10am - 5pm / 11 amPRICES One rooms with 2people from 48,000 JPYSETTING DINING none
From Kyoto Station [Taxi] Approximately 10 minutes - 10 mins walk from the station of "Marutamachi"