Ajiro Tenjo (Wickerwork Ceiling)

−The ajiro ceiling is made by weaving together strips of cedar−

The ceilings are yet another unforgettable mark of craftsmanship in the Kyomachiya. The patterns of the weave differ depending on the room and its purpose. At you’ll find saobuchi (flat wood supported by narrow beams) ceilings in rooms where there is tatami flooring like the oku-no-ma (innermost room in a building), ajiro ceilings made of woven cedar, ceilings made of gama (reedmace), and hagi (bush clover) ceilings. Don’t forget to take a look up when exploring during your stay.

Other Details in the Design

There are many other ways in which Kyomachiya Luck You Horikawa Gojo carries on the traditions of Kyomachiya design. Here, we’ll be introducing some of those characteristics.

A Message from

The Architect

−<Luck You> had our architectural designs done by Uchida Yasuhiro, an architect well-versed in Kyomachiya design.−

The faithful reproduction of the old Kyomachiya townhouse was made possible because of his expertise. Accordingly, we were able to realize our vision of combining an age-old tradition in craftsmanship with modern amenities. We hope you have a memorable experience immersed in the fine-tuned details of Mr. Uchida’s design.

Luck You Horikawa Gojo

The Amenities

Once you step past the “noren” and into the lobby and your room, you’ll find an interior design interspersed with traditional “Kyohanga” (Kyoto woodblock prints) and zabuton (sitting cushions) designed by “Rakuchu Takaokaya”, a zabuton manufacturer with a history spanning 90 years. The soft, warm lighting throughout the interior comes from lanterns built by “Miura Shomei”, a manufacturer that has been in the business for a little over 100 years. We put a great deal of care into designing the interior so our guests have an immediate way to interact with Kyoto culture. Air conditioning is also provided in every room to ensure the comfort of your stay. There’s also floor heating in every room and in the lobby on the first floor to keep the place warm even during the winter.